Welcome to Poetry Nation!

Enter our poetry contest!Enter our free poetry contest and join our global community of amateur poets! Poetry Nation is a living, breathing ecosystem of all things related to poetry. We also offer monthly challenges, resources, and publishing as well as interactions with other poets through comments and ratings, and more! Do you like to recite poetry? Then upload a YouTube link. These features feed together into a fun online environment for anyone who loves to read and write. Therefore, make Poetry Nation your personal library! You can add limitless poems to your account. With them, you can organize collections of your work. So what are you waiting for? Join today and share your poems with friends and fellow poets across the world!

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  • Bleeding Love for You

    This poem is about heart break and feeling as though u cant go on without them but u believed in them and loved them with all your heart and your mad but at the Same time you never want to remember them because they left you for another and you feel as though u gave everything for that person and you believed in them and in everything that they said but it was all lies and cheating.... Its about trying to cope and fined your way back from the pain and remember what it was like before they came on the picture... To move on totally and be anew again born out of the ashes of pain and hurt .....

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  • Heartbreak

    Nineteen year old actor living and working in Los Angeles. I never force a poem; I write when I find inspiration during my day-to-day life lving in this vibrant city. As someone who is caught somewhere between boy and man, my poem offers a sensitive take on how young people may handle losing someone they love, in whatever way that may be. The poem combines elements of naivety and longing, yet also thoughtfulness and composure, presenting to its reader an idea that the subject, whomever he or she be, is an old soul in a young body.

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International Poetry Contest

Enter your poem for a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes! Our semi-annual contest awards 100 third-place poems, 20 runners-up, and one $2,000 grand prize. You can submit a poem on any topic, using whatever style you prefer; for more info, read the contest rules. There is no fee to enter, so you have nothing to lose—show us what you’ve got!

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