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More on Favouritism

More on favoritism

I’ve been looking at the contests
And I really have to say
That favoritism sometimes rules
I found that out today
On a contest just been judged
One member broke the rules
His poem it was quite inferior
Not much good at all

Another poet wrote perfectly
In rhythm, and in rhyme
With a beautiful, and classic write
And it was such a crime
He never got a mention
I do find this unfair
He hadn’t climbed up through the ranks
It was like he was not there

If you’re going to do these contests
Then make it all worthwhile
Judge on form, not favoritism
And then folk you won’t rile
I know sometimes I can be blunt
But really, play the game
And treat each person on the site
Like they are all the same.

24 July 2014 @ 1532hrs



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  1. Date: 7/24/2014 4:11:00 AM

    Totally agree, Peter. I entered 4 contest and I will not enter anymore. I am currently writing a poem on the same subject and hope to post it soon. Your words are well taken and I can certainly understand your feelings. Have a beautiful day my friend.... Robert.
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 2:50:00 AM

    That's why I like the contests that are judged with no names Peter! I think Soup should also have a way to indicated the poem is for a contest in the title then it wouldn't be inadvertently read by the person judging it. It is no wonder people leave the site and there is a general feeling of apathy around anyway - I won't be renewing my PM's next year for another issue which hasn't been resolved. Hugs Jan xx