Submit Your Seventh Poem For 2019

Submit Your Seventh Poem For 2019

It’s time to submit your seventh poem for 2019. We hope you made a splash.

I will accept and approve posts for SPLASH from 24 July 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 25 July 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00) on

Please ask Google to figure out what time that will be in your part of the world.

Please submit your poem on


  1. Log in.
  2. Submit (Top right).
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Select the correct category: Poetry Prompt 6: Use Sound Devices
  5. Do not select any other category.
  6. Submit for approval.
  7. Read and comment on four other poems. Please spread the love. Look for poems that haven’t been read, instead of everyone reading and commenting on the same poems.

Those of us trying it for the first time this post may find this post helpful. How To Write & Talk About Poetry


  1. This is an exercise in discipline. The comments are a bonus. There is no prize because I want you to focus on writing for yourself and to try and take more risks.
  2. Be kind when you comment. Start with a positive comment, suggest an improvement, and end with something positive. We are here to learn.
  3. Our next prompt is at the end of this post.

A few more points:

  1. I will try to read as many posts as possible, but I do have a day job that I would like to keep.
  2. NO hate speech. None. If you see something nasty that I should be made aware of, please send me a message.
  3. Be careful of profanity.
  4. I need to approve every post. Please be patient with me. I am teaching during the day and I will approve them as quickly as I can. They will all go up.

Can I still join?

You can join the 12 Short Story or Poetry Challenge in any month. So, if you start in June 2019, that will be month one for you and then May 2020 will be month 12. Sign up on

Here is my poem for ‘Splash’: 

Splashes of Colour by Mia Botha

The dull grey canvas of life
The repetition of routine
The sameness of it all 
Again and again and again 
But if you stop, if you look,
You'll see-
The red lipstick of a woman's smile
The sky blue of a child's eye
The yellow pool of sunlight
The Fresh green of a new leaf.
All hidden in the dull grey canvas of life
Waiting to be found

And here is Prompt 8 for 2019:

P.S. If you are taking part in the 12 Poems Challenge, join the group on Facebook: 12 Poems in 12 Months

 by Mia Botha

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The Poems Challenge:

  1. Submit Your Sixth Poem For 2019
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  3. Submit Your Fourth Poem For 2019
  4. Submit Your Third Poem For 2019
  5. Submit Your Second Poem For 2019
  6. Submit Your First Poem For 2019
  7. Welcome To The 12 Poems Challenge For 2019

This article has 3 comments

  1. William

    Sorry, I don’t want to be rude, but I’m not getting into, even though I tried to do it all day. Can I try to do it the next day?

    This is my poetry for you know:

    She threw herself off the cliff
    Falled in at high speed
    With a position stiff
    Diving in sea succeeded

    Did not get hurt by the crash
    But it gave a huge splash

    While diving to under sea
    A glimpse of marine life
    A great place for sigthsee
    And emerges for land life

  2. Mia Botha

    Hello William, please send an email to I’ll help you. Thanks Mia

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