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Hi, I'm John Watt and I live in California, USA. My biography is perhaps best summarized by three bio poems I created for Poetry Soup contests:

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https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/bio_modified_-_introverted_encourager_1240827

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If you'd like to get to know me from my writings, here are 2 or 3 of my favorites in each of the writing categories I most enjoy:

Faith poems:                  https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/to_you_alone_1241976

                                                https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/chrysalis_1243141

Nature poems:  https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/artistry_and_grandeur_1211573

                           https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/she_cannot_be_rushed_791917

Love poems:              https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/sinuous_melody_1232530

                                  https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_strange_galaxy_1233383

Sonnets:                        https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_cassiopeia_1238229

        https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/to_my_high_school_math_teacher_1236191

Lighthearted:   https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_want_but_dont_need_1236871 

                                      https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/in_the_moment_1223810

                           https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/3_cheers_for_the_gear_791918

Writing about writing:           https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/write_me_1211581

                       https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/drumbeat_of_the_muses_1218782

For Loved Ones:               https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/this_teacher_1211572

                                       https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/winters_antidote_792408

Autobiographical:     https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_piece_of_winter_794945

                    https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_spirit_animal_is_a_zoo_1211580

 

Many thanks to all you Soup poets who write with such dazzling talent, inspiring others to do the same, and all you who leave such uplifting comments. Happy writing! ~ John


Connie Marcum Wong in the hospital

Blog Posted:6/29/2022 2:58:00 PM

Poetry Soup family,

     I received word just now that Connie Marcum Wong has been hospitalized for 4 days now, suffering with what the doctors believe is general heart failure. She says her heart is enlarged and for 7 days she has been unable to breathe without sitting up and leaning forward. They are performing a cat scan today. She would appreciate your prayers, thoughts, and well wishes. 

     Anyone who knows of updates, feel free to post here; I will do the same as I receive updates of her condition.

Thank you,

John

NOTE: See my update posted below on 12 July. 



