Poetry Contest Winners
Published: January 2019
Family Friend Poems occasionally holds Poetry Contests with various prizes. If there is an ongoing poetry contest you can find information on our Submit Poem page.
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This collection contain the winning Poems from our various contests.
- Children's Poetry Contest - Summer 2019 - Candy Tree Shops
- Acrostic Poetry Contest - April 2019 - The Poetry Masters
- Acrostic Poetry Contest - April 2019 - Runner-Up - Father
- Birthday Poetry Contest - January 2019 - Special Day
- Christmas Poetry Contest - December 2018 - My Wish For This Christmas
- Children's Poetry Contest - Summer 2018 - Cool Summer
- Haiku Contest - July 2016 - Summer - Everything Is Pink
- Haiku Contest - June 2016 - Summer Foods - The Pink Summer Sphere
8 Winning Poems For Poetry Contests On Family Friend Poems
1. Candy Tree Shops
If ice cream could be grown on the tree top,
Tiny tummies would be liking it lots.
Any fruit flavour
For all to savour.
Do stop by at the ice cream tree shop.
If only the trees could grow lollipops
With a sharp tangy taste of lemon drops.
With a zingy twist.
Come along with a skip and a hop.
If chocolate heaven grew on tree leaf,
Bountiful, tempting, delicious to eat,
A smooth, silky, treat
In a chocy feast.
If only they weren't so out of reach.
If bubblegum grew upon trees that blew
Bubbles in the air, to catch and to chew.
Be nimble, be quick;
Remember the trick.
Don't swallow, because gum sticks like glue.
All are welcome at the Candy Tree Shops.
Feast your eyes on all the goodies they've got.
There are enough treats
For all down the streets,
So come and join the jiggery-jogFeatured Shared Story
Thank you for the congratulations on my winning the Summer Poetry Contest, Brother John. Winning was an unexpected surprise. To my mind, all of the entries were worthy winners. Yours I...
2. The Poetry Masters
This is to all the great Master Poets of art,
Having the skills, the words, and the smarts.
Emotions you've captured, the thoughts you provoked.
Pouring your heart out with pen in your hand,
Orchestrating your words like no one can.
Elizabeth Browning, Dickinson, Shakespeare, and Poe,
Twain and Frost - these great ones you know.
Reflecting on their works, which have brought us to tears.
Yes, yearning for more, we felt all their fears.
Masterfully crafted their words - they can fool,
Artist on paper, their pen is their tool.
Strategy playing with rhythm and rhymes,
Touching our hearts and enriching our minds.
Experts and masters, their poems live on.
Reflecting on your memory now that you're gone.
So, thanks for your poetry. I leave with this thought, "How do I Love Thee?"
Featured Shared Story
Thank you, Richard, for taking the time out to comment on my poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it. "How do I love thee?" is my favorite poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I have enjoyed it for...
Forever in my heart,
Always on my mind.
Together again we will be, all in God's time.
Heaven gained another angel the day you left.
Eternity promises you much needed rest.
Rest now, Daddy, I'll be okay because I carry you with me every single day.Featured Shared Story
I am so sorry for your loss. I was searching for words to add to my father's tribute. My sister sent me this poem. I would like to use it with your permission.
4. Special Day
Here it is,
Your special day,
So I thought I'd take
This time to say
How nice it is
To have a friend
The kind of friend
Who's always there,
Ready to show
That someone cares.
You've cheered me up
When I was down
Just by simply
And oh the times
We've spent in laughter
Have made me chuckle
For many days after.
We've stored many
Good memories away
As I sit here drowned
In memory today.
Wanted to share
This thought with you
Having you as a friend
Makes it my special day too.Featured Shared Story
I love it. It reminds me of my friend on his birthday. How he enjoyed it to the fullest. I still recall the day like it was yesterday.
5. My Wish For This Christmas
Christmas is a happy time for friends and family,
The children are excited as they unwrap presents around the tree.
Carols are sung and lights twinkle in the night.
Jack Frost glistens on the windows, and the snow sparkles from the winter moonlight.
Christmas is such a joyous time to appreciate the ones we love.
This Christmas I want to send wishes to those we lost up above.
To some, Christmas is not the same because a loved one passed away,
And the grief is overwhelming each and every day.
When the holidays approach, we miss them even more,
Traditions never feel the same, and memories are all we have left to adore.
We will always remember their name and never forget their faces,
And as long as we keep them in our hearts, they can never be erased.
So this Christmas, my wish is for everyone who is feeling a little blue
To find some peace, joy, and comfort with everything you do.
Christmas isn't just a season; it's a feeling, and the magic never ends.
One of its greatest gifts is to cherish family and friends.
Merry Christmas to all our special angels up above.
Merry Christmas to you all. I send you all my love.Featured Shared Story
My Granny has just passed away, but I thought of her more like a mother - we were really close. I have been dreading Christmas because it just makes me miss her more. This poem touched my...
6. Cool Summer
Here it comes,
Ready or not.
And it's going to be hot!
Summer is the time
Just to be free.
Run in the parks
With unbearable glee.
Roll on the grass,
Climb up the trees.
Make shapes from the clouds
While enjoying juicy berries!
Rest on the mat,
Or jump in the pool.
Have ice cream or juice
'Cause you gotta keep cool.
Chill by the shore,
Or sunbathe on the sand.
Have a dip in the sea
Or relax and get tanned.
Switch on the A.C.,
And, oh, switch on the fan.
Breathe in the cool air,
And have a drink from a can.
Summer is a time
Of all the joy and play.
But can you believe,
It's not around to stay?
At night we look into the sky.
Summer will be gone with all its bloom,
And in a blink of eye,
Winter will be here soon!Featured Shared Story
Awesome poem, Suhaani. I love the way you wrote about summer.
7. The Pink Summer Sphere
The chill, worming in
Shock, pleasure, bursting within
Summer tongue awakesFeatured Shared Story
This haiku just makes me want to close my eyes and picture in my head a beautiful flower garden, swaying in the cool breeze on a hot summer day. It also gives me the chills! Jayjay
8. Everything Is Pink
Sun-kissed berry drinks,
And forever twilight skies,
Summer drowns in pinks.Featured Shared Story
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