Become the Animal!

Poetry Contest
The prompt for this contest is simply to "become the animal". You are required to write a poem from the perspective of an animal; the type of animal is up to you! How do they act? What kind of thoughts go through their head?

Be creative, and be sure to consider how many different kinds of animals there are (i.e. Predators, preys, herbivores, carnivores, land, sea, air, etc.) There are many options to choose from! You can make it dark, light, funny, serious... anything!

Be aware of these rules when writing your poem:
- It must have a rhyme scheme
- The maximum limit of lines is 40
- You should attach a picture of the animal you are writing about

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of 54.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest Is Closed.

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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Please consider the topic when voting for the entries. Each poem must have a rhyme scheme, and a limit of 40 lines. Judge how well the writers wrote their poems from the perspective of their chosen animal.

This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Entered Predator of the Wild
Entered Feeling Unwanted
Entered The Best Nest
Entered Sympathy for the Buzzard
Entered S-L-O-W , That's Me
Entered You Asked Me to Speak
Entered Why?
Entered The Fox
Entered A dog's life
Entered She Rescued Me
Entered The Last Wild Elephant
Entered Doggone grief !
Entered I am an Albatross
Entered Night Shift
Waiting For Entry
Entered When Love Walks Out
Entered The Determined Dove
Entered Rejection