INSPIRATION/MOTIVATION Poetry Contest (Winner gets poem made into film)

Deadline May 31st. Submit a poem that is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL and get it made into a movie. 

Accepting any poetry in any genre or length that is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL in any way.

All poems will be posted on this network. Over 95,000 unique visitors a day. The winning poem will have their poetry made into a movie. SPECIAL NOTE: Every single entry will get their poetry performed by a professional actor and made into a video.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a POEM that is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL. Send it to this contest for $25 and it will be POSTED on this site guaranteed for 100,000s to see. Plus, every entry will get their poetry performed at the festival and made into a video. (you own all rights to this poem and whenever you want it taken down, send us an email).

2. Email your POEM to submission@festivalforpoetry.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format or just cut and paste it into the body of the email.

3. SUBMIT as many poems as you like. One fee per poem entry.

4. The poem can be any subject as long as it is INSPIRATIONAL or MOTIVATIONAL. Any topic from optimism, tragedy, to politics.

5. PAY THE $25 SUBMISSION FEE. Guaranteed post on this network. Results to be emailed by June 10th.

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Watch Recent Poems made into a MOVIE:

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 5

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IN THE STARS, by Marcus G. Taylor
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/04/22/poem-in-the-stars-by-marcus-g-taylor/

SEDONA NOON, by Cliff Smith
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/02/23/sedona-noon-poetry-by-cliff-smith/

THE RESTORATION OF A BROKEN LADY
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/02/23/the-restoration-of-a-broken-lady-poetry-by/

GONE, by Minusthecynic
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/12/29/gone-poetry-by-minusthecynic/

LITTLE GIRL LOST, Patricia Poulos
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/12/29/little-girl-lost-poetry-by-patricia-poulos/

THE SEMPITERNAL SAPPHIRE, Sohinee Day
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/12/14/the-sempiternal-sapphire-poetry-by-sohinee-dey/

THE VOICE, Tabithashley
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/12/14/the-voice-poetry-by-tabithashley/

A POEM TO A CHILD, Kriz Rogers
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/a-poem-to-a-child-poetry-by-kriz-rogers/

THE RED THREAD, Jodyboots
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/the-red-thread-poetry-by-jodyboots/

THE TRILOGY, Shannon Griffiths
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/10/02/the-trilogy-of-poetry-poetry-by-shannon-griffiths/

SEX AT ITS FINEST, HonestlyFrank
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/sex-at-its-finest-poetry-by-honestlyfrank/

SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE, Carla Fox
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/sunday-night-service-poetry-by-carla-fox/

DREAMS AND REALITY, Natalia Gorbunova Spain
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/dreams-and-reality-poetry-by-natalia-gorbunova-spain/

I AM, Allyson Olivia
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/i-am-poetry-by-allyson-olivia/

I’VE GOT TO WIN, Sonya Marshall
I’ve got to win, Poetry by Sonya Marshall

WALLS OF FLESH, Shannon Rohn
Walls of Flesh, Poetry by Shannon Rohn

FROM WITHIN HER RIB CAGES, J. Liethers
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/from-within-her-rib-cages-poetry-by-j-liethers/

FLICKERING LIGHTS, Silfath Pinto
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/04/flickering-lights-poetry-by-silfath-pinto/

LOVE, Krishna Singh
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/04/love-poetry-by-ram-krishna-singh/

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 4

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THEN YOU WAKE UP, Donna J. Loewen
Then you wake up, Poetry by Donna J. Loewen

A REMARKABLE TALE FROM THE LAND OF PODD, Ed Newman
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/06/22/a-remarkable-tale-from-the-land-of-podd-poetry-by-ed-newman/

HIJO PRODIGO DE LA DESGRACIA, Francisco Fernandez
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/06/22/hijo-prodigo-de-la-desgracia-poetry-by-francisco-fernandez/

LOTTIE WE CAN FLY, Elaine Longworth
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/06/22/lottie-we-can-fly-poetry-by-elaine-longworth/

TO LEAD WELL, Bob Vanourek
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/06/09/to-lead-well-poetry-by-bob-vanourek/

MY LIFE TUMBLED AND I FELL, A Goomer
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/05/27/my-life-tumbled-and-i-fell-poetry-by-a-goomer/

THE EARTH THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MOON, Julie Hartley
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/05/27/the-earth-through-the-eyes-of-the-moon-poetry-by-julie-hartley/

