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PUBLISHED WORKS:  presently available on Etsy.com under the name of UniVersesCanada but mailing only to Canada (except for special requests). https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/UniVersesCanada?ref=search_shop_redirect

HAIGA: A Day In Halifax (24p); A Tour Of Ashby Lake (24p); Ageless Youth (24p); As Night Falls (24p); Banff (24p); Boardwalk (24p); Bridging The Gap (40p); Butterfly Kisses (24p); Butterfly Wings (66p); Chasing Dreams (40p); Day In The Park (24p); I Love Lilacs (94p);  I Remember The Poppies (46p); Inner Peace (24p); Lilacs (24p,40p); Lily of the Valley (48p); Meadows (74p); Retro (24p); Spring Comes (24p); Sundown At Ashby Lake (24p); Sunrise At Ashby Lake (24p); Poppies (24p); Thru A Child's Eye (24p); Weeping (24p); Weeping Willows (48p); Wild Roses (24p,40p,100p).

HAIBUN/PHOTOS: Ancestral Voices (80p); Primitive (24p).

POEM/PHOTOS: A Day In Sarnia (24p); A Mother'sHeart (40p); Across The Line (24p); After the Rain (64p); Afternoon At Pink Lake (24p); Bliss (24p); By Water's Edge (44p); Carpe Diem (24p); Diving In (24p,46p); Fall Fiesta (74p); Flying DownThe Highway (24p); Given Wings (24p); Going West (24p); Good Morning Sunshine (24p); Hanging Out (24p); Hello Butterfly (24p); I Dreamt (24p); I Wonder (24p); If Only (24p); In A Wink (24p); Lessons Learned From Cat Sitting (22p); Merrickville (24p); Montreal Under Clouds (24p); New World (24p); New Year (24p); Outside My Window (46p); Peonies (24p); Rainy Mondays (24p); Rendezvous At Sundown (24p); Rolling Clouds (24p); Sunrise Meditation (24p,48p); Table For One (24p); The Road To My Father’s House (72p); Thru The Lens At Ashby Lake (24p); Waterlilies (24p); Waterlily Garden (42p); Wealth (24p); Winter Calm (76p); Zen Garden (24p); Zen Moments (24p).

MINI ANTHOLOGY/PHOTOS : A Child's World (24p); A Simple Man (24p); Always With Me (24p); Bygone Days Of Summer (24p); Caffeine Infusion (24p); Can't Imagine (24p); Censored (24p); Clouds Meander (24p); Covid 2020 (24p); Dark Clouds (24p); Gatekeeper (24p); Namaste (24p); Ribbons & Clouds (62p); Seeking Peace Of Mind (24p); Snow White (24p); Sunlit Ripples (24p); Sunsetting Whispers (24p); The Power Of Two (24p).

POEM/SKETCHES : Flash Memory Therapy (32p,92p); Play.Enjoy.Relax.Create. (24p); THE STORY OF DENNIS in four tomes (biographical prose/sketches 50/48/44/54p). 

WORKING ON :  Anthology/Tips for Budding Poets (poetry); website OttawaPoetry.com

ABOUT ME : Late babyboomer Canadian born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, and raised in Northern Ontario. Fell in love with Ottawa where I received my B.A. with a major in french literature. Still living in Ottawa, I'm finding out that oncoming golden years offer a very rich perspective on life and beauty. 

The themes of my poetry are found in everyday life. I write mostly free verse but I'm also a member of Haiku Canada and have had haiku published in various anthologies.

Please visit often my growing collection of poems and I hope you find many will resonate with you. I'd love to hear your comments.

By the way, my name is pronounced Lynn, and my avatar is an ink painting I created on rice paper years ago. The symbol means PLAY - something I have finally learned to do in later years and poetry is definitely my favourite form of play.

 

MY 20 MOST DEFINING POEMS :

BIOGRAPHICAL :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_am_1247728

I Am - unveils the true me

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/armand_1934-2001_1159342  

Armand (1934-2001) – tribute to my father, a significant role model in my formative years

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/flash_memory_therapy_1006627  

Flash Memory Therapy – this was an innovative idea I had so I sketched over 400 sketches of my memories

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/how_could_i_not_remember_944854   

How Could I Not Remember – tribute to my grand-mother, the first true love of my life

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_fondest_wishes_as_a_child_1038735   

My Fondest Wishes As A Child – the innocent years before any of the disappointments of life

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/paradigm_shift_932565  

Paradigm Shift – this is about an important life transforming moment in my life

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/welcome_to_my_avatar_1106649  

