PoemHunter.com held a poetry contest,
Poets from all over the world joined in zest,
Chose from their poems, only the best
And submitted for the readers' quality test.
All the poems were so earnestly submitted,
With love, passion and memories dedicated.
It was difficult for one to choose the best,
Each poet was required to vote for the rest.
I made up my mind that I too would contest,
So requested a poet friend to kindly suggest,
Which of my poems she thought was the best,
'Pristine Love' she readily chose above the rest.
As she had said, so did I do,
Submitted the poem and stood in the queue,
To vote for the poems and to have a view
Of the hundreds that came randomly I knew.
When I was told that my poem was counted,
As one voted to be among the best hundred,
My heart swelled as I was truly astounded,
By the feat that came by, fairly even-handed.
Now with the final results just published,
I know what my poem has accomplished.
Though it was not something that I cherished,
Yet, one of the top ten looks a bit distinguished.
For this, my first thanks go to my li'l friend
Who so graciously lent me her helping hand.
Picked the right one as also did she commend
This poem to many a reader and many a friend.
Thanks also go to the voters, the numerous ones,
Who looked for my poem or found it by chance.
Grateful to the great soul who wrote me once,
She 'searched for ages' just to have one glance.
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Comments about this poem (Poetry Contest by Khairul Ahsan )
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Still I Rise
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