What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of convincing someone to make a CHANGE by SHOWING them HOW to make the change that you think needs to be made. SHOWING how to change will score higher than telling someone to change...or than telling someone how great you feel since you have made the change.
Thus, if you think more people should stop drinking so much, start investing more, take a fishing trip, stop going to strip joints, or WHATEVER else you think should be changed, INSTEAD of convincing them that a CHANGE IS NEEDED, Convince them TO MAKE THE CHANGE by writing a poem that tells them HOW to make those changes...assume the change needs to be made. It is okay to BRIEFLY describe the situation that needs changing in a line or two.
I am new to this form, as some of you may also be. I hope you will understand. And I also hope we will learn together. BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NAMES OFF of your entry. BE SURE TO USE THE DIDACTIC FORM. BE SURE TO run your entry through spell check and grammar check before entering. And remember , whatever the subject, it must be written with a moral or ethical theme kept in mind...convincing someone to be more ethical or more moral about your chosen topic...showing them how. etc. It is INSTRUCTIONAL POETRY> This link might help...http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/dterms/g/102209DidacticPoetry.htm
Good Luck and THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MY CONTEST...
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.