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I was born in a small city, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada, the third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a physically controlling father, versus a loving nurturing mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing and love of nature.

***** No one is reading the rules *****

Blog Posted:10/6/2019 6:27:00 PM

As of this date Oct. 06, 2019 I have recieved 39 poems in my contest (Give Me Your Best New Poem) and out of those only 9 have met the rules requirement all the rest are N/A....

The rules are as follows:

******14 lines MIn. 24 lines max

******date your poem after Sept. 30, 2019

******do not put your name on the poem

******be true to the form you choose (Rhyme must rhyme)

All submitted poems must use :
when checking for rhymes or syllable counts other programs will be acceptable.

If you submitted a poem please, please, please, check the rules and correct any errors. 




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Date: 10/7/2019 5:23:00 PM
Your rules are clear enough to follow emile, I can understand your frustration... but with many poems not making the final cut it will make jugding the contest a lot easier:-) hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/9/2019 3:08:00 PM
Ha, she’s right - in my experience, other than the few slips which we all make, those who take the time to read the rules also tend to take more time over their poems...!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 10/7/2019 5:38:00 PM
Thanks Jan, you are right it does remove the dander my friend, Emile.
Date: 10/7/2019 12:47:00 PM
Emile, I wonder why so many are not reading the rules that seem pretty straight forward to me, I could not enter because I already won a book from you but would have written you a beauty !
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Emile Pinet
Date: 10/7/2019 5:37:00 PM
Thanks Constance, I look forward to reading your poem in my next contest, I'm sure it will be a beauty my friend, Emile.
Date: 10/7/2019 6:46:00 AM
Oh those rules, rules, rules, rules.....if there's one thing he hated it was....rules, rules, rules, rules
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/7/2019 5:02:00 PM
Rules bite. Hard
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Emile Pinet
Date: 10/7/2019 9:09:00 AM
I see that rules are now blasé ...long live anarchy...after all it's a sign of the times we live in, Emile.
Date: 10/7/2019 2:31:00 AM
I once ran a contest on here where only 5 people adhered to the rules of the poetry form Suzette Prime - the contest rule. I finalized it, and 3 out of the 5 poems were 1st - 3rd places, and 2 honorary mentions. It is what it is. My advice: Run with what you've got and let the rest fall by the wayside. The other side of the coin is the contest winners who seem to run to a shopping list, whether they have complied with the rules or not. Your call, Emile.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 10/7/2019 9:17:00 AM
This blog was meant to encourage people to give there best... not to criticize, but to educate my friend, Emile.
Date: 10/6/2019 6:51:00 PM
Good gosh contest sponsors appear to be irritable sorts
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 10/7/2019 11:29:00 PM
Rules set a tone and allow order out of chaos. Clearly they are valuable. But we're talking PS Contests...judge those who comply and move on. Blogs is 4 Blogs. Pax.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 10/7/2019 9:15:00 AM
Why bother having rules... they obviously serve no purpose other than to elicit snarky retorts, peace my friend, Emile.
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Suzette Richards
Date: 10/7/2019 2:26:00 AM
Then there are those who have not finalized their contests - going for over a month waiting now ... Too frustrated to comply with the rules? PS should have rules for the contest organizers as well - just my thoughts on the matter.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 10/6/2019 8:46:00 PM
Composed a snarky retort, too. Just not worth it...moving on. Blogs should be Blogs. Peace to All and to All God Nite.

