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July, 2006Contest Winners

Place Name Poem Prize
1 Johnette Loefgren Where Poetry Lives $62.50 and Certificate
2 Keith Bickerstaffe Petal $50 and Certificate
3 Erin Moss Date Night (and the day after) $37.50 and Certificate
4 Larry Smith TO SHE: DRAWN TO THY BEAUTY {quatrain} $25 and Certificate
5 Jill Martin Debts Paid $25 and Certificate
6 Mary Nagy Our Bed $25 and Certificate
7 Merv Webster HARD HAT HEROES $25 and Certificate
  William Ward smitten with raincoats Honorable Mention/Certificate
  Bob  shank The Ole' Ballfield Honorable Mention/Certificate
  Tony Bush Dodge City Honorable Mention/Certificate
  Dr.Ram Mehta From illusion to reality Honorable Mention/Certificate
  Oluwaseun Ogunbiyi The Lost Ones Honorable Mention/Certificate

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From Illusion To Reality-w

She was walking on the footpath uneven,
The tiles, at places, jagged and broken
Making the pedestrians walk with care
Stuffed in her head a question not fair.

Meandering not to knock a sleeping beggar
With a battered bowl, a skeleton road keeper,
Was he dead or alive? she could not guess,
And she? Being alive meant not feeling helpless.

Her husband, pot-bellied, balding bully, a bull
Bulling like a bullfrog walking ahead in blue
Halting, looking back to measure the gap,
The gap would never close in to good shape.     

She thought of their congenial intimacy
Seven years back, love affair, pregnancy.
They entered a shop to buy the grocery.
She saw a kid’s picture on a pad of nappy.

Death of their son, mockery of her love,
The unfaithfulness of her idiotic cove.
The shopkeeper’s son was on the phone:
“Is there any point to carry it further on?”

“I will be going to USA for three years at least
Want to be free and have fun, can’t commit.”
Her heart went on the other side of the phone
Her inner voice spoke to her in different tone.

Outside the moon shimmered on a clear summer
Her eyes shone with a clear determined glimmer


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Second Place win in
The Contest Featured Poem by P.D.
The poem was featured in 2006 and won Honorable Mention in
The Poetry Soup International contest of July, 2006.

Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta

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  1. Date: 9/21/2011 1:04:00 PM
    Congratulations in the contest of P. D. "Featured Poem of The Week" Dr. Ram. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 4:57:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 1:03:00 PM
    wow! I got to the first line of the fifth stanza and chill-bumped like crazy the rest of the way. quite a write, Dr. Ram. thanks and grats ~N

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 12:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Dr. Kim

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 11:05:00 AM
    A touching write here Dr Mehta.Congratulations on your win.Nice to know that you are in India.So will you enjoy Deepawali here...very nice.

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 4:49:00 AM
    congrats on the win..

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 3:44:00 AM
    A winning congratulations! CR

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 2:31:00 AM
    This is touching... i liked it a lot. Congratulations on your well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 1:56:00 AM
    Dr Ram, congratulations over the success of this poem,... thank you for entering my contest,.. God bless,..LINDA

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 1:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poems' success in not only this contest but also for the other honors.

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 3:25:00 AM
    Wow! What a sensational story, Dr. Ram. Thank you for sharing and congrats on this wonderful feature of the week. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Dr. Ram. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 4:52:00 PM
    Congrats Dr. Ram on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all today my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 10:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X3 making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Dr. Ram Mehta. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 5:55:00 PM
    Dr Ram, Congratulations on your swell poetry headed for the second round. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 7:06:00 PM
    Congrats on making it through the first round of the Soup contest with THREE wonderful poems, Dr. Ram! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 4:56:00 AM
    outstanding, read it over and over ,,,Johnathon