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Easy-going, Diligent, Creative, and Spiritual
Brother of Stephen, Mildred, and Jeanette 
Lover of Nature, Women, and Poetry
Who feels Pain, Love, and Empathy
Who fears The Unknown, Snakes, and Heights
I would like to see The Eiffel Tower, El Castillo, and The Great Wall of China
Resident of Moravia Park Drive, Maryland
Ibeh

For the most part, I'm a romantic poet, but I also venture into satire, humor, nature, spirituality, existentialism, etc. I don't shy away from the sad and dark themes as well. I started writing poetry in November 2006. However, after losing my poetry notebook with about 135 poems in early 2009, I lost my passion for poetry completely. I was jobless for almost a year due to the recession of 2014, during that time period, I reignited my passion for poetry to stave off boredom. I discovered Poetrysoup and started posting my poems in 2016. The first poem I posted, "Wings of A Butterfly." My poems "Sing To Me, Nightingale, Unfulfilled Dream" and "A Waxing Crescent" appeared in the first issue of Poesis Online Journal

I'm currently working as a Lot Associate at The Home Depot
I'm a Navy Veteran
Born in Lima, Ohio in October 28th, 1976
Graduated from Lake Clifton Campus(formerly Lake Clifton Eastern High School), Baltimore, Maryland in 1995
Graduated from Essex Community College in 2003 and Brightwood College(formerly TESST College of Technology) in 2005
Certifications: Electronics Technology, Telecommunications, Fiber-Optics/Copper Network Cabling 

 

 


RIP, Jean Valentine

Blog Posted:1/8/2021 6:58:00 AM
Just learned that one of the poetic giants that influenced me has died. I'm sure many of you have heard of her. If you haven't, google her, discover her. A one-of-a-kind poetess! You're missed, Jean...
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Date: 1/11/2021 2:58:00 PM
Hi Edward, I am sorry to hear about this. I’m not familiar with her work. I’ll have to look her up. I am sorry for your loss- Alexis
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Date: 1/9/2021 2:17:00 PM
Sorry to hear; I'll have to look her up.
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Date: 1/8/2021 5:51:00 PM
I went just now and saw Soup had a few samples of her work. Thanks for letting us know about this. I had not heard of her before. When you are influenced greatly by someone, it's so sad to hear of their death.
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Date: 1/9/2021 1:09:00 AM
You're welcome, Andrea:-) She's gone but she has left a treasure trove of masterworks behind!
Date: 1/8/2021 5:02:00 PM
Im not au fait with her work, a lovely tribute Edward i am sure she would have been thrilled to know how she influenced your style:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 1/9/2021 1:11:00 AM
Thank you, Jan:-) Valentine was a brilliant, award-winning poetess. She was quite prolific as well
Date: 1/8/2021 2:21:00 PM
I join you, Edward, in your condolences for your beloved poetess. I read some of her poems--and I see her influence in your writing--that is a great tribute from you to her.
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Date: 1/8/2021 3:36:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay:-) I'm glad you've discovered her!
Date: 1/8/2021 10:59:00 AM
That's really sad news Edward. I look forward to reading a possible future tribute to her from your gifted pen. Cheers - Gary
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Date: 1/8/2021 11:37:00 AM
Turns out she's been gone for at least a week before her death was announced publicly. I plan on penning a clerihew on her in the future, Gary.
Date: 1/8/2021 9:25:00 AM
Edward, sorry for the loss of a poet who influenced your writing has passed, but her words will be forever _Constance
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Date: 1/8/2021 10:37:00 AM
True indeed, Constance! Hopefully more people here check out her work.
Date: 1/8/2021 8:26:00 AM
Edward,checked a few of her poems,noting some obits etc described her as a minimalist.What did you learn from her styl in particular?
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Date: 1/8/2021 10:33:00 AM
I give her credit for helping me create my minimalist poetry form, "Yalto." I'm a fan of her work. Her poems are powerful and packed with imagery and wit.

