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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent two decades now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines, for the website Shadow Poetry, and for Poetry Soup. 

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry was published in eight chapbooks (no longer sold online). 

Since coming to Poetry Soup, Ms. Dietrich has been both contest sponsor and winner of numerous contests. In 2010, her poem "Cinder Girl" was first place winner of Soup's International contest (these contests are no longer held).  A song was created from her lyrics "Honeymoon Serenade" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDWxc4cpHDc) and two movies have been made featuring the poetry of Andrea Dietrich: "A Tale of Fire and Ice" (a 4 min. Z-Film Fest Project, 2014) and the full length movie "Six Days of Sistine" in which 20 poems of Ms. Dietrichs serve as the thoughts of two characters played by Jamie Campbell Bower and Elarica Johnson (directed by Richard J. Perry, 2019) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7710360/


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Blog Posted:11/5/2021 9:18:00 AM

Recently I got a message from Panagiota Romios that she fell and broke her left leg, shattering her kneecap. She faces surgery and hard days of physical therapy ahead. She is very depressed and at her age, breaking bones is something considered very hard to go through. (Just found out she has had the surgery and must wait a while for the therapy which will take probably past Christmas time!) 

In addition to Pangie (Panagiota), Robert Lindley (from what Greg Barden told me) is sick. But not only that, he is facing numeous trials with his brother and his wife being in very bad shape. I have reached out to him since hearing of his horrible trials, but he has not responded to me since then, and I pray God will ease his burdens.

Connie Marcum Wong has a son who I believe is still in the hospital and who at one time was unconscious and expected not to live. I think he is on the mend, but Connie has undergone so many tragedies in a period of a few years. 

I am adding on Demetrios right now (nov. 6) as I just heard word that he is hovering between life and death, from what Anne-Lise reports hearing about in her current blog she just posted. Urgent prayers needed for Demetrios.

I know there have to be many others here who are suffering horrendous trials, whether emotional, financial or physical. If you would like to, I hope you will let us know of people who need prayers or special concern. Those of you who pray, I hope you would pray for all our Soup members who face great hardships. Those of you who do not believe in prayer, I hope you can have kindness in your hearts for everyone who suffers with their own unique hardships.

I suppose "turn the other cheek" is not a thing that everybody here cares about. I have seen this time and time again demonstrated at blogs that have turned into miniature wars of name-calling, etc.  But at a time when the world seems to be filling more and more with chaos, my hope is that we can put aside any animosities we feel toward those whom we feel have wronged us or those whose opinions differ from ours.  It has been difficult for me also to have good feelings about those whose views are completely opposite my own, but all I can do is try to be kind nevertheless.

Nobody knows the suffering going on in the lives of those with whom we interact, either in person or on the internet. If someone angers me here, it affects me (we are all human, and that's just human nature), but I do not believe in actively pursuing any one person through my blogs or poetry to bring misery or shame to them. Well, that's all. Please, unless you care to leave good wishes or mention others in the comments who need our kind attention, just ignore my blog. 

Have a great weekend, everybody.

 



