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Moses Hochstetler

(Age: 68)
Indiana, United States

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Date Joined: May 10, 2003
Last Bio Update: January 6, 2010
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I have had a rural upbringing, and many of my poems reflect this lifestyle. I didn't realize my writing potential until I turned forty, but I had a dream as a youngster that I was standing before a huge crowd reciting my own poetry, and it flowed effortlessly from my mouth. Now many of my poems come "spur of the moment" through some sort of inspiration, and sometimes I write 2 or 3 poems in one day. At other times I labor for years to try and get a poem just right. My most prolific year was 1992 - during which I averaged more than 2 poems per week. I recently graduated from the Institute of children's literature, and expect to contribute a number of poems for and about children in the future (one of my favorite subjects to write about). I write on all types of subjects from serious social issues to humorous and non-sense verses, and from nostalgic, love, and nature,to inspirational. I try to vary my meter, form, and style, as well as to go from fiction to non-fiction, traditional to free-verse. One of my favorite styles is the Sonnet. Some of my favorite poets are Shakespeare, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Guest, and my fellow native-born Hoosier: James Whitcomb Riley. Although I favor the traditional style in my own writing, my all time favorite poem (excluding some of the Psalms) is "Lincoln, Man of the People" - a "free verse" by Edwin Markham. My poetic philosophy is that poems should in some way inspire,move the emotions, or be touching, uplifting,encouraging, thought-provoking, educational, beautiful, or just plain fun. I have received numerous awards and honorable mentions in national poetry contests. A number of my lyrics have been written to music by artists and recorded and/or performed before live audiences. I have appeared and read poetry on Public television and at banquets, and I long ago lost track of all the books, magazines, and newspapers that have published my writings. I have a book being published by Xlibris, with 52 poems, lyrics, and essays on my past experiences growing up in an Amish family. the book is titled "Recollections of An Amish Childhood" and is available in both soft cover and hard cover. It is now available through Barnes & Noble. Other interests of mine are cooking, playing guitar, listening to classical, Celtic, and folk/bluegrass music, dining out with friends and family, and Biblical research. I am a deeply religious individual, father, and grandfather. I have ideas for several historical novels, and some day hope to start a syndicated small town newspaper column under the heading: "Talk of the Town." Thanks, Bob, for giving us this wonderful site, and thank you (random order) Gregory, Lyle, Walter, Robert, Barry, Denny, Candy, Janet, Janice, Dawn, Regina, Irina, Denise, Nancy, Pepper, Kay Lee, Joan, Jenny, Paul, Caitlin, and my two adoptees: Victoria and Heather, (and all the rest of you, adults and Jr's.) for all your wonderful comments about my poems, (and yes - even your corrections!)and for sharing all of your thoughts and beautiful compositions with the rest of us.

