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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

Free Verse on Love Finalized

Blog Posted:5/3/2018 2:40:00 PM

thank you everyone for your beautiful poems. I wanted love poems that didn't have to do with loss or goodbye. I was looking for the gut wrenching depth of how strong love can be for someone full of emotion, depth and strong metaphor. So a few got placed lower because of that. I made sure that was on the contest page. Some have compained to me about how I judge my contests. I am sorry if you feel that way but some know how difficult it can be to judge a contest. A lof of you know by now what kind of poems I enjoy. I love depth, emotion, passion, LOVE metaphors and even darkness. Please remember that when you write for my contests. If you don't appreciate my judging then please don't enter Just a thought.... :)

Below are the winners: 

  Place PoemTitle Poet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Never-ending Love Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Heart of Another Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 Oh Love, That Is All You Are Pixie Dust
Contest Winner Medal 2 Only God knows from how long I am loving you Faraz Ajmal
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Balance - Love and Commitment Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 Our Love Susan Gentry
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Entwined Hearts Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 WONDER L. J. Carber
Contest Winner Medal 2 Marionette Rainy Sky
Contest Winner Medal 2 He Takes Care of Me 'Cause He Loves Me Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 2 Balsama Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Your Name John Arola
Contest Winner Medal 2 When Would It Be Most Appropriate To Say I Love You Dennis Spilchuk
Contest Winner Medal 2 Love, Tousled Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 2 I SEE YOU Alexis Y.
Contest Winner Medal 2 Sahara Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 2 LOVE Curtis Moorman
Contest Winner Medal 3 Dreaming Together Andrew Crisci
Contest Winner Medal 3 BE CAREFUL WITH MY HEART felix anaswa
Contest Winner Medal 3 I Met My Sweetheart By the Moonlight Sonia Walker
Contest Winner Medal 3 IN LOVE Mick Talbot
Contest Winner Medal 3 DINNER AT SEVEN James Milici
Contest Winner Medal 3 Love is John Anderson
Contest Winner Medal 3 Does He Judge Burdon
Contest Winner Medal 3 TIME HEALS Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 3 THE FINAL GOODBYE Aayushi singh
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Date: 5/5/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thank you, Laura, once again for another inspiring contest and for my nice placement. There were so many fine poems on your list, and congratulations to all your winners! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 5/3/2018 9:23:00 PM
Laura, thank you so very much for my placement. I do appreciate you and so many others sponsoring the contest to motivate us to write..Congratulations to all the winners.. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/3/2018 5:50:00 PM
Laura, thank you for all your contests, your themes always take me deep into my soul and thanks for my awesome placement and congrats to all the winners ~
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Date: 5/3/2018 3:34:00 PM
Thanks for this contest. I hope to have time to see the many winners, Laura. Congrats to all.
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Date: 5/3/2018 3:09:00 PM
Hi Laura, You held such a beautiful and awesome contest. I appreciate my placement in your contest. Congratulations to all of the winners:-) Alexis
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