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Date: 7/30/2022 1:15:00 PM
Dear Poetry Friends, here is an Update on my condition. I saw my cardiologist yesterday and found out my pacemaker caused my secondary heart problem. I am working with my doctor to find a solution. He said they may need to to replace my pacemaker with a more advanced one. I am feeling stronger every day and I have faith I will regain my health. Thank you all so much for your prayers. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 7/30/2022 1:23:00 PM
Connie, thank you for keeping us apprised throughout your recovery. Thanking God that this vital information has come to light, and that you are feeling stronger every day. Hugs ~ John
Date: 7/15/2022 12:03:00 AM
Dearest Connie I am so pleased to read that you are improving and pray that you will continue to do so dear friend. You have been through so much Connie and I send you and your dear family positive vibes for the future. I have not been on PS much lately due to personal problems, so I was very sorry to hear of your plight. Sending love and hugs dear Connie from Ann xxxx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/20/2022 11:59:00 AM
It is wonderful to see you back at PS Ann. I hope you are doing much better now? Thank you so much for your concern and especially your prayers. I feel so blessed by everyone’s prayers and I know they have helped me recover. I am getting stronger everyday. Thank you so very much. Blessings xxoo
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John Watt
Date: 7/17/2022 2:49:00 PM
Thank you for your loving concern and lovely message, Ann. I'm sorry to hear about your personal problems and hope they improve soon. Take care, John
Date: 7/13/2022 6:38:00 PM
Bless you, Dear Connie: Glad to read in the update your condition is improving. All the stress must have caught up with you. Praying the treatments will keep you gaining better health from here on. Love, SuZ
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/13/2022 6:46:00 PM
Thank you very much SuZ. I hope you are doing well this summer? I am very thankful I have air conditioning because it has been pretty hot here. I am happy to say I’m recovering well and looking forward to the future of better Health. Thank you for your concern dear friend. Love and blessings, Connie xxoo
Date: 7/12/2022 9:18:00 PM
Update on Connie's condition... I wanted to report some good news, Connie wrote me on July 10th that she is "doing fantastic!" The hospital released her after 5 days with stabilized breathing, and now she's learning to live with a practically salt-free diet, and an oxygen machine during the night hours to keep her oxygen count up. She's been sleeping 10 hours a night. The doctor has decided to take her off the pills that she discovered have beta blockers and were causing side effects such as tiredness, depression, and anxiety. She is working with a naturopathic doctor to find supplements that will help her heart but without the harmful side effects. She wrote, "I know everyone’s prayers helped me so much and I am beyond grateful... I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the love that has been shown me by all the members at Poetry soup. I was moved to tears. Thank you for your thoughtfulness..."
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michael tor
Date: 7/14/2022 12:18:00 AM
Thank you John for the recent update. So glad Connie is doing "fantastic" I will keep praying. Your update John is great news.I know she has been more active writing comments, which says a lot about Connie supporting her extended family here.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/13/2022 6:47:00 PM
Thank you very much John it was so thoughtful of you to post this in case members stop by. I really appreciate your continued support. Much Love, Connie xxoo
Date: 7/11/2022 6:52:00 PM
I am very very sorry that I missed John's blog, and didn't know about Connie's condition. She is always in my thoughts and prayers. I am assuming she is doing better...she left a comment on one of my poems, and said that she is back to reading poetry. I can't express how relieved and how happy I am to hear this. Hope we will know more about how she is doing. She is the kindest soul, and we all are praying for her. Love, Connie, You are one of those rare - most loving and sweetest person. Mala
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John Watt
Date: 7/12/2022 9:22:00 PM
Mala, thank you for your caring compassion in reading the blog and posting your lovely comment. I just posted an update at the blog culled from a Soupmail she wrote me this week. Hugs ~ John
Date: 7/6/2022 1:37:00 PM
Praying for Connie. She has been so thoughtful and kind over the years, and I'm so sorry to learn of this. Although I'm not on Soup often these days, I'm grateful I saw this, and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
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Date: 7/12/2022 9:24:00 PM
Thank you very much, Carrie. I hope by now you have seen Connie's response below. I have also posted a blog update (above). Your kindness is greatly appreciated ~ John
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/10/2022 11:41:00 PM
