November 2023 Poetry Contest - $500 Cash Prize
Published: November 6, 2023
These poems have been submitted to the November 2023 Poetry Contest. Below this list you will find the semi-finalist poems.
- November 2023 Poetry Contest, First Prize $500 Cash!
- Submission Deadline is November 30th. CLOSED.
- Semi-Finalists Published here through December 6th.
- Winner Announced: December 7th
- The Winning Poem is - TBD
These poems have been submitted to the November 2023 Poetry Contest.
- Chambers Of My Heart by Josephine Zavala-Florez
- Evil Can't Kill Human Feelings by Teresa Zajewska
- Mother by Jessica R. Wilson
- Who Would've Thought? by Doug Benson
- A Stranger Passed My Gate Today by Michael Quinn
- Our Mum by Pauline Faller
- No Denial Of Love And A Smile by Daniel H. Garza
- "Attraction" by Fayette C. Goralski
- The Bear In The Window (Strange Days Indeed) by Mike Cannon
- Waterfall by Mary Green
- Breaking The Cycle by Tonya R. Zuber
- Blame Of The Innocent by Sennette Gaoses
- Real Prediction by Laurentiu
- Entrapped By Addiction by Chris Gallagher
- Rosa And Rosie by Noel Avis
- Tiny Light by Apryl R. Morris
- Thief Of Happiness by Samantha K
- Senses by Dpross1
- The Pearl by Danielle Spencer
- A Long Drive by Gabrielle M. Payne
- The Airport Park by Colin Faucher
- My Reality Within A Dream by Roderick Dupree
- They Say I Rest by Spencer Foxe
- Mary And The Mouse by Trish Moyles
- Now I Know You're There by Trish Moyles
- That Little Girl by Edna Lopez
- Cheeky Beak by Mary Denise Lyons
- My Heart Knows Her by Michael J. Lepre
- Withholding by Anthony L. Maulucci
- Reins Of Peace And War by Malike Seymenoglu
- My Search For Real Friends by Danielle Anglin
- The Father I Grew Up To Know by Philip Jorgenson
- You'll Get Through The Day by Caroline T. Wallace
- He Has A Story by Jodi M. Kucera
- Nothing's Changed by Jack Bowden
- I Wish Heaven by Watyne Greer
- The Cardinal by Nancy Lombardo
- Moving Away by Jessica Langner
- My Christmas Wish by Sylvia Stults
- Living The Gift by Audrey Klatkiewicz
- Big Brother Arises Again by David H. Norton
- Magnets by Marie22
- I Hurt Too by Ingrid Pegram
- A World Of Words by Writer's Block
- The Real Me by Tonya R. Zuber
- Mother Earth by Lisa K. Putnam
- I Am Now The Butterfly by PeoplepleaserHJ
- True Friend by David J. Herring
- You Would Of Loved Her by Steven Anctil
- Created by Lisa Jessie
- Sing To Me, Autumn by Patricia Cisco
- Observations by Christian Ledek
- Fernweh by Brad Madsen
- Embrace Of The Sea by Gabriela M. Sanchez
- A Child's Fear by Susieque63
- Love Is by Marie22
- An Angel Walks Among Us by Tony L. McDonald
- I'm Proud To Be by Carolyn V. June-Jackson
- Air.. by John W. Coyle
- The Lost: A Story by David Ward
- The Zoo by Jerry N. BOCKOVEN
- Twenty- One by Josephine F. Chambers
- Ode To A Princess by Barry J. Robinson
- Make It Stop by Amy Cutting
- Mothers Reflection On Life by Samuel Aragone
- A Fleeting Image by Avi Fleischer
- Nonsense Needs You by Iola Zaan
- Lest We Forget by Iola Zaan
- Hollow Words by Richard G. Martin
- Yesterday by Elizabeth James
- Brighter Skies by Ann D. Stevenson
- Lost In Time by Rayna Palacios
- Unforgiveness by Regina M. Elliott
- Listen To My Confessions by Michelle D. Deocampo
- What Do You Think? by Laura Sanders
- The Garden by Randall W. West
- An Ode To The Komodo by Geraldine Craig
- A Home Of My Own by Henrietta M. Moyle
- He Almost by Rayna Palacios
- Always And Forever by Judith A. Bell
- You Are Salt by Ugo A. Odogwu
- I Love You, Please Stay by Rebecca Siow
- The Hunter by Michael J. Malone
- Gamophobia by Ember Batista
- The Little Christmas Tree by James C. Gordon
- The Final Link by Sirrom
- Cracked Windows by Zoraida M. Colon-Collado
- Terrapin Soup by Karl H. Plischke
- A Gift For You by Keith Burroughs
- It's That Time Of Year by Ann D. Stevenson
- Sometimes by Lucy Petersen
- Whenever I See You by Emily J. D'Auria
- Just Want To Be Me by Wade S. Boruck
- Onomatopoeia by Bruce D. Jacobs
- Dear Mum, by Rachel A. Rose
- Little Cabin On The Hill by Kaitlyn E. DiVito
- Godmother Katherine by Summer L. Cason
- Mom And Dad by Regina M. Elliott
- Elizabeth by Patricia A. Howard
- What If by Marcia A. Newton
- If Only You Could Have Stayed by Catherine Lamberton
- Pain Ends by Katy A. Brown
- In My Heart by Raelene J. Elliss
- A Window In Heaven by Jac Judy A. Campbell
- Broken by Shahinaz Soliman
- Let Kids Be Kids by Jennifer Caldwell
- Ascension by Anita Mareno
The poems below have been selected as semi-finalists for the November 2023 Poetry Contest.
