Poetry Competitionpoetrybismillah

The First Annual yahseen Poetry Competition is now accepting entries. We encourage everyone to participate. Poem subjecct must be one of the following themes: "Syria", "Gaza", "Islam Means Peace". See Guidelines for details. 1st Prize: $2,500 USD, 2nd Prize: $1,000 USD, 3rd Prize: $500 USD. Prizes will be awarded during Ramadan 1438 (2017). All qualified entries will receive notification of acceptance within a few weeks.

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Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your poem, please make sure you have read and adhered to the following guidelines where applicable:

  1. Only submit ONE poem, ONE time. Submitting multiple poems will cause disqualification. Only one poem per household will be accepted.
  2. Poem must be 26 lines or less, including stanza breaks but not including the title, and lines may be no more than 70 characters across, including spaces.
  3. Poem must adhere to basic rules of capitalization.
    • Do not type poem in all capital letters.
    • Do not capitalize the first letter of every word.
    • Only capitalize words that are proper (i.e. names and places).
    • The first word of each line may be capitalized.
  4. Be sure to proofread your poem for any grammatical errors.
  5. Do not use "texting" lingo. Properly spell out all words.
  6. Poems containing language that is vulgar, offensive, or wholly inappropriate will not be accepted.
  7. To ensure proper lineation, please use the "Enter" key to start a new line, indicating all intentional line breaks.
a random selection from poems submitted
A Passing Grade?
O'Syria. No doubt your plight is our test.
It spreads beyond frontiers hovering and seeping into
the warm marrow of our souls and the dark hollows
of our selfishness.and distance.
O'Syria. No doubt your plight is our test.
It measures the strength of our weakness,
the kinship of our family, the faith of our belief.
O' Syria. No doubt your plight is our test.
We are failing.
So what will we say on the Last Day,
when asked to account for not getting
a passing grade?
h. ibrahim USA


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