Writing Contest; The big 800

Hello, hello, hello!

If you’ve just joined, welcome, and I hope you enjoy your stay. If you’ve been around, trust me, I recognize you with every like or comment, and I’m glad you’ve decided to stick around.

I’m happy to say, I’ve hit the big 800!

Upon hitting this goal, despite my light trickle of posts lately, I’ve decided to go and do it again!  Another writing contest 🙂

Submit your poem, prose, or short story to be featured on this blog, and a copy of my book, The Four Stages of Poetry.

The rules are simple;

In order to be eligible for this contest, I ask that you comment to let me know you have decided to participate (This allows me to check and make sure your submission is not lost in spam, etc).  Everyone is welcome, and encouraged to participate. You will then submit your piece to my contact page.

Your piece can consist of any topic or theme except;

  1. Religious views in any way
  2. Political views in any way
  3. Racist views in any way
  4. Sexist, or hardcore feminist (offensively, or negatively hating on men, etc.) in any way

You may submit up to two pieces. 

Poems and prose may be any length (within moderation of course, I will not accept novel length poems).

Short stories must not exceed 1000 words.

Contest closes October 25th.
Winner will be announced October 31st. (Happy Halloween)

Thank you so much for 800 followers, I love and appreciate all of you. Happy writing!!

 

 

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Red Wine

I’ve been forced to stay a while in this moment;
between the severed trees
and broken bones
in the summer blood moon’s smile.
Your fingers dance
in the boiling wine
from yesterday’s leftovers
and drip their poison
onto undeserving lips,
cracked and longing for relief
as I lap at the sweet remains.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, available on amazon!

My Galaxy of I Love You’s

You painted a galaxy of I love you’s
when you coaxed anxiety from my front pocket
and made her sit across the room,
watching our bodies pressed as one;
better without her pushing
the gap between the stars.
You created a universe of memories
in a weekend that will forever rest in my mind,
replaying in the gallery built to display
all the beautiful moments we sketch.
I’ll never forget the way you splashed color
onto the canvas and created a work of art
so beautiful, the connection feels
like it was specifically meant for me.


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Love in the Moonlight

Tell me of the smile of the moon
when the sun whispers goodnight
and the stars make their presence known
for the company of their savior.
I want to know of the jealousy
they hide in the folds of their flames
at the sight of such solidarity.
And the way they bask in the comfort
of its guidance; taking, but never
voicing their underlying fear
of their idol searching for better
in the daytime.


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The Only Thing I Knew

I used to leave the window down on road trips
because I was scared of the silence
whenever the music quieted.
Scared of the runaway thoughts
hitchhiking along the highway
in my mind,
thumbs poised and ready
to jump at the first chance of an open door.
I was scared of the semi-trucks
looming over something so small,
so breakable,
when I could not hear them approaching.
I used to leave the window down on road trips
because I feared the quiet
might never leave.
And now that it’s gone,
I sometimes miss
knowing the only way to smother it,
is to make a sound.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, available on amazon!

Anxious Comfort

I’m screaming in the ocean,
letting the salt corrode the words
off my tongue,
and spiral into small bubbles
that leaves you with only the sound
of a faint whisper breaking the surface.
I breathe in with the intent
to fill the empty pockets that my lungs
were not strong enough
to give you the air you needed.
I tried to give you these words
but was muffled by the weight
of suffocating in the silence
that hugged me
when no one else could.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, available on amazon!