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Tail Rhyme Winner's List Explained

Blog Posted:5/14/2012 10:06:00 AM
Out of the 50 entries I received, only 36 entries were tail rhymes or close to it.

A big KUDOS to those of you who did the form correctly! However, I wanted to explain that not all of the entries placed were tail rhymes by the syllable count, but were placed anyway because I felt that everyone made an effort to do it. It's not easy to learn a new form and it can be hard to say everything you want to in 6 lines, so I went easy on the judging and placed by simply what I liked best. You can choose to disagree with this approach, but I want to encourage people, not discourage them. I know in a recent contest I was off a syllable in one line of my poem and I would have been upset had the judge disqualified me for it, when it was a simple oversight. We all make mistakes and we are all learning here. That's about it. 

A BIG Congratulations to everyone who particpated and supported my contest! Thank you!
I hope you enjoy reading the winning entries as much as I did :) 

Tail Rhyme Time
Contest Judged:  5/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Black Eyed Susan
Contest Winner Medal1Face in the MirrorBarbara Gorelick
Contest Winner Medal1A State of MindAndrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal2Divine OriginsJoseph May
Contest Winner Medal2Cheaterjack horne
Contest Winner Medal2Special OpsDeborah Burch
Contest Winner Medal3Wuthering HeightsCarrie Richards
Contest Winner Medal3TERROR ON NIGHT TRAINAndrew Crisci
Contest Winner Medal3the countdownyasmin khan

4A CharadeRhonda Johnson-Saunders

4Courtyard Garden~^~ Broken Butterfly

4Sizzling ClichesDebbie Guzzi

4After the Rainkash poet

4Slow Start for the PhilliesRobert Pettit

5You keep me waitingDavid Williams

5Bugs, Bugs, BugsLinda Rutherford

5Cry to GodDinda Minardi

5Norman's PainGwendolen R

5Beaver's Castor GlandSara Kendrick

6A Night In The DesertJoann Grisetti

6dreams that will not fadeDiana-Marie Bombardieri

6NightlifeDebra Squyres

6Storm of Opinionsharry horsman

7The Sea Sideolusegun Arowolo

7Caffeine HighCarolyn Devonshire


7Authentic Lovececil hickman


8HumanTom Larrow

8Thank You - Tail Rhyme Time EntryDaryl Joplin
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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Hey, again, thanks for sponsoring the egg contest, Susan...You are a very good judge! Bless u for your efforts for this site and anyone else who hasn't been thanked b4. Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 11:49:00 AM
    Thanks, Susan - congrats to all the winners

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:14:00 PM
    Thanks for sponsoring the contest and thanks for placing me on your list of was my first attempt at this style of poetry. I must say, it sounded easier than it was. I have no problem with your judging style....but thanks for explaining....I had wondered about syllable counts in some. I agree it is better to encourage writers. God Bless and Congrats to all the winners...I think I've read them all and commented !!!

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 6:30:00 PM
    Thank you Susan..yes the most important thing is to learn and to grow. Light & Love

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 1:54:00 PM
    Thanks much Susan, for the new challenge. This was a new form, and fun to try it....So many great entries too !! Thank you!

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 1:40:00 PM
    Wow, I had no idea if you would like that one from me or not. So happy to see that you liked it, susan. Big congrats to everyone. Can't wait to read them all. Luv, andrea

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 1:31:00 PM
    Congratulations to you winners. Thanks to Susan for holding the contest.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Big congrats to all the winners! And thank you for my placement, Susan. Have a wonderful day! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Hey I found my voice again (don't know how long for) so a quick congratulations to all winners...David

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:59:00 AM
    a challenging adventure, susan.. congrats to you and all participants.. thanks for the honor of having me around... :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Clapping!...Clapping!... Clapping!...An example to be followed by reluctant sponsors! : ) I didnt had time to write my entry...maybe next time. Congratulations to all the winners! Ruben.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Interesting that you received some that were not to form..I have had that to happen also in a contest that I had..Thanks for reading my work and giving it the honor of placing in your contest..Sara

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