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Poetry Contest Voting 21

Poll closed Oct 13, 2007.
  1. Gannonn - The Way They Were

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  2. *water*spryte* - Mind after death.

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  3. ScaryPen - Speeding Memories

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  4. Roxie - Second Chance

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  5. K~la - My Mistress of Deceit

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  6. The Spartan - Mnemonica

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  7. Torana - Love spent memory

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  8. Baywriter - Bloody Baby

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  9. gtlovell - Memories

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  10. mollyburton - Choosing to forget.

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    Poetry Contest (21) Voting

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Torana, Oct 10, 2007.

    Poetry Contest (21)
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    Voting will end 12/10/07. You can vote for your own poem, but I only hope that in the name of good sportsmanship you vote for a poem that you have not written and submitted. The decision is entirely up to you.





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    Gannon - The Way They Were

    A smile is fleeting;
    the past laughs last:
    a smile in meeting
    memories of the past.

    Memory the friend
    may equally equal pain,
    bitterness, an end and
    its resultant disdain.

    Thinking of naught
    save pessimism's sorrow -
    optimism is fraught and
    uncertain as tomorrow.

    Fueless fire-like hope
    fades in early hours,
    providing just enough rope,
    and trampling those darker flowers.

    A smile is fleeting:
    the past laughs last,
    a smile in meeting
    memories of the past.
     
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    *water*spryte* - Mind After Death.

    There is a thought in my head
    causing sleeplessness in this bed.
    Maybe I lived it before
    through the bounds of fate I have torn.
    Perhaps I was once a bird,
    soaring through the air.
    Perhaps once I was fat,
    is my thinking obsurd.
    I know I was once a fish,
    gorgeous scales of delight
    I used to swim in oceans,
    or maybe I was a guppy of flight.
    Was I once a lochness monster
    running wild in the deep,
    or maybe I was just a monster
    maybe I still am.
    There is one thing true.
    I am who I am,
    I remember child life
    a child who died from the flu.
     
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    ScaryPen - Speeding Memories

    Numbers race behind the wheel,
    records of zooming memories
    whizzing by on a milometer
    zipping through a million dreams.

    Every road a remembered tale
    heard in the whirr of shifting gears.
    Every stop a dog eared page
    of asphalt kissed souvenirs.

    For each prose of dirt and mud
    flash by poems of brilliant skies.
    For each ride hitched by unexpected love
    a rear view mirror waves goodbye.

    Ghosts of roads never taken
    shoot past in regretful blinks
    and live forever with covered routes
    in speeding miles of endless dreams.
     
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    Roxie - Second Chance

    Stay awhile
    Offer me a smile
    Let’s erase time
    Overlook yesterday
    Think of today
    Sweet love of mine
    Forget the dark hours

    Memories of the past
    Aren’t always a blast
    Spending your time
    Walking a mile
    In the shoes
    Of yesteryears
    Only brings you tears

    Swallow your fears
    Darling please smile
    This time I promise
    To always be there
    By your side
    You have to believe
    I will never leave

    Stay awhile
    Offer me a smile
    Let’s erase time
    Sweet love of mine
    Help me create
    A new memory
    Of you and me
     
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    K~la - My Mistress Of Deceit

    She sings to me in my dreams
    that mistress of deceit.
    Hovering over me with sand
    to sprinkle in my eyes
    and suddenly we're 'neath the stars again.
    Dancing in the moonlight
    laughing playfully
    time freezes momentarily.
    Just the two of us now,
    eternity is ours.
    But then the darkness comes
    and I awake.
    She has fooled me once again,
    bringing me back to present reality.
     
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    The Spartan - Mnemonica

    You know that word..?
    The one you say -
    The one that never goes away.
    That hangs around
    on the tip of your tongue
    like a paint-pot, on the topmost rung..?
    That's the one -
    I knew you'd know
    I'm sorry now I've got to go.
    What's that you say..?
    I can't go now..?
    I've gotta gotta you stupid cow.
    You said the word,
    don't you see..?
    You said the dreaded L-O-V-E...
     
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    Torana - Love spent memory

    Together under an unforgiving moon;
    declared from the start,
    the love in your heart.

    Held within the safety of your arms;
    you held me tight,
    it felt so right.

    A fear ever growing within my mind;
    if you could only see,
    my heart wasn’t free.

    Trying so hard not to fall in love;
    the fight was so hard,
    love was on the cards.

    I had to walk away and never look back;
    the time was wrong,
    end the love song.

    The sun goes down and I still think of you;
    the moments shared,
    the way you cared.

    A memory of a love that passed;
    two hearts once united,
    now unrequited.

    Was it just a game?
    Can you remember?
    Can you remember?
    Because I can.
     
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    Baywriter - Bloody Baby

    A midnight of branches;
    They prickled my skin,
    And I knew . . .
    Beneath this moon the anguish would grow,
    Reaching black clouds of waiting tears.
    I knew.

    She was to be strangled,
    This babe of mine, in ghastly hands,
    The hold of salvation—my spoon.
    And I do remember the flame,
    Kissing metal, sweet and soft,
    A miss of will.

    To my conscience: goodbye.

    The baby was crying,
    But Mommy needed a fix
    To drown out the sound,
    To help her keep Daddy away.

    I was as red as they come,
    Painted in silken blood:
    Yours, Child—Sweet, and mine.
    They say you didn’t suffer.
    Oh, pretty sympathies, I beg you spoil.

    I knew different.
    Avianna,” I said in my one lapse
    Of better thinking. Your name,
    I loved it, and it never did touch your ears.
    All for the drugs, Baby, and I did know.

    So rest did not come like breath to lips;
    A fire was waiting in door number two.
    Guilty of all charges—I was the girl who killed.
    I knew I was; I still do.
    Can you see the blood?
     
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    gtlovell - Memories

    Memories plague me
    They never go away
    They hop on the bus
    Only to come back the next day
    Why do they haunt me?
    What have I done?
    To deserve so much
    And yet receive none
     
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    mollyburton - Choosing To Forget

    Sober.
    You're in my head.

    Sober.
    I cant forget.

    Sober.
    I know the things that make you.
    Secrets you have hidden

    Drink.
    As much as I can.

    Drink.
    As fast as I can.

    Drink.
    Until I forget the details of your face,
    Until I forget the peeled banana colour of your hair,
    And the coffee stain on your nightstand.

    Drink until I forget the memories you left behind to haunt me.
     
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