Welcome to My Avatar – I was packing up my brushes disappointed and said I'll try one more ~ my avatar is the result of not giving up

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/what_i_remember_most_1164514  

What I Remember Most – tribute to my mother, my role model in so many ways during my most impressionable years

FANTASY :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/photography_meraki_967433  

Photography Meraki – I let my whimsy loose to have fun expressing my passion for photography

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_elephant_and_the_ant_996862  

The Elephant and the Ant – my personal whimsical favorite that combines my love for monorhymes and children’s literature

GRIEF :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/bagpipes_wail_1135902  

Bagpipes Wail – picturing my own funeral ~ bagpipes make me very emotional

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/mooney_1022865  

Mooney – my warmest bonding moment ever with a pet

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_c_bomb_1055797  

The C Bomb – about my husband being diagnosed with cancer

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_caterpillar_who_refused_to_die_1070901  

The Caterpillar Who Refused To Die – this is me not seeing the big picture, not realizing I am meant to become a butterfly

NATURE :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/land_of_mine_1053797  

Land Of Mine – I felt very patriotic while writing this poem

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_road_to_my_fathers_house_1171466  

The Road To My Father’s House – driving 'home' to visit, I always felt an awesome closeness to the countryside my father was deeply connected to

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/waterlily_alley_985984  

Waterlily Alley – this poem marries my passion for whimsy, nature, canoeing and waterlilies

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/whale_songs_946382  

Whale Songs – expresses my deep spiritual affinity to these gentle giants

ZEN :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/borrowed_bits_of_spirituality_998634  

Borrowed Bits Of Spirituality – my heart is in this piece

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/sunrise_meditation_1114372  

Sunrise Meditation – it felt surreal to dream up the only meditation piece in my portfolio

TIME :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/slipping_away_1150248  

Slipping Away – it’s an A to Z look at myself


And now I learn to be a widow ~

Blog Posted:11/17/2020 8:30:00 PM

Dear PS family,

On Monday, November 16th my husband Dennis passed away peacefully at home lovingly surrounded by family.

Dennis had a lust for life and did not let go without a fight. He is now in a better place ~ Everything happened as best it could. Quick and painless.

The last two weeks have been surreal in so many ways. I’m going to hibernate through the winter months in order to process the shock of my loss.

Life is short and it’s ever so precious.

