The "I Can't Win Contest"
Blog Posted:7/2/2012 3:40:00 PM
Sorry for how long it took me to finalize this contest - but you all made it very difficult by entering a whole bunch of terrific poems.
I said I was going to limit this contest to 3 winners. Gold, Silver, Bronze.
Based on past experience in judging these contests I thought this would be easy.
In past contests, there were so many entries that did not fit the theme ... not in this case.
In past contests, there were so many entries that absolutely confused me, I had no idea what I was reading ... not in this case.
In past contests, there were so many errors, mistakes and rotten grammar ... not in this case.
So, by limiting myself to 3 winners, I really had to spend a lot of time reading and re-reading. Slowly eliminating one poem here and one poem there. Coming back and re-reading again.
There were really many poem deserving of mention, but, in the spirit of the upcoming Olympics (with a handfull of HMs) I got to three winners.
These may not have been your 3 winners had you judged them, but, based on my biases and my preferences, my winners are now, finally, posted.
Thanks to all of you who entered. I hope YOU love the poem you submitted and, therefore, consider the effort to write for and enter this contest, worth your time and effort.