3rd Halloween-Poem Contest

 

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It is a great pleasure for me to announce the

3rd Halloween-Poem Contest

on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.
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Every author and poet are invited to participate and deliver a “Halloween-Poem” to my email address: aurorajean.alexander@aol.com, together with their picture.

There are a few rules to follow:

  1. Your poem needs a Halloween theme.
  2. Your poem needs a minimum of 99 words.
  3. Your poem has to be delivered to my email address until Halloween, October 31, 2017, 9 pm Central Standard Time.
  4. Please avoid violence, bad language, and sexual content within the poems. It would be disqualified.

 

Every poem that meets the rules and is delivered within the deadline will be published here on “Writer’s Treasure Chest” together with the provided picture.

 

End of this month I will introduce this years jury members to you. I am very proud that these authors agreed to be part of our contest.

 

The contest starts October 10, 2017 06.00 am and ends October 31, 2017 09.00 pm Central Standard Time!!

 

Please, deliver your poem and your picture to my email address within this time frame, neither earlier, nor later. Poems arriving outside these 3 weeks will be disqualified.

 

aurorajean.alexander@aol.com

 

We’re looking forward to your poems!

 

A. J. Alexander

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The Little Show Off – A Riddle

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Small and chatty and hunts at dawn

quick and fast, shows up and is gone.

He wants to be a predator and as well a wiz

but more a creep and fake, that’s what he is.

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All kinds of sorts do exist in our – and animals world

a mouse one, a fire-one, the fur straight or curled;

a back stripe one, and as well one with naked feet

up mountains, in the forests and tropics can we greet.

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We can find him anywhere we might go

in grass, at waters, and up hills is where they grow.

He’s got teeth, but don’t mean danger

he might look familiar and still be stranger.

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He might be related to the mink,

but no reason for pride, it’s no close link.

He’s got a tail – he thinks it’s long

but don’t get fooled, he’s very wrong.

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When we see one don’t be sad or shy

in case he resembles some familiar guy.

I know a man and I didn’t sniff diesel

who’s just like our animal today – a weasel.

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(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, April 2017)

 

 

Tiny, Scary Species – A Riddle

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They’re smart and feel each other’s mood

part of their body, it is nude

They communicate by touch and sound

and strong they hold their family bound.

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They love to explore and love to taste

when they move, it looks like haste.

They stay quite close to their own home

It’s not their habit, far to roam.

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Their homes are clean and organized

areas for food and sleep are well devised.

They are great parents and love their kids

they’re not spoiled, they follow bids.

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They can jump from impressive heights

but small they are – beware their bites.

Their whiskers help to feel some change

in temperature, breeze and other range.

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As small they are, it’s hard to catch

we wouldn’t think they’re one good match

but please, believe me, hold your breath,

they scare an elephant to death!

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No war, no feud no arrogance

peaceful and tiny, they feed from plants.

But sadly they all, including brood

to many hunters, are just food.

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They might scare ladies up to a chair

they might cause screams and fearful stare

when they’re found in your honorable house

I think, you’ve guessed – I mean – the mouse!

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(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, January 2017)

 

 

 

2nd Halloween Poem Contest – AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Picture courtesy of: https://youtu.be/FgvfRSzmMoU

Picture courtesy of: https://youtu.be/FgvfRSzmMoU



The jury has decided!

Today I’m writing representing the Jury of the 2nd Halloween Poem Contest 2016.

The winners of the contest are:

 

V. M. Sang with “Hallowe’en”

Micki Peluso with “Scratches”

Kim Solem with “Nightmare at Walmart”

(The names and poems are arranged in no particular order)

 

 

Thank you so much for your amazing poems, winners! You will get an email today.

Our three winners of the contest can choose one of the offered e-books.

  1. E-Book of “The truth she knew” written by J. A. Owenby
  2. E-book of  either one of the set of four “Brilliant Disguise“,  “A Good Girl“,  “Criminal Kind“, OR “Sins of My Youth“, written by Mary Ann Edwards
  3. E-book of “The Vampyre Blogs – coming home” by Allan Krummenacker

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

It was a difficult decision for the jury. But we had a lot of fun and want to thank all poets for their wonderful poems.