I am doing so much better now Carrie. I appreciate everyone’s prayers so much as I know they helped me immensely when I was in the hospital. I am happy to be home and getting used to my new routine. Thank you so much for your prayers and good thoughts. Love and Blessings, Connie
Date: 7/2/2022 8:10:00 PM
Dear Connie, am so sorry I didn't read any blogs recently... and just now read this and understood all that happened. Also, am happy that you are healing. My prayers to you ALWAYS. I know you are a strong lady and such a beautiful graceful soul. Thank you dear John and Andrea for giving us information regarding Connie's health... Sending Hugs and prayers your way Connie... ~ Ani
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/10/2022 11:42:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers Anitha. I have so much to be thankful for and my Poetry friends are at the top of my list. Love and blessings, Connie xxoo
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Date: 7/3/2022 11:02:00 PM
Thank you Ani for your kind message and prayers. The compassion and concern shown by Connie's many friends and admirers has been so gratifying to see, and it has meant so much to Connie ~ John
Date: 7/2/2022 12:47:00 PM
Prayers for Connie!!! So sad to hear this news. GOD BLESS YOU CONNIE! :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/10/2022 11:43:00 PM
Thank you Heidi. I am so much better after being home 9 days. I so appreciate everyone sending me prayers. I know they made a big difference in my health. Love and blessings, Connie xxoo
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Date: 7/3/2022 11:00:00 PM
Grateful for your uplifting message, Heidi
Date: 7/2/2022 9:53:00 AM
Thinking of you, Connie, and sending you lots of positive vibes. Hugs xx
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Date: 7/3/2022 10:58:00 PM
Thank you for sending the love, Line
Date: 7/2/2022 9:33:00 AM
Friends, thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. Connie is back home and has posted a health update (below) and a poem of gratitude (at her site).
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/2/2022 6:29:00 PM
Thank you John. It means the world to know how many poets care and have sent prayers. I feel the love in waves. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/2/2022 6:08:00 AM
The Blessings of Prayer Like a gazelle springing from left to right Your prayers come winging through perilous night Making swift haste to my ill beating heart. I was amazed at how many took part, So deeply moved, there are tears in my eyes. Dark thunderous clouds have moved to clear skies. My gratitude floods to poetry friends I’m humbled by your love as my heart mends. 7-2-22 *Dedicated to my loving poetry friends
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/2/2022 8:29:00 AM
Beautiful. Let me go see if it's posted!!
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michael tor
Date: 7/2/2022 7:07:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie for this special dedication from you. Your Poetry is heartfelt and sincere. God heal you completely. xoxo
Date: 7/2/2022 6:05:00 AM
Bless and thank you all, especially John for doing this for me and for Andrea too I wasn’t able to get back to. I have written a little poem that follows……..of gratitude for all of you and your wonderful prayers. Blessings and Thank you all.
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John Watt
Date: 7/2/2022 9:37:00 AM
Blessings to you as well, Connie.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/2/2022 8:28:00 AM
Connie, I just read the poem and I am very glad to know that you are feeling this way. You have many friends that love you and pray for you. Thanks for that sweet poem. Did you try to call me the other day. I realized I had my phone on mute and missed a lot of calls. Have a wonderful weekend recovering. I just KNOW you will mend!
Date: 7/2/2022 6:04:00 AM
My Dearest John and Poetry Soup Members, I was so very very moved when I got John’s letter and came to see his blog. I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and comments for they certainly helped me. I came home today and I am breathing much better and the doctor said my kidneys are fine and so are my lungs, no obstruction or blood clots. My heart is still pumping at 20% and I will need to learn to do all I can to help my heart keep up with my body. Please forgive me not answering each of your comments individually because I would like to do. My daughter-in-law and grandson are visiting and I need to give them my time right now for they will be going home shortly.
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Constance La France
Date: 7/3/2022 7:05:00 AM
Connie, happy you are home and healing, you will learn how to keep your heart healthy with the help of doctors because we need you to be well, blessings ~Constance
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/2/2022 11:44:00 AM
Hello Connie, I sent you a soup mail. I prayed for you. I am glad you are home now. Take it easy. Enjoy your company. Love. xx
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Date: 7/2/2022 9:29:00 AM
Overjoyed to hear you are back home, Connie! Get all the rest you can, and learn all you can about your heart. We've always known you have a big heart, lol. Thanks for posting this encouraging news today. God be with you.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/2/2022 8:31:00 AM
