Excited about my poetry!

United States
July 30, 2011 5:57pm CST
I entered a poetry contest a few weeks ago and today I got a letter saying that my poem was one of the best and I might be a winner!Even if I don't win the contest it makes me feel good that they liked my work enough to send me a letter through the mail.Have you ever entered a contest and won?
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
31 Jul 11
I have entered a poetry contest years ago, I think the name of the website was The international Poets Society. Anyway, I didn't win, but I did have a few of my poems published in their yearly poetry collection that they publish every year. I felt real good about it. You should feel like a million dollars.
• United States
31 Jul 11
Thank you so much for your nice comment.Its great that you got your poetry published!
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
1 Aug 11
You are very welcome whispers168. Keep on writing and keep on entering those contests. You never know who sees them. You could wind up to be a world renown poet.
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• United States
1 Aug 11
Thanks again for the kind words.I'm also working on my first book.Its more of a Stephen King type book.LOL...I like my supernatural stuff and my poetry..I'm a mixture of both I guess...
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
31 Jul 11
I have known quite a few older and somewhat senile men who began to write poetry in their declining years. My uncle (for instance) decided he was poetically inclined when he was 80 something. His writing was awful, and his poems filled with ambiguities!
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• United States
31 Jul 11
Well I write poetry and I'm not a old or senile man..lol..
• United States
31 Jul 11
I have entered a poetry contest twice and both times got letters in the mail. They wanted to include the poems in a big book. Then they wanted mento buy the book. I think it was a scam. :( but it still felt good to get a letter in the mail telling me I was great. I wonder if my poems actually are in a book out there somewhere? That would be weird to stumble upon it and be like hey it wasn't a scam after all!
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• United States
31 Jul 11
Yes they want to put mine in a book also.I would love to do it but the book is too expensive for me to buy.It felt good though to get the letter about my poetry.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Wow! That's great! Way to go friend! Congratulations.
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• United States
31 Jul 11
Thank you very much!
@luanakent (795)
• Brazil
31 Jul 11
Congratulations!! it is wonderful when someone recognizes our work.
• United States
31 Jul 11
Thanks so much!
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
31 Jul 11
Hey congratulations! I envy people who can do poetry. I think it's a lost art, and people today are just busy living in the rat race. And I think that's the best form of validation, recognition. Even if you don't win, at least they already know that you do good work. The closest thing to a contest that I joined was a 'name the show' thing on TV. They were already coming out, and they wanted the audience to name their show. Well, I came up with the same name as the winner did, but I guess I was not the first one to submit it.
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• United States
31 Jul 11
Thank you!Sorry you didn't win but at least you tried and thats what counts!
@xuyxuy (435)
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Wow, congratulations! The mere fact that they mailed and acknowledge your poem as one of the best is really something. As for me, I have entered a contest and won second prize but not a poetry contest. It's feels good to enrich and show the talents given to us by GOD. Have a great day ahead!
• United States
31 Jul 11
Thank you!Hope you have a great day also.Thats cool that you got second place!
• United States
30 Jul 11
Yes, I have entered and won before. I forget the website that contacted me, but I think they wanted money or whatever to publish me or something. I never did anything with it.
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• United States
31 Jul 11
Glad you won.I guess it was a great feeling to have at least won!Thats great... :)
@catof1 (683)
• United States
30 Jul 11
I have not but my mom has and has won many awards for her poems. Some golden awards and silver and so forth. It was so cool to see them up on the wall and then seeing and knowing her very sould was being published to the world was amazing.
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• United States
31 Jul 11
Sounds like your mom has a wonderful gift!Its always exciting when some one awards us for our work.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
9 Aug 11
I have won several specialties for my writing. It was while I was in school, and then when I was teaching school seeing my son learn from me. Now I write articles for a company and its a nice feeling to know even while older I am still good at doing writing. The best of luck to you. Maybe we will read a book of your poems one day!