Announcing the Winners
Simple Poems that Make You Think

Poetry Contest
First Place: Karen Cubides’ “Kissing You Kissing Me”
Second Place: Julia’s “Take my Chance on the Open Route”
A Tie for Third Place: Robin Shaye’s “A Woman’s Son”
And Chris Gill” Let’s Start A New Chapter

This Contest is Closed for Submissions

The first place winner received $40 plus a copy of “Poetry for All Those Breathing”, second place winner will receive a copy of “Poetry for All Those Breathing” and the third place winner will receive a script of “Angels and Other Love Stories: A Romantic Dinner Comedy”.

Picture from http://www.barbaraleung.com/2010/07/learning-write-again/

All poets retain the rights to their poems, though they will be on this website and may be used in other media conjunction with this contest, (if your poem is published in its entirety your name will be published with it).

About the Author

I have been writing since I was little and found myself bored but yet still trapped in a classroom. So instead of staring out the windows at school, I would write poetry in the margins of all of my school notes. And in this way I could pass the time without having to listen to the teacher when they were being boring or depressing. A few of these poems are in my first book “Poetry for All Those Breathing” which is now in its Seventh Printing. Poetry has always been a way for me to be heard by my family. If I would simply state how I felt, I would frequently be ignored but if I wrote it as a poem, what I had to say would be listened to. Sometimes my parents would even cry when they heard my poetry.