ODE TO THE WRITER, Siza Sibiya
Ode to the Writer, Poetry by Siza Sibiya

THE LAST HUMAN TO HAVE LIVED, Mudeet Arora
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/04/27/the-last-human-to-have-lived-poetry-by-mudeet-arora/

GODS PURSUIT, BWC Poet
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/04/15/gods-pursuit-by-bwc-poet/

13/9 VERSES LOVE, Karoline Lehner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/04/13/9-verses-love-poetry-by-karoline-lehner/

MY DAILY PRAYER, Angey Cravens
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/04/07/my-daily-prayer-poetry-by-angey-cravens/

JUST FOR A DAY, Robby J. Keating
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/24/just-for-a-day-poetry-by-robby-j-keating/

UNCLE THIS IS WAR PAINT, Kimberly Cruz Alvarado
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/23/uncle-this-is-war-paint-poetry-by-kimberly-cruz-alvarado/

WHAT OF THE UNKNOWN PATH, Maria Parent
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/22/what-of-the-unknown-path-poetry-by-maria-parent/

I AM ME, Upender Reddy
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/19/i-am-me-poetry-by-upender-reddy/

CHILLY START, Kate Alsbury
Chilly Start, Poetry by Kate Alsbury

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 3

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C POEM, Natalie Henderson
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/13/c-poem-by-natalie-henderson/

MY COMPASS, Esmeralda Hernandez
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/23/my-compass-poetry-by-esmeralda-hernandez/

BE THE LIGHT, Yusef Vance
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/22/be-the-light-poetry-by-yusef-vance/

OCEANS BOTTOM, Antonia Giordano
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/19/oceans-bottom-poetry-by-antonia-giordano/

HE AND SHE, Chirayu
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/08/he-and-she-poetry-by-chirayu/

DON’T, Spyridoula Antoniou
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/30/dont-poetry-by-eirini-spyridoula-antoniou/

ALONE, Anderson Gomes
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/29/alone-poetry-by-anderson-gomes/

HEART SHAPED BUBBLES, Hillary Bryan
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/24/heart-shaped-bubbles-poetry-by-hillary-bryan/

SIMPLICITY, C. Denyce Ward
SIMPLICITY, Poetry by C.Denyce (Ward)

POETRY, Derek Ray
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/12/poetry-by-derek-ray/

CRAZY BOY, R. Shanelle
Crazy Boy, Poetry by R.Shanelle

A MENTION OF MINCHIN, Allison Welborn
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/03/a-mention-of-minchin-poetry-by-allison-welborn/

NO MONEY NO PROBLEM, Kathy Figueroa
No Money? No Problem!, Poetry by Kathy Figueroa

MY BEAUTIFUL CIRCUMSTANCES, Takudzwa Mudiwa
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/18/my-beautiful-circumstances-poetry-by-takudzwa-mudiwa/

M-E JUST CUT AND PASTE, Bill Clayton
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/17/m-e-just-cut-and-paste-by-bill-clayton/

STRONGER, Dawn M. Simpson
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/14/stronger-poetry-by-dawn-m-simpson/

DEFS, DEF P The MC
http://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/04/defs-poetry-pt-1-poetry-by-def-p-the-mc/

INNOVATION, Trahsa Nicole Hickman
Innovation, Poetry by Trasha Nicole Hickman

A POEM, Domeen Raad
A poem, Poetry by Domeem Raad

WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE THE PEN CAN ACHIEVE, Mac McGovern
What The Mind Can Conceive, The Pen Can Achieve, Poetry by Mac McGovern

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 2

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AFTER SUNSET, Javane Stewart
After Sunset, Poetry by Javane Stewart

BARBIE, Hlox Da Rebel
Barbie, Poetry by Hlox Da Rebel

ONLY UNTIL BOREDOM STRIKES, Rayanne Banaga
Only Until Boredom Strikes, Poetry by Rayanne Banaga

FROZEN DREAMS, Virendra Gupta
FORZEN DREAMS, Poetry by Virendra Gupta

POETREE OF LIFE, Lydia Torres
Poetree of Life, Poetry by Lydia Torres

LIFE, Tony Blackstone
LIFE, Poetry by Tony Blackstone

TEST YOUR TALENTS, Theres Ayla Kravetz
Test Your Talents, Poetry by Therese Ayla Kravetz

ANYONE, Robert Valleau
ANYONE?, Poetry by Robert Valleau

SOUTH BOUND, Ruth Andrews Garnes
South Bound, Poetry by Ruth Andrews Garnes

I WILL HOLD MY PEN TO BED, Ibrahim Olalere
I Wil Hold My Pen To Bed, Poetry by Ibrahim Olalere

