March 2024 Poetry Contest - $500 Cash Prize

Published: March 3, 2024

March 2024 Poetry Contest Semi-Finalists

These poems have been submitted to the March 2024 Poetry Contest. Below this list you will find the semi-finalist poems.

Dates:

  • March 2024 Poetry Contest, Prize $500 Cash!
  • Submission Deadline is March 31st. CLOSED
  • Semi-Finalists Published here April 1- April 5th.
  • Winner Announced: April 5th
  • The Winning Poem is - Gullible Guy by Richard Thomas


These poems have been submitted to the March 2024 Poetry Contest.

  1. Pretend To Know by Karol L. Capuchino
  2. Me Too by Cindy1000
  3. The Gift Of Hindsight by Sara Hollie
  4. Spring by Sherrella Rollins
  5. The Cry For Help by Amelia A. Ortiz
  6. Heaven's Creations by Kate Cassidy
  7. The Rose I Picked by Shirley Bunyan
  8. A Precious Toil by Esther Green
  9. If It Happens Before Your Eyes by Audra A. Allensworth
  10. The Atom Bomb by Daniel H. Garza
  11. Gullible Guy by Richard Thomas
  12. Boardwalk Strolls by Judith J Bentley
  13. Back On Track by Doug William Benson
  14. Poisoned Secrets by Lish_Ford18
  15. Can I Really Love Anything? by Lisa E. Sheroan
  16. The Whisper by Mary Denise Lyons
  17. Hope For Another Day by Fairytalefun
  18. Grief by Candace L. Mahoney
  19. The One by Gracielle N. Hew A Kee
  20. Pull A Petal by Norrel Mcfadden
  21. Call The King by Dávid Magassy
  22. How Hard The Heart by Sweet Solitude
  23. Rosie by Noel Avis
  24. Another Long Night by Ellie M. Lightman
  25. THREE DAYS by Raelene J. Elliss
  26. O' To Dream Of An Angel by Nicholas J. Thomas
  27. Let Me Go by Laura Sanders
  28. Ties That Bind by Joe Aseneka
  29. Late Frost Remembered by Eric A. Greaves
  30. I Don't Want My Boy To Go by Lisa E. Sheroan
  31. Maybe by Nevaeh
  32. The Process by Walker R. W
  33. Between The Seasons Ripe Budding Flowers by Eric English
  34. My Four Seasons by Jennifer Caldwell
  35. The Right Thing by Audra A. Allensworth
  36. One Mistake Can Change Everything by Marcia A. Newton

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The poems below have been selected as semi-finalists for the March 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.

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11 March 2024 Poetry Contest Semi-Finalists

  1. Gullible Guy

    • By Richard Thomas
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    When a schoolboy, I was captivated by the rhythmic, metered verses of Poe and Kipling. Now retired, I enjoy writing similar, though much inferior, poems.

    in Rhyming Poems

    I'm a pigeon and pushover, patsy and prey
    Who's persuaded by pitches of grifters to pay.
    I'm a con artist's picnic and flimflammer's feast
    Who is fooled and finagled and flummoxed and fleeced.

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    Definitely deserving as the winning poem this month! Congrats Richard!! While I'll never be able to relate on your vocabulary level, I can certainly join the ranks of the well-described...

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  2. Back On Track

    • By Doug W Benson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 11, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    Some of the most difficult times in life come from self-inflicted choices and their negative consequences. I've been in both roles; the one making the choice and one of many wanting to help others through their struggles as a result of their personal choices. This poem is about those moments and the process of getting back on track. Hopefully this will inspire and others can relate.

    in Hope Poems

    You slipped and fell
    We all have too
    So please don't think
    That it's just you

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    I truly appreciate the outreach, Ann! Your encouraging words help me to believe that I'm, hopefully, at least touching a few hearts... which is all we can ask for really as we share a piece...

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  4. I Don't Want My Boy To Go

    • By Lisa E. Sheroan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    My poem is about the heartbreak of knowing a beloved pet has a terminal, incurable disease. It touches on some of the stages of grief we experience when facing or experiencing a difficult loss.

    in Grief Poems

    Deep sadness overcame me
    When I heard the dreadful news
    God, please say it isn't so
    I don't want my boy to go

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  5. Let Me Go

    • By Laura J Sanders
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 27, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    This poem is about someone - a mother who is ill and just wants to be released from her children and husband to float away to another, better world. These are her thoughts...

    in Sickness Poems

    Let me go, release me like a flying kite.
    Let me go, let me fade, like day turns to night.
    Watch me sink, like the deep orange setting sun.
    For 'twas a sunset of dreams I once provided for everyone.

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  7. Another Long Night

    • By Ellie M. Lightman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I have a hard time sleeping at night for a bunch of reasons, a few being I'm afraid of the dark, I hallucinate and have nightmares. I wrote this poem one night when I couldn't sleep instead of just laying in bed feeling trapped.

    in Poems about Teen Life

    In the night they come and go
    Making fun of all I know
    Twisting time and thoughts and matter
    And tell me I'm the Maddest Hatter

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  8. Can I Really Love Anything?

    • By Lisa E. Sheroan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this poem following the loss of my mom and brother. I was divorced and felt uncertain about relationships in general, primarily romantic ones. Hopefully, reader, you can sense the grief, anger, and hope I experienced during that uncertain time.

    in Moving On Poems

    Can I really love anything?
    My home, my life, the fantasy?
    What trouble will it bring,
    If I can't love anything?

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  9. Poisoned Secrets

    • By Alisha Ford
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I was sexually abused, I did not tell anyone that until 7 years later, although it's no longer a secret anymore, there are a lot of things that I would never dream of saying. I've recently started counselling and have realized there is a lot of weight that comes with those secrets. I've never felt able to voice the details of my abuse and those secrets will forever haunt me.

    in Abuse Poems

    Bodies contaminated, tainted by his sin,
    Trapped in cycles, impossible to win.
    Forced into silence, bearing heavy weight,
    Burdened by shame, consumed by hate.

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  10. My Four Seasons

    Many times I hear people complain about the weather no matter what it is doing. You just have to live life to the fullest and not let anything get in the way! I lost my daughter in a car accident a couple of years ago and I have realized that even if you are given lemons you must make lemonade. Life goes on and it might be rainy or snowy or too hot or too cold, but despite the season just live!

    in Life Lesson Poems

    Winter oh winter, how long will you stay?
    Winter good old winter will you ever go away?
    I liked you in the beginning and in the middle you were fine!
    But, can someone pass me some crackers to go with my whine?

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  11. Rosie

    • By Noel Avis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this when my Rosie, my grandchild was about 3 or 4. Its a poem about memories that I will have forever. But will she?

    in Grandchildren Poems

    Grandad, grandad! Come and see!
    My little Rosie says to me
    I've made a den where I can hide
    And keep my dollies safe inside

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  12. Grief

    • By Candace L. Mahoney
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    Working through a devastating loss. I am not the same person I was before my son's death from fentanyl poisoning.

    in Grief Poems

    A tsunami of fire
    A wall with no gate
    Prayers unanswered
    Utterly ignored

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  13. The Whisper

    It has never been harder to find the truth, or to remain true to it. Our own inner voice is often drowned out in the storm, and the one who shouts loudest is the one who is heard. This poem is a reminder to me of how not to be swept away by the madness. I hope I can live by it! I hope it resonates with you too. Thank you for reading.

    in Life Lesson Poems

    In these days of chaos and doubt,
    Don't listen to the loudest shout.
    Listen to the whisper within.

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