Honourable Mention

Dear readers, I have good news! My poem received honourable mention from the judges in the eMergent Publishing Rondeau Challenge.  The rondeau, “Allies,” was inspired by the NATO summit in Chicago and the accompanying political discussion, idealistic hope for peace, mutual support and democratic process, and surrounding protests for lack thereof.  It appeared on the blog May 26th:  https://mezzojan.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/fgc-16-allies/

Also for you poetry lovers, I recommend Travis King’s winning entry, “What is This Thing?” I think you will enjoy the way it questions the restrictions of form and asks, “…should we let our words run free…”  You can read it here: http://tokidokizenzen.tumblr.com/post/23891601476/what-is-this-thing-a-rondeau-fgc-16

Form and Genre Challenge #16—The Rondeau Challenge

Judges’ Choice: Travis King’s What Is This Thing?

Readers’ Choice: Annie Evett’s Summer Pleasures (with 68% of the vote)

Honourable mentions to Jan Brown (Judges’ Choice) and Carolyn Wagner (Readers’ Choice with 16% of the vote)

Congratulations to all our winners, and a huge thanks to all our participants!

via An Omnibus Edition of Winners! | Write Anything.

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[FGC #16] Allies

Together now, they gather here
They struggle, knowing we hold dear
That fragile thing, the subject of
Our heart and hearth, that human love
We long for peace! Our voice is clear

They slew the dragons, shed no tear
But decades have not stilled our fear
Of resurrected beasts that move
Together now

With open mind and listening ear
Encompassing each cheer, each jeer
With prayers for guidance from above
To recognize the hawk, the dove
All voices speak, all nations hear
Together now