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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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Writing Prompt - Cherish is finalized

Blog Posted:4/8/2021 7:49:00 AM

Thank you to all who entered my Writing Challenge - Cherish, so many beautiful poem entries.  I enjoyed each one.  I love the collection of forms too, I think it makes it so interesting to read the theme in so many ways.  Congratulations!  I will be visiting your poems soon and my new contest is Writing Prompt - Shine - . . .  love _Constance 

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Date: 4/10/2021 6:52:00 PM
Hi BW, Like always you held a good contest. Congratulations to all the winners. I appreciate my placement in your contest. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Date: 4/12/2021 1:24:00 AM
Alexis, thanks for the compliment and thanks for entering your beautiful poem, love _Constance
Date: 4/10/2021 2:46:00 PM
Dear Constance, thank you so much for all the contests you sponsor, so we are able to participate and learn new forms and techniques. All your themes attract attention and creativity - "Cherish" definitely, because all of us cherish moments and memories from our life. It's a pleasure to read so many brilliant poems expressing different points of view. Love and best wishes ~ Mala
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Date: 4/12/2021 1:23:00 AM
Mala, thank you so much for you comment, very nice and for taking part in my contest with your beautiful poetry, love _Constance
Date: 4/9/2021 2:46:00 AM
Constance thank you so much for another interesting contest... I really do now cherish writing for this Cherish contest of yours too...It was so much fun going back to so many sweet memories...I will be surely reading all the wonderful entries... Congrats to all winners... Hugs.. ~ Ani
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Date: 4/9/2021 11:25:00 AM
Ani, thank you so much for taking part in my contest with your beautiful poem, love _Constance
Date: 4/8/2021 8:24:00 PM
Thanks for sponsoring the contest that inspired me to write about what I do cherish; likewise for my placement. God bless you.
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Date: 4/9/2021 11:25:00 AM
Beata, thank you for writing for my contest and you are welcome on your win, love _Constance
Date: 4/8/2021 7:06:00 PM
Thank you for the contest and my placement too, Constance:) you inspire with your unique contests:)
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Date: 4/9/2021 11:26:00 AM
Jo, thank you for entering and you are welcome on your win and thanks for the compliment, love _Constance
Date: 4/8/2021 4:47:00 PM
Thanks for the sweet contest, Dear Heart, and congrats to all who wrote on what they cherish
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Date: 4/9/2021 11:26:00 AM
Andrea, thanks for the compliment and thanks for taking part in my contest, love _Constance
Date: 4/8/2021 3:18:00 PM
Constance, you always inspire me to write and always try my best, I thank you for all the inspiration you are always giving me. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/9/2021 11:27:00 AM
Eve, thank you for the compliment and for taking part in my contest, love _Constance

My Past Blog Posts

 
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Writing Prompt - Ache - Finalized
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Life's Struggles - Challenge Finalized
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5/9/2021 my words Versepoetry,writing,
5/8/2021 beautiful Spring flowers Free verseflower,spring,
5/7/2021 For Jacqueline Versemothers day,
5/7/2021 Peony Quatrainfor her,mother,
5/7/2021 Peace and Love Rhymelove,peace,
5/6/2021 nature is the art of 'God' Free versefaith,nature,
5/6/2021 the audience falls silent Free versenative american,poetry,wr
5/6/2021 a writer was born Versechildhood,
5/5/2021 A Summer Dalliance Sonnetlove,summer,
5/5/2021 vacant Verselife,
5/4/2021 grandpa's farm Versenostalgia,
5/1/2021 the old tree Versenature,
5/1/2021 The Tick, Ticking Timepiece Rhymedeath,
5/1/2021 Letting Go Rhymelove,
4/30/2021 pages tattered Free versememory,
4/30/2021 forever Monokuromantic,
4/30/2021 Spring Storm Rhymestorm,
4/30/2021 unquestionable Versefaith,
4/29/2021 In My Heart and Soul Rhymecat,love,
4/29/2021 beautiful journeys Rhymedream,
4/28/2021 Class Is in Session Free versepoetry,writing,
4/28/2021 Spring Diamantespring,
4/28/2021 the dusty album Rhymenostalgia,
4/26/2021 tortured Verselife,
4/25/2021 Vagaries in Judging Sonnetjudgement,poetry,
4/25/2021 Faith is the Key Haibunfaith,
4/25/2021 I Breathe in Peace Dodoitsunature,rain,
4/25/2021 enigma Monokuheaven,life,
4/25/2021 Just Stating The Obvious Rhymelife,
4/24/2021 Never A Smile Quintain (English)child abuse,
4/23/2021 Grief: The Price of Love Curtal Sonnetgrief,
4/22/2021 Gun Violence Versehow i feel,violence,
4/22/2021 I Am a Dreamer Versedream,
4/22/2021 never forgotten Versegrief,
4/21/2021 Secret Free versemother daughter,
4/21/2021 serenity Versedeath,
4/20/2021 Beyond My Window Hybronnethow i feel,
4/20/2021 Bump, Bump, Bump - Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
4/20/2021 The Lord's Breath Sonnetspring,
4/20/2021 dragons that follow Free verseanger,angst,
4/18/2021 like a letter written Free versewriting,
4/18/2021 love will heal the world Free verselove,
4/17/2021 haiku Haikunature,
4/17/2021 haiku Haikunature,
4/17/2021 Under Dappled Clouds Curtal Sonnetnature,
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,
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4/4/2021 Opulent Verseflower,
4/4/2021 Wish Haibunintrospection,
4/2/2021 Chimera Free versedream,fantasy,
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4/1/2021 The Cat Cafe Lentochildhood,fun,
4/1/2021 Casting My Mind Back Free verseintrospection,memory,reme
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Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
How much love Free verselove,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
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Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
THE LITTLE FIR TREE Rhymechild,christmas,inspirati
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
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Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
A Putrid Expanding Abyss Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
Heaven Will Manifest Rhyme10th grade,anxiety,death,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
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Broken People Free versepeople,
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
Desert Dreaming Free verseanxiety,nature,suicide,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
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Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
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