I hope everyone’s having a good week, we’ve made it to Hump Day at least. So, I was out running the other day and as you can see from above, it was a pretty nice day. Good thinking weather with the sun shining and downtown buzzing with activity. Along the way, I stopped for a look-around and just before I turned for home, a thought popped up in my head. Something I would love to have your help with. For the last few years, I have been entering my poems into a national poetry contest and I am on the verge of submitting again for 2019. Some of you know that I have my anxieties when it comes to hitting publish on my poetry work, but I’ve learned to post anyway. One of the main reasons for this is because of you fine people, my awesome followers. Your follows, likes, and wonderful comments over the years have given me so much confidence in my writing. In this case, my poetry. You’re a huge part in the evolution of my poem writing and in saying that, it brings me to my special favour.
Below, I’ve narrowed down a list of poems that I feel I want to enter in this competition. All for my own reasons, but I would love to hear yours. My goal is have you take a smidge of time out of your busy lives to give me the good, the bad, and the ugly of what I have chosen. Any and all feedback is welcomed. In the end, it’s all a shot in the dark, but I wanted to allow all of you to become a part of this process given that you’re my audience. You faithfully come back post after post to read my stuff, so it just made sense to take your input and go into something like this with all the ammunition I can get. The hyperlinks in the list to follow will lead to each of the respective poems. Oh, and I’d like it if you responded just to this post. I don’t want to miss a single raised hand. I do have some flexibility with how many I can enter, the official word count allows me to enter one piece or a series of.
So, without further ado, here are the poems:
By the way, just to let you know, I take zero offence to anyone not wanting to bother with it. Though, if you want to add your two cents and really help me out, I would be forever grateful. Actually, if I get some good responses on this, I will put the names of those people in a bag and draw someone’s name. The name of the person that I draw will receive a small gift from me from where I live, here in good old Newfoundland and Labrador. A little memento for a kind gesture. To recap, all you simply need to do is leave me a comment as the either the title or the number the poem is listed under. If you have a comment, that would be perfect too. It will only help me through my thought process. I can’t thank you enough for your help and if you’ve missed this post before I have said goodbye to my entries, which is 12:00 am this Friday night, it’s all good. As always, I appreciate it folks and once my submission is gone, there’s a bit of a wait. After the deadline, all the poems submitted from across the country are read and critiqued by a panel of authors and professional writers with the results being published in November of this year. It will be a while, but I’ll be sure to toss out the odd update as they are available.
OK, I took too much time already. I will leave you to it. Remember, you’re all awesome no matter what!!!!