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Date: 11/11/2021 5:34:00 AM
Oh! Will surely uphold all of them in prayers, Andrea, thanks for letting us all know:) you are truly kind:)
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Date: 11/8/2021 3:50:00 PM
Hello Andrea, I will pray fo Deemetrios, Panagiota, and Gary Barden.I feel badly that Gary Barden is having a rough time of it. I hope his family matters will be worked out and hurt feeling mended. Thank you for posting this message. enjoy your evening Andrea.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/10/2021 5:51:00 AM
Hello Andrea, I am sorry if I miss understood. I hope you are doing better today. I hope Gary Barden is doing better today. Hugs.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/9/2021 4:14:00 PM
I think maybe you misunderstood one little part of the blog. Greg Barden made me aware of Robert Lindley on FB. maybe that is what you are referring to when you say Gary Barden. Anyway, Thanks for your prayers, Darlene!!
Date: 11/8/2021 1:17:00 PM
It is a very nice gesture on your part, Andrea. We shall hope and pray that they would all get better. What ever the arguments, I bear no ill will towards anyone and I am sure most of us are the same! We are all too matured and seniors to let opinions divide good friendships! I am sure Pangie would recover fully, although physiotherapy can be a challenge but essential to regain full mobility. I wish her well and all the others you have so diligently listed to inform us of their plight! Let’s hope Christmas brings much cheer to all!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/9/2021 4:14:00 PM
Thanks for your awesome remarks, krish.
Date: 11/8/2021 9:41:00 AM
Thank you very much Andrea for this blog. I just spent an hour in prayer for all mentioned and many others. I know that prayer works. It saved my stepson and I am thankful for all who prayed for him. He is doing better and will be getting therapy to learn to walk again. He may be in the hospital as long as a year, but his attitude is wonderful. I thank everyone so much for the prayers, and for prayers for me and my daughter too. She is back at work and I am doing well. God bless all who need it. Love, Connie xxoo
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Jo Daniel
Date: 11/11/2021 5:35:00 AM
Glad to know that you are doing better, Connie, still upholding you and yours in prayers:)
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michael tor
Date: 11/8/2021 4:47:00 PM
So wonderful to hear Connie...xoxo
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/8/2021 3:53:00 PM
Hello Connie, I am glad you are doing better. Also the same for your son and daughter. Yes God bless. Hugs.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/8/2021 11:01:00 AM
wow Connie an hour in prayer. I have never done something like that. my prayers , the longest, have been the 15 min drive to my school! I really appreciate what you have done and I am so glad for your stepson!
Date: 11/8/2021 9:24:00 AM
In case anyone else comes here, a poet mentioned to me two other missing poets but I can't recall who said this or where the message is. I recall one of them was Bobby May, Anyone know what's happened to Bobby???
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Date: 11/8/2021 2:03:00 AM
Thank you so much dear Ria for letting us know about the sufferings of our fellow Soup members through your blog. yes, you are right, we never know what is going on the in the lives of others unless we interact with them Am shocked to hear about our dear fellow poet, Demetrios is suffering so much right now and I know dear Connie has been going through so much trials of her life. Also sad to hear that Robert Lindley, Panagiota, Kim, and Jan are going through such difficult times.my sincere prayers for the speedy recovery of our dear Soup members and they are in my thoughts and prayers.. and you are such a kind beautiful loving soul to let us all know this through this blog...hugs...~ Ani
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/8/2021 9:20:00 AM
Anitha, thanks. i know you have been gone a while. it's shocking about Demetrios. Someone sent me a soupmail regarding two other "missing" poets. I need to find those names and see if anyone knows what's up with them!
Date: 11/7/2021 12:25:00 PM
You are right about that, let's send lots of love and light to everyone in need of it, every day. Here's hoping that they will all be okay very soon.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/8/2021 9:19:00 AM
yes, let's do that, M.L!!! Light sent to all.
Date: 11/7/2021 4:38:00 AM
God Bless all poets here. Prayers for those suffering. Sending you light and positive thoughts. Love, Heidi
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michael tor
Date: 11/8/2021 4:48:00 PM
Thank you Heidixoxo
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/8/2021 9:25:00 AM
Heidi , were you the one who mentioned two missing poets to me in an email or something? Let me know. One was Bobby May and I forgot the other.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/7/2021 7:11:00 AM
Thanks, sweetie. Positive thoughts so needed.
Date: 11/7/2021 1:52:00 AM
Many thanks Andrea, so sad to hear of so many dear poets who are struggling at the moment and I pray they will get through this challenging time. Dearest Panagiota, Connie, Demetrios and Robert, I send healing vibes to you all ~ you are in my thoughts and prayers dear friends...with love to you all Ann xxxx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/7/2021 7:10:00 AM
Thanks. I talked to Pangie and I know she appreciates the prayers. Robert has posted a blog, so we can see how he is doing at his blog!
