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Your pen name explained

EdibleWords
EdibleWords
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Poetry Contest

What does it mean to you, in one or more poems
My pen name is Jessica Solomon.

Any number of poems, any type that tells us how you got the idea for your username or pen name!

My pen name comes from a man who saved a family from a kidnapping disaster.

And.... another biblical character I admire very much... who knew how to let a good prophet minister to his sons and show proper regard for God in his family values. He raised a King and passed the line of Christ on.

gardenlover
gardenlover
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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Gardenlover

Seventy four years ago
I planted lettuce seeds
And watched them grow
And kept them clear of weeds

I tended them with loving care
Until they were fit to eat
All the family had their share
For one so young, it was a feat

Thus started a lifelong love
Of growing plants in the garden
Roses dahlias and foxglove
Vegetables and fruit not a burden
Written by gardenlover
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EdibleWords
EdibleWords
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I love gardening too! Cool name!

snugglebuck
snugglebuck
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Snugglebuck is a term of endearment
Bestowed upon me by an old lover
When I joined DU I thought
Snugglebuck would be a perfect cover
For writing poetry that was a bit erotic
Little did I know that my x-significant other
Would discover my poetry and out me to others
Soon our mutual acquaintances friends
Would read all my DU contributions
Thereafter I would be greeted
"Hey Snugglebuck, how are you?"
"Hear you've written a sexy poem or two"
So much for anonymity
Now I suffer humility
No one know's my shame
Nor can feel my pain
But God in Heaven

I'm so ashamed...sorta😉

A_Failed_Artist
A_Failed_Artist
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A Failed Artist

I wanted to write.
To make.
To film.
To act.
All she wanted was to draw.
To sit.
To sulk.
To do absolutely nothing.
I pocessed not this gift of sketch whereas she was a master.
Everyone is a failed artist, everyone is a successful artist.
It all depends on the craft.
You are a failed artist, you are a successful artist.
Written by A_Failed_Artist
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EdibleWords
EdibleWords
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Both great entries! I'm turning the vote out to the people when it closes. It's so difficult to choose!

dejure
dejure
vick
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Dejure

a mask for the emotionless
 
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I wear him †
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"a hammer †  
to nails †
a sponge †  
to cheeks †
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in the air †
a leaf on †
the water †
water to fire †  
and fire to †
nonsense †
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cloaked in †  
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fighting back †  
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added force †
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wore him †
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a shoulder †  
to my tears †
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lift me up †
right part of †
my brain †
wrong influence †
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we are... in †
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Written by dejure (vick)
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eswaller
eswaller
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Eswaller Explained

E as in Elena, named after my dadís cousin.
S as in Salniker, a family name that crossed
Oceans and escaped persecution years ago.
Waller, another family name that crossed
State and borderlines. Together that makes
Eswaller, unmasked and ready to set my
Pen to paper, living a life I have chosen.
I am proud of the family I comes from.
Written by eswaller
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inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence
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What is a Name?

Silence echoes - listen
It is there you will find me
Written by inechoingsilence
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Orc_Pirate_68
Orc_Pirate_68
Sabrina Kirk-Caldwell
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Orc_Pirate_68

In the concrete jungle,
Everyone running around as if they've got spurs that go "jingle, jangle, jingle",
They've got places to be, and things to do,
So when you need an escape, what's to do?
Fantasy, anime, music, writng, ect...
And thats where I discovered a monster,
...Orcs! Tough, beautiful and unusual, and a strong sence of loyalty and community,
For which I found an affinity.
 
The early days of the internet,
Saw the rise of chatrooms, and unsernames with every combination of the alphabet
And...the underscore.
The signature, innocence, of the early web, pure.
 
It started as a whisper,
In my soul, and as long as I can remember,
I have always longed for the sea,
Gentle, and mighty.
Books on famous pirates, skulls, skulls and crossbones, Pirates of the Carribean, Pirates Band of Misfits, The Little Mermaid, Aquamarine (gem, and movie),
And marine science, and all the sea's beauty.
I have always had an affinity for mermaids, jellyfish, shells, the deep sea, and...pirates!
So free to do and take what they want, live on the beautiful, rocking, sea,
And such a sense of loyalty.
 
Three years ago,
I fell for the sweetest, kindest, man, and my heart did overflow,
At the time, I was 19, and he was 66,
I pointed out to my mom, brother and friends, whenever I saw the number 66,
Then the next year, it was 67,
Pointed out every 67,
Then last year, was 68,
The year I made Orc_Pirate_68
(And this year, is 69,
68 to commerate the time,
I joined to write poetry (mainly about him)).
Written by Orc_Pirate_68 (Sabrina Kirk-Caldwell)
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Carpe_Noctem
Carpe_Noctem
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Carpe Noctem Poeta

You might be  
a writer  
with that over  
thinking mind  
Awake at 3am  
I must be lonely  
sausage, love it  
just rolls off  
the tongue  
I emit extremely  
incandescent ink  
the tears I shed  
Dancing about  
here, I am Picasso  
this is my canvas  
Poetic genius forever  
lost to my  
inner monologue
Written by Carpe_Noctem
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LunasChild8
LunasChild8
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Canada
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Luna's Child

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FreeLove87
FreeLove87
SamuraiEde
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Definition of FreeLove
There is nothing greater than to love someone and be loved in return. This is what we seek throughout our lives to find that one that completes us. In this search we encounter great pain with heartbreaks and lose, but the pain and suffering is progress to our destination to finding the one person to become the center of our lives.

FreeLove  


EdibleWords
EdibleWords
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Cool posts! Everybody!

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