Mini Writing Contest Results: On Fear and Love

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Thank you to all the wonderful contestants who submitted their work for the mini contest. It was quite a joy to read all the submissions. Special thanks to those who took a risk and put their work out there for the first time.

Feel special, feel accomplished. You all did a great job.

I’ve decided to post the top three submissions, because they were all so well done. Congratulations, and I hope you all submit again for my next competition. (Also check out my debut novel, “Core!” before you leave.)

FIRST PLACE: 

Tyrone Webster Reid – Spoken Word

“Big Strong Trees”

Broken heart,
Dreams deferred,
Scorched remains.
But out of ashes come the sweetest mangoes, the tallest oaks, the strongest men.

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SECOND PLACE: 

Toney Eugene – Poetry

“Tattoos”

Lying next to you as the morning sun kisses your skin
Remnant feelings from our memories past stir up within
And I caress your body; trace the outline of your tattoos
Each inked design sings it’s very own blues
For underneath each tattoo is a scarred memory you try to cover
A new addition to your body art every time a new love is over
Yet everything about the ink on your skin intrigues me
You don’t have to say a word for they spell out your history
You try to lie to me with your beautiful brown eyes
But the truth of it all I see in the blue and red butterflies
And the rose on the small of your back says you’ve been hurt not long ago
The cracked heart on your right arm, all your tears they begin to show
And I’m in love with every single one of your inked designs
Yet I fear the day when the new one becomes mine…

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THIRD PLACE: 

Adam N. – Poetry

Wind, wings, Flutter, fly.
High above, drop then dive.
Never grounded, strength within.
Believe in everlasting wind.

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Again, thank you to all those who took the time to send in their work. Stay tuned for the next contest

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