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Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Gender: Female
Born: July 14
Interests: Writing, watching TV, and reading
Member: Standard
Joined: February 2005
Above is a photo of me, my Mom, Roni and my deceased Great Aunt Grace. This photo was taken May 25, 1984 on the day I graduated high school from Edmond Memorial High School. Our school colors were maroon and gold. Go Bulldogs! By the way, my Mom still wears the same bufont hair do.

About Melissa:
she is a 44 year old female who loves to write. She has completed three other novels over the twenty plus years she has written. She loves romance, mystery, suspense, supernatural and fiction. She loves to write books she enjoys to read. She is physically disabled and recently diagnosed with Lymphedema and Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. She's had Cerebral Palsy since she was a baby that effects the right side of her body. In her writing she mixes writing styles and types. She helps raises her deceased sister, Tchinina Deibel's, son. Tchinina died on May 2, 2003 at the very young age of 29 from blood poisoning due to complications from a botched gastric bypass. She dedicates her novels to her deceased sister, Tchinina. I am working currently on 3 novels. I will post the chapters to each as I finish each chapter. The reviews help me write and keep the stories in my head. I allow my characters to help me write, sort of like a method actor, "method writing".

(1) "You can't always get what you want. . . But if you try sometime you get what you need." : Quote from Rolling Stones song.

(2) "Writing is the window of the soul. And dreaming is the view out of the window."

(3) "To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." 
 by: Thomas Aquinas.

(4) "Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."

(5) All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else." Plato.

(6) From 'Gone With the Wind':
"Lawzy, we got to have a doctor, I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies."
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missy98writer: Send me your prayers I'm fighting a respiratory cold and last time I acquired pneumonia and put on life support due to my Primary Pulmonary Hypertension PPH. I have one deformed lung on the right side of my body. I'm lucky to be alive. I don't want to go to the ER so pray for me. I smell like Vicks Vapor Rub.
December 26, 2012 at 10:36PM
    adewpearl: Melissa, I just put my extra-duty prayers into action. Stay strong, my friend. Sending you lots of hugs and love :-) Brooke
    December 26, 2012 at 11:09PM
    Sally Carter: I'm afraid prayers aren't in repertoire, Melissa, but I am sending you every good wish and warm thought I can. Slather yourself in Vicks, snuggle in a blanket, drink lots of hot toddies, and please stay well.
    December 27, 2012 at 4:23AM
    Grammies: Melissa love coming your way and lots of prayers. Don't forget to put Vicks on soles of your feet too.
    December 27, 2012 at 10:47AM
    adewpearl: I just learned through Facebook that Melissa passed away last night. This is a huge loss for our community. Please join me in prayers for her family. And the next time you need a smile, read one of her delightful poems about flowers that come to life and grace the garden. Things will not be the same her without her.
    December 28, 2012 at 8:51PM
    Shirley B: I spoke with Melissa'a mother, Roni. Missy98writer passed away yesterday in her sleep.
    December 28, 2012 at 10:55PM
    trimple: And just like that she was gone.
    I am so sorry to hear this tragic news.
    My thoughts go to Melissa's family and friends. Trimple
    December 29, 2012 at 1:02AM
    seren james: There is so much sorrow here today, let's all read Mellissa's work and have joy, the joy she left us with.
    December 29, 2012 at 12:32PM
    Maureen's Pen: Melissa - I will miss you dear One. We shall dance in the dandelion fields one day. RIP my sweet friend. Love you always xxxx
    December 29, 2012 at 12:40PM
    robina1978: Melissa, I will miss you. RIP my dear friend. Ine
    December 29, 2012 at 12:46PM
    nancy_e_davis: Rest in Peace Melissa, F.S. will miss your lovely poems. Honeyconb
    December 29, 2012 at 12:57PM
    Sasha: Rest in Peace my dear sweet Melissa. I know you are finally dancing in your flower garden with a big smile on your face. Know that you are loved and will be missed. I love you...Smurphgirl
    December 29, 2012 at 1:11PM
    Gungalo: I cannot stop the tears Melissa. Please RIP my friend.
    December 29, 2012 at 1:13PM
    Margaret Snowdon: What sad news - Melissa will still live on in our memories - Sleep well, my friend.
    December 29, 2012 at 2:41PM
    MumEsGirl: It was with a heavy heart that I learned of this sweet lady's passing. Melissa was an inspiration to all, not only in her writing but in her courage and determination. May she be at rest with the angels
    December 29, 2012 at 3:50PM
    mumsyone: I'm so sorry to hear about Melissa's passing. I always knew, when one of her poems popped up for review, that it would be another walk through her wonderful garden. I pray that she will sleep peacefully and wake to walk through the most beautiful flower garden she could ever have imagined.
    December 29, 2012 at 5:11PM
    Carrie Smith: So very sorry about your sister. I know you will miss her. I will put you on my pray list for certain.

