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Location: Columbus
Gender: Female
Born: Feb. 9
Interests: composing music, playing piano, painting, writing poetry
Member: Standard
Joined: November 2007
S.Yocom is a retired teacher of piano and English who is now into composing symphonic-type music. She loves to write poetry and paint with oils and pastels. Her poetry has appeared in every monthly issue of the Central Ohio Mensa Magazine since early in 2007. She is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She is married, with three grown sons, including identical twins.

She recommends her double acrostic poem, "Hearts Mended."
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Judian James
FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! The Valentine won the contest "Valentines Poetry"
February 25, 2014 at 12:10AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on your contest win, Sally!
    February 25, 2014 at 1:00AM
    Cumbrianlass: Congratulations!
    February 25, 2014 at 7:30AM
    pipersfancy: Nicely done! Congratulations!
    February 25, 2014 at 7:53AM
    beautyseeker: Love that poem! Cried ! Many Congratulations!
    February 25, 2014 at 8:35AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Sally :-)
    February 25, 2014 at 9:52AM
    RGstar: A very well done to you on for the win.
    My best wishes,
    February 25, 2014 at 10:31AM
    juliaSjames: A limpid write, filled with emotion. Congratulations on your win, Sally.
    February 25, 2014 at 10:34AM
    Dorothy Farrell: A lovely valentine - well written and so emotional. A deserved win. Dorothy
    February 25, 2014 at 12:09PM
    Selina Stambi: How wonderful - congratulations, Sallly!
    February 25, 2014 at 12:24PM
    kiwisteveh: Congrats, Sally - sweet piece - deserved the win!
    February 25, 2014 at 12:42PM
    boxergirl: Congratulations! It is a wonderful poem!!
    February 25, 2014 at 2:48PM
    Sasha: Congratulation! I just loved the poem.
    February 25, 2014 at 4:28PM
    nancyjam: Congratulations Sally!
    February 25, 2014 at 6:58PM
    Just2Write: Congratulations, Sally. So proud of you.
    February 25, 2014 at 7:46PM
    Ben Colder : Well done poet. Blessings to you.
    February 25, 2014 at 8:42PM
    Uniqusatya: Yup yup yup
    Here you go
    A blink of an eye
    and then,Oh my!!
    Another contest won :)

    February 26, 2014 at 5:08AM
    rouskin: Congratulations !
    February 26, 2014 at 7:40AM
    Maria C.: Congratulations on your win. I teared up when I read it. Beautiful.
    February 27, 2014 at 3:06PM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! Pretty Lies won the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
November 22, 2013 at 12:08AM
    November 22, 2013 at 1:12AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Sally :-)
    November 22, 2013 at 7:58AM
    Cumbrianlass: Congratulations! :)
    November 22, 2013 at 8:29AM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats Miss Sally:)
    November 22, 2013 at 8:31AM
    Joy Graham: Congratulations!
    November 22, 2013 at 9:45AM
    boxergirl: Congrats! 8-)
    November 22, 2013 at 10:13AM
    Shirley B: Congrats. Have a wonderful day. :)
    November 22, 2013 at 11:05AM
    MissMerri: A beautiful, touching poem, Sally. How nice to see it recognized appropriately. Hugs, MM
    November 22, 2013 at 2:17PM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulation on your win - so well deserved.
    November 22, 2013 at 2:27PM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations on your second win in a row, Sally. Well done!
    November 23, 2013 at 2:05AM
    rouskin: Congratulations !
    November 23, 2013 at 1:13PM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! Halloween Invitation won the contest "Halloween Poetry Contest"
November 5, 2013 at 12:08AM
    rama devi: Congrats, S! Kudos
    November 5, 2013 at 3:27AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Sally :-)
    November 5, 2013 at 3:42AM
    Dean Kuch: animated applause photo: Animated Audience Applause animated_audience_Applause.gif

