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Prompts and winners in the past
PAST PROMPTS AND WINNERS OF "POETRY IN RHYME - RHYTHM CONTEST-winner



ROUND 1 [October 2005]--- A sonnet on any theme

Winning First Prize: To Merrijane for submitting
 Seductive Song  (E)
Seductive song you whisper in my ear... - English sonnet
#924179 by Spheric


Additional Prizes:
Second prize:
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#1023268 by Not Available.
;
Third prize: To Merrijane for submitting
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#958581 by Not Available.


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ROUND 2 [November 2005] --- A poem on rose

The first prize of 10,000 GP was shared by the following:

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#1032712 by Not Available.
--6000 GP.

 Predetermined  (ASR)
A love sonnet.
#1032790 by Lynn
-- 4000 GP.

A second prize of 4000 GP was shared by the following:

STATIC
Pick Me While I Am A Rose  (18+)
Youth and its fleeting beauty.
#787245 by Brenpoet
– 2000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#940522 by Not Available.
--2000 GP

An Honorable Mention prize was awarded to
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#1030380 by Not Available.
– 1000GP


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ROUND 3 [December 2005] -- A poem on Christmas

The first prize of 10,000 GP was equally shared by the following:

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#1043371 by Not Available.


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#1044143 by Not Available.


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ROUND 4 [January 2006] [A poem on old age]:

Winner--
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#1062276 by Not Available.
-- 7500 GP.

Runner up--The poem “The Legacy Key” by Aparadoxwalks85 gets 2500 GP. It can be viewed at post no. 82 of the forum.

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ROUND 5 [February 2006]--A poem referring to the Iraq war / the so called war on terrorism / US war policy

It was decided to award the First Prize jointly to 2 entries:

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#1076053 by Not Available.
-- 6000 GP.

 Invalid Item 
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#1075540 by Not Available.
-- 4000 GP.


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ROUND 6 [March 2006]-- A poem on the topic of betrayal in love or friendship or relationship

It was decided to award the First Prize to
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#1077967 by Not Available.


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ROUND 7 [April 2006]--A poem containing the word FOOL/FOLLY/FOOLISHNESS in the title or the body
Youth And The Heart's Folly,
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#1097135 by Not Available.
7000 GP

My Darling Bride,
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#821958 by Not Available.
2000GP

A Choir of Cawing Crows,
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#934020 by Not Available.
1000 GP



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ROUND 8 [May 2006] --A poem with some sort of reference to the Orient

It was decided to award both 5 star entries as follows:

FIRST PRIZE:
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#1108086 by Not Available.
—7500 GP

SECOND PRIZE:
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#1109451 by Not Available.
--2500 GP


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ROUND 9 [JUNE 2006]-- A poem consisting of at least 5 or more couplets having the following rhyme scheme:

aa, ba, ca, da, ea, fa, ga, ha……..

[The above scheme is a simplification of the ghazal form, which has been described in detail in "WHAT IS A GHAZAL AND HOW TO WRITE IT?. 1000 GP to be awarded as bonus gift for submitting a proper ghazal].

FIRST PRIZE:
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#1118861 by Not Available.


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ROUND 10 [JULY 2006]-- An acrostic poem in meter (As per a defined syllabic pattern). 500 bonus GP to all entries that are in rhyme as well as meter.


FIRST PRIZE:
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#1129883 by Not Available.
– 6000 GP

SECOND PRIZE:
 music of the spheres  (E)
a catch-all phrase, is the poem as trite?
#1136948 by alfred booth, wanbli ska
– 4000 GP

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ROUND 11 [August 2006]-- "Write a poem in rhyme and meter with 8 syllables to each line. The following line must appear somewhere in the poem--"How shall I thank you for your love?"

How shall I thank you for your love?  (E)
A special tribute ...
#1145209 by Bella Bunny
—6000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1145450 by Not Available.
—5000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1142713 by Not Available.
—4000 GP


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ROUND 12 [September 2006]--Write a poem in rhyme and meter in 8-6-8-6 format (8 syllables in lines 1 and 3 and 6 syllables in lines 2 and 4 of each stanza of 4 lines) to each line. The following line must appear somewhere in the poem--"Shall I be happy when I die?”

