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I was born on Good Friday, April 9th 1971. I wrote my first poem when I was eight years old called "I Used to Be." Writing has been a passion for me since I was child. Starting in 1994 I began my writing career. 

I enjoy the topics of death, varioius religions, nature, animals, cancer, suicide, recovering from addiction and learning new poetry topics and themes.

From 1992 to 1995 I was included in The National Dean's List for my grade point average of 3.9. I desired to become a college professor of poetry. My mother's cancer returned and I became her care giver. Soon after she passed I was stricken with mutiple scerlosis MS. I then was unable to work. A few years later my father committed suicide. I was an only child and this devasted me. I fell into addiction and am in recovery.

My poetry and article publishings include Se La Vie Writer's Journal, Listen, Cat Chat, The Writer's Gazette, Manufacturing Systems and The Polish American Journal.

I began a memorial award set up honor for my late grandmother Anne B. Cooke in Bell's Letters in the 1990s.

I have a cassette tape of my poetry from the series Visions from Watermark Press.

I published two chapbooks Songs from Stars 1999 and Wild Irises from God's Mountainside 1999 from In His Steps Publishing.

I then published religious self chapbook Lighthouse for the Soul with my mother's Claire Gail Cooke artwork in 1999/2000 by In His Steps Publishing.

I have received two poetry medals.

My latest work is available for purchase on It a collaboration with other poets called Along the Way Poems by the Northwest Metaphorical Society 2010.

Also, I enjoy crafting with various hobbies and have sold some of my handmade items.






The Color Black

Blog Posted:8/23/2021 9:11:00 AM

Dear fellow Soupers 

Kaleidoscope is now judged.

I received so many breathtaking poems about the color black.

My next theme will be of this nature.

Poets who entered Kaleidoscope who wrote about

the color black..feel free to resubmit to this contest. 

Congratulations to the winners. 


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Date: 8/23/2021 10:43:00 PM
By coincidence, I wrote just today, on the inky black void. Thanks for sponsoring these contests, Chantelle … not easy, judging, as I know myself!
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Date: 8/23/2021 8:47:00 PM
I recall one mentioning black that was for your other contest. I thought it was really good! I bet you will get many awesome entries again and thanks for my placement in your last contest.
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Date: 8/23/2021 10:49:00 AM
Chantelle, thanks for the contests and my placement, and congrats to your winners. I am not sure I ever wrote a poem about black, can I go deep and dark ? ~Constance
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Constance La France
Date: 8/24/2021 9:34:00 AM
okay deep and dark it will be
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/23/2021 11:34:00 AM
Constance...yes you may go deep and dark!

