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    Past Contest Poetry Contest #272 -- Theme: "Retro Surreal Photo"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest' started by theoriginalmonsterman, Feb 22, 2016.

    For this contest I will once again be using another picture for the source of inspiration. It seemed like most of you liked the idea, so I figured I would switch back and forth every once in awhile.

    Here's the picture you'll be going off for this contest.

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    Title: "Retro Surreal Photo" By: Powerbuldog

    All entries are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Saturday, March 12th. All entries should be posted directly in this thread. Replies will be anonymized by the anonymizer system, and they will be de-anonymized once voting ends. Keep in mind that you're responsible for making sure the formatting of your poem is correct.

    Good luck to everyone who enters in the contest, but most importantly have fun!
     
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    A moment lost !

    I wish I could stand
    Where she is now
    Where I was
    A moment ago

    In between
    Everything there was
    And everything there will be
    In between
    What we call fiction
    And harsh reality

    In between
    The dark black
    And the bright blue
    In between
    Wisdom of the old
    And energy of the new

    In between
    What I was
    And what I had become
    In between
    The clouds and the sun
    The stars and the moon

    In between
    Freedom and captivity
    Distance and proxmity
    In between
    Love and lust
    Deceit and trust


    Somewhere
    Between hope and despair
    Or better
    Somewhere between happiness and mirth
    Or worse


    I would give anything
    To stand where she is now
    To relive the moment
    I lost somehow !
     
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    Idiot

    I'm an idiot
    Why did I bring an umbrella
    And not a bathing suit
    Even the fishes are laughing
    It's not even fucking raining.
     
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    Look Up

    I am stuck in the sea. You are wading in the water.
    I can't fly, you see? Don't try to help. Don't even bother.
    I am being pulled by the properties of life.
    I'm not being cruel. I'm more honest than you're nice.

    You fly up in the air. You can swim through clouds and hover.
    My chance was never there. I'm anchored here to suffer.
    But I know you seek to change this sad, splash-landing fact.
    So, despite myself, I'll humor you:
    "How do I perform this act?"

    You leave me with pity.
    You return with umbrella.
    You look down and whisper:
    "Now, up hear, fella!"

    I'm unharmed, although confused.
    I don't budge, although I trust in you.
    That's when I see your hand washing towards me.
    You pick me up, turn palms up, and without a word,

    ...you throw me!
    (as you toss the dark umbrella)

    And so I fly, as you take a dive, against the law of odds.
    You're a girl and I'm a fish. But together we are gods.
     
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    Drowned by Bullies [154]


    One…..two….now it’s three
    Inch by inch this vicious world is drowning me

    Every word causes another downpour
    I had hoped that maybe I could make it to shore


    I tried to stand above it all
    But the skies broke open and rain started to fall


    Ruthless words hurt me every day
    I tried to be friends ……but with bullies there’s no way


    I ventured to swim like a fish at sea
    But the deluge pounded…..drowning me


    Here I am in my own fish bowl
    The waters are coming from above and from below


    I feel so strained…….so full of doom
    Wait! The waters have filled me up too!


    It pours from my eyes just like the rain
    Hurtful tears that I could not restrain


    There is no hope for a girl like me
    Standing here in a rising sea


    Ravens fly in a thunderous sky
    Waiting…….waiting for me....to die
     
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    Bubbles

    Bird song
    Bubbles
    Bird song
    Bubbles
    Bird song
    Stop.

    Black
    White
    Black
    White
    Black
    Stop.

    Thoughts
    Spinning
    Head
    Turning
    Black
    White
    Black
    Stop.

    Who
    Is
    It?
    Stop.

    Is
    It
    Her?
    Stop.
     
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    Dark water's rising

    Tears roll down as bubbles flow up.
    Will the world ever say, "I've had enough"?
    Birds fly by and into clouds.
    But what on earth are you doing now?!
    You look down as if it helps. You're stuck on you and no one else.
    You even imagine that a fish has it better.
    Well, you may cry a million drops, but the ocean's wetter.
    You think you're on your own? Think again.
    You are not the first to fight the wind.
    Yet you hold an umbrella, as though it will save.
    Honey, don't you see that oncoming wave?
    You are in the middle of what will kill.
    Are you going to move on?
    Or are you going to stand still?
     
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    Ascend


    Ascend, descend, to zenith, deep within
    To the heart of the deep blue fast fly
    Breathe the water, pass the ocean sky
    Pat the untouched, see the unseen

    Walk the floor, past the dark
    Behold the majesty of azure,
    That such beauty beyond measure
    Lies in silence, unfazed by the shark

    High above on a mattress of white
    Embraced by the winds, leisurely afloat
    In the sea of heavens, needless of a boat
    Welcome the trance, the bliss of flight

    To above, due below, you can dive you can soar
    Swim with the fish, be a bird spread your wings
    Answer the call of the whales as the cuckoo sings
    Two paths one goal, either way mysteries galore
     
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    Lost Girl


    Irony and seeing how potential lies,
    what is this hiding behind my eyes,
    envy just the birds in the skies
    floating through air; so gracefully
    or the fish in the sea,
    are not like me,
    they actually belong;
    drifting through clouds of nothingness;
    sinking deeper, Numbness takes over.
    But I am still breathing as are the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea
    life doesn’t promise sunshine
    but i have to take that chance
    where is my home, I am lost
    what does a shield even serve purpose for?
    if not protecting you from this world;
    Drenching me, sinking deeper,
    One last tear, dissipating faster,
    This life was never sufficient,
    Clasping my last and final tears,
    I say goodbye to all my fears,
    In my peaceful mind I belong,
    The elements cant find me here.
    But I'll still have life to fear.
     
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    Considering the Alternative

    Wearing fishnet clothing, while a fish is watching?
    "What if animals did a similar deed to this lady?"
    She is considering this thought, even as she is warmed by her favorite attire.
    "What might a fish do?" "Or flying fowl?"
    The pondering woman is floundering in thought.
    She is so distracted, that she fails to feel the incoming tide.
    The deep is now further under water.
    The land is sea-sunken treasure.
    And this thinking one is still sensing the anchor of self-condemnation.
    Her predicament is as far gone from her mind as the liquidated grains of rock.
    Sure, someone's heart is in the right place.
    But her feet are soaked.
     
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