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A Pondering Poet




~God Bless Each~


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At early dawn

I came to be...

with pen in hand

and a loving dream...




Echoing Resolve


Easy river run
down vast beauty light
in morning dawn
crest before my eyes

For autumn rain has gone
sparking light of silver grace
now lay peaceful strokes
on hillside of new day

Each thought still remain
in splashed hues of poetic verse
a quenching bath of love
upon soft sky of birth





The Winners List Will Be Posted In 10min.

Blog Posted:8/19/2012 4:48:00 PM

Congrats To All The Winners

Such Great Inspiration!!!!!

My Soul Has Taken Flight

Thanks For The Support!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I'm Ready To Post And See The WINNERS)

Can't Wait To See The Faces Behind The BEAUTY!!!!

GREAT TALENT!!!!!!!!!!


What to  Submit?

1 original, poem on  the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing  Your Entry

A DOUBLE PARIKU-TWO  PLEASE- 7/7/7/10 - 7/7/7/10

1 original, poem  on the theme of .............

Parise Pariku  7/7/7/10-/7/7/7/10~form is acceptable.


Pariku is strictly written on "THE SPIRIT  and/or LIGHT"(Nature)
YES MY OWN  FORM !!!!!!!You can categorize under verse......Note Parise Pariku at the bottom  of your poem~NO Names



7 / 7 / 7 / 10
1st line 7 syllables
2nd line 7 syllables
3rd line 7 syllables
4th line 10 syllables
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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 4:35:00 PM
    Congrats to all the winners :)

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:04:00 AM
    thanks Rick...

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 12:18:00 AM
    i took a brief peek, rick.. congrats to all and thanks for the adventure!.. will send messages to winners soon!... huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 7:29:00 PM
    Congrats to all, Rick!

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 9:07:00 AM
    Thank you for my placement, Rick. The contest was inspiring. Congrats to all the winners! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 8/19/2012 5:57:00 PM
    Thanks, Rick for hosting this contest. Congratulations to all of your winners - can't wait to see.

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  1. Date: 8/19/2012 5:00:00 PM
    All of the Poems "I Loved" (8) eight entries missed placement by 1-2 points. So I kept it true to my "Favs" and true to a Poetry Battle, although so so many talents revealed. If you didn't place I still truly enjoyed!!!!!I have them ALL forever!!!Thank you

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/17/2014Bitter SweetRhymelost love,
1/21/2014and again youLyriclove,
11/28/2013Beauty of MysteryFree verselife,nature,
11/16/2013Blue Winter DeathFree verselost,nature,
7/21/2013Of Greed And GuiltVersedeath,desire,life,lost,po
7/20/2013Captcha - A Great PossessionAcrosticbible,inspirational,jesus
7/18/2013A Soldier's CryFree verseself,war,
7/15/2013Long Ago She Was GoneVerselost love,
7/15/2013Watch Your MouthClerihewsatire,
7/14/2013Haiku 222Haikunature,
7/13/2013A Grand DesignVersebeautiful,freedom,inspira
7/7/2013Tangled VinesFree verselust,
7/7/2013Silently I WalkedRhymelost love,
6/24/2013Words On LifeFree verseage,youth,
6/18/2013Upon The Day - A Summer DreamRhymebeauty,june,love,nature,
6/14/2013Facet's Of Love - From The Novel - Of Only OneVersedeath,desire,life,nature,
6/14/2013Summer CoupletCoupletdeath,life,nature,summer,
6/10/2013Haiku 6-10-13Haikunature,

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