Best Poem of 2017 - Contestant List 
1st Top Submitter - Paul Crocker 

30
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2nd Top Submitter - Andrae Douglas

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Submissions

3rd Top Submitter - Beverley Chance

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Submissions

  1. Sneha Pandey - Chicago
    A dawn to the dusk
  2. Felicia Smith - Arkansas
    Keep Pushing Forward
  3. Angelica San Juan - Tampa Florida
    1 - The battle 2- Overdose
  4. Lourdes Marianne Burgess - United Kingdom
    I think my husband is a vampire
  5. Tahera Mannan - India
    Gypsy Blood
  6. sadashivan nair - India
    wicked cancer
  7. Jeffrey Jordan - Mooresville, NC
    1 - Skinny 2 - Dear Dad
  8. Carl F Maulbeck - Summit, NJ
    By Chance
  9. Paul Crocker - Bristol, UK
    1 - Song Of Shelley 2 - Ode To The Poet 3 - If It Should So Please 4 - What The Poets Taught Me 5- Wallflower Growing Over The World 6 - Oh, For The Love Of Keats 7 - Dancing With My Fountain Pen 8 - Strike While The Iron's Hot 9 - Twas Not I 10 - Bells Of The Damned 11 - Word By Word 12 - Different Works Of Art 13 - Everything I Know Is Poetry 14 - 30 Years 15 - Perception 16 - Popcorn Porn 17 - yellehS 18 - My Words Are Forever(Diamonds Are Forever parody) 19 - The Screaming Skull 20 - Fangs To Fur 21 - It's Come To Goodbye 22 - Sparkler In The Air 23 - No More Of Your Amour 24 - You'll See 25 - Sometimes I Forget To Breathe 26 - Brave 27 - Birthday Wish 28 - Dewdrop & Snowflake 29 - You Don't Have To Love Me From Now On 30 - The Parrot
  10. Joe Kirby III - Houston, Texas
    ill-fated
  11. Rebecca Cherrington - England
    1 - Darkness 2 - Abandoned 3 - Love song
  12. Debra Monk - United States
    Someone I used to know
  13. Michael DeBenedictis - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    …And Be Ready To Just Listen
  14. Dr. BRAJESH KUMAR GUPTA "MEWADEV" - INDIA
    LET THE PYRE
  15. Jen Snow - United States
    Any Other Day
  16. Eleanor Smith - Bayonne, New Jersey
    Cologne
  17. Miranda Doerfler - Glendale, CA
    Dream Man
  18. Anton Pooles - Canada
    Picture Postcards from Novosibirsk
  19. Tammy Talluto - Old Bridge, New Jersey
    The Current Light of Darkness
  20. Gerald Carter II - Philadelphia, PA
    Mi Corazón
  21. Jamaal Ferguson - Bronx, New York
    "House of Words"
  22. Monika Ajay Kaul - India
    "Promises to keep..Promises to spall..!!"
  23. Angel Casas - New Jersey
    Empty Bottle
  24. Naomi Hannah - Clintontwp michigan
    Thunderstorms in the morning
  25. Velizar Velichkov - Bulgaria
    broken swan
  26. Sam Smith - Pensacola, FL
    Freefolk
  27. Jen Snow - United States
    Any Other Day
  28. Laurie Blakely - South Carolina
    Collateral Love
  29. James Mr Speaker Sears - Arlington, VA
    1 - Judge Less and Love More 2 - The Origin of Religion and Slavery 3 - The Upside to Cancer
  30. Melina Müller - Austria
    No Title.
