Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mario Landeverde – Third Place Winner

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Painting a Brighter Future Painting a Brighter Future Note to viewers: in order to preserve the formatting of this poem, I have attached it as a PDF. Simply click on the title to read the poem. © Mario Landeverde 2015 … Continue reading

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Victoria Taylor – Second Place Winner

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The Day When Poison Takes Over The great big world, with little lives They all think they will thrive Living content with their work While our race slowly kills the earth The smoke swallows the air Trees fall to their … Continue reading

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Rinatt Montoya – First Place Winner

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Happy Land Dark forsaken streets, and the poor begging on every single one. As the light of day falls slowly so does our humanity No one’s safe from the cruel, cruel world We’re better dead than alive, thieves among thieves … Continue reading

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Herndon Middle School Winners

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During the month of April, Herndon Middle School held a poetry contest for their English students. The runners-up were forwarded to me and three winners were chosen whose poems are posted today. The winners are: First Place:              Rinatt … Continue reading

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Steve Herring

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May I have another This spring, I found a fault line in your poem, but what I saw crumbling was me not you. You said, enjambment’s good, keep going. Kindly, you offered me synesthesia, but I end-stopped. With great consonance, … Continue reading

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Susan Scheid

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Washington Springs into April The starlings pick through the sticks in my yard as if it were a bargain table at Macy’s. My car is covered with so much yellow and green pollen it looks like an over-sized bumble bee. … Continue reading

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Valeri Beers

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Flood black wetness slowly creeps places it should not be the waves gently lapping are deceiving as they damage © Valeri Beers 2015 Valeri Beers’ poetry collection …details is available on Amazon. “Flood” was previously published in Literature Today – … Continue reading

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Himna Naveed

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A Spring Grew Thorns All those moments, all that time All I can see now, Are the memories left behind In my liminal space of twilight— Imaginations come out to play A red bud tree hunted down— Haven for my … Continue reading

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Abigail Whitby Fiege

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Spring springs up on me While winter’s wind enters A different place. Somewhere it is welcome— Not here. Spring surprises me with its scents, Sending sweet aromas of freshly mowed grass While I bask in the sunlight. And I might … Continue reading

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Pat Falk

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Perennial, A Song Because it is spring I will try again, because I love silence and darkness and the coming of light          because I still seek signs, wanting to believe that you too, miles away have risen. I stumble half … Continue reading

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