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Neopoem Of The Week!

This week's Neopoem is "Sun-catchers" by Michael Anthony. Congratulations to Michael for a job well done!

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/sun-catchers

"Sun-catchers"

The trail leads gently up
and through the stand of trees
The day is chilled by autumnal winds
just in from the coast

I contemplate the desperation of the falling leaves
as they wander about in the bracing air
Carried by the breeze to where they will lie
And I wonder: “Are they bitter?”

Or do they accept their fate
as the annual benediction
of having served their purpose
reflected in the colors of the season?

The countless pigments of decomposition
abound in golden yellows, auburn browns,
and flourishes of crimson

The leaves are no longer needed
to catch the sun from spring and summer
I decide they are not cross
at the weight of their circumstances

Hopefully, they can perceive
the better part of the difference
between being resentful,
and acceptance of what will be
along the path we are on

January 2022 Poetry Contest!

Description: Write a poem about the loss of a loved one or friend or a lost love.

Objectives: poems must contain two to four stanzas, rhyming or free verse

Prize: The winner receives a three-month premium membership and a 25 dollar gift certificate to amazon.com. If the winner already has an existing premium account with Neopoet then they will receive a 35 dollar Amazon gift card. There are also Neopoet products that can be substituted for the cash such as a Neopoet t-shirt, Neopoet mug and Neopoet Tote Bag. Winner of this contest will be eligible to compete for the Neopoet Yearly Contest.

Neopoet Random Challenge #11

Neopoet.com wants to challenge you to write poetry about this month's random topic that is provided below.

Objectives: If you so accept this challenge, all you have to do is choose one or more of the following topics and write one or more poems based on your choice or choices. Please make sure your poem or poems are between 12 to 32 lines. Certificates will be given to those that use the topic as their title.

This month's Topics:

1) I need to recharge
2) The things I say to myself
3) The reason I exist
4) Writer’s Block

Always remember to have a blast while being challenged. Also don't forget you are awesome

Neopoet Yearly Contest Winner Of 2021

Please join the Neopoet Administration in congratulating Geezer for winning the Neopoet Yearly contest. To read his poem and comment on his masterpiece please visit:

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/aussieland-calling

I'd like to live down-under
In Aussieland by the sea
With wallabies and waves of thunder
And Eucalyptus trees

The Outback filled with the songs
Of Kookaburra birds
And frog-filled billabongs
Grasslands and kangaroo herds

I'd listen through the night
To Aboriginal didgeridoos
Watch the sun come up bright
Look for spiders in my shoes

Ahhhh, the call of the wild
The Outback calling me
Me, a nature-child
A regular Croc Dundee

December 2021 Poetry Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Scribbler
For winning the December 2021 Neopoet Poetry Contest.
Please view the winning poem and leave a comment

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/exempt-december-poem-friends-now-...

EXEMPT (December poem to friends now gone)

They are all still here inside
the circuits made of silicon
where electrons dodge and glide.
Too many poets counted as gone.

Joe, the modest expert on verse
who taught with positive feedback
(or gentle critique at the worst).
His photons sprint among the black.

And elf who fought me tooth and nail
but over time became my friend
as he urged me toward perfection's grail.
He's here although he met his end.

Then Ian with his tame calm ways
who knew more than he would let on.
In near silence met his end of days.
He lives on even though he's gone.

Of course there is the "meter maid"
who tried her best to teach me scansion
correcting each mistake I made.
She lives on in her electronic mansion.

To all still within this electronic place
whose times came then came to pass
I hope this poem can find your trace.
I wish you all a merry Christmas
there where from death you are exempt..

*and merry Christmas to all still on this side of the veil.

Neopoet Random Challenge # 10

Neopoet.com wants to challenge you to write poetry about this month's random topic that is provided below.

Objectives: If you so accept this challenge, all you have to do is choose one or more of the following topics and write one or more poems based on your choice or choices. Please make sure your poem or poems are between 12 to 32 lines. Certificates will be given to those that use the topic as their title.

This month's Topics:
1) Guilty pleasure
2) My Christmas Friend
3) Under The Mistletoe
4) I've Just Arrived

Always remember to have a blast while being challenged. Also don't forget you are awesome

December 2021 Poetry Contest Announcement!

This month we are asking each of our members to write a holiday poem to a friend on Neopoet. If you haven't made a friend yet write a poem to one of your friends or family members. Poems can be written in any form and be 32 lines or less.

Best of luck to all contestants!

https://www.neopoet.com/contest/write-holiday-poem-friend-neopoet

Neopoet Yearly Contest Announcement!

You will be receiving a newsletter that contains the 12 poets and their poems that won the monthly contests. After reading these poems there is a survey on the bottom of the newsletter. There is also a forum with the poems for those that are not subscribed to our newsletter.
https://www.neopoet.com/forum/30284

May the best Neopoet win!

November 2021 Poetry Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Abby
For winning the November 2021 Neopoet Poetry Contest.
Please view the winning poem and leave a comment

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/greener-days

Greener Days

The yellow sunshine does not live here.
The rainy clouds are friends.
trudging through layers of sludge-
We -.-soldier-.- on through the storms.
We shiver and cry ourselves to the bone.
In a sky full of stars we\
/drown-
The night filled with the howls of wolves
As they descend upon the brave.
Our walls are built thick enough-
Though the cold tries hard to take souls.
Hurricane is the way of the day's mood switch.
I wish for the days of lavender air
And greener grasses.
When the daisies and mums consumed.
Lilacs are
dead in the ground.
Today I
fall underneath the late dark
And count blessings
the sky is devoid of white powder.
Ice will coat these streets soon.

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