Weekly Poetry Contest Week of 8/11/13 Theme: First Times The Weekly Poetry Contest is back! My name is morepages and I'll be running the contest; feel free to message me with any comments, questions, or concerns as we move on to future contests. In this first post let me outline the rules: - Contests will be posted Friday at 8pm (Eastern Standard Time) from now on. - Submissions will run through Sunday at 8pm. Submit poems as replies to this thread. - Voting will run in a new thread through Thursday at 8pm. - The winner of the contest will be announced in a new thread Friday at 8pm, when they will have an entire day of glory and congratulations before we start over! Sound fair? And of course, all work should be your own and all that jazz. Y'all know how to do this fairly. The Theme: First Times In honor of this new beginning for the Weekly Poetry Contest, this week's theme is all about new beginnings. Poetry submissions for this contest should consider the topic of first times, new beginnings, and fresh starts. Some suggestions: - first day at school,job, home, etc. - first day after X - last day of X If there are any questions about whether a poem meets the theme, message me!