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  • March 15th, 2012 | 11:57 AM
My poetry match-up please vote

So I signed up to be in this crazy poetry madness event where children's poets are randomly seeded (kinda like basketball tournaments) and are randomly assigned words with a difficulty of 1 (easy) to 16 (ouch!) and have to write a poem appropriate for kids. Then we're randomly matched up in a head-to-head tournament. We have a short time to write the poems and then readers vote and the winners of the match-ups go on to the next round.

I'd love the chance to continue but I have to win this round. I had the good/unfortunate luck of being seeded 16 which gives me the impossible words. I got nonconfrontational for the first round.

Anyway, they're short, 8 lines or less, and I'm begging for folks to go read, at least my match-up, and vote for the ones they like best.
http://www.thinkkidthink.com/1-carve-vs-16-nonconfrontational

Of course I hope you'll like mine enough to vote for me. :)
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newport2newport
March 15th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
I read & loved your poem, and I voted for you. Huzzah, for your brave foray into "battle." xo
susanwrites
March 15th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Melodye. I fear it's an uphill battle but I'd love the chance to make it to the next round.
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