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Gin in the Morning

Contest Judged:  3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Sponsored by: Julia Ward | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

 "When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument."

That is a quote from C.S. Forester's "The African Queen".


Entitle your poem "Mother" and make it as mawkish* as possible as if you are the man who has had too much gin in the morning.  Don't make your poem anything to do with "The African Queen".  I am just using the quote as your prompt.

* mawkish - sentimental in an exaggerated or false way

IMPORTANT - I shall be judging the contest not for the most mawkish entries, but for the best written as poetry, so use a few poetic devices.

Any form is acceptable.

I have written an examplar here on Poetry Soup dated 2/17/2018.


First - Fifth Prize - Glory

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.