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TO READ MY ENTIRE BIOGRAPHY CLICK ON THE + BUTTON ON THE FAR RIGHT OF THE BLUE LINE.   I am a writer of poetry.  My poems are quite often sad. I write of death and grief. And I write about experiences in my life. But, I can write happy if I want to, and I love to write of nature and poems on spiritual introspective themes, sometimes I write of romance. And people who know me, will verify that I like using quotes in my poetry and contests. I enjoy writing for PS contest themes and sponsoring my own contests. I love art, all classical music, research, nature, gardening and meditation.  I collect books, vintage clothing and jewelry. And stuff, lots of stuff.  I adore the creaking, moaning old building where I live with my Snuggles Kitty Cat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WRITING CHALLENGE- ''U'' Word - Unburden

Blog Posted:11/12/2022 8:14:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who supported my contest, appreciate.  The poems were for the most part wonderful and placing them is never easy, I do have a point system to help me do this. Congratulations to all winners.  I will visit your poems soon.

A reminder, I do not chose the order within each group of 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th that is done by Poetry Soup.

Reasons for NA's - no placement

rhyming off, theme unclear

form not written correctly

do not understand poem, no contest and sponsor

U word not used, no date written, contest or sponsor

more than one word used for title as per contest description



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Date: 11/15/2022 7:44:00 AM
Always a pleasure to participate in your innovative contests, Constance. It’s a big effort. Thank you! Congratulations to all the winners and in fact, all participants.
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Date: 11/14/2022 8:49:00 AM
Dear Constance, thank you so much for the inspiring contest... I enjoyed writing for this...as always... Congratulations to all winners and participants... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Constance La France
Date: 11/14/2022 4:23:00 PM
Ani, thank you so much for entering my contest, delightful to see your poem as a top winner, congratulations, hugs
Date: 11/12/2022 6:59:00 PM
My extended courtesies and compliments to all participants in Constances' amazing contests, whereto, 'tis an inclusionary blessing as well, Aloha William
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Constance La France
Date: 11/14/2022 5:13:00 AM
Hilo, thank you so much for this nice comment, compliment and blessings, appreciate. And thanks for supporting my contest.
Date: 11/12/2022 1:32:00 PM
thank you so much for my placement, congratulations to all the winners
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Constance La France
Date: 11/14/2022 5:14:00 AM
Eve, thank you for supporting my contest, appreciate, and congratulations on your placement.
Date: 11/12/2022 9:55:00 AM
Thanks so much for the win. It really made my day, Constance. Congrats to all your winners.
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Constance La France
Date: 11/14/2022 5:15:00 AM
Andrea, thank you so much for supporting my contest, appreciate, and congratulations on your win.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/28/2023 hiku Haikunature,
1/27/2023 Eternal This Love Verselove,
1/26/2023 Navigating Through Life's Highway Rhymeintrospection,life,
1/25/2023 lost in the past Otherlife,
1/24/2023 A Swallow's Winter View Personificationbird,winter,
1/23/2023 letting go of the old me Free verseintrospection,
1/23/2023 Skiing Acrosticsports,
1/22/2023 love and lust Versekiss,love,lust,
1/22/2023 memories at her funeral Free verselost love,
1/21/2023 hiku Haikunature,
1/19/2023 bird angel Versebird,grief,
1/17/2023 Chain of Fear Sonnetfear,life,
1/17/2023 my source, strength and dream Free verseemotions,introspection,li
1/17/2023 Happy ''Birth'' Day, Mom Rhymebirth,mother,
1/16/2023 Valentine Shapevalentines day,
1/16/2023 Broken Verselife,
1/16/2023 Spring Garden Rictameterspring,
1/16/2023 Lovely Love Diamanteparents,
1/16/2023 The Evil of the Dark Dimension Narrativefantasy,
1/15/2023 EE, I Love You Free versepoets,
1/15/2023 for the robins still sing Free versewinter,
1/14/2023 I Am Sailing, Flying Free verseinspiration,
1/13/2023 the whisper- not your time Free versespiritual,
1/13/2023 Winter Horses Rhymehorse,snow,winter,
1/11/2023 The Other Side of the Veil Metrical Talefantasy,imagination,
1/11/2023 Life's Wavering Passage Sonnetinspiration,
1/10/2023 The Snow Is Falling - WS Sedokawinter,
1/10/2023 Within My Heart Verselost love,winter,
1/9/2023 God Grant Me Serenity Free verseintrospection,
1/9/2023 Respect and Kindness is the Way Versehumanity,life,
1/6/2023 Lune Poetry Versedream,
1/5/2023 Finding Mom Verselost love,
1/4/2023 Tatters Narrativesad,
1/3/2023 The Heavenly Blues Above Rhymeheaven,imagination,
1/3/2023 Muse, Is My Beating Heart Free versemuse,
1/2/2023 the gift Monokuwriting,
12/31/2022 I Love My Mittens Trioletfun,
