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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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    As she sleeps

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    PoetMike Blaylock

    Forever

    PoetMike Blaylock

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  • As she sleeps

    Any writer goes through the akward fase, where people assume we are nuts!! I'm nice, and sociable but people just don't understand. I've been writing for 30 years now. People like to compare bipolar disorder to a writer's mind. THATS NOT IT! If no-one really "gets" your thought process... As a writer, I know I write Life down. To feel better, and make my chaotic thoughts- beautiful words on paper. Maybe writer's are "different". But if non-writers could only understand. Some writers can't socialize about themselves, yet they are the most caring people in the world. EMPATHS at heart . So we think about things in our minds every day, we dont tell others- WE MAKE OURSELVES okay by writing it down and literally telling ourself again.

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  • Not Okay In OK County

    In 2017 I got caught up in some trouble that a buddy of mine had caused & found myself in Oklahoma County jail for the first (& last) time. I hadn't wrote poetry in years, but since I had so much free time on my hands I picked it backed up to entertain myself. For anyone who has never been to jail, or may not be familiar with some of the "jail terms" I use, let me explain: "Getting online" means to remove the water from the cells toilet, therefore leaving an empty pipe that inmates can communicate with one another through. "Kites" are notes passed between inmates, usually via a pulley system down the water pipes "Keefe" is jailhouse coffee & it is a freakin DRUG in jail. All right, thank you. ENJOY!

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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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Latest Published Works

  • Beyond the Sea: Tranquility

    Beyond the Sea: Tranquility

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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  • Beyond the Sea: Serenity

    Beyond the Sea: Serenity

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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  • Across the Way: Shoreline

    Across the Way: Shoreline

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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  • Beyond the Sea: Eventide

    Beyond the Sea: Eventide

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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