I am surprised you came home earlier than Akiko said. I hope to get more details from you later, Connie. I want to know what they said about your heart pumping at only 20% and what you will be able to do about that.
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michael tor
Date: 7/2/2022 7:04:00 AM
So glad Connie your breathing much better. Enjoy your time with your daughter-in-law and grandson. We will be here when you settle down with everything going on right now with your family. God continue to heal you and we are looking forward to hearing from you. God bless you...
Date: 7/2/2022 4:30:00 AM
So very sad to hear of my dear friend Connie's serious illness and hospitalization. Prayers sent for her recovery and blessings to be given by our Savior. May Light and God's wonderful love both be be showered upon her and all of her family.
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Date: 7/14/2022 1:25:00 PM
Robert, thank you for your thoughtful message and kind concern and prayers for our Connie. I posted a health update at this blog on 7/12. Blessings ~ John
Date: 7/1/2022 1:24:00 PM
Dear Lord we call upon you to touch dear Connie, I know you know all things Lord.' Yet I ask your indulgence here.' She is an Asset to many, some who may not even be Aware how she tries for humanity's sake.? Lord your care is the best of care ' I thank You for listening, Lord I bless your presence.'
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Date: 7/1/2022 4:39:00 PM
Thank you for your prayer of compassion, Joe. Thank you Lord for your attentive ear to our prayers.
Date: 7/1/2022 9:51:00 AM
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear this about Connie, John. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers! She is so kind and has been through so much.
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Date: 7/1/2022 4:39:00 PM
Laura, thank you for dropping by to share your love and concern for Connie.
Date: 7/1/2022 7:19:00 AM
John, thank you so much for letting us know about Connie, I will light a candle for her and send prayers up above, I will beg God to help this beautiful person, blessings ~Constance
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Date: 7/1/2022 4:38:00 PM
Very grateful for your prayers and kind compassion, Constance.
Date: 6/30/2022 10:37:00 PM
So thankful to you, John and Michael for letting us know of Connie's hospitalisation and illness so that all of us can pray for her full recovery. Thanks to Andrea for the comforting update of Connie's condition now.
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Date: 6/30/2022 10:41:00 PM
Grateful for you, Valsa. Let's keep praying.
Date: 6/30/2022 9:55:00 PM
Connie will be in my prayers. Hoping for a full recovery. Hugs Connie, Victor xx
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Date: 6/30/2022 10:39:00 PM
So kind of you to come by with your encouraging message, Victor.
Date: 6/30/2022 5:35:00 PM
John, many thanks for letting us know about Connie! She is in, and has been, and will continue to be in my prayers. Grace and peace dear friend!
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Date: 6/30/2022 9:01:00 PM
Thank you Sam, I'm sure she will be pleased to know of all the prayers going heavenward on her behalf.
Date: 6/30/2022 3:36:00 PM
Another update, John. Just talked to a lady there in Hawaii with Connie, I believe it's her daughter-in-law. Akiro told me that Connie is WAY better and breathing comfortably now. She will be coming home on Monday they suppose. I will hopefully have news later on what the cat scan reveals. That's great what Milt says down here . Gives us reason to think she will be doing fine!!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/30/2022 5:33:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea. My prayers for the healing breath of grace to our very special Connie!
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 4:38:00 PM
Andrea, I'm so encouraged by this progress report. Thank you very much for calling over there and sharing Akiro's update here!
Date: 6/30/2022 3:15:00 PM
I have sent Connie an encouraging Soup Mail. Congestive heart failure with the symptoms she described to Michael is very controllable. I have lived with it for a long time. I have to watch my diet, take diuretics, and monitor my fluid intake. She can do this. She's a strong lady. I am hoping the very best for this gracious poet.
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Joe Maverick
Date: 7/1/2022 1:25:00 PM
Amen Milton, we need that positivity.'
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michael tor
Date: 6/30/2022 4:36:00 PM
Thanks for sharing Milton. Its great you can control this Conjestive heart problem.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 4:35:00 PM
Yes, she is incredibly strong. And with wisdom from friends such as yourself who have found techniques for surviving and thriving, she will be even stronger. Thank you so much, Milt. I hope she receives many such soup mails.
Date: 6/30/2022 2:30:00 PM
So sorry to hear this, I will be praying for her, Thanks for letting us know John..
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Date: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph. The outpouring of support for dear Connie will be a blessing to her, I'm sure.
