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Poetry Competition Winners

Hola amigos,

Thank you so much for all your entries to my second poetry contest. It was great to see so many wonderful entries, and to see all the great work you’ve been doing.

You can find the winning poems below, and hear a reading of them on a future episode of my podcast.


Overall Winner

Like, Comment, Subscribe – April Blue

All these girls

will tell you how to be a girl

on their youtube shitshows.

Tie up your hair.

Break out the blush.

Buy all this shit.

Put all this shit all over your face.

All over your fucking face

bitch.

I LOVE YOU.

I COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.

Do you want to be ugly?

No?

Then you better like.

You better subscribe.

You better comment.

I’m going to stay here and wait.

I’ll be waiting to reply.

You better fucking comment.

Buy the expensive miracle cream.

Smear it on your ugly face.

You’re ugly.

Did I tell you that you’re ugly.

You’re all so beautiful.

I love you.

I love your face

but buy the cream.

I got it for free.

You have to buy it.

It costs more than the camera I’m using for this video.

Buy it.

BUY IT.

BUY THE CREAM.

Paste the cream over your tears.

Leave a comment.

Subscribe.

I LOVE YOU.

Leave a comment.

Put your thumbs up.

Put your thumbs up.

Click the thumbs until your thumbs break.

Buy my entire description box.

Let me tell you how to be beautiful.

Don’t you DARE tell me

that the way I sell you to my advertisers and sponsors is ugly.

Don’t you DARE tell me

that the way I sit before you in free creams and free surgery is ugly.

LIKE ME.

CLICK ME.

BUY ME.

All these girls

will tell you how to be a girl

on their youtube shitshows

but you don’t have to listen.

I promise.

You don’t have to listen.

You can find more of April’s work at her website.

-x-

Commended Entries

These Beauties – The Chito World

THESE BEAUTIES

The girls in my life, are poetry,

Endless lines of rhymes,

That tell of beautiful stories,

Skin tone, amazing,

Reflects the tone of poems,

That tell of heroes,

Who left their spears,

To lift fallen enemies.

The girls in my life,

A species rare, but not extinct,

Characteristics, distinct,

And like wine, ripe,

Beautiful with age.

The girls in my life,

Are music to the ears,

Their laughter, a resonating echo,

That resounds in the dark lonely moments,

Soothing balm to the heart,

Their hearts, are fountains of joy,

Like the sunrise, they are beautiful,

And like the sunset, calm and peaceful.

The girls in my life,

Are sisters and friends,

They love, passionately,

And care, deeply,

They are a blessing,

They are gems, gifts,

They are the best.

You can find more work from The Chito World at their website.

-x-

Seafoam – Sharon C Cowdery

i’ve been gentle
i’ve been the moon
in silence and modesty

i want to burn
i want to sing the sun
rather than mourn it

i want my thoughts to race,
my words to shout,
and my actions to dance

i want to be radiant
i want to be “too much”
rather than “not enough”

i want to become
who i was always meant to be
the soft glisten of sea foam
that heals the wounds of summer heat

i refuse to continue
stuffing my throat with pillows
to restrain myself for your benefit

i am the over-analyzing drama queen
i am the altruistic, romantic psychopath
and i am far, far too much

You can find more of Sharon’s work, on her instagram.


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New Video: Summer Sun

Hola amigos,

You can now check out the video for one of my recent poems, Summer Sun.

 

Besos,

J x


Enter The Poetry Competition here

Order “Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill” here

Order “Stormy Weather” here

Order “Last Of The Greenwich Glamour Girls” here

Order “The Things We Did Last Summer” here

Order “Home Wrecker” here

Listen to”Past Preston” here

Listen to “2AM” here

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Poetry Competition Winners!

Hola Amigos,

Today, I’m very excited to share some of our contest winners with you.

I had a lot of great entries, and it was so exciting to see so many of you creating so many wonderful things. It was very hard to narrow it down (I had to ask Little Muffin for help… ), but below we have the overall winner, by Laura Kowski, as well as two commended entries by Gabby Taylor and Liz.


Overall Winner

Millennial pink – Laura Kowski

Millennial pink
We’re all on the brink
of a hunger that’s turning us insane

The social generation
Lonely by association
Drip fed pink hearts as we starve off desolation

Anxiety
and depression
The fuels to our obsession
for how we’re perceived through a screen

YOU DO YOU
Isn’t that what they say?
As we buy all the same stuff
so we can all do us
in the same way?

We taught skin to touch screen
to connect,
or so it seemed
But instead created distance
And now can’t feel a thing

That’s a lie,
We’re offended!
Every word you type will be remembered
Don’t you know Millennial pink is not a colour gendered?

How dare I bite the hand that feeds me
Unattainable standards
of three by three beauty

And unsatiating bytes
of modern-day poetry

written

with more

space

than substance?

Give us this day our daily bread
as soon as small fingers can swipe
Through feeds that leave us hungrier than we’ve ever been
Oh, the Millennial life!

Millennial pink
it’s too late
I think
I’ve already lost my appetite.

You can find Laura’s blog at https://thelanguageofl.wordpress.com


Commended Entries 

Breathe – Liz (@maybeyellowsnotahappycolor)

It’s a simple thing to do when you’re heads up in the clouds
But right now I’m just buried in my thoughts that act as crowds
Suffocating, crushing, on all sides of me
Making my vision blurry
It’s hard for me to see
Where I’m going, where I came from, where I am today
There’s too much to consider, when nothing’s here to stay
Whatever will come is certain to go
It may hurt at first but will push you to grow
So stay where you are and don’t move a beat
Because the present is the focus and there’s too much to complete

You can find more of Liz’s work on instagram at @maybeyellowsnotahappycolor


War – Gabby Taylor

My mama told me of the war.
City on it’s knees.
Nobody ever the same.
All gone.
She never dreamed,
that we’d do it all again.

Of course we did.
Of course we did.
Of course we did.

More war.
More war.
More war.

Why?

Just because.

You can find Gabby’s blog at https://shinegabby.wordpress.com/


You can hear all the above entries on this week’s podcast, which should be available on Sunday night!

Besos,

J x


Enter The Monthly Poetry Competition here

Order “Stormy Weather” here

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Order “Home Wrecker” here

Listen to”Past Preston” here

Listen to “2AM” here

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Show Me What You Can Do!

Hola Amigos,

I hope you’re having a day as wonderful as you are.

I started the year saying that I didn’t want to set goals or resolutions for the year, and that is still true. I’m hoping instead to just go where life takes me, and do what makes me happy. Hopefully that will keep me out of trouble!

One of the things I’d like to do, and have been thinking about for a long time, is sharing my love of writing with others. That is why I’m hoping to start a little initiative, where I can share my work with you, and use the platform I have to share your work with others too. It’s 2018, and the world is kind of weird right now, so I just feel we should be building each other up, and creating positive and empowering environments for each other, and this is my shot at that, I guess.

This is why I’ve decided to launch a monthly poetry competition! This will be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better as writers, and for us to really build a community, and I’m really excited! I really can’t wait to see what you guys come up with, and so for now, I’m leaving the subject up to you, but maybe as we go on, we can come up with some fun themes together. There will be chances to win monthly prizes all year round, with free entry, so I hope you’ll get involved.

You can find the rules and entry information here.

Besos,

J x


Enter The Monthly Poetry Competition here

Order “Stormy Weather” here

Order “Last Of The Greenwich Glamour Girls” here

Order “The Things We Did Last Summer” here

Order “Home Wrecker” here

Listen to”Past Preston” here

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