July 2010 Poetry Contest Winner Announced!

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The standard of poetry in the contest is becoming exceptional. This contest was the hardest for us to choose an outright winner because so many are worthy of winning. In the end, it came down to the IMPACT on reading the poems.

Congratulations to Abigail Sarah Hadley of the UK
The July 2010 Free Poetry Contest winner is:

The poem called " Hostage".

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JUDGE COMMENTS "A very powerful poem with wonderful imagery that captures the torment of a tortured soul. Rhyme and rhythm flow naturally to its tremendous conclusion. Good punctuation and grammar produce a poem of real quality. The pain the poet is conveying to the reader impacts on the heart. She has captured to perfection the feelings and emotions of a person suffering deep mental anguish. People who have experienced this will relate to it completely. Congratulations to the author."
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1. Hostage,by Abigail Sarah Hadley of UK - WINNER ***
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2. At Last by Geoffrey Hoffman, UK - **

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JUDGE COMMENTs: "A poem full of the beauty and wonder of nature with vivid imagery that captures the magic of winter turning to spring. Well structured and descriptive that flows naturally with rhyme and rhythm to its joyful conclusion. The poet has painted a wonderful picture with his words that leads the reader into experiencing what he feels. Congratulations to the author on achieving such poem."

3. Copper Canyon by Marvenea Rainwater, USA **
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JUDGE COMMENTS: “The poet has drawn the reader into a magically beautiful place. Her wonderful description of the beauty around her is conveyed effortlessly to the reader and ends perfectly with a touch of awe in God’s creation that impacts the heart. Her imagery is creative and alluring. “mirrors of mica melt in my palm” reveals a golden place. A most delightful read. Congratulations to the author.”

Sarah is eligible for a $25 paypal payment if a paypal email address is provided.

All poems were read by three independent judges. Each judge could reward a star to a poem that was read if they thought it was a top poem. All poems that received one or more stars from the judges were then classified as finalists. The Finalists were then read and reviewed again in a final round of judging to then choose the top poems.

Thanks again to everybody. Great Job!

The VoicesNet Team

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