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jbshaban

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I'm a mother of four kids ranging in age from seven to eighteen. I've recently returned to the States after living in my husband's homeland of Jordan for the past six years. The best thing about that experience was discovering a love for communicating through written word. 

I am much better at writing about other things than myself. Humorous poetry tickles my fancy. I fancy I will speak to you through my poetry.

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    There's An Eye in My Soup - a nonsense poem Napowrimo 2013 Day 5

    15 months ago

    A little nonsense inspired by my finding a googly eye floating in my kitchen sink.

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    The Banks He Begets - a poem Napowrimo 2013 Day 4

    16 months ago

    In a land filled with minarets He unleashes his silhouettes Soldiers stand poised with their bayonets. guardian.co.uk guardian.co.uk These high walls built to protect the greedy Look here, world, this is...

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    The Houseboat Life for Me - a sea shanty of sorts Napowrimo 2013 Day 3

    16 months ago

    Call this a modern day sea shanty. I had the opportunity to live on a boat awhile back so I thought why not write about it for today's Napowrimo prompt of a sea shanty, a sailing vessel work song.

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    Dear Daughter of Mine - a poem of exasperation Napowrimo 2013 Day 3

    16 months ago

    Dear Daughter of Mine, For someone who is so good at Tetris, you do a lousy job of loading the dishwasher, leaving me to defrag the top rack.

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    Let's Be Honest - a sincere poem. Napowrimo 2013 Day 2

    16 months ago

    We all have that one friend that we want to believe their sincerity. Reality check.

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    Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - a poem not about counting sheep Napowrimo 2013 Day 1

    16 months ago

    Chubella In the fifteen minutes before I sleep Before the day is done I do not bother counting sheep I do something more fun. I rewind the days events Near or far from home And capture how they were spent In a...

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    Helen Keller Never Heard a Poem - a biography in verse

    16 months ago

    This poem was written by my seven year old daughter and I for a presentation on a book report on Helen Keller. I wrote the 1st, 3rd, and last verse. My daughter came up with the rhymes on the others.

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    My Parody of the Shrek Dance Party Finale

    16 months ago

    Have you ever got a song stuck in your head only to find out that the words were all wrong? Here's a compilation of verses that could change the way you sing the Shrek Dance Party Finale.

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    A Lullaby for Ji

    16 months ago

    I am casting my votes in little sail boats made of paper and pen . Sail away but come back in an ocean of black ink my poetic friend Quick and clever.I enjoyed this one and vote up. Eddy. Thank you, Eddy. It was...

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    The Bluebird, by Edwin Abner Poe - a satirical poem

    16 months ago

    It’s a lesser known fact that Edgar Allen Poe had a twin brother. The two were as different as night and day. While Edgar wrote short stories and long poems, Edwin wrote long stories and short poems.

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    Ode to a Studious Beauty

    16 months ago

    Written in the rhyme scheme of a limerick, this six verse ditty goes out to my daughter who has been studying so hard for midterms.

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    flower, an acrostic poem

    16 months ago

    Fragrant aromas Linger in my nose. Oh how I love to Watch my flowers grow. Eating them like candy? Rabbit! No! Go away now. Go! Apparently I’m not the only one with a bunny who loves marigolds. I found the above...

  • 4

    candy kisses - a juicy word poem

    16 months ago

    nothing is more smothering and breathless more infused with the aroma of talcum powder and day cream more candied with breathmints than a smooch on the cheek from a doting aunt with its telltale impression of lipstick...

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    Not the Brightest Crayon in the Box, a poem for the color blind

    16 months ago

    I'm the last one standing with the Jenga blocks I can fix about anything, even grandfather clocks. I've been known to shadow box with the best of the jocks But I'm not the brightest crayon in the box It started back...

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    The All Important Security Guard Slash Director of Traffic, a satirical poem

    16 months ago

    Don't you know who I am? I'm the All Important Security Guard Slash Director of Traffic. I could have a shorter title but this one is more graphic. It don't fit the on the uniform but it's all just the same. SECURITY is...

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    a poem of a pressing nature

    16 months ago

    Whatever happened to gauze tops and broomstick skirts? Whatever happened to polyester? I like wrinkles in my pants and skirts, Said the number one iron detester.

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    Wishful Thinking - a poem for mother and child

    16 months ago

    I love this! There is so much truth in this, as children we all cannot wait to grow older, to work, have money, have a family, drive, do whatever we want. But when that time comes the reality hits you hard and fast and...

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    The Organization of Maximization

    16 months ago

    While I envisioned a place for everything, No closet space was the blues I would sing. To maximize a small space And leave no room for waste Some shelves would need some installing. So one day after eating my porridge...

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    just call her neti, a limerick

    16 months ago

    I'm renaming my first-born after a thing I just got This thing is called a neti pot Not because it is great But because as of late She's been more than somewhat of a snot!

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    i've lost my sense of whimsy

    16 months ago

    i’ve lost my sense of whimsy and i don’t know where to find it if you see it walking down the road could you kindly please remind it to wander back into my life i vow i won’t confine it i’ll...

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