The Winning Poet is....


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More comic relief.

The Winning Poet is....

Fear not humble poets your poems they’re not dead

They’ve just been put on file and are waiting to be read

A fine website this is and we’re all glad it’s come to fruition

But the rules of the game require much more than just normal intuition

Enter the weekly poetry contest you say?

Not a problem, it’s very easy… almost mere child’s play

But winning?  Not so easy … several factors must prevail

First people must read the poem… not a minor little detail

Second comes comments and ratings by other interested poets

They read and reread and finally leave their individual epithets

Then the web owners take over and apply some simple math

The Standard Gross Count Mean Number system is defined as the path

Since no one really knows what that means… not even a remote clue

We congratulate the winner and move on without further ado

How does one make a name for themselves and gain wider recognition?

Well they must follow the golden rule … a simple proposition

The golden rule states unequivocally that good Friends are the secret key

So make many and nurture them carefully and a winning poet you may be.

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countrypoet commented on The Winning Poet is....


You have written a humorous but very truthful poem about the weekly poetry contest. It seems like the poets that write beautiful,inspiring poems with a good message don't win any contests on this website.The poems that win seem to be abstract poems with little or no real message and muddled viewpoints.



You have hit the nail on the head. Thanks for being an advocate of good poetry.

Stryx commented on The Winning Poet is....


I'm laughing with this one. And all so true. I'll give you a 10, that's what Ill do.



You are a gentlemen and a scholar.

stellar commented on The Winning Poet is....


Indeed that's true...thank you...lols.............................................................................




JCKasper commented on The Winning Poet is....


The more time I get to spend and read this website the more I love it...........It brings up a lot of different emotions! I love reading the different points and enjoy the irony. This is a two-sided coin for me-------If I could, I would want to pick heads and tails!!!!!! Well Written



Many thanks for reading and providing feedback

IAMLIKEU commented on The Winning Poet is....


You have made me reexamine my use and abuse of this site. I have tried to be true to my friends that have responded to me on this site. But it is more blessed to give than to receive. To have friends you must be a friend. Thanks for the funny lesson on keeping friends. I would like to learn that skill. Wow, you seem to be making some interesting friends with this one!



Thanks for reading and commenting, I appreciate it.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30