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Hope Contest - Points for Easter Series


Blog Posted:2/9/2019 5:18:00 PM

Wow!  What incredibly beautiful the entries to the Hope Contest are.  Judging is finalized and I congratulate all of the winners, especially Sandra Haight, Nina Parmenter, Michelle Faulkner and James Marshall Goff.  Links to their top-winning poems are below.

Contest Winner Medal 1 Easter's Promise Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 1 Still Hoping Nina Parmenter
Contest Winner Medal 2 I Stand Here Michelle Faulkner
Contest Winner Medal 2 When Darkness Falls James Marshall Goff

Although the contest filled quickly, I spent many hours pouring over each entry and I must say that nearly all of the poems in third place could have been contenders for the top two spots.

How points are awarded for the Easter Series grand prize multi-gem cross pendant:

First-place winners will have five points added to any they earned in the previous contest.  Second place earns four points.  Third and fourth place earn three points and fifth place receives two points.

The poems in fifth place would have ranked higher if they had not exceeded the fourteen-line limit.  I will continue to post updates on such problems in blogs and on the contest posting.  Now I will go to the chart I created after the My Place Contest and add points accordingly.  If the contests continue to fill this quickly, there could be a few more before the grand prize is awarded.  In case of a tie for the grand prize, we'll have an unofficial runoff (in poetry) for the top contenders.

I'm asking those in first and second place to send me Soup Mails, telling me where I can send their prizes if I don't already have their addresses.  That would be Sandra Haight and Michelle Faulkner.

Thanks so much for submitting wonderful poems filled with hope!

 

