Black and White Photo and Writing Contest

by - 1:59 PM

A little while ago Emily from Lynde Avenue contacted me and told about her Black and White Photo and Writing Contest. The rules were nice and easy:
  1. Submit an original black and white photograph.
  2. Submit a short piece of work telling what story the photograph is telling you.
  3. Please keep both pieces of work clean and appropriate.
  4. You can publish your entry on your blog and leave a link on the original post or email the blogger hosting the competition (lyndeavenue@gmail.com)
  5. The deadline for this contest has been extended to 10th October. 
I was interested, but  I didn't dare to enter. Why? Well, first of all I'm not so sure about my English when it comes to actual contests. Second, I don't have any self confidence when it comes to contests. Third, I had no inspiration. Fourth, I'm not very skilled when it comes to photography.

But then I got this idea in which I combined my insecurities with writing and before I knew it, I had written a poem. It may not be as good or touching as it could have been if my English was better, but I'm proud of it. This poem is about how insecurity starts, how the people who care about you will try to take your insecurities away and how you will push those people away, just because you've become too insecure to believe them. In the end there's little left of who you once were. 
This happened to me a few years ago, but with a little help from the blogger community I came back stronger than ever. Anyway, here is my entry for the Black and White Photo and Writing Contest.


'You're dislikeable.'
She looked at her friends and didn't see it
'You're stupid.'
She looked at her grades and didn't see it
'You're ugly.'
She looked in the mirror and didn't see it

'You're not dislikeable.'
She looked at her friends and didn't believe them
'You're not stupid.'
She looked at her teachers and didn't believe them
'You're not ugly.'
She looked in the mirror and didn't believe it

'I'm dislikeable.'
She looked at her friends, but they were gone
'I'm stupid.'
She looked at her teachers, but they were gone
'I'm ugly.'
She looked in the mirror, that hadn't gone
But the girl she used to see there
Was long gone too

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  1. That is beautiful! ;n;
    I loved this!!! The picture is super cute and the poem is really deep.

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    1. Thank you, I really put my heart and soul into this poem

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  2. Wow, the poem was really good. And so was the picture. You write really well. :D
    In fact, I love your blog. :D

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    1. Thank you, I hope Emily will like my poem and picture as much as you do!
      Awesome to hear someone say they love my blog, I love yours too! Wanna do a follow for follow?

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  3. This is great!! Your poem is absolutely beautiful (and the picture for that matter)!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was so happy when I heard my entry had won the competition. It really inspired me to write more poems like this one and combine it with photography. Maybe I'll have enough for an entire book one day :P

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  4. Okay I'm really dense when it comes to poetry but does it says that the girl had confidence issues?

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    1. That's exactly what it says Neal, you're not dense ;)

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