    Congratulations, Sally! Encore, Encore!
    November 5, 2013 at 8:48AM
    Joy Graham: Congratulations, Sally! An excellent poem!
    November 5, 2013 at 8:54AM
    Shirley B: Congrats Sally. :)
    November 5, 2013 at 10:15AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations! Great job!
    November 5, 2013 at 10:23AM
    mystery poet: Wonderful, wonderful! So happy for you...
    November 5, 2013 at 10:24AM
    Warren Rodgers: Congratulations, Sally! A well deserved win!
    November 5, 2013 at 4:47PM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! Sybil Ludington won the contest "Share A Story In A Poem"
November 12, 2012 at 12:08AM
    twinklepoems: Congratulations on your well deserved win! Is this based on a true story or did you create this great character? Congrats!
    November 12, 2012 at 12:20PM
    adewpearl: I told you every school child should have to learn this poem. I am so very glad you won the contest!!
    November 12, 2012 at 12:23PM
    RandyWelch: Unsung hero , great job and congratulations !!!
    November 12, 2012 at 5:17PM
    DIS-illusioned: Big congrats, Sally! Very much deserved, on a wonderfully edifying piece! :)
    November 12, 2012 at 10:12PM
    rama devi: Congrats, Sally! :-)
    November 14, 2012 at 5:09AM
    jshep: Congratulations, Sally. Well earned recognition.
    November 14, 2012 at 11:43PM
    jimbodapho: hi i just saw that you used this photo in your winning post. that's great. thanks for using it. jim
    December 21, 2012 at 8:27PM
    rmp001: Just wanted to say thank you (from Roy McLaughlin) for choosing to use my photograph of the cooking utensils to help illustrate one of your poems.
    August 16, 2013 at 8:00AM
    Rickyrick: Thank you for using my Unicorn picture for your work, glad you like it.
    August 19, 2013 at 7:15PM
    TLake24: Just a note to thank you for using my picture of "Working Man" in your poem. I enjoyed reading your poem and seeing my picture with your work. T Lake.
    August 20, 2013 at 11:50PM
    Catherine70: Thank you for using my photo "road in the clouds", was on my 20th anniversary in New Hampshire with my husband, he wanted the trip, and i had never been there before..we had no kids with us, so..we did it. It was the scariest drive of my rails the whole way..on a narrow strip of road, with barely enough room for cars to pass each other. so, your poem really get's my photo! thank you SO much for that! Have a wonderful day!
    Catherine1970(from Fanart)
    August 31, 2013 at 1:54AM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! Remember Rainbows won the contest "Acrostic Poetry Contest"
April 8, 2012 at 12:08AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Sally :-)
    April 8, 2012 at 7:15AM
    Joy Graham: Wonderful poem :) Congratulations!
    April 8, 2012 at 11:24AM
    rama devi: Congratulations! :-)))
    April 8, 2012 at 1:47PM
    Sasha: Congratulations. Wonderful poem.
    April 8, 2012 at 4:52PM
    IndianaIrish: Warm congratulations, Sally! :>)
    April 9, 2012 at 12:04AM
    Warren Rodgers: Congratulations, Sally. A well deserved win with your great poem. Rodger
    April 9, 2012 at 1:10AM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats Sally on your win :) Maureen
    April 9, 2012 at 12:20PM
    Judian James: Congratulations Sally. I knew when I reviewed this piece, that you wrote the winner! So lovely
    April 9, 2012 at 12:47PM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! Evening won the contest "Free Verse Poetry Contest"
July 5, 2011 at 12:08AM
    sweetwoodjax: congratulations sally, it was a beautiful poem
    July 5, 2011 at 4:17AM
    heyjude: Congratulations on your first place win in the Free Verse Poetry Contest. You go girl!!!
    July 5, 2011 at 7:24AM
    S.Yocom: Thanks a lot to both of you. I really appreciate your nice words.
    July 5, 2011 at 11:45AM
    another jim: Nicely done, Sally. Congrats!
    July 5, 2011 at 11:56AM
    S.Yocom: Thanks, Jim. It was a nice surprise.
    July 5, 2011 at 12:05PM
    Warren Rodgers: Congratulations on your free-verse contest win, Sally! Why am I not surprised that you have mastered free verse too. :-)
    July 5, 2011 at 1:09PM
    S.Yocom: Thank you, Rodger. What a nice thing for you to say!
    July 5, 2011 at 4:56PM
    JeJo: Congratulations on this wonderful win!!
    July 6, 2011 at 8:29AM
    S.Yocom: Thanks a lot, Jen. I appreciate your congratulations.
    July 9, 2011 at 10:48PM
    nancyjam: Congratulations. A well deserved win. i loved it.
    August 7, 2011 at 3:45PM
    misscookie: Bravo, bravo Congratrulationd. I came in thrid and that's great for me. Many times my name is not there at all. Have a blessed week.
    August 8, 2011 at 5:37AM
    Keronica: Congratulations on your win! Well deserved! :)
    October 12, 2011 at 8:49AM
    Keronica: Oh! And on the SENRYU POETRY CONTEST!!!! WOOT!
    October 12, 2011 at 8:50AM
    MizKat: Congrats on just winning the TRIOLET contest. Your poem is wonderful. Kat
    October 24, 2011 at 10:16AM
    Gir 101: Goodness sakes you are a brilliant author, and you write such beautiful words -Your fan,Gir 101 :)
    November 9, 2011 at 12:33AM
    Thoughtician: Congratulations! :)
    November 16, 2011 at 1:42PM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats on your acrostic win with Midnight...Hugs
    November 23, 2011 at 9:29AM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats on "Reminiscence" hugs
    November 25, 2011 at 7:27PM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats on 2nd place win with "Whistler" :)Hugs
    December 14, 2011 at 4:51PM
    Lovinia: Dear Sally
    Have a wonderful Birthday! Love &Hugs - :) Lovi XOXO