THE CARNIVAL, Guessella Daniels
The Carnival, Poetry by Guessella Daniels

CHANGE, Chantel Wiggins
Change, Poetry by Chantel Wiggins

MAJORITY, Sanijela Matkovic
MAJORITY, Poetry by SANIJELA MATKOVIĆ

THE TRAIN TRIP HOME, Ben Marchant
The Train Trip Home, Poetry by Ben Marchant

CHILDHOODS PAST, Robert Valleau
CHILDHOOD’S PAST, Poetry by Robert Valleau

THE COLOR OF MY SKIN, Sonya Marshall
THE COLOR OF MY SKIN, Poetry by Sonya Marshall

INSPIRED BY YOU COLORS, Kerry Akers
Inspired by you Colors, Poetry by Kerry Akers

I STAND ABOVE, Dorita Charles
I Stand above, Poetry by Dorita Charles

I LIVE IN THE PRESENT, Ehi Mary Okwechime
I LIVE IN THE PRESENT, Poetry by Ehi Mary Okwechime

Read the best of MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Poetry – Part 1

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 BE LEAF, Azeem
Be Leaf, Poetry by The Poet Azeem

DEATH TO THE POET, Majezty Carlos Navarro
DEATH TO THE POET, Poetry by Majezty Carlos Navarro

INSPIRING SONG TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, Katarine Jovcevska
INSPIRING SONG TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, Poetry by Katarina Jovcevska

THE CLEANSING OF RAIN, Joan Treppa
The Cleansing of Rain, Poetry by Joan Treppa

WHO INSPIRES ME, Sonia Dutta
Who inspires me?, Poetry by Sonia Dutta

STAND YOUR GROUND, H. Lee
Stand Your Ground, Poetry by H. Lee

ARCANA COMPROMISED, Aneza Lee
Arcana Compromised, Poetry by Aneza Lee

FREEWAY TO SPACE, by Kathy Anderson
Freeway to Space, Poetry by Kathy Anderson

I AM, Suan Marie
I AM, Poetry by Susan Marie

THE FEAR OF LOSING HER,
The Fear of Losing Her, Poetry by John Kavanaugh

MY DARLING, Buffy Sammons
My Darling.., Poetry by Buffy Sammons

THE CAGED BIRD, Manisha Chetia
The Caged Bird, Poetry by Manisha Chetia

MY BELOVED, Sushant KR Panedy
My Beloved, Poetry by Sushant kr.Pandey

CETACEAN, Stephen J. Jacobs
CETACEAN, Poetry by Stephen J. Jacobs

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, by Pyja Jurid
What a Wonderful World, Poetry by Pyja Jurid

THIS LIFE, by Buffy Sammons
#Love this life.., Poetry by Buffy Sammons

MY JOURNEY, Stephen McBride
My Journey, Poem by Stephen McBride

I’M NOT GETTING OLD I AM GETTING BETTER,
I’m not getting old, I am getting better, Poetry by Gun Roswell

YOU SOUND SO DISTANT, Kela Maswabi
You sound so distant, Poetry by Kela Maswabi

FLIGHT OF FREEDOM, Scott Davis
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/16/flight-of-freedom-poetry-by-scott-davis/

A Remarkable Tale from the Land of Podd, Poetry by Ed Newman

In a faraway land, in the Land of Podd,
folks felt themselves each just a little bit odd.
Why in fact, not a few,
not even a dozen,
and not just a sister or uncle or cousin…
‘Twas the entire country caught under this spell,
each believed only others were anything swell,
and each felt discouraged just a smidge by his lot,
and this is what happened, believe it or not.

Genre: Humor, philosophical, hope, motivational

A Remarkable Tale
from the Land of Podd
by Ed Newman

In a faraway land, in the Land of Podd,
folks felt themselves each just a little bit odd.
Why in fact, not a few,
not even a dozen,
and not just a sister or uncle or cousin…
‘Twas the entire country caught under this spell,
each believed only others were anything swell,
and each felt discouraged just a smidge by his lot,
and this is what happened, believe it or not.

It had been a bad year, and in addition to famine
there were enemy troops on the borders of Salmon,
their unfriendly neighbors near the Mountain of Yore
and the King was near certain that his land was done for.

So he needed a messenger to save their lands
and he sought out a hero from the kingdom’s bands.
But each made excuses, for this and for that,
One said, “My hair’s funny,”
and “I can’t wear a hat.”
A second, who resisted, said his nose was too fat!