Date: 11/7/2021 1:02:00 AM
thanks for the blog Andrea, wishing everyone a speedy recovery, unfortunately there are many missing from soup at the moment ive mailed a couple recently and had no response which is worrying. i am confined to my room with covid but so far am ok, jan x
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/8/2021 3:56:00 PM
Hello Jan, I am very happy to hear from you Jan. i sent you an soup mail. I guess you did not rea\d it yet. Get better soon. Hugs.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/8/2021 9:18:00 AM
yes,, I hear good things about quercetin. I need to get some at my health store. Connie uses oregano oil to keep her immunity strong. Other good things are zinc, vitamin D, magnesium, etc.
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Date: 11/7/2021 1:47:00 PM
Jan Quercertin works great against the experts say. Praying for you... Ps you dont need a prescription to get it....
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/7/2021 7:08:00 AM
I hope you get better and better, jan. Yes, when folks are missing, we really wonder where they are. Keep us informed if you hear of anyone sick, will you??
Date: 11/6/2021 5:11:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for raising the awareness regarding the challenging situations our dear Soup friends face. My thoughts and prayers surround my dear friend and collaborator, Robert, and also my inspiring friends, Connie, Demetrios and Pangie. Each a precious poet. Warmest wishes and hugs to all for a full recovery.. ~Susan
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/7/2021 7:09:00 AM
Thanks, Susan. I appreciate you.
Date: 11/6/2021 4:15:00 PM
Dear Andrea thank you for sharing this information that any of us can go through as well. Caring for your fellow human beings is what God commands us to do. So heartbroken to hear about my brother in Christ Demetrios, and Robert, and Pangie, Connie, Connies stepson., and those that are going through difficult times and don't share their grief with us. I will pray for my brothers and sisters and anyone else that request prayer. We will get through this together for we are a family here on the soup. God bless you for your kindness and love. Sincerely Michael Rene...
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/7/2021 7:09:00 AM
Thanks, Michael. You are a kind soul
Date: 11/6/2021 3:32:00 PM
so sorry to hear about all those Soupers - will remember them all in my prayers. I really need to catch up at Soup, but just wanted to drop by & respond to this, Will try to return comments etc tomorrow. Love to all xx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/7/2021 7:08:00 AM
thanks for that, Jack!
Date: 11/6/2021 2:23:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea for this heads up re our treasured soup members. Received an email from Pangie today and she said she had a room with a view! A visit to the hospital is never pleasant but at least the "view" might ease her stress somewhat! Bob H
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 2:28:00 PM
yes, though she is in pain, she enjoys her room where she told me she is not required to wear a mask and the staff is treating her well.
Date: 11/6/2021 2:15:00 PM
Andrea, thank you for the update, I am sorry to hear this. Sending well wishes to all in hopes of a full and speedy recovery.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 2:29:00 PM
thanks, I am sure they will appreciate that. Also I just now saw the blog of Sunshine's and the horrible news about Demetrios. I will add him to my blog.
Date: 11/6/2021 2:12:00 PM
Praying for all.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 2:28:00 PM
Thanks, my friend.
Date: 11/6/2021 1:42:00 PM
Anne Lise has just found out that Demetrios has had a head injury and was between life and death. Hope he pulls through. Tom
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 2:29:00 PM
That is awful, Tom. I saw it just now and I want to add his name to this blog
Date: 11/6/2021 8:21:00 AM
Thank you for reaching out with kindness and love, Andrea, in short supply I'm afraid these days, God Bless, james
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:41:00 AM
Yes, I see kindness and love diminishing in this world. I hope those who came to the blog will reach out to anyone they know of who needs a kind word. Do you know others that can be mentioned here?
Date: 11/6/2021 2:21:00 AM
Thank you for letting us know Andrea, I'll keep them all in my prayers. Tom
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:40:00 AM
So good of you, Tom
Date: 11/5/2021 11:11:00 PM
Thanks for this blog... Very well expressed. I am for praying for fellowmen, and yes, I'll pray for Pangie, Robert, and Connie... with faith in the Lord Who answers prayers. God bless you, dear Mam Andrea.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:40:00 AM
Thank you, Beata. You are always so sweet.
Date: 11/5/2021 8:41:00 PM
Excellent blog, I share your sentiment, and often think of our colleagues whom suffer, and those that have passed on. Andrea, Thanks for the info. Yes regarding moods of our poets here on soup, there are always two sides to a story (behaviour), but we need to stay aware, of those trolls who come here for the sake of trouble making.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:39:00 AM
I love this comment you made, harry. The way people react to things always has roots in things that others can never fathom because it's not THEIR story to know. The reason I am the way I am, for example, has its origins in what modern medicine did that hurt me, and this shaped the way I react to things in the world today. Well, thanks for YOUR sentiments, my friend.
