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Migraine and Headache Poetry Contest – “Putting Our Heads Together”

Poetry Contest

A poet always writes of his personal life, in his finest work out of tragedy, whatever it be, remorse, lost love or mere loneliness.

W.B. Yeats

The Health Central Network and Teri Robert, author and patient advocate, have launched the “Putting Our Heads Together” Poetry Contest 2008.

The HealthCentral Network, (www.HealthCentral.com) is one of the top health destinations on the Web with more than 30 condition-specific, wellness and general health Websites. By offering connections to renowned experts, a network of patients and caregivers who share “real world” experience, and in-depth information, sites in The HealthCentral Network make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.

The results of the poetry contest will be published on HealthCentral’s MyMigraineConnection.com, an excellent site for people who endure migraines. Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network said “People coping with migraine disease continue to reach out to one another, forming incredibly supportive communities online.”

Teri Robert, a long time sufferer of headache and migraines has a deep understanding of this complex condition and how it affects every area of one’s life. As a Lead Expert for MyMigraineConnection.com, Teri encourages those who suffer to find creative ways to express their pain. Another wonderful resourceful website for those who have migraines is Teri’s website HelpForHeadaches ( www.HelpForHeadaches.com).

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost

Writing poetry from the heart can help express your feelings and inspire others.    Do not worry if you have never written a poem before.     There are many resources to help you, such as www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Poem.        The poem must be headache or Migraine related but may be metaphoric or abstract. The poem must be original and written in English.     Entries will be judged by MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association (www.migraines.org).    The deadline for entries is Monday, April 21st, 2008. Winners will be announced on April 30th, in recognition of National Poetry Month.

To enter this Poetry Contest and read some of the submitted poems visit www.healthcentral.com/migraine/poetry-contest.html

No more to you at this time,

Lady Sharon
Scribe of the Knights of the Pain Table


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