My Past Blog Posts

 
RIP, Jean Valentine
Date Posted: 1/8/2021 6:58:00 AM
Congratulations to the "Advice To The Youth" Poetry Contest winners!
Date Posted: 12/30/2020 1:43:00 PM
My "Pick-A-Title, Vol 25 -Rhyme 2 - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 11/30/2020 3:33:00 PM
Thank you, Constance...
Date Posted: 11/22/2020 11:15:00 AM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 24 - Triolet - Poetry Contest" is judged!
Date Posted: 11/12/2020 2:33:00 PM
Important update for Pick-A-Title, Vol 22 - Lyric 2! PLEASE don't forget...
Date Posted: 8/21/2020 11:28:00 AM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 21 -Dizain - Poetry Contest" is judged
Date Posted: 8/19/2020 7:12:00 PM
Update on my current contest(Very Important!)
Date Posted: 7/24/2020 3:27:00 PM
In defense of all the winners of my recent contest
Date Posted: 7/23/2020 2:32:00 PM
Pick-A Title, Vol 19 - 4 Sapphic Stanzas Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/22/2020 10:09:00 AM
What are your most popular poems outside of Poetrysoup?
Date Posted: 7/5/2020 6:47:00 PM
Monumental Milestone Reached
Date Posted: 6/15/2020 2:20:00 PM
All who participated in Pick-A-Title, Vol.17 -Yalto-...THANK YOU!
Date Posted: 5/20/2020 1:19:00 PM
Pick-A-Title, Vol 17, Yalto contest update: Check bottom of your poems
Date Posted: 5/8/2020 8:48:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 16 -Free Verse 2 - Poetry Contest" is judged!
Date Posted: 5/3/2020 12:15:00 PM
Damn you, Writer's Block.
Date Posted: 4/20/2020 9:03:00 AM
Pick A Title, Vol 15 - Sedoka Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/11/2020 8:15:00 PM
An Inspirational Poem To Share...
Date Posted: 3/28/2020 12:24:00 PM
My premiere "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 14 -Tristich- Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 3/13/2020 4:17:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 13 - Lyric" has been finalized!
Date Posted: 2/11/2020 6:47:00 AM
Guys, check your poems for "Pick A Title, Vol 13. - Lyric"!
Date Posted: 2/6/2020 6:08:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 12 - Diminished Hexaverse - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 1/11/2020 6:33:00 AM
I just finalized my "Pick A Title, Vol. 11 -Kimo- poetry contest!
Date Posted: 12/8/2019 6:54:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, dear soupers!
Date Posted: 11/28/2019 4:36:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 10 -Blank Verse - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 11/5/2019 7:30:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/26/2021 Daredevil Senryupoetry,sports,write,
1/26/2021 Cipher Verseinnocence,men,sad,society
1/25/2021 Ageism Than-Baukage,discrimination,jobs,w
1/25/2021 Aspiring Starlet Than-Baukage,career,dream,time,wom
1/25/2021 Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Free versehope,night,peace,sleep,to
1/25/2021 New Beginnings Acrosticamerica,happiness,hope,pe
1/24/2021 Admiring You Free verseage,appreciation,beauty,i
1/24/2021 Damselfly Haikuimagery,insect,nature,
1/24/2021 Into The Evergreen Woods Narrativeadventure,beauty,imagery,
1/24/2021 Trickle-Down Economics Kimoencouraging,perspective,s
1/23/2021 The Weight of The World Senryuanalogy,endurance,simile,
1/23/2021 Meet Me In Avalon Epyllionbeauty,imagination,mythol
1/22/2021 Crescent Moon Smile Imagismanalogy,baby,cute,imagery
1/22/2021 A Rose From Heaven's Garden Rhymeanalogy,flower,love,metap
1/22/2021 Heartbreaking Poignance Kimoappreciation,art,people,t
1/22/2021 Parasite Personificationdark,evil,poetry,
1/22/2021 Florence Nightingale Clerihewhero,people,tribute,