The special friendships I have made here at PoetrySoup mean a lot to me ~

With much appreciation,

Line xx

Sometimes love is not enough

He loved his grandpa with all his heart

All the hugs in the world

Could not heal him

How we dreaded the time when

Memories would be all that’s left

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Date: 11/27/2020 12:58:00 PM
How are you doing today, Line? I need to soupmail you something.
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Date: 11/28/2020 6:25:00 PM
We had the memorial service this afternoon by the river. It was a lovely location, windy and cold but the sun came out in the end. You had to be bundled well for sure. I feel surprisingly calm tonight. Probably because it went really well. It was wonderful that we were able to hook up my mother and many invitees to participate by zoom. Hooray for technology when it works. It was a wonderful tribute and sendoff. I opened it up by reading a little speech I had written. Dennis' daughter spoke. We had a reader read a list of all the wishes of condolences that had come in. Now I have the urn at home right where it belongs. Together again.
Date: 11/27/2020 10:42:00 AM
It seems I am always late when it comes to hearing about sad events such as yours, Line, and of course, ironically, I never know how to put my sorrow in to words. I wish for you that your memories increasingly help you to smile through your tears, and someday ease your pain.
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Date: 11/28/2020 6:28:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind and most appreciated words, James.
Date: 11/24/2020 2:23:00 AM
Sad to know this Line...But there is time to heal..You will be fine in God's time...Just keep hoping and believing.. God bless you always..
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Date: 11/24/2020 9:56:00 AM
Thanks for your lovely message, JCB ~
Date: 11/24/2020 1:42:00 AM
I am so truly sorry, Line, and my heart aches for you ... may he be carried tenderly on angels' wings to the next adventure, and may the passing of time bring understanding and peace. I have learned to embrace grief over the last couple of years, (having lost my father, a best friend, mother-in-law, cousin - all at the end of October), and see it as it truly is - a very important part of love ... a payment, yes, but also the very proof of how deeply we loved. I no longer fear it as I did, but it has not made it any easier. Sending you many poetic hugs of empathy and understanding, and a shoulder, should you ever need it. :-( <3
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Date: 11/24/2020 9:58:00 AM
Thank you so much, Gregory. I'm so sorry for your year of loss ~ Hugs going out your way
Date: 11/23/2020 12:39:00 PM
I’m sorry for your loss and your pain my friend.
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Date: 11/24/2020 9:58:00 AM
Much appreciated, Mark ~
Date: 11/21/2020 3:44:00 PM
Hello Lin, I hope you were able to get some rest last night. I know it is hard I have been through this. take one day at at time. we will chat later. Bye for now. Your friend. Darlene
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Date: 11/23/2020 9:35:00 AM
Lin, you are welcome. Bye for now. Darlene
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Date: 11/23/2020 6:06:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene ~
Date: 11/21/2020 3:37:00 PM
I’m so sorry for your loss, Line. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.
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Date: 11/23/2020 6:06:00 AM
Thank you, Laura ~
Date: 11/21/2020 3:22:00 PM
My deepest sympathy, dear Line. You are right: Life is short and precious. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless
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Date: 11/23/2020 6:06:00 AM
Much appreciated, Paul ~
Date: 11/21/2020 1:42:00 PM
- When all other words are used up, dear Line - It's not about waiting that the grief should disappear, It's about making room for that grief and fond memories can be found at the same time - My condolences to you and your family -A lovely and touching photo and poem - hugs
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Date: 11/23/2020 6:07:00 AM
Thank you so much, Sunshine ~
Date: 11/21/2020 1:17:00 PM
An eagle has come to rest~ Such a journey it was~ Through the fields and valleys~ Over tree tops and lakes~ Spanning a lifetime~ With the wind at his back~ The family at his side~ It was a very good flight~ With the ever so present~ The twinkles in his eye~ The sunshine in his heart~ His horizons~ Golden as far as he can see~ That touched the family's heart~ Passed on as gifts~ Everso his lasting presence~ To his loved ones~ Line, I join in with others in expressing my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I did write a little extra as it helps me cope with some pain I've been through. I hope everyone here the very best.
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Date: 11/23/2020 6:08:00 AM
Such lovely poetry to come from much pain ~ thank you so much for your lovely message, Connie
Date: 11/21/2020 10:44:00 AM
Dear Line... my thoughts are prayers are with you. I want you to know that you are not alone. Please take care. !
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Date: 11/27/2020 7:23:00 AM
Thank you so much, Heidi. Most appreciated ~
Date: 11/21/2020 8:37:00 AM
oh Line, I am so sorry to read this... my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your husband! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs
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Date: 11/27/2020 7:23:00 AM
Thank you very much, Sandra. Most appreciated ~
Date: 11/21/2020 4:46:00 AM
Line, so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
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Date: 11/27/2020 7:23:00 AM
Thank you very much, Tania.
Date: 11/20/2020 8:26:00 AM
My deepest condolences to you, Line, on the loss of your dear husband. I am praying that your memories and family love will help to support you at this difficult time. Wish there was more I could offer to ease your pain, but know my thoughts are with you. Love, Sandra
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Date: 11/20/2020 10:49:00 AM
Thanks you so much, dear Sandra ~
Date: 11/19/2020 10:56:00 PM
My prayers for you and for your whole family.. Love heals.. the depth of relationships with beautiful souls and warm compassionate hearts brings a lot of peace and contentment.. sweet memories with the beloved who is no longer by our side are rewarding.. May God empower you with strength, endurance and acceptance, dear Line. Once again, my most sincere condolences. May your precious husband rest in peace. Love and hugs.
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Date: 11/20/2020 10:49:00 AM
Thank you so much, Besma. Your kind words mean a lot to me ~
Date: 11/19/2020 8:02:00 PM
I am so sorry Line. I did not see this until today. I am sending you heartfelt love and prayers from Kansas. This is a surreal time, and grief cannot be explained or described, only felt. All I can do is pray so I am. I love you.
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Date: 11/20/2020 10:51:00 AM
Thank you so much, Caren ~ I feel the cheerful energy you are expediting this way and I thank you
Date: 11/19/2020 1:21:00 PM
My condolences, I'm sure your writing will keep his memory burning brightly.
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:04:00 PM
Thank you very much, DW ~
Date: 11/19/2020 8:44:00 AM
May God bless your family with comfort and Grace, Let all that was good in your past light the path to your future...
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:04:00 PM
Thank you so much, Charlie ~
Date: 11/19/2020 6:50:00 AM
My deepest condolences on your loss Line, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time..