    December 29, 2012 at 5:34PM
    Carrie Smith: I have just read of Melissa's passing. She will be greatly missed. She is healed and at rest now.
    December 29, 2012 at 5:39PM
    Espresso momma: May God be with her family and loved ones. She was so young and yet made a legacy of who she truly was in her writing. What a sad day.
    December 29, 2012 at 5:57PM
    Earl of Oxford: I didn't know Melissa well, but I was still very upset at her passing.

    She was always sweet, kind and thorough in her reviews and was obviously a very nice person.

    At least she passed away in her sleep, and I sure hope there is a better place where her soul will be welcomed, pain-free and finally content.
    December 29, 2012 at 5:57PM
    mtnspirit: I am so sorry to hear of a dear friends parting. Until we meet again Missy in a field of beautiful Daisy's where we will paint a perfect picture with words. God bless to your family.
    December 29, 2012 at 7:23PM
    JeJo: I'm very saddened to hear of this. Melissa was always so cheerful, and her poems so bright and happy. I will truly miss her.
    December 29, 2012 at 8:29PM
    Connie C: I am so sorry to hear of Missy's passing. She will certainly be missed, and my condolences to her family.
    December 29, 2012 at 10:49PM
    Poetic Visionary: Bless her heart...This makes me so sad. She will live on through her writings. I hope her family publishes her poetry one day...She was a true gift to us...Dancing in fields of grace, she is! I can only imagine!
    December 30, 2012 at 12:45AM
    J. Dark: I can't believe it - I feel so sad and condolences to Melissa's family. Will remember Melissa fondly. She was a wonderful and positive poet who will be sorely missed.
    December 30, 2012 at 5:10AM
    robina1978: Yesterday I was so shocked that I forgot to send my most sincere condolances to her family. Ine
    December 30, 2012 at 10:35AM
    WORDSOFTHEHEART: Sweet Melissa, you will be greatly missed. I am sending prayers to your family. I know you are in heaven with your sister and in a beautiful place. Your gift remains with us and your gift will be missed. Love to your family.
    Cheryl Wordsoftheheart
    December 30, 2012 at 12:21PM
    doris1022: ARe you doing better??
    December 30, 2012 at 2:44PM
    doris1022: I just read the post and am so sorry to Melissa's family she has been such a fun poet to read. May God bless you all.
    December 30, 2012 at 2:48PM
    Slush Pile: Dear Melissa, I have just learned of your passing... We did not know each other, but your latest post touched me so deeply that I came here to your portfolio to become a fan of yours. The news saddened me so!! You will be greatly missed here on FanStory. My DEEPEST condolences go out to your family and friends. I would greatly love to become a FAN of your writing though you are not here to read my words. Until we meet in God's great Heaven, sweet soul, I remain one of your many fans. denny (Slush Pile)
    December 30, 2012 at 2:55PM
    Cumbrianlass: My message box will never be the same now you're not in it.

    Sleep well in your garden, brave angel.


