The Thirtieth Poetry Contest Last poetry contest for 2007 The six commandments (rules just sounded so boring...): * The poem must be based on the theme I set if not it will not be entered. * Only one poem per member or they will be deleted and you will be stricken from the contest. * Each poem must be more than 7 lines or it will be removed. * No editing a poem once it is submitted without prior permission. So please PM me before you edit you poems or I will have no choice but to not enter your piece for voting. * The poems are to be entered into this thread. * No soliciting votes. Do not ask people to vote for you, or attempt to cheat the system. You will be caught, and then I'll have to think of some suitable punishment for you. * Put the title at the beginning of your poem. Otherwise I will title it for you, and I'll use my imagination (This weeks poetry contest will run for 14 days and voting will last for 7 days due to the Christmas and New Years festivities. This way we can hopefully we can maximise entries and voting for this poetry contest. After which the poetry contests will go back to normal.) The entry stage will end in 14 days, on 31st December 2007, whereupon voting will be opened. The voting stage will end after seven days, on 7th of January 2008. The winner will have their poem stickied in the Poetry Thread for a week following their victory. This week's theme (courtesy of Cogito and Myself) is: New Beginnings, Renewal, Fresh Starts. (With the coming of the New Year I thought this would be a good idea. Seeing as though we are such a diverse writing community having a Christmas theme would be unfair to those who do not celebrate Christmas, so New Beginnings I felt was a good way to go with this one.) Be imaginative and have fun Please PM any suggestions for future themes to myself and they will be used in the order in which they are received. Torana PS. Any questions which haven't been answered in this thread should be directed to myself.