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:04:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph. Much appreciated ~
Date: 11/19/2020 3:54:00 AM
I read and commented on your poem, I can never imagine what this feels like, but you are in my thoughts and prayers..
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:04:00 PM
Thank you very much, SO ~ much appreciated
Date: 11/19/2020 2:59:00 AM
It is a great loss to you, I understand from first hand experience. I will not be naïve to say that time heals. It lessens the pain, true, but like me you will never forget, nor wish to. Love is forever My condolences. ~~
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:05:00 PM
Absolutely, love is forever ~ thank you, Victor
Date: 11/19/2020 1:27:00 AM
Really sorry for your loss, Line, may the Lord comfort you during this trying time! He'll always live in your heart and your memories.. Praying for you!
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:05:00 PM
Absolutely, thank you, Jo ~
Date: 11/19/2020 12:55:00 AM
You are in my prayers. God bless you.
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:06:00 PM
Thank you, Beata ~
Date: 11/18/2020 5:31:00 PM
Dear Line, I am so sorry for your loss. Moments and memories live deep within the heart. I completely understand if you need to hibernate for a while. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 11/18/2020 7:07:00 PM
Such a wonderful place to hibernate.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:18:00 PM
I hope to be hibernating right here at PS~
Date: 11/18/2020 4:47:00 PM
You and your family are in my prayers. I pray you find comfort in the embrace of Christ.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:18:00 PM
Thank you so much, Rob~
Date: 11/18/2020 2:43:00 PM
My deepest condolences, Line. My heart aches for your loss, dear friend. Your beloved Dennis will live in your heart, your memories, and your poetry. I'll be praying for peace and comfort to come to you as you mourn his loss. Hugs ~ John
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:18:00 PM
Thank you so much, John. Most appreciated~
Date: 11/18/2020 1:42:00 PM
Sorry for your loss, Line. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:18:00 PM
Thank you very much, Vijay ~
Date: 11/18/2020 1:01:00 PM
You have lived quite a while now with the knowledge of this day coming, and I have always felt bad for you living and knowing this day was coming. Thank goodness you are a strong person , Line. God bless you and keep you strong as you continue on without him now. My sincere condolences. I think this poem and picture are beautiful. What a lovely man he is (and I say "is" because he IS with you even now and waiting for you on the other side, I just know it). You had such a special bond with your husband, Line. A treasure to cling to.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:21:00 PM
Thank you so much, Andrea ~ it's all surreal but yes, he will very much be a part of my everyday and my poetry.
Date: 11/18/2020 12:14:00 PM
Line, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers continue for you and your dear family. ~Mark
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:21:00 PM
Thank you so much, Mark. Most appreciated ~
Date: 11/18/2020 10:12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you dear friend. I am here if you want to talk.Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:22:00 PM
Thanks, Eve. I will need to be officially initiated in the widows' club at some point. Line xx
Date: 11/18/2020 9:52:00 AM
Dear Line, I am so sorry about your loss. My love and condolences to you. Praying for you and your family. Love Chantelle
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:23:00 PM
Thank you so much, Chantelle. The warmth from my PS family is overwhelming.
Date: 11/18/2020 8:36:00 AM
Dearest Line I am here for you my friend please know that ~ such a beautiful photo of Dennis and his grandson. God bless you all. With love Ann xx
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:24:00 PM
Thank you so much, Ann. Most appreciated ~
Date: 11/18/2020 7:53:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss Line, God Bless you and the family. Belle
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:24:00 PM
Thank you very much, Belle.
Date: 11/18/2020 7:31:00 AM
I am saddened by your loss, Line. It is never easy when losing a loved one, especially one who has been a dear companion and friend for many years. Undoubtedly the loss will be felt for some time. Though sadness fills your heart, eventually fond memories will replace that sadness and keep you company, even if with tears. Be well.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:28:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words. In the first few days, all my memories were of the last two weeks and I was worried those memories would override all the other wonderful memories we had over the past fifteen years. Today I started remembering the lighter pre-cancer times.
Date: 11/18/2020 6:20:00 AM
So sad for your loss Line, it is a trying time no doubt, good to take the time to process the loss. Memories were made, now is the time to hold onto them and treasure them. My deepest condolences. RIP Dennis
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:29:00 PM
Thank you so much, John. I like that ~ now is the time to treasure the memories indeed.
Date: 11/18/2020 4:02:00 AM
I'm very sorry to wake up to this upsetting news, dear Line. My deepest condolences go out to you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. {Hug}
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:15:00 AM
Thank you so much, Edward ~
Date: 11/18/2020 1:12:00 AM
Im so sorry to read this sad news this morning Line, my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tom
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:16:00 AM
Thank you, Tom. Much appreciated ~
Date: 11/18/2020 1:09:00 AM
So sorry for your loss Line. Tears are a gift.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:16:00 AM
Thank you, Gary ~
Date: 11/18/2020 12:54:00 AM
Line,The Lord be with you and your family
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:17:00 AM
Thank you very much, Brian. Much appreciated.
Date: 11/17/2020 11:45:00 PM
So sorry for you loss Line, thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:18:00 AM
Thanks, Jan. The warmth around me, including virtual, is of great comfort.
Date: 11/17/2020 10:48:00 PM
Sorry for your loss Line, may he rest in peace!
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:18:00 AM
Thank you so much, Harry ~
Date: 11/17/2020 10:11:00 PM
Embrace a devotional time honoring coupled memories of your Man and the enchanted dreams that became reality and more, Line. Dennis and God await you as His Plan continues to roll out. Take good care.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:20:00 AM
Indeed, I've got to accomplish everything I need to before earning my spot up there with him.
Date: 11/17/2020 9:49:00 PM
Line, I am truly sorry for your loss, the love you had for each other is so beautiful. I think you are wise to give yourself time to heal. Dennis is free now from all pain. Rest in Peace Dennis _Constance
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:20:00 AM
Thanks for your kind wishes, Constance. Most appreciated ~
Date: 11/17/2020 9:39:00 PM
I’m so sorry for your loss, Line. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time. May your cherished memories be a source of comfort for you and yours.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:22:00 AM
Thank you so much, Susan. Most appreciated ~
Date: 11/17/2020 9:17:00 PM
I’m so sorry Line. x
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:22:00 AM
Thanks, Maureen. I feel the love ~
Date: 11/17/2020 9:13:00 PM
In the end all we have is each other. So sorry for your loss. God bless.
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Date: 11/18/2020 6:22:00 AM
Thank you, Keith. Yes, relationships are everything ~