Date: 6/30/2022 1:51:00 PM
Hello John I sent Connie a Soup mail a few moments ago. She is in my prayers. Thank you for telling us. ...Darlene
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/1/2022 4:41:00 PM
Hello John, I hope she receives it. There is no response yet. She is in my prayers. Your welcome John. Take care.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 8:59:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, it is very sweet of you to Soup mail Connie and to send prayers on her behalf.
Date: 6/30/2022 1:35:00 PM
Oh no, I had no idea, I certainly will be keeping hopeful thoughts for her recovery, she is truly a kind soul and has been a good friend to just about everyone on PS, thank you all for the updates~
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Date: 6/30/2022 6:15:00 PM
This was a surprise to me too, Michelle. Your words about her are so true, thank you for such an uplifting message.
Date: 6/30/2022 1:01:00 PM
wow, John, you beat me to it. I planned to blog about this after work, and here I am but I see you have told her story. Her cat scan was today and she is in much pain. So she is waiting for results of the scan. Also, her legs are swollen and she is fatigued. It's so scary for her. I can hardly believe this is happening, as it's similar to what her husband endured. I hope everyone will pray for this lovely lady . She is my longest time friend in poetry and has gone through so much this past year or two . How I hope she will come out of this ok.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 6/30/2022 1:19:00 PM
Certainly she is not out of the woods yet. and you are so right that she really needs our prayers. For sure I will keep folks updated as you will also do. She has many friends here, that is obvious and very good to see.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:09:00 PM
Thank you for the update, Andrea. I knew this would be particularly hard for you because you have been through so much together as friends. I appreciate your encouragement for us to keep praying for she's not out of the woods yet. Let us know if you receive any more updates.
Date: 6/30/2022 11:10:00 AM
Thank you John, I'll be praying for her, Connie is one of the sweetest, kindest poets and person on this site...I do hope she'll be alright
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Date: 6/30/2022 1:17:00 PM
Thank you Frederic. I know she'll be encouraged by the outpouring of support from her poetry friends. Andrea just posted an update (see above).
Date: 6/30/2022 9:35:00 AM
Thank you, John, for letting us know, and thanks to Michael Tor for his encouraging update. Along with thoughts and prayers, our best wishes to Connie for a speedy recovery.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:16:00 PM
Connie is such an important part of this community, it was the least I could do. I think we all wish we could do more, but she believes firmly in the power of prayer, so let's keep praying. Andrea just posted an update (see above).
Date: 6/30/2022 8:37:00 AM
You are in my prayers, Connie, and my thanks John, Aloha~William
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:12:00 PM
Grateful for your compassion Williams. Andrea just added an update (see above).
Date: 6/30/2022 5:16:00 AM
Thank you for let us know John, I will be praying for Connie.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:11:00 PM
Appreciate your prayers, Jacob. There is an update from Andrea (see above).
Date: 6/30/2022 1:46:00 AM
Let the sun shine on Connie. Let the birds be singing and mostly have the winds be at her back. I wish her well.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:10:00 PM
Connie, thank you for your poetic wishes for our other Connie.
Date: 6/30/2022 12:16:00 AM
With faith in the Lord, I claim for His healing upon Connie. Thanks for this blog, John. God bless you.
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:06:00 PM
We know Connie to be a woman of deep faith - thank you Beata for your prayer and encouragement
Date: 6/29/2022 11:08:00 PM
been there Connie, know how it is, Prayers for you. Harry
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:04:00 PM
Appreciate the empathy and prayers, Harry
Date: 6/29/2022 11:04:00 PM
That’s distressing to know ~ sending healing prayers for a timely recovery
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:02:00 PM
Thank you, US. We'll keep you posted as new information arises ~ John
Date: 6/29/2022 10:58:00 PM
My prayers for Connie.
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Date: 6/30/2022 1:01:00 PM
Much appreciated, Suzette.
Date: 6/29/2022 10:53:00 PM
I'm sorry to hear that news John, I will keep Connie in my prayers. Tom
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John Watt
Date: 6/30/2022 1:01:00 PM
Tom, I'm grateful for you and all the other friends of Connie praying and showing support.
Date: 6/29/2022 9:29:00 PM
She has gone through so much. John , thank you for letting us know. Prayers for her.
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Date: 6/29/2022 10:46:00 PM
My thoughts exactly Eve. Thank you for your kind words and prayers.
Date: 6/29/2022 9:28:00 PM
