End of Summer POETRY CONTEST

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Hello Everyone, it’s time to do this again!

Are you a poet? Do you enjoy writing poems until your heart is sore or until it soars?

I’ve held a poetry contest once before and I absolutely adored it! It was a blast and I got to meet tons of amazing poets and bloggers. For my current followers, you may have noticed an influx of poetry appearing on my own blog lately. What can I say, it’s simply flowing out of me! Anyhow, I am so excited to hold an “End of Summer Poetry Contest.” Unlike my first Poetry Contest, this contest is themed!

*Please be sure to read all of the rules, otherwise your poem may not be eligible!*

Rules:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • Your poem must be summer-themed! It does not have to be happy or beach or bright, but it does need to have some connection to summer. (A dark summer theme might be interesting)
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity, structure, content, and overall awesomeness.
    • Technically someone can still win without sharing my contest, but sharing/ reblogging would provide additional points for any poems that are tied.
    • Because of the expected high volume of submissions, please keep your poem at a reasonable length. For sure no poems longer than a page. If you have any questions regarding length, feel free to ask in the comment section!
    • You can only submit one poem per blogger.
  • Last date for submissions is August 31st!

Prizes:

  • The WINNER of this poetry competition will received two things
    • First, the winner of this contest will receive a $10 cash prize! (I know, I know, it’s not much but come on, you guys are fellow bloggers/writers/poets. Your empty bank accounts probably look a lot like mine). This $10 cash prize can only be awarded through PayPal, so please keep that in mind.
    • Second, their poem and their blog/bio will be featured on my site. I currently have over 1.4K followers. This will be a great chance for my followers to catch a glimpse of you and your blog!

So, sit back on a beach somewhere or perhaps in a meadow or maybe on a mountain top and start writing those Summer-themed poems!

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The Road From Failure to Success

The road from failure to success…

FAILURE‘ –

The word itself has the potential

To quake in one’s boat

To kick up a storm and

To convince someone –

He is a flop, a deadbeat

He is nobody,

He will never fly,

He is a ‘Loser‘.

Each time when his heart throbs,

The word ‘Failure‘ haunts him,

Drowns him in the ocean of woe

And his courage and confidence melts like snow.

Success‘ and ‘Triumph‘ and ‘Victory ‘-

These are the only words

That can soothe a burning heart

And can help a fiasco

To gather pace,

To fight tooth and nail,

To work hard and even harder,

To prepare for the headstart,

With the attitude of ‘Come What

May! ‘

Then the much – awaited day arrives,

The day to fly high

In the blue sky

Saying Hi!

To the clouds passing by.

This day of sunshine and success

Is not just by a mere co- incidence,

Or by sheer luck,

Instead it is the fruit of pure hard – work.

In my opinion,

The ups – downs, the highs – lows

And the twists and turns

That obstruct the path of success,

Is not a part of life;

Rather, that’s LIFE!!

– The Anonymous

That’s Life!!

Life

Life is to laugh.

Life is to cry.

Life is good.

Life is bad.

Life is long.

Life is short.

Life is lightness.

Life is darkness.

Life is joy.

Life is sorrow.

Life is to grow.

Life is to narrow.

Life is to rise.

Life is to fall.

Life is succeed.

Life is to fail.

Life is positive.

Life is negative.

Life is to cherish.

Life is to neglect.

Life is life.

Life is death.

Life is nothing

But the opposites.


Last time when I went to the library, I read this poem. Unfortunately, I fail to remember the name of the poet. But I really wanted to share this beautiful poem with you all. So, this poem is not originally written by me, but some of the lines are added by me… So ENJOY! 😊

The Life Of My Dreams

Who am I? Who are you?

Who are we?

Just a word for that –

‘Dreamers’.

Every morning when I wake up,

I fancy a life of my dreams.

Is it just an illusion?

No- I assure myself.

No, it’s not just an illusion.

It’s more than reality.

It’s the life I have dreamt of,

The life I’m worthy of.

The life I fall for,

The life I long for –

The life I DESERVE.

It’s the life where –

I’m a free bird.

Free to fly, free to flourish.

Free to thrive, free to live.

Free to glow and free to grow.

It’s the life where I toil each day.

And where I slay.

In my own way.

Ha! I’m half there!

At the doorstep of my heartfelt prayer.

– The Anonymous

BOOKS

BOOKS
They be with you for a while
And bring on your face a broad smile.
A book can change many lives they say
So you cannot tell them nay!
They take you to your dreamworld
Where our deepest desires are unfurled
They teach you to laugh out loud
And make you feel special amidst a crowd.
They guide you in the darkest of hours
As they are very good friends of ours.
Sharing friendship with books cannot be
expressed,
And also it cannot be guessed.

-The Anonymous