  31. Ben (@HalfAssedHaiku) Jackson - Erie PA
    Silence
  32. Andrae Douglas - Jamaica
    1 - Twain 2 - The Queen of Hearts 3 - Success 4 - Hunger 5 - Ideas 6 - The Other Side Of Love 7 - The Jungle Of Life 8 - Let’s Get Biblical
  33. Victoria Payne - Kent, UK
    The view from my bed
  34. Monique Hughes - Birmingham, AL.
    1 - CONTINUE 2 - OVERCOME - a poem of passing
  35. Nara Hodge - The United Kingdom
    Life in black and white
  36. Jevon Hollis - Detriot Michigan
    Sacrifice or Suicide
  37. Angela Garcia - Florida
    Twelve Days of Purgatory
  38. Eileen Granfors - Galena MO
    Sea Memories
  39. Ilyana Kuhling - Limerick, Ireland
    Ambiguous loss
  40. Kayla Ironstar - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
    Thundering Echoes
  41. Taylor-James Black - United Kingdom
    1 - Flirting With Disaster 2 - +44 Real Quick
  42. OLFA DEROUICH - TUNISIA
    1 - MODERN SLAVERY 2 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND
  43. Melissa Bird - Utah
    The Stonecutter
  44. C Will - Los Angeles
    WHY DO THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
  45. Christian Vantu - DENVER
    Is This What Love Supposed to Be
  46. Nathan Adams - Helston, Cornwall
    PURE HARLEQUIN
  47. Liliana Conte - New York
    AStray Girl
  48. David Minor - Honea Path, SC
    I Cry
  49. Bevan Boggenpoel - South Africa
    I Am A Bully
  50. Crystal Hauk - Toronto
    Fallacy
  51. Sherman Kennon - Oxford, AL
    1 - Whisk Of Dust 2 - Cogitations
  52. Dennis Pennefather - Te Awamutu, New Zealand
    Cowardly Fates and Circumstance
  53. Tahera Mannan - India
    Let the memories fly
  54. Kassandra Kum - New York
    Mere Mortals
  55. Miguel Morton Jr - Waldorf Maryland
    Concealed thoughts
  56. Donna Roberts - Fl.
    RED WHITE AND BLUE
  57. Fos Osman - Cleveland, OH
    Acatalepsy
  58. Andrew McBride - United States
    The Children I'll Never Have Criticize Me
  59. Mitch Bensel - Kentucky
    Regret
  60. Courtney Carola - New Jersey
    first love
  61. Anura Taraiya - England
    Priceless
  62. Manuel Picon - Pico Rivera, CA
    Wet Dream/Dry Nightmare
  63. Naomi Hannah - United States
    Slave trip
  64. Jessica Valdez - Fullerton
    Black Lives Matter
  65. TimothyFacebo D.Brown - Lubbock TexasD.
    Misery
  66. Chequise K Robles - Saint. Thomas USVI
    Proving
  67. john a brennan - Ireland and New York
    1 - Worms 2 - The Night Owls 3 - The Flawed Mortal 4 - The Singing Bones 5 - The Meadow Ballet
  68. Jacqueline Mead - United Kingdom
    Description
  69. G. Donald Cribbs - Camp Hill, PA
    Pinball
  70. Priscilla Applegate - Houston, Tx
    A Phrase Hits
  71. Jason Conway - Gloucester United Kingdom
    The Beauty of Multiplicity
  72. Ampat Koshy - India
    Swapna
  73. Iurgi Urrutia - Melbourne, Australia
    An Ode to Hope
  74. Henry Shires -Sydney, Australia via 40 years in the UK
    ICU
  75. Kalin Williams - United States
    When Dad Isn't There
  76. MyEsha Roane - Havelock, North Carolina
    1 - Grandma's Chair 2 - The Letter 3 - Click
  77. Victoria Payne - Kent, UK
    Weekends
  78. Mitch Bensel - Kentucky
    dripped in tired..
