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Contest Judged:  10/13/2020 6:03:00 AM
Sponsored by: Charles Messina | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Winner Medal 1 The Thorn's Song CT Aditi Mishra
Contest Winner Medal 1 This Special Joy Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Rose I gave You CT Krish Radhakrishna
Contest Winner Medal 2 You Return Anew-CT Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 My Inner Sight Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Wonders Never Cease - CT Howard Kerr
Contest Winner Medal 2 Champing The Seasons - CT Hilo Poet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Thirty-years of Bondage olusegun Arowolo
Contest Winner Medal 3 JUBILANT UPLIFT Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 3 A Stroll in the Rain - CT Constance La France
Contest Winner Medal 3 The Brook- Final revision - CT Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 3 Goodbye Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 3 Sweet Night Songs-CT Jenna Logan
Contest Winner Medal 3 Genuine smile Joanna Feltham
Contest Winner Medal 3 The Dead Question - CT Jo Daniel
Contest Winner Medal 3 Castles of Rust - CT Michelle Faulkner
Contest Winner Medal 3 Heartstrings Wendy Watson
Contest Winner Medal 3 Lessons from Past Lives -- CT Carolyn Devonshire
Contest Winner Medal 3 Sharing Soup ct Mark Koplin
Contest Winner Medal 3 WHEN SNOWY PETALS FELL CT Kim Rodrigues
Contest Winner Medal 3 First Day at School - CT Newton Ranaweera
4 Re-connecting with Smiles Reason A. Poteet
4 Motherhood Regina McIntosh
4 I smiled CT Mark Anthony Bartolo
4 Grandpa Despised Stuck up People Too CT Caren Krutsinger
4 an octive noble vinoda bommakanti
4 Unity in Community - Charonnet John Watt
4 I smiled when I saw her that date jake aller
4 Mail Order Maiden - CT Sigrid Ermine
4 Ivy and Yew Sculpture Gardens - CT Sam Kauffman

Contest Description

What to Submit?

Please submit a poem any theme you want starting with "I smiled when" using the rhyme scheme (ABAB, CCDD, EFGH, II) This is a form I created. Also in the last "stanza" NOT the couplet. You must re-arrange the words in lines AB & AB in the first stanza. *See my example in my latest poem "Ninety-Nine Years" In addition, you can only use (8) syllables in each line, no more or less. I know this is not the traditional sonnet but I like to be creative as you know. You can choose any title you desire but please put a CT at the end so that I don't accidentally read it.

PS: To all my friends, I hope you are all doing well. I have not been able to get back into the Soup for a while because of some personnal issues and some computer problems (lol). Sorry I've been unable to read your magnificient poetry...looking forward to reading it again. All the best, Charlie


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

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.