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So here I am late at night, on October 14, 2015, and I just became a Premium Member. I couldn't be happier to be a part of something so amazing. Since I have started posting poems on Poetry Soup, I have had a renewed sense of passion for writing. I started writing simple poems in 4th grade (Basically poems of boys I had crushes on that particular day). That's about the time I started journaling. To this day I still keep a journal but now it's saved on my hard drive. I have over 36 journals since 1990. As I got older, my poetry started taking a different avenue with the form of flow and style. My junior year of High School I won a poetry contest and it was published in a book consisting of over 250 pages of raw poetry from high school students all over the country. My old school uses that book in English Literature class as of 2000. Needless to say, it was at that exact moment I heard the wind whisper my name and I felt my passion for writing has gone far beyond a high school class collection book. I met my husband in 1995 (at age 15) and have been together ever since. Over 20 years to be exact, and I am only 35 years old. My love and our passion for each other continues to grow daily. Our cute love relationship turned into marriage at age 22, and just celebrated 13 years last week. Most of my work is a reflection on the honest love we share as a couple and as an individual. He moves me in ways I never thought could happen. I love him as deep as the deepest sea's flow, and the most beautiful part of this story is that I know he feels the same about me. Over the years we have been keeping our own special "Nick & Laura" journal. Whenever we feel like expressing our feelings we keep it in that journal. We've collected over 1,200 cards and love letters. I know one day my daughter will grow up and learn about "true love". She sees it everyday as we communicate and respect each other the way we do in everyday activities. Being together for 2o years has given us so many cherish able memories. With that, we have faced a ton of trials, loss, money hardship, and brokenness. When I write about him words alone can not be expressed and that is why I am constantly writing about him or us as one unit. We have lost 2 sisters, 4 grandparents, 5 cousins and 2 friends over the span of 20 years. But, one thing I have definitely learned is that I can turn a "lesson" into a "blessing. I have no choice but to keep moving forward and trust my faith in the Lord will carry me through, as He always has done. I am so humbled because I know where I came from, and where I am today. I enjoy reading all the poems you guys post. Most of my time is reading and commenting because I enjoy it so much. I am learning so much also. I have never really had proper "schooling" on writing poetry, but I am slowly learning. I hope my poems will convey my utmost passion for my life, loss and love. My inspiration comes from a deep core inside my heart, and from all you poets on Poetry Soup. So thank you very much for all your kind comments, my confidence is slowly peeking through. I am still a tiny bit insecure because I have never had anyone really read my poems except my family and my husband. It's so refreshing to see everyone's views and beliefs are encouraging and I am grateful I stumbled upon this amazing group of talented poets. Thank you for reading my poems and be blessed. :) -Laura


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Blog Posted:6/19/2017 12:50:00 PM

WOWOWOWOWOW!!! These were all so amazing :) Thank you everyone for all your support in my contest and in all my contests. These poems were some of the best I've ever read. So amazing to see what beauty you can create using titles of your awesome poetry titles. I'm busy with family from out of town, so I will not be able to comment on this contest, but for all of you who entered, you did great and thank you very much. Congrats to all of you! Be blessed and have a great day :) -Laura Loo

 

  Place PoemTitle Poet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Best titles Agnes Krampe
Contest Winner Medal 1 My Autumn Dream Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 1 HOPE REFRESHES-- BEST TITLES nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 1 Oh, Death Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Best Titles: Lord I Am So Glad You Are In My Life Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 1 Titles Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 BLUE MOON RISING ON A STORMY NIGHT - TITLES CONTEST JAN ALLISON
Contest Winner Medal 1 Old Songs In Renewed Form Jo Daniel
Contest Winner Medal 1 My poem titles for contest John Hamilton
Contest Winner Medal 1 Under the Stars Connie Marcum Wong
Contest Winner Medal 1 TOXIC STATE Kim Rodrigues
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Song Of Nature For You Rick Parise
Contest Winner Medal 1 Forever Together: White Wolf
Contest Winner Medal 1 Best Titles: Flying High Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 My Sweet Darling, Where Has Thy Spirit Flown Robert Lindley
Contest Winner Medal 2 Best Titles Carol Connell
Contest Winner Medal 2 a view of spring karen croft
Contest Winner Medal 2 Search for the Rainbow Janice Canerdy
Contest Winner Medal 2 Summer Romance Memory Dale Gregory Cozart
Contest Winner Medal 2 Titles Joseph May
Contest Winner Medal 3 Valentine Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 3 Prejudice Julia Ward
Contest Winner Medal 3 Titles Joseph Soper
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Date: 6/19/2017 11:17:00 PM
Oh! Thank you so much, Laura, I never expected to be on that list, but all glory be to God alone:) congratulations to all the winners:)
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Date: 6/19/2017 9:19:00 PM
Thank you for a wonderful contest luloo. I am so glad I decided to take your challenge to write a poem with the titles of my poems, and extra pleased that it was honored with POTD! Thank you so much for putting me in the category with so many others in first place. Can't wait to read the ones I missed. Congratulations to all the winners! : )
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/21/2017 12:31:00 PM
I have like six left to read. I couldn't agree more....they are all awesome! : )
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Lu Loo
Date: 6/19/2017 10:25:00 PM
You have to read them all. They were perfection and beauty. So proud of you for getting potd! You're welcome and have a great night sweet Connie!
Date: 6/19/2017 4:35:00 PM
Laura, thanks for a great contest and for my awesome placement, and congrats to all your winners ~
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Lu Loo
Date: 6/19/2017 10:24:00 PM
You're very welcome lovely Broken Wings. Your poem was phenomenal and moving!
Date: 6/19/2017 3:51:00 PM
I feel overwhelmed to be on the list, Laura, I went through almost all 8 pages of titles to come up with what I did. Thank you so very much. Congratulations to all the winners ~*
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Lu Loo
Date: 6/19/2017 10:23:00 PM
I hear ya! I wrote three separate title poems. One for school, one for another site and one here too. They took forever and I was confused when my professor gave us the assignment but after I started I couldn't stop. I found the challenge to be quite fun. You're welcome and loved your poem sweet Eve!
Date: 6/19/2017 3:31:00 PM
Can't wait to find the time to sit down and review ALL of them. I have seen many already and was very impressed by them, Laura. thanks for the generous winners' list. I love it when lots of poets get to have their hard work seen! Congrats to all.
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Lu Loo
Date: 6/19/2017 10:20:00 PM
They were all outstanding. Yours too lovely lady. I was so happy after I read all of them! You're welcome. Thank you for supporting all my contests!
Date: 6/19/2017 3:27:00 PM
This is REALLY odd LuLoo - I was just commenting to the winners and Agnes's poem has jumped from being at the top of the list and now it has jumped below my name and Nette's is on top and the order of the other first placed winners has changed !!!:-)If you hadn't posted the list on here i would have thought I was dreaming. Not that it matters but it is quite bizarre :-) hugs jan xx
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Lu Loo
Date: 6/19/2017 10:19:00 PM
Hmmm...that's wierd I haven't been on ps since this morning when I judged so I didn't change anything on my end?
Date: 6/19/2017 12:59:00 PM
I'M ABSOLUTELY delighted with my shared first place. i have over 1400 titles since I joined soup so it was quite a challenge so I am thrilled to place so well. I also posted another poem inspired by the contest - would love your opinion on it now the contest is over:-) https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/bawdy_titillating_titles___inspired_by_but_not_for_contest_908562. Many congrats to the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lu Loo
Date: 6/19/2017 10:18:00 PM
You're welcome and this contest was by far my favorite and you know how many contests I've had in almost 2 years. Such beauty!

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