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I am a retired Ironworker(35 years Local 7), a lifetime Boston, Mass resident.  I am old enough to know better - but don't.


TARNISHED REFLECTIONS POETRY CONTEST FINALIZED


Blog Posted:4/1/2018 10:17:00 AM

 

WHAT A DIFFICULT GROUP OF POEMS TO MAKE CHOICES AMONG.

Congratulations to those chosen and a thank you to all who entered and made this such an interesting contest.  There are some very unique takes on the theme and well written entries that chose many different forms.

Thank you all for once again helping me broaden my poetic horizons.

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Date: 4/2/2018 6:13:00 AM
Thank you so much, John, I am truly honored to be on this wonderful list of winners, and this was such a fun project! Such amazing entries and a wonderful theme ... you are a fair and honest judge and it is always a joy to be part of your contests and great themes. Blessings, my friend, and congrats to all those who entered and all who placed especially! :-)
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Date: 4/1/2018 8:48:00 PM
Thank you, John, for another great contest with an inspirational theme. When I read the contest name, I immediately knew that I would write about the 'tarnished reflection' that haunts me still. I appreciate my podium placement and send congratulations to all your fine winners. Sandra
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Date: 4/1/2018 11:27:00 AM
John, thank you for the contests and themes that always inspire me, and thank you for my amazing win, so honored and congratulations to all your winners ~
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Date: 4/1/2018 10:57:00 AM
Thanks so much, John. I loved how that theme led me to a phrase to use in a form that has a repeating line. Congrats to all the fine winners.
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/14/2018 haiku 7-4-2018 Haikubeauty,
7/13/2018 flip-flop Senryupolitical,
7/13/2018 Infatuation Tankaallusion,passion,
7/12/2018 Bereft Sonnetmuse,writing,
7/11/2018 CHARISMA Rhymebeauty,culture,time,
7/11/2018 An Incomplete Love Story Free verselonging,love,
7/10/2018 haiku 7-10-2018 Haikunature,sun,wind,
7/10/2018 Death's Denial Verseanger,brother,
7/8/2018 Haiku 7-8-2018 Haikucat,
7/7/2018 phhhfffffftttt Rhymehumor,
7/6/2018 BUZZ BOMB Senryuenvironment,nature,
7/6/2018 SUMMER COOKS Monokusummer,
7/6/2018 haiku 7-6-2018 Haikunature,
6/30/2018 Patina Free versecharacter,
6/29/2018 Dust Devil Days Free versecharacter,devotion,love,
6/29/2018 POETIC LICENSE CANCELLED Free versepoetry,writing,
6/27/2018 unfarewell - 13 Free verselost love,
6/27/2018 When Guidons Fall Versefreedom,military,soldier,
6/24/2018 Barren Branches Rhymeage,childhood,life,love,
6/24/2018 MILL WHEEL Rhymeinnocence,judgement,love,
6/23/2018 There is a Darkness Free verseirony,peace,war,
6/22/2018 Muscle Memory - 13 Free verseage,body,memory,
6/21/2018 rinse - repeat Haikucity,rain,
6/21/2018 Coup de Coeur Free verselove,lust,wife,
6/18/2018 Towers of Beauty Monokubeauty,fantasy,
6/18/2018 Distant Shores Free versehistory,immigration,
6/18/2018 Helping Hands Haikuchildhood,friendship,
6/18/2018 VENT-RILOQUIST Rhymehumor,voice,
6/16/2018 False Dawn Free versesummer,sun,
6/16/2018 Night Stalker 13 Free verseconfusion,dream,sleep,
6/16/2018 WHAT IS PRAYER Free verseprayer,
6/13/2018 Scrapped Book Versefamily,self,technology,
6/7/2018 Just Another Foulmouthed Saint Free verseage,dad,grandfather,wisdo
6/6/2018 one too many Free versewar,
6/5/2018 haibun - A Wake Upon Time's Surface Haibunanimal,water,wind,
5/31/2018 Wingless Flight Free versemetaphor,
5/30/2018 Monoku Monokuwords,
