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Give Your Contest Goose Eggs To Someone Else

Give Your Contest Goose Eggs To Someone Else Connie collects goose eggs from contest Far honest than the geese lays the nest The basket case now full Lipped with geese's bull It's time to be a contest orphan blessed connie pachecho 11/30/17 Note-I admire Viv Wigley. 35 placements in his recent poetry contest. That's commendable. It's a *standard contest,* not the *Olympics.* I'm sure he gave lower placements and deductions for *mistakes.* This is mirth. It gives a shine to all the contestants and a chance that their poems be read, especially those on the bottom tier. It follows the PS premise of promoting a poet's growth. What's wrath are those contest sponsors that treat *standard poetry contests* as the *Olympics* ... those few that come riding up on their broom, black top hats and all, nose a twitching and wiping those poet's entries from the face of the Earth for some technicality (oh my!) or for not appealing to the sponsor's muse (oh my!), which is the antithesis of promoting growth. To the Viv Wigley's, I duly applaud.

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