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Congrats to All the Winners of, The Celebrating You Contest!


Blog Posted:5/16/2008 3:20:00 AM

This contest was AWESOME! Thank you to all who entered, it was a true joy to read all of these amazingly, powerful poems. I asked for poems that when read, was like looking into the poets eyes...and I got it. Lovely.

A special congrats to John Heck and Gino Dolorzo for sharing the first place spot!!! These were both so totally captivating in their own personal way, I could not decide!!! WELL DONE!!!

Also, I had some really really good entries that I could not place (but wanted to) due to spelling errors and grammatical mix-ups...that was a bummer.

Again, thanks everyone for entering, you are all each a joy - in your hearts and poetry, and all deserve merit for being able to express your trials, love and life through words - CONGRATS TO ALL WHO ENTERED- fab job!!!

God bless you all,

Kristin XO

  • John Heck - USA - Cork in Hand -  Place: 1
  • Gino Dolorzo - PHL - If Heaven Permits -  Place: 1
  • Stephanie Whitley - USA - Guess What -  Place: 2
  • sharon weimer - USA - Over the Moon -  Place: 3
  • Mary Carroll - USA - One True Valentine -  Place: 4
  • lauren gift - USA - Louisiana Porch -  Place: 5
  • Ashley Plimpton - USA - Playground Despair -  Place: 6
  • Rhoda Galgiani - USA - What Makes Me Happy? -  Place: 7
  • Terri Hays - USA - woman child -  Place: 8
  • Ed Coet - USA - TEACHER -  Place: 9
  • Ernesto  Santiago - GRC - The Poetry Dancer -  Place: 10
  • Heidi Boardman - USA - New Relationship -  Place: 10
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    1. Date: 5/29/2008 12:03:00 AM
      words aren't enough how to express my gratitude to you madam, truly it is an honor to be included in your list! you put back the confidence at my back ! GOD SPEED@! with much respect and adoration, GiNOLocO, 18, Philippines

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    1. Date: 5/16/2008 1:07:00 PM
      Dear Kristin - Wishing you all the best. I applaud you for sponsoring and executing a wonderful poetry contest. Truly excellent entries - so glad I was not the judge of this personal and enlightening poem-fest. Congratulations to all the winners. So much talent here at PSoup! Makes one proud to be a part of this creative community! BTW - Kristin - I agree with Sharon - how do you find the time to accomplish writing great poetry and sponsoring contests? You're simply amazing! Peace and hugs, John

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    1. Date: 5/16/2008 9:01:00 AM
      Thanks, guys! Shar - how do I find time? Um...it's called "waking up at 5:30 am to have ME time every single morning before the kids wake up" time. lol Then...nap time. I have gotten pretty good at seemless "time-juggling" too. And Carol, yes, there is definatly more than enough talent here, a neverending well of it! XO Kristin

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    1. Date: 5/16/2008 7:38:00 AM
      Kristin, You did a wonderful job of picking the winners in your contest. I know it is very hard to do. Thank you for sponsoring it. The contests always seem to be over before I can enter them. But, with all the talent we have here at the Soup there are always enough entries to pick from I am sure. Congratulations to all the winners. Love, Carol

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    1. Date: 5/16/2008 6:30:00 AM
      Thank you so much Kristin and congratulations to all the winners! With so many young children I do not know how you manage to consistently post quality poems, comment so generously on others and sponsor contests! You are an amazing talent in many ways! Thank you again for taking the time and effort to run this contest and for the great honor of being included among such talented poets. Love, Shar

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    1. Date: 5/16/2008 4:05:00 AM
      My congratulations to all the winners, bravo! And, thank you also to you Kristin, for sponosring this contest and for my inclusion in your winning list. God bless, Ernesto

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