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Com'on folks!...

Everyone gets upset that they don't get critique and comments, but no one wants to reciprocate. Even if you are a newbie, you should make an effort to at least comment and let the author know that some one has read their work. Who wants to stick around and post; when there is no interaction. If no one cared about it, then everyone would just sit home and write for themselves! We have had this discussion many times over the years, and things improve for a while, but... after a week or so, things go back to the way that it was!

The last two...

contest winners are as follows: Mark, for his poem: "When I think of Death" - June contest
Sparrow 42 for his poem "Summer Love" - July contest
Honorable Mention goes to B9Pat for "The Best Fourth of July"
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Critique and comments...

I see many new people here at the site and I think that this is a good thing! However, there are not enough people that are critiquing and commenting on other people's work! When you join the site, we know that most people are a little shy about trying to critique someone else's work. But when you have been here a while and have gotten some of your own work commented on or critiqued, we expect that you will reciprocate and tell others what you think about their work.

The winner of May Contest...

Is gregwa8, for his poem Arcadian Ground.

The winner...

of the April contest for her poem "Hope's Spring" is "blistered pen."
Congratulations and great work!

Congratulations...

to Jane 2106660 for winning the March [Ode to the cellphone] contest,
with her poem of "Balance of Power" She has managed to touch upon many of the
things that make them indispensable to our lives. Thank you Jane.

Remember when you enter the newest contest, that you should include [April Contest] in the title of your poem and click on the April Contest in the drop down menu next to save.

April Contest... "Spring"

The April poetry contest will begin on April 2nd and end on April 26th.
The theme for April will be “Spring”
Any style and around thirty lines; [a few more or less is acceptable].
Use your imagination to create a perfect Spring or use the memory of a past one.

Keep it light and cheery!

The prize is a gift certificate for $25.00 from Amazon.com.
The judge is anonymous and all decisions are final.
Please remember to include “April contest” in the title and click April contest
in the drop down menu next to save.

March Contest...

Please remember to put the month and name of the contest in the title when you post, then hit the drop down menu and click March contest "Ode to the cellphone.
This month's contest is an ode to cellphones and what they mean to you.
Within a few short decades the cellphone has radically changed humanity.

Due to my recent comments...

I am forced to make an apology to my fellow poets Jess and Eumoplus. I will not stutter like the Fonz and say "I was wwww- wwwrrr- wwwrrrooonng. " I was wrong!
I confused their right to comment on the poem's content with a personal attack on another poet.
Such was not the case! I can only admit that I was bitten by a bug of self-righteous morality, and rushed to defend an out dated and indefensible code. However... From now forward, I will ask no quarter and there will be none given! I will play by the new rules. ~ Geezer

Due to my recent comments...

I am forced to make a public apology to Jess and fellow poet Eumoplus for exercising their right to voice their opinion on religion and beliefs. I was wrong! I'm not going to stutter like the Fonz and say
"I was www- wwrr- wwwrrrrooong! I will own up to being a self-righteous moral jerk. I rushed to the defense of an ideal that is outdated and indefensible in the cold light of day! I make apology to the site and my fellow poets. However... from now on, expect no quarter asked or forgiven, I'm playing according to the new rules! ~ Geezer.
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