December 2011 VoicesNet.com Monthly Poetry Contest Winners Announced

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Congratulations to Tim Kitchen from the UK!

The December, 2011 Monthly VoicesNet.com Poetry Contest winner is a poem called "Christmas Is Here (revised version for 2011)"

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "A simply delightful poem about Christmas with wonderful imagery! It flows smoothly with rhyme and rhythm throughout and has excellent grammar and punctuation. It smoothly reveals the spirit of the season reflected in shops, neighbourhoods and family. The one time of year when the beautiful decorations brighten and cheer society and families come together; it comes across so well to the reader!

This IS Christmas. The spiritual and the temporal blessings flow in perfect harmony in this poem. Congratulations to the author for this wonderful Christmas poem."

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LIST OF TOP 3 POEMS :

1. "Christmas Is Here" click here to read and/or leave a comment

2. "CROWNED WITH DREAMS" by Rainer Maria of Switzerland

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "Beautiful imagery in this poem that says so much in so few words.... a real gift! The rhyming and rhythm are excellent. The first verse conjures the beauty of the Christmas night in the mind of the reader. Congratulations to the author of this wonderful creative poem."

3. "TETHERED" by Timothy Dechenne of the USA

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "A wonderful creative poem unique in its approach to the subject of night! The images created by the words spin a vision of wonder! The second verse paints a wonderful picture. It is well constructed and a pleasure to read. Congratulations to the author of this delightful poem.

Tim, the winner, 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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