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Marjon van Bruggen
Location: Sa Pobla, Mallorca
Gender: Female
Born: February 8, 1941 in Holland
Interests: Too much to mention
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: January 2020
I think I always was a writer and a poet, but I remember clearly my Lyceum years and my debut as a writer with a long fiction story. For that one, I was applauded by the prof and students alike. I didn't stop writing and started poetry as well. As an adult, I took additional classes online, Iowa State University for creative writing and poetry, Wisconsin for Greek and Roman Mythology.
I am a pensioned older widow now with all the time I need to write, write, and write more. Many poems were published in a variety of literary magazines, anthologies, journals online and in print.
I hope to find a publisher now for two series of stories and a chapbook of 42 related poems.
Meanwhile, I enjoy new friendships and wonderful reviews for my posts at FanStory.
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Marjon van Bruggen: I want to express my gratitude to all my friends for the many wonderful reviews I receive for my poems and stories. The number of people joining me as fans is astonishing and fills me with pride and joy.
May 25, 2020 at 6:28PM

FanStory wrote to Marjon van Bruggen: Anger, Postponed finished third in the contest "Sad Poems"
April 15, 2020 at 1:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!
    June 11, 2020 at 10:50PM
    Alchera: Congratulations and cheers!
    June 21, 2020 at 8:30PM

Even if you stay inside your home, let Easter be a day of hope and happiness.
April 9, 2020 at 1:44PM
    Alchera: Congratulations and cheers!
    June 21, 2020 at 8:32PM

Marjon van Bruggen: Someone just sent me a poem that I would like to share with you.
For the beauty
For the actuality
For the simplicity
It seems as if it was written today, but it was written in 1869 by Kathleen O'Mara. Reprinted in 1919 during the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
More deeply
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.

I hope you enjoyed it just as I did.
Take care, you lot,
April 5, 2020 at 6:04AM
    Tootie: Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!
    April 5, 2020 at 12:00PM
    Jesse James Doty: Yes, I like that very much. Global calamity creating a new vision for healing. Wonderful idea.
    April 5, 2020 at 1:01PM
    Alchera: Kathleen O' Mara's poem is a little praying gem lost in the ocean of knowledge for today's advice and care demonstrating once more that only wise people go on living against the world's plagues and against the absence of people who live in ignorant ways. Thank you Marjon for sharing it.
    April 8, 2020 at 12:49AM
    Stephen Force: Thank you, very appropriate in this Time of "Pandemic" Steve
    April 29, 2020 at 8:51PM

FanStory wrote to Marjon van Bruggen: Because I Love You finished third in the contest "Free Verse"
March 20, 2020 at 1:10AM
    Marjon van Bruggen: I feel so happy with the third place in this contest. Thanks to all the voters.
    May 25, 2020 at 6:17PM

FanStory wrote to Marjon van Bruggen: Out Of Other Times finished second in the contest "Pay It Forward"
March 14, 2020 at 12:13AM
    Marjon van Bruggen: Great! So thankful to all reviewers and voters for this story-poem.
    March 14, 2020 at 11:42AM

FanStory wrote to Marjon van Bruggen: He Follows, She Stumbles finished third in the contest "Tyburn poetry"
March 2, 2020 at 9:10PM
    Marjon van Bruggen: Third place is good for this difficult poem. I thank all who made this possible.
    March 14, 2020 at 11:44AM

FanStory wrote to Marjon van Bruggen: 2020 Year of the Monarchs finished third in the contest "20/20 Vision Story Contest"
February 25, 2020 at 12:13AM
    Marjon van Bruggen: Oh thank you all so much! It is such a wonderful feeling to end as a winner!
    March 14, 2020 at 11:51AM

FanStory wrote to Marjon van Bruggen: Transition finished third in the contest "100 Word Flash Fiction"
February 16, 2020 at 9:10PM
    Marjon van Bruggen: Third! That is great. I am very happy and thankful for all the votes I got from the readers.
    February 22, 2020 at 4:36AM

Marjon van Bruggen: I am so grateful for my first recognized status! And in a relatively short period after joining all you great people. I will go on now with even more confidence.
February 16, 2020 at 5:13AM
    Gypsymooncat: I remember getting my first "recognised" status way back in 2008, not long after I joined. I felt honoured!

    So enjoy your time here Marjon. Fanstory is a place that'll boost your confidence in your writing, so long as you take on board constructive comments given by those reviewers who actually give a damn.

    Welcome to the Fanstory Family!
    February 17, 2020 at 7:58PM
    Marjon van Bruggen: Thank you, Mooncat, I love it here already.
    February 22, 2020 at 4:39AM

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#55 Ranked Novelist
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#17 Ranked Reviewer
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