March Poetry Contest: Short Form Resolutions

Remember back in January when I held the haiku contest about New Year’s resolutions?  Zillions* of you submitted entries!  It was awesome!  I had to split it into two contests, though, in part because there were so many entries that I wanted everyone to have a better chance at winning, and I didn’t want the post with the entries to be so long you’d stop reading before you even got to the massive poll.  It was easy to split the entries along the simple line of who had really conformed to the guidelines of the outlined form and who hadn’t.

This is the contest for the people who took more license with the form.

The entries are great, the prize for the winner is a copy of Strange New Words by Ari Marmell, and you have until midnight central time on Sunday, March 16th to vote.  You may vote once a day.  Please spread the word and share this contest with others who might like poetry.

And — especially if your poem is one of the entries here — be sure to keep checking back on this blog to learn the results.  I will announce the winner in a new post soon after voting ends, and the winner will need to contact me by email to give me a mailing address to send the prize to.

Good luck, all, and happy voting!  🙂  Here come the entries…

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by Mystic RK:

think differently,
intent to live;
my life

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by Kuheli (@AamiKuheli):

my new year’s
resolution; pedal out
our sufferings

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by Aaijoni Das:

one resolution;
regular exercise,
an illusion.

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by PURUSHOTHAMARAO RAVELA:

keeping old promises
onto winter winds
new resolutions spring on wings

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by surajvinay:

stroke of midnight..
the year’s last puff with fireworks
is new years first

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by Ajaya Mahala:

resolutions
to clear the cache before
starting afresh

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by B. Lee Brown:

Snow lays like spilled milk
pooled in brown fields. The crows
don’t cry, nor will I.

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by Poornima:

new years morning
I resolve not to sing
your songs

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by Charishma Navneet Gupta:

new year’s eve –
my resolution sets
at sunrise

 

 

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*  Okay, not actually, “zillions,” per se, but a heckuvalot of you — more than ever before — and I do appreciate that.

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