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I  am a writer.  My poetry is sad, I write death, but I can write happy if I want to. I love art, classical music, reading, nature, meditation, dancing. I collect books, vintage clothes and  jewelry.   I adore the old building where I live with Snuggles Kitty. The avatar statue you see on my poems honors my elderly cat Smudges who died at 20 years. She loved to lay in the shade of the garden. 

Ten poems that define me as a poet . . . (from thousands)

1. The Dream Lingers https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_dream_lingers_408612 This poem was written after a near death experience, it stills haunts me, I could hear my mother calling me.

2. Safe In My Heart Forever https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/safe_in_my_heart_forever_549494 My mother was my anchor, the wings beneath my feet and my best friend, I miss her so very much.

3. Tattered Pages https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tattered_pages_688344 At the end of the poem, a baby born, died and I was told he was adopted, my parents lied.

4. Dad's Workshop https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/dads_workshop_714811 I wrote this poem in 1997 but only posted it when I was posting on poetrysoup- it is about Dad.

5. Beautiful Scars https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/beautiful_scars_735565 This poem gives you just a small glimpse of the pain and grief I carry with me every single day.

6. And That Comes From Within https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/and_that_comes_from_within_1127173 My health is not that good, never has been and never will be, and no money will change my outcome.

7. in my green dream https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/in_my_green_dream_762889 I love this poem, dreamy and spiritual, I am all about nature in this one, come on a green journey.

8. A Lost Feather https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_lost_feather_783977 This poem is very meaningful to me, it speaks of my Ojibwe roots and of my ancestors in the sky.

9. "Kindness is the Key" https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/kindness_is_the_key_848785 When awful things happen to us in life it is easy to become mean and resentful but kind is better.

10. I Write Fragments https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_write_fragments_1243058 This poem sums up my journey in writing, fragments, snippets that drip, drip from my pen and mostly at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Mother Challenge is Finalized

Blog Posted:3/30/2021 9:24:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who entered my challenge, your poems touched my heart. Congratulations to the winners, I will be visiting each poem soon.

Sadly, I had to disqualify some poems, though I want you to know they were beautiful too, the reasons are -

Name on poem

Form not written correctly  

No date, contest and sponsor

Had nothing to do with the theme mother

 

I will be posting a new challenge shortly, just working out a few details.

Constance

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Date: 4/1/2021 3:21:00 PM
Thank you so very kindly, Constance, I'm so pleased you liked my poem about my mom - this one is VERY special to me, and I'm glad it has the chance to touch others. I don't enter contests anymore, (just here-and-there), so I'm very picky about the ones I DO enter, and you're one of the few people whose integrity I trust and whose opinion I value. I stupidly left the name & sponsor off my last submission to you, (something I complain about myself in MY contests, lol), so I felt I had to make up for it. My mind has not been in the best state lately, and I had just totally forgotten about it. This is a true story, and I still dance with Mom sometimes ... slowly, but joyously. Blessings! :o) <3
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Date: 4/2/2021 3:50:00 PM
Greg, thank you so much for the wonderful compliment and for taking part in my contest with your beautifully penned and meaningful poem about your mom, it touched my heart deeply, I find that so touching that you still dance with your mom, and congratulations on your placement. Sorry about the previous contest, I do things like that too, Blessings _Constance
Date: 4/1/2021 3:11:00 AM
Constance thank you SO much for the wonderful Mother contest... I entered the only poem on Mother, that I had written. Congrats to all winners. Hugs... ~ Ani
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Date: 4/2/2021 3:52:00 PM
Ani, happy you liked my contest theme and had a poem you could enter about your mother, and congrats on your win, all the poems were quite emotional, hugs _Constance
Date: 3/31/2021 9:59:00 PM
Thanks so much, Constance, for giving me an opportunity to write my mother's story (in part), putting it into historical context, and telling why she meant so much to me (all of us kids). It was hard to write, but so rewarding when finished. I enjoyed reading all of the tributes to mothers.
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Date: 4/2/2021 3:53:00 PM
Milt, thank you for taking part in my contest and for entering your beautifully penned poem about your mother, I am sure it was emotional to write, it touched my heart and congratulations on your win _Constance
Date: 3/31/2021 6:20:00 PM
Thanks for the contest, and for a chance to show poems about our mothers again. I had a better one, but it had been entered into one of your own contests years ago. Anyway, I did get one or two poets who have now read about my spirited mother. Congrats to all your winners.
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Date: 3/31/2021 8:27:00 PM
Andrea, thanks for taking part in the contest, your poem was very nice and congratulations _Constance