    December 30, 2012 at 5:27PM
    mikesbabe21: I am Melissa's sister in law Crystal. I would help take care of her the past few years. I just wanted to thank you all for your kind words. I know Melissa's loved all of you. She would always read me her poems and poems others wrote on here. She had a great gift writing. I was not expecting the call we received that she passed. But we did know it was coming just not this soon. She was in so much pain all the time and since her last visit to the hospital she was so weak. I know now she is not in pain and is resting. Again thank you all for being there for her. - Crystal
    December 30, 2012 at 8:21PM
    amarherig14: My condlences to Melissa's family ,on her passing. I just found out today and I am very saddened.She was called to a place where there is no more pain. RIP Missy.
    December 30, 2012 at 11:31PM
    amarherig14: condolences
    December 30, 2012 at 11:32PM
    Julie G: "This morning
    the sensational
    sun has just
    performed its
    sold out production
    of sunrise to wake
    up the dawning of
    a brand new day"
    by missy98writer

    Today she is free of pain and experiencing her "brand new day". I think of her Mom. Now she has lost two children. I can't imagine it. I pray for her to find comfort and joy in the boy left in her care.
    December 31, 2012 at 8:54AM
    Jeanie Mercer: I was stunned to read of Melissa's passing, although I knew she was chronically ill. My heartfelt sympathy to her family. I'm happy she did not have to go back to the ER but was taken by the Lord more gently in her sleep. May she rest in peace and sing with the angels.
    December 31, 2012 at 10:34AM
    Trueredchic: Hello, my name is Suzanne I am Melissa's sister. What a wonderful site this is, I never knew about it, until after she passed Friday, I am so glad I have her writings to read, even though she is gone I feel like I am getting to know her still through her writings. I miss my sister dearly, words cannot describe the loss. I am grateful to your kind words toward Melissa, they are much appreciated.
    December 31, 2012 at 12:05PM
    adewpearl: Suzanne, I cannot begin to tell you how much so many of us here loved your sister. I was honored to be her friend. I looked forward to her private messages and reviews and her newest poem. Her courage and upbeat outlook on life was an inspiration to so very many people.
    December 31, 2012 at 12:23PM
    cheyennewy: Losing Melissa is so tragic. I didn't know until just now and my heart aches for her family. May she soar with angels forever...chey
    December 31, 2012 at 5:50PM
    G.B. Smith: Hello Melissa. I have been so involved in myself, I forgot how ill you were. I know now that you are in the care of Our Heavenly Father, you are safe and well. My prayers then are for your family of blood kin, and those of us who loved you from afar
    I will ever be your friend
    January 1, 2013 at 1:25PM
    NadineM: Prayers sent for those she's left behind. Hold onto all your memories, for those are yours forever. Rest in peace, Melissa... Nadine
    January 1, 2013 at 3:51PM
    L.lora: So sorry to hear of Missy's passing. I have just learned of this, she will be missed, my condolences to her family.
    January 1, 2013 at 5:29PM
    kiwigirl2821: I can not even tell you the sadness that fills my soul at your loss Melissa. You take a piece of us all with you...will always hold a smile in my heart just for you my friend.

    My heart cries for your loss ...

    We come
    We live
    We go

    Never the same
    No matter the time or place
    Now is still too soon

    Stars will shimmer a little brighter
    Sunshine will feel a little warmer
    Smiles will go limp but only for a moment

    You did what only you knew how
    You gave us so much joy
    You leave us with love

    The soul is so much lighter,
    So much happier as I imagine
    You let loose in Heaven
    Sporting your new pair of wings...

    xoxo your friend Deborah
    January 1, 2013 at 8:51PM
    fanoffanstory: Fanstory will miss you deeply, for I just heard the news. The angels will be writing with you.
    January 2, 2013 at 1:38PM
    jshep: My prayers are with Melissa's family. She is now in the ultimate garden where her words are now a reality. Walk in peace through the gardens of heaven. Joyce
    January 2, 2013 at 6:40PM
    9999pool: On December 12, 2012, Melissa wrote this poem "I Want To Live" and this could be her last message to all of us which I paste here to shortcut the search. I also attached my Review comments to her (with some edit).

    "I Want to Live"

    If I pass away
    young please
    celebrate my
    life with glee

    I do fear my death
    will be painful for me
    by all the pain I endure
    on a daily basis, although
    I'm not done existing in this
    wacky world of ours

    My little sister, Tchinima
    Michele, died on May 2,
    2003 at the mere age of
    twenty-nine caused by a
    botched gastric bypass,
    and she left behind her
    eight-year-old son for
    me to raise up along
    with my parents

    I'm bedridden because of
    my Cerebral Palsy, Lymphedema
    Elephantitis, Primary Pulmonary
    Hypertension, Irritable Bowel
    Syndrome, Migraines and many
    food allergies along with being
    lactose intolerant and eggs too.