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/26/2021 Forever Fate Coupletabuse,betrayal,break up,b
9/24/2021 Steaming Shadows Alliterationanxiety,character,death,f
8/27/2021 Ocean Footleblue,christian,ocean,
8/24/2021 Last Sigh Free verseappreciation,butterfly,de
8/23/2021 Carolyn Devonshire Wind Talker Free versebetrayal,dedication,
8/20/2021 Soul Seasaw of Serenity Alliterationemotions,fate,fear,motiva
8/16/2021 Silk Woven Suicide Free versebetrayal,break up,emotion
8/14/2021 Galaxy Friendship Gardens Alliterationappreciation,bereavement,
8/2/2021 cloak of the oak Haikublue,butterfly,earth,natu
7/25/2021 Life's Wings Part I Monokuappreciation,butterfly,fr
7/24/2021 Ode to Gold Acrosticappreciation,celebration,
6/10/2021 Perishable Paintings Alliterationdeath,flower,love,magic,
6/8/2021 Duality Light Verseimagination,moon,sun,
5/16/2021 Glorious Gardens Haikubird,butterfly,nature,
5/12/2021 Death Daughter Free verseangel,christmas,death,i m
5/9/2021 Ode to Jakk Senryuautumn,boat,cat,death,ded
3/28/2021 Spring Surprise Haikudaffodils,nature,rainbow,
3/25/2021 Perished Parents Senryuchristian,death,father da
3/23/2021 Solitude Sailor Alliterationadventure,blue,boat,good
3/22/2021 Trinity Phoenix Alliterationbird,feelings,heart,philo
3/19/2021 Generations Of Love Free versecelebration,family,humani
3/19/2021 softness Haikuappreciation,baby,bird,cr
3/14/2021 Love Garden Monokubutterfly,christian,inspi
3/4/2021 Death Fruit Alliterationdeath,depression,night,
2/23/2021 forest fantasy Haikucolor,flower,garden,sun,
2/21/2021 Ink Monokuimagination,moon,muse,sun
2/21/2021 keys of a locked life Senryuanxiety,community,corrupt
2/20/2021 Half A Heart Senryuanxiety,bird,body,butterf
2/17/2021 Bird Souls Free versebird,creation,death,natur
1/29/2021 Forever Flame Flower Monorhymeappreciation,best friend,
1/26/2021 Stay Calm And Poetry On Senryudark,death,health,
1/21/2021 Hurricane Health Footlehealth,
12/31/2020 Snowflake Cities Haikubutterfly,flower,snow,win
12/31/2020 Encore Haikucelebration,heart,new yea
12/29/2020 Bizarre ER Alliterationanxiety,death,health,hear
12/6/2020 Gemstone Language Alliterationcelebration,color,writing
11/15/2020 Writing Rain Crystallineadventure,storm,writing,
11/9/2020 stillness Senryuangst,heart,rain,stars,
11/8/2020 gemstones Haikucolor,good night,moon,sun
11/7/2020 color waves Haikubird,color,flower,winter,
11/7/2020 Star Light Roses Alliterationdeath,father daughter,mot
10/11/2020 Winter Whispers Haikuautumn,winter,
10/4/2020 The Truth Footleanger,angst,anxiety,chris
10/2/2020 Drawing Verses Writing Monokubird,poetry,
10/2/2020 Inspirational Footlebird,inspiration,words,
9/30/2020 Tree of Death Dodoitsuangel,death,nature,tree,
9/23/2020 Soulmates of the Sensual Seas Part I Free verseappreciation,bereavement,
9/22/2020 Watercolor Moon Haikucolor,moon,nature,
9/17/2020 raining ash Haikuanimal,anxiety,blessing,d
9/16/2020 God's Gossamer Grace Alliterationaddiction,blessing,christ
9/15/2020 Dual Light Footlecolor,moon,stars,sunset,
9/13/2020 Lace Lord Free verseblessing,christian,jesus,
9/8/2020 pumpkin death days Haikuamerica,corruption,death,
9/8/2020 Falling Truths Footleappreciation,cute,giggle,
9/7/2020 Transformation Monoku12th grade,appreciation,e
9/5/2020 Sweltering Temperatures Senryuanxiety,body,health,how i
9/5/2020 One Word Free versephilosophy,poetry,word pl
9/4/2020 Nature Royalty Free versecolor,earth,nature,
8/30/2020 Thunderstorms of Love Senryuanniversary,best friend,c
8/29/2020 Delivery of Death Alliterationdark,death,depression,fam
8/29/2020 Hearts of Heaven Harmony Alliterationblessing,christian,god,je
8/28/2020 seasons Haikuchange,color,nature,
8/26/2020 Sea Flowers Haikucolor,flower,sea,
8/25/2020 Invisible Defeat Senryuanxiety,dark,pain,
8/25/2020 From Professor To Disease Monokuanxiety,death,heartbroken
8/24/2020 white Haikubutterfly,color,flower,
8/20/2020 The Chime Of Rhyme Coupletemotions,muse,poetry,
8/18/2020 Thank You Poet Soupers Free verseappreciation,celebration,
8/17/2020 Triangular Trinity Ethereeaddiction,christian,famil
8/16/2020 Woman In Chains Free verseaddiction,appreciation,co
8/15/2020 culture of earth Haikuappreciation,bird,color,h
8/14/2020 Juxtaposition ziket Free verseanti bullying,child,confl
8/14/2020 Movement Monokubody,motivation,sorrow,
8/14/2020 Star Roses Alliterationdance,flower,nature,rose,
8/13/2020 Paintings by Pain Alliterationangst,blessing,christian,
8/8/2020 Precious Paws Promises Alliterationcat,death,heartbroken,pet
8/8/2020 Inflicting Infections Free verseangst,death,depression,i
8/6/2020 Open Body Monokufeelings,heart,
8/4/2020 Togetherness Twinkling Free versecreation,dance,moon,night
8/3/2020 ship Haikuchange,flower,nature,word
8/1/2020 The Police Report Free verseangst,death,emotions,fath
7/31/2020 Heart Truth Senryuchristian,death,heartbrok
7/27/2020 Gemstone Gardens Glow Alliterationbird,butterfly,earth,gard
7/26/2020 Soul Seasons Free verseangel,death,introspection
7/24/2020 Blessings Beating Heart Abecedarianblessing,celebration,chri
7/23/2020 MNO Alliterationcolor,environment,nature,
7/22/2020 moon Haikufire,moon,nature,
7/7/2020 God's Gossamer Gardens Senryuchristian,creation,heaven
7/4/2020 My Ocean Haikuheart,nature,ocean,peace,
6/25/2020 Earth Castle Haikuart,color,earth,moon,natu
6/22/2020 Silent Artist Alliterationappreciation,art,color,ea
6/14/2020 Abandoned Free verseanxiety,death,heartbreak,
6/12/2020 Writing With Mother Nature Haikubooks,flower,writing,
6/10/2020 Ghostly Garden Free versedeath,dream,flower,grave,
6/7/2020 Destiny Answers Sijocar,death,destiny,
6/5/2020 Moonstone Monorhymeappreciation,moon,night,
6/4/2020 Nature Stew Haikuflower,metaphor,sunset,tr
6/1/2020 Heaven ABCs ABCchristian,god,heaven,jesu
5/25/2020 Death Cat Ethereecat,death,destiny,emotion
5/23/2020 Full Moon Feathers Sedokabird,blessing,dance,moon,

