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My First Contest! - Rhonda Johnson-Saunders's Blog

About Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
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Wake, butterfly -
It's late, we've miles
To go together.

-Matsuo Basho

Year’s end, all
corners of this
floating world, swept

--Matsuo Basho

 


My First Contest!


Blog Posted:10/13/2013 2:39:00 AM

Hi everyone,

After many months away, I'm very excited to be back and sponsoring my first contest, Beatle Mania! Check out the contest page for details. Every entry will place as long as the rules are followed...I also want to say thank you to everyone who kept me in their thoughts and prayers while I was gone. I posted some pictures of my baby, Luke, on my photo page (the reason for my absence). I had a difficult pregnancy, but he is beautiful and worth every minute of it. He was born on May 24th, 7 lbs and healthy. Now, as a mom of two boys, I need a creative outlet more than ever so I hope to be writing and reading all of your wonderful poetry whenever I have time.

With much poems/love'>love, Rhonda
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Date: 10/23/2013 9:58:00 AM
Congrats on the birth of your adorable baby..God bless.: )
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Date: 10/14/2013 3:41:00 PM
Thanks everyone! I look forward to reading all your entries. :-))
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Date: 10/14/2013 12:20:00 PM
hello, sweet momma... i have been listening to the music of the beatles lately, rhonda.. maybe that will help me get into the groove... :) huggs
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Date: 10/14/2013 10:12:00 AM
Good luck with your contest, Rhonda......and a big congratulations on your beautiful family !!
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Date: 10/13/2013 7:49:00 AM
Rhonda, just saw the pictures. The two boys are adorable. What a CUTE baby. I remember those days when I had my two so young with me. I was in my early 20's and time has gone so quickly. Missed you, and I hope you come back strong.
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My Recent Poems

