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Location: illinois
Gender: Female
Born: May 17
Interests: writing, music
Member: Premier Author
Joined: August 2010
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FanStory wrote to l.raven: He Will Win finished second in the contest "2-4-2"
March 9, 2022 at 2:10PM
    Cedar: Congratulations Linda, your uplifting poem could not have come at a better time...take care...Bill
    March 11, 2022 at 10:51AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    March 11, 2022 at 11:25PM
    l.raven: Thank You Helen and Bill...smiling xxoo
    March 15, 2022 at 12:42AM

FanStory wrote to l.raven: Mother Nature At Her Best finished first in the contest "5-7-5 Poem"
September 26, 2021 at 3:10PM
    Anne Johnston: Congratulations on winning. Well done
    September 26, 2021 at 3:49PM
    sandramitchell: Yay!! Big congratulations, dear Linda!! It was a beautiful poem. 🥰😘 xx
    September 26, 2021 at 5:25PM
    Pam (respa): Congratulations on the win, Linda. it is very well deserved!!!
    September 26, 2021 at 7:45PM
    l.raven: Thank You so very much Anne, Sandra, and Pam
    for your wonderful Congrats...I am honored...
    love all xxoo
    September 27, 2021 at 12:41AM
    lyenochka: Loved your poem, Linda! Congratulations!!

    September 29, 2021 at 1:26AM
    l.raven: Thank You sorry I missed this you...xxoo
    November 15, 2021 at 12:21AM
    Cedar: Hello Linda,
    I'm sorry that I missed this one..That picture is awesome...Congratulations on a great win...Bill
    March 3, 2022 at 10:19AM

FanStory wrote to l.raven: Unconditional Love finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
September 15, 2019 at 2:10AM
    Cedar: Congratulations Linda. This one definitely deserved to win a ribbon. Keep it going...Bill
    September 16, 2019 at 8:40AM
    l.raven: thank you Bill so very xxoo
    September 16, 2019 at 8:57PM

FanStory wrote to l.raven: Autumn Picture Show finished second in the contest "5-7-5"
January 19, 2018 at 5:10AM
    Cedar: Congratulations Linda. This was a great entry and deserved to win a ribbon...Bill
    January 19, 2018 at 9:58AM
    l.raven: thank you so very much Bill...xxoo love
    January 20, 2018 at 1:08AM
    Dean Kuch:
    Congratulations, Linda.
    Nice writing.
    January 20, 2018 at 5:54AM
    l.raven: Thank you Dean...xxoo love
    January 20, 2018 at 8:18PM
    RPSaxena: L. Raven. CONGRATULATIONS! You deserved much more, but worry not. The road is still open and clear. With best wishes, RP.
    March 22, 2018 at 7:02PM
    Janet Foor: Congratulations!!!🎈 I lived this one.
    February 22, 2019 at 9:01PM
    l.raven: thank you so much RP and Janet...smiling you...xxoo
    May 2, 2019 at 7:15PM
    l.raven: Thank You Meia...smiling you xxoo
    August 18, 2021 at 1:40AM

FanStory wrote to l.raven: Amber Alert finished third in the contest "1-7-1"
January 26, 2017 at 2:10AM
    Cedar: I thought this one would do really well in the contest. It's not only a great short poem, but it serves as a reminder to those with children to be aware of all the dangers out there. Congratulations Linda...Bill
    January 27, 2017 at 8:25AM
    l.raven: thank you so much Bill...I'll take third...that is good my friend...xxoo love
    February 5, 2017 at 1:16AM

FanStory wrote to l.raven: Jump finished second in the contest "1-6-1 poetry"
November 10, 2016 at 1:10AM
    Cedar: Hello Linda...Congratulations...It almost won. Take care. Bill
    November 10, 2016 at 9:39AM
    l.raven: thank you my sweet friend...I am happy with second good to see xxoo
    November 10, 2016 at 8:34PM
    Joan E.: Kudos on your poem being well recognized. Enjoy the early, but we'll-deserved Christmas present. Huge smiles- Joan
    December 14, 2016 at 10:20PM
    Irish Rain: congratulations!!!
    January 10, 2017 at 10:54PM
    RPSaxena: Hi L. Raven, After a long time I opened it and luckily found such good news. Really I'm very happy to know the same. Congratulations! & Best Wishes for times to come.
    March 22, 2018 at 7:09PM

May 9, 2014 at 11:25PM
    Carolyn 'Deaton' Stephens: hi there dear Linda, just stopping in...thinking of you and hoping you are having a great day.. I think of you often and pray along with you for our dear friend Maureen and her sweet family.... love you, Carolyn
    October 13, 2014 at 1:18PM
    Lovinia: Thinking of YOU! Sending smiles, hugs and boxes of chocolate and baking cupcakes ... and none of these contain calories. :)))