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Fav Poems

moonlove Free verseangel,beautiful,deep,fant
LIBERTY OF EXPRESSION is HERE Free versepoems,poetess,poetry,writ
Crimson Moon Rhymemoon,
Unrequited Love Rhymefirst love,heartbroken,
Your Body, Your Touch Romanticismemotions,i love you,love,
Rain Proseemotions,feelings,for her
I Wish I Were A Unicorn Rhymehorse,imagination,inspira
COLORS OF MY BRUSH Nonetart,love,romance,
Haiku- my abiding memory Haikudaffodils,seasons,
Someone get the door Haikudeath,humor,
View It From Afar Blank versebeautiful,earth,imagery,i
A bloody Rose Romanticismallusion,anger,baby,beaut
Aries I do not know?fire,love,snow,
The Blues Free verseloss,sad love,
Night Silence Pantoumbeauty,nature,night,unive
Forever In Your Eyes Acrosticbest friend,future,heart,
I am Christian Limerickchristian,god,gospel,jesu
Lady of the Stream Sonnetanalogy,beautiful,friends
I Slipped On A Tear Drop Haibundeath,sister,suicide,
My Alphabet Abecedarianchildren,kindergarten,pre
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Quintain (English)butterfly,
Lunar Narrativeappreciation,beautiful,mo
Children Of Paradise Free verseafrica,
The Light Shall Overcome The Night Lyricchristian,conflict,dark,d
MORNING OR MOURNING Haikubeauty,loss,
Afterlife Free verseabsence,angst,dark,death,
DAMSEL DRAGONFLY Free versebeautiful,fantasy,flying,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativeautumn,mystery,
plastic words Haikuallusion,analogy,
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
supernova Free verseanalogy,metaphor,passion,
The Viking - repost Free versedeath,dream,fantasy,hero,
Monoku - like ocean waves Monokulife,loss,
shadows Haikuappreciation,
Muse Insists Free versemuse,
The last goodbye Versegoodbye,imagery,love,natu
I am vaporizing in your eyes Free versedesire,first love,for her
Full Moon on Christmas Senryuchristmas,
Beautiful Rainbow Prisms Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
Deep Water in a Sleeping Volcano Free versemorning,nature,night,
My Best Medicine Free versefeelings,
Power Of A Yawn Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
Daydream Alliterationbeautiful,dream,flower,
The Raindrop Trioletmetaphor,
Ornamental Free verseallegory,
Into The Woods Rhymegreen,peace,spiritual,str
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
AFTERLIFE Rhymeheaven,
A Soldiers Song Sonnetsoldier,war,
Rainbow Girl Verseanger,friendship,girl,hap
PEACEFUL PLOT Rhymebeauty,death,peace,
D Free versedeath,
THE RAMS Haikufootball,
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
There Is Blue Free versecolor,
Moonlight Lanyard Dramatic Verseadventure,passion,romance
Butterfly Magic Juice Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
An Ordinary Man Free verseappreciation,father,memor
Arthur Free versebetrayal,death,love,sorro
Delicate Anniversary Death Rhymeanniversary,death,sister,
As Poets Prepare their Pens Free versepeace,perspective,politic
God Made You For Me Sonnetboyfriend,girlfriend,love
Painter Me Rhymeart,
We Are Not Merely Poets Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
Me and My Stuffed Bunny Love Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
Mindful of Moments Shapesilence,spiritual,
Etch Lavender Fields Fibonaccinature,ocean,sun,
the balancing act Haikuallegory,analogy,art,
Twin Flames Free versegod,inspirational love,lo
If Summer Were a Color Imagismseasons,
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ABC10th grade,11th grade,12t
Mediocrity Monstrosity Free verseanalogy,introspection,met
Withered Pages of My Childhood Versechildhood,
marigold magic Haiku10th grade,11th grade,12t
Whirlpool - ABC Abecedarianfantasy,history,mythology
Eternal Gold Sunset Imagismsummer,
Immortality Monorhymepoetry,
Night Of Glorious Moonlight Proseappreciation,moon,nature,
Hell's Hospitality Prose Poetryafrica,anger,corruption,c
If I could love you now Versedream,love,together,
sun glitter Haikubeautiful,fantasy,light,s
no luggage space Haikuabsence,appreciation,
Celestial Sailing Coupletadventure,magic,universe,
- Friend With Death - Free verseblessing,health,perspecti
Like Rock Paper Sissors Free versenature,seasons,
just a ghost Light Versedevotionme,me,
Dangerous Mind Free versebereavement,dark,death,eu
HEAVENLY HONEYSUCKLE Free versegarden,sad,summer,
Moon Rhymechild,dream,
Mindfulness Acrosticencouraging,environment,p
Feathered Feelings Crystallinefeelings,
Haiku - Aspens Haikuautumn,tree,
Cooking with Potatoes Rhymefood,
HELLO BUTTERFLY Concretebeautiful,color,imagery,i
DEPART AS ONE Free verseanxiety,death,grief,heart
The Dart Board Free versegames,
A Bell Tolls For Two Souls Concretededication,destiny,love,p
- Haiku X 159 - of earth - Haikunature,people,