    February 9, 2012 at 11:05AM
    rightforyou: Thank you for your kind help on my poem Summer Breeze'n...Wonderful talent and advise...Ron
    March 20, 2012 at 3:15AM
    Rose7: Simply amazing...
    January 24, 2014 at 4:56PM

S.Yocom: I've been encouraged by the nice reviews of my book. My thanks to everyone who wrote good things about it, including "my most valuable reference book" for writing poetry. It's called "Elements and Styles of Poetry: with Rules and Examples," and it is available from Most bookstores also have it or can order it. I enjoyed putting it together.
Sally Yocom
May 4, 2011 at 9:12PM
    heyjude: Wow. I got my book fast Sally. I'm so excited and hope to be trying some different kinds of poetry. Thanks so much for putting this book together.
    May 4, 2011 at 10:22PM
    Halfree: If you are into Ckassical music visit "
    May 23, 2011 at 8:14AM
    S.Yocom: Thanks, Halfree. That's an interesting site that I hadn't heard of before.
    May 24, 2011 at 4:18PM
    DIS-illusioned: Hi Sal! :)
    For what it's worth, I REALLY think your entry won the 'Freestylin' Contest. It will remain a winner in my mind.
    June 3, 2011 at 6:21PM
    DIS-illusioned: Congrats on your 'Make 'em Laugh' win, Sal! Well deserved--very witty :)
    June 30, 2011 at 9:34AM
    Quire's Gal: Congrats on winning the free verse contest with such a stunning poem!
    July 5, 2011 at 3:38AM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! I Wrote His Name is the new Poem of the Month!
April 26, 2011 at 12:08AM
    JeJo: Congratulations Sally!!
    April 26, 2011 at 8:32AM
    S.Yocom: Thanks a lot, Jen. I appreciate that.
    April 26, 2011 at 10:43AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Sally - I'm always so happy on those occasions when the voters get it right :-)
    April 26, 2011 at 10:59AM
    Quire's Gal: A superfruitlious congratulations on a beautiful poem of the month winner!
    April 26, 2011 at 11:03AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations on your well deserved win.
    April 26, 2011 at 11:05AM
    Warren Rodgers: Sally, Congratulations to you for winning Poem of The Month. A very well-deserved win with your beautiful poem! - Warren
    April 26, 2011 at 11:24AM
    Laurie Clayton: Congratulations on your well deserved win...great poem.
    April 26, 2011 at 11:29AM
    sweetwoodjax: congratulations sally
    April 26, 2011 at 12:37PM
    MissMerri: I loved this poem! So of course I'm delighted to see it win in the POM contest. Congratulations Sally! A much-deserved win.
    April 26, 2011 at 1:00PM
    Writingfundimension: Congratulations for winning Poem of the Month with your fabulous write. Best wishes, Bev
    April 26, 2011 at 2:32PM
    patmedium: Sally ... I am so pleased to see that you won with this lovely wee poem. Congratulations. Pat. xx
    April 26, 2011 at 2:35PM
    dr rupali: Congratulations!! poet!
    April 26, 2011 at 2:49PM
    Gungalo: Congratulations on winning the Poem of the Month award girl!!! You deserved it big time!!!!
    April 26, 2011 at 8:40PM
    nancyjam: Congratulations, Sally - I loved this when I read it. Lovely poem. Nancy
    April 26, 2011 at 11:55PM
    nancyjam: Congratulations, Sally - I loved this when I read it. Lovely poem. Nancy
    April 26, 2011 at 11:55PM
    Eternal Muse: Congratulations, Sally, on your poem of the month win. That a brilliant work it was! Your every poem merits a 6 in my book.
    April 27, 2011 at 5:01AM
    rama devi: Congrats! much deserved. :)
    April 27, 2011 at 9:00AM

FanStory wrote to S.Yocom: Congratulations! The March winner of the Recognized Writer reward.
March 10, 2011 at 1:58PM
    JeJo: A big congratulations on this very honoring reward!!
    March 10, 2011 at 11:56AM
    Laurie Clayton: Congratulations... you must be so happy!
    March 10, 2011 at 11:59AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Sally - you could not be more deserving, my highly talented friend.
    March 10, 2011 at 12:01PM
    Fireshadow: Sally, a well earned and deserved accolade, my friend. Congratulations !