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Date Posted: 11/29/2020 6:59:00 AM
And now I learn to be a widow ~
Date Posted: 11/17/2020 8:30:00 PM
In appreciation ~
Date Posted: 11/5/2020 8:34:00 AM
Have You Published ?
Date Posted: 10/12/2020 8:00:00 AM
THANK YOU, BRIAN !
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"MY TEN MOST DEFINING POEMS"
Date Posted: 4/16/2020 3:48:00 PM
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Date Posted: 3/31/2020 12:01:00 PM
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Tribute to Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date Posted: 2/29/2020 11:57:00 AM
PANTOUM CONTEST
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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/29/2020 STIRRED SILENCE Free versedeath,heartbroken,lonelin
11/25/2020 ONLY POETS ALLOWED Free versedeath,fantasy,poems,poetr
11/25/2020 THE BREAKING POINT Free versedeath,grief,heartbroken,l
11/25/2020 JUST ONE MORE Free versegrief,i miss you,loneline
11/24/2020 WIDOW Free versegrief,hurt,loneliness,sol
11/24/2020 THAT'S NEW Free versedeath,heartbroken,hurt,lo
11/24/2020 REALLY Free versefeelings,friend,integrity
11/24/2020 WITHOUT YOU Free versedeath,fate,fear,future,lo
11/24/2020 TIME WARP WITH YOU GONE Free versedeath,grief,lost love,
11/24/2020 THOUGH TEARS MAY FALL Free versedeath,grief,hope,loneline
11/22/2020 DEATH AT OUR DOOR Free versedark,death,grief,surreal,
11/22/2020 TODAY I LEARN TO BE A WIDOW, LESSON 3 Free versefuture,grief,heartbroken,
11/20/2020 OFF MY BUCKET LIST Haibundeath,future,longing,lost
11/20/2020 TODAY I LEARN TO BE A WIDOW, LESSON 2 Free versedeath,loneliness,lost lov
11/18/2020 TODAY I LEARN TO BE A WIDOW, LESSON 1 Free versedeath,loneliness,longing,
11/6/2020 TRADEWINDS Free versecelebration,color,univers
11/5/2020 TO CROSS THE BRIDGE Free verseangel,death,faith,farewel
11/4/2020 HEALER'S HEART Free versepower,strength,universe,w
10/31/2020 THE VELVET OF MY POETRY Free versecolor,inspiration,poetry,
10/30/2020 YESTERDAY'S DREAMERS Free verseconfidence,inspiration,lo
10/30/2020 YOU BE YOU AND I'LL BE ME Free versecharacter,confidence,insp
10/30/2020 THE ELEPHANT IN THE NIGHT Free verseangst,betrayal,bullying,e
10/29/2020 SO CLEAR TO ME NOW Free versefuture,life,love,time,
10/29/2020 OF YESTERDAY Free versememory,nostalgia,time,you
10/29/2020 THEN HE WAS GONE Free versedeath,life,surreal,time,
10/29/2020 THEY DARE Free versebullying,confidence,rude,
10/28/2020 FOREVER THE ORPHAN AT HEART Free versechild,hurt,longing,wisdom
10/28/2020 MEANING Free verseappreciation,inspirationa
10/27/2020 TIGHT PURSE STRINGS Haibunmoney,nostalgia,uplifting
10/27/2020 LIFE'S A DANCE Haibundance,family,grief,life,l
10/27/2020 MOM'S ACCOUNT Haibunappreciation,family,food,
10/26/2020 CLOTHES FOR SIX Haibunblessing,children,clothes
10/26/2020 SCARED OF SNAKES Haibunfear,home,house,youth,
10/26/2020 SANTA COMING TO TOWN Haibunchristmas,family,giving,g
10/26/2020 PARTY LINE Haibuncommunity,family,nostalgi
10/26/2020 VW BEETLE Haibuncar,family,growing up,nos
10/25/2020 Rainbow Of Hope Free versefuture,hope,inspirational
10/25/2020 IN THEIR EYES Free versechildren,confidence,dream
10/25/2020 STAR POWER Free versecelebrity,class,confidenc
10/24/2020 MOTHERHOOD Free versebaby,blessing,life,mother
10/23/2020 jukebox Senryumusic,remember,song,youth
10/23/2020 smiles and memories Senryuhappy,lost love,memory,no
10/23/2020 ambiguous Senryuemotions,feelings,friend,