 


 

2nd Halloween Poem Contest – Last group of submitted poems

 


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Jack-o-Legend written by Jimmie Verte

Once upon a time,

A nasty, greedy rummy,

A Regretting daredevil

For Eternity

As drunkard as foxy,

Jack was in a bar and

Jostled the wicked one

This has been his mistake,

How this will never end,

The serpent approached him

Proposed fiendish favors

Against this blacksmith soul,

About to succumb,

Before following him,

He asked for a last glass,

The devil granted him.

Stingy Jack made

Leviathan turns into coins

To pay the Tavernier

Although he kept them with

A cross in his pocket,

He possessed him on hand.

He used his position

For a proposition:

Return to his freedom,

A decade in exchange

After the acceptance

Jack released Lucifer

Ten years later,

Leviathan made his return

To take Jack away to hell

The man approved then

Pointed out a fruit tree

For the inferno guard

To bring him an apple

Satan climbed to the leaves,

Jack engraved with a knife

A cross in the tree bark

“Never take me to hell”

The devil granted him.

Once Jack’s life had ended

In the purgatory

Neither heaven nor hell

Opened to the sinner,

Neither Satan nor Saint Peter

Let Jack enter.

From this moment on

The Blue Marble was his cell,

Burning coal in a turnip,

Jack roamed through the night

Next Halloween,

You are going to remember,

Candles in your pumpkins,

Candies in your pockets,

This Irish legend, friend

Of Jack of the Lantern.


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Poem written by Annette Rochelle Aben

It comes upon us, fast and furious, this spooky time, some take so serious.
When trees become hallowed places for bats and ghosts and body-less faces.
Of course, there are those who would have you believe that this special day is one they could take or leave.
That may be all fine and dandy but no matter what, they’ll show up for the free candy. So be sure to carve an extra gourd or two and put a few slimy toad stools in a witch’s shoe.
Leave the candles burning well to ward off the fright of this once-a-year, my goodness, vampires are near…  Halloween night!

Thank you, all poets for your participation.

Stay tuned!! The Jury is going to decide very soon who the three winners are!!

2nd Halloween Poem Contest – The Deadline is close!


ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS!

Dear future participants of the 2nd Halloween Poem Contest,

Please keep in mind that the Deadline for submission your poem will be

October 31, 09.00 pm Central Standard Time

 

This means, you only got a few more days! I’m posting once again the rules, the Deadline and the prizes, the poets of the three best poems can win:


 

Every author and poet are invited to participate and deliver a “Halloween-Poem” to my email address: aurorajean.alexander@aol.com, together with their picture (and, if possible, a link to their website and/or blog).

There are a few rules to follow:

  1. Your poem needs a Halloween theme.
  2. Your poem needs a minimum of 99 words.
  3. Your poem has to be delivered to my email address until Halloween, October 31, 2015, 9 pm Central Standard Time.
  4. Please avoid violence, bad language, and sexual content within the poems. It would be disqualified.

Every poem that meets the rules and is delivered within the deadline will be published here on “Writer’s Treasure Chest” together with the provided picture (and, if possible, link).

The contest starts October 10, 2016 06.00 am and ends October 31, 2016 09.00 pm Central Standard Time!!

Please, deliver your poem and your picture to my email address within this time frame, neither earlier, nor later. Poems arriving outside these 3 weeks will be disqualified.

aurorajean.alexander@aol.com.

There will be three winners in the 1st Halloween poem contest. Each of them is free to choose from the following prizes:

 

  1. E-Book of “The truth she knew” written by J. A. Owenby
  2. E-book of  either one of the set of four “Brilliant Disguise“,  “A Good Girl“,  “Criminal Kind“, OR “Sins of My Youth“, written by Mary Ann Edwards
  3. E-book of “The Vampyre Blogs – coming home” by Allan Krummenacker

I’m very grateful for these excellent authors to offer one of their books as a prize in this contest. Thank you!

 

We’re looking forward to your poems! Write away, ladies and gentlemen, we are ready!

A. J. Alexander