 Invalid Item 
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#1161081 by Not Available.
– 6000 GP

 Shall I Be Happy When I Die?  (E)
For the "RHYME AND RHYTHM CONTEST". You can't die happy without love.....
#1156971 by Bella Bunny
– 4000 GP

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ROUND 13 [October 2006]—A ghazal on any topic of your choice

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#1164056 by Not Available.
—12000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1166670 by Not Available.
—8000 GP

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ROUND 14 [November 2006]— A poem containing the line BUT ONE DAY I TOO SHALL BE GONE, as per a chosen and stated syllabic pattern of your choice.

 Flowers of Life  (E)
Our lives are much like the lives of flowers. What happens when Winter comes?
#1180055 by Bella Bunny
– 6000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1175530 by Not Available.
– 2000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1179818 by Not Available.
– 2000 GP

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ROUND 15 [December 2006]— A poem containing the line "HOW SHALL I GO WHEN I DO GO", as per a chosen and stated syllabic pattern of your choice.

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#1187466 by Not Available.
–6000 GP

Suicidal Lover?  (13+)
Life isn't worth living when you get dumped! Hey... wait a minute.... (Humor)
#1187177 by Bella Bunny
– 2500 GP

 "Fade Away"  (E)
Are skilled laborers being replaced by modern mechanization, all in the name of progress?
#1194654 by Bella Bunny
– 1500 GP

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ROUND 16 [January 2007]— A poem containing the line " HE DELAYS NOT HIS COMING ", as per a chosen and stated syllabic pattern of your choice.

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#1209491 by Not Available.
– 10,000 GP

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ROUND 17 [February 2007]— A poem containing the line "One day I will be no more but ", as per a chosen and stated syllabic pattern of your choice.

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#1222202 by Not Available.
– 8000 GP

Going Home ...  (E)
After dealing with cancer, sometimes you look forward to the next journey ...
#1225195 by Bella Bunny
– 2000 GP

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ROUND 18 [March 2007]— A poem containing the line " What’s that which I need to have ", as per a chosen and stated syllabic pattern of your choice.


 Recipe for Life  (E)
If we could cook up life, what would the recipe look like? [CONTEST WINNER]
#1239098 by VikramAdith
– 5000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1238286 by Not Available.
and
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#1234820 by Not Available.
– 5000 GP

 "God's Experiment"  (E)
** What happens when God gets bored with Paradise?
#1233849 by Bella Bunny
and
 Vanishing Farmland …  (E)
Family farms continue to disappear. What do they need to hang on?
#1239439 by Bella Bunny
– 3000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1227413 by Not Available.
– 2000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1235142 by Not Available.
– 1000 GP

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ROUND 19 [April 2007]— A poem containing the Prompt phrases: Game of life; Circus of life; This bizarre world; The crazy US; Clash of civilizations; Cause of all strife.

Still crying in Palestine  (E)
A simple poem to describe strife and the clash of cultures
#1253281 by Juneau
and
 Game of death  (E)
an overview on how we play the game of life
#1253705 by Juneau
– 4000 GP

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1243797 by Not Available.
– 3000 GP

 The Game of Life  (E)
Finding time to play the game right. Placed in the POETRY IN RHYME - RHYTHM CONTEST
#1244281 by Blueyez
– 3000 GP

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ROUND 20 [May 2007]— One of the following prompts should be the title or a part of the poem: What will be will be; Que sera sera; This life is dead; Wait for your time; And love was gone; The final day.

 Saved by an old song  (E)
We always face tests to prove ourselves. But never forget this famous old song...
#1265096 by VikramAdith
– 8000 GP

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1269582 by Not Available.
– 1000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1266415 by Not Available.
– 1000 GP

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ROUND 21 [June 2007]—
Title prompt-- My toddler days; Stolen kisses; Whither my soul.


