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My name is Caren; I was born an identical twin in a small rural town in Iowa; I live in the country; roosters wake me up. They are not my own roosters, but live behind me, and are eager to be helpful.  I am an artist, a cartoonist, a painter, a poet, a writer, and a game-player. When I was younger I knew all kinds of card games. When my children were small, I played many board games. They stopped playing with me when they realized if I was losing, I would diminish my age, turn younger than them, and throw the board.  I was once addicted to resale, and yard sale shopping. Every time I think I have broken myself of that habit, I have a relapse and drag home bags and boxes of other people's junk that I think I will someday use. More often than not, these found items end up recycled in other junk shops or recycle bins after I did not use them at all.  I'm an elementary school counselor, which means I teach children about respect, responsibility, and how to love each other and make friends. I love my life; I have been with the same man for 50 years, and our home is saturated with my paintings of booby women, because I love to draw and paint them and my husband loves me. I have three daughters, two sons-in-law, six granddaughters, and four grandsons, so my cup is full and happy.


Charlie's Cartoon Contest Has Been Updated and changed up a bit.

Blog Posted:11/17/2018 12:32:00 PM

I could tell by some SoupMail I was receiving that there was a lot of fright about

the suggestion of humor I threw into my latest contest.  Since I have listened and

learned, I have updated this contest in a whole new way.  There has only been one submission and if you are that person, please know that I have not read your poem yet, as I am waiting for at least five submissions to read.  I have strep throat and viral pink eye, so I am going to bed now, but when I wake up or when Monday rolls around or when you get to it, if you have any ideas whatsoever,please throw down a poem and upload it to the contest so I will feel okay

about reading the poem that has been waiting for other submissions. Thank you bunches!

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Date: 3/30/2019 8:43:00 AM
Caren, Thanks for the kind words. Woody
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Date: 11/18/2018 3:25:00 AM
get well soon Caren, I am musing on an idea - soup mail:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/18/2018 1:50:00 AM
Get better soon ... I have strep and bronchitis, and it's not fun, and just got over the stomach flu, (for the 5th time this year - many tests coming). Get well, Caren!
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Date: 11/17/2018 8:53:00 PM
sorry for the strep throat and pink eye you are experiencing. I am so busy these days , I see all these contests popping up and have not even yet checked half the new ones out. Will have to see yours now!! Get better SOON!
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Date: 11/17/2018 7:01:00 PM
You may not attend school with pink eye, something you already know. I hope you have a quick and complete recovery. I'm clicking over to your contest with the hope that I'll understand it now. Thank you for taking time to attempt clarity for confused people, like me. Poetry hugs ...CayCay
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Date: 11/17/2018 4:59:00 PM
Caren, I hope you get to feeling better. Thank you for being so accommodating. Better days ahead!
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My Past Blog Posts

 
Charlie's Cartoon Contest Has Been Updated and changed up a bit.
Date Posted: 11/17/2018 12:32:00 PM
I have published my first article on Soup!
Date Posted: 10/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
Thank you for your love and support.
Date Posted: 10/5/2018 6:09:00 AM
Take Me To Your Leader still needs 5 poems. HELP!
Date Posted: 8/21/2018 7:29:00 AM
Six months now of pure happy.
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 7:27:00 AM
Thank you for your support.
Date Posted: 7/24/2018 9:02:00 AM
Take Care of Yourself First only has 17 poems entered. I would like to see 18 more.
Date Posted: 7/23/2018 2:33:00 PM
New contest: An Inner Knowing, An Absolute Feeling, My Mystical Soul Self
Date Posted: 6/9/2018 12:34:00 AM
Dragons, Dragonflies and Hufflewinks
Date Posted: 6/4/2018 8:36:00 AM
Dragons, Dragonflies and Hufflewinks Contest
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Dragons, Dragonflies and Huffle Winks Contest
Date Posted: 5/14/2018 8:18:00 PM
Trying to Learn all of the Poetry Forms in the Next Two Years
Date Posted: 5/8/2018 11:33:00 AM
Hillbillies, Bybillies and Blowbillies
Date Posted: 5/7/2018 12:09:00 AM
Fear Killed My Paternal Grandmother on Good Friday, 1951.
Date Posted: 3/31/2018 4:00:00 AM
This site is so crazy positive; I am in awe!
Date Posted: 3/28/2018 2:00:00 AM
I am new to poetry, not even sure I'm writing it.
Date Posted: 3/25/2018 7:53:00 AM