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/18/2019 Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
2/14/2019 Music of the Night Rhymemusic,
2/14/2019 Cardinal Messenger Rhymebird,lost love,memory,
2/14/2019 Love or Wishful Thinking on Valentine's Day Tritinalonging,love,
2/11/2019 You Weren't Home Free verselonging,
2/10/2019 To Dispel Loneliness Personificationloneliness,perspective,
2/4/2019 Ready for Love Senryuromance,
2/4/2019 Communicator Tenacious Biopeople,
2/4/2019 As Curtains Close Free verseintrospection,
2/3/2019 Mayberry Life with Deputy Fife Limerickhumor,
2/3/2019 Gentle Patterns Sapphic stanzaintrospection,
2/1/2019 Throttle Up, Challenger Enclosed Rhymegrief,space,
2/1/2019 Celestial Stage Crystallineromantic love,
1/31/2019 Midnight Valentine Free versehope,love,poverty,
1/31/2019 Fishing Acrosticfishing,
1/30/2019 Bandit of Sherwood Limerickhumor,
1/29/2019 Anniversary Garden Free versegarden,mother daughter,ro
1/29/2019 State of the Nation TB Than-Baukocean,pollution,river,
1/29/2019 Serenity Rispettointrospection,
1/22/2019 That Was Then and This Is Now Rispettorelationship,
1/22/2019 What the Wit Wanted Clerihewhistory,humor,
1/21/2019 Dad's Favorite Avatar Coupletfather daughter,
1/19/2019 Stress - DH Diminished Hexaverseangst,work,
1/18/2019 Winter in Florida Monokubird,color,nature,
1/18/2019 The Revered and the Forgotten Personificationbird,society,
1/16/2019 Ginger November Narrativestudent,teacher,
1/13/2019 He Mocks Me Villanelleangst,bird,
1/12/2019 The Bony Finger Rhymehorror,mystery,
1/11/2019 Polka Dottie Couplethumor,wedding,
1/9/2019 Crashing for Cash Limerickhumor,
1/8/2019 Blue Horizons Free versefishing,ocean,
1/8/2019 Embers Can Reignite Fibonaccicat,love,
1/1/2019 Civility Sonnetloss,war,
12/30/2018 The White Roses Died with You Rhymedeath,
12/28/2018 Stirring the Soup Rhymeanimal,conflict,
12/27/2018 Hope Monokuhope,love,peace,
12/26/2018 Rooty Toot Toot Limerickhumor,
12/23/2018 Full Moon on Christmas Senryuchristmas,
12/22/2018 When a Win Is a Loss Monokuloss,
12/22/2018 Snowy Owl's Quest Haikubird,nature,winter,
12/21/2018 Reassurance Free verseintrospection,love,
12/17/2018 Cute Christmas Couplet Coupletangel,child,christmas,
12/16/2018 Pound-Bound Hellhound Limerickbaby,dog,
12/14/2018 Her Perfect Painting Free verseintrospection,success,
12/12/2018 The Perfect Ending Sonnetnature,sea,
12/10/2018 Christmas Eve's Promise Fulfilled Haikuchristmas,
12/8/2018 Blossom's Christmas Fear Limerickanimal,christmas,humor,
12/8/2018 Stuck in a Snowglobe with You Free versechristmas,winter,
12/5/2018 Colour of My Heart Sonnetnature,pollution,
12/3/2018 Voices at the Holiday Table Rhymechristmas,voice,
12/1/2018 Last Salute to a President Free verseappreciation,grief,leader
11/28/2018 Waiting for Nick Limerickchristmas,humor,
11/26/2018 Santa Stops at the White House Rhymechristmas,humor,
11/20/2018 Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
11/10/2018 Why He Fought Rhymelove,war,
11/7/2018 Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
11/1/2018 September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
10/29/2018 Monorhyme - Halloween Horror Monorhymehalloween,horror,humor,
10/24/2018 Completing His Artistry Rhymecreation,spiritual,
10/11/2018 Aspirations Charlieku Haikuhope,joy,love,peace,
10/10/2018 Six-Word Couplet Series Encore Couplethumor,nature,
10/8/2018 I Stand Here in Awe Free versebird,inspirational,
8/20/2018 The Haunted House Narrativehorror,
8/20/2018 Adios Roseanne Limerickcelebrity,humor,
8/17/2018 With Love and Laughter Linked Sonnetromance,
8/11/2018 Unforgivable Narrativecat,
8/3/2018 Sweep in Like a Summer Breeze Lyrichusband,lost love,
7/15/2018 Paint Me Blue Free versebreak up,
6/25/2018 Living in Isolation Lyriccaregiving,
6/20/2018 Deconstructing Families -13 Free verseangst,children,family,
6/17/2018 March of the Marionette Rhymeabuse,introspection,relat
6/13/2018 My Eight-Armed Visitor Free verseanimal,sea,
6/12/2018 The Moonlighter Rhymehumor,moon,
6/5/2018 People of Mystery Rhymefuture,introspection,
5/26/2018 Headed for the Gristmill Lyricangst,metaphor,
5/23/2018 haiku Haikuchildren,summer,
5/19/2018 In 2118 Quintain (English)faith,history,
4/28/2018 The Fabric of Two Lives Coupletmemory,war,
4/28/2018 haiku Haikutree,
4/24/2018 Sign of the Times Acrosticconflict,
4/24/2018 haiku Haikufriendship,
4/17/2018 Requiem for a Seahorse Elegiac Lyricanimal,inspiration,
4/17/2018 Haiku Haikufish,humor,
4/17/2018 Lickety Split Acrosticfantasy,romance,
4/11/2018 Do-It-Yourself Facelift Limerickage,humor,
4/2/2018 Senility's Tightrope Co-write with Paul Callus Rhymeage,health,longing,
9/17/2017 Windswept Heart Rhymeloneliness,sea,
4/10/2017 Spring's First Leaf Lanternespring,
4/9/2017 Your Favorite Song - England's Fairest Rose Rhymetribute,
4/4/2017 His Kitschy Ways Kimodark,irony,
3/28/2017 A Writer's Dream of Freedom Free versecute,fear,history,poetry,
3/26/2017 Deliquescence: To Thaw a Frozen Heart Free versenature,passion,
3/24/2017 Losing Signifiance Free verseage,introspection,
3/24/2017 Prowling the Jungle Juejucat,humor,
3/5/2017 At Play on a Moonlit River Free versenature,river,
2/25/2017 Who's on First Rhymebaseball,
2/23/2017 In Pursuit of Reason Free verseanxiety,
2/13/2017 Pre-Wedding Sugar Rush Rhymefood,wedding,
2/9/2017 Nature's Advocate Free verseanimal,nature,
2/4/2017 Beyond the Breakers Free versefarewell,sea,

