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Location: Virginia
Gender: Female
Member: Premier Author
Joined: April 2017
The first poem I ever wrote was when I began to write here on FanStory. That was a bit over 3 years ago. It opened up a whole new world for me and I was and have been hooked on writing since that day. I learned what writing in meter was, the different poetic forms, and so much more from the classes I have taken here on this site. This group of writers and poets have become friends and mentors to me and they all hold a special place in my heart. Just a bit of bio. I am a homemaker to a wonderful man who is a professor of Logistics, PhD, mother to two adult sons and one DIL, , daughter to a retired minister, and it seems... a professional volunteer in my community. LOL. I love people and poetry.
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FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Lest You Wake finished third in the contest "6 Word Poetry"
April 1, 2021 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    April 1, 2021 at 12:19AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa!
    April 1, 2021 at 8:42AM
    lyenochka: Lovely choice of six words!

    April 1, 2021 at 12:19PM
    Sugarray77: Thanks everyone!!! So appreciate your comments!!

    April 1, 2021 at 8:18PM
    MissMerri: Congratulations Melissa! I thought your poem was beautiful. MM
    April 3, 2021 at 7:48PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Congratulations! Trysts at Dawn won the contest "ABC Poetry Contest"
March 27, 2021 at 12:13AM
    MissMerri: Your poem is beautiful Melissa. Congratulations on the First Place win!
    March 27, 2021 at 1:23AM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations to you, Melissa. :))
    March 27, 2021 at 1:28AM
    RGstar: Way to go...well done
    March 27, 2021 at 6:01AM
    Sally Law: Congratulations, dear Melissa! Well deserved!! Sal XOs.....
    March 27, 2021 at 8:08AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Melissa!
    Such a beautiful rendering!

    March 27, 2021 at 8:15AM
    Sugarray77: Thank you, my friends, for your warm wishes!! Love ya?ll bunches!!

    March 27, 2021 at 9:41AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on winning the ABC poetry contest. Great entry. judiverse
    March 27, 2021 at 10:37AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa. Beautiful offering!
    March 30, 2021 at 1:36PM

Sugarray77: We miss your perkiness on FS, Nancy. Hope you feel better soon and can rejoin the madness here. :). Prayers for you, my friend. Melissa.
March 26, 2021 at 12:09PM
    lyenochka: Thank you for posting, Melissa. Let's keep her in prayer for healing.
    March 27, 2021 at 2:54AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Basket of Joy finished second in the contest "5-7-5"
March 25, 2021 at 2:10PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Doc in a Box~er finished third in the contest "Write a Limerick"
March 16, 2021 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Awakenings finished second in the contest "15 Syllable Poem"
March 7, 2021 at 12:12AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    March 7, 2021 at 12:43AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!

    March 7, 2021 at 3:14PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Never Forget finished first in the contest "Write a Naani poem"
March 2, 2021 at 7:09PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Whisperings finished second in the contest "Pleiades Poetry"
February 28, 2021 at 1:10AM
    JLR: Delightful and quite worthy of this solid success!
    February 28, 2021 at 6:45AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Moonlit Lullaby finished second in the contest "Minute"
January 21, 2021 at 12:12AM
    Mrs. KT: Good Morning, Melissa!
    So very lovely!

    January 21, 2021 at 9:38AM
    MissMerri: Congratulations Melissa! Such a beautiful poem was bound to be recognized.
    January 21, 2021 at 1:34PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa! 💕
    January 21, 2021 at 6:38PM
    sammielwf: Moonlit Lullaby sure was a winner in my eyes too. Congratulations Sugarray
    January 22, 2021 at 11:34AM
    Sugarray77: Thanks to all for you wonderful comments!!
    January 25, 2021 at 6:58PM
    Poetic Friend: Congratulations. Truly well-deserved!
    January 31, 2021 at 6:13PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: My COVID Mask finished first in the contest "make a poem using these words"
January 11, 2021 at 10:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Sticking Together finished second in the contest "Naani Poem"
January 11, 2021 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Resonance finished third in the contest "Nonet Poetry Contest"
December 9, 2020 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    December 9, 2020 at 12:17AM
    juliaSjames: Well done, Melissa
    December 9, 2020 at 1:33PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Scent of You finished second in the contest "3-5-3 'Air' Poem"
December 7, 2020 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Wistful Willows finished third in the contest "3-6-9 Poem"
November 23, 2020 at 12:13AM
    lyenochka: So happy for you, Melissa! Congratulations!!

    November 23, 2020 at 8:49PM
    Sugarray77: Thank you Helen.
    November 23, 2020 at 10:58PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Contented finished second in the contest "20 Syllable Poem"
November 18, 2020 at 12:13AM
    Mrs. KT: Such wise insight, Melissa!

    November 18, 2020 at 9:10AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa. I knew this entry would be on the podium.
    November 18, 2020 at 10:41AM
    sammielwf: Melissa,
    I felt peace and contentment simply reading your beautiful poem.
    Well done and congratulations.
    November 18, 2020 at 10:44AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your second place finish. judi
    November 18, 2020 at 1:24PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!!
    November 18, 2020 at 3:44PM
    Lisa Wharton: Congratulations. Well deserved.
    November 18, 2020 at 9:42PM

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