About Me

I’m a hemorrhagic stroke survivor who should have died at the old age of seven weeks. That’s not even two months old! There was a strong belief that if I survived brain surgery I wouldn’t walk or talk, see or hear; I wouldn’t be able to recognize my parents or know things like who I was or where I was. It was strongly believed by the surgeons that in all likelihood I would be a vegetable if I survived the first twenty four hours after surgery. Thanks to those amazing, pessimistic surgeons and my family, I managed to beat that prediction. With a normal high school diploma under my belt and working on my fourth semester at the University of South Florida, I live a relatively normal life; walking, talking, seeing and hearing.

Not only am I working on a bachelor’s degree, but at home I also take care of a Thoroughbred horse (not off the track; he got lucky in that respect)and a goat. Both live in my backyard as well as two barn cats. In addition to the outdoors animals I also take part in caring for my parents dogs.

I set up this blog so that I could get my poetry read by as many people as possible. I’m not one of those people who think: Oh, this is going to be easy; I will put my art out there and someone of great importance will see how wonderful of a writer I am, and BAM! I will be famous. That would be very silly of me to think that way. I do have a goal in mind. This blog is my virtual portfolio of the poems I would seriously think of publishing in a book. That is the whole reason I’m doing this. Poets and novelist get treated in two separate ways. The novelist, if he or she is good at what they do, can make a decent buck writing books. The poet on the other hand, has to toil away no matter how talented they are just to scrap a living from their work. So the work you see on my blog is what I consider the best of what I write from day to day; and let me tell you: I write quite a lot :P.

As far as how often I will post a new blog, it will be as often as the inspiration strikes me. Maybe during this up coming fall semester will change that to a more regular schedule (I hope it will).

A herd leader always needs a grooming, regardless of species.

If you want to read a detailed story about me, you can read it here: http://www.ahts.net/Corbyn.htm

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40 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Ryan says:

    Great start kiddo! You are talented!

  2. Courtney Riley Molnar says:

    Looking forward to reading some of your work 🙂

  3. Sari Uusitalo says:

    Corbyn, you are very talented young lady. Be proud of yourself – we are 🙂

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    Corbyn, just do what you like and like what you do! You are VERY talented and I’m looking forward to your nice work! 🙂

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  28. graypoet says:

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and to Like what I contribute. I find that your thoughts on creating a page to share your poetry mirror my own and I hope that others will find your poetry as welcome as I do in the few I have started to explore. Keep up the good work… Charles

  29. Maggie says:

    Congratulations to you, Corbyn, for your grit. I admire you, and can’t wait to further explore your blog. I’m so glad you have an online presence. Oh, and thank you for following my blog. Although I didn’t have a stroke, we may share some insights, as I do have epilepsy. Good to talk.

  30. thanks for liking my blog and visiting! take the bridle and saddle off and run, run free…don’t stop. you were given life for a very special purpose, you must be a very precious soul doing very precious things. live precious and keep sharing it w/ whoever may listen. – charlie

  31. smzang says:

    Corbyn,

    Your life’s journey and your talent are unique.
    I would like to share both at the Wordflair Community of Poets and Writers in our Featured Poets section. Please take a look at what we are
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    Thanks,
    Sarah

  32. Hi Horseandguitargirl
    I nominated you for The Sunshine Award 🙂 You can see the details on the award here: http://piavalentinpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/the-sunshine-award/

  33. Currie Rose says:

    Lovely. I l adore stories of people beating the odds and pessimistic, limiting labels. Congratulations on growing into all of your beauty despite what everyone else was saying. 🙂

  34. graypoet says:

    I don’t know if you care about awards, but I have nominated you for the 7×7 Blog award… You inspire me to do better. Thank you.

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    I have been enjoying your writing and hope you know you are appreciated. I nominated you for this award…

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  36. Nicholas Gagnier says:

    So inspiring! Good for you, and your poetry is awesome!

  37. Daniel says:

    Thanks for sharing your work.

  38. Janice D says:

    I just love your poetry! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award…

    http://writingthegirl.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/what-me-a-versatile-blogger-thanks/

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