Asked To Submit Poetry For Publication And Prizes!

Dear Bernadette,It’s that time of year again when we reach out to select poets whom we would like to include in our most exclusive annual publication.  After twelve months and many, many hours of reviewing the thousands of poems submitted to us from poets all over the world, we’ve selected you to be featured in Eber & Wein Publishing’s Best Poets of 2014.  Congratulations on this accomplishment, as only our top 20% of poets are invited to contribute to this elite compilation.I hope you accept this honor by submitting a new unpublished poem, which will compete for the grand prize of $2,000.00 and other prizes valued over $13,000.00.  Please make sure your poem is no longer than twenty-six lines and no more than 55 characters per line.  Once we receive your poem, it will be typeset and you will receive a Publisher’s Proof for you to proofread, sign and return in the self-addressed envelope provided.  Your poem will then be published in this multi-volume special edition.At your soonest convenience, please send one new poem to the following address:Eber & Wein PublishingBest Poets of 201450 E. High St.New Freedom, PA 17349Bernadette, don’t miss this opportunity to have your poetry featured in our most exclusive publication of the year! We hope to receive a poem from you within the next couple weeks!Best Regards,John Eber Sr. 

After much deliberation I decided to submit :

“Lasagna Love”

1 pack precooked lasagna noodles
2 jars spaghetti sauce
17 oz Ricotta cheese
1 t. sweet basil
1 t. oregano
1 egg
1 lb. ground, browned Italian sausage
3 cups Mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesian cheese

Pre-heat oven ( with some innocent play)
Mix:
Ricotta (to add some excitement)
Basil and oregano (to spice it up)
Blend in egg (to add some stamina)

Use ungreased, 8X10 baking pan (to hold all the comfort)
Layer:
1. 1. cup sauce (to swap a sweetened kiss)
2. Evenly spread 1/4 cooked sausage (to add spontaneity)
3. Place pasta in row (to tier with expectation)
4. Spread 1/4 Ricotta mixture (to intertwine emotions)
5. Sprinkle 1/4 Mozzarella (to stretch the imagination)
6. Repeat steps 1-5 (until pan is full of passion)

Bake 1 hour (to heat up the love)
Cool 45 minutes (to lie in each others arms)

I hope I made the right choice sending this poem. It’s different and hopefully it stands out to the judges. 🙂

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