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June Contest 2017

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Historical Figures.
Submitted by weirdelf on Sat, 2017-06-17 17:59
Status:
Open to new participants
Start/end date:
Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017
Contest description:

Description: A free verse poem not to exceed 28 lines (not counting stanza breaks) about somebody who changed history

Sponsor(s): scribbler, Geezer and Pugilist

Objectives: to have fun and stretch wings

Subject matter: Historical figures

How Judged: Very important to put (June Contest) in the title and submit to the Stream
https://www.neopoet.com/contest/historical-figures-0

my mom changed
my/our familys
life's history

do I qualify

no

cheers,
Jess
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author comment

would certainly qualify.

cheers,
Jess
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I guess I’m my own hero,
my life's explained this way --
I always say just what I mean;
mean seldom what I say.

Philosophy for living?
Stated piously --
life is simply far too short
to take it seriously.

OK, it's not free verse, but is as close as this inveterate rhymer can manage. Just sharing.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

interested about who you will choose for 28 lines about someone who has changed history. A real person.

Really interesting to me, Keith, is that you almost paraphrase a childhood fictional hero of mine, James Bond-
"Life is too short to spend time prolonging it."

cheers,
Jess
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author comment

Alfred E. Neuman: What, me worry? Exemplary attitude.
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up doc? He was always unflappable.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

should probably not be a consistent structured rhyme.

Stan?

cheers,
Jess
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author comment

Is certainly acceptable but the judge is looking for free verse which likely precludes a structured form. And the subject should be about a Known historic figure......BTW the 28 lines is a maximum not a requirement so shorter poem is perfectly acceptable........stan

beginning to start thinking about the merest possibility of speculating on the tiniest chance of even considering the microscopic whimsical urge to actually submit a poem to a contest, maybe.
Just cause I love the topic so much.

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

Best get a move on it. contest about to end

Time yet.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I thought I already posted this? (twenty eight lines exactly, counting the spaces)

One fine day
around the year one or two
(though it was not called that, then)
a male child was born, they named him Jesus
(at least that’s the modern equivalent).

By all accounts he was a happy child,
inclined to be a bit studious
but what is wrong with that?

He trained to be a carpenter,
which came in handy much later
when he had to join two timbers into a T
which would carry his weight.

Unlettered was a description some gave but my he could spin a good yarn.
Not just any old tale but moral narratives that slid into memory.
I mean, man he could tell a story.

He was a good man, a kind man, even children were drawn to him.
You would believe none could take offense!
But some did!
My, didn’t they just!

Long story - short
They hung him up on that T to die.
Not the Jewish way. They only hung up the dead
and only then till dusk.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

Please post on stream with (June contest) next to title. appreciate your entering........stan

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