Poetry Contest
The topic for this contest is: ELDERLYITIS

Any form of poetry allowed. G-rated language and content only.
The posting should clearly incorporate the topic into the posting.
Deadline: Nov 30

(I coined this term about myself after finding some frustrating typos in one of my postings. I have since used it some times when speaking to friends about my condition, and it always gets a chuckle.)

This example was posted recently on FanStory by Mark D. R.:

another diagnosis
for the grandparents

The contest winner will win the full prize pool. This is a winner take all contest. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Sunday, December 1, 2019.

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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Mark D. R. and I are collaborating on a responsive poetry posting. In one of our contacts, he defined the term as being: a serious medical or mental condition affecting older persons at a certain undefined age or time in their lives. It may manifest itself in spelling errors on FanStory, by forgetting appointments recently made, or by not remembering where the car keys are. This condition, however, is not as threatening as Alzheimers or dementia.

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Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

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