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Old 05-04-2013, 01:18 PM
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Summer Contest (Poetry) – Height
The summer we are reaching for lofty Heights with our contest and we are eager to see to what height of skill you all progress with your entry. In case you had not guessed it the theme is Height.


Members are allowed one entry in the Poetry contest. (You are welcome to enter our prose contest as well.) Poetry entries should be submitted as posts to this thread. The competition is open to all members of Writer’s Beat, including staff.

Members are requested to refrain from commenting on entries in this posting thread. Please use the Summer Contest Comments thread instead. That thread will remain open throughout the posting period and afterwards, and members are encouraged to let entrants know what they thought of their entries.

Word Limits:

Poetry: 40 Lines


Once an entry has been submitted, it cannot be altered. Any work that is edited after it has been entered will be disqualified. If you feel you need to make a small alteration (a misplaced comma, a spelling error), contact a member of staff. If we feel your request is reasonable, we will make the correction on your behalf.

Close Date:

15th June 2013, 12 midnight GMT


Winners will be selected by means of a public vote, so you, the members of Writer’s Beat, will choose the winners.

After the closing date, a voting thread will be posted. Voting will commence on the 16th of June and close on the 30th of June 2013, 12 midnight GMT.

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The winning entries will be considered for publication in Writer's Beat Quarterly, subject to the approval of the editors. To increase your chances of getting published (whether you win or not), make sure your document is as error-free as possible!
Also, the member (or tying members) with the most votes will get to suggest the next contest theme!

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If you have any questions about the contest, contact a staff member and we will happily answer them for you. Now sharpen your pencils, fill up your inkwells and get writing. Good Luck!

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:42 AM
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I began at the bottom rung,
From here I could not topple.
I was just one among
Many with courage and bottle.

My book was ready to show.
I wanted good comment and more.
Much less would be such a blow.
My work was for every book store.

I went up, one rung at a time,
Finding folk who liked what they saw.
I attempted a gentle climb
Till my work was greeted with awe.

Up higher, the danger grew.
There were many who wanted me down.
But nothing could stop my debut.
And my book won Writer's Gold Crown.

The words didn't set them alight,
Nor the story or those who were in it.
What sold was its size and its height.
Just one big step! That's how I did win it!
Old 05-22-2013, 02:07 AM
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Default your highness the glow

the height
the pinnacle of wide
rises and
a place
at the peak
of all
and pledges
a weight
to bring
a pace
for time
to play
and hopefully
in its tower
a faith
to slow
is to flow
and to high
is to glow
a lesson in
life is a pound
in sound
it reminds us
it is expensive a fine
so bear one
in mind

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:19 AM
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Default Higher!

I scratch symbols onto a page and think myself a writer
Brawling block day by day and so think myself a fighter
The pen may stand the mightiest sword, yet still Im but a squire
With only passion that drives me tward my dreams which rise yet higher
Old 06-11-2013, 11:11 AM
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Hope you can see us from high above
Help us be strong and brave forever no matter
Be with us always in every which way you can in your kindness
I will always find your light and keep it in my young heart in my best way possible
You left us for a reason and we love you in our hearts
You saved my life to give yours away which I'll never forget
It breaks my heart in tears terribly
Your star will follow me everywhere to guide me in good and bad times
Your in presence when were in pain and in happiness
Lead us where we will be safe like the star you carry for each of us
Let us accept who we are and why were on this earth
Let your angels carry us where you are so peaceful when our time arrives
My Prayer, Your Prayer, Our Prayers
Forever in our hearts
With love always
Your niece, your family.

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