Fav Poets

Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
Danai Daisy Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Probir Gupta India Flag India Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Corbin United States Flag United States Read
D. C. Jordan United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Andreanna Escamilla United States Flag United States Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Nancy Shamel United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Kai Michael Neumann Spain Flag Spain Read
Darlene De Beaulieu Canada Flag Canada Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Arturo Michael United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
sand blown Canada Flag Canada Read
Semih bilgic Turkey Flag Turkey Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Alexis Y. United States Flag United States Read
Mystic Rose Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
The Insolent Rib Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Talal Uddin Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Ricky Muse United States Flag United States Read
Valerie Staton United States Flag United States Read
Jim Tidd United States Flag United States Read
Xuefeng Pan China (PRC) Flag China (PRC) Read
Gregory Richard Barden United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Fairchild United States Flag United States Read
Bobby May United States Flag United States Read
Patrick Collier United States Flag United States Read
charles messina United States Flag United States Read
Shane Cooper Australia Flag Australia Read
Beata Agustin Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Eunice Adrados Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Kenneth R. Merrill United States Flag United States Read
Greg Masciana United States Flag United States Read
Jesse Rowe United States Flag United States Read
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
David Sanders United States Flag United States Read
Edward Ibeh United States Flag United States Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
Kim Merryman United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
John Gondolf United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Dawnmarie Armato United States Flag United States Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Knowlton United States Flag United States Read
Jenish Somadas Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia Read
NA NA United States Flag United States Read
Michele Early United States Flag United States Read
Demetrios Trifiatis Greece Flag Greece Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Evelyn Judy Buehler United States Flag United States Read
Brandy Nicole United States Flag United States Read
Sam Kauffman United States Flag United States Read
Mark Koplin United States Flag United States Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Gideon Idudje Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Krish Radhakrishna United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Imran Islam Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh Read
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
Tom Cunningham United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Paula Goldsmith United States Flag United States Read
S S Beulin India Flag India Read
William Kekaula United States Flag United States Read
Jeanne McGee United States Flag United States Read
Sigrid Ermine Australia Flag Australia Read
V. Deepa India Flag India Read
Pashang Salehi United States Flag United States Read
Hannington Mumo Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Tania Kitchin United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
John Castellenas United States Flag United States Read
Emilia James United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Angela Crabtree United States Flag United States Read
A. Zylixis India Flag India Read
Kathy Anderson United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
Jon A Cavanaugh United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read