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#1282074 by Not Available.
5500 GP
 "My Toddler Days"  (E)
Learning begins in your toddler days, but as you age ...learn to take care of yourself.
#1278187 by Bella Bunny
4500 GP

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ROUND 22 [July 2007]— Shakespearean sonnets.

The winners are—

6000 GP for
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, along with
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2000 GP for
Caught in a Maze  (13+)
In memory of a friend ~Shakespearian Sonnet ~Kansaspoet Contest ~Howard Nemerov Challenge
#1146177 by Kate ~ Reading & Writing



1000 GP for
 Sonnet for a Farmer  (E)
A simple statement about a farmer's life.
#1157764 by Bella Bunny
along with
“Sonnet of a Jilted Lover…”  (13+)
Never cheat on a woman... you might not like the outcome!
#1210134 by Bella Bunny




1000 GP for
STATIC
Captive  (E)
A captive seeks spring - a sonnet
#1287174 by Blueyez



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Round 23:
No prompt



Joyriding With the Wolfman  (E)
A teen's some what humorous joyride.
#1178124 by Blueyez


 
STATIC
The Warning  (13+)
A Rubaiyat Halloween Tale
#1170122 by Blueyez


 “In The Beginning?”  (E)
How did the universe actually begin? The "Big Bang" or something else? Hmmm...
#1255102 by Bella Bunny


Herding Cats ...  (E)
This is just another of those "impossible" situations. (Foolish to even consider it!)
#1298416 by Bella Bunny


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Round 24:
Quatrain



 All Fall Down  (13+)
A Stepford wife? Not me...
#1293627 by ~Sue~
3000 GP

 Embodiment  (13+)
In mist, that throughout time has swirled..
#1291997 by ~Sue~
2000 GP


 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1321462 by Not Available.
2000 GP


 Listening to the Rain  (E)
A mild Kansas thunderstorm...use your senses.
#1315502 by Thaddeus Buxton Winthrop
1000 GP


 Pointless Thoughts  (ASR)
Visions or illusions? ~A Minute Poem ~Winner Khalish's Poetry In Rhyme & Rhythm Contest
#1157029 by Kate ~ Reading & Writing
1000 GP


 “Ekimmu”  (13+)
Dating back to nearly 4000 B.C., the "ekimmu" are one of oldest myths known to man.
#1325776 by Bella Bunny
1000 GP


 Invalid Item 
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#1052573 by Not Available.
Honorable mention 500 GP


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ROUND 25--ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ROUND / GHAZAL ROUND
[PRIZES DOUBLED PLUS ENTRY PRIZES]




 Fateful Echoes  (E)
A ghazal written for "Poetry in Rhyme and Rhythm"
#1338978 by Blueyez
8000 GP

 On High  (E)
A third attempt at a Ghazal.
#1335722 by ~Sue~
, and
 Let Go  (E)
My first attempt at a Ghazal.
#1332786 by ~Sue~
and
 Last Night  (13+)
Another Ghazal
#1334126 by ~Sue~
--Jointly, 8000 GP


 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1334040 by Not Available.
3000 GP

 The Proposal ... (a Ghazal poem)  (E)
Ghazal format poem for the "Poetry in Rhyme and Rhythm Contest".
#1338045 by Bella Bunny
1000 GP


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Round 26: November round--Sonnets



STATIC
Daddy  (E)
Talking to Daddy — a sonnet
#1348794 by Blueyez
4000 GP

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1273044 by Not Available.
3000 GP

 The Poet's Pain  (E)
An ode to the sufferings of a sonnet writer
#1355215 by VikramAdith
3000 GP


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Round 27: December 2007 round--
Rhyming couplets, having a stated syllabic pattern, with at least 5 couplets in a poem. Both lines of a couplet should rhyme. Topic-- your choice.



 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1359276 by Not Available.
6000 GP

Time passes  (E)
Written for my daughter, nostalgic for a lost carefree childhood, at 22! Swap Quatrain
#1315423 by Just an Ornery Jyo!
4000 GP

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Round 28: January 2008 round--
No prompt


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#1293608 by Not Available.
5000 GP


 Invalid Item 
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#1334734 by Not Available.
5000 GP


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Round 29: February 2008 round--
Poems having 14 lines consisting of three aaba quatrains followed by a rhyming couplet, using a stated syllabic pattern of your choice.

