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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: 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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Date Posted: 11/17/2018 12:32:00 PM
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12/10/2018 Frolicking With Friendly Goats Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/10/2018 Apples Deer And I Share Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/10/2018 Because Why Dramatic Monologue10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/10/2018 If I Had A Time Machine Rhyme12th grade,
12/10/2018 What Can I Say Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/10/2018 Is It My Turn For Outside Duty Light Versefunny,jobs,life,work,
12/10/2018 Poet Knows Poet Free verse11th grade,12th grade,poe
12/9/2018 The Woman You Created Free verse12th grade,
12/9/2018 Waiting For A Good One Narrative10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/9/2018 Obsessive Compulsive Little Me Narrative10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/9/2018 The Ones Who Glare At Us With Hate Eyes Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/9/2018 haiku has no Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/9/2018 She Fell Unconscious In Her Car Narrative10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/9/2018 Could You Please Write It Down Prose Poetryintrospection,satire,self
12/9/2018 Incessant Talkers Bother Me Prose Poetry10th grade,11th grade,12t
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12/8/2018 Manger Story Rhymechristian,
12/8/2018 Deplorable Dorable Rhymeamerica,anti bullying,bul
12/8/2018 Faerie Flower Therapy Free versefairy,garden,
12/8/2018 Royal Decree Aids Racers Degree Monorhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/8/2018 Moonlit Talk At Night Time Diners Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/8/2018 A Quirky Joint Where Cats Shimmy Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/8/2018 Would You Still Love Me If Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/8/2018 Diamond or Diamante of Love Free verselove,
12/8/2018 We Are Dead Now Says Boy One Prose Poetryschool,teacher,
12/8/2018 At Three I Was Amazing Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,5th
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12/7/2018 There Was A Grasshopper Ballad10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/7/2018 Ask Your Grandchildren Please Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/7/2018 A dyed flower and a simulated gemstone Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/7/2018 CharlieKu Contest Poem - Christmas Haiku10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/7/2018 Emzara's Reflection on Her Husband Noah Rhymechristian,faith,
12/7/2018 My Own Personal Christmas Lights Prose Poetry10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/7/2018 White Christmas Takes Me Back Prosechristian,christmas,nosta
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12/6/2018 Your Mama Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
12/6/2018 The Artistic Me Is A Hairy Thing Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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12/6/2018 My Witch Girl Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,7th
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12/6/2018 Was The Girl They Found My Girl Free versedark,mother daughter,
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12/4/2018 From Black and White To Color Listnostalgia,
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Hot Pepper Moth I do not know?humor,
I am the dancing Butterfly Lyricadventure,butterfly,fanta
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Today Free versedepression,hope,sad,
The Clown's Song Quatrainchild,food,funny,horror,m
My dreams Rhymedream,life,poetry,
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There was a Black Cat in Miami Limerickcat,fun,silly,
Colors Free verse10th grade,abuse,blue,col
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Wisdom Within Free versereligious,wisdom,
Love Puddles Rhymelove,
Pirate Fiddle Dee Dee Balladbeach,boat,fishing,image,
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The Nest Rhymeanimal,bird,humor,nature,
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The Water Droplet Personificationfun,water,winter,
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