In the speaking style of the great Yoda, must your entries be!
Do or do not, there is no "try".....
On any subject, may your entries be.
To what style, YOU must choose.
Glory and satisfaction, will you win!
Anonymous, must you remain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IF YOU SUBMIT A POEM NOT IN YODA SPEAK, OR SOME NONSENSE UNRELATED POEM, YOU WILL BE ELIMINATED.... I WON'T EVEN READ YOUR ENTRY!!! KNOCK IT OFF, PEOPLE!!!
HERE'S ONE OF MY POEMS ALL YODA'd UP!!!!
Through the endless graveyard, she spies movement on the horizon.
Dark birds circle, of crows a murder, with patient savagery wait.
"Still on the wing, if they are, something yet lives out there..."
To satiate her longing for answers she feels compelled.
Only one way to be sure, knowing there is.....She steps out.
Of mist skirt her ankles just above the lifeless earth cool swirls.
She navigates stone cautiously, sky, darkness, and fear.
As of the dark birds' obsession she nears her destination, she slows.
Inward, she draws a deep, slow breath...Tobacco, musk, whiskey, misogyny.
Her mind quieting, labored, she hears labored, raspy breathing... Oaths and curses.
"So, to survive he managed.... My demise plotting, I suppose."
Gingerly, like climbing into a hot bath, she flanks him and approaches.
Her pistol brandishing, aim, she takes aim, and her throat clears...
"Aaahemm, hmm!!....Going somewhere?? To your maker only!!!" ...* bang*.
He hurt the sisters of the earth, never again will....
What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Seven 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.