1/19/2021 The Party's Over Senryuimagery,poetry,
1/19/2021 How Sad Free verseperspective,
1/18/2021 Summer Daydreaming Haikuimagery,nature,poetry,sea
1/17/2021 Red Cardinal Haikubird,nature,song,spring,
1/17/2021 'Be Patient' Didacticinspirational,perspective
1/17/2021 A Silent Prayer Free versecare,longing,perspective,
1/16/2021 Feeding Ducks Haikubird,imagery,nature,
1/16/2021 Blind Date Misfire Versehumor,perspective,poetry,
1/14/2021 Put Your Dukes Up Concreteart,creation,encouraging,
1/14/2021 Birth Versebirth,emotions,life,mirac
1/13/2021 A Bud So Sweet Haikubird,flower,imagery,natur
1/12/2021 Obama Rhapsody Odeappreciation,celebrity,pe
1/10/2021 A Fall From Grace Senryudark,fate,
1/10/2021 Morality Lessons Rhymeencouraging,perspective,w
1/9/2021 My Old Stomping Grounds Rhymehouse,imagery,memory,nost
1/9/2021 Lost To The Breeze Haikuimagery,nature,wind,
1/9/2021 Tell Me No Goodbyes Free verseconfusion,encouraging,far
1/9/2021 Vijay Pandit, Zindabad Monokuappreciation,humor,thanks
1/8/2021 Speech Of The Century Versehistory,perspective,truth
1/7/2021 Crumpled Thoughts Light Versehumor,silly,word play,
1/6/2021 You Believe In Me Diminished Hexaversefaith,perspective,strengt
1/6/2021 Insurrection Encouraged Lyricamerica,anger,horror,poli
1/6/2021 All Eyes And Minds on Georgia Verseperspective,political,
1/2/2021 Free Spirit Senryufreedom,life,perspective,
1/2/2021 Ode To My Better Half Free versededication,love,wife,
12/27/2020 In Dreadful Limbo Senryuamerica,life,sad,truth,
12/27/2020 Someone Special Verseperspective,truth,
12/23/2020 In The Soup Footleanger,boy,father,humor,po
12/23/2020 If Only Time Crawled Like Snail Free verseperspective,poetry,time,
12/23/2020 By The River Bank Sapphic stanzaenvironment,imagery,peace
12/22/2020 Guest In The Garden Haikugarden,imagery,insect,nat
12/22/2020 Whiff of Petrichor Haikubutterfly,imagery,nature,
12/22/2020 Dream Deferred, Parodied I do not know?humor,poetry,silly,
12/19/2020 A Sad, Sad Irony Free verseirony,life,perspective,sa
12/19/2020 Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops Epulaeryuappreciation,food,
12/18/2020 Mesmeric Reflection Haikuimagery,nature,night,sky,
12/18/2020 Rosa Parks Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,he
12/18/2020 Brainwashed Verseanalogy,perspective,poetr
12/17/2020 View From The Shoreline Sapphic stanzabeach,beauty,imagery,sea,
12/17/2020 Pure Fantasy Verseperspective,poetry,truth,
12/17/2020 You Nonetdedication,devotion,meani
12/16/2020 Panhandler Senryuimagery,sad,
12/16/2020 Santa Yells For Help Limerickhumor,poetry,
12/16/2020 An Incontrovertible Truism Verseencouraging,perspective,t
12/14/2020 Gingerbread Cookies Epulaeryuappreciation,food,sweet,
12/12/2020 Amongst The Party Folk Free versecelebration,environment,f
12/12/2020 Unwise Limerickgrandmother,home,humor,im
12/11/2020 Just For a Day Diminished Hexaverseadventure,encouraging,fre
12/7/2020 Trouble In Paradise Senryuconflict,relationship,sad
12/7/2020 Grey Clouds Dissipate Haikunature,poetry,
12/7/2020 Missed You So Long Senryufather son,happiness,home
12/6/2020 Wistful Acrosticlife,memory,nostalgia,rem
12/5/2020 Poison Pill - BT Than-Baukdrug,encouraging,humor,
12/5/2020 Embracing The Light Free versedark,encouraging,hope,ins
12/5/2020 Folly of Youth Monokuimagery,people,teenage,yo
12/4/2020 Centered Imagismenvironment,imagery,silen
12/4/2020 Waving Palmetto Haikunature,poetry,
12/4/2020 Ungrateful Ones Free verseperspective,poetry,satire
12/3/2020 Encumbrance of A Burden Free verseallegory,encouraging,feel
12/2/2020 Christmas Letter To God Free versechristmas,god,poetry,writ