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4/5/2017 A Novel Obsession Rhymebooks,crush,longing,night
4/1/2017 My Soul Sings Versechristian,prayer,spiritua
3/31/2017 A Sealed Door Free verseheartbreak,lost love,
3/25/2017 Still In Love Versedance,happiness,love,marr
3/24/2017 Waves of Dreams Free versedream,emotions,life,lonel
3/23/2017 A Jumbled Past Juejuabuse,emotions,heartbreak
3/20/2017 Spring Is Coming Soon Acrosticangel,love,nature,spring,
3/19/2017 Let Love Flow Free verseflower,night,passion,spri
3/17/2017 And Now For Something Completely Different - High Off the Hog Rhymehumor,silly,
3/16/2017 A Wish for a New Day Free versebird,day,emotions,lonelin
3/12/2017 A Lover's Symphony Free versememory,nature,night,passi
3/11/2017 Knotted - Pleiades Verselove,marriage,wedding,
3/6/2017 More Than A Lover's Quarrel Free verseanger,fear,hope,longing,l
3/5/2017 Jamaica - Pleiades Versebeach,romance,vacation,
3/4/2017 A Venetian Honeymoon Sonnetmarriage,romance,travel,v
3/3/2017 Bent Not Broken - Unedited Version Free verseabuse,courage,emotions,lo
3/2/2017 Bent Not Broken Free versecourage,emotions,storm,st
2/27/2017 What the Eye Sees the Heart Cannot Forget Rictameteradventure,best friend,chi
2/26/2017 The River Line Versebeauty,nature,prayer,rive
2/26/2017 Ingenue - Pleiades Versegirl,innocence,youth,
2/21/2017 Hips Sway Haikunature,
2/19/2017 Immortal in Love Italian Sonnetdeath,life,love,rose,spir
2/19/2017 Ruler of the World Free versecreation,life,prayer,wisd
2/19/2017 Heaven - Pleiades Verseangel,heaven,spiritual,
2/17/2017 If My Eyes Go Blind Rhymelife,love,memory,romantic
2/16/2017 Sweetest Night Free verselife,night,sweet,winter,
2/15/2017 One Candle Free versehope,loneliness,lost love
2/13/2017 Blue Wings Sonnetbirth,butterfly,change,li
2/12/2017 Many Moons Ago - Native American Lore Quaternnative american,nature,pr
2/11/2017 Joy and Love Blitzfamily,joy,love,valentine
2/10/2017 Hypnotic Eyes Hybronnetdesire,longing,love,passi
2/10/2017 To The Kindest Soul Versecharacter,encouraging,giv
2/9/2017 Autumn Heart Senryuautumn,break up,heartbrok
2/9/2017 Resilience Quatraindream,feelings,hope,lost
2/8/2017 Return to Me Monorhymelife,love,memory,nature,s
2/5/2017 Stepping Through Time Rispettodance,history,night,
2/2/2017 Music to My Soul Free verseemotions,guitar,music,
2/2/2017 A Love Spell Quintain (English)longing,love,night,passio
1/29/2017 I Breathe Rhymefeelings,memory,self,word
3/12/2016 Rhythm of Life Monokubeauty,bird,life,nature,w
2/24/2016 Marshmallow Minions Rhymecandy,character,fun,silly
2/24/2016 Loneliest Hour Quintain (English)dream,grief,loneliness,lo
2/22/2016 Always My Valentine Verselove,marriage,seasons,val
2/22/2016 I Will Love You More Sonnetage,life,romantic,true lo
2/22/2016 Ripples - Six Words Verseloneliness,lost love,sorr
2/22/2016 Two Lenses Crystallinechildhood,fear,flying,mem
2/21/2016 Indigo Prayers Fibonacciblue,faith,heart,love,sou
2/21/2016 Lavender Stars Monokubutterfly,color,heaven,st
12/9/2015 Christmas Music Sonnetchristmas,music,romance,
12/8/2015 One Liner IV - Ball In Hand Versebasketball,nostalgia,son,
12/8/2015 Midnight Swim Tetractysocean,romance,
12/7/2015 Silver Bells Trioletchristmas,night,people,so
12/7/2015 One Liners III - Family Tree Versebeauty,family,life,tree,
12/7/2015 Bid On My Love - Forgive Me Coupletforgiveness,love,romance,
11/25/2015 Goodbye Song Free versebird,break up,heartbreak,
11/25/2015 A Gift of Love Coupletanimal,christian,christma
11/23/2015 Beautiul scars Free verseforgiveness,introspection
11/22/2015 He is the Night Free verselove,night,romance,sky,st
11/21/2015 Grandma's Gift Haibunfamily,granddaughter,gran
11/20/2015 Anger's Betrayal Sonnetanger,betrayal,grief,hate
11/19/2015 A Christmas Memory Prosechristmas,family,memory,s
11/19/2015 Blues Verseblue,holiday,music,sorrow
11/18/2015 Songs of Power - Winds of Change Versechange,freedom,history,ho
11/17/2015 Through the Valley - Homeward Bound Lyricfaith,heaven,inspirationa
11/16/2015 Snow Days Enclosed Rhymechildhood,nostalgia,snow,
11/16/2015 A Christmas Romance Quatrainboyfriend,christmas,holid
11/16/2015 My Favorite Food for Christmas Versechristmas,food,memory,swe
11/15/2015 A Sea of Boyhood Dreams Verseadventure,art,beach,child
11/14/2015 A Music Box and Memories Free versefantasy,grief,loss,love,m
11/13/2015 Beneath the Oak Tree Free versechildhood,courage,faith,p
11/12/2015 Building a Bridge Rhymeanxiety,feelings,hope,pea
7/26/2015 Love In A Far Off Place Free verselost love,memory,romance,
7/26/2015 Hope of Dawn Verseday,encouraging,hope,sky,
7/25/2015 A Poem's Flight Free verseemotions,poetry,wisdom,wo
7/5/2015 All My Love Rhymelove,romance,
7/1/2015 Bed Sores - for Wit of Twain Contest Limerickhumor,work,
6/27/2015 A Night of Deceit - Quatret Quatrainbetrayal,desire,heartbrea
6/26/2015 Life's Climb Senryufaith,introspection,life,
6/23/2015 Forgotten Music Sonnetdream,imagery,music,nosta
6/21/2015 Like A Banyan Tree Rhymelife,nature,spiritual,tre
6/19/2015 Mother's Dance Quatrainbirth,fantasy,love,sky,
6/19/2015 Ocean Breeze Haikubeach,ocean,
6/18/2015 Sweats And Sweets Quintain (English)first love,passion,romanc
6/15/2015 A Shiver in Late Spring Free versebreak up,fear,introspecti
6/14/2015 My Swing Free versefreedom,happy,love,self,p
6/14/2015 Reddest Rose - Five Lines Quintain (English)metaphor,romance,rose,spr
6/13/2015 Nestled in God's Arms Rhymefaith,god,life,spiritual,
6/13/2015 Crystal Blues Rhymeblue,heartbreak,ocean,
6/11/2015 I'm Sorry Versebetrayal,emotions,heartbr
6/8/2015 Remember Us Free verselove,memory,passion,roman
6/7/2015 Stars Reborn Quatrainbirth,day,death,night,sta
6/7/2015 The Beauty Beneath Free versebeauty,death,flower,life,
6/6/2015 Shades of Red Cinquainchildren,love,mother,pain
6/5/2015 Time Alone Coupletfaith,introspection,spiri
6/1/2015 More Than Words - A Poet's Worth Free versefeelings,poetry,writing,
5/31/2015 Wyatt Earp Clerihewbio,history,silly,
5/31/2015 Blue Words Free versefeelings,introspection,wo
5/28/2015 July Sky Trioletjuly,romance,sky,summer,
5/27/2015 Graceful Night Quatrainfeelings,freedom,love,nig
5/13/2015 Queen Elizabeth Acrosticengland,history,leadershi

