I want to thank all those who participated in the ‘Online Terrorist Keywords Poetry Contest’, and give a big “Congratulations!” to the winner, Benjamin Haas. His poem “On the Day I Became a Terrorist” was beautifully written and entertaining to rea
I also wanted to give an honorable mention to the runner up, J’nell Avenia, who wrote me this beautiful note after the contest was over:
I want to thank you for sponsoring this contest, I was inspired to write my poem on the night after my last Chemo. As sick as I felt, it was something I was inaately compelled to do. I was hoping to win as a symbolic measure to parallel the battle with Cancer that I am trying to win.
I may not have won the contest as hoped, but I was inspired to write my Cancer journey in poetic form. I also realized how many people cared enough about my journey to not vote just once for me, but in 2 rounds of contest. They inspured friends and family members to join in my cause, making me realize how many truly good people I have in my life. Without this contest these realizeations would not have been made, nor my poem even written. I come away from this a with a great poem that makrs the end of my first round of treatment. I may not have won this contest as I had hoped to, but hopefully it gave me even more mental inspiration towards my battle with Cancer….THIS is is contest I WILL win! Thanks again for this great opportunity for personal growth!
Thank you again to all who made this contest so fun! I hope everyone will continue to find creative outlets for mocking the “war on terror” and it’s perpetrators.