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Poetry.com Contest Summary

The final results for the upcoming September 2022 contest will be announced here, including the winners for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with all nominated poems.

Winners By popular vote

500

1st Place

To be announced...
300

2nd Place

To be announced...
200

3rd Place

To be announced...



Nominees By random order

Life is beautiful....yet unpredictable
S.G
Shanny
A.I
Helpless thoughts
C.H
Fine in the Forest
K.C
Cluttered Thoughts
L.K.L
The Things You Vow to Keep
L.[.Y
Life
A.I
Dying Promise
S.B.S
I wrote these lines for you
M.A.K
The Queen has died; Reflections of a child.
D.H
Your First Love: Mother
N.B.(
Life
L
If only if only you knew
A.C
The Loneliness
C.L
Autumn
S.F
Old Dog, New Tricks
S.R.N
Love and Freedom
B.P.P
Tech Tock
A.L
There Is No Song
A.V
When Failure Manifests
T.M
Butter For My Thoughts
R
From out of Perfection
S.D
Those Evil Few
J.W.M
There is a Rhythm
T.B
Forever Dye For The Puppet Show
A.R
Cantribeautifyourself
B.S
Wasted Time
M.W
So Heavy
R.M
Tellin' Tails
B.H.K
Loved and lost
L.M
RIP Your Majesty.
D.H
Emanate
C.M.B
The Tiny Frog (a bedtime poem)
L.K.L
The tree in the field
L.S
UP UP AND AWAY
G..D.L
Life sense questions while determining a mood
E.S
The Rape of Mother Earth
S.D
The Small Boy
J.G
Judgment Day
R.G
Out of the Ash
R.L
The Monster Within
A.F
Walking Down Memory Lane
L.M
What Lies Beneath
S.T.M
Fifth Dimension Party
D.L.T
Image of your Lips
P.W
Still
P.S
George
G.M
Is this all a dream
J.H
S.D
My gift to you
E.J.B
Your demanding hot kiss
J.W
Father, son meets son
J.K
Mary
R.F
Under the Golden Autumn Sun
S.F
Hey There God, I'm Sorry
N.D
Midnight thoughts on personalities
E.S
Sometimes
"
Insomnia
F.F
Reality From Vision
G.M
Family Pets
E.R.H
Atrocity
R.A
  

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10 Comments
  • Shellybelly387
    Good luck to each of you. Keep the therapy of writing up.
    LikeReplyReport 38 days ago
    • LinYoest
      Good luck to you as well.
      LikeReplyReport 18 days ago
  • snowpagg01
    This is a new experience for me. I write poetry almost everyday and this is my first submission to a contest. Be gentle folks... be gentle.
    LikeReplyReport 510 days ago
  • Symmetry58
    It's okay if I don't win because I did eat half a cracker, Ritz, 7 weeks ago. I can't work due to my condition, laziness, so money is a bit tight right now. *cough* But hey, don't vote for me out of sympathy. I'm sure me and my cardboard cutout of Ernest Borgnine kicking a kitten will be fine living in our 28 inch Panasonic color TV box in the scathing heat 8 inches from Death Valley. *cough again* Fine, I say. :-P 
    LikeReplyReport 211 days ago
    • acronimous
      :-)
      LikeReplyReport 111 days ago
    • lovingempath
      I finished my last Ritz this morning...so I'm much better off than you are; although my old blk and wt RCA TV is only 13 inches, and I live IN Death Valley...but hey...my hand-powered, paper fan keeps my right arm in shape; when it isn't swollen from the Lymphoid infection that erupted after my breast-cancer surgery which claimed both my breasts 3-yrs ago along with all of my lymph-nodes. And my cat (my last living friend) dropped dead this morning; without even being kicked by Ernest!! But that's o.k.I don't need to win this contest as much as Symmetry does. Now I'll just go back to my old rocking chair and enjoy what the rats haven't eaten of my last old National Geographic. I wish I could read it, but I lost my glasses and can't see where I might have left them. But I'm okay...don't worry about me. 
      LikeReplyReport10 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      Sitting here in a pile of vulture droppings *kicking vulture away* - not yet Mr. Vulture. I only look d-e-a-d - sipping rust water Snapple, I've come to realize that I was being selfish. There are others more worthy of this accolade than myself even in spite of them rolling in Benjamins having won recently.

      Despite having seen you and the other Lovejoys frolicking around in your Margarita jello sauna recently, right after you kicked sand in my open head wound, I now believe that perhaps you are more needy than myself despite my recent diagnosis of morbid languidity.

      And by the way, was that real diamond dust glitter on your eyelids? Pish-posh, Miss Gabor. It went marvelously with your 24K gold-lined thong bikini. You were so adorable when you spilled Dom Perignon on your $2000 stilettos. Curse like the skeletal remains of Leona Helmsley you did.

