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Cash Prize - Funeral, Eulogy, or Memorial Service Poetry Contest

Blog Posted:6/21/2019 10:56:00 AM

--The Contest is CLOSED!--

What to Submit?

1 original English language poem that can be used for a funeral, eulogy, or memorial service.

When someone you love dies, it is hard to find the words. Write a poem that might comfort a grieving family or express the feelings of losing a loved one.

Any form is acceptable.

Prize...buy a cup of coffee with...

First Prize, $10
Second Prize, $10
Third Prize, $10
7 Honorable Mentions

You must be able to receive payment via PayPal or Payoneer only!

Submit a Poem

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Date: 6/27/2019 7:54:00 AM
Entered already, thanks so much TPS for the contest, for giving us an opportunity to express our deep feelings of loss, win or not... it is the writing that matters at the end.
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Date: 6/25/2019 2:36:00 PM
Had to open this contest back up because it filled up too quickly.
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Date: 6/22/2019 12:31:00 PM
what an interesting contest. Thanks for hosting it!
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Date: 6/22/2019 10:39:00 AM
I think it is fabulous that PoetrySoup Team is hosting a contest! Hope this becomes a regular thing.
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Date: 6/22/2019 12:30:00 AM
I don't drink coffee.
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/22/2019 2:21:00 PM
Foster's... a man's beer. Understood
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/22/2019 7:38:00 AM
...or Fosters.
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rob carmack
Date: 6/22/2019 6:40:00 AM
Tommy! What did .... oh, that's an 'A', my bad. Keith, I don't drink coffee either. What a shame, I was considering entering this contest.
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/22/2019 6:15:00 AM
Aussies!
Date: 6/21/2019 1:52:00 PM
My heart has dropped after reading this Blog. I could never place a poem about someone I love and have lost to win something. Sigh. At my Website we have a Garden Of Remembrance where our loved ones, friends are placed. Poems posted, if you have a poem to post. Poets comment and leave their heart there. Expressing emotions of this nature should never be done for a prize. Who thinks that way?? Sigh. ~ Brandy
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 6/25/2019 3:35:00 PM
Thank you Wayne. Contests are set up in different ways. I just know I could never post my grief where money is offered as a prize. I appreciate your thoughts about My Website. I have been the Admin for 6 Years on July 5th. I truly am blessed. ~ Brandy
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 6/24/2019 11:17:00 PM
I, too, favored Cheryl Ladd wearing Old Spice. Departing digression, I rarely enter PS Contests and have "placed" in about 40% of those. Prize $$$ is simply a gesture on PS Team part re: Tech Gremlin Issues. A clean slate if you will. BN, your site is awesome and well run. The essence of your spirit pervades. How cool is that?! I doubt PS Team even considered "monetizing" grief. Who thinks that way?? :o)
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/24/2019 8:02:00 AM
I was blessed with a really good immune system
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craig cornish
Date: 6/24/2019 6:55:00 AM
Twomas, you are akin to that solitary ant that escapes the perimeter spraying and I celebrate that.
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/23/2019 4:43:00 PM
Oh Cwaig, you're tho eloqwuent
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craig cornish
Date: 6/23/2019 12:18:00 PM
I don't know, aren't most poems about something passionate - love, life, tears, laughter, loss, and isn't the most passion generated by finality, something we've had that will never be again? Most of what I have written on the subject skirt it somewhat or are fiction or take time to ease because of the intensity of the pain, yet better to let loose. I enter very few contests and the ones I do are more to share than to "Win" and we write, I write, to hopefully share a piece of an emotional moment that will perhaps touch someone or answer their questions that surround common experiences. A contest is more a forum outside your page that allows others to know they are not alone.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 6/22/2019 3:56:00 PM
You are on the list of Favorites Son of Spock. Thanks for making me smile. :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/22/2019 3:12:00 PM
Who's your fave PS poet? Pick me, pick me
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/22/2019 12:42:00 AM
SoS, what's wrong with favouritism? I had my favourite Angel (Cheryl Ladd) and my favourite Bond Girl (Ursula Andress) and my favourite Spice Girl (Old Spice). I was a teacher's pet once you know but I refused to wear the collar and so she had me neutered.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 6/21/2019 2:15:00 PM
Thank you Son of Spock.
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/21/2019 1:56:00 PM
Few of us take the "wins" too seriously Brandy (though lord knows there are exceptions). In fact I rarely enter contests at all. I've long been an advocate of Admin sponsored contests, if nothing else it should eliminate favoritism. Anyhoo hope you have a great weekend
Date: 6/21/2019 1:33:00 PM
Hi, great, I have a few of those ~
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Son of Spock
Date: 6/26/2019 4:58:00 PM
Grrr...
Date: 6/21/2019 12:35:00 PM
Are you teasing us again? Last time you sponsored a contest it was never judged. We have feelings too (sniff)
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