    I digress, to stress
    I'm not depressed due
    to my writing and quirky
    sense of being, for I am
    a rolling stone Dylan's
    singing about...

    My review on her poem and what I would have wanted to say here:

    In spite of all the ailments, the joy of writing and the reviews that came back, especially from Ritchiesszky, LOL. You know you are not alone.

    Who does not fear death? Maybe me, if you have read my "IF....". I had intended to write a poem, just a few hours ago entitled "Hospital is another home" and the name already gave away what it is going to be about. No, I have no ailments at the moment but I cannot forget those who had.

    Back to your review. If we let our days be filled with remorse or self-pity, it meant that life has stopped altogether.

    The writing is a moving story and there was not a moment mentioned about giving up or getting out. It had stated the facts and did not asked for sympathy or consolation. It just bravely highlighted the positive aspects of rolling in life over harsh terrains and darkened alleys. The descriptive prose just flows out naturally. Excellent write, short and punchy. With a "quirky sense of being" life becomes more bearable but that does not mean the dread is gone - it just says "I Will Survive' - of Gloria Gayle's famed song. Cheers, Ritchiesszzky.
    January 2, 2013 at 7:09PM
    Jen Gentry: This is not good-bye my friend. Just an until we meet again. May you find yourself surrounded by the most fragrant and beautiful flowers in the gardens of heaven. My heart breaks that you are gone from us but rejoices that you suffer on this earth no more~Jen
    January 2, 2013 at 8:37PM
    Gary D. Hardy : I've not been on here on a regular bases for awhile and just read about Melissa. As many of you, I only knew her through her wacky and enjoyable poetry, but as a nurse, I have taken care of patients like her and know that she had many struggles and much pain. She will be sorely missed on here and in life, but as in one of her poems, she wanted her life celebrated. And in that tradition I'd like to toast a wonderful person and poet. May she entertain heaven as she has us with her famous flower garden.
    January 3, 2013 at 1:29AM
    Jonez08: I'm just receiving the sad news of Melissa's death. She will be greatly missed. I will miss her beautiful work and colorful, detailed reviews. She has walked out of the pains and sorrows of this life and into everlasting peace and joy with our beloved Savior. Rest my friend.
    January 3, 2013 at 10:15AM
    Alexander E Poet: know you are with God now, Rest in Peace Melissa until we meet again.QQ
    January 3, 2013 at 1:44PM
    fayesh: If life were a garden, sweet Melissa would have been a a delicate orchid - beautiful and rare. Rest in peace missy98writer.
    January 3, 2013 at 11:51PM
    October21: RIP Melissa. Sending my condolences to her family. Though I didn't know her well I always knew of the beauty in her poetry and in her soul.
    January 13, 2013 at 5:11PM
    babylonia: she touched so many hearts and they touched her. she gave to the end and just seeing mr. spock under my posting ... all melissa ... all the time.
    February 26, 2013 at 12:27PM

missy98writer: Mr. Spock:

Live long and prosper. Please have a Happy New Year 2013...Melissa.

December 26, 2012 at 10:26PM
    Maureen's Pen: LOL how we both loved Mr.Spock, You have me laughing and crying at the same time. I know you are dancing and celebrating my friend. Love ya x
    December 29, 2012 at 1:08PM
    mystery poet: Your floral nation has awaited your arrival.
    You are one of Heaven's precious gifts...
    You are truly a rose, dear friend!
    December 31, 2012 at 1:47AM
    Curly Girly: Missy, you were always kind to me. Thank you for your great reviews. RIP and God bless. CG
    December 31, 2012 at 4:10AM
    Angelheart: Missy,I write this through my tears.Thank you for the gift of your friendship and for choosing my artwork for years.You were such a fighter and I admired you for that.I will miss you but I am glad that you are no more in pain and are flying with the angels.Goodbye,my friend~
    January 1, 2013 at 12:08PM
    Lobengula: I never knew you, Missy. I wish now I'd taken the small amount of trouble to have done so. May I take this opportunity of extending my sympathy and best wishes to your family
    January 1, 2013 at 8:18PM
    Laurie Clayton: Oh my, this has come as a great shock. Your passing will be greatky felt not only by me, but by the many of FS family that you have helped and supported with your wonderful reviews and friendship.