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4/18/2019 The Ultimate Poem Free versepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
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4/18/2019 Be Young and Play Free verseage,
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4/18/2019 Natural Things Happen Before Dawn Blank verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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4/17/2019 Magic of Warm Weather Free versechild,spring,weather,
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4/16/2019 look at the flowers Haikuage,flower,
4/16/2019 Natural Consequences Cupid Dear Free verselife,sweet love,
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4/16/2019 If I Had a Million Dollars Free versefun,funny,humor,humorous,
4/16/2019 We are The All-Powerful Hogs Political Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/16/2019 Just Put it in the Crockpot Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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4/15/2019 Bleeding Vampire Turns Baby Girl Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/15/2019 Glad to be Alive Today Imagismgod,sky,
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4/15/2019 Peeking Under the Veil Early Dramatic Monologueeaster,
4/15/2019 Comes Alive with Cats Free versecat,jobs,life,
4/15/2019 Gossip Rumours Sarcastic Nastiness Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/15/2019 She used to be a Go-Getting Grandma Narrativegrandfather,grandmother,
4/15/2019 April Folly in Delicate Array Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/15/2019 Soul Self Speak Free verseangel,
4/15/2019 Shadow Man Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
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4/14/2019 I Came out as Thunder and Lightning Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/14/2019 My Own Heavenly Thoughts of Heaven Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/14/2019 Prancing Through Midnight Fire Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/14/2019 Let's Go Chow Down Free verseadventure,travel,
4/14/2019 Advice Today Different Than Maybe Yesterday Free versefun,funny,grandchild,gran
4/14/2019 apple blossoms Haikutree,
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4/14/2019 Call me Mommy Cat Rhymecat,fun,funny,humor,humor
4/14/2019 Dancing Toward Delight Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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4/13/2019 Healthy or Not Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4/13/2019 School Nurse's Nightmare Free verseschool,teacher,
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VAN GOGH Monorhymeart,celebrity,irony,menta
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A right to live Narrativedream,race,rights,uplifti
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MY FAVOURITE HORSE Quatraincute love,fantasy,childre
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The River Girl Rhymebeautiful,beauty,river,
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HOMES Haikubeauty,
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Moon Song Blank versefriendship love,
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To Cherry Blossom Italian Sonnetnature,spring,
Haiku - tears of time Haikuflower,life,nature,rain,s
Free Mind Free versevisionary,
vietnam reflections1 Free versewar,
Die Another Day Free versefantasy,fun,imagery,imagi
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Half Full Free verseblack african american,br
Stupid smart Rhymeconfusion,culture,irony,p
Love Puddles Rhymelove,
Everyone Knows Rhymephilosophy,political,
Elephant in the Room Rhymeangst,people,
Housekeeping I do not know?fantasy,imagination,natur
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With a Pen Lyricemotions,poetry,
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Hot Pepper Moth I do not know?humor,
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Today Free versedepression,hope,sad,
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Wisdom Within Free versereligious,wisdom,
I Could Rhymedepression,loneliness,sad
The Nest Rhymeanimal,bird,humor,nature,
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Thoughts Race Italian Sonnetanxiety,
Death's Game Free verse8th grade,cry,death,grand
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Of Ghosts and God Rhymefaith,god,how i feel,spir
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The Koala did it Balladfun,
Spenser Rhymeanimal,dog,happy,humor,jo
Teaching Ninetteclass,desire,heart,teache
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