Poetry Contest – Announcing 3rd Place!

We are so excited to finally be revealing to all of you the third place winner! MacKenzie and I had a difficult time narrowing it down as there were thirty entries, but we made the choice and here is the poem that snatched our creative writer’s side.poetrycontest3rdplacepinterest

This poem is perfect for writers as we can all relate to the big bad, evil writer’s block! 

We hope you enjoy reading it just as much as we did!

Congratulations Lauryn Trimmer!! 

The Death of Imagination

A Poem Illustrating Writer’s Block

It was a terrible fate,

My imagination was left out at the gate

And, in the mad criticism of late,

Was swiftly murdered by the hate.

This is still a terrified shore

As we roam the streets he’d roam the more,

All of us shall miss him sore,

And forgetting him will be a chore.

This was wickedly preordained

By the critics whose displeasure rained.

His blood they spilled, his tunic they stained.

Poor Imagination will never be regained.

This is a horrid time,

The melancholy church bells chime

For the master of all sorts of mime,

Of writing, acting, and of rhyme.

This is indeed a ghastly scene,

His grave is blanketed in green,

His tombstone the bleakest I have ever seen,

The sadness of its words is keen.

This is a depressing view,

A group of my characters, although few,

Cried rivers of tears as if on cue

For the imagination we all once knew.

Lauryn_TrimmerLauryn Trimmer lives in California with her parents and two brothers. When Lauryn was three, she began writing her own stories, most of them starring Snow White and Larry the cucumber. Now she enjoys writing poetry and working on her two novels. Her favorite genre is fantasy, but she writes contemporary Christian stories too. When she isn’t writing, Lauryn enjoys singing, playing basketball, and archery. In the future, Lauryn hopes to become a published novelist and an actress.

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  1. Well done Lauryn. That’s a great poem. 🙂

  2. Ooh, this is hilarious! I love it! Well done, Lauryn.

  3. Congratulations, Lauryn! Awesome job. And hilarious poem. 😉

  4. Great job, Lauryn! And congratulations! 😀

  5. Ha! That’s great. It’s not very often anyone repeats rhymes four times throughout an entire poem.

  6. Bethany Hope says:

    Congratulations, Lauryn! And my condolences on the loss of your Imagination. *sniff*

  7. Nice poem, Lauryn! Congratulations!

  8. Love it! 😀


  9. Congratulations on getting 3rd place!

  10. The rhyming in this is excellent, and I can totally relate to writer’s block. Great job describing it so creatively, Lauryn (love your name, by the way)!

  11. The last three lines!!! I love it!! I can totally seen a group of my own characters, staring mournfully at my imagination’s grave!! This is fantastic! A great way to make something sad and painfully a little less so 😉

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