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.
47 November 2023 Poetry Contest Semi-finalists
Breathe in the fresh air,
Put your mind at ease.
Let down your hair,
Let it flow in the breeze.Featured Shared Story
Love this poem, most of us go through our minds taking over in a negative way at some point in life, not just the young, all ages go through our thoughts that play over and over in our minds,...
in Fall Poems
Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.
Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.Featured Shared Story
This poem beautifully provides us an opportunity to feel connected with nature. As human beings, we have been born in the lap of nature, have grown under the protection of nature, but we’ve...
So fleeting is this thing called life, we journey toward its end,
experiencing pieces of a puzzle we don't truly comprehend.
The hues of our emotion paint a picture of our past,Featured Shared Story
I love this poem. Very artful, well balanced, and full of depth. You struck a nerve with me. I often like to say that life has two real purposes. One, to find, build, and refine our...
Sometimes I can't find the words
That fill my messy head.
Can't find the effort to smile
Or get out of my silly old bed.Featured Shared Story
Few words to explain me. Thanks, dear. You are not alone.
Let kids be kids; just let them be
Princesses, pirates; let the bath be the sea!
Let them stare at the sky and find animals in the clouds.Featured Shared Story
Wow! A truly amazing poem with a beautiful message for parents. Childhood is a special period with so much joy, innocence and wonder. It is a delightful stage. Besides, so much good can be...
I learned to hold my breath in me
'Til my blue face blended in with the sea
Classroom of students in rows, front to back
in Aging Poems
Do you feel the pain I feel when I leave you in this place ?
the heartache and the grief are etched in the lines upon your face
I truly hate to leave you...but you know the time has come
and you'll be so well cared for..in this lovely nursing home
A true friend's like a sunny day
Of light, and warmth, and cheer,
That heals with hope along life's way,
Dispelling every fear.
Cheeky Beak's a robin,
He lives beside my house.
He's redder than a berry,
And rounder than a mouse.Featured Shared Story
Such a fun loving poem. This poem painted your chirping friend beautifully.
never to be the same.
The tears fall quickly
just hearing your name.Featured Shared Story
My beloved sister, my friend, just died 3 days ago of a sudden heart attack. I still have a hard time believing the reality of it that it took me few days to even able to cry or grieve...
Is there a window In heaven Lord?
A window to look out and see
From a window up above Lord
For my loved ones to look down on me
We have a silent epidemic,
Killing off our next generation.
It starts with one poor choice,
And ends with a struggle against temptation.
in Sonnet Poems
I ask, why did you want to damage me?
My aching heart felt it all with blunt force.
So sad how you acted out savagely.
What's even worse is you had no remorse.
At the start of the drive all the places seemed new
I roll down the window and I bask in the view
The breeze is so gentle
The temperature just right
I am but a small oyster
In a deep complicated sea
The waves pushing and rolling
MeFeatured Shared Story
Love this poem. "I was never the oyster" You were all along the pearl. Perception at its finest.
in God Poems
When God created you,
He knew what he would see.
Someone that wasn't perfect,
Or in heaven you would be.Featured Shared Story
This poem spoke volumes about myself, my feelings, my thoughts, and the love that my God has always poured in my heart in order to be able to love deeply and unconditionally. It also teaches...
Christmas here once more,
hard to ignore, festive
wreaths on every door.
Featured Shared Story
I really loved this Poem! If you would ever ask me, Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday and it is the best time of year! My favorite thing about Christmas is the family being together and...
in Lonely Poems
There are people all around me,
Yet I can't help but feel alone.
And although he says he loves me,
He no longer lets it show.
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