5/29/2018 Forgiveness feels like a rotted grave Free versedark,forgiveness,
5/29/2018 Cicada Haikunature,
5/22/2018 haiku coo-coo Senryuhumor,
5/21/2018 This Gathering of Words Free versepoetry,words,writing,
5/19/2018 SPLASH Senryuchildren,rain,
5/18/2018 A HISTORY OF MADNESS Free verseenvironment,war,
5/17/2018 Curse of Godless Demons Versedark,death,
5/16/2018 Dear Awakening Poet Prosepoetry,writing,
5/16/2018 haiku Haikusummer,
5/15/2018 In the Mists of Life Free versedeath,
5/10/2018 BEWARE, the Huffle-Winks Rhymechildren,fantasy,fun,
5/9/2018 HOT SUMMER DAZE Sonnetbreak up,first love,heart
5/9/2018 FISH TAIL Monokuword play,
5/8/2018 Music Box Memory Free verseage,love,soulmate,
5/7/2018 Her Lingering Touch Free versebetrayal,wisdom,
5/7/2018 Dust Devil Days Free versecharacter,love,
5/6/2018 Sniff, Bang, Chirp, Court, Hug - A RANT Versenight,sleep,
5/4/2018 haiku Haikuenvironment,ocean,
5/3/2018 a few haiku - and a senryu Haikuhumor,nature,
5/3/2018 The Beauty of Solitude Blank versesolitude,
4/29/2018 Death, Where Are You Rhymedeath,grief,lost love,
4/28/2018 haiku Haikutree,
4/28/2018 The Petals of Paranoia Free verselost love,youth,
4/27/2018 Alone Imagismallegory,
4/26/2018 KARMA Acrosticdeath,life,
4/25/2018 Dark Reflection Senryuevil,
4/24/2018 Poetic Wall Flowers Sonnetpoetry,writing,
4/24/2018 Haiku 4-24-2018 Haikuconflict,confusion,
4/23/2018 'haiku' Haikuhumanity,
4/22/2018 A Sailor's Triangle Rhymelove,passion,sea,
4/22/2018 In The Flames Of Future Suns Free versespring,
4/22/2018 SIGN OF THE TIMES Acrosticmetaphor,
4/20/2018 The Canyons of Slumber Versechildhood,children,dream,
4/19/2018 Senryu 4-8-2018 Senryuchildhood,children,games,
4/19/2018 US - YOU AND ME Rhymefriendship,
4/17/2018 Changing the Mind's Diaper Free versehumor,
4/16/2018 SENRYU 4-16-2018 Senryusociety,
4/16/2018 Seamless Patches - 1,9,16 Versedeath,hero,soldier,war,yo
4/12/2018 OF BLOODLESS THORN Rhymemuse,poets,writing,
4/8/2018 HAIKU 4-8-2018 Haikunature,
4/8/2018 MUSEBOUND Versemotivation,muse,poets,wri
4/8/2018 Rogue Market Free versechildhood,
4/6/2018 A LONELY SOCKS LAMENT Free verseallegory,humor,
4/6/2018 Shapeless Hearts Monokuirony,
4/5/2018 DIAPER RASH Free verseeducation,high school,soc
4/2/2018 HAIKU 4-2-2018 Haikupolitical,power,youth,
4/1/2018 TARNISHED REFLECTIONS Free verseage,memory,perspective,
3/30/2018 Haiku 3-30-2018 Haikufarewell,lonely,sunset,
3/30/2018 Sound Check Free verseperspective,poetry,song,
3/29/2018 An Evening Of Social Justice Free versesociety,success,
3/29/2018 Be Still Alliterationconfusion,
3/28/2018 HAUNTED Rhymefear,grief,horror,self,
3/26/2018 SENRYU 3-26-2018 Senryuvanity,
3/26/2018 HAIKU 3-26-2018 Haikuanimal,
3/25/2018 Tea's Time Free verseinspiration,poetry,writin
3/23/2018 GLASS SEALINGS Rhymeaddiction,drink,
3/22/2018 The Scarecrow's Pawn Rhymedestiny,life,work,
3/21/2018 Burlap and Satin Free verseallusion,confusion,identi
3/15/2018 HAIKU - a monoku Monokuimagination,word play,
3/15/2018 So-shall-Ism Rhymepower,society,
3/13/2018 Haiku 3-13-2018 Haikunature,spring,
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3/13/2018 SAINT WHO Limerickcelebration,culture,irela

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
She's Always Drawing Mermaids Sonnetsad,
Paradise Now Free versereligion,
Roadmap Rhymeage,
Painting with Words Coupletpoetry,writing,
Dark Cinquaindark,death,
A Friendly Goodbye Free versebeauty,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Death becomes art Rhymedeath,depression,poetry,
And still she smiles Free versedepression,friendship,lov
'Theatre Of The Absurd'-Catoptric Corridors of Time Rhymehumanity,metaphor,solitud

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