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/16/2021 blue-green bird Versebird,nature,
4/14/2021 ravaged Versepoverty,
4/14/2021 The ''Last' Train Free versehistory,
4/14/2021 Primavera - Spring Ekphrasisart,
4/13/2021 'Climate Change' Villanelleearth,world,
4/13/2021 Forlorn Hope Rhymehope,sorrow,
4/12/2021 DISAPPEARING Acrosticsun,
4/12/2021 Five Birds Versebird,
4/12/2021 For the Love of April Free verseapril,
4/12/2021 Stars Stir and Wink Quintain (English)dream,fantasy,
4/10/2021 A Pet Minichu Rhymecat,
4/10/2021 Words Tumbling Free verselife,
4/9/2021 The Little Gray Kitty - Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
4/9/2021 A Page From My Childhood Versechildhood,memory,
4/8/2021 Shine Fibonaccipoetry,writing,
4/8/2021 Hope Verseworld,
4/7/2021 Painful Verseintrospection,
4/7/2021 Binding Soul, Heart and Mind Rhymeintrospection,
4/6/2021 Springtime is Quite Grand Ninettespring,
4/6/2021 Believer Versefaith,friendship,trust,
4/5/2021 let there be color Free verseflower,garden,
4/5/2021 Musing Contemplation Haibunintrospection,
4/4/2021 Opulent Verseflower,
4/4/2021 Wish Haibunintrospection,
4/2/2021 Chimera Free versedream,fantasy,
4/2/2021 The Solace of Nature Versemuse,nature,
4/2/2021 Graduation Blessing Rhymegraduation,
4/2/2021 Sparkle Fibonacciintrospection,
4/1/2021 The Cat Cafe Lentochildhood,fun,
4/1/2021 Casting My Mind Back Free verseintrospection,memory,reme
3/31/2021 My Dream Free versedream,sensual,
3/31/2021 AQUARIUS Acrosticstar,
3/30/2021 Solitude and Serenity Alliterationsilence,
3/30/2021 Cherish Rhymelife,
3/29/2021 poems that take my breath away Free versepoetry,writing,
3/28/2021 Spring Delight Haikuspring,
3/28/2021 bliss Versedream,
3/28/2021 Safe in Goldilocks Zone Free verseearth,
3/27/2021 Keepsake Token Verselost love,
3/27/2021 Raining Tableau Verserain,
3/26/2021 Rainy Day Blues Coupletfun,
3/26/2021 Rising From the Ashes Lentocourage,hope,life,
3/26/2021 'all the little pieces' Verselife,
3/25/2021 Go To Sleep - Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
3/24/2021 this old building Versehome,
3/23/2021 Dreamy Dream Versedream,
3/22/2021 Justin All The Way Political Versepolitical,
3/22/2021 The Muse in Me Rhymemuse,
3/22/2021 Prayer - March 22, 2021 Versefaith,
3/21/2021 careless words Free verselove hurts,
3/21/2021 my love and I Verselove,
3/21/2021 Prayer - March 21, 2021 Versefaith,
3/20/2021 fantasy dream Versefantasy,
3/20/2021 Prayer -March 20, 2021 Versefaith,
3/19/2021 non traditional haiku examples Haikunature,
3/19/2021 I Am the Green Versegrave,nature,
3/19/2021 My Inspiration Iambic Pentameterinspiration,
3/19/2021 Prayer- March 19, 2021 Versefaith,
3/18/2021 My Obsession is Writing Free versewriting,
3/18/2021 Old Growth Trees Versenature,
3/17/2021 Lavender Rhymeflower,
3/17/2021 Scars Free versehow i feel,life,
3/16/2021 Love in Quatorzain Quatorzaingrief,lost love,
3/15/2021 POW Versefather daughter,
3/14/2021 George Bernard Shaw Clerihewtribute,
3/13/2021 Waiting for Spring Rhymespring,
3/13/2021 A Lanterne or Three Lanternedream,
3/12/2021 A Cat Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
3/12/2021 Springtime Rapture Haibunspring,
3/11/2021 haiku Haikunature,
3/10/2021 Red Rose Imagismflower,
3/10/2021 I Remember When Versegrief,loss,love,
3/10/2021 Skilled by Years Versepoetry,poets,
3/9/2021 so fragile Verseintrospection,
3/8/2021 Used Bookshop Lentobooks,
3/8/2021 'Winter in Canada' Free versenature,
3/6/2021 Dandelion Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
3/6/2021 Words Free versewriting,
3/5/2021 haiku Haikunature,
3/4/2021 Spring Seeds Versespring,
3/3/2021 Vines in Hues Lentonature,
3/3/2021 the soft rain Versenature,
3/2/2021 Life's Struggles Rhymelife,
3/1/2021 I Heard a Meow Limerickfun,
3/1/2021 travel beyond Versedream,
2/28/2021 Fragments of Me Verselife,writing,
2/28/2021 art is life Sapphic stanzaart,
2/28/2021 Spring Hope Diminished Hexaversespring,
2/27/2021 Spring is Calling Versespring,
2/26/2021 My Inner Voice Lentointrospection,
2/26/2021 'Vanishing' Rhymenature,
2/26/2021 Monoku Monokulove,
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2/25/2021 in the clouds Verselife,
2/24/2021 The Lord's Breath Sonnetfaith,spring,
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2/23/2021 spring haiku Haikuspring,
2/23/2021 lost Free verselost,
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Fav Poems

