Prize Poetry

Pongo Poetry Prize - July 2013

This is the 13th winner of the Pongo Poetry Prize. Following the winning poem, there are links to three great poems that received Honorable Mention.

Ten Reasons to Love Me 
by a young woman, age 17

1. I may not be perfect, but I can be the best, most beautiful, and elegant Young Lady You Ever Met.

2. I always wish for meeting Prince Charming one day and for him to sweep me off my feet, like they do in Fairy Tales...

3. I do my best to understand the simple things and appreciate the things GOD has blessed me with, including YOU !

4. I can create a lifelong time full of LOVE WITH YOU AND ME !

5. I want the people around me to feel LIKE THEY CAN BE THEMSELVES AT ALL TIMES.

6. I hold onto some things forever, like when a person breaks my heart it's really hard to forgive them.

7. I have unusual ideas, like doing the unexpected and thinking of outrageous things to do, because that's me.

8. If I were an animal, I’d be a bird because I could chirp you the most outstanding melody to make you fall in Love with me, just like that.

9. I have a secret talent – I can Love you for you and all that you do, be your better half and so much more.

10. I am all that I am, but most of all I am your Lover.


Honorable Mention, July 2013
You Don't Know Me
Letter After a Time
Lessons of Courage and Fear

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