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8th Annual Poetry Contest, 2015

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are asking Horizon students to submit their original poems to our “Horizon is Blogerrific” Blog by clicking on the title, “8th Annual Poetry Blogging Contest, 2015”  for this posting.

Please put both your pen name or alias AND  your first and last REAL name in the “Name” box , and your poem in the “Comments” box.  (Your real name will be kept confidential on the blog, but If Ms. Berg doesn’t know who you really are, YOU CAN’T WIN, even if your poem is really amazing…)

The deadline to submit poems is April 24th.

We will then vote online from April 25th – April 30th and the three winning poets will receive their very own laminated posters of their original poems.

TO VOTE (starting April 25th): 1) Click on the title of your favorite poem; 2) In the “Comments” box, explain why you think that this poem should win – be specific! Please vote only once.

 

Poem #7 – What We Can’t See

Looking around,
Lying on the ground,
All around town.

A world all alone,
Full of unknown,
A lot it has grown.

Forever hidden,
Though not forbidden,
Secrets over-ridden.

Everyone has them,
Some even condemn,
But they are our stem.

Mysteries unfold,
We are all gold,
Come out of the mold.

Within each person must be,
A special key,
That we can’t see.

Poem #6 – Christmas Clutter

Twas the night,

Before them all,

To clean the mess,

Of towers tall.

Filled with food,

Stale of course,

Stacked upon,

That old wooden horse.

The wrapping paper,

The decorative bows,

Scattered around,

In messy rows.

Not to mention the furniture,

The finest of its day,

Scattered all around,

In every which way.

But the worst part,

Was the dish wall,

Color: dirty,

Variety: all.

Time to put,

All the blame,

On no other than,

She who must not be named.

But that of course,

Would not go by,

I have to escape,

I wish I could fly!

I’m cornered now,

I know not what to do!

Oh, no, my break will fly,

And away it flew!

But my mom of course,

Has that one perk,

That one that can force,

One to go straight to work.

There goes my break,

I wish I could have fun!

But she just handed me a broom and said,

“You better get to work, you have a lot to get done.”

 

Poem #5 – Lake Cabin

Candy!  Money!  Makeup!  Starbucks!

Your attention

Tell adventure

Had this summer

Lake cabin

 

Hot, dry summer

Family bought a lake cabin.

Family have friends up.

From Bismarck, but they moved

Lake cabin

 

Eagle Lake

Jet ski and boat

Skis and two tubes

Smoothies

Lake cabin

 

Eat at Rockies

See’s Candy

La Pasta

Mini golf course

Lake cabin

 

Seeing you there

Don’t have a lake cabin?

Should get one

Lake cabin

 

Poem #4 – The Funeral

My grandpa was in the hospital.

There was a terrible storm.

The funeral was next week.

Getting to see my family and my cousins.

We all went to church.

Memories of my wonderful grandpa.

How funny he was!

We ate a delicious supper.

We watched a movie.

Tired from a long day.

We left for church again.

There was a potluck.

The funeral.

Everyone including me started to cry.

World War II Veteran Tears went dry as the coffin hit the ground.

We all learned a lesson that day.

Life is not a game.

He was a really good man.

It happens to everyone.

Poem #3 – Love

You’re always there for me.  I hope you agree.

You’re very nice.  I could say that twice.

I love you all the time.  You are worth way more than a dime.

You are great to have around.  You deserve a crown.

I wish I could see you more.  You are like a mentor.

I can never stay mad at you.  I think you already knew.

You are so funny.  As if I was a baby.  And you tickled my tummy.

I will always love you. And that will always be true.

I want you to know. You’re the best around.

Nothings ever going to change my mind.

Poem #2 – Crescent Moon

My heart flutters when you text something sweet

I’m the first one to see your new tweet

It’s tragic when my phone is dead

Or when I have to go to bed

I want to DM you all day long

I think of you when I listen to any song

We met on an online dating site

We have yet to have a cyberfight

If the internet crashes, the world will end

Especially if it’s before I hit send

I’ve never met you in real life

But I still want to be your wife

Your profile pic probably ain’t real

But I’ll say “I do” to seal the deal

You’re probably a jerk

And so am I For dating a dude I met online

Poem #1 – You’re Beautiful

I’m tired of people saying I’m ugly

I’m tired of looking around and people worrying about makeup, hair, clothes, and looks

I’m tired of hearing guys say she’s ugly

I’m sick and tired of girls saying why can’t I be pretty like her/him

I’m never tired of saying to people you’re beautiful

To all the guys and girls; guess what?

YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL

Winners of Poetry Contest, 2014

1st Place – “The Cat”

2nd Place – “Petrified”

3rd Place – “Love”

Congratulations to all the talented poets! Please stop by the library ASAP for your very own photo shoot, which we will make into a poster to be displayed in the library. You will also get your own laminated poster!

 

7th Annual Poetry Blogging Contest, 2014

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are asking Horizon students to submit their original poems to our “Horizon is Blogerrific” Blog by clicking on the title, “7th Annual Poetry Blogging Contest, 2014”  for this posting.

Please put both your pen name or alias AND  your first and last real name in the “Name” box , and your poem in the “Comments” box.  (Your real name will be kept confidential on the blog, but If Ms. Berg doesn’t know who you really are, YOU CAN’T WIN.)

The deadline to submit poems is April 17th.

We will then vote online from April 22nd – April 25th and the three winning poets will receive their very own posters.

TO VOTE (starting April 22nd): 1) Click on the title of your favorite poem; 2) In the “Comments” box, explain why you think that this poem should win – be specific!