January 2024 Poetry Contest - $500 Cash Prize
Published: January 5, 2024
These poems have been submitted to the January 2024 Poetry Contest. Below this list you will find the semi-finalist poems.
- January 2024 Poetry Contest, Prize $500 Cash!
- Submission Deadline is January 31. CLOSED.
- Semi-Finalists Published here through February 6th CLOSED.
- Winner Announced: February 7th
- The Winning Poem is - Falling Deeper by Doug W. Benson. Congradualtions!
These poems have been submitted to the January 2024 Poetry Contest.
- AWAKEN by Lisa Rosenthal
- Faith by Clifford B. Summers
- For You, And Nothing Else, Are My Home. by Hannah
- Our Dreamland by Hanan E. Abdel Latif Fouad
- All Of The Sound Of Her Voiceless Shouts by Moira Villamanca
- MDFIGBNF by John M. Fergerson
- Your Mother Should Have Named You Apollo 16 by Bruce W. Lider
- Every Day Is Different. by Alex Sarich
- Gratitude Ode by Joseph Iacobellis
- My Father's Love by Muriel Maxis
- Give! by N8Booker
- The Pendulum Of Night by Sylvia Stults
- In Season's Trust by Susan A Capozzi
- I Finally Met Habit by Doug William Benson
- Nature's Therapy by Clifford B. Summers
- Finally Found Her & Became Enough by Audra A. Allensworth Parsons
- Beyond by David J. Herring
- Home From The War by Pauline Faller
- Reflection by Judi Twomey
- My Place In The Universe by LUANN WINKLE
- OUR FATHER by Raelene J. Elliss
- Every Dream Leads Me To You by Marcia A. Newton
- ECHOES by Lisa Jessie
- Only For A Season by Eric English
- Note To Self by Donna Marie
- DROWNING by Elvis Giles
- Falling Deeper by Doug William Benson
- The Street by Christi Van Zyl
- Scattered Thoughts by Eunice Lucero
- Chaos by Marie Matheny
- She Is . . . by Charles J Booker
- Among The Stars by Ann D. Stevenson
- The Loss Of Wonder by Sarah E. Dell
- 2023 Limerick Year-end Review by Don Coyne
- Sorry, I'm Not Home Anymore by Sara Hollie
- Life Is Puzzling by Carolyn V. June-Jackson
- The House by James Dagger
- STORY-TELLER by TEAH L. KAYNE
- Lovestruck by Charles J Booker
- Her Healing Smile by Charles J Booker
- Steel Tendrils by Charles J Booker
- Welcome Home by Regina M. Elliott
- Carpe Diem 7/2008 (2nd Edition) by Lyndee Champion-Ivey
- Peace Within Our Hearts by Cheryl L. Johnson
- Betrayal by Cynthia C. Naspinski
The poems below have been selected as semi-finalists for the January 2024 Poetry Contest.
We look for poems that have a clear message, Are heartfelt, Appeal to a wide audience
Our Editors determine the winning poem based on content, but you can let us know your top poems by rating, sharing, adding to your favorites and commenting on your favorite poems.
13 January 2024 Poetry Contest Semi-finalists
Be like the willow that bends,
shade that it sends,
peace that it lends.
Featured Shared Story
This is an amazing poem - saying so much in very few words. Things don't always go the way we want, and sometimes we have to adapt and do so cheerfully - a very important lesson. It is also...
Getting the grandkids
For the weekend
Starts out sweet and calm
Soon it turns to chaosFeatured Shared Story
I remember it well! You've summed it all up beautifully. I must look up more of your poetry. Best wishes, Ann D Stevenson
I see your star, it's shining bright
amongst the others of the night,
a sight so blessed, as by my eye
your soul now rests in symmetry.Featured Shared Story
That's a real compliment from you, who writes so well, thank you. Best wishes, Ann
There are some drawn to the ocean,
Its boundless depths and mysteries,
Where crashing breakers sound like thunder,
And gentle breezes kiss the seas,
Twelve red roses;
best when unsuspected
Eleven vows spoken;Featured Shared Story
Lovely romantic winning poem for the month of hearts, Doug. Congratulations on your win.
When a vision of perfect happiness comes into view,
I know every dream leads me to you.
As I lie down to sleep under the stars that shine,
I dream of a time when you are mine.
in Hope Poems
If you could see beyond your weeping tears,
To where the sunshine sparkles once again,
Then would those drops of pain be free from fears,
And you'd recall that gardens need the rain.
One time there was a mountain,
and I said, "I can't climb that mountain,"
and I turned back and took a different path.
And along the way I encountered wild beasts,
in War Poems
When I met the tall and amiable Vietnam War veteran,
my shyness showed,
yet, my throat dried and tightened when he softly
spoke the words, "The war never goes away."
in Aging Poems
I stand before the mirror
A stranger stares at me
I've been replaced by someone else
They're standing where I used to be.
I set aside a season for my love
And a garden to remember her by;
So that upon the chime of the new moon
My dear love would arrive.Featured Shared Story
Lovely and beauteous elegy poem about your beloved late wife. A fine and tender tribute, Eric. My very best wishes for the contest.
in War Poems
Here's a friendly little greeting
Just to welcome you back home,
You serve your country admirably
As so far and wide you roam.Featured Shared Story
Hello Pauline, You've penned a caring and heartfelt poem. I'm very touched by it. My very best wishes for the contest.
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