10/23/2020 grandmother Free verseappreciation,blessing,con
10/23/2020 GROWING UP Free versefor teens,growing up,inno
10/22/2020 HOW LONG Free versehurt,introspection,psycho
10/22/2020 lofty heights Free versedream,longing,
10/22/2020 HOPING Free versefuture,life,longing,remem
10/22/2020 AT NIGHT Free versedeath,night,sick,sleep,
10/20/2020 SPIRITUAL RUMBLE Free verseconfidence,heart,silence,
10/17/2020 BIRD OF TROPICS Free verseanimal,appreciation,bird,
10/14/2020 sentinels Haikunight,stars,universe,
10/12/2020 sade Free versedance,love,magic,music,ro
10/12/2020 i love you Monokulonging,love,relationship
10/12/2020 MORNING GLORY - collaboration Free verseappreciation,bird,morning
10/11/2020 A POET'S WINDOW Free verseimagination,muse,night,po
10/11/2020 apple trees Haikuhope,spring,
10/9/2020 THE ART OF TAROT Free versehistory,humanity,spiritua
10/8/2020 FOR THE MOMENT TO LINGER Free verselonging,poetry,time,tribu
10/8/2020 THE UNIVERSE ABOUT ME Free versefuture,lonely,longing,sel
10/7/2020 bright winter morning Haikunature,sky,winter,
10/7/2020 STRIVE IN THIS WORLD Free versecharacter,freedom,pride,s
10/6/2020 BEFORE Free verserelationship,
10/5/2020 blest Monokuinspirational,nature,peac
10/5/2020 where shines hope Monokuhope,inspirational,love,s
10/5/2020 IS IT WORTH IT Free versefuture,god,sin,
10/4/2020 too much Senryuabuse,anxiety,bullying,co
10/4/2020 THE PAST BEHIND Free versehope,life,morning,time,up
10/4/2020 DISTRAUGHT ALONE AND IN DESPAIR Free verseanxiety,depression,fear,l
10/3/2020 FAMILY SHANANIGANS Free versecharacter,conflict,confus
10/3/2020 YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE Free verseabuse,betrayal,corruption
10/2/2020 a poem born Monokuheart,poetry,self,writing
10/2/2020 IN DAPHNE'S HEART Free versecourage,death,life,memory
10/2/2020 OCTOBER SHIVERS Free verseautumn,nature,october,sur
10/1/2020 AFTERLIFE Free versedeath,faith,hope,inspirat
9/30/2020 SIENNA WHITE Dodoitsuautumn,change,color,natur
9/30/2020 A GENERATION PAST Free versefather,life,longing,time,
9/29/2020 SEPTEMBER BREEZE Rhymeautumn,rose,september,
9/29/2020 ASTRAL TRIP version II Free versepeace,scary,spiritual,sur
9/28/2020 CHLOE Free versefreedom,integrity,time,tr
9/26/2020 WE'LL NEVER KNOW Free versefuture,heartbreak,life,lo
9/26/2020 IT'S TIME Free versedeath,journey,judgement,p
9/26/2020 ALL WELCOMED Free verseinspirational,integrity,p
9/26/2020 SMILE OF THE CHESHIRE CAT Free verseappreciation,cat,time,tri
9/25/2020 lighter than Haikuuplifting,
9/24/2020 IN THE HANDS OF A REIKI MASTER Free verseappreciation,peace,power,
9/21/2020 SIR JOHN CARLING BUILDING Free verseloss,lost love,remember,
9/20/2020 heading home Haikubird,home,nature,sunset,
9/20/2020 NOW YOU KNOW Free versehope,innocence,longing,lo
9/20/2020 well into the night Free verseintrospection,memory,natu
9/19/2020 COVID FALL Acrosticangst,autumn,color,hope,s
9/18/2020 FAITHFUL SERVANT Free versedevotion,innocence,inspir
9/17/2020 enchanted Free versecolor,conflict,flower,gar
9/15/2020 remorse Monokuinspiration,introspection
9/15/2020 ALL POEMS NOT CREATED EQUAL Free verseflower,garden,inspiration
9/14/2020 MY PRIVATE UNIVERSE Free verseintrospection,
9/14/2020 SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW Free verseappreciation,death,inspir
9/13/2020 CLUTCHING AT STRAWS Free verseangst,anxiety,caregiving,
9/12/2020 HUSH Free verseappreciation,freedom,insp
9/11/2020 RECONNECT Free verseangst,environment,longing

