The Creature

Pull the curtain back a ways
Into an empty field I gaze
Desolate tundra far beyond
In the middle, a rising pond
And as the pond began to seep
From its black waters it did creep
It came from within and drew without
Tentacles, none but on it’s head a spout
It walked a ways towards the ridge
A black and blue creature on the ledge
As it turned to face my way
I let my eyes be led astray
I pulled the curtain closed in time
But now I dread that it may find
Me hidden here beneath my bed
My heart is pounding, I’m filled with dread
I can’t escape this fear I feel
That creature there, I know it’s real
As darkness fell I heard a sound
Heavy footsteps on the ground
At first I thought a kind of clod
But I knew it was the creature’s trod
I huddled beneath my shield of sheets
Its image in my head repeats
That creature walking through the field
For no bird or stone or other thing would it yield
It was coming for me and there I was
Alone and scared just because
When you see a thing with a kind of spout
Rise from a pond there’s no a bit of doubt
When you live alone across a field
Your loneliness is quite real
Here I wait wondering how
I can escape this being now
I hear it coming closer still
Beneath my skin I feel a chill
It knocks its fist upon my door
My existence altered evermore
When it finds me I will say,
“Won’t you please just go away?”

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Tourtil1.


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When I was young,

I used to sing and wish to grow a pair of wings

Everyone told me to grow up

But they all gave up with no luck

I painted the world red, white, and blue

There was laughter in everything I’d do

I wandered down the yellow brick road,

Not caring that I was straying from home

That day, I lost my innocent sight

And suddenly, everything became black and white

And the people who loved me, began to fight

I cursed the world and its terrible state

But through the eyes of an innocent, the world was still so great.

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Rafia Islam.


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Bees Inside Of Me

There was a bee inside of me
First one, then two, then three
I feel how bad they want to flee
To fly away and to be free
On little bees, do you not see?
You are forced to stay in me
In my head, my heart, my knee
I wish you’d just let me be
I don’t wish, I beg, I plead!
Please calm down, my little bees
You buzz so loud, like banshee screams
Make me fingers bounce like fleas
I can’t focus, I can’t breathe
Only listen to these fiends
Oh, how bad I want to flee!
To run away from all these bees
But alas, I can’t be freed
From the swarm inside of me

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Masha Kurbatova.


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The Old Confederate

Met this man
From Alabam
He was old
And somewhat frail
His skin was wrinkled
His hands were shaken
His toothless smile
Was breath taken
Under drooping brows
With piercing dark eyes
You could see the gentleness
In his loving eyes
His hair and beard
Given the appearance
Of pure white cotton
As he tells his story
That time has forgotten
Of a Black Confederate Soldier
In Dixie Land…

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Gary Smallwood.


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Don’t You Dare

Don’t you dare
just believe me..

Open your eyes
so you can see..

The truth is there
for you to behold..

For all people,
the young and the old..

Consume it slowly
for it is sour..

And it’s getting worse
by the hour..

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Angelia Lascott.


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The Free Poetry Contest For 2016 Starts Tommorow!

Happy New Year everybody! 2015’s poetry contest was a success! I want to thank the 350 poets that were brave enough to competed in the free poetry contest and the thousands of poetry fans that visited the website to help judge the contest submissions! Without you all, this contest wouldn’t be here.

Free Poetry Contest 2016 for moneyI am now accepting submissions for the free poetry contest for 2016. I will begin featuring poems that have been submitted to the contest for all of you to judge, one poem per day, starting tomorrow, January 2nd.

Submissions will no longer be excepted once I receive 350 poems that meet the submission guidelines for the poetry contest so, submit your best new poem as soon as possible to secure a spot in the free poetry contest for 2016!