•To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
•Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
•Your poem must be summer-themed! It does not have to be happy or beach or bright, but it does need to have some connection to summer. (A dark summer theme might be interesting)
•I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
• •You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
•You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
•Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity, structure, content, and overall awesomeness.
•Technically someone can still win without sharing my contest, but sharing/ reblogging would provide additional points for any poems that are tied.
•Because of the expected high volume of submissions, please keep your poem at a reasonable length. For sure no poems longer than a page. If you have any questions regarding length, feel free to ask in the comment section!
•You can only submit one poem per blogger.
•Last date for submissions is August 31st!
•The WINNER of this poetry competition will received two things
• •First, the winner of this contest will receive a $10 cash prize! (I know, I know, it’s not much but come on, you guys are fellow bloggers/writers/poets. Your empty bank accounts probably look a lot like mine). This $10 cash prize can only be awarded through PayPal, so please keep that in mind.
•Second, their poem and their blog/bio will be featured on my site. I currently have over 1.4K followers. This will be a great chance for my followers to catch a glimpse of you and your blog!
At night when the air is warmer than before
When the breeze gently blows your hair,
You can hear a chatter from underneath the deck boards
I often see eyes staring back at me
But I do not always know where they will be.
Holding my breath when I walk outside
Afraid of the movement, I feel my rapid heartbeat.
I wonder what it is, what it must be,
Somehow they manage to haunt me.
More chatter, more eyes, what is this madness I am in
It comes from summers long ago
When out goes the summer and in comes the fall.
It is all the eyes and cries from those who never left,
They are trapped here and I feel like I taunt them
Taking with me the summer memories of the present
While they are lost forever in summer’s past,
Unable to be seen or heard
Forever they cannot leave, how absurd.
Thank you for reading 🙂