These poets' poems scored in the preliminary rounds of the 13th Annual SENIOR POETs LAUREATE POETRY COMPETITION but did not reach the finals; each got a certificate and $3 credit voucher.
Madhuri Kathleen AKIN Nixa, Missouri "Hubris"
Libby Stutz BISHOP San Antonio, Texas "Just One Small Problem"
Roberta Pipes BOWMAN Fort Worth, Texas "Courtship:
Beatrice BREWER Beulah, Michigan "Ode to the Name of a Good Man"
Robert E. BROWNE Winfield, Missouri "Riley on the Job"
Marcia CAMP Little Rock, Arkansas Onions"
Owen B. CATHEY Ann Arbor, Michigan "An April Spring Day in Michigan: 2005"
Lilah CONTINE St. Charles, Missouri "October
John W. CRAWFORD Arkadelphia, Arkansas "Life Does Go On"
Eleanor M. DIRKSEN, Ph.D. Long Grove, Iowa "Love Giving"
Genya EHRLICH San Francisco, California "To Whom It May Concern"
Mary Anne FOLEY Sunrise, Florida "Love--Little Things Mean a Lot"
Barbara FREEMAN Stockbridge, Georgia "Gone Too Long"
Henry GREENFIELD Miami, Florida "My Bronzedd Baby Shoes"
Sylvia SAMPSON-HANEY Stockbridge, Georgia "Life Line-The N.Ga. Mountains"
Jean HARKINS Niantic, Connecticut "Awakening"
Erna HENNESSY San Francisco, California "Dinner in the Diner"
Ruth HEURING Silex, Missouri "Food at the Circle H"
Sallie A. HINDSEast Tawas, Michigan"Forgetfulness"
Marilyn HOCHHEISER Simi Valley, California "Ambush"
Albert Ray HORRELLSt. Charles, Missouri "On Winding Roads"
Ethelene Dyer JONES Milledgeville, Georgia "Breaking the Silence"
Joy Rainey KING Herrin, Illinois "Caps of White"
Sue KLINGNER Fair Grove, Missouri "Knowing Yaakov"
Sandra Keck KENNEDYConcord, Massachusetts"The Guest Room"
Nancy LaCHANCELebanon, Missouri "The Fly"
Carol J. LANG Fenton, Missouri "From a Child's Memory"
Carolena LAPIERRE Rogersville, Missouri "The Visit"
M.D. LeDOUX Sacramento, California "Reflection"
Robert J. McMANIMIE St. Charles, Missouri "The Dark of Day Light"
Joe MILLARD Waukee, Iowa "My Uncle Went to War"
Francis MASAT Key West, Florida "Perla"
Marjorie MILLISON LaConner, Washington "There was No Man":
Rita A. MILLER Muskegon, Michigan "Queen Anne's Lace"
Catherine MORAN Little Rock, Arkansas "Fiat Lux"
Patricia J. NORTH Clinton, Washington "Evening Rest"
Suzanne B. PALMA Ft. Bragg, California "Life"
Viola S. PAWKETT Corpus Christi, Texas "Dilemma"
Nelle M. PRICE Blairsville, Georgia "The Waters Mourned"
Grace RASMUSSEN Manilla, Iowa "Eventually"
Beverly J. REID Springfield, Missouri "Mother and Child"
Nancy A. RICHARDS St. Louis, Missouri "Padraig"
Helen E. RILLING Auburn, Illinois "Reveries in a Wood Shop"
Bessie RITTLER Quincy, Illinois"Lots of Lines"
Sheila B. ROARK Euless, Texas "Her Favorite Chair"
Harvey T. SAMPSON Santee, California "The Monkey"
Mary Ann SAVAGE Watsonville, California "The Circle Widens to Invisible"
Jeanne Osborne SHAW Decatur, Georgia "The Singing Sands"
Virginia Artrip SNYDER Delray Beach, Florida "Before We Met"
Diane STEFAN Mountain Home, Arkansas "Clear Cut"
Diana S. STEPHENS Weston, Florida "Part of Me"
Neal R. TORREY Bolivar, Missouri "The Old Cowboy's Confession"
Dorothy WALL Oceanside, California "My Love"
Hope WARRINER San Diego, California "Rutabagas"
Jnita D. WRIGHT Miami, Florida "Elizabeth"
Katherine Sherin ZAUNER Venice, Florida "End of the Line"