I entered my first and only contest months ago, and the long list of 37 people has been published on the contest website. However, I did not see my name anywhere. This leads me to believe that they have made a mistake!
They announced the finalists. You can read about them here.
I think this is the last contest I am going to enter; I did it for fun. Well, that, and to win $6000. 🙂 However, now that’s it’s over, I am free to do what I want with my poems. (I entered four.) Since one of them is really special to me, I won’t be posting it just yet…I have other plans for it.
From the following poem, which was one of my four entries, I can now see why I did not win. I wrote about something that happened in the USA and I live in Canada. Oh, well. I thought it was relevant; terrorism can happen anywhere.
Here is my poem .
Conjured images of bombs, of planes hijacked,
of men and women plotting, planning,
of twin towers falling, people scrambling,
of injuries, blood, gore and death.
Smoke, air thick, breathing difficult, impossible.
Evil minds wreak havoc upon the world.
Choice matters not.
Racism ensues, continues.
Attacks on religion, on people, on living beings.
Murderous rage obliterates peace.
Pieces of bodies buried beneath rubble,
beneath other people.
Bodies. Lives wasted, taken.
Psyches scarred for life,
Terrorists incite much more than terror —
Fear and sadness and loss of hope.
Blackness darkens innocent hearts.
Terrorists hide, devils disguised,