The king tried reason, and he also tried terror,
but quickly realized that the latter’s an error,
so he promptly decided to appeal to God,
’cause these were strange people, these people of Podd,
for nothing was wrong… though each thought he was odd.

The king finally saw, although quite peculiar,
that the land would be lost — including their ruler! —
if he couldn’t find someone to carry out this task,
but there seemed no one else in his land left to ask.

Yet the Kingdom was saved, it turned out in the end,
all because the king knew that to save his own skin
he would have to step down from his throne, to the street,
and even though he didn’t like his own feet,
he became a great leader by hiding it inside
and he ran ‘cross the hills to the far other side
to bring back an army or some kind of troop
to finish forever this enemy poop.

I guess that is why some are kings, some are not.
We’re all quite the same, and we’re all that we’ve got.

 

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Hijo pródigo de la desgracia, Poetry by Francisco Fernández

No he vivido una guerra,
no he notado en mis manos el peso de la carne
y nada más.
No he respirado la ceniza,
ni los gritos me asaltan por las noches;
no he sentido la vulnerabilidad de la trinchera
ni el temblor del rifle ante mi enemigo.

Genre: Spanish Civil War, philosophical, social, motivational.

Hijo pródigo de la desgracia by Francisco Fernández

No he vivido una guerra,
no he notado en mis manos el peso de la carne
y nada más.
No he respirado la ceniza,
ni los gritos me asaltan por las noches;
no he sentido la vulnerabilidad de la trinchera
ni el temblor del rifle ante mi enemigo.

Sin embargo, eso no impide
que me sienta como un ángel
con el culo lleno de metralla.
Los libros me han susurrado la desgracia
de ser esclavo de esta historia,
de la Historia de España,
de la Gran Historia Universal.

No he sentido el frío del exilio
ni la orfandad de la infancia robada.
No merezco cartas ni medallas.
Sin embargo, no creo que mi lucha no tenga sentido
por estar lejos de las balas,
por ser mi espejo el campo de batalla.
La guerra a la que me enfrento cada día
es controlar al animal que habita mi estómago,
y prepararme para, llegado el momento,
impedir que la Historia se repita.

 

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

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The last human to have lived, Poetry by Mudeet Arora

Eyes showing a moonlit night,
Under the shadows of insanity,
He and his conscience got into a fight,
He had nothing to lose, nothing to pity,
After all, he has no one in his sight,
The world had lost everything,
Everything that seemed pretty.

Genre: Forced Motivation

The last human to have lived
by Mudeet Arora

Eyes showing a moonlit night,
Under the shadows of insanity,
He and his conscience got into a fight,
He had nothing to lose, nothing to pity,
After all, he has no one in his sight,
The world had lost everything,
Everything that seemed pretty.

He saw the world pass by,
In front of his closed eyes
Nothing he could do but try,
Try and try till he himself dies.

He had the world at his feet,
Many of you would take it
But he, he lived the life of a lover,
He could only express and could never fake it.

He cursed himself
He hit himself
All of the world seemed of no value to him,
He tried to kill himself
But his hands trembled like an adolescent’s first swim.

All he needed was to see a face
But this wasn’t a clue,
This wasn’t a game
All that was beloved,
There was no trace.

He sat in his final night,
He saw death dancing by all horizons,
His eyes lit up at the sight of death,
It was the first feeling he had for eons.

Death gently sat beside him
Intending to have a conversation
“Finally you’re here”, he said with a grin,
As his body felt cold…
When death made its embrace,
He remembered all the good he did,
Looking into death’s eyes,
Not for a moment his conscience slipped.

His smile cast a storm,
In that moment, he asked death…
This is all of what his last words could give…
“How does it feel to take away
The last human to have lived?”

 

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

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WHAT OF THE UNKNOWN PATH, Poetry by Maria Parent

What of the unknown path?
That gives you such an ache,
the crossroad you came to…
the step you didn’t take.

Genre: Life, Motivational

WHAT OF THE UNKNOWN PATH
~ By Maria Parent

What of the unknown path?
That gives you such an ache,
the crossroad you came to…
the step you didn’t take.

What of the unknown path?
….a regret ‘til the end?
A secret mystery
that time cannot transcend.

What of the unknown path?
You yearn for when alone…
Lost in your solitude;
Confused and on your own.

What of the unknown path?
That calmly calls you back,
with unfamiliar turns…
deep dark and often black.

What of the unknown path?
Its destination blurred,
its journey never known,
the memories not incurred.

What of the unknown path?
You may not ever know.
Instead just look forward…
as onward you must go.

 

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

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