My Past Blog Posts

***** No one is reading the rules *****
Date Posted: 10/6/2019 6:27:00 PM
Last Chance To Be Featured In My New Book
Date Posted: 9/30/2019 10:48:00 AM
Urban Sonnet Contest
Date Posted: 5/31/2019 1:43:00 PM
Enclosed rhyme contest!
Date Posted: 2/12/2019 10:40:00 AM
Have Your Winning Poems Published.
Date Posted: 1/15/2019 1:42:00 PM
New Book Now In Print.
Date Posted: 11/19/2018 11:15:00 AM
Robert Lindley needs to know we wish him well
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 11:41:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/14/2019 After The Laughter Quatern10th grade,9th grade,angs
10/12/2019 Nature's Cello Terza Rima10th grade,9th grade,beau
10/11/2019 The Days Of Wine And Roses Blank verse10th grade,9th grade,angs
10/10/2019 Beguiled Sonnet10th grade,9th grade,autu
10/6/2019 A Lack Of Answers Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ang
10/5/2019 All Hallows' Eve Pantoum10th grade,9th grade,anxi
10/4/2019 Vindication Quintain (Sicilian)10th grade,9th grade,beau
10/4/2019 Putrid Pumpkins Sonnet10th grade,9th grade,angs
10/3/2019 Little Girl Rhyme10th grade,9th grade,cat,
10/2/2019 Colors Of Fall Acrostic10th grade,autumn,change,
10/1/2019 Here One Moment, Gone The Next Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
9/30/2019 Exclusive Access-Six Verse10th grade,9th grade,emot
9/30/2019 Halloween Moon Verse10th grade,9th grade,fant
9/29/2019 Perusal Of The World Bio10th grade,11th grade,12t
9/28/2019 Love Follows Hope Tetractys10th grade,emotions,feeli
9/27/2019 Charity And Pity Sonnet10th grade,angst,feelings
9/26/2019 Creme De La Creme-QD Verse10th grade,11th grade,bea
9/25/2019 Best Lines Ever Penned Verse10th grade,beautiful,char
9/24/2019 A Refresher Course Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ame
9/23/2019 Autumn's Face Tetractys10th grade,8th grade,9th
9/23/2019 A Wannabe Dream Narrative10th grade,allusion,anxie
9/20/2019 A Black Silk Shawl Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,imag
9/15/2019 Love's Promise Quatern10th grade,anxiety,emotio
9/12/2019 My Heart Is Full Rhyme10th grade,angst,anxiety,
9/11/2019 Serene Rhyme10th grade,beautiful,imag
9/10/2019 Cast A Long Shadow Enclosed Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,fee
9/8/2019 Town Children Free verse10th grade,allusion,commu
9/7/2019 Ringo Starr Clerihew10th grade,character,cult
9/6/2019 Without Question Couplet10th grade,8th grade,9th
9/5/2019 Silence Verse10th grade,11th grade,ana
9/4/2019 Cellophane Rispetto10th grade,animal,beautif
9/3/2019 I Let Go Free verse10th grade,anxiety,betray
9/2/2019 Finger-Wagger Sonnet10th grade,animal,dog,fun
9/2/2019 Learn To Fly Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,bea
8/31/2019 Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
8/30/2019 Secret Dreams Free verse10th grade,allusion,dream
8/29/2019 Angels Danced Haibun10th grade,angel,angst,be
8/28/2019 The Fire Rages On Acrostic10th grade,angst,anxiety,
8/27/2019 A Trickle Of Tears Tanka10th grade,11th grade,bea
8/27/2019 The Breath Of Autumn Verse10th grade,autumn,change,
8/25/2019 A Beckon For Truth Free verse10th grade,11th grade,emo
8/21/2019 Blazing Color Nonet10th grade,autumn,beautif
8/20/2019 Willing To Mediate Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ang
8/19/2019 James Stewart Triolet10th grade,appreciation,f
8/18/2019 Down Memory Lane Enclosed Rhyme10th grade,age,beautiful,
8/18/2019 Steadily Declining Rhyme10th grade,autumn,beautif
8/17/2019 Phantasmagorical Acrostic10th grade,beautiful,feel
8/16/2019 Labyrinths Verse10th grade,community,imag
8/15/2019 Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
8/14/2019 Past My Prime Verse10th grade,age,anxiety,fe
8/13/2019 Shadows Of Conformity Sonnet10th grade,11th grade,ang
8/12/2019 My Home Free verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
8/11/2019 Hidden From Reality Verse10th grade,angst,anxiety,
8/10/2019 I Hear The Wind Villanelle10th grade,11th grade,bea
8/9/2019 What You Are To Me Sonnet10th grade,11th grade,bea
8/8/2019 Flunky To A Junkie Tyburn10th grade,11th grade,add
8/7/2019 Night Darkens Day Verse10th grade,beautiful,colo
8/6/2019 My Soul Cries Tears Rondeau10th grade,abuse,addictio
8/5/2019 Summer Fun Verse10th grade,beautiful,chil
8/4/2019 Everything Has A Price Quatrain10th grade,anxiety,emotio
8/3/2019 Rigid And Unbending Free verse10th grade,11th grade,dee
8/2/2019 Faith Is Blind Ninette10th grade,9th grade,chri
8/1/2019 Anguish For Ratings Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ang
7/30/2019 A Mushroom Cloud Quintain (Sicilian)10th grade,anxiety,change
7/29/2019 God's Presence Free verse10th grade,11th grade,chr
7/28/2019 Nature's Pallet Verse10th grade,art,beautiful,
7/27/2019 Kewpie-Doll Rhyme10th grade,angel,beautifu
7/26/2019 A Broken Man Quintain (English)10th grade,america,angst,
7/25/2019 Mouth The Words Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ame
7/24/2019 Backyard Barbecues Alliteration10th grade,9th grade,feel
7/23/2019 The Psyche Of Man Free verse10th grade,11th grade,fai
7/22/2019 Poetry Paints Rondeau10th grade,art,beauty,emo
7/21/2019 A Good Day To Cry Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ame
7/20/2019 There Is Such Heartbreak To See Haibun10th grade,angst,anxiety,
7/20/2019 They Learn Young Haiku10th grade,america,anger,
7/19/2019 A Harsh Mistress Rhyme10th grade,age,angst,anxi
7/18/2019 A Sequoia Tree Acrostic10th grade,11th grade,hyp
7/17/2019 Bravery And Tragedy Free verse10th grade,africa,angst,c
7/16/2019 A Blemished Sky Verse10th grade,imagery,imagin
7/15/2019 Intransigence Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
7/14/2019 Infinitesimally Small Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
7/13/2019 Anywhere But Segovia Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
7/12/2019 Now My Wings Can Soar In The Sky Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,emo
7/11/2019 A Natural High Free verse10th grade,11th grade,bea
7/10/2019 lust Senryu10th grade,11th grade,des
7/10/2019 blue pastels Haiku10th grade,11th grade,12t
7/10/2019 Splendiferous Stories Choka10th grade,9th grade,adve
7/9/2019 Wistful Recollections Verse10th grade,11th grade,emo
7/8/2019 Points Of Light Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
7/8/2019 Black Sheep Free verse10th grade,11th grade,emo
7/7/2019 When Love Takes Hold Light Verse10th grade,9th grade,beau
7/6/2019 A Coalescence Of Sparks Free verse10th grade,11th grade,bea
7/5/2019 Sharing One Soul Free verse10th grade,11th grade,emo
7/4/2019 Love Is But An Illusion Free verse10th grade,11th grade,anx
7/2/2019 Deities And Boogeymen Free verse10th grade,11th grade,bib
7/1/2019 In Real Life Quintain (English)10th grade,9th grade,comp
6/30/2019 Its Chrysalis Shell Sonnet10th grade,9th grade,art,
6/29/2019 The Bloodhound Personification10th grade,11th grade,anx
6/28/2019 Peony Rhyme10th grade,9th grade,beau
6/27/2019 Green Oasis Verse10th grade,11th grade,chi

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