 Knowledge  (E)
When you were young...........
#1389963 by ~Sue~
—5000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1391456 by Not Available.
– 3000 GP

 Invalid Item 
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#1391583 by Not Available.
–2000 GP

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Round 30: March 2008 round--
Theme--Women’s empowerment / gender discrimination”.

 Invalid Item 
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#1400621 by Not Available.
4000 GP
 Invalid Item 
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#1407588 by Not Available.
3500 GP
"Not Dumb Enough?"  (E)
Do men want beauty or brain? *sigh* Unfortunately..... you know the answer.
#1240410 by Bella Bunny
2500 GP to

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ROUND 31, APRIL 2008--

ABC poems, having a stated syllabic pattern. Each line of the poem should start with a new letter in alphabetical order”, such as abcdefgh......xyz.

There is no restriction of rhyme. If you can write in rhyme, so much the better. The poem must have a definite syllabic scheme of your choice. Topic: your choice.


 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1416880 by Not Available.
-4500 GP
 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1417259 by Not Available.
-4500 GP


Honourable mention--
 Abcedarius - The Right Stuff  (E)
Abcedarius entry for a poetry contest - slightly political
#1413896 by Ben Langhinrichs
-1000 GP

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ROUND 32, MAY 2008—

Poems in rhyme and meter having the word "ephemeral" either in the title or the body of the poem or in both".

No entry reached 5 star level. There was no winner.
Two honorable mention prizes were given, 1000 GP each:

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#1424015 by Not Available.


 Invalid Item 
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#1424730 by Not Available.


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ROUND 33, JUNE 2008--

Poems in rhyme and meter having the phrase "Though I love you in my heart" in the body of the poem as a line or part of a line.

8000 GP

Farewell  (E)
I turn my back and walk away....
#1440390 by ~Sue~


The Honorable mention: 2000 GP

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#1442328 by Not Available.


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ROUND 34, JULY 2008--
No prompt.

Total prize give, 15000 GP.

3000 GP each to 5 authors of the following 7 poems--


 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1446675 by Not Available.


Summer Heat  (E)
A Saraband Sonnet
#1444875 by Dave


Behind the Mask  (E)
A Cloned-Line Poem on the scourge of manipulation.
#1426853 by Dave


 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1434033 by Not Available.


 Two Staffs, My Grace.  (E)
My children and how they became my support, instead of I being theirs.
#1392836 by Just an Ornery Jyo!


Waiting For Farewell  (E)
It is time to let go of a beloved one.
#1400242 by Just an Ornery Jyo!


Summertime Invasion Redux  (ASR)
The mindless invader caught out by sentient Nature's might ~ a Burns Stanza variation
#1448695 by Kate ~ Reading & Writing



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ROUND 35, AUGUST 2008

Optional Prompt-- “Dream”.


With Poet's Eye ~  (E)
With a poet's eye the writer sees that nothing is mundane or obvious ~a Rondeau Poem
#1357999 by Kate ~ Reading & Writing
and
 Wildflowers  (ASR)
Wildflowers ~ like dreams, will not be tamed ~ a Pleiades
#1146441 by Kate ~ Reading & Writing
, jointly—5000 GP

 MY QUEEN?  (E)
A whimsical Tragedy (mix of drama / comedy with twist). Written for contest.
#1459009 by smithy
—3000 GP

 Lost Dreams  (E)
Placed in Khalish's Poetry in Rhyme - Rhythm Contest.
#1294707 by ~Sue~
—1000 GP

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1272997 by Not Available.
—1000 GP


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ROUND 36, SEPTEMBER 2008


Prompt-- “Betray”


5000 GP--to
 "Be Careful What You Wish For..."  (E)
If someone grants your wishes, beware of betrayal. Things aren't always what they seem!
#1170247 by Bella Bunny
--


2000 GP each--to
 How Worrisome!  (E)
You worry at my worrying.........
#1477964 by ~Sue~

 Sharks!  (18+)
A look at child porn on the internet for Splasharama.
#1472301 by Dave


1000 GP--to
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This item number is not valid.
#1471563 by Not Available.