  79. DIMOSTHENIS MANIAS - GREECE
    POSTSCRIPT
  80. Tania Giguere - USA
    God Lifted Us
  81. Jodi Clark - West Virginia
    1 - I Never Meant To 2 - Behind These Walls 3 - Just Me 4 - Indivisible
  82. Mzuvukile zues Ndamase - South Africa
    Grudge
  83. Jeff Holt - Blackfoot, Idaho
    1 - Of Philotus 2 - Remembering
  84. Ipsita Banerjee - India
    1 - Just becasue I am quiet 2 - Morbid
  85. Maxine Moncrieffe - Brooklyn, NY
    The Artist
  86. L. Patrice - Chicago, IL.
    1 - Unusual Circumstance 2 - Lemonade Stand 3 - SE'ANCE 4 - A DOG'S PLEA 5 - Witches' Brew
  87. Moira Neagle - Australia
    Breaking Fast
  88. Chelsea Cotterman - Michigan
    Grandfather clock
  89. Obafemi Thanni - Nigeria
    The Poet's prayer
  90. Julianna Deatherage - Oregon
    Anatomy
  91. Kareema Johnson - Brooklyn New York
    The Calling
  92. Daniel Vazquez - Bridgeport, CT
    rip grandpa
  93. KT Daxon - Tallahassee, Florida
    Forgotten
  94. Kelly Boyer Sagert - Lorain, Ohio
    Redemption by the River
  95. Larissa Bennett - Bradford, PA
    I Rise
  96. Sandra Rodrigues - Portugal
    1 - Love Song 2 - A Little Poem
  97. Tanesha Franklin - Charlotte, NC
    Letting Go
  98. Amy Wickliffe - Arkansas
    1 -- Jezebel's Rebuke 2 - disgrace or execution
  99. JOAN P. HOPP - SC
    HEATHER
  100. Andianna Duncan - Pull Us Close
    Pull Us Close
  101. Summer Kurtz - Warner Robins, Georgia
    1 - White Wall 2 - Lost Cosmonauts 3- I Bury Myself
  102. Jamaal Greene - New Jersey
    False Finesser
  103. Thomas Gimpel - Granite falls, Wa USA
    1 - With Sighs 2 - Until the end of time
  104. Julie Warren - United States, Arizona
    Into The Ground Beneath You
  105. Dimitar Dimitroff - Bulgaria
    In the Gloaming
  106. Kevin Burrell - Virgina
    Monologue with self
  107. Maria Holman - Australia
    Colorless Inner World
  108. Nathaniel Richards - England
    Love
  109. Beverley Chance - Australia
    1 - As We Say Goodbye 2 - Expressions of Love 3 - The Awakened Romantic 4 - Awakened Unity 5 - Simplicity 6 - My Birthday Gift to you Nan 7 - Lost in the Abyss of Life 8 - A Mothers World
  110. Christopher Hivner - Dallastown, PA United States
    Run, Collapse, Rise
  111. LEE SCHULTHEISS - MICHIGAN, USA
    RUMBLINGS
  112. Kylie Hastings - New Jersey
    A Flight Home
  113. Adrian Noon - Derby
    Speed Kills
  114. Chelsea Cotterman - Ypsilanti, Michigan
    WaterMarks Foreign
  115. Lee Landau - Minnetonka, MN
    Four Newest Poems from Tangled Lives
  116. Evangel Appiah-Dankwa - Ghana
    The Perfect Canvas
  117. Joanna Rawnsley - United Kingdom
    Pile of..dirt
  118. Christian Alexander - Atlanta, Georgia
    Fallen
  119. Elizabeth Hunt - California
    Greater lengths
  120. Leslie Jimenez - Washington State
    Definition of Strong
  121. Rachel Schick - Orange, Texas
    Remnants
  122. stacey patterson - pittsburgh
    Harbingers
  123. Andrew Daniels - Washington
    Horse Feathers
  124. Andy Smerdon - Brisbane, Australia
    1 - Haibun (Scorpio) 2 - Nevermore
  125. Jan Drake Bakke - Las Vegas, Nevada
    "In Rays Of Gold"
  126. claudia piccinno - italy
    Hypothetical landing
  127. Andria MacDonald - Torrance California
    Hollwood Philosophy
  128. Frank Black Blacharczyk - Kingston Ontario Canada
    1 - My Name is David 2 - When Words Fail Me
  129. Dennis John Ferado - New York/San Antonio
    1 -MY NAME 2 - WHEN YOU DREAM 3 - I CAN SEE YOU 4 - WE'RE LIVIN' IN A NIGHTMARE
  130. Rebecca M. M. Osborn - Warwick, England
    On My Own
  131. Michael Shine - Austin, Texas
    Zen Garden
  132. Karl Davis - United Kingdom
    1 - Don't Ask The Bridge 2 - Mother's Footprint 3 - When
  133. M. Leanne Todd - Corsicana, TX
    1 - A Seed for Those in Need 2 - Acts of God
  134. Kenneth Allen - Reading, Pa
    To Destroy the Goodness of God.
