What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of A Soul Awakened.............
Any Form Accepted
Title Your Poem: "A Soul Awakened"
Byline: GEORGE CARRICK
Sunsets are revered because they disappear,
Flowers loved because they wilt and die,
The faithful dog and the proud cat are of short
Company and must depart,
As the heart of the morning turns to afternoon
And is eaten by darkness.
A promise, a touch, heartfelt love before we
Face the long goodbye,
The tired old face of a loved one, the journey
Coming to a close,
Each minute of each hour of each day, the last
Making haste to live in childhood, youth and
Growing up, living only as you could,
Born to visit time and return from whence you
Came, to vanish in eternity.
Life - a journey, a visit rounded by sleeps until
The longest sleep of all,
History falling into the mist of reminiscence, the
Ghost and shadow of a soul awakened by a kiss.
GEORGE CARRICK, Cramlington
Awakened By: Gail Doyle
Years I slept without even a dream
Or so I thought it seemed
My soul upon the pillow of rest
Rid my mind and body of all the stress
Found myself finally opening my eyes
Awakened at the stroke of sunrise
Feeling its light shine within my core
Warmth that I’ve never touched before
My soul has become rejuvenated
Painful memories are now faded
An open space for my spirit to flourish
Upon a hope that will leave me nourished
Now, my words are awakened on paper I penned
Words blossomed from a road that I had to trend
All the tears now are laid to rest
Upon haunting shadows of past stress
Leaving me with the opportunity
Of writing a style of poetry
One that expresses the journeys I faced
Through a soul of a blossomed trace
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
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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.