Date: 11/5/2021 7:29:00 PM
Andrea, you are the kindest and sweetest person in our community, always compassionate and giving. I think all would agree. Praying for all and especially those mentioned, Pangie, Robert and Connie. Let us wrap our arms around our fellow poets. We may not always agree with them but let love be the legacy of PS! I should be back on Monday. Thank you all for your prayers too.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:37:00 AM
There are others far better than me, Kim. All I do is post a blog. I do wish I knew how to do more. you shine with compassion, Kim.
Date: 11/5/2021 6:19:00 PM
Dear Andrea, your blog touches my heart so deeply. Robert and his family are going through so much. Many times he has reached out to me. A kind word is very much appreciated. I hate hearing about Pangie falling. I hope she isn't in too much pain. Sending her many healing hugs. Connie has been though so much as well. She has a wonderful heart. There are so many in need, and I am praying for all. Take care, my sweet friend. Hugs, Brandy
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:35:00 AM
You must know very well about Robert then. If he reaches out to you, let him know I am thinking of him. I maybe overstepped my bounds by giving him advice about fighting cancer (for his dear wife) but she is not me, and I should have just given my sympathy and nothing more. What she faces is far greater than I ever did. So many are here with great sadnesses that we can't even know, so I hope when we learn of these things, we can go to these people and at least show them we care.
Date: 11/5/2021 5:56:00 PM
A huge thank you, Andrea, for your blog post about fellow Soup poets, and/or their family members, going through some very unfortunate illnesses, injuries. They stay in my prayers, along with other Soup poet's prayers. We lift them up to God. ~
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/6/2021 8:32:00 AM
thanks, Regina. I can tell how sincere you are by your comments I see around Soup.
Date: 11/5/2021 3:20:00 PM
Andrea, prayers sent for all those suffering. Thanks for letting us know ~ love and serenity _Constance
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:30:00 PM
thanks for your response, Dear heart, and for your prayers.
Date: 11/5/2021 1:45:00 PM
Hello Andrea - This is a sincere message and true concern for our poetry community and its members who have become friends and family. I knew of the heavy burdens of Connie to which she continues to be in my thoughts but I did not know about Robert or Pangie. No one of us escapes hard times of stress and heavy hearts be it financial physical emotional or any other pain that weights on us. I know this all two well how life can change in one moment without notice. I join you in wishing and thinking of members and their families at this time. Blessings health and peace to one and all. Thank you Andrea for informing us.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:30:00 PM
thanks, Lisa, for your kindness. I hope all is well with you in your life.
Date: 11/5/2021 1:13:00 PM
Thanks for bringing this up, Andrea. Going through difficult situations, tough times (mental, emotional, financial, physical) are devastating. We can always offer our support with our prayers or positive thoughts for them to get through their trials.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:31:00 PM
There is not much else we can do except listen to them and support them. So many trials people face these days!!
Date: 11/5/2021 12:39:00 PM
Andrea, thank you so much for this blog. I was unaware of these sad trials. This was so kind of you to post this and give such a heartfelt prayer to those whom are suffering. I will be spreading out my thoughts and prayers to all. Most of us here on the Soup have never met one another but it seems that through everyone's poetry we have gotten to know each other pretty well. We all have our differences and many of us agree to dis-agree with some, but to me, when it comes to life and death that all goes out the window. Sending luv...to all. ~CM
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:32:00 PM
Awww, thanks for what you said at the end of your note. It means a lot to me, charles.
Date: 11/5/2021 11:58:00 AM
My prayers will include Pangie, Robert and Connie, also Kim who has lost her nephew …… (just read that below) thank you for letting us know of their suffering Andrea and P.S. AWTRY. God bless them all… Belle.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:32:00 PM
Thanks for letting us know about Kim. I do remember her telling about that!
Date: 11/5/2021 10:54:00 AM
Thank you Andrea for this blog. Also keep Kim Rodrigues and her family in your prayers. Her nephew passed away.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:33:00 PM
Yes, thanks for reminding us!
Date: 11/5/2021 10:48:00 AM
May the Lord comfort the long-sufferers, heed their earnest prayers, and shine upon their countenance His gift of divine faith that greatness will occasion all. Most blessed assurances loved ones, Aloha!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 3:33:00 PM
thanks, William.
Date: 11/5/2021 9:32:00 AM
Although I may vehemently disagree with someone's behavior (especially if it affects me) I certainly do not wish them any harm. So count me as one who is holding up those of our group who are suffering a malady, whatever its nature. Thanks for the blog, Andrea.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/5/2021 9:39:00 AM
my feelings exactly, Milt. Thank you.