    March 10, 2011 at 12:09PM
    another jim: What a well-deserved honor, Sally! Congrats to you!
    March 10, 2011 at 12:11PM
    Margaret Snowdon: Sally, congratulations - so well deserved. Margaret
    March 10, 2011 at 12:14PM
    IndianaIrish: Warmest best wishes to you, Sally! Your honor is so deserved.
    March 10, 2011 at 12:18PM
    Congratulations. Your work is an inspiration. peace and blessings.
    March 10, 2011 at 12:27PM
    Warren Rodgers: Congratulations Sally, You are so deserving of this award! I loved sponsoring the octogram contest and love writing them even more!
    All my best, Warren
    March 10, 2011 at 12:34PM
    rama devi: Wheee! Congrats Much deserved recognition. Kudos...
    March 10, 2011 at 12:35PM
    Lastamen: Very fitting and most becoming. Congratulations and continue to entertain and delight as you have done.

    Till the last amen.
    March 10, 2011 at 12:48PM
    mountainwriter49: Congratulations Sally! I can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor and I'm so pleased that FS has recognized you. A well deserved and hard earned honor! -ray
    March 10, 2011 at 12:55PM
    Judian James: Oh Sally, what a wonderful surprise for you to come home to! I am thrilled for you, my dear writing friend and proud to be one of your many fans. This honor is so well deserved, Sally. Congratulations!! Love, Jude
    March 10, 2011 at 1:29PM
    writer c: Kudos, Sally. I enjoy and am inspired by your work!
    March 10, 2011 at 1:42PM
    Writeaway...: Congratulations on this win!! :)
    March 10, 2011 at 1:48PM
    Quire's Gal: Not surprised! Ride, Sally, Ride!!
    March 10, 2011 at 3:00PM
    sweetwoodjax: congratulations, sally
    March 10, 2011 at 3:53PM
    Veekz: Well deserved, congrats hun :)
    March 10, 2011 at 4:20PM
    Amicus: Good for you! :>)
    March 10, 2011 at 6:17PM
    Writingfundimension: Congratulations on your fabulous win! Regards...Bev
    March 10, 2011 at 6:45PM
    Gungalo: Photobucket

    You go girl !!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 7:50PM
    teacherdub: Congradulations, Sally, on your well deserved win. Deborah
    March 10, 2011 at 9:52PM
    S.Yocom: Many thanks to all of you. Your congratulatory notes made me teary-eyed. I appreciate your nice words more than you know.
    March 10, 2011 at 10:48PM
    fionageorge: Congratulations, Sally, in your well deserved and timely win. Warmest regards, Marijke :o)
    March 11, 2011 at 2:45AM
    marym224: More congratulations! Wear your medal proudly, you deserve it. Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us. :) Hugs, Mary xx
    March 11, 2011 at 3:59AM
    dportwood: Sally,

    Congratulations on this award. You have earned it. Good job. Duane
    March 11, 2011 at 5:31AM
    geoniasha: Congrats, Sally, on a well-deserved win! ...and I do love the Octogram. geo
    March 11, 2011 at 6:44AM
    MissMerri: I'm so pleased to see you win this honor, Sally. How nice to have your abundant talent recognized! (I'm glad I recognized it a long time ago! ;P Love, MM)
    March 11, 2011 at 12:09PM
    krdeering: Congratulations, Sally! Well-deserved honor.
    March 11, 2011 at 3:54PM
    S.Yocom: Such nice words from so many nice people! My heart thanks you.
    March 14, 2011 at 1:13AM

S.Yocom: I recently finished writing a book called Elements and Styles of Poetry, with Rules and Examples." It gives the rules for each element and style and shows a poem that I wrote in that style, 130 poems in all.
Hooray! I have a publisher.

Big news - I learned today that I have won Mensa's national award for poetry! It was a happy surprise.

June 29, 2010 at 2:28PM

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