12/1/2020 Nobody's Fool Rhymeperspective,poetry,streng
11/30/2020 So Long, Maradona Free verseappreciation,celebrity,ob
11/28/2020 Wear Only Your Skin Lyric11th grade,12th grade,per
11/26/2020 A Thanksgiving Poem Diminished Hexaverseappreciation,holiday,than
11/24/2020 A Running Toddler Than-Baukchild,cute,imagery,
11/24/2020 Contagion Verseappreciation,emotions,joy
11/23/2020 Quivering Fever Tetractyspoetry,senses,sensual,
11/23/2020 Drips of Honey Into My Ears Monokuappreciation,beautiful,me
11/23/2020 Beneath The Veneer Narrativeanxiety,dark,funeral,horr
11/22/2020 In Orbit Tetractysemotions,happiness,love,p
11/22/2020 Once More With Feeling Tetractyscute love,romance,words,
11/22/2020 Indian Summer Haikunice,november,seasons,wea
11/22/2020 Midnight Majesty Haikubeauty,imagery,nature,nig
11/22/2020 In A Brown Study Chokaimagery,memory,remember,
11/22/2020 Politicization of Masks Dramatic Monologueanger,confusion,humanity,
11/21/2020 Liberating Distraction Chokapeace,poetry,solitude,
11/21/2020 Clooney's Evolution Chokaappreciation,celebrity,li
11/21/2020 A Divine Spell Versepoetry,romance,
11/21/2020 Good Versus Evil Diamanteconflict,poetry,truth,
11/21/2020 Love Trumps Hate Diamanteemotions,hate,love,
11/18/2020 Yellow Gold Haikucolor,flower,imagery,natu
11/18/2020 Tame November Layautumn,november,poetry,
11/17/2020 Illumination Acrosticpoetry,truth,wisdom,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Truth To Truth Free verseconflict,devotion,heartbr
Whiteness Acrostictribute,
Ransomed Free versefaith,jesus,
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
Then I Wake Rhymeabsence,love,miss you,mis
The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
Tell the Night to Hold Me Lyricforgiveness,heartbreak,he
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses POTD Free versered,rose,
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
UNBEARABLE THIS LONGING Dramatic Versedeath,how i feel,
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
Transcending Hope Versehope,
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
ONENESS Verseamerica,destiny,imagery,i
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
Fingertip Tracings Upon My Skin Free versesensual,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,
Frown around Rhymeanxiety,confidence,courag
If Only You Knew Rhymedream,emotions,love,
A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
Would You Still Love Me Free verseanalogy,love,relationship
The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
Soliloquy Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version Lyricdepression,feelings,god,h
Time Verse10th grade,11th grade,9th
Crushed Free versedaughter,death,family,mem
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
Carousel of Dreams Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
Be to become Ethereespiritual,
Grandeur of nature Rhymeimagery,nature,
I Keep Coming Back Free versedepression,
Trance Free versemeaningful,
Its a part of me Prose Poetryemotions,introspection,li
Ambrosia Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
I Lay Bare My Wounded Heart Free verseemotions,endurance,lost l
Ambedo Free verseanalogy,childhood,growth,
Rebirth Of The Third Angel Free verseangel,beauty,butterfly,de
King Oedipus: Foreshadowing Rhymedark,fate,life,light,
Susurrus of October Acrosticoctober,song,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
Catharsis Versedeep,emotions,endurance,f
Goodnight Kisses Verse10th grade,11th grade,age
In Soft Tongues Free verseangst,

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