    Love ya! Lovi xoxo
    October 23, 2015 at 6:13PM
    l.raven: Oh Lovi, thank you so very much...made me smile...wish I could reach in and eat this picture...LOL...thank you sweet ya Linda xxoo
    October 26, 2015 at 8:07PM
    l.raven: thank you so very much Dawn...just saw you know...go crazy xxoo Linda
    January 13, 2016 at 2:51AM
    Cedar: Hello my friend: Just dropped by to say hello and to tell you how much we all appreciate you around here. Thanks for keeping us posted on what's going on with all the sick members here at Fanstory. You're a very caring person. The world wouldn't be in the shape that it's in now if there were more people like you. Take care my friend. Bill
    February 17, 2016 at 9:55AM
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    April 29, 2021 at 12:23AM
    August 31, 2021 at 10:37PM
    l.raven: first of aren't even close to perfection when it comes to spelling...or writing sentences correctly...remember houses...

    and when it comes down to it...children's wellbeing in New Zealand was given an F...their education and health...I would say that goes back to the teachers...somewhere along the way...the teachers level of education in New Zealand is lacking when it comes to teaching these children...young adults...

    so stop criticizing others...and take care of
    the problems in your own country...your education rating suck...
    courtesy from the UNICEF...

    New Zealand also ranked 33rd of 38 for educational inequality across preschool, primary school and secondary school levels in UNICEF?

    UNICEF New Zealand is calling for significant investment and policy change to address deeply embedded and terrifying childhood trends around obesity, suicide, as well as declining proficiency in reading and maths,

    Out of 41 EU and OECD countries, New Zealand ranks 35th in child wellbeing Meanwhile only 64.6% of 15 year olds in New Zealand have basic proficiency in reading and maths.

    UNICEF New Zealand Executive Director Vivien Maidaborn said these poor grades showed New Zealand was failing its children.
    The Report Card gives New Zealand an F for failure when it comes to wellbeing outcomes for children," she said. New Zealand?s youth suicide rate is the second worst in the developed world at 14.9 deaths per 100,000 adolescents.

    ?New Zealand?s high suicide rate is influenced by a constellation of other factors, such as colonisation, the bias of teachers in schools which exclude children, socio-economic background, poverty, cultural influences and inequality," says Ms Maidaborn.

    Ms Maidaborn also highlighted New Zealand?s long standing commitments to both UNDRIP (a declaration with a particular focus on the survival, dignity and wellbeing of indigenous peoples) and UNCROC (a convention aimed at protecting the rights of children). ?Right now, New Zealand is failing in both commitments,"
    November 14, 2021 at 10:35PM
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    February 17, 2022 at 11:04PM
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    Buden: Russia takes Ukraine.
    February 25, 2022 at 7:52PM
    April 3, 2022 at 11:11AM
    l.raven: Train Your Children
    Train Your Children
    Scripture: Proverbs 22:6

    Key: F

    Time Signature: 4/4

    Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)

    Terms of Use: This hymn is free to use for display and print but with the following exception(s):

    1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
    2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
    Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16

    Verse 1: Precious gifts that come from God, Our dear children whom we love. What a blessed privilege we have, Molding hearts for heav?n above.
    Verse 2: Fathers you must lead the way, Dai ly teach and with them pray. And the mothers too, with tender hand, Kindly guide them lest they stray.
    Verse 3: Sweetest home Christ has prepared Where no tear will dim our eye. And our faithful loved ones there can sing Grateful praise to God on high.
    Chorus: Teach your children! Love your children! Train them in the way of God. What a sweet reunion there will be in our home eternally.
    April 8, 2022 at 3:49PM
    April 19, 2022 at 3:27PM
    l.raven: To: l.raven
    Dear sweet Linda,

    I am sitting in the airport waiting on my flight to Ukrain for Doctors Without Borders reading a journal that dad wrote in as he travelled all around the country and I found something that I would like to share with you

    " On FS I have met a wonderful caring friend in Christ, I feel we will become good friends as time goes by. The lord led me through this poem from chatting with her. I feel it not appropriate at this time to give it to her, maybe one day perhaps " those are his exact words and I feel the time is right to share with you what he wrote. I hope that you find it just as beautiful as I did.

    Moonlight ballet

    Touching the spark
    of a burning flame
    she would feel
    No pain
    in a world of
    complete havoc
    around her
    in the darkness
    she would unravel
    And scream into
    numb she once
    sleepless she
    has been

    After midnight
    when our
    worlds would
    become two
    and the clouds
    were still
    she would dance
    Adagio in the
    cool frost of the
    with a pale
    expressionist frown
    of the pale
    dim light

    In the darkness
    she unraveled
    her soft gracious
    ballet dance
    screaming into
    nobody heard
    her or saw the
    gracious nighttime

    Her silo wet
    reached among
    The bare damp
    her tears fell
    into a small
    pool that
    sparkles under
    the starlight

    Her pale expressionist
    face with no
    audio tone
    from pink faded

    numb she was
    sleepless she
    has been
    her days awake
    spent in the dew
    of darkness
    tapped in two
    worlds that awoke
    after midnight
    dancing Adagio
    trying to find
    her way

    As the night
    became day
    she would
    slowly fade
    as a deafening
    scream echoed
    into the empty

    But no one heard
    No one saw
    her sublime
    numb she had
    with her
    pool of tears
    sparkling in
    the after
    In one single
    red loving
    screaming where
    she danced from
    The depths
    of her


    I do hope that you don?t mind me sharing what I found in his journal
    Take care sweetie
    April 21, 2022 at 10:31PM

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