a soups winning poem
Blog Posted:11/24/2013 3:46:00 PM
If I knew what I know now.. have you ever heard that ?
I have entered 107 contest , I have placed 37 times , I believe . Not once would I ask anyone to remove me from the list if I did not place higher ?
I sponsored my 1st contest , I did not see names at the bottom , just numbers. I do believe a few names were there , yet not the one I am being accused of ..My opinion on that poem , It is a excellent poem , I thought I received it with a winners grace .. I did not know Honorable mentions are an insult ?
The poem that some are very upset by, To me when judging this contest ,as my Husband Mark Kelley whom is just a member is about to explain from his membership . I have been up reading for 2 weeks in a row..
This poem again, is not a losing poem ? It was quite long , and just did not get my attention as much as the other ones in place .
AS a member , I am baffled that this causes such ill feelings towards me .
I entered A Poem several times "9-11 " I thought because of the way it read many different ways , and the twin towers , it was simply a piece of Art , and history , as what took place September 11th 2011 , in the USA here recorded . I thought it should have been showcased , at least on that day .It was not , it never won . I realized there are poets from all over the World , and just because we feel we were attacked does not minimize the other Countries that have had many attacks like this.
In the end , It just did not Win , at all . But it did to me. I was very proud of My 9-11 poem , for it is mine , I wrote it , it has my signature on it .
Native American People was a wonderful contest ,. I enjoyed every poem I read, honestly I struggled moving poems from 1st place to 4th place and so on , at the end of it all, I would have given the 1st ten poems ,1st place and the next 5, 2nd .. I was very taken by the poems in that order and had no idea whom was SKY or Aboriginal Flight , I am really hurt that I am asked to remove my poems in the order given and that gossip is now being spread about me . I may copy and paste exactly what appeared on my page when it was delivered and you will see NO name . just a number , I did not want to know names . Maybe if I knew names it would have influenced my decision , because I like all the poets here . I need to just say good bye for now. I tried to change to NA and it will not , I gave everyone wins , because they were honestly that good ! I just saw that my Friend and Teacher Richard was not chosen , and I adore his poems . Please note , I did not have names when they were moved and some had to be winners . I find this a little Crazy ! It is a contest ~ In fairness , it is just my opinion. That is all . Love not war , always :)