*Realistic Poetry International

 Link: Realistic Poetry International


Link:Poetry Contest



Always pay attention to contest rules, qualifications, prerequisites and or specifications. 




“Writing Contests, Grants & Awards”

I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE! — I don’t work for them, trust me, lol! But I do subscribe. And it’s worth every penny!


*POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE  –  https://www.pw.org/grants

“The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.”



1) https://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry/contests/


Why not enter a contest or two? Please make sure to read all the requirements and instructions before agreeing to anything or submitting your Poetry. But go for it & have fun!


2) https://www.freelancewriting.com/writing-contests/


3) http://www.poetrynation.com/contest_entry.php?ad=poetrycontest





5) https://www.pw.org/grants








“Now Where You At?”


 “Now Where You At?” 

You never had my back,

Beat my Momma while she was pregnant, sucka-bitch attacks.

Trying to destroy us both, had no love I see…

Now Where You At?

Living, while you never wanted me to be,

The life you & my mother created…”ME”,

Always tearing me down, abused me verbally, mentally, emotionally, physically, incestuously…

You piece of shit, lol! Now Where You At?

Damaged my heart, mind, body & soul

Half of this story, has never been told.

These words you can’t even read,

Because you’re still ignorant, living in the land of illiteracy

Now Where You At?

No more secrets man,

No more lies

Now you’re old – can’t see anymore out of those evil eyes…

“Hey Daddy!

Now Where You At?”

(((MIC DROP))) 

 *The pain of child abuse doesn’t just go away. It leaves an imprint on ones soul. Manifesting and expressing itself in a variety of ways. It causes anger, confusion, lost and torn from the treatment. It teaches one to be a wonderful victim and become a master in self-sabotage. For some, they become abusers themselves. It is a cycle that is not easy and takes much work to break. Abusees, have to learn how to embrace themselves, no matter what they’ve been through and to not see themselves through the eyes & actions of the abuser. The first step is to let that negative garbage out. Release the pain, frustration, judgment, guilt, fear, you name it.  I say, “Feel, deal, heal and keep it moving forward.”  

©M.A.M. {aka: MAX A POETESS} , All Rights Reserved.

You are not alone and people care.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 


1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential. 

National Hotlines 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.  

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)  

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.  Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org . This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  These hotlines have helped over 1.3 million people since RAINN’s founding in 1994.


*Writing Tip #6: New to Writing Poetry? Then Start With A Haiku!



(Picture derived from Google)

Ah, My Ancestors. (5 syllable)

Embrace me with your beauty. (7 syllable)

Long, strong, green-stemmed souls. (5 syllable)

~Max A. Poetess

If you’re new to writing poetry, I find that the best and easiest one to try, is the Haiku. They’re short, 3 lined and follow the 5-7-5 syllable method. “But how do I write it???”, the proverbial question, laced with a nice, nasal whine, lol! For some, writing poetry comes as easy as they breathe. I looked at this picture just now, felt the vibes, and there’s the Haiku. For others, it’s a daunting and difficult task.

I was shown by a teacher of mine in elementary school, to easily say the words I wanted to write and count the syllables out on my fingers. Works every time, lol!

Don’t overthink it or look to put too much into it. Simply, close our eyes, inhale, exhale slowly, look at the picture and write the first things that pop into your mind. Don’t worry, if it sounds silly, crazy, or what have you. Just go with it. Try it with a few pictures and see what you can come up with. Trust me, it’s fun, lol!

I have taken the liberty to share this article from:


wikiHow to Write a Haiku Poem

Four Parts:Sample HaikuChoose a Haiku SubjectUse Sensory LanguageBecome a Haiku WriterCommunity Q&A

Haiku (俳句 high-koo) are short three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable structure that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience. Haiku poetry was originally developed by Japanese poets, and the form was adopted (and adapted) by virtually every modern language, including English. The secret to writing great haiku is to be observant and appreciate nature, as detailed below.

Sample Nature Haiku

  • An afternoon breeze
    expels cold air, along with
    the fallen brown leaves.
  • Cherry blossoms bloom,
    softly falling from the tree,
    explode into night.
  • The warmth on my skin.
    Fire falls beneath the trees.
    I see the sun set.
  • Summer here again.
    Music plays sweetly, drifting.
    And life is renewed.
  • A winter blanket
    covers the Earth in repose
    but only a dream
  • An ocean voyage.
    As waves break over the bow,
    the sea welcomes me.

Again, check out this website. They go in great detail and have very helpful and useful information for Haiku beginners.

Have fun!!!




“Luvin Di Bob!”

This is the poem I read on the air, yesterday evening {05/10/2017}. Much shout-outs and respect to Francine Chin of 1095jamz.com Wfcs.fm

Da Francine Chin Show is “HOT!” 🔥🇯🇲🔥🇯🇲🔥  Francine Chin

Listen to this poem on Dropbox – https://db.tt/2l2BrXPbEF



Luvin Di Bob”

Listening to you daily, in my youth,

You became a mentor, friend, a vision of truth.

Sneaking to play your music, under the covers in bed,

As your words & sounds, were imprinted within my head.

Wishing that you didn’t physically die,

As it was you, who first helped to re-open, my 3rd-eye.

A legend, a master, out doing time,

I sing & hum your chunes, line-by-line.

Many have gone & many will come,

But your musical prophetness, can never be matched or undone.

Grown, that I am, yet these ears & eyes still see,

There will never be another like, “Robert Nesta Marley.”


*Inspired by my #1 & favorite artist & teacher, “Bob Marley.” Like many, I grew up rather rough and underprivileged. Through the pain and confusion, felt and endured as I child…I needed answers. I grew up listening to Bob Marley and by the age of 8, I knew a great deal of his music by heart. He taught me about life and made me want to seek more answers. He also opened my mind up to the world in which we live in. I would sing his songs and cry. At times, I swore he was singing about and for me. Then I began to see, that he was. He was singing for all that could relate & or over-stand the meaning of his lyrical visions & life. I don’t miss him, because for me? He lives on forever. His words & messages are timeless. He will never die.

©M.A.M. {aka: MAX A POETESS} , All Rights Reserved.