  135. Signe Ruddy - Frankfort, Michigan USA
    Forgiven
  136. Sierra Englehart - Pennsylvania
    Sex
  137. Martha McLaughlin - Baltimore, Maryland
    My Mother Uses A Cane Now
  138. R U Outavit - Parkersburg, WV
    When Does A Therapist Call The Police
  139. Tracey Haywood - United Kingdom
    Walking Death
  140. Heather Mirassou - California
    A Virgin
  141. Shaniki Smith - United States
    Higher Love
  142. J.B. Frost - Florida
    The Golden Staircase
  143. Frank Black Blacharczyk - Kingston Ontario Canada
    In a Moment
  144. Linda Melom - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    The Wife of Staff Sargeant Halverson
  145. Shirley Jones-Luke - United States
    Political Minefield
  146. Terry Melom - Minneapolis, MN
    In the Garden
  147. Ethan Yakhin - orlando
    1 - the joke 2 - the language of Happiness 3 - attention 4 - you're fixing to leave
  148. Erik Melton - Gig Harbor, WA
    Thoughts on Suicide
  149. SUBRAT SAURABH - Bangalore, India
    1 - जाने क्यों हम अपना शहर छोड़ आये है? 2 - क्योंकि आज मेरा शहर छूट रहा था।
  150. Troy Spencer - Texas
    Woefully and regretfully your
  151. Jamaal Ferguson - New York
    Blissful is ignorance
  152. Mary Steffen - Iowa U.S.A
    Friday night dreamers
  153. Casia German - Queens, New York
    We
  154. Dylan Gutierrez - kenosha
    Break Through The Silence
  155. Kina Dennis - Los Angeles, CA
    My Beautiful Man
  156. Lisamarie Akins - United States
    1 - Strength Alone 2 - Revelations
  157. Tashika Moore - Delaware
    State of the Union 2017
  158. Shawn Basey - Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Room To Grow
  159. Porsche Kelly - Oakland, Ca
    Molested: It’s Ok.
  160. Michelle Ocasio - Warrington, Pennsylvania
    1 - Her or Me 2 - Unattached 3 - A Woman 4 - Impassioned
  161. Mitch Bensel - Louisville KY
    Crooked...
  162. Keyana Posey - Atlanta, GA
    Woman of Dress for Success
  163. Katherine Hansen - United States
    Morning Dark
  164. Tania Joy Antonio - Canada
    The Wounded Warrior
  165. Savanna Brown - Bainbridge, Georgia
    Mirrors
  166. Patrice Gilliam - Bertie, North Carolina
    Ode to Roses
  167. Terrence Dieringer - Hampton Virginia
    Suicide Rebel
  168. Janice Dreiling - Laramie, WY
    Spring of Wisdom
  169. Jade Lawson - United Kingdom
    Life is a Song
  170. Olvens Louissaint - Haiti
    With power and peace in us (Loop poem)
  171. Jacqueline Mead - United Kingdom
    If I were an Island......