12/31/2022 Taking a Chance Trioletlife,
12/31/2022 A Thousand Shattered Pieces Versegrief,
12/31/2022 Falling Tears Wash The Soul Rhymegrief,introspection,life,
12/29/2022 For Milton - A Tribute Versetribute,
12/29/2022 ice Haikunature,
12/28/2022 Leaves With Wings Rhymeautumn,nature,
12/27/2022 Beyond Reach Verseintrospection,
12/26/2022 Reverse Midas Touch Free verseintrospection,
12/26/2022 hiku Haikunature,
12/25/2022 Unto Us A Child is Born Versechristmas,
12/24/2022 Priceless to Me Sonnetcat,
12/24/2022 My Sweet Valentine Free versevalentines day,
12/21/2022 Arkham Asylum Narrativefantasy,
12/21/2022 hiku Haikusnow,
12/19/2022 Christmas in Heaven Rhymechristmas,lost love,
12/19/2022 Old Santa Limerickchristmas,fun,
12/19/2022 Zephyr Rhymenature,
12/18/2022 I Yearn For Rome Rhymetravel,
12/18/2022 Contemplation of Me Rhymeintrospection,
12/17/2022 Colors of Autumn Free verseautumn,
12/17/2022 Amber Moon Versemoon,
12/16/2022 The Fire Within Me Rhymefire,
12/16/2022 Dreamt of Being a Star Clerihewpeople,
12/15/2022 My 2023 Resolutions Free versenew year,
12/13/2022 Carolyn Devonshire, My Poetic Sister Versepoetess,tribute,
12/13/2022 Sad Christmas Quintain (English)christmas,sad,
12/12/2022 A Kitty Cat Tail Versecat,pets,
12/11/2022 A December Memento Quintain (English)christmas,december,
12/10/2022 fall park Haikunature,
12/10/2022 I Believe in Peace Curtal Sonnetfaith,nature,
12/9/2022 Christmas Joy With Family Acrosticchristmas,
12/9/2022 snowy owl Haikunature,
12/8/2022 Within My Psyche Sonnetdeep,introspection,life,
12/7/2022 Christmas Meaning Free versechristmas,
12/6/2022 winter deer haiku Haikunature,
12/6/2022 Colors In The Sky Rhymebird,sky,
12/6/2022 Birds Chatter Versebird,nature,
12/5/2022 Always and Forever Verselost love,
12/4/2022 Coming Home For Christmas Rhymechristmas,
12/1/2022 Foe of Moon Knight - Morpheus Biofantasy,
11/29/2022 Footle - Nature Footlenature,
11/28/2022 Writing Poetry For Milton Pantoumpoetry,writing,
11/27/2022 Waiting For Santa Limerickchristmas,funny,
11/27/2022 footsteps Free versedog,lost,winter,
11/27/2022 frozen Imagismnature,
11/25/2022 Pretty Winter Birds - Nursery Rhyme Limerickbird,children,poetry,wint
11/25/2022 Writing to Heal Pantoumpoetry,writing,
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11/21/2022 Don't Quit Your Daydream Rhymedream,
11/20/2022 The Cali's Freedom Stand Versefreedom,
11/19/2022 Oh, Writing Poetry Rhymepoetry,writing,
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11/17/2022 Silent Pain, Screaming Rhymedeath,grief,pain,silence,
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11/15/2022 Merry Xmas from the CAT Limerickcat,christmas,
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11/11/2022 like red tears cascading Free versehistory,war,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Healed Wings Quatrainblessing,faith,flying,fri
A Tribute To Broken Wings Rhymepoets,tribute,
Her Broken Wings Free versetribute,
SHATTERED LIFE Cinquaindeath,for her,heartbreak,
fourth tribute Monorhymeart,beautiful,dedication,
Suzanne in the Clouds Verseabsence,family,heart,loss
On Poetry Soup Free versefriend,poems,poetry,poets
To broken wings Light Versedeath,feelings,hope,
PoetrySoup Heroes Quatrainhero,poetry,
To Constance--broken wings Tankaappreciation,butterfly,ca
The Nurse Tankaappreciation,
Shine On Me, Sunshine - Poetry Writing 1 Free versefriend,write,
Shouting In Raging Silence Free verseanger,death,silence,
ALONE AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Free verseholocaust,
Let My Quill Always Write Even If Unheard Rhymeconfidence,how i feel,poe
THE MYTHICAL FISHER WOMAN - INSPIRED BY CONTEST Rhymebeach,fantasy,humorous,wo
One Silent Word Free versehow i feel,poets,tribute,
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,
Our World Changing, Not For The Better - POTD Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
INVICTUS Free versepride,uplifting,
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
The wizard's wisdom Rhymefear,friend,hope,sad,
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
How much love Free verselove,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Let me go Dramatic Verseboyfriend,break up,desire
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
THE LITTLE FIR TREE'S FIRST XMAS Rhymechild,christmas,inspirati
Broken People Free versepeople,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeinspirational,uplifting,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
on the other side of cobblestone streets Free versedestiny,dream,fate,
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
Desert Dreaming Free verseanxiety,nature,suicide,
Cinder Man Free verseage,
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
Manger Shadow Free versechristmas,
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
Time After Time Free versefate,,western,
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
She and I Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
a POETIC bio Biopeople,poetry,

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