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Easy-going, Diligent, Creative, and Spiritual
Brother of Stephen, Mildred, and Jeanette 
Lover of Nature, Women, and Poetry
Who feels Pain, Love, and Empathy
Who fears The Unknown, Snakes, and Heights
I would like to see The Eiffel Tower, El Castillo, and The Great Wall of China
Resident of Moravia Park Drive, Maryland

I'm currently working as a Lot Associate at The Home Depot
I'm a Navy veteran 
Born in Lima, Ohio in October 28th, 1976
Graduated from Lake Clifton Campus(formerly Lake Clifton Eastern High School), Baltimore, Maryland in 1995
Graduated from Essex Community College in 2003 and Brightwood College(formerly TESST College of Technology) in 2005
Certifications: Electronics Technology, Telecommunications, Fiber-Optics/Copper Network Cabling 

I started writing poetry in November 2006. However, after losing my poetry notebook with about 135 poems in early 2009, I lost my passion for poetry completely. I was jobless for almost a year due to the recession of 2014, during that time period, I reignited my passion for poetry to stave off boredom. I discovered Poetrysoup and started posting my poems in 2016. The first poem I posted, "Wings of A Butterfly." My poems "Sing To Me, Nightingale, Unfulfilled Dream" and "A Waxing Crescent" appeared in the first issue of Poesis Online Journal


Congrats to "Pick A Title, Vol 9 - Enclosed Rhyme" winners!

Blog Posted:10/3/2019 7:17:00 PM

In a word...WOW!  Oh, I was dazzled alright! I've never this many great poems since I started sponsoring contests. Unfortunately, this is also the toughest contest I've ever judged because I loved every poem submitted, and I had to place 20 entries.

If you didn't place, it's because:

a) You submitted a rhyme poem, not enclosed rhyme

b) You put your name in your poem

c) Your poem left me begging for more. It's a risk writing a short poem . Most of the one stanza poems were rather overshadowed by the longer ones. Hint: write longer for my contests!:-) The competition is always stiff!

Heartiest congratulations are in order for winners of my contest: Gregory, Subimal, Vijay, Beryl, Sandra, Reason A., Regina, Lu Loo, Jeanne, CayCay, Beata, William, Larry, JP, Caren, Anisha, Constance, Heidi, Debra, and Line.