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Concretesilly,
pun with eggs Rhymefun,humor,
The Song of a Blind Man Balladfriendship,music,
Anno Limerickmusic
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
NEVER GOING TO DRAG ME DOWN Rhymeinspiration,
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
Can I have a delivery please Rhymefun,
''The Prince of Time'' Rhymelove,
The silence of my goodbye Free verseheartbreak,loss,pain,
HE HAD TO WEAR A FIG LEAF AT THE NUDIST COLONY Footlebeach,body,humorous,
Rainbow Promise Personificationearth,rain,
Seeing Autumn's oak adorn Crystallineautumn,birth,death,life,n
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Funny Sexy Me Rhymesexy,
Rainy Morning Light Verserain,
More Worse When I Cry Narrativeabuse,childhood,emotions,
Haiku to Heaven Haikugod,heaven,love,truth,
Of Snow And Ice Free verseappreciation,language,wea
Particularly Monokubeautiful,giving,love,
Brief Encounter Free verseeducation,surreal,
Assuming My Role in the Diorama Rhymeangst,conflict,day,fantas
For Darren Free versefriendship,health,metapho
Imagine, After Forever Acrosticlost,memory,
I am strong Free versecharacter,confidence,disc
Silence Free versesilence,
Shasta Daisy Haikuflower,nature,
Dandelion Dreams Blank versebeauty,day,imagery,nature
Old man Proseangst,dark,life,
Stargazing Reflections Haikuemotions,introspection,li
- Haiku X 125 - Frog - Haikuanimal,love,princess,
Mysteries: Monoku 3 Monokuearth,mystery,
Frozen Farewell Sonnetanalogy,christmas,goodbye
Los Angeles Free verselonging,love,
My Opinion on Religion Take 9 Free verseconfidence,deep,devotion,
Don't Just Love Those That Love You Rhymeinspiration,life,
Creation Free versebeauty,
Elizabeth II Rhyme royalchildren,dedication,engla
The Secrets Of Mornings Free versefuture,happiness,life,mor
Death I do not know?bereavement,cry,death,dea
My Last Will and Testament Free versededication,
Dusk Quatrainbeauty,imagery,nature,nig
Dark Wings Free versedance,metaphor,passion,se
I Pass the Graveyard Terzanelledeath,sad love,winter,
sanctuary Haikunature
Dear Santa I want a batmobile Rhymechild,christmas,
Cleaning out your room Free versegoodbye,loss,
Brume Free versechange,perspective,relati
The Beginning Of The End Rhymetime,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
Dance of the Gold Haikunature,seasons
Drinks with her maj Limericksilly,
Haunted by the Past Rhymeangst,introspection,memor
I Imagined Him as a Child Dramatic Verseforgiveness,moving on,pai
A Gift of Love Sonnetlove,mother,
Weep Not for Sins That Are Long Past Sonnethope,inspiration,
The Feelings Came So Damned Fast Rhymefeelings,
Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be Rhymefunny,
haiku Haikutree,
What is your Soul Dream Free versebest friend,boyfriend,gir
Dark Everywhere Free versedark,
The Tale Of Fairies Narrativefairy,children,joy,
Caress my Soul Free versebeautiful,cute love,love,
The Lovers Rhymelove,passion,sea,sky,
Perhaps Monokusad,wife,
Moonlit Peace Sonnetintrospection,
Callused Fingers Blank versebeauty,emotions,feelings,
Living Epigramappreciation,life,
MIND THE PAINT Rhymecolor,future,words,
Flirty Sunflowers Haikuflower,kiss,sun,
Impressions From a Stone Skipped on Water Dramatic Monologuecharacter,
Tarnished Reflections Sonnetbetrayal,child abuse,
Finding Ones Self Monokugrowth,
Swimming Free verseaddiction,imagery,lust,me
That Old House at the End of the Road Couplethouse,ocean,
Endlessly Haikudevotion,time,
Talking Trash Prose Poetryretirement,me,me,
It Was a Beautiful Affair Quatrainbetrayal,love,,sweet love
Diosa Del Amor Rhymebeauty,fantasy,love,lust,
Touch and See Rhymedeath,god,wisdom,
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
Forget Me Nots Haikuflower,
Part 1 You Have to Whistle Free verseabuse,judgement,perspecti
When You're Gone Free versefarewell,grief,sad,
A Puppy named 'Pig' N A Puddle Light Versedog,fear,humorous,
Beach Idyll: Spencerian Stanza Rhymebeach,imagery,
Autumn Blues Monokublue,
All in a Days Work Rhymereligious,
Someone Else Quatraincare,change,introspection
A Blank Page Awaits Rhymeart,poetry,writing,
I Am Biointrospection,metaphor,
dementia Blank versecheer up,cry,death,dedica
She loves and needs seven Quatrainmath,mental illness,
The Unicorn Rhymefantasy,
The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
VENT-RILOQUIST Rhymehumor,voice,
Night Meets the River Rhymebeauty,love,sky,water,
If Only I Could Love You Free versebeauty,desire,emotions,lo
Salvador Dali's Cat Rhymeart,cat,
Part 2 You Have to Whistle Free versechild abuse,giving,i love

