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jaded831
Location: Springfield
Gender: Female
Born: May 1, 1957
Interests: gardening, reading, playing cards
Member: Premier Author
Joined: September 2009
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jaded831-Bio

My full name is Carolyn Marie Baatz. Born May 1, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. My sister Loretta and I moved to Springfield, MA to be closer to my brother Charles. I live there now in a studio apartment in a high rise building. I love to garden, my favorite plant is the African Violet. But living in a small apartment my gardening is limited to potted plants. On the bright side my plants flower all year long. I feel proud when people compliment me on my green thumb. I have been physically handicapped for most my life. I use poetry to express my deepest emotions. Writing keeps me in touch with myself. I also enjoy exercising, mainly because it helps me to stay fit enough to do what I love. Unfortunately it hasn't done much for my waistline. I enjoy the ocean, lakes are nice too, but I prefer watching waves. My inspiration is watching Human Nature and Mother Nature.
FAVORITE QUOTE
Live and learn
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FanStory wrote to jaded831: A Union finished second in the contest "Cinquain Poetry"
September 21, 2018 at 12:13AM
    Sugarray77: Congratulations on your 2nd place in the CinQuain! Well done. Melissa
    September 21, 2018 at 8:44AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Shackles finished third in the contest "26-Word Poetry 4/5/2/2/3/3/3/4 word"
September 6, 2018 at 10:10PM
    Sugarray77: Congratulations!
    September 6, 2018 at 10:41PM
    michaelcahill: A truth that should be drilled into our leaders right this second. Congrats! :))
    September 7, 2018 at 3:26AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Seasons finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
April 10, 2018 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Feeding Time finished third in the contest "Short Poem"
March 19, 2018 at 11:10AM
    rama devi: Congrats!!
    March 20, 2018 at 12:42AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Springtime finished third in the contest "Spring"
January 13, 2018 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Outlook finished third in the contest "1-6-1 poem"
January 9, 2018 at 5:10PM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Needs finished third in the contest "Nature 5-7-5"
October 31, 2017 at 1:10PM
    michaelcahill: Loved your wise piece. Conrats.
    October 31, 2017 at 1:26PM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    October 31, 2017 at 1:28PM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Stage Show finished first in the contest "5-7-5 contest"
September 23, 2017 at 11:10PM
    l.raven: CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn on a well deserved win...xxoo Linda
    September 24, 2017 at 8:55PM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Finale finished second in the contest "5-7-5 Poem"
September 21, 2017 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Soulmates finished first in the contest "2-4-2"
September 11, 2017 at 5:10AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    September 11, 2017 at 11:05AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Today finished first in the contest "3-5-3 Miracle "
July 4, 2017 at 4:10PM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    July 4, 2017 at 4:46PM
    EverInParadise: Because you reviewed me I had to look you up only to find you finished first in a contest. Congratulations.
    August 2, 2017 at 10:54AM

FanStory wrote to jaded831: Broken finished second in the contest "Failure"
June 18, 2017 at 5:10AM

jaded831: I have been away from writing for a while, but my writing was haunting me each day. I need to start again in order to feel at peace. I couldn't find the time before, but, I realize I have to make the time.
July 2, 2014 at 8:58AM
    Susanne M. Psyris: What part of Springfield, MA do you live in? I am off Wilbraham Road on Lawton Street (across from Duggan School).

    May 11, 2016 at 7:01PM
    jaded831: I live downtown springfield, by Mass Mutual center.
    September 6, 2016 at 4:00PM

 
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Poetry 266
Reviewing 269
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Talk
Words on deaf ears.

Reasoning
Sometimes war is right

Airborne
Freedom

Homework
Nesting

Mood Changes
Signs of life

Wakening
New beginning.

Entertainment
A free performance

Awareness
Stand strong

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
A Union finished second in the contest "Cinquain Poetry"
September 21 at 12:13AM
Shackles finished third in the contest "26-Word Poetry 4/5/2/2/3/3/3/4 word"
September 6 at 10:10PM
Seasons finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
April 10 at 2:10AM
Feeding Time finished third in the contest "Short Poem"
March 19 at 11:10AM
Springtime finished third in the contest "Spring"
January 13 at 2:10AM
Outlook finished third in the contest "1-6-1 poem"
January 9 at 5:10PM
Needs finished third in the contest "Nature 5-7-5"
October 31 at 1:10PM
Escape Plan reached "Recognized" status.
September 24 at 2:08AM



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