      But I digress.

      Yes, tis you who deserves this victory. I shall cast my vote straight away upon the day of reckoning....provided these pesky vultures haven't beef wellington'ed my rancid carcass by then.
       
      LikeReplyReport10 days ago
    • lovingempath
      I hear the sad cry of a wounded carrion bird, as I wake from my all-day nap. Could it be the said vulture you kicked in my direction? No matter...maybe he will become my new beat friend; out here in the desert heat. I have nothing to feed him...as I have already eaten my last Ritz cracker a day ago. Perhaps my withered flesh, devoid of the ornamentation from the desires of my past dreams, will satisfy him. My well has run dry and the distant rains will never quench the thirsty, cracked clay I call my home now. I have not even a rusty 'Snapple' to sustain myself. So this could be my final farewell, to a world that only holds future woes. I am guessing I may survive, perhaps another 17-days; if my new winged friend does not devour me first. I am of the belief that my worthiness of life on this planet has come to an end, and all of my treasured words will be buried; along with my vulture-pecked bones, under the sands of the next storm; predicted to hit in approximately 17-days. But do not worry about me. There are others much more worthy of a vote.. 
      LikeReplyReport10 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      Well played, Miss, well played.
      LikeReplyReport10 days ago
    • LinYoest
      and @lovingempath
      Is there not compassionate friend or stranger who, seeing your desperate estates, can offer a morsel or two? How have you come to such distress…life’s cruelty or your careless attention? Benjamin is nearly a stranger; undergoing much transformation. I do see him from time to time, and will gladly send him in your directions whence next he passes by. For now, may you both be winners so as to relieve, even briefly, your starving conditions. 
      LikeReplyReport 29 days ago
    • lovingempath
      I would bow to you monsieur...if I had the strength...and if I weren't afraid I might spill the Dom Perignon onto my extremely expensive stiletto heels. I was trying to salvage that as a thirst respite for my new, injured friend. Hark! I hear the winged-beast now. But fear not for my safety. I'm sure I will survive for at least another 17-days. Beyond that...you may sift through the sands of time to try and recover the bleached bones of my humble, worthless (vulture-gnawed) remains. They will be a poetic tribute; to you, my friend. 
      LikeReplyReport9 days ago
    • lovingempath
      No no. Even though I believe I only have a mere 16 days to survive; I am willing to share Benjamin with those willing to receive him from the beak of a starving (and savagely kicked) messenger vulture. Perhaps we might share a morsel together. For even though I have lived a careless life, these last moments are but a reflection of my truth. And if you happen to glance into my mirror...I wonder who you will see....:). I prey on no one, and pray for everyone. I seek no 'pity' vote. I will pass that vote on to the 'kicker of vultures', if given one. For he is truly more worthy (and needy) than myself :). 
      LikeReplyReport 19 days ago
  • LinYoest
    How do I submit my poem if it’s already here on the Poetry site?
    LikeReplyReport12 days ago
    • lovingempath
      Did you figure this out yet?
      LikeReplyReport9 days ago
    • LinYoest
      No, I didn’t. It seems I have to enter the poem as if it’s new to the site, when actually I considered entering one I already have on here.
      LikeReplyReport 19 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      What I do is remove the one I have posted, then enter it into the contect.
      LikeReplyReport 28 days ago
    • LinYoest
      Thank you. I did send a message and they replied today that if it's on here it is considered a published poem and therefore not eligible for the contest. I appreciate your reply.
      LikeReplyReport 28 days ago
  • author177
    I've worked really hard on my poem and I'm sure everyone else has! Can't wait to see the submissions!
    LikeReplyReport 515 days ago
  • Karmsin
    Im so excited
    LikeReplyReport 416 days ago
  • IndigoHeart
    New to the community and looking forward to reading all the fabulous works!
    LikeReplyReport 518 days ago
    • Symmetry58
      You're only allowed to read mine. New rule. :-P
      Welcome to the site,, dear. I'm Steve. :-)
      LikeReplyReport 211 days ago
  • elena.ingrid.schwarz
    Can’t wait to reveal my first poem!
    LikeReplyReport 619 days ago
    • jerrylogie
      I love that feeling you get when you know you have a good poem and others are going to read and judge it. Good luck with yours!!
      LikeReplyReport 216 days ago
  • jerrylogie
    I enjoy these contests immensely. To not only display my work, but a chance to read over a hundred new poems every month...
    LikeReplyReport 719 days ago
  • Orakle
    This is great. I'm pumped!
    LikeReplyReport 622 days ago

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Results: Within 7 days of closing.
Entry fee: 25 USD.
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