The 2016 Poem Competition Is Suspended Until Further Notice

As many of you know, I am the only person running and monitoring this contest. Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with cancer and ordered to undergo intensive in-patient treatment for the next few weeks, maybe longer.. I do not feel that I will be able to devote the time and attention that the contest demands while undergoing treatment so I feel that I must put the contest on hold.

I apologize for any inconvenience and hopefully I’ll be back in a few weeks to get the show on the road again. I will do my best to try and post a weekly update until then.

Save Yourself

You were brought to salvation
On the side of a mountain,
Laid down with fever
You wept for your dry hands.

Your tears cut rivers and rivers
Down the churning ice,
You fell into the forgiveness
Of the light of your own creation
And the stream flushed vivid as you fled downward,
Downward,
Into a meadow you had planted yourself
Many years ago.

Didn’t I tell you
To be your own savior?
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Izzy.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?

 

God’s Wisdom

Sometimes, when I have questions,
And burdens on my heart,
I call on Christ, my Savior,
Sweet wisdom, He imparts.

Although I ask His will be done,
Each time I kneel and pray,
Sometimes, a part of me holds on,
For things to be my way.

And then His answer may not come,
Just when I think it’s time,
I realize, and then I say,
It’s not my will, but Thine.

The Father’s time is not like mine,
My wait may be much longer,
He’ll answer when His time is right,
And then, my faith grows stronger.

Then too, His answer may be no,
He knows what’s best, you see,
For He knows all that lies ahead,
And He’s protecting me.

So, I will leave my prayers each day,
With the One who’s in control,
I know He guards each breath I take,
And keeps my very soul.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Betty H. Caldwell.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?

 

My Enemy

But you said you wouldn’t hurt me.
You said you wouldn’t leave.
The freckles on my face you say, bring out the colour in my eyes;
Crimson.
Supposedly brown, mother says but you see red.
Fire
Anger
Heat
I should have known.
“They’re Crimson, sweetheart. Not brown.”
You look for anger.
You look for problems and you make me angry.
You give me problems and you try to fix them.
Why?
You walk the streets and you kick stones. You stamp in puddles and you untie dogs from lampposts.
You are like he who first walked through the garden of Eden;
You are he.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Nicole Reilly.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?

 

“Life Is About Us”

Life is about us
taking our time
about making a beat
and busting a rhyme

Life is about us
and what we believe
about working together
and what we achieve

Life is about us
and the choices we make
and the love we give
and the hearts we take

Life is about us
while we sing,laugh,and dance
life is so beautiful
if we’d just give it a chance
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Lexis.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?

 

Canvas Of Life

Sometimes,
you have to stand up,
reach way out,
and grab it..

Believe in you,
always be true,
and eventually,
you will snag it!

When life seems to
keep getting harder,
dream larger than life
and, make life larger!
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Marge2929.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?