Thank you John for keeping us all updated. I am always struck by how people I have never met here at Poetry Soup can, through their warm comments, encouragement and wonderful poetry, leave such an impression on me to the point whereby it affects me deeply when I hear they aren't well. Connie, if you are reading this, Ann and I are sending our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery to you from Liverpool on the other side of The Pond. - Gary
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:46:00 PM
Thank you Gary for your thoughtful message. I know many of us are blessed by the virtual (but very real) friendships developed here at this site.
Date: 6/29/2022 8:53:00 PM
Dear PoBro, thank you for sharing this concerning news in your blog and thanks to you, Michael, for your update. It saddens me deeply to hear of Connie's hospitalization. Connie, my lovely friend, I'm holding you in my thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery. We need your inspiring presence here and will miss you dearly till you return. Hoping that will be soon, sweet poetess. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:44:00 PM
Susan, I know Connie's heart will be warmed by the many friends rallying around her and expressing their concern. Thank you for your lovely words.
Date: 6/29/2022 8:43:00 PM
Thank you very much John. Such a wonderful poet; I will definitely keep her in my thoughts.
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:43:00 PM
Appreciate you stopping by with your uplifting words, FJ.
Date: 6/29/2022 8:12:00 PM
Thanks John for sharing will certainly pray and hope she gets through this. Shes a wonderful, loving, caring, human being.
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:42:00 PM
Michael, thank you for your kind and true words about Connie, and for your update below. So glad she knows her Soup family have rallied around in thought and prayer. If you hear back from her, please do post any updates here.
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michael tor
Date: 6/29/2022 8:23:00 PM
Update. I received a Soup mail from Connie. She stated to me she was having problems breathing so she went to the Hospital. She stated she has been there four days and her breathing is much better. She stated that her heart is enlarged but she is feeling much better and she is waiting for them to do a Catscan so she can leave the hospital. Im assuming her condition has stabilized. Please continue praying for Connie. I asked her to Soup Mail me back when she feels better and I shared with her about Johns blog and we are all praying and wishing her to get better...
Date: 6/29/2022 7:41:00 PM
Thank you John, I will keep Connie in my heart, mind and prayers… Belle
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:40:00 PM
Belle, grateful for your compassion and thoughtful concern.
Date: 6/29/2022 7:10:00 PM
Thank you, John! I will keep Connie in thought and prayer!
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:39:00 PM
Thank you, Kim. Looking forward to having Connie back in full health again.
Date: 6/29/2022 6:36:00 PM
John, thank you for sharing this. Connie, thinking of you, sending warm healing vibes your way, hoping you have a full recovery soon!
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:38:00 PM
Appreciate you coming by with your warm wishes, Tania.
Date: 6/29/2022 6:18:00 PM
John, as evening falls and I am relaxing in the calm, your blog caught my attention right away. Connie is in my definitely in my thoughts and prayers at this time. The doctors and those tending to her as well. I wish there was more that I could do. She has so many friends that care about her. Thank you for being here, for being you. Hugs, Brandy
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 10:37:00 PM
Grateful for your thoughtful concern Brandy, and I know Connie is too.
Date: 6/29/2022 5:28:00 PM
John, thank you very much for providing this information. Connie, graciously accept my warm wishes and prayers.  
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 5:35:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Lasaad. I know Connie's heart will be warmed by the outpouring of kindness from her friends here.
Date: 6/29/2022 5:21:00 PM
Very concerning news. Thanks for letting us know, John. My thoughts and prayers for Connie's full recovery.
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 5:35:00 PM
Thank you Edward, it is serious and we are very concerned for our dear Connie. We'll post updates here as we receive them.
Date: 6/29/2022 5:04:00 PM
Sending my good wishes and prayers your way, Connie. Thank you John for letting us know.
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 5:32:00 PM
You're welcome Vijay, and thanks for taking time to share your support for Connie.
Date: 6/29/2022 4:52:00 PM
Yes, of course she'll be getting lots of prayers said in her behalf. Thank you for letting us know, John. HUGS to you, Connie!
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John Watt
Date: 6/29/2022 4:59:00 PM
Thank you for your prayers and kind support, Jenna. I know Connie will be pleased to feel such support.
Date: 6/29/2022 4:31:00 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this information, John. We'll be keeping Connie in our thoughts.
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Date: 6/29/2022 4:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Milt for your message and for the example you set a couple weeks ago when Caren's sister was very ill. You have set a wonderful example of community looking out for each other.