My Photos


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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
A Winter In Yosemite Tankanature,places,
Tell me Lyricloveme,me,
The Poem That Never Was Free verseon writing and words
Learning to Ride..footle-mania Light Versefunny,life
She waits. Free verseanimals,death,friendship,
The Price of Freedom Free versedeathwomen,women,
Cautious Walker Free verseadventure,allegory
SEEING THINGS Light Versefunnygrandmother,
Letting Go Rhymelost lovelove,
Captain Breckenridge Free verseimagination,
Shapeshifter Acrosticintrospection
My Dog, Benbow Verseanimalsdog,dog,time,
Petty Light Versefunnyme,me,
Imagination I do not know?adventure,fantasy,friends
Epitaph For A Common Man Epitaphdedication,life
When I grow up Free versechildhood
Maiden Voyage Rhymehistory,life,loss,sea
Maiden Voyage " The Rescue " Rhymehistory,life,loss,sea
To Read I do not know?lovelove,i love you,
The Worry Dolls Quatrainfaith,happiness,hope,insp
My Poems Free versehope,on writing and words
Future Dreams Rhymeimagination,science ficti
Keepin Up Rhymefunnynight,me,night,time,
Cease Fire Rhymefunny
The Loving Time I do not know?animals,life,love,motherm
Gift of the Sea Rhymenature,sea,sportsfishing,
WHAT!! I do not know?funnyme,home,home,me,
Friend Within Hear Me Rhymeangst,confusion,friendshi
ANIMAL COURT I do not know?animals,funnytiger,
Every Time We Fall Rhymeangst,introspection,lost
Alien Invasion Rhymescience fiction
Small Habitats...Repost Rhymenatureearth,
A Different Game Rhymeintrospection,life,people
Probing the Unconscious Space Free verseimagination,introspection
End Game Free verselove
Left Handed Lover Free verselove
My Old Black And White Rhymenostalgiaold,friend,old,
I do Free verselove
Rain on the River Free verselife,nature,peace
The Man Who Fell* Rhymefaithmay,truth,perspectiv
Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree Rhymeadventure,old,
Our Time Fibonaccilost love,love,
Moonbow Haikunature,space
Grains Free versephilosophy
Bernadette and Juliet I do not know?political
Memories Senryuimagination
Three Hundred And Fifty Horses Rhymeanimals,funny,imagination
COLD NIGHT RAIN Tetractysimagination
The Sofa and it's Tales Rhymefunny
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd Senryu Senryuinspirational,introspecti
Softly Spoken Magic Spell I do not know?confusion
Melting years like will-o´-the-wisps Prose Poetryepic
Peace to Understanding Fibonacciintrospection
Wrong Answers Rhyme 
Control Light Versefunnyvoice,voice,
SWEET CAROLYN! Free versecaregivingfamily,family,
' Walk With Me ... ' ( 23rd Psalms ) Light Verseallegory,dedication,devot
Just Give Me a Few Minutes Here - Coupletfunny
Picture Free verseinspirational
The Spirit of Christmas, Dover, Arkansas Rhymeinspirational,love,uplift
Living The Dream Rhymeeducation,food,children,h
Are You Who You Say You Are? Rhymelife,people,places,politi
The Last Goodbye Narrativefatherdad,time,dad,time,
His Background Rhymefamily,life,war
If I could have a word with God I do not know?faithme,me,
The Lady by the Ocean Rhymefriendship,inspirational,
View from the Second Comet - Act 2 Rhymefantasy,hope,nature,peopl
Ash on the Floor Quatraindeath,depression
THE NAKED MAN Free versefantasy
Celebration Narrativeinspirational,music,
All Change Light Versefunny,health,life
Enough Already, Ode to a Turkey Odefunny,holidaylove,me,
Atacama / English Version Free versehistorywater,history,wate
Doctor Hill's Bill true story I do not know?cowboy-westernold,mother,
The Mirror Of Time Free versefamily,imagination,nostal
Long-Leaf Pines Haikunature,
Devonshire Imagism 
"Two Thousand Twelve" Rhymeinspirational,lovelove,un
The Lone Tree Haikuinspirational,nature
Shadows on the Land Lyricallegory,science,science
THREE IMAGES Free versefantasycry,
OUR MANY BLESSINGS Rhymefaith,thank you,uplifting
Fear Rhymeangst,life,nature,peoplef
the visitors Narrativeangstme,
Carolyn Devonshire's gest Free verseon writing and words
My Chair of Support Rhymeinspirational,life,on wor
A Tribute to The Highlander Free versededication,on writing and
Dreamtime: My Friend Ivan Narrativedeathme,
My Hard Drive Don't Drive Anymore Light Verseangst,
' Devonshire and Fraser ... ' 44th Senryu Senryuadventure,dedication,frie
SELF-GRATIFICATION IS THE FRIUT OF ONE'S LOVE Quatrainart,dedication,fantasy,im
Space-Age Hooks and Barbs Free versephilosophy
She Wants to Know What Love Is Rhymelove,passionlove,
For Tomorrow and Beyond Rhymefamily,lifetoday,
The Deposition Acrosticfaithlove,,cute,
The Devil & The Kennedys (Part One) Rhymedeath,politicalwords,
The Devil & The Kennedys (Part Two) Rhymedeath,political
Gossamer Wings Free versefantasy,loss,lost lovewor
Prayer for Dane Ann Blank versefaithgod,god,
The Jaguar's Leap Quatrainanimals

