MacKenzie and I were absolutely delighted with this poem. (I know, I know, I said I wouldn’t drag it out any longer, but this is fun! Keep reading!) The poem itself actually looks like a piece of art. The shape of it reminds you of a falling raindrop. As the poem progresses you can almost feel the rain falling. The creativity and style was fabulous! I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading it just as much as we did!
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.
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 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.
Well it’s been fun,
this contest of ours.
Like all good things,
The end has now come.
Ten days have flown by like a powered eagle with lightweight wings!
We’re so excited to see all the entries flooding in! Keep ’em coming!
At 12:00 AM on May 1st the contest will be closing. So share with all your friends, if you haven’t already, and place the finishing touches on your poem and send it in quick!
Don’t get tripped up on your rhyming scheme! ;P
Who’s ready for another contest?! We are. In fact, we’re pretty jazzed about announcing this one!
What’ll You Win?
1st place – a critique and comments from the judges of their poem, as well as this amazing book, A Poet’s Glossary
2nd place – a critique and comments from the judges of their poem, along with a beautiful complete collection of Emily Dickinson’s poems.
3rd place – a critique and comments from the judges of their poem.
The contest will run from April 20-30.
That’s ten days to whip up a poem, trim off an old one, or showcase a brand new one you’ve been waiting to present. Take advantage of those two weekends!
Our contest is limited to those of you who happen to be in that special age category lovingly known as teenagers: 13-19
One poem per contestant.
This limitation is your best friend. You can focus all of your attention on that one little winner and shock the words right out of us.
Poem length: 15-50 lines. [Read more…]