2015 Poetry Contest Finalists

Read the finalists for the 2015 Poetry Contest. Poets were asked to write a poem about 2015 or something that occurred in 2015.

The winning poem will be made into a movie. Winner announced on January 31st.

Read the finalists for the 2015 Poetry Contest. Poets were asked to write a poem about 2015 or something that occurred in 2015.

The winning poem will be made into a movie. Winner announced on January 31st.

Read the 7 poetry finalists:

PARIS – THE ATROCITY 13th November 2015 by Jane-Gill Wilson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/21/paris-the-atrocity-13th-november-2015-poetry-reading-by-jane-gill-wilson-read-by-maya-wolosyzn/

2015 by Adrian DeBarros
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/01/2015-poetry-by-adrian-debarros/

2015 by Dawdu M.Amantanah
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/01/2015-poetry-by-dawdu-m-amantanah/

2015, by Gloria D. Gonsalves
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/2015-poetry-by-gloria-d-gonsalves/

Never to old for Love (2015 Poem) by Colin Guest
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/never-to-old-for-love-2015-poem-poetry-by-colin-guest/

2015, by Danny Karl Fleming
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/2015-poetry-by-danny-karl-fleming/

Star Strider by Tricia Wagner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/star-strider-poetry-by-tricia-wagner/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015, Poetry by Dawdu M.Amantanah

We all slid into 2015
On the tremulous wave of last year
Surfing past years
In Jeremy Clarkson built time machines
Mercury chats to the stars in the dim light of retrograde moonwalking super moons
Awakened by the force of stars

Genres: politics,love,inspiration,revolution,science,society,death,rhyme and popular culture

2015
by Dawdu M.Amantanah

{Poetic Culmination}

We all slid into 2015
On the tremulous wave of last year
Surfing past years
In Jeremy Clarkson built time machines
Mercury chats to the stars in the dim light of retrograde moonwalking super moons
Awakened by the force of stars
Women walk below them embracing the sparkle like diamonds
Wearing dresses we can’t quite determine the color
Was blue the hue?
Most say glistening gold
No it must be purple
We all need to hold hands
Singing hymn’s praying in circle’s
Cause the mass shootings and police brutality
Birthed looting and revolution
And the pain of the slain
Drips like sewage in the ghetto’s all across the world
with no one sticking around long enough to pay attention
Hilary Clinton’s personal emails got more attention
While rockets are launched into orbit chewed on like gum by the atmosphere
And salvaged like precious metal
What a 2015 we had
Closer to Mars we are
Rest in Peace
Tamir Rice
Sandra Bland
Laquan Mcdonald
And the hundreds
Unnamed that were slain
I pray the cease of 54 years of limited cargo
Breaks the embargo between American and Cuba
I got 8 quarters in my pocket
Gas is under two bucks
What luck!
The blizzard of 2015 broke records even the abominable snowman gave up
This is just a poem
As the world jot’s down
Two thousand and fifteen ways to evolve
Yet each year we have more to solve

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