September 2009 VoicesNet Poetry Contest Winner Announced

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Congratulations on another great month.

All poems were read by three independent judges. All poems that received one or more stars from the judges were then classified as finalists. The Finalists were then re-read and re-reviewed in a final round of judging to then choose the top poems.

After careful consideration, the winner is:

The poem called "THE STORM" by LYNDA D’SOUZA of Australia click here to view and comment on poem

Congratulations, Lynda.

JUDGE COMMENTS: "...This is a Powerful write. Everyone who has ever struggled through the emotional storms that life throws at them will relate to this poem. Great imagery and flow that captures the mind of the reader as it moves to its wonderful conclusion...” the one who stilled the waves.” Everyone who has ever cried out to God for help will see their struggle reflected in this poem. Excellent – well done!."

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1. THE STORM by Lynda D'Souza of Australia - WINNER **
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2. Summer Wine BY Mandy Baldwin, France - **
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JUDGE COMMENTS: "Excellent poem with wonderful flow in rhyme and rhythm with good grammar throughout. The poet has used her words in a powerful yet unobtrusive way to paint and project the images of a relationship breakdown. Anyone who has ever loved and lost will relate to to this poem. Well done."

3. Autumn BY Marian Greig, Scotland **
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JUDGE COMMENTS: "Excellent poem and an enjoyable read. The poet has captured the feeling and the effects of autumn on the human spirit. Wonderful flow in rhyme and rhythm and good grammar throughout. Imagery is wonderful and the poem is worthy of a second read. Well done."

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Lynda is eligible for a $25 paypal payment if she provides a paypal email address.

A special thanks to all of the VoicesNet judges who again helped make this new Monthly poetry contest a success.

Thank you, from the VoicesNet Team.

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