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Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Andreanna Escamilla United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
niall fulham Ireland Flag Ireland Read
PATRICIA CRESSWELL Canada Flag Canada Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Mike Gentile United States Flag United States Read
Norman Crocker United States Flag United States Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
valerie bellefleur Canada Flag Canada Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Luke Irwin United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Lodigiana Poetess United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
James Inman United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Manny Paras Australia Flag Australia Read
Seren Roberts United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
PAT Adams United States Flag United States Read
Diane Woodward Dorff United States Flag United States Read
Anoucheka Gangabissoon Mauritius Flag Mauritius Read
James Haley United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Wingless Moth Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
rob carmack United States Flag United States Read
The Heart Of Jackson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Zed Zed United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Juli- Michelle United States Flag United States Read
Joanna Bunbury United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Viv Wigley United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john smith United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Storrier United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
cassondra white United States Flag United States Read
Steffan Voss United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
Empr3ss Noelle United States Flag United States Read
Laurie Woodward Canada Flag Canada Read
mark lake United States Flag United States Read
IRMA LABASTILLA Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Wade United States Flag United States Read
Jerry Hackett United States Flag United States Read
tracyann brear United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Patricia LeDuc United States Flag United States Read
Edmund Siejka United States Flag United States Read
A.D Tharp United States Flag United States Read
MariaDiding SajSam Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Lauren Anne Canada Flag Canada Read
Douglas Brown United States Flag United States Read
Kaitlyn Marie Hall United States Flag United States Read
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Australia Flag Australia Read
Bjorn Wastvedt United States Flag United States Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Sneha RV India Flag India Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhoda Tripp United States Flag United States Read
Helen J Radford United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Melissa Tracy United States Flag United States Read
Tristan Strudwick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Liyema Ngcawe South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Alfred Berggren United States Flag United States Read
Deborah Guenther Beachboard United States Flag United States Read
Moon Flower Philippines Flag Philippines Read
George Aul United States Flag United States Read
Jesse Day United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Sonia Walker United States Flag United States Read
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