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Contest Judged:  11/5/2017 12:20:00 PM
Sponsored by: Julia Ward | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Winner Medal 1 I'm Cynical of Polly BIHU JOHRI

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original FREE VERSE*, descriptive poem in the present tense on the theme of politics.

Polly is fictitious, I know, but make her sound real.  She has been in high-level local or national** politics for years and years, so be as cynical as possible about her.  The title of your poem will be

                                               I'm Cynical of Polly

Round it off well at the finish of your poem - think outside the box for how you can do that.

By the way, Polly isn't part of the Women's Movement.  You may applaud that, or make it part of your cynicism if you want to mention it.

*   not PROSE PUT INTO STANZAS, or any rhyming words.

** your choice

I shall look for some poetic devices such as alliteration, but don't overdo this.  It's not another "Brenda" contest.  Remember that one?

Don't give Polly a surname.

My examplar is dated 7/21/2017.


First - Tenth 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.