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March 1, 2015
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Rated: E | Message Forum | Contest | #1523560
February's prompts are related to "contentment in solidarity."
"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 iKïyå§ama 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:

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* be newly created and stored in your portfolio.
*Right* contain the exact line prompt within the body of the poem.
*Right* not exceed a rating of 18+.
*Right* be submitted in Bitem format.
*Note5* If you are not familiar with the Bitem format, please see:
ID: 1377955 (E)
Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format 
Learn the ins and outs of creating a link using the bitem format.
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 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 realize that February is the month for lovers. That said, what about those of us who are single?

Not everyone has a partner to playfully ask "Will you be my Valentine?" For those people, myself included, Salutations! This contest is for you!

Mostly, people cannot fathom the words "solidarity" and "joy" in the same context. They may find that oppression and depression are direct symptoms of isolation. Some may long for a partner but I, having chosen to be single, say there is immunity from the stresses involved in relationships, and the soul is free to expose itself to the sunlight of freedom without boundaries when single.

We all have something inside us worth celebrating, whether it be kindness, confidence, determination, loyalty, or something else. Our February 2015 theme will be "Contentment in Solidarity."


song: Ridin' Solo by Jason Derulo
1. I'm feeling like a star. You can't stop my shine.
2. Loving myself makes me wanna sing.

You can listen to the song/see the video here:

Song: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

You can listen to the song/see the video here:

1.Just a man with his will to survive.
2. Rising up straight to the top.

*Balloon1* WINNERS OF ROUND 3 *Balloon1*

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