This Shade of Blue

Poetry Contest

This was inspired by the remarkable poem written by our very talented I Am Cat named "This Shade of Blue" which has recently won a contest which theme was to write a poem in iambic monometer ("Looks Easy But It's Not" was the name of the contest - and iambic monometer is a tough one). I was utterly impressed by this poem and its phenomenal artistic presentation in blue, and asked Cat if I could create a contest with the corresponding theme and cite her poem an example. She graciously consented.

The topic of the contest is Love's Bittersweet Memories .

Write a poem of any style, rhymed or free verse, any poetic form you choose on a topic, minimum of three stanzas.

All poems must have a blue background

Here is the poem "This Shade of Blue" by I am Cat. Sorry, the contest formatting won't allow me to present it in a unique shape it was written, but you can look it up in Cat's portfolio.

I searched
the halls
for signs
of you...
your soft
your eyes
of blue.
I reached
through time
to find
you, dear...
but you're
the one
who left
me here.
I thought
we had
it all,
and yet,
it seems
there's more
we can't
I'm still
the one
who cries
for you
and still
I stay
this shade
of blue.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 85.00 member dollars. There are only 1 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Vote for the poem which best incorporated the topic

If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. 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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Deadline: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

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Contest Entries

Author Name Submission Status
Dawn of Tomorrow Entered Those Haunting Blues
Synic4sure Position Reserved
I am Cat Entered Shades of Blue
giraffmang Entered Muted
Eternal Muse Position Reserved
Dorothy Farrell Entered Looking Back and Feeling Blue
michaelcahill Entered Blue Shades Shaded
Dean Kuch Entered Cyanean Cyanide
BeasPeas Entered Blue Through and Through
~Dovey Entered Mermaid Blues
Writeling Position Reserved
AnnaLinda Position Reserved
Lena Borghi Entered My Crown
Quire's Gal Position Reserved
shughes Position Reserved
William Ross Position Reserved
Liberty Justice Entered Love Tastes Bittersweet