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8/5/2022 Gymnopedie Lyricdeath,suicide,
7/30/2022 Sunday Funnies Monokuhealth,humor,
7/22/2022 Bell - Ziket Free versebird,children,poetry,
7/9/2022 By The Book Monokubooks,
7/5/2022 Unmerited Favor Lyricbible,god,
6/28/2022 If Ever I Don't Know Rhymeage,daughter,father daugh
6/22/2022 The Makeup of Her Soul Rhymebeauty,love,
6/18/2022 A Father's Day Prayer Sonnetfamily,father,fathers day
6/13/2022 In Brief Rhymeperspective,
6/9/2022 Happy Birthday to Laura Sonnetbirthday,
6/6/2022 What Little Fish Say Lyricfish,ocean,
6/1/2022 Prayer for Ukraine Rhymepeace,prayer,war,
5/29/2022 To A June Bug Sonnetfirst love,nature,spring,
5/25/2022 Clouds are the Personality of the Sky Free verseart,nature,
5/19/2022 Distinct Ballet Coupletbutterfly,poetry,upliftin
5/13/2022 If I Could Play the Violin Rhymeencouraging,love,music,so
5/9/2022 Sequestered in My Cozy Nook Rhymebooks,
5/5/2022 Music Time Machine Monorhymemusic,time,
5/1/2022 Two-Edged Swords Sonnetfirst love,loss,lost love
4/27/2022 A Comb-edy of Hair-ers Light Versehair,humor,
4/24/2022 In Defense of Putin Free versewar,
4/16/2022 Easter Sonnet Sonnetchristian,easter,jesus,
4/14/2022 Centurion's Elegy Elegychristian,easter,god,jesu
4/10/2022 Joy in the Emptiness Free verseeaster,
4/1/2022 I Needed Wings Today Versehope,poetry,
3/22/2022 Perhaps I Should Skip Dessert Tankahumor,
3/17/2022 The Light and the Veil Sonnetfaith,god,light,
3/16/2022 Experiencing Technical Difficulties Free versetechnology,
3/16/2022 Allegory of Falling in Love Free versepoetry,sweet love,
3/9/2022 Once Love Is Found Trioletlost love,love,love hurts
3/7/2022 Cassiopeia Pleiadesmythology,
2/27/2022 The Parking Meter Thief Limerickgiggle,humorous,
2/26/2022 Between The Shoulders Rhymeheart,poetry,
2/20/2022 Uncommon Rhymei love you,inspirational,
2/16/2022 Rhyme and Pun Ishment Monokuhumor,
2/12/2022 Ironic Homophonic Tonic Light Versehumorous,language,
2/7/2022 Sing We Now Our Adoration Lyricchristian,prayer,song,tha
2/2/2022 Keola - Terza Rima Terza Rimaseasons,snow,spring,winte
2/1/2022 We Rhymecareer,life,planet,togeth
1/29/2022 Compose Coupletart,music,poetry,
1/29/2022 Eureka Tankalove,
1/21/2022 Tyburn Pleiadespoetry,
1/21/2022 Tigger Tyburn Tyburntiger,
1/19/2022 Flappable, Gruntled, and Plussed Rhymehumorous,language,
1/13/2022 Sublime Sondheim Epitaphdeath,music,
1/13/2022 Before and After Free verselanguage,writing,
1/8/2022 Electric Locution Monokuhumor,husband,marriage,wi
1/4/2022 A Whole New Word Verseword play,words,
12/31/2021 Getting Old Is Getting Old Rhymeage,old,
12/24/2021 To My Knees Lyricfaith,god,prayer,
12/21/2021 Civil Discourse Rhymeanti bullying,poetry,poet
12/19/2021 It Came Upon a Prophecy Lyricchristian,christmas,jesus
12/2/2021 Happy Birthday to Sam Kauffman Acrosticbirthday,
12/2/2021 New Bestseller Coupletbooks,humor,life,
11/24/2021 But Not Today Rhymeengagement,loneliness,lov
11/16/2021 The Encyclopedia Of You Free verselove,
11/15/2021 Everybody's Going Home Lyricloneliness,lonely,longing
11/3/2021 Royal Tea Rhymechildhood,friend,friendsh
11/1/2021 Car Trouble Rhymeage,car,
10/25/2021 In November Free versenovember,poetry,seasons,w
10/21/2021 Yes Free versefear,love,relationship,ro
10/17/2021 Dawn of Love Lyriclove,sea,summer,sunset,
10/13/2021 Rules Rhyme7th grade,boy,snow,
9/15/2021 Why I Love CD's Poem: Comfortable Love Sonnetlove,poetry,
9/12/2021 Monoku Monday - Final Edition Monokuhumor,
8/26/2021 Paper Boat Lyricchildhood,death,death of
8/26/2021 First Day Quatraini love you,love,romantic
8/5/2021 Crowd Control Rhymehumorous,
8/1/2021 Monoku Monday - Aug 2021 Monokuhumor,
8/1/2021 What Fragrance Wafts Versedeath,lost love,love,
7/29/2021 Imagination Sonnetimagination,
7/18/2021 Play On Words Quatrainword play,words,
7/15/2021 Teach Me Free versefirst love,love,school,
7/11/2021 Of Dreams and Wings Versedream,flying,
7/5/2021 Monoku Monday - July 2021 Monokuhumor,
7/1/2021 Halfway to Somewhere Else Free verselife,
6/24/2021 disoriented Versei love you,
6/7/2021 Monoku Monday - June 2021 Monokuhumor,
5/18/2021 Going On Nine Months Free versebaseball,inspiration,muse
5/13/2021 I Ink Therefore IM Senryuwriting,
5/2/2021 Monoku Monday - May 2021 Monokuhumor,love,
4/5/2021 Monoku Monday - Apr 2021 Monokugrave,humor,
3/24/2021 Scottish Hearts Are Singing Lyricpatriotic,
3/1/2021 Monoku Monday - Mar 2021 Monokuhumor,
2/22/2021 All Of Life Is A Poem Free versepoems,
2/12/2021 Poise Met Noise Free verselove,
2/1/2021 Monoku Monday - Feb 2021 Monokuhumor,
1/24/2021 Happy Birthday Eve and Jan Acrosticbirthday,
1/16/2021 Soliloquy to My Future Self Rhymecourage,hope,
1/13/2021 I Made Your Bed Monokudeath,longing,loss,
1/12/2021 John Gone Monokudeath,death of a friend,
1/9/2021 His Gifts Sonnetfaith,forgiveness,jesus,
1/8/2021 Bright Orbs Rhymecute,
1/4/2021 Monoku Monday - Jan 2021 Monokunew year,
1/3/2021 She Is The One Free verselove,
1/1/2021 Taller Haikurainforest,tree,
12/29/2020 Darkness of the Deep Quatraincreation,faith,god,
12/27/2020 In Winter Versechristmas,love,winter,
12/26/2020 Mighty Casey Couplet12th grade,high school,lo
12/24/2020 Star of Bethlehem Lyricchristian,christmas,god,j

