Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the imayo.

Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the imayo along with a Top 10 list. You can check out all the imayo entries in the comments on this post.

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Here is the winning imayo:

“Vehicle,” by Bruce Niedt

The warranty’s expired – harder to get parts.
Everything falls apart now, piece by piece by piece.
Not even duct tape will help – repairs are futile.
“Well,” my doctor reassures, “you’re just getting old.”


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Congratulations, Bruce Niedt! Love the play on the term “vehicle” in this one; it’s just a fun poem to read and re-read. Despite its punchline, it never seems to get old.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

Vehicle, by Bruce NiedtAs Summer Slips Past, by Linda L SteadBoys and Girls, by Debbie Abbottlost souls, by Pamela J. JessenFor Dante, by Steven R. RobertsonSmoke Gets in Your Eyes, by Taylor GrahamContentment, by Candace Kubinec”We live in a floating world,” by Sasha A. PalmerSelf Affliction, by Elizabeth RidgeRain Dance, by Lorraine Caramanna

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote an imayo!

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