**All 2005 Winning poetry is now posted on this page! www.2theheart.com/PoetryContest2005
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"The language beneath the language: This is poetry." -Andrea Pacione
At last we have the finalists for the 2TheHeart 2005 Poetry Contest! A special thanks to our Poetry Panel, who took on the VERY difficult job of selecting the final poems! We had so many truly talented poets enter this contest and this was the most difficult year ever to choose! Thank you to everyone who entered! You shared your hearts and your talents and every single entry was beautiful!
Below are the First, Second and Third place winning poems -- out of several thousand entries! Below that are the lists of finalists and honorable mentions. The page posting the poems will be built this week, and yes, I know last year's page still isn't complete! I have had numerous problems with that particular page, so I will have to tear it down and start over, which I will also work on this week.
Again, thank you to all who entered - it was a true joy reading every single poem! Congratulations to the finalists!
Blessings, Susan Farr-Fahncke firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Place - $50, a 2TheHeart "Fun Pack" (T-Shirt, mug, bumper sticker and 2TheHeart candy bar), "2006 Poet's Market" book, award certificate, and publication on 2TheHeart.com. Awarded to.... KATHY NORRIS - "Still Missed"
2nd Place - 2TheHeart "fun pack", award certificate and publication on 2TheHeart.com. Awarded to...MARY-ELLEN GRISHAM - "Glimpses"
3rd Place - 2TheHeart T-Shirt, award certificate and publication on 2TheHeart.com. Awarded to...BONNIE CHURCH - "Brushed Serenity"
FINALISTS receive 2TheHeart bumper stickers and publication on 2TheHeart.com. Awarded to...
ROBERT WHITE - "Death of a Marriage", SHARON BRYANT - "Today", SUSAN STEVENS - "The Secret Room", SUSAN STEVENS - "The Special Angel", MARIE WILLIAMS - "Touched By The Master", KATHY NORRIS - "First Born"
HONORABLE MENTIONS will receive publication on 2TheHeart.com. Awarded to...
ROBERT WHITE - "Living", SUSAN STEVENS - "Rainbows", MARIE WILLIAMS, "Old Barn", MARIE WILLIAMS - "Autumn Beauty", GINGER BODA - "Baby's Day Out", MARGARET DRYSDALE - "Winter Journey", NELL BERRY - "God's Goodness", KATHY NORRIS - "Grandma", KATHY NORRIS - "Someone In You", PAMY BLAINE - "There Is A Song That Must Be Sung"
Watch for these poems to be posted on our web site this week!
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