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WINNERS FOR 37th ROUND October 2008


“ANNIVERSARY ROUND—Ghazal round with double the prize—20,000 GP.


First prize: 6000 GP each
 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1483493 by Not Available.

And
 
STATIC
The Power of Prayer… A Ghazal   (E)
So powerful is love upon a prayer - the subtleness of God within a prayer...
#1486037 by Robin Millstone #TheRhymeMaven


Second prize: 4000 GP each

Burden of Guilt  (18+)
A stab at Ghazal. Lifetime of guilt more burdensome than death by sword. Khalish contest
#1480648 by Eiji


 My Love.  (E)
Hopefully a Ghazal !
#1481211 by ~Sue~



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WINNERS FOR 38th ROUND NOVEMBER 2008
No prompt

3000 GP each to

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#1497014 by Not Available.

and
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#1491482 by Not Available.



2000 GP each to

 
STATIC
Altering Habits - (slang words for cigs)  (13+)
My coffin nails, my cancer sticks - the many names I call my fix.
#1477599 by Robin Millstone #TheRhymeMaven

and
 "Garlic Gourmand"  (E)
Ahhh! The joy of garlic! A tasty poetic tribute.
#1345693 by Bella Bunny



1000 GP to
 Winter  (E)
A ghazal poem.
#1496656 by Bella Bunny



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WINNERS FOR 39th ROUND DECEMBER 2008

[Prompt--Jesus; Christ; Christianity; Christmas; Santa; Clash of civilizations; Judaism].


8000 GP to --
STATIC
Capturing Christmas  (E)
Sometimes that Christmas spirit can be quite elusive.
#1363241 by Blueyez

2000 GP to --
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#764235 by Not Available.



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WINNERS FOR 40th ROUND JANUARY 2009
[Prompt--“Separation”].

 Invalid Item 
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#1517018 by Not Available.
-- 10,000 GP

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WINNERS FOR 41st ROUND FEBRUARY 2009
[Prompt--Sonnets].

FIRST PRIZE
3750 GP--
STATIC
A Pixie Wonderland  (E)
A Spenserian sonnet about a mystic tableau.
#1410581 by Dave


SECOND PRIZE
1250 GP each to--
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#1486255 by Not Available.

My Plea  (E)
A Cornish Sonnet
#1522465 by Dave

Chasing Time  (13+)
A Spenserian Sonnet about aging, with a trace of "Alice in Wonderland" curiosity.
#1411200 by Blueyez

 Good Enough ~ A Blues Sonnet  (13+)
Just good enough ~ for a just because hug ~ a Blues Sonnet
#1361166 by Kate ~ Reading & Writing

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1533856 by Not Available.


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WINNERS FOR ROUND 42 FOR MARCH 2009
[Prompt—Nil]

It was decided to raise the award this time from 10,000 to 15,000.

3000 GP each--

 The Hero   (E)
A ghazal poem. Would you have the courage to run into a burning building?
#1536491 by Bella Bunny


Unwanted  (ASR)
The light at the end of the darkness--Death! (A Broken Heart Poetry Contest)
#1534088 by mARi♥SigShopOpen


 RETIREMENT: A Villanelle  (E)
Winner of POETRY IN RHYME-RHYTHM CONTEST March 2009.
#1541594 by Miss Natalie


 DON'T HURT  (13+)
There is never a reason to hurt a child
#1541579 by Miss Natalie


 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1538585 by Not Available.


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WINNERS FOR ROUND 43 FOR APRIL 2009
No prompt

The winner is "Danger's Edge

It gets 10,000 GP.

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WINNERS FOR ROUND 44 FOR MAY 2009
[Prompt—Nil]

 One More Day  (ASR)
Love doesn't die with human form... It lives on, even through the pain of grief...
#1457856 by ~❤~Krysha~❤~
—3500 GP

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1563131 by Not Available.
—3500 GP

 Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
#1548748 by Not Available.
—3000 GP
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