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Win a 25K Awardicon, Music MB, or GPs.
"Music is the shorthand of emotion." -Leo Tolstoy

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." -Ludwig Van Beethoven

Thanks to the very talented kiyasama for the awesome banner!

My sincerest gratitude goes out to stacylynn71 for the ribbon that dons this page.

Don't you love the way certain songs can sway us into a particular mood with their lyrics, melody, or tempo? I feel that music taps into our emotions, and aids us in finding our innermost passions.

On the 1st, I will reveal several new prompts, (short lines from songs) using a different emotion-related theme each month. I will provide the names of the songs, the artists, and youtube links when available. You must include one, but you may include more than one, of the line prompts within the body of your poem. Please try to incorporate the THEME of the month in your poem, and not just the line prompt. This will be part of the judging process. You can find lyrics for most songs for free at: http://www.metrolyrics.com

In return, your contest entry should:

*Right* be poetry only, 32 lines or fewer.
*Right* be your only entry for this round.
*Right* have the prompt highlighted in some fashion. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU HIGHLIGHT THE PROMPT.
*Right* contain the exact line prompt within the body of the poem.
*Right* not exceed a rating of 18+.
*Right* you may submit a new or old poem, as long as you incorporate a prompt and the theme.
*Right* be submitted in Bitem format.
*Note5* If you are not familiar with the Bitem format, please see:
Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format  (E)
Learn the ins and outs of creating a link using the bitem format.
#1377955 by Nicki <3's Mara!!

*RibbonB* JUDGES *RibbonB*

If there are fewer than 8 entries, only First and Second Places will be awarded. If there are fewer than 5 entries, only First Place will be awarded.

Spelling and grammar WILL be judged. I encourage you to edit, but only until the deadline. Please, no editing once judging has begun. Doing so will eliminate your piece from consideration.

*Exclaim* PRIZES *Exclaim*
*Gift5* First Place: 25K Awardicon *Gift5*
*Gift5* Second Place: A Music Merit Badge *Gift5*
*Gift5* Third Place: 5K GPs *Gift5*
*Gift5* Honorable Mention can/will be given out at my discretion.

*Flower1* DEADLINE *Flower1*
Contest will run from the 1st-26th of each month. Entries received after 11:59pm EST (WDC time) on the 26th are ineligible for prizes. Winners will be announced on the last day of the month.

*Balloon1* ROUND 4 PROMPT *Balloon1*

I don't know about you, but there's something about the spring season that gets me motivated. Maybe it's the 65-70° weather. I love seeing all the flowers in bloom, and I like to stop and smell ALL of them.*Flower4* A shout out to all you gardeners-thanks!

There's a special energy that I stumble upon this time of year. It's the best time to prepare manuscripts, enter contests, and even do a deep house cleaning. I just feel happy.

Happiness, according to Wiki, is "a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions..."
Happiness will be our emotional theme for March 2015.


I am having difficulty with the youtube links today. You will have to go to the site or app and search for the songs. Always look for the Official or Vevo versions.

song: Happy by Pharrell Williams

-"Clap along if you know what happiness is to you."

You can listen to the song/see the video on youtube.com.

Song: Roar by Katy Perry

-"Now I'm floating like a butterfly."

You can listen to the song/see the video on youtube.com.

Song: Let it Go by: Idina Menzel, Disney's Frozen

PROMPT: "I am one with the wind and sky."

You can listen to the song/see the video on youtube.com

*Balloon1* WINNERS OF ROUND 3 *Balloon1*

1st place:
I Dream of the Sun  (ASR)
In this endless winter, all I dream of is the warmth of the suns rays......
#1925554 by Jellyfish

*Note5* Donations are very much appreciated. Anyone donating 50K or more will receive a Music Merit Badge. A portion of all donations will benefit RAOK, The Talent Pond and Simply Positive Group.

Please send all donations to:"Musical Sentiments Bank

(The *MushroomR*s denote multiple donations.)


*ExclaimB*No copyright infringement was intended with the use of these songs.*ExclaimB*
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