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9/8/2021 My Life in a Sonnet Sonnetlife,
9/7/2021 Idyll Thoughts Tankaromance,
9/6/2021 I Love Housework Acrostichumor,
9/6/2021 Popeye and Olive Oyl Clerihewkid,
9/5/2021 A Birthday Wish for Joe Sonnethusband,
9/4/2021 My Inner Child Quaterncharacter,
9/3/2021 Abandoned People of Afghanistan Quaternculture,
9/2/2021 Sweet Vagabond Imaginings Sonnetfantasy,feelings,
8/31/2021 That Marmite Stuff Listfood,
8/30/2021 Gnatty Moments Tankainsect,
8/30/2021 Passion's Waves - Like the Ocean Free versepassion,
8/29/2021 The One Who Touched My Heart Quatrainlove,
8/28/2021 Which are You Diamantetravel,
8/28/2021 Picnic Day Tetractyssummer,
8/27/2021 Tethered to a Moment Rhymeromance,
8/25/2021 Anna and the French Kiss Sonnetkiss,
8/23/2021 A Frankenstein Party Rhymesociety,
8/23/2021 To Glide Above the Sea Sonnetsea,
8/22/2021 A Kaleidoscope of Seasons Rhymeseasons,
8/21/2021 Crib Fight Footlehumorous,
8/19/2021 Autumn in the Park Verseautumn,
8/18/2021 Accepting Life Free verselife,
8/18/2021 Golden Free verseanalogy,
8/18/2021 Dawn to Dusk Verseday,
8/17/2021 Hungry for Kindness Haibunhumanity,
8/15/2021 Song Sparrow Haikubird,
8/14/2021 Still Dumbstruck - DK Rhymehumorous,
8/12/2021 On Fertile Ground Quatrainthanks,
8/10/2021 When the Goblins Came to Town Rhymefantasy,
8/9/2021 Imagine Eternity Tankatime,
8/9/2021 Panic in Looted Food Bank Days Rhymefood,
8/7/2021 La Luna Rhymemoon,
8/7/2021 In Honor of the Rose Rhymeflower,
8/3/2021 Blessed Haikubird,
8/3/2021 SBD Gift Rhymehumorous,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Stone Elegydeath,love,
A Winter Night Lyricimagination,nature,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and see Free versenature,science,space,
My White Lace Tablecloth Narrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate Jay Light Verseanimals,
Divine Splendor Blank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLY Narrativebrother,childhood,family,
Umbrella Personificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played me Personificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of Time Free versenature
JINGLE Free versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSE Narrativemysterylight,light,univer
TRANSCENDENCE Tankafantasy,imagination,natur
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy world Haiku 
SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka) Tankanature
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Positive Perspective Tankainspirational
My Pilot Light Verseinspirational,introspecti
Love's Echos Free verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
For Wifey Rhymeloveme,love,me,i love you
Alabaster Night Free versenature,planet,sea,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
" Ike and Jane "- sequence 2 Light Versefunny,love,wifeme,me,time
Pretty orchids Free versecaregiving,happiness,hope
Even a Sparrow Soars Free verseanimals
My Piano Knows Versedevotion,happiness,holida
Dancing with the Stars Free versenature,scienceblue,
The Unrequited Mantra Free versedevotion,hope,lost love,l
FIG TREE, NEW YEAR'S DAY Narrativenaturewinter,winter,new y
Poets At-Large Free verselife,
to know you Free versedevotion,husband
Moved to Tears by Josh Groban Versemusic,on writing and word
sequence-SONNET Lanternelife,love,on writing and
Reflections Free versehappiness,life,lovesun,
Somber Is the Color of The Day Free verseday,light,me,winter,words
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
The Word Weaver Free verseintrospection,lifeme,
Each Day a Gift Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Contrary Kisses Free verseinspirational,introspecti
She Waits... Free verseart,hopelonging,
Blue Heaven Haikunature
A DEATH IN THE SUN Free versehope,seasons
My Reason For Living Free versehusband
Terra Firma Haikunature,science,time
How Could I have Known Free versehusband,love,mystery
True Poetry in Motion? Free verseinspirationalmay,
Frozen in Time Free verseseasonssnow,snow,
FORGOTTEN TREASURE Light Verseadventure,art,beauty,enco
Putting on Makeup Rhymeintrospection,sad,
Desire Light Verselife,lost love,love,
