Winners of our April Poetry Contest Announced


May 11, 2008

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The winners of our April Poetry Contest have been chosen and are ready to be announced. As April was National Poetry month, we asked you to write a poem about the Harry Potter series. After many splendid entries, we now have the winners along with a few honorable mentions. Starting this month the first prize winners of our regular monthly contests will receive a custom made wand from Wizard Wood Wands for their efforts. Only our first prize winners will receive this wand which is crafted based on your specific instructions. Many thanks to Wizard Wood Wands for donating these custom wands. Here now are the winners:

  • First Place: cazzadragon

    It Wouldn’t Work Out Anyway

    I know I am doomed to wander
    Alone for all eternity,
    So why is it this charming girl
    Declares she is in love with me?

    She is so young, what would she know
    About the life she’d have to live?
    I am old and have no money,
    Nothing but despair can I give.

    For I’m a creature of nightmares
    Altered by the full moon’s pure light;
    The beast harbours a fierce bloodlust
    Which the man has no strength to fight.

    She does not think of the dangers,
    She cannot even comprehend
    Miserable is what she’d be,
    And she’d regret it in the end

    Therefore I must push her away,
    Though I see she hurts when I do,
    But the thing which hurts most of all
    Is that I’m in love with her too.

  • Second Place: Erin McCarty

    First Kiss

    This was not the time for snogging,
    Not the instant for a tryst.
    This was not the vision-fogging
    Perfect moment to have kissed.

    Not the time to start confessing
    Love in such a carnal way.
    Romance shouldn’t have been pressing
    On Hermione’s heart today.

    But then Ron suggested something
    Indicating that he knew
    It had never been a dumb thing
    To be so concerned with SPEW.

    At his empathetic worry
    Over every kitchen elf,
    She flew at him in a flurry.
    She could not restrain herself.

    Ron, in shock, recovered nicely;
    They entwined like Devil’s Snare.
    Harry wondered when, precisely,
    They would both come up for air.

    Ron’s compassion lit the ember;
    This was not just for themselves.
    What a moment to remember!
    Score another for the elves!

  • Third Place: S DeMann

    The Courageous Dobby

    In the cool night air
    The burial of an
    Old friend begins.
    As the moon shines down
    Upon the grass,
    I dig my friend his
    Cold dark grave.

    As tears trickle
    Down my face
    I think of him,
    Of how he was
    So daring
    So bold,
    And oh so brave.

    I remember the day
    I had set him free,
    With tears in his
    Huge eyes he
    Had thanked me,

    And now I must say
    Good-bye to him
    One last time,
    Say a good-bye to
    Him from me,
    My dear friend
    The House-Elf
    The Courageous Dobby.

  • Honorable Mention: Phoenix_226

    Well, old man
    You’re very wise
    You thought of all
    And said no lies
    Though here you lay
    Down in this tomb
    Your phoenix sings
    And roses bloom
    My hands will shake
    From grief and hate
    But I’ll push through
    Accept my fate
    I’ll show the boy
    Which path to take
    He’ll realize
    What choice to make
    It’s all for good
    To kill the foe
    Who took my love
    Who killed my doe

  • Honorable Mention: Susie Haberfeld

    Dumbledore’s Regret

    Responsibility’s the hardest way to gain
    adulthood”siblings become children and a boy
    must take the place of prisoned dad and mother slain.
    Each day in work does pass, each night devoid of joy.
    And so it seems a miracle, when suddenly
    a bird”no, boy”no, golden bird”alights and shares
    the very dreams that nights he’s held to secretly,
    and a few he’d daren’t dreamed; love”or fear”ensnares.

    Does danger lurk beneath such beauty there that floats?
    Apollo here himself proffers another fate
    than this dull life. No girl’s mad pain nor boy’s wise goats
    could yet bedim his twinkling eyes nor th’ ardor pall.
    But sister’s dead, the friendship’s lost! He knows too late
    that Family is the greatest Hallow of them all.

  • Honorable Mention: Angela Willhoite

    Here I Go Gently

    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark,
    Without pounding rage, without soaring heart.
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

    Know I could turn with even one remark.
    Plaintively passing those I must depart,
    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark.

    Behind me the battle is also stark.
    Forgive me for this night and for my part,
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

    I open my token just as a lark.
    Though it brings me those once a world apart,
    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark.

    Without a weapon, I step through the dark.
    Though this is the end, let it be the start;
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

    I’ll face what comes. I’m ready to embark
    On the path that will cut you from my heart.
    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark;
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

  • Honorable Mention: Martha Harris


    as my life flashes before your eyes
    I wonder what your reaction will be
    to the truth I’ve been hiding all these years
    it’s better this way we’ll never have to talk about it
    I’ll never have to see the pity in your eyes her eyes
    I never wanted pity
    I just wanted respect
    so desperately that I sold my soul in order to obtain it
    but I’m sure you’ll forgive me because you’re noble like that
    and I do value your forgiveness even though I would never admit it
    too stubborn to change now
    keeping all my feelings buried deep inside the impenetrable fortress of my mind
    pretending I didn’t care pretending I was in control
    pretending that being feared was better than being loved
    but now you see inside and there’s nothing left to hide
    so I can finally say
    good luck Harry

  • Honorable Mention: Kiara Zani

    Ethereal as it pierces the silence,
    A mournful melody ebbs and flows,
    The blood-red bird lifts the veil of denial,
    A dear man gone, half-moons and crooked nose.

    A covenant kept, a wrong man accused,
    One Hallow is safe from Tom’s long, white grasp,
    As the lone phoenix thrusts forth its final note,
    The costly gold heart is closed with a clasp.

    And The Boy Who Lived makes his guarantee,
    To avenge Dumbledore and fulfill the prophecy.

    Congratulations to all the winners! As we told you earlier, the first place winners of all our regular monthly contests, not our specialty contests, will receive a custom made wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands.

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