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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Neil Young Poetry Contest.

UPDATE: This is a potential scam: Neil Young poetry scam (they've done it on Lady Gaga...). Apologies.

Here's a Neil Young Poetry Contest.

Neil Young inspires us all! He turned his artistic energy and creativity into a world famous message and attitude that has spread around the world. Now, it’s time to share your personal message from the heart. Here’s your chance to write a poem for Neil. The best poems will be considered for publication and recording.

Prize total of $1000.

Details at Neil Young Poetry Contest.


At 8/20/2011 03:05:00 PM, Blogger ZiggySleepdance said...

this is an interesting idea, having a contest whose winner may be recorded by Neil. But, is there any confirmation that this is not a scam?

At 8/20/2011 05:54:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Good q ZiggySleepdance.

Not sure. Figured someone would look into further and pass along their thoughts.

Let us know.

At 8/21/2011 06:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say scam:

At 8/21/2011 06:40:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Anon. Updated.

At 8/22/2011 11:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus H. Crap I just spent the whole weekend working on a poem!

At 8/22/2011 05:00:00 PM, Blogger ZiggySleepdance said...

Hey, why doesn't Trasheher's wheat do same contest now that the idea is out, but jot for prize of any kind, just for the love Neil's music?

At 8/22/2011 06:24:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

ZiggySleepdance - Great idea. Tell you what, if you want to judge and review entries, we'll be glad to post the details.

You can run it on your blog.

Right now, we have the contest for NYA going.

At 8/23/2011 10:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the first time i enter its a scam! hope you all can straighten that out thanks anyway.

At 8/23/2011 03:24:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

1st Annual Rusties Poetry Contest (not a scam)

At 8/23/2011 04:08:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

well i haven't been to the wheat for a while and i got a bit excited about a neil poem ya sayin' its a scam
well anyways here's my entry:

The Quest:

A single mind, a single vision
a single thought,that I've been wishin'

My life gets clouded, with my ambition
not always clear, but its my decision

a simple man, is what I am
don't need no bling, don't need no glam

Just give me my friends,my axe and my passion
Don't need any lines, thats outa fashion!

Lord, give me the strength, to enjoy what I love
To travel,discover and follow the peace dove

Give me the humility,my ego's intact
give me the tranquility,to where I can retract

Give me the spirit,enrich my soul
give me the direction,to seek my full goal

they are humble hopes,to come to fruition
And the life it evokes, has no limits or condition

Grant my wish, to let me follow my dream
A simple life!....a simple dream!


At 8/24/2011 12:37:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

last line should have read:

'a simple life..a simple theme"

At 9/01/2011 07:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMO, best Neil Young poetry:


At 9/14/2011 05:12:00 PM, Anonymous said...

(This one's for you Thrasher)
America,remember her,
When the truth was overblown,
The government will cradle you,
When the freedom's dead and gone,
It's gonna be a hard one,
When you gaze into the light,
A difficult one,
When the speck,it's in your eye,
You look around,
You don't understand,
You can't hear a sound,
With your head stuck in the sand.

At 4/30/2012 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Twila South said...

Here entry since its a scam! Thats a shame I was so into it.

When Neil sings his songs
My heart gets strong.
Its like he knows my inner soul.
He sings to me with sweet harmony.
He knows where Iv been which shakes me deep within.
Hes meant to be with me, In my soul I know where my life will go.
When I see Neil I shutter with a chill.
When I hear his songs I know I belong.
This ole world keeps coming down!
but at least I know I can listen to Neil on the radio.
I have aged with time, My heart stays strong.
When Neil sings his songs.


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