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About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member Melanie JoyFemale/United States Group :iconpoetic-youth: Poetic-Youth
For the young poets of dA.
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Deviant for 9 Years
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Given by an Anonymous Deviant
Statistics 845 Deviations 16,626 Comments 46,157 Pageviews

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Love Is In the Air by meljoy68 Love Is In the Air :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 4 3 misty Monday morning by meljoy68
Mature content
misty Monday morning :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 5
Jasper by meljoy68 Jasper :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 9 6 Christmas Eve by meljoy68 Christmas Eve :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 7 Best Friend Moments by meljoy68 Best Friend Moments :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 3
Four-Lined Poem
Four-line poem, commencing now.
I have to rhyme... I don't know how.
This is hard. I've had a cow!
Four-line poem ending now.
:iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 9
Sweet Tooth Attack by meljoy68 Sweet Tooth Attack :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 1 2 Sweet Dominoes by meljoy68 Sweet Dominoes :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 0 0 Thirsty? by meljoy68 Thirsty? :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 0 Sugar High by meljoy68 Sugar High :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 0 0
Even roses will bloom - can I?                
Blinded by heartbreak, scarred from before,
every part of me screamed "No!!"                          
But in his eyes, forgiveness beckoned...
At Fate’s edge. One step… then…                      
I fell. He followed. Love blossomed.
:iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 12 24
My Hero
Lost by circumstance... Found by you.
:iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 4 6
She caught your eye,
you didn't blink.
You crossed a line-
you didn't think.
She made you laugh.
She made you smile.
She made you forget
for a little while.
She gave you love.
You gave her hope.
She gave you grief
when she couldn't cope.
You held her heart
when you held her hand.
She's yours to keep,
but you don't understand...
She's holding out.
She's holding on.
But take too long
and she'll be gone.
She's waiting now,
she won't always be.
I only know
for I am she.
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"Bear down now!"
     "It's a boy!"
:iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 5
He Went To Jared's
His hand shook...
"YES!!" she cried.
:iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 6 9

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Hey Mel!! Whatcha doin??? :wave:
Thu Sep 9, 2010, 8:32 PM
Hi mommy! :hug:
Sun Jul 4, 2010, 8:15 PM
:kiss: Hi, Mike!!! :love:
Mon Jun 21, 2010, 10:27 AM
:wave:ing to Mel:heart:
Sun Jun 20, 2010, 12:31 AM
HI Melanie! :wave: You ROCK! :hug: :heart:
Tue Jun 15, 2010, 10:59 PM
hey i was wandering if i could ask something of you? i just read your poem "friend to friend: and i loved it. i was wandering if you could write something similar for me. if so thank you so very much if not i understand. pleae mesage me, thanks
Sun Apr 25, 2010, 1:15 AM
I'm a shoutin Mel! :D :wave: :heart: :sing: :P
Wed Apr 14, 2010, 11:25 AM
nobody's shouting... it's too quiet!!
Wed Mar 31, 2010, 8:20 PM
Shout out to my girl !!! Hey Girlfriend :hug:
Mon Apr 20, 2009, 10:28 PM
Missed ya Mel! :heart:
Tue Feb 10, 2009, 3:54 PM


Oh my goodness... so, the ladies at the library asked me if I'd be interested in having some of my poetry displayed. Uh... YES?!? Then they asked if I'd be willing to teach a workshop on writing poetry. Yes, but I know next to NOTHING about teaching anyone anything about writing anything. I can wing it, though, as long as I stick to structured poems.  Now I just have to pick 12-15 poems and frame them to display.  I'm very indecisive, and picking which poems to use has me in hives!  How do I choose?!?

Which of my written works do you think would sell the best? (based on just the words, NOT the visual) 

8 deviants said A New Day
7 deviants said No Need To Shout
7 deviants said Other (please suggest a piece from my gallery)
6 deviants said Faith
4 deviants said Here Is My Hand
4 deviants said Milestones
When I was younger my favorite subject in school was Creative Writing.  I loved making rhymes.  Sonnets, Villenelles, Pantoums... structured poetry was the love of my life.  For a while the words flowed easily... I could stare at a piece of paper, blink, and a poem (or two!) would magically appear.  I loved that!  But these days it seems I struggle to even come up with an opening line, and I don't know if it's too many distractions- kids, work, Facebook, new phones, etc.- or if my brain just isn't up to par as I've gotten older.  Whatever it is, it's driving me crazy!!  So I have been looking for ways to break the writer's block that has turned into a giant wall of "I can't write anymore!"

So far the best medicine I've found is SixWordStories.  They have a multitude of prompts and it's short but sweet writing.  It's not that easy, though.  Creating a story with only six words?!  You'd think it'd be a piece of cake but don't let the miniscule amount of words fool you.  Here it's not just quantity but quality that counts.  And they are stringent in their guidelines!

I love it. With big hearts and arrows and xoxo's I love it. My brain is engaged again!  Yeah, okay so it's not rhyming, but it's a start.  It's structured writing. It's parameters.  It's the beginning of rekindling my love affair with words... and I am SO excited to fall in love again. 

How's your creativity going?  What do you do to keep the fires burning?

  • Listening to: the hum of the vending machine at work
  • Reading: the writing prompts for :evSixWordStories
  • Watching: The fog roll around outside
  • Playing: with words
  • Eating: valentine M&M's
  • Drinking: decaf w/Chocolatini creamer... mmm.


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Melanie Joy
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Tennessee
Favorite genre of music: Whatever moves me.
Favorite photographer: I don't play favorites.
Personal Quote: If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got


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Poetrymann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work!
wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Photographer
hello Melanie! :wave: :hug:
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Howdy, stranger! :wave:
wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017   Photographer
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Happy Birthday!

meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm late getting on to DA, sorry about the lack of response! I appreciate the thought!
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
As long as you had a good day that day it's all that counts
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
VERY belated (but-still-very heart-felt) BIRTHDAY wishes... :cuddle:
(I'm so sorry, but I don't get online annually at the end/beginning of the year, and then when I do, there is so much to catch up with... but, I have your BDay written down, so I do not forget about you! :aww: )

I truly do wish you WELL! :heart:
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm late in replying, as usual!!! Thank you for the birthday wish, I am honored that you remember! :love::hug:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh Melanie, I am queen of late of everything! :giggle:

I keep your b-day on a special calendar, and you are someone I always want to remember. Thank you for being you... I'll never forget your kindnesses!
:cuddle: :iconblowkissteaplz:
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I love you, Tea, late or otherwise! :)  I don't get onto DA as much anymore, so I'm behind in saying thank you, AGAIN! lol
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Mel!  Birthday cake  icon Balloons V4 
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh it's you!!!  :happybounce: Clap Hug  I'm so glad you see you, thank you so much for the birthday wish!!  And congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!! Rose :squee: 
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Digital Artist
Hey there Mel!  Yep, I came back after about 4 years away!! Lol
You are very welcome and thanks for the congrats!  We got married on Jan. 15, but are doing another ceremony for the family on March 12...since none of them were able to be there.  We moved from So. Cal to Dallas, TX last month:cowboy: revision invitation for a ride out . . . 
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   General Artist
Wish you a very Happy Birthday! :iconballoonsplz: :heart:
Hope you have a great day! :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
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