    My heartfelt sympathy and best wishes to all of Melissa's family.
    January 2, 2013 at 10:58AM
    Treischel: Farewell sweet Missy, the world was a better place for having you in it. Now, Heaven can enjoy your vibrant soul!
    January 3, 2013 at 12:34PM
    January 3, 2013 at 7:09PM
    fidud: What a wonderful, brave woman. You have given so much joy and strength to us through your beautiful poems and your beautiful outlook. I offer thanks for you, for your life....x
    January 3, 2013 at 7:11PM
    Maustin: My deepest condolences for Melissa's family and dear friends. Melissa is in a glorious place now. My prayers are with all.
    January 3, 2013 at 7:11PM
    Linda England Bonam: So sorry to hear about Melissa. Missy was the most in-depth reviewer you have ever had, the most beautiful writer with the greatest sense of humor. She had me in stitches so many times with that humor, despite her many woes. Truly a great human being who will be so sorely missed by this writing family. My condolences to her grieving family.
    January 6, 2013 at 9:01PM

missy98writer: August, 17, 2012,
I'm back from the hospital. I've been in I.c.u. on a trek. I'm now breathing with 4 ltrs oxygen.
Melissa Deibel 12:30 pm CST.
August 17, 2012 at 1:30PM
    Sally Carter: Woohoo! Well done Melissa. People will be so happy to know you are home, albeit it with help for your breathing. I hope very much for you that the situation improves, but it's wonderful to know you are well enough to be sent home from the hospital.
    August 17, 2012 at 1:38PM
    adewpearl: Melissa, Celebrations all around! I cannot find words to express how overwhelmingly happy I am to see you back, dear friend :-)
    August 17, 2012 at 1:40PM
    Joy Graham: Sending gentle hugs to you. I don't want to hug too hard and hurt something. Glad to hear you are back :)
    August 17, 2012 at 1:51PM
    Sarkems: We've never met, but glad you are home again
    August 17, 2012 at 1:54PM
    Realist101: YOU GO GIRL!! I've prayed and cried, and now you're here. HUGS and welcome back young lady!! Susan
    August 17, 2012 at 2:05PM
    Cumbrianlass: Melissa, I am SO glad you're home. This has made my day. I've missed you. MWAH!
    August 17, 2012 at 2:14PM
    heyjude: Ecstatic that you are back!!!! Looking forward to flower gardens and bees and all those wonderful poems.
    August 17, 2012 at 2:34PM
    Maria C.: We have really missed you! Glad you are back at home and back on FS. Yeah!
    August 17, 2012 at 3:30PM
    barbara.wilkey: Ihave missed you so much. I have been praying daily for your health.
    August 17, 2012 at 3:30PM
    words: Yippee!!! So glad to see you back, my friend. You were missed. You have to catch us up on your marvelous flower garden ... I know that it has been up to mischief while you were gone. Big hugs, d and Dog
    August 17, 2012 at 6:12PM
    Lady & Louis: Melissa, glad you're home again!
    August 17, 2012 at 8:44PM
    August 18, 2012 at 4:38AM
    Shirley B: I am so glad you are back. We are like a family here on Fanstory. Everyone missed you so much. WE need to visit you again soon. Stay well my friend.
    August 18, 2012 at 11:27AM
    Linda England Bonam: Glad to see you are back, Melissa. I was worried about you! Take care!
    August 18, 2012 at 12:32PM
    Laurie Clayton: Good to see you back Melissa,take care and plenty of blessings,

    Laurie :@))
    August 20, 2012 at 2:50PM
    Capricorn30: I have been thinking of you, and it so nice to have you back!
    September 1, 2012 at 12:22PM
    Maureen's Pen: So glad you are back, stay strong :) Hugs
    September 8, 2012 at 11:13PM
    Realist101: Yay Melissa!! Congratulations for this high placing with this really great poem!! Keep up the outstanding work!! Luv!! Susan
    October 3, 2012 at 3:22PM
    kiwigirl2821: Congrats on placing in POM is a rockin piece of work! xoxo sending huggs debs
    October 3, 2012 at 4:37PM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats Melissa on placing in the POM:) love ya
    October 4, 2012 at 8:18PM
    Sasha: Congratulations on placing in the POM...It is a wonderful poem.
    October 4, 2012 at 8:41PM

