Poetry Month Contest

POETRY CONTEST RULES

Poetry can be written in any poetic style and on any subject.

A poem in its entirety must be an original work by the person entering the contest.

  • Plagiarism is a serious offense with serious consequences.

Only one poem per person, per household is allowed.

Contest entries must be at least 3 but cannot exceed 26 lines (including stanza breaks) and cannot exceed 55 characters per line (including spaces between words).

Do not use “texting” lingo. Properly spell out all words and numbers.

Poems containing language that is vulgar, offensive, or wholly inappropriate will not be accepted.

Contest is open to all ages.

Judging Process

There will be a public vote on April 21, 2021.

Entries:

Poem #1

Qui suis-je?

Un bruit inoubliable
Un appel téléphonique
Ma vie bascule
Dans le néant

Un amour insatiable
Un enfant a la personnalité unique
Je suis incrédule
Mon cadet un donneur d’organe; comment?

Le voir briser est insupportable
Un gros fardeau au cœur pesant comme des briques
Mes émotions, ma compréhension est nulle
Personne ne me comprend

Son corps guérit, c’est incroyable
C’est un miracle, c’est fantastique
Il continue même si il y a du recul
Mon garçon aime la vie et fonce d’avant

Mais moi, pourquoi suis-je encore instable?
Moi, je me critique
Je suis anxieuse et perdue; je reste dans ma bulle
M’en sortir; comment, comment?

Un bruit inoubliable
Un appel téléphonique
Ma vie bascule
Dans le néant

Poem #2

The sound of a bird song, tickles my ear.
The sound of your voice, Do I rejoice?, or do I fear?
He says fear not my child, for I’ve called you by name.
I’ve sent my Angels to guide you, so do not live in shame.
Your prayers I hear as I see tears fall down your cheek.
I’ve watched you grow up and I know what you seek.
My love I’ve given to shape your trust and faith.
You see the good in others and I know you can’t stand the hate.
The strenght of my love, I’ve placed in your heart.
So that you may know, we are never apart.
I’ve put my words in your mouth, so that you may rejoice.
Go in peace my child and be glad you hear my voice.