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
BLACK and BLUE Rhymeabuse,funny,husband,me,
Foreboding Haikumystery,nature
A Song at Sunrise Coupletfaithsong,song,
BEAT OUT THE RHYTHM Rhymefunny
What Do The Stars Tell A Lover's Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,happine
The green checkered face Free versefood,happinessheart,heart
Play It Free verseinspirational,love,music,
Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
Marble in Columns on Green Coupletbrother,daughter,father,h
I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
The Beauty of Yore Free versenostalgia
Wandering Soul Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Sunset on Galway Bay (Haiku No. 34) Haikuinspirational
TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
If You Are Lonely Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Time Out Free versedepression,devotion,fanta
Winter Promise Free versenature
I Am..(Tagged by raul, now i'm tagging Elaine george). Free verseintrospectionbeautiful,be
Brown Sands Lyricintrospection,lifemystery
Dancing at a Temple Rhymedevotion,
DAYBREAK UP HIGH Free verseinspirational
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,
The First Kiss or That Darn Ann Landers Lyricme,nostalgia,song,travel,
Crimsom Beauty Dramatic Monologueangst
Red Geraniums Free verse 
ZOO FRIGHT Limerickfunny
As I hid Monokumuse,
Three Messengers Narrativeanimals,faith,inspiration
Stretchy Neck Lyricanimals
A ROUND TUIT Shapefunny

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Grace EunSong Lee Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
James Foulk United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Samir Georges Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Foster Australia Flag Australia Read
Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Baldwin United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Rauwolfia Ra South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Carol Fillmore Canada Flag Canada Read
Jerri Ward United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Gwendolen Song United States Flag United States Read
Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
gautami phookan India Flag India Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Matt Hunt United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Judy Ball Canada Flag Canada Read
Matthew Anish United States Flag United States Read
Mandy Tams The Golden Girl United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lizzie Treetop Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Ludden United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Heather Ober Canada Flag Canada Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Victoria Anderson-Throop United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Sue Mason United States Flag United States Read
Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Sean Kelly Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Steven Mossburg United States Flag United States Read
Rollo West United States Flag United States Read
Therese Bacha United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Red OMara Australia Flag Australia Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
manel gunatillake Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
richard ferry United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Jon A Cavanaugh United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ainsley United States Flag United States Read
LINDA JACKSON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Roger Horsch United States Flag United States Read
Mark Peterson United States Flag United States Read
Stephen Kilmer United States Flag United States Read
DARREN WATSON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
Aiyah Torres Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Vassilis Comporozos Greece Flag Greece Read
JSLambert Mister ROBOTO United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Mark Trichet Australia Flag Australia Read
john fleming United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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