I must say, the selection process was exciting with so many worthy poems. However, Zahratul_Islam poetry stood out so well that he was his own competition, winning first and second place with the two poems, Promises and Brainwashed.
Third place goes to GothicShia on the strength of a poem written for a lost son, An Ode to Cuteness touched many hearts.
There was a tie for 3rd place. Malika's Call of Birds gives this poetry selection continuity with past selections. No one can be surprised; Malika's poetry is always selected by the readers as some of ShiaChat's finest.
Congratulation to all the poets selected. I feel that any one of them could represent ShiaChat's best. My final note is that this selection does not do justice to all the fine poetry posted in 2009. These poet's reward waits at the end of times. That should be the recognition that we poets all seek.
I will create a new forum that shows all selections made.
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Congrats to all the winners, poetry is awesome, keep posting them up!