Attitude of Gratitude

August 23, 2016

Little flower,

petals swaying in the breeze,

bows her  head

as rain comes.

Then she looks to the sun

in joyful thanks!

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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Kisses From God – Poetry Without Words

August 23, 2016

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Artist

By Martha L Shaw – © 9-30-2013  All Rights Reserved

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MY SOUL RESTORED

August 23, 2016

Your whispers

In our quiet place

Are a symphony.

By Martha L Shaw © 2014

A NEW MORNING


REIGN VERSUS RAIN

August 22, 2016

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AT ALL TIMES GIVE THANKS

Smiling,

The cloud rained down.

The droplets kissed the dry land.

Refreshed and blessed,

The blades of grass looked heavenward      

And the sun began to shine.

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

 


FAITH HARVESTED

August 22, 2016

The clouds lingered long.

Will the light never return?

The dampness of my tears,

The ache in my limbs,

The longing for something more . . .

All forgotten in an instant

As my gaze found the sun!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2014

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Final 10 days left to contribute to #PoetsForPeace Collaboration!

August 21, 2016

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Hello Everyone,

We are so happy with how far we have come with this collaboration. Not only did we surpass our expectations with our lovely community (we have close to 200 contributions!), we are getting published with the help of our friend Laura! To see more details on publications please click here.

We wanted to remind everyone that this is the final stretch… if you still want to contribute, please do so by clicking here #PoetsForPeace, and adding your piece in the comment section. Please also mail your permission to be published to Michael at mzanemcclellan@outlook.com when you post your piece. 

The collaboration will close on August 31, 2016, so join us today! Multiple contributions are welcome! Please remember to add your piece in the original collaboration post listed above. 

Please help us share this message through social media and reblogs using the #PoetsForPeace hashtag.

Thank…

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Monetize your writing: 4 publishing contests you shouldn’t miss (no fees)

August 21, 2016

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About year ago I published this post where I emphasized three creative, more alternative ways you can earn money as a poet. Well, what I left out are writing contests as they are more of a traditional way of monetizing your writing. Nevertheless, they are a great way for emerging poets/writers to get more recognition and practice working under deadlines with focus on a specific topic.

Below is list of 4 competitions/paying publishing opportunities that I think are worth your attention. Now, I haven’t included contests that require fees, as I don’t see them as much motivating. Also, many of the competitions have specific accent on age, gender, location and ext. so I tried to exclude those which are very restrictive.

Here’s my list:

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

This is 16th year that this contest exists. There are no fees required for you to enter – only to make…

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