April 15, 2012 at 1:19AM
    purrfect tale: You got that right! That's why I'm scared of Starbucks.
    April 15, 2012 at 1:22AM
    nor84: Cute!
    April 15, 2012 at 2:29AM
    Lady & Louis: What's the usual price for coffee in the States? Here in Australia it varies wildly. I pay $4 for my morning latte but it is very good coffee (and does come in a mug).
    April 15, 2012 at 4:13PM
    missy98writer: The tall (small) is $1.75; The medium (grande) is $1.96; and the large (venti) is $2.07
    April 15, 2012 at 8:51PM
    FREE-ONE: I'm guilty of the ooh la, la...they are getting my dimes every time....
    July 1, 2012 at 9:09AM
    babylonia: for those of you who did not know ... melissa has been ill recently. we all hope and pray she will be right back here soonest, posting poetry.
    July 9, 2012 at 11:52AM
    Maria C.: Thank you babylonia for letting us know. I was just looking for her since I haven't seen anything posted for a couple weeks. I will pray too.
    July 17, 2012 at 9:51PM
    misscookie: I wondered why I had not seen your work lately. I prayer you have a speedy recovery and come back soon. my great great grands said tell Miss Flower Lady to get well soon.
    God be with you.
    Love Miss Cookie
    July 24, 2012 at 7:36AM
    heyjude: Melissa is very very ill and still in the hospital. If her friends want her address, please message me and I will send it back to you via the private messaging center.
    July 25, 2012 at 5:01PM
    Thesis: Missy, hang tough lady. You can get through this. Hugs, - John
    July 25, 2012 at 5:45PM
    Shirley B: I wil l keep in touch with Missy's Mom and givve updates. Missy your flowers miss you. :)
    July 25, 2012 at 6:26PM
    jlsavell: My thoughts are with you missy. Get well. We all miss you and your wonderful poetry. jlsavell
    July 26, 2012 at 4:16PM
    Realist101: Hurry back Missy! I need you to send me a cute cowboy photo! Get well dear friend. Love, Susan
    July 27, 2012 at 10:17PM
    sasil: *HUGS*
    July 27, 2012 at 11:06PM
    Janice Canerdy: I am so sorry you are not well. I'll pray for you. Janice Canerdy
    July 31, 2012 at 4:15PM
    rjuselius: I'm sorry to hear you're ill. I was wondering where you are. Come back soon! x
    August 1, 2012 at 9:58AM
    robina1978: I am sorry to hear that you are so very ill and have been in hospital now for a long time. I will pray for you and hope you will recover, Ine
    August 8, 2012 at 9:52AM
    lia123: hello i lia ,its a co- incidence that you were on 14 of july and i 15 .when i opened your profile i was taken aback!!!!
    August 10, 2012 at 11:22AM
    heyjude: Miss is going home from the hospital tomorrow. We should be hearing her lovely flower poems soon.
    August 16, 2012 at 10:06PM
    robina1978: Melissa, WELCOME HOME.
    You have been away so long, we all missed you. Ine
    August 17, 2012 at 3:06AM

missy98writer: OMG:

April 15, 2012 at 1:10AM
    Lady & Louis: Oh gawd that's funny!
    April 15, 2012 at 1:14AM

missy98writer: I was visited this afternoon by three Fanstory lady writers from 12:30 pm too 4:00 pm at my home. I want to give a shout out to Barbara, Shirley B & Judy. We had a great visit. It's good to put faces with fellow writers, and all three gals live in my home state of Oklahoma,
April 12, 2012 at 5:46PM
    Lady & Louis: Isn't it great when you get to meet online friends and they become face-to-face friends as well?
    April 12, 2012 at 8:08PM
    Cumbrianlass: That's lovely, Melissa! :o)
    April 12, 2012 at 11:04PM
    heyjude: I had a great time. It was so good to finally meet you. Maybe I can get by again sometime.
    April 13, 2012 at 7:06AM
    missy98writer: Come on by, because like at Motel 6 we leave the light on.
    April 13, 2012 at 11:18AM

missy98writer: Don't leave my Chocolate Cake out in the rain, disco diva:
April 11, 2012 at 4:32PM
    shelley kaye: *burp* don't worry. it ain't in the rain ;-)

