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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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Love Is In the Air by meljoy68 Love Is In the Air :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 5 3 misty Monday morning by meljoy68
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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
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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.
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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
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Love
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.
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Literature
My Hero
Lost by circumstance... Found by you.
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Literature
She
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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Literature
Congratulations
"Bear down now!"
     "It's a boy!"
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Literature
He Went To Jared's
His hand shook...
"YES!!" she cried.
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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) 

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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!
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what I like! :)  lol 
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wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Photographer
hello Melanie! :wave: :hug:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Howdy, stranger! :wave:
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wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017   Photographer
:hug:
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Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Happy Birthday!

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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!
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Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
As long as you had a good day that day it's all that counts
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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:
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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:
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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!
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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
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