Zilch, That Is What I Got

Some days I work so hard to get

my name on a winners' list, yet

it might end up for naught.

Zilch, that is what I got.

But was it still worth it? YOU BET!


Oct. 6, 2017 for 'It's The End Of The Forms Series' Poetry Contest
Thanks, Broken Wings, and all the contest sponsors who inspire me to write.



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Date: 10/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
Whether you win or not, YOU know when your poem's a prize
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Date: 10/21/2017 10:59:00 AM
Wow! Andy.Goose eggs are fun to deal with.Love.
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Date: 10/18/2017 9:31:00 AM
Competing is more fun than winning. I'd join every contest if I were capable.
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Date: 10/11/2017 7:58:00 AM
Aw giggles! You tickle me with this one Andrea, congrats on your win! Cheers and hugs mo :)
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Date: 10/10/2017 4:40:00 PM
Worth it? You bet it was, Andrea! Zilch is one person's opinion, what about that of many others who also have their say! Congrats on yet another win!! // paul
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Date: 10/10/2017 10:51:00 AM
Wow! I can sure relate to this one, Andrea, beautiful and my belated congratulations:)
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Date: 10/10/2017 6:55:00 AM
Oh I can relate big time Andrea and am entering fewer and fewer contests :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/10/2017 5:41:00 AM
Congrats Andrea :)
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Date: 10/10/2017 12:17:00 AM
I know the feeling - win some, lose some, but some of the losses leave you scratching your head, lol, (I didn't enter this one, so I'm not complaining about BW) ... all in personal preference, I guess, and we end up reaching people either way - that's the true blessing! Congrats, Andrea! :-) <3
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Date: 10/9/2017 8:18:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Andrea, I should have come up with this one :) . Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 10/9/2017 2:35:00 PM
Great spirit in your words, Jan! It is always the 'journey' that counts best. Congrats on your win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 10/9/2017 1:50:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations on your win in my contest, this poem is just so true and delightful !
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Date: 10/8/2017 8:04:00 PM
An awesome limerick Andrea. It's so witty and relatable for those of us who enter contests. Your poem is superb. Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 10/7/2017 6:06:00 PM
I won a bunch of baseball cards for my entry in a poetry contest sponsored by Conceit magazine. You really should send them something. They publish some nice lit -mags. Hope you win the contest! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 10/7/2017 12:35:00 PM
l can relate to this also. At times, when i enter contest i won't win. Especially, the one that stresses me. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 10/7/2017 9:52:00 AM
ha ha ha Andrea I think we can all relate to this one!:-) I am sure Constance will love it!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/7/2017 8:34:00 AM
Nice one Andrea...
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Date: 10/7/2017 7:40:00 AM
Nice bit of humour, Andrea!! Good luck with the contest. Regards, John.
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Date: 10/7/2017 7:17:00 AM
So true, and an effective message--best for win Andrea!
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Date: 10/7/2017 7:07:00 AM
It's always worth it! And you do end up on plenty of winners list, Andrea, because your work is so good :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/7/2017 10:19:00 AM
Thanks for that sweet comment, Agnes. Trying to write for lots of challenges, I fall short now and then. Some contests are just more inspiring than others. And I hate it when I truly love a theme but cannot make it work for me as well as I see others doing. Like that one of yours the other day I liked so much. I wished I had been able to come up with that one!!
Date: 10/7/2017 6:33:00 AM
I don't enter the contests to win, I enter them for the challenge that is before me when they present it! I just love a good contest, and while it is nice to get on the winners list, it's not my primary goal! I loved your delightfully fun Limerick my friend! You have surely written a fabulous poem here this morning! What a grandiose piece, Great Work!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/7/2017 10:23:00 AM
Thanks, Russell, you are the TRUEST example of a person I know who has such a positive attitude about things. I really appreciate your good attitude.
Date: 10/7/2017 3:34:00 AM
Zilch, zero, wonderful, this limerick :) Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 10/7/2017 1:22:00 AM
Thanks for the laugh. A sure winner and deservedly so. You enter all contests and if you get a zilch, which is rare, you never complain.
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Date: 10/6/2017 10:49:00 PM
One of the things I've always admired about you, Andrea, is that you write for almost every contest (and least it seems like it to me) well you write for many contests, fearlessly, I'm in awe at how you can be inspired by so many contests. You do a really good job too because you win a lot! But you also have a good attitude when you don't make the list, and just happy that you were inspired to write. I think that's how it should be, so thanks for setting a good example :) Love your poem!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/7/2017 10:14:00 AM
awww, thanks, Becca. But don't be fooled by me. With my super close friends, I do gripe sometimes when I think I deserved to be on a list. haha!!! Anyway, we have to try to not let it effect us. Thankfully the same poems that get put down by some judges get put high on another one's list!! (I try to enter them all, but it's very difficult. I probably do 80%. I think Constance is better than I am at entering many contests!!)