    April 11, 2012 at 6:27PM
    Lady & Louis: Yes, it might melt like MacArthur's Park!
    April 11, 2012 at 7:03PM
    purrfect tale: Better hide that cake. this site is full of chocoholics!
    April 12, 2012 at 2:34AM
    mimij1221: could I take that cake off your hands, by any chance?
    June 21, 2012 at 1:17AM

missy98writer: Shadorma is a Spanish 6-line syllabic poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines respectively. 
April 11, 2012 at 2:44PM

missy98writer: "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance." by Carl Sandburg.
January 22, 2012 at 10:42PM
    dbmccarter: I love this quote. I grew up close to where Sandburg spent a big part of his life.
    January 23, 2012 at 12:40AM
    kiwigirl2821: love this one Melissa! xoxo
    January 25, 2012 at 4:59PM
    January 31, 2012 at 1:52AM
    March 23, 2012 at 4:31PM
    ulster3: Sorry about the double Melissa. I will delete one if I can learn how. hugs, rebecca
    March 23, 2012 at 4:33PM
    ulster3: People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.

    From The Paradoxical Commandments, by Dr. Kent M. Keith. Mother Teresa quoted this often.
    March 27, 2012 at 12:15PM

missy98writer: I'm in the moodfor some blues. Here's the video of the late and great Etta James the song is titled Sugar on the Floor. That broad could freaking spin the Blues:
January 22, 2012 at 9:06PM

missy98writer: Don't you hate it when they ask:

December 22, 2011 at 7:37PM
    shelley kaye: well considering i usually get the whole meal there, they don't ask me....

    December 22, 2011 at 7:42PM
    Lady & Louis: On the rare occasions I go into Macca's, fries are the only things I buy anyway!
    December 23, 2011 at 4:12AM
    Nick©: On the bright side, they didn't ask if you want flies with that...
    December 23, 2011 at 6:15AM
    adewpearl: Yes, it is one of my pet peeves, Missy! Had I wanted fries, I would have said so :-)
    December 23, 2011 at 10:04AM
    Writingfundimension: Hi, Missy. My husband works for corporate Mickey D's and he says they make more money on their drinks than anything else.
    January 1, 2012 at 3:06PM

August 17, 2011 at 3:14AM

missy98writer: I'm in a better place thanks to Brooke and her sage advice to let it wash of my back like a duck. Besides opinions are like rear ends because every person has one. -- my quote. I love writing and the freedom it gives your imagination.

You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will be as one."
by JOHN LENNON, Imagine

July 25, 2011 at 5:25PM
    adewpearl: Sending you hugs and smiles, Melissa :-)
    July 25, 2011 at 5:34PM
    missy98writer: If I get one star that is one more than I had before it was awarded. Doesn't bother me a bit- my poetry is bigger than my ego and poetry is what it is- an outlet, a cathartic way to discard uneasy feeling, a happy way to celebrate our joy and not only that, unless it is a specific form of poetry requiring rules to complete it, it IS THE ONE FORM of writing that gets poetic license.
    July 28, 2011 at 2:28PM
    poetstar: Checking in to say hello. Poet Star Vonnie
    April 7, 2012 at 2:13PM

July 18, 2011 at 9:54PM
    Veekz: LOL! I frickin' love that! :)
    July 18, 2011 at 11:06PM
    Cooper Watt: Love froot loops! Yeah!!!
    July 21, 2011 at 8:15PM

July 16, 2011 at 1:19PM
    Veekz: LOL!! :)
    July 17, 2011 at 10:11PM
    Lise Deangelo: lmao2...Missy, I sent you something via pm for your b'day but it must have been lost amongst all your fanmail. Have a look doll and see :)
    July 17, 2011 at 10:49PM
    Aletheia: ahahahaha Love it!
    July 18, 2011 at 2:43PM

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