Fav Poets

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Nick Ruff United States Flag United States Read
Dr.Ram Mehta India Flag India Read
Katherine Stella United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
colin mitchell williams Spain Flag Spain Read
cecil hickman United States Flag United States Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
John Patrick Robbins AKA Gonzo United States Flag United States Read
Janette Fisher United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
Stephen Parker United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
john freeman United States Flag United States Read
Jared Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Doris Culverhouse United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Ravindra K Kapoor India Flag India Read
David Byrne Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Paula Swanson United States Flag United States Read
RALPH TAYLOR United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
Mitch White United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Chad Wood United States Flag United States Read
Deb Wilson United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wayne Sapp United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
Diane Locksley United States Flag United States Read
Hitendra Mehta India Flag India Read
Elton Camp United States Flag United States Read
Walayee Poet Lay Whitlock-Ishway United States Flag United States Read
James Tate United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Gwendolen Song United States Flag United States Read
Russell Sivey United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
JSLambert Mister ROBOTO United States Flag United States Read
Shani Fassbender United States Flag United States Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Anne Rutherford Canada Flag Canada Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Gerard Keogh Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Adeleke Adeite Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Vince Suzadail Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
Joseph Spence Sr United States Flag United States Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john loving iii United States Flag United States Read
Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
The LYRIC United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Peter Dome United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Brenda Meier-Hans Canada Flag Canada Read
Country Girl48 United States Flag United States Read
L. J. Carber United States Flag United States Read
Mark Peterson United States Flag United States Read
Dorian Petersen Potter United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Sneha RV The Literature Lover India Flag India Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
John Gondolf United States Flag United States Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dear Heart Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
deb radke United States Flag United States Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Sherry Asbury United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
charles messina United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Arturo Michael United States Flag United States Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
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