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Date: 10/13/2019 8:03:00 AM
Thanks so much Edward...being a judge must be tough!
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Date: 10/5/2019 1:01:00 PM
Congrats, winners!
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Date: 10/4/2019 7:18:00 PM
Edward, I'm also honoured to have been awarded a placement in your contest along with such amazing, talented writers. I enjoyed the challenge very much. Thank you!!!
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Date: 10/4/2019 12:08:00 AM
Edward, thanks for another great contest and my placement, your contests always inspire me and congratulations to all your winners !
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Date: 10/3/2019 8:52:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, Sir Edward - I am honored to be among such wonderful writers, and wholly pleased that you found my poem worthy of such ... I wasn't sure where to go with this one, so I turned inward, (literally). Congratulations to all those who placed! Blessings! :o)
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12/15/2019 Never Again, She Says Rhymecourage,power,strength,wo
12/14/2019 the tears of winter Haikuimagery,nature,poetry,win
12/13/2019 In And Out Epigramheartbreak,love hurts,wom
12/13/2019 The Necessity Of Patience Didacticperspective,wisdom,
12/12/2019 A Bafflement Verseanger,confusion,
12/11/2019 Splendors In The Sky Sapphic stanzabeauty,imagery,nature,
12/11/2019 Icarus Falling Sapphic stanzadeath,fate,imagery,mythol
12/10/2019 Oh, Precious Memory Ethereefather,memory,remember,so
12/10/2019 Explain To My Heart Trioletheart,heartbreak,love hur
12/9/2019 Consequences Acrostic9th grade,child,encouragi
12/8/2019 Tell Me Why Free verseconfusion,deep,emotions,l
12/7/2019 Trump Versus Kim, A Complicated Relationship Political Verseconflict,humor,political,
12/7/2019 To Match Her Emerald Eyes Versebeauty,clothes,color,day,
12/7/2019 Confounding Monokuconflict,confusion,
12/7/2019 If Only Verseage,desire,life,wisdom,yo
12/6/2019 creep Haikuanimal,imagery,nature,
12/5/2019 Beyond Holiday Gifts Lyricchristmas,holiday,people,
12/4/2019 A Partnership Acrosticencouraging,relationship,
12/1/2019 A Secret Dodoitsumetaphor,perspective,trut
12/1/2019 The Sound Of A Breath Dodoitsuappreciation,encouraging,
12/1/2019 A Child's Wish Comes True Imagismchild,happiness,holiday,i
12/1/2019 The Corrupt Dodoitsucorruption,perspective,po
12/1/2019 The Wowza Poem Verseappreciation,poems,poetry
11/29/2019 Christmas Rictameterappreciation,celebration,
11/29/2019 Sweet Darling, You Are Lyricanalogy,deep,emotions,lov
11/29/2019 Black Friday Versebusiness,encouraging,toda
11/28/2019 Lamentation For The Downtrodden Free verseallegory,analogy,apprecia
11/28/2019 On This Thanksgiving Day Verseappreciation,humor,thank
11/25/2019 Amid The Jagged Shadows Free verseinspirational,life,motiva
11/25/2019 Blackboard Sky Haikuday,desire,happy,metaphor
11/25/2019 Invisible Scars Sijoabuse,angst,endurance,vio
11/25/2019 A Fading Passion McWhirtlelust,passion,
11/24/2019 Skin And Bones Free verseanalogy,love,metaphor,rom
11/23/2019 Tug of War Between One's Will And Writer's Block Light Verseart,conflict,humor,write,
11/23/2019 frigid november Haikuautumn,nature,november,se
11/22/2019 Averting Miscommunication Didacticencouraging,perspective,
11/21/2019 behind pumpkin clouds Haikucolor,imagery,nature,sun,
11/20/2019 An Ecstasy of Delight Senryuemotions,for her,kiss,lov
11/20/2019 Black On Black Crime Lyricanger,black african ameri
11/19/2019 Tears Of Joy Senryuanalogy,emotions,happines
11/14/2019 spoils of war Haikuanimal,bird,conflict,imag
11/13/2019 The Only Child Free versechild,love,parents,
11/10/2019 Way Of The Warrior Senryuappreciation,imagery,trib
11/10/2019 Baltimore Acrosticappreciation,city,places,
11/8/2019 A King's Worth Lyricallegory,metaphor,perspec
11/8/2019 Spoiled Acrosticlove,passion,romantic,sen
11/6/2019 Ghost Of Winter Haikuautumn,imagery,nature,sea
11/6/2019 magnificent spell - sexyku Haikulove,sensual,sexy,
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10/27/2019 Just One Look Senryulove,passion,
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10/25/2019 Turtle Dove Kimobird,imagery,morning,natu
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10/23/2019 Pink Floxglove Haikucolor,flower,imagery,natu
10/19/2019 In Love's Battlefield Senryuconflict,love,men,woman,
10/19/2019 Blissfully Zen Questionkudeep,emotions,peace,spiri
10/18/2019 Life's Lemonade Kimoappreciation,life,
10/15/2019 Class Clown Dodoitsuclass,games,imagery,stude
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10/14/2019 Seventh Heaven Senryudaughter,emotions,family,
10/13/2019 Perseverance Imagismallusion,flower,imagery,s
10/12/2019 Robber Fly Haikuimagery,insect,nature,
10/11/2019 Soft Verselove,passion,write,
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Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Truth To Truth Free verseconflict,devotion,heartbr
Whiteness Acrostictribute,
Ransomed Free versefaith,jesus,
Then I Wake Rhymeabsence,love,miss you,mis
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
Tell the Night to Hold Me Lyricforgiveness,heartbreak,he
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses Free versered,rose,
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
UNBEARABLE THIS LONGING Dramatic Versedeath,how i feel,
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
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Transcending Hope Versehope,
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
To the One I Long For- Collaboration with Edward Ibeh Free verselonging,love,
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,

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