In light of our current economic situation and our quickening approach to an end of many different ways of life, practices, ideals and ideology, I
offer up this poetry contest to all members and writers of ATS.
Your challenge is to compose a piece of poetry or prose in any format you would like in which the main theme surrounds the idea of Reminiscing about
years or times of long ago". You the writer can be as creative as you wish with your interpretation of memories of yesteryear, however your prose
should clearly be written from a reflective or reminiscent point of view.
Your poem should be no more than 150 words, Written in any format or style and submitted directly to this thread by simply posting a reply.
Only two (2) entries per member
All participating members will receive "Writer" status at close of the contest
One winner will be selected from a team of three (3) anonymous judges.
Second winner will be determined by member rating using the star system. The post with the most stars will be declared a winner.
Prizes: Each Winner will receive 5000 ATS Points.
Contest and Thread will be closed on Sunday March 8th, 2009
Winners Announced on March 11th.
Now here's a horrible example to inspire you:
Melted ice cream
Used books in hot libraries.
Walking to where ever it was we'd go
Empty pockets, no radios, no phones
No plastic cards or dollar bills.
Sitting on the stoop
with our bare feet
Sharing kool aid ice blocks
was such a treat.
We stole candy from the corner store
and sneaked into the picture shows
We were poor but didn't know
we were wrong but didn't care
we were young and just starting to grow
I know you can all do better, so show me and get to posting...
Good luck and have fun.
I would like to express my gratitude to all those who participated in this contest and made it such a success. This was a very
difficult contest to judge due to large number of outstanding entries. Never underestimate your talents and never give up writing. Words can convey
emotions and so much more and you all paint beautifully
. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every entry and had many favorites. However we
are supposed to have two winners, so without further delay......
for Up in the Morning
for Mommy Carry Me
Congratulations to our winners, each will receive 5000 ATS points
Now on to our Member voted Winner who will also receive 5000 ATS points:
Congratulations to Antar
with 14 stars as of 6:30pm for her entry
Walking along the lazy afternoon shoreline
And Just Because I can
1500 ATS Point to following honorable mentions in no particular order...
The Weeping Willow
Congratulations to our Winners and honorable mentions. See you in the next contest
[edit on 3-11-2009 by worldwatcher]