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In The Dark

Contest Judged:  9/22/2017 5:38:00 AM
Sponsored by: Russell Sivey | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

Image result for images of darkness


A fearful loss of light.
A trepidation of the night.
Words cannot spirng upright
When you have loss of sight!

Contest Name: In The Dark

I hope you can come up with the words for my new contest. It is a contest of the dark and darkness. You may have light within this contest, as long as it's covered up by darkness! This is such a dreary subject by many, but everyone has been in the dark before, I just want to tap into those feelings of when you were there, the dim, the dark, and the dismal. 


To write a poem, in free verse form, that has something to do with the dark or darkness.

Be creative, for example: Depression or the fear of riding a bike for first time, etc. it doesn't have to have the word dark in the poem as long as it's dark.


Free-Verse, have at it.


It can be anywhere from 1 line up to 100+ lines! I'm not really worried about the length, as long as it's good. But do try to keep it reasonable!


The word "dark" must be in the title somewherre. Some examples include: Darkness Reigns : The Ugly-Darkling : The Edge of Infinity (As the Dark Nears) etc...

The word "dark," or any of its forms, does NOT have to be in the poem.

No names on poems.

Poem may contain Italics or Bold.

Place the date the poem was written (not when it was posted) at the bottom of the poem. Poem must've been written within the past month.

Put contest name at the bottom of the poem.


I hope everyone tries their hand in this contest!














What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.


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.