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I was born and lived in Williamson Iowa.I found poetry at the young age of 8 or 9. It helped me deal with most of lifes many turns and curves! I never had family or so I had thought.! I moved to Dallas Texas,then to Burlington Iowa, then to Santa Maria California before moving back to Iowa.! I have used my poetry to help me make sense of things. Mainly because no one was listening to me. I had a hard life but I'm not complaining, because it helped me find my passion for poetry.!


Describe a thunderstorm without the sense of hearing


Blog Posted:3/3/2018 3:14:00 PM

 

0k people this has got to be by far the hardest contest to date that i had to judge! Everyone did a fantastic job! With that said let me explain how i went about judging! First any poem that wasnt at least 14 lines or 20 lines or less was the first to go! Second if there was reference tp lightning more than twice it too was eliminated ! That brought the choices down some but i was still left with about 20 poems  so guys the next step was originality now I am stating this now !To have not made it to the10 was so hard to judge! I wanted to post this blog before my final judging which will be today later this afternoon! So congrats to those who made it and to those who didnt i am so sorry as you know just 10 could win!Now if yoiu ask me later why you did not make it please understand that i do judge blind and wouldnt know why yoiur poem didnt make it unless for one of the reasons above and then it was just so hard and went by what caught my eye!I never even went to comment on poems as i did not wan to run across poems that were entered in the contest by mistake! Ok now you have a question please ask now but i hope this will put all questions to rest! Ok now on to judge the final round!

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Date: 3/4/2018 10:54:00 PM
I really like the option of giving Honorable Mentions.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 3/4/2018 11:11:00 PM
When I entered contests which is different then now I guess ....when I lost I chalked it up to not being what the judge was looking for and every once in awhile when I do enter a contest I feel the same way! I mean if I didn't win then I move on no biggie! After all its not like we are all published and know everything ! I as a judge mainly if it comes down to it did for me this time....ya have to go what sounds best or best describes what the contest was about! Like with this I would have loved to see a lot more using every other sense you have but the hearing! I mean if you cant hear then every other sense you have heightens and would have loved to hear more on But its all in how the poet describes it ands there were plenty that described it to me in other ways!
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 3/4/2018 11:03:00 PM
I would love to give feed back on the poems but sometimes its hard to remember that certain poem! I mean if they tell me the name I can look it up I didn't mean it to sound like I wouldn't because I would ! Some we remember some are harder to remember but.....sometimes its harder to say just why they didn't make it! like Mo she had a great one but it comes down to the 10 poems that in the end must be judged and winners decided! in premium contest there are only 10 no more then that! I tried but I had to break it down to the 10!i don't like doing the other contests I try to the premium contests! It makes it more difficult to judge but then theres only 10 winners!
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Date: 3/4/2018 11:03:00 PM
I would love to give feed back on the poems but sometimes its hard to remember that certain poem! I mean if they tell me the name I can look it up I didn't mean it to sound like I wouldn't because I would ! Some we remember some are harder to remember but.....sometimes its harder to say just why they didn't make it! like Mo she had a great one but it comes down to the 10 poems that in the end must be judged and winners decided! in premium contest there are only 10 no more then that! I tried but I had to break it down to the 10!i don't like doing the other contests I try to the premium contests! It makes it more difficult to judge but then theres only 10 winners!
Date: 3/4/2018 9:54:00 PM
That was a very interesting challenge, Brenda. It must have been extremely difficult to judge, no doubt. It breaks my heart when I judge contests and have to eliminate poems for various reasons. I really feel I should give them feedback... because I know I would love to get feedback myself on my jilted poems. BooHoo.
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Date: 3/4/2018 10:07:00 PM
Yes this was the hardest yet to date to judge! There were so many wonderful poems! Really i mean it about killed me to only have 10 place when there was so many more that could have!!

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