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6 7+ 08-05-03 1352 Karen and the Unicorn
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10+ 12-27-03 1299 Pre-Video & Post Video
13+ 12-12-03 2370 Jacob's Pillar Stone
10+ 12-08-03 1592 Poetry Contests
10+ 11-23-03 994 Foundations of Praise and Confidence
10+ 07-20-03 2660 Taking Time To Smell the Roses
10+ 06-01-03 3041 How To Rate and Judge Poetry
13+ 05-23-03 1270 Sunny Side Up
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13+ 01-27-08 743 November Moon
10+ 02-28-04 1018 The Broodersville Hens
13+ 02-28-04 1156 The Sage of Tara Hill
10+ 02-22-04 922 Your Love Gift
10+ 02-06-04 816 O For a Moment
Yes 13+ 01-12-04 451 Lady Tiger
7+ 01-11-04 1049 The Measly Little Mouse
10+ 01-02-04 1226 Haunted House On Sycamore Street
10+ 12-31-03 430 January
10+ 12-29-03 1135 Neanderthal
13+ 12-28-03 512 Burning Embers
10+ 12-28-03 834 My Gypsy Queen
13+ 12-27-03 532 Low Tide (a moment of despair)
13+ 12-27-03 970 "Can Do!"
10+ 12-21-03 828 Time
10+ 12-21-03 912 How Time Flies
10+ 12-20-03 827 Untitled
13+ 12-18-03 1042 Dawn of the New Millennium
10+ 12-15-03 910 The Sea, the Sand, and the Surf
10+ 12-13-03 997 No Hearth and Home
13+ 12-11-03 802 Healing of the Heart
10+ 12-10-03 935 Human Bondage
7+ 12-05-03 950 Winter Dawn
10+ 12-05-03 849 December
7+ 11-16-03 1044 Thanksgiving Day Is Here Again
10+ 09-30-03 990 The Man Who Said "I Can't"
Yes 10+ 09-28-03 1005 My Chandelier (To My Daughter)
13+ 09-21-03 992 O City of St. Petersburg
10+ 09-19-03 884 Love Comes Flying On a Wing
13+ 09-18-03 880 The Lovers' Chord
13+ 09-15-03 959 Shiloh
16+ 09-07-03 854 Mumbo Jumbo
13+ 09-06-03 988 When the Geese Fly By
18+ 08-31-03 949 Bad Billy
10+ 08-31-03 960 No Rose
10+ 08-26-03 831 Boondoggle Bash
Yes 10+ 08-23-03 985 As a Lighthouse Stands
10+ 08-17-03 912 Huskin' Corn
13+ 08-15-03 955 Pure White Peonies (series of Haiku)
Yes 13+ 08-09-03 890 The Poet's Quill
Yes 10+ 08-07-03 1017 Frivolity
Yes 13+ 08-06-03 1710 The Taste of Bitter Almonds
10+ 08-02-03 1377 Mulligan's Stew
Yes 10+ 07-28-03 1141 You and Me
7+ 07-25-03 960 A Friend
10+ 07-25-03 1037 July
7+ 07-21-03 1302 A Good Many Creatures
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Yes 10+ 07-20-03 857 The Royal Rose
Yes 7+ 07-18-03 1463 The Harvest Unicorn
13+ 07-14-03 865 Shattered Dreams
7+ 07-12-03 1003 Magnetic Poem #2
18+ 07-12-03 1051 Dear Friend: to all my dear friends on PnP
Yes 13+ 07-11-03 1017 Alabaster Wine
10+ 07-10-03 1017 For Want of Cursed Things
10+ 07-08-03 948 1st Place, Illiad Press, July 6, 1993
10+ 07-07-03 1054 Rural Charm
10+ 07-06-03 1035 She Gave To Him Her Rose
7+ 07-02-03 1175 I Wrote a Poem Once
7+ 07-02-03 1076 Aunt Matildy's Soup
7+ 07-01-03 1034 Weep For the Child
10+ 07-01-03 1265 The Homeless Man
10+ 06-30-03 907 Peace In Bozrah
10+ 06-29-03 1125 (Epic) The Luciferic Cherub
13+ 06-28-03 911 November Chill
10+ 06-27-03 972 Sonnet of Peace
10+ 06-26-03 882 As a Dream Dies
7+ 06-26-03 874 Irreverence
10+ 06-20-03 1529 Song Lyrics: Under the Juniper Tree
10+ 06-19-03 1013 Against the Stream
7+ 06-17-03 1074 Lyric: The Angels In Heaven
10+ 06-13-03 987 Adam's Debacle
13+ 06-12-03 986 Sonnet: A Monument of Death
10+ 06-12-03 875 'Neath the Portals of Love
10+ 06-11-03 781 June
10+ 06-05-03 1594 Cherry Blossoms
7+ 06-05-03 1336 The Princess' Wedding Dress
7+ 06-04-03 976 Limerick - Mistreated Goose
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7+ 06-03-03 931 The Spider and the Rat
Yes 7+ 06-01-03 1249 The Captain of Our Ship
10+ 05-31-03 1080 Software
10+ 05-31-03 846 Spirit
7+ 05-30-03 970 The Sailboat Cindy Lou
7+ 05-30-03 1565 Jack B. Quick (a children's poem)
10+ 05-29-03 1124 Ode To An Ancient Spiel
18+ 05-28-03 905 The Dagger's Edge
7+ 05-28-03 1016 Nudity
18+ 05-27-03 835 Footprints In the Snow
13+ 05-27-03 1286 Beauty of Death
18+ 05-26-03 1108 Tomato Puree
18+ 05-26-03 850 Love Lost
10+ 05-24-03 863 I'll Do It
4+ 05-23-03 7780 Say No To Drugs
7+ 05-22-03 1032 Who Would Give Drugs To a Child?
10+ 05-21-03 1114 Love Rekindled
13+ 05-21-03 890 Song of the Lonely Heart
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13+ 05-19-03 1200 Come Dance With Me, Amanda Wells
10+ 05-18-03 1248 Empathy
10+ 05-18-03 1022 Seven Limericks
7+ 05-17-03 1036 Captains In the Army
10+ 05-17-03 892 Marriage-Go-Round
10+ 05-16-03 874 The Day of the Cavalry
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7+ 05-13-03 945 High Sea!
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