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A message to the next generation (2014-2015 Poetry Prize Entry)

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  • A message to the next generation (2014-2015 Poetry Prize Entry)

    I was once just like you
    Happy, care-free.. if only you knew
    Just how cruel this world can be
    And that the cost of 'freedom' isn't free

    But you're oblivious to all the terror
    Seeing the world without an error
    That tiny smile, the look in your eyes
    Completely unaware of the pile of lies

    Stacking up, slowly but surely
    I simply pray you don't discover them prematurely.
    You do not want this life I live
    A life in which there is no one you can forgive.

    Instead keep your innocence for as long as you can
    And do not try to understand
    Play and laugh; Love and grow
    That is the gift I wish to bestow

    Enjoy the small things life can give
    You never know how much time you have left to live
    Make sure you have no regrets
    Unlike me who hid in the shadows of a silhouette.

  • #2
    Never mind. I forgot you cannot be older than 18. Oh well. Good luck to all of those eligible to enter.

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    • #3
      Unless I'm misreading the rules, I believe you can't be younger than 18, so if you are over 17 you should be totally fine to enter:
      • The Contest is open to all legal residents of the United States and Canada. Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of entry, unless prohibited by law. A parent or legal guardian above the age of 18 may enter on behalf of a child under 18.

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      • #4
        Really? The way they worded it made it sound like you cannot be under the age of eighteen but not older either. Perhaps that was just my misunderstanding since it would be silly if you could only be eighteen years of age to enter and it would narrow down the eligible contestants considerably.

        EDIT: It should read:
        • The Contest is open to all legal residents of the United States and Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry, unless prohibited by law. A parent or legal guardian above the age of 18 may enter on behalf of a child under 18.

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