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A Tribute To Broken Wings Rhymepoets,tribute,
Her Broken Wings Free versetribute,
Healed Wings Quatrainblessing,faith,flying,fri
fourth tribute Monorhymeart,beautiful,dedication,
On Poetry Soup Free versefriend,poems,poetry,poets
PoetrySoup Heroes Quatrainhero,poetry,
To broken wings Light Versedeath,feelings,hope,
To Constance--broken wings Tankaappreciation,butterfly,ca
Shine On Me, Sunshine - Poetry Writing 1 Free versefriend,write,
The Nurse Tankaappreciation,
Suzanne in the Clouds Verseabsence,family,heart,loss
SHATTERED LIFE Cinquaindeath,for her,heartbreak,
Shouting In Raging Silence Free verseanger,death,silence,
Let My Quill Always Write Even If Unheard Rhymeconfidence,how i feel,poe
ALONE AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Free verseholocaust,
THE MYTHICAL FISHER WOMAN - INSPIRED BY CONTEST Rhymebeach,fantasy,humorous,wo
One Silent Word Free versehow i feel,poets,tribute,
INVICTUS Free versepride,uplifting,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
The wizard's wisdom Rhymefear,friend,hope,sad,
Our World Changing, Not For The Better Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
How much love Free verselove,
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
Let me go Dramatic Verseboyfriend,break up,desire
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
THE LITTLE FIR TREE Rhymechild,christmas,inspirati
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
A Putrid Expanding Abyss Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
Cinder Man Free verseage,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
Desert Dreaming Free verseanxiety,nature,suicide,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
Heaven Will Manifest Rhyme10th grade,anxiety,death,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,

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cecil hickman United States Flag United States Read
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john freeman United States Flag United States Read
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Richard Pickett United States Flag United States Read
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