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Fav Poems

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Aerophobia-The Fear of Flying Free verseangst,fear,
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Seasons Go Round the Mountains Haikunature,
Footprints to Follow Coupletchildhood,inspirational
Grandpa Coupletchildhood,loss,sadold,chi
Soul Feast Ethereefaith,inspirational,relig
Windows Rhymeintrospection,life,life,l
Star Sugar Trioletnature,
The Avalanche Trioletnature,ocean,
God Created Lullaby Tankanature,
Jewelry Notebook Free versehappiness,heart,me,sweet,
My Shoes Free verseadventure,me,me,
Without You Free versehusband,
Stars and Sky Haikuspace,
Two Old Flames Senryulove,romance,
AFTER THE FURY Sijolove,people,
INTO THE GAIETY OF SPRING Quintain (English)happiness,seasons,
In My Heart Theres A Melody Rhymefaith,inspirational,heart
BRIDAL DRESS FOR THE HAWTHORN TREE Quintain (English)nature,spring,tree,may,sp
My Valentine Gift Tankalove,
GUIDING MY ROAM Coupletfear,
His Bouquet Nonetnature,
Silent Joy Nonethappiness,life,places,
Complete Trust Tankainspirational,
Forget me-knots Free verseadventure,world,life,
Sweet Nonetlove,passion,
Gold Quatrainhappiness,nature,
Moonlight Sonata Free versemoon,nostalgia,
A Poet Looks At 4 AM Coupletintrospection,on writing
Empty Shells Versedeath,peace,
Flowers Fill Her Universe Terza Rimahappiness,life,nature,pas
The Stone Wall Free versedevotion,inspirational,
Slowly Turning Japanese Free versegiggle,life,love,passion,
Missing Mother Versedepression,devotion,me,mi
Spirits of Fallen Soldiers Versefaith,war,
Missing My Little Boys Rhymelove,nostalgia,son,boy,
OVERHEARD CONVERSATION Quatraininspirational,people,word
her silent seams Free versewords,
Blue Butterfly Verseallegory,blue,love,nature
Little Girls And Kittens Rhymeanimals,childhood,
Choose to be Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
Flowers Blooming Everywhere Rhymenature,daffodils,
Galactic Song Pantoumimagination,world,love,mo
Prolonged Exposure Dizainangst,death,husband,sad,w
I Fix My Eyes On Eternity Rhymefaith,inspirational,life,
Persistent Memories Rhymelife,
Honey to a Spoon Free versenature,
Days of Summer Quatrainlife,seasons,summer,summe
Heavens' Doorway Free versedeath,faith,god,life,me,p
Secreted Pond Tankalove,passion,
Lonely Leaf in the Water Rhymenature,sea,water,
Do You Remember Free verse 
Living With It Free versecancer,health,life,
From Rainbow to Romance Verselove,romance,
My Golden Dream Verseromance,
Amended-Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' Haikuallegory,art,lost love,
Love Blind Duo-rhyme Rhymeangst,lost love,
TUNES OF WAVES Rhymemusic,nature,ocean,
when autumn comes Narrativeautumn,death,loss,sad,
Autumn Free verseautumn,lost,nature,season
PASSING THROUGH CLOUDS Blank versedeath,
Turn Down The Voices In My Head Free verselost love,sad,
PLUS-SIZED WOMEN Coupletbody,image,
Suicide Prevention Quatraindark,lost love,
Angel Eyes Rhymefantasy,
Scent of Rain Free versenature,rain,
One Thousand White Butterflies Free versebeauty,butterfly,
Where The White Rose Blooms Quatraindeath,funeral,garden,heav
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
VOICE IN HIDING Free verseabsence,voice,
Even Rocks Can Cry Free versemetaphor,
Don't Stress Christmas I do not know?christian,christmas,corru
My Puppy Rhymeanimal,children,dog,fun,f
Portrait of Nature Free verseearth,nature,
Intangible Free versechange,childhood,conflict
A Love Story Free verseculture,deep,emotions,los
John Lennon Narrativemusic,
Words - The Heart of Imagination Free versenature,
It Got Written Free versenostalgia,
The Wind Free verselove,
It's hard to say Free versecourage,family,future,
NEVER TO BE MINE Free versegrief,i miss you,
The Circles Free versedeep,father,feelings,hist
When Flowers Die Free verseanalogy,beauty,celebratio
True Measure of a Man Didacticeulogy,
At the Gate of Dreamland- My First Contest Entry and Win Free versedream,
When Jesus Christ was Born Rhymebirth,christian,christmas
A Christmas Snow Rhymechristmas,wedding,
Santa's Synchronized Trip Rhymetime,
Love Gift I do not know?dream,love,
The Color Of Our Blood Free verseromance,romantic,
Not too cold yet Free versewar,winter,
Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts Verselife,
Multi-Tasking Rhymecare,
Boy oh boy and a girl Free verseadventure,childhood,coura
Last Flight Free verseangst,death of a friend,
Tibetan Tears Free verseabuse,angst,culture,devot
I Remember You Verselove,memory,passion,remem
My New Year's Resolutions: Humor List fun,funny,giggle,humor,hu
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