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Bridge over troubled waters

Contest Judged:  5/20/2020 3:36:00 PM
Sponsored by: John Hamilton | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Winner Medal 1 Span of Life Gregory Richard Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 When Love Frees You Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 2 Bridge Sam Kauffman
Contest Winner Medal 2 A Distant Dream Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Viaduct of Faith Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 2 Crossing The Bridge To Bliss Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 TROUBLED HEART nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 3 LOOK OUT BELOW Kim Rodrigues
Contest Winner Medal 3 Bridge Over Troubled Waters Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Contest Winner Medal 3 Love--the Strongest Bridge Janice Canerdy
Contest Winner Medal 3 A Bridge Across the Raging Sea John Gondolf
Contest Winner Medal 3 The 59th Street Bridge Over Troubled Waters John Watt
Contest Winner Medal 3 BRIDGE ANCHORING FAITH Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 3 A Treasure Concealed Aditi Mishra
4 Simple Comforts Andrea Dietrich
4 The Narrow Line Sandra Haight
4 Crossing the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Franklin Price
4 Icy Bridges Susan Jeavons
4 Bridge over troubled water Mary Taylor
4 Troubled waters Krish Radhakrishna
5 Reach Out My Hand Jeanne McGee
5 Trouble On The Bridge Charles Messina
5 Bridge Over Troubled Waters Anoucheka Gangabissoon
6 Life Bridge Mohan Chutani

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of Bridge over troubled waters. One of my all time favorite songs!

Only sonnet form is acceptable.

I'm looking for a traditional sonnet  14 lines, ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme

I want emotion, strong feelings expressed. What is your bridge? Do you have a bridge? Or if not write about troubled waters how it makes you feel. Can reference the pandemic but I'm really on pandemic overload, so not my preference. BE WARNED  do not enter whatever you like IT MUST BE according to contest theme if it is not IT WILL NOT BE READ OR PLACE!

Please check your spelling and grammar it's the least a poet should do when entering a contest!.  Remember no names ever!


First Prize, Recognition
Second Prize, Recognition
Third Prize, Recognition
Up to 25 multiple placements.

If the best poem is clearly a notch above the rest,  it will be a stand alone first place.

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.