  172. Dev Dutt - India
    RisingStar, Lost momments, Hope
  173. Mike Jean Baptiste - West Palm beach, Florida
    Society
  174. Vanessa De La Cruz - United States
    Apricot
  175. M.A. Greene - USA
    1 - Can I Trust My Senses This Night? 2 - What Is Not Taught In School But To Yourself Must Be A Rule
  176. James Roethlein - Palmyra, Pa
    Shrouded in Fog Beneath the Gaslight; Vulture; While Adam Watched; My Sister's Greenhouse
  177. Carrie Hogle - United States
    Global Circus
  178. Charles Wills - St. Louis, Missouri
    Love and War
  179. Sheetal Goel - India
    आतंकवाद
  180. Catherine Taylor - New Zealand
    When Jesters wear the crowns
  181. Cindy H Clark - USA
    Wings of Freedom On A Cold Winters Day
  182. Pamela Lee - Brantford, Ontario
    November-the Trickster
  183. Joanna Rawnsley - United Kingdom
    Cats Cradel
  184. Fizza V - Malaysia
    1 - Today I will be FREE 2 - The Human Canvas
  185. Richard Collins - Randlett, OK
    Big Bang
  186. Ross Grainger - United Kingdom
    The Last of the Leporidae
  187. Nicole Russo - Franklin, NJ
    1 - Center of the Universe 2 - Rapist 3 - Attn: BTPD 4 - Sister
  188. Jalleh Doty - United States
    Damaged environment
  189. Talitha de Waard - The Netherlands
    1 - Where I'm from 2 - The image 3 - Silence 4 - God is Love
  190. Victoria Cepeda - United States
    The Storm Is Certain
  191. Jacqueline Mead - United Kingdom
    1 - The Mouse and the House on the River Louse 2 - The Fly with one eye and The Elf with one ear 3 - Sweet Friend 4 - Park Bench 5 - Coffee Shop 6 - Changes of the Seasons 7 - 35000ft below 8 - A Taste of Greece
  192. Erich Ruhl-Bady - Germany
    Im Zweifel zur Wahrheit
  193. Luna M - Netherlands
    Me.
  194. Clara Freeman - Michigan
    Smuggler At The Border
  195. Jasmine Khurana - Mumbai
    A mother, a girl, a woman
  196. Savannah Brasil - Boston,MA
    Mask
  197. Tobi Ojekunle - Nigeria
    HILLS
  198. Charlie Hasler - United Kingdom
    1 - Atonement 2 - The Prison I Create 3 - I Rise
  199. Saskia Griffith - Guyana
    1 - Where are my stars? 2 - Clouds 3 - Take a leap
  200. Jonathan Allen - Grand Rapids
    ANGEL
  201. Marjon van Bruggen - The Netherlands
    HYMN TO A LOVER
  202. John Preston - Australia
    Denial of Positive Impact
  203. Ipsita Banerjee - India
    Words
  204. Tracey Wright - South Yorkshire
    Swim
  205. Qweyku . - UK
    1 - Laughter Llines 2 - Hephzibah 3 - Whisper
  206. Deborah Estcourt - Essex England Uk
    Insomnia
  207. COlin Williams - Wales
    Threshold Of Things Unseen.
  208. Uloma Obi - Nigeria
    WHERE WENT MY YEARS?
  209. Kellie Squires - Farmington NH
    Remember Me
  210. Juwayriyah Raouf - United Kingdom
    1 - The blind see more than we do 2 - The Wolf's call
  211. Charlotte Lee - Manhattan, New York
    A Well of Wishes
  212. T.A. Dieringer - United States
    1 - The Immortals. 2 - I Want to be a May-Fly 3 - Arthritic Writer
  213. sharvani sharma - India
    THE BLESSED SOUL BLESSES YOU MORE
  214. Danielle Grace - District Heights, MD
    Eclipse de Soleil (August 21, 2017)
  215. Peter Horrill - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sweet Invisible Prosperity substance!
  216. Nadia Brown - United States
    1 - All Too Well 2 - Bare
  217. Nara Hodge - The United Kingdom
    Your Return
  218. Michael Riddle - Corona, California
    1 - Penguins 2 - Afganistan
 
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