May 2011 Poetry Contest Winners Announced

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Congratulations go to our good friend, Dwayne Leon Rankin, of the USA.

The MAY 2011 Free Poetry Contest winner is:

The poem called "The Angry Sea" by Dwayne Leon Rankin of the USA

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "A powerful poem of the sea’s fury and the ship that braved it. Wonderful imagery and emotion expertly captured in the poet’s words. Well structured it flows smoothly and ends well.....” That ship, it sank! Of death, it drank! ” is a grand finale because many a ship that has braved just such an angry sea did indeed NOT make it safely to harbour. Congratulations to the author on a masterful creation."

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1 "The Angry Sea" by Dwayne Leon Rankin of the USA

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2 "Where is Peace" by Vasiliki Savvidou Mihalarea of Greece

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JUDGE COMMENTS: " An Original, creative little poem that captures nature and man’s relationship with it in a unique way. “Nature’s sigh I felt...” “The trees breathing I sensed...” just a few words that say so much! Also, the Red poppies, the symbol of soldiers fallen in war remind us of those who fought and died for freedom. And still we wonder, “Where is peace?” Congratulations to the author. Well done."

3 "In Passing" by Richard Gildea of the UK

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JUDGE COMMENTS: " A beautiful poem of love. The author creates beauty and hope that even death cannot stop love. It is well structured with good rhythm and flow coming to a masterful conclusion – “ To hold a place where we can stroll and angels chorus serendade When you are mine and I am yours, beyond a dream of earth confined ” Congratulations to the author for a delightful poem."

Dwayne 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 who participated.

Great Job!

The VoicesNet Team

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