•  $100 Winning Prize  
•  $10 for Honorable Mentions  
•  Free Entry  

•  Ends Sunday

Each week's Winner will receive a $100 cash prize, sent via PayPal to the user's registered e-mail address. Entry is free.
There may occasionally be one or more additional poems that receive an Honorable Mention. This will not necessarily be awarded every week, but when awarded, the poet(s) will receive a $10 cash prize, sent via PayPal to the user's registered e-mail address. All Winners and Honorable Mentions will be eligible to be included in future print anthologies.
Any type of poem is welcome! Formal or informal, long or short, rhyme or free verse—we like all kinds of poems. Results will be announced within three days of the contest end and posted in the contest winners' forum. Honorable mentions will be posted in the honorable mentions forum.
Each week's winner will be selected by Poetry Nook's editorial staff. 
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7. Non-English poems are welcome as long as you have an English translation beneath it.
8. Winners will be announced within five days of the contest end. For example, if the contest ends on Sunday, the winner will be announced by Friday.
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10. No feedback will be provided if your poem did not get chosen.
11. If your poem did not get chosen in a given week, you are welcome to resubmit it in a subsequent week.
12. Winners are welcome to enter subsequent contests with a different poem.
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14. Every contest begins on Monday at 12:00 AM and ends on Sunday at 11:59 PM (New York time).
Thank you for participating! We look forward to reading your work. 

Press the blue "Compete" button below to participate (viewable to registered users). You can only participate in active contests, not "Upcoming" contests. Please check the date the contest begins before attempting to participate. The active contest can be found on the home page.

Monday, August 22, 2016 to Monday, August 29, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
i have made progress when my father passes away zhanglinyi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Am I just strange? baggins404 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sanctuary in a wintry night rickjstassi 2 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Anguish Michael Noir 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
To be worthy of the dark marymckenzieg 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
barbara and phil kman 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Collecting Coal from Railroad Tracks frithar 3 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Days Roll Slow Ken Allan Dronsfield 2 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Bulgarian tobacco Fabio Navarro 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Ramona Thompson ramonathompson 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Re-genesis sachi0932 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Other People Macabre Republic 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Jupiter & the Moon Ron Sparks 7 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Convincing Of Cuchulain Eric McCulley 3 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Cure for Mist Robyn-Jade Hosking 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Deadbeat love Abhinavya Egala 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Orbit DivaDiane 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Touches Cathy Bryant 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Daedalus' Daughter WC Roberts 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I Suffer in Silence Simon Lind 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fragrance of Decay orphichaotic 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Salt-Water Wolf Caseylgrooten90 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Why We Fall for Bad Boys Sara Backer 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Organic Farming coleymel555 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Yellow Pages Ernie Nweke 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Measure of Man Salmonier 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Deliver Us SquidWaffle 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Eternal Summer K. S. Dearsley 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Five 'o' clock C F Emery 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
— Just before the nod — rattletrap99 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Noisy neighbors Masciano57 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Bradbury's Warning Debbie 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Under the Archway Erin Armstrong 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Spring Cave QueenElizabeth 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
On the Night They Took Your Life Trish Lindsey J... 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fellow Snorers Rebecca O'Bern 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
golden age Dominic Daley 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Are you impressed? lekshmy arun 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Unburied Hatchet Ryan Stone 3 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Dancing Shadows Bluehalcyon 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Petrichor Sarah Russell 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
All Alone Inside my Head rachaelscott 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Favorite Nazi dmlovic 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Confessions of a Body Thief Bruce Boston 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Alfred Hitchcock's Doll Marge Simon 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Cherry Blossom Reverie Miles T. Ranter 1 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Astounding Phil Jackey 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Shelf-Life Neil Slevin 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Her father’s rosary (For Immaculée Ilibagiza) Lee Nash 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
All So Simple cartervance 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Why me? Dvor 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Adoration (a sestina) tessberger 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Ars Moriendi trishhopkinsonpoet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Addicted Havok21 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
YOU FOREVER boladonline22 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Daughter Says Joe Cottonwood 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Midnight Confidante plexiglasspoet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Tiny stellarkatstar 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


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(3Flow) Indeed, many aspects of life are transparent, tunnel vision awaits your divine. Glaring at options, juggling decisions, trampling your ego & trusting your instincts... A free flow. Swiftly shaping irregular opinions, slowly swaying facts, so dominant. Never seeing what is in front, rather look back on what should've been done. A free flow, hold the freedom ...I crave to free my flow. The moment truth shed light, pinching my shield, activation is alive. 1 had broken promises, 2 deceitful lies yet 3 had both along with foolish pride. There is much beauty in chaos ,eye am the beholder. I stepped in, blind but confident. More wise and bolder


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