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A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
My Tree's Seasons Haikutree,
My Guitar Rhymedepression,hope,music,
Gifts of Sky and Sea Sonnetblessing,nature,sea,sky,
Burning Embers Sonnetlove,romance,
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
MISDEMEANOR Sonnetnature,wind,
A Poet's Gift Free verseart,poetry,writing,
SNOW BIRD Sonnetdecember,nature,seasons,w
In This Sky of Night Sonnetromance,sky,
RECIPE Sonnetearth,fire,water,
Van Gogh Lentoart,character,mental illn
polka dot crazy Rhymehumorous,
Of Me Sonnetsimple,words,
Free Verse On Love Free verselove,marriage,poetry,
The wounds of war Sonnetfear,love,mother,war,
Which Door to Open Italian Sonnetanalogy,future,life,metap
Conifer's Confession Free verseappreciation,love,metapho
the ecstasy of words Rhymesimple,words,
Sweet invite of Spring Sonnetbeauty,spring,
Folly Of Autumn's Fog Free verseage,autumn,life,nature,ol
Like Cleansing Rain Coupletpoets,
let your love touch me Rhymesimple,words,
Psalm Rhymecreation,
Crimson Rose Sonnetmystery,
Unreachable Rhymesimple,words,
To Touch the Untouched Free versedesire,romance,romantic l
Shadows Sonnetinspirational,
Winter Blues Free verseme,new year,time,
to fall, and kiss like poetry Free verselove,
The Digger's Children Rhymelife,war,
Desert Love Sonnetpassionsweet,love,poems,s
Making Beautiful Music Together Sonnetdesire,love,music,passion
Best Friend Sonnetfriend,
The Mirage Rhymeangst,death,image,imagina
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
Mysterious and Magnetic Rhymesimple,words,
LET ME GO Shapefreedom,
What Easter Means To Me Rondeaureligionday,day,
Lament Rhymedestiny,sad,
Comfortable Love Sonnetlove,marriage,
IN THE MIRROR Shapeage,growing up,time,
The Thunderstorm Quatrainstorm,
MERRY CHRISTMAS Shapechristmas,happiness,hope,
The Scent of Poems Past Sonnetcommunity,poetry,poets,
Passion of Fire Fibonaccibeautiful,
One Stone Sonnetbetrayal,
A Mission Of Love Rhymeart,beauty,blessing,earth
A grateful heart Kyriellegod,heart,thanksgiving,
wind Free versewind,
When I Am Gone Sonnetabsence,death,grief,missi
Afflatus Tristichanalogy,angel,love,romanc
Oh Lordly Warbler Rhymeanimal,beauty,bird,metaph
Easter Prayer Sonneteaster,inspirational,pray
Fake Facades Rhyme9th grade,angst,anxiety,e
-afflatus- Tristichappreciation,inspiration,
Rainy Day Dreams Sonnetdream,longing,love,rain,
MOVING THE MORNING CLOUDS CK Rhymedevotion,happiness,mornin
better than this Shapebeauty,magic,senses,sunsh
She's gone Rhymechildhood,nostalgia,
Give Not Your Heart Dizainappreciation,character,in
Linger awhile, sweet summer Rubaiyatbeach,beauty,flower,summe
Second Coming of Age Free verseappreciation,change,color
TIME Free versehusband,i love you,life,
One April Day Sonnetapril,
A Hope for Love and Peace Lyrichope,
Other Faiths Free verseatheist,caregiving,commun
Nascent Warmth Rhymeanalogy,birth,mother,
Peeled Diary Pages Coupletmemory,pain,teenage,writi
A Reverse Rant Light Versehumor,irony,poetry,writin
Dutiful dawn Sonnetappreciation,creation,nat
How Can This Be Free versechild,life,love,
Message in an Acrostic Contest Acrosticromantic,
For God so loved the world Sonnetchristian,forgiveness,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Angel of Love's Embrace Sonnetupliftingme,
Poetry Is Free verselife,loss,love,poetry,wri
Winter Magic Sonnetwinter,
My Muse Rhymemuse,
Even in Silence we have our words Free versephilosophy,poetry,wisdom,
Poetry Soap Coupletabuse,conflict,jealousy,l
Ribbon Free verseanalogy,cancer,health,los
See-Saws Sonnetinspiration,life,metaphor
FALL IN LOVE Acrosticautumn,love,nature,
Inside This Little Room Italian Sonneton writing and words
What Poets Must Do Sonnetpoets,
Unity - 2 Corinthians 13:11 Listbible,encouraging,love,pe
Grace and Solitude Rhymemoon,night,peace,sky,
Cities of Sonnets Free verseappreciation,creation,jou
Beauty of spring Sonnetcreation,daffodils,flower
An Empty Tissue Box Sonnetbody,grief,pain,
Muir's Mountain is Calling Rhymemountains,nature,
Miles To Go Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,deat
a sempiternal legacy Free versemarriage,
Canyon Reverie Constanza Rhymeautumn,nature,wind,
A Poet's Cry Rhymegrief,nature,poets,words,
When Poets come together as One Rhymehope,poetry,poets,
The Birth Sonnet 
Too Brief, The Flame Quatrainappreciation,bereavement,
Cactus In Bloom Limerickmetaphor,

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Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Gregory Richard Barden United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Sam Kauffman United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Gordon McConnell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Michelle Faulkner United States Flag United States Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Ann Gilmour United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read
Malabika Ray Choudhury Canada Flag Canada Read
Jhinuk Mukherjee India Flag India Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Jenna Logan United States Flag United States Read
Becca Teagan United States Flag United States Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Susan Woodrow Fiji Flag Fiji Read
Mary Grace Dembeck United States Flag United States Read
Paulette Calasibetta United States Flag United States Read
Dennis Spilchuk Canada Flag Canada Read
Meghan Hutchings United States Flag United States Read
Valerie Staton United States Flag United States Read
Gary Radice United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Susan Lawrence United States Flag United States Read
Grace Daub Canada Flag Canada Read
Katharine L. Sparrow United States Flag United States Read