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Pick the poem you think deserves to win the contest.

Poll closed Aug 17, 2014.
  1. "the Event Horizon"

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  2. "My Thoughts Unfathomed Stars"

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  3. "Memories"

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  4. "Spatial Relationship"

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  5. "Bend"

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    12.5%
  6. "Universal"

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    Closed Voting Voting for Poetry Contest #249 -- Theme: "Black holes"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest' started by thirdwind, Aug 3, 2014.

    Voting is now open for Poetry Contest #249. The poll will close in 14 days on Sunday, August 17.

    For your convenience, I'm going to post the poems in this thread. Please read them all before voting.

    A big thanks to everyone who entered, and good luck!
     
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    "the Event Horizon"

    Swirling and sweeping, I'm sifting the tides,

    Numb to the nebula's glow.


    Lost within a choking incense of stars,

    Breathing your heavenly flow.


    Counting each dot as heroes in the sky,

    Living the past helps to know.


    But, within the boundless limits, even

    a black hole can be outgrown...
     
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    "My Thoughts Unfathomed Stars"

    Breaking things that were thought to be immortal,


    I feel like some sort of dark portal,


    My thoughts unfathomed stars.




    Tears streaming down my dark, wicked face,

    Calling myself a flat-out disgrace,


    Nobody can erase the scars.



    Somebody turn the lights on, I snuff them out.


    Them, calling me terrible, reinstilling my doubts.


    Erasing everything, and I chortle.


    Breaking things that were thought to be immortal.
     
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    "Memories"

    I stare aimlessly,
    floating in nothingness
    beyond the here and now.
    Memories suspended in time
    like black holes in space.
    Lost and never to return...
     
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    "Spatial Relationship"


    I am speaking in a vacuum

    Waiting for a conscious echo

    To engage in these dark matters

    Message not transmitted


    Honey…


    BABE…


    Please put down the fucking wine

    and talk to me!​

    Let me know you are listening;

    that there is life,​

    there is love​

    Behind those empty black holes

    staring back at me​
     
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    "Bend"

    Weighted, whirling...
    Spiral formed...
    Darkness absolute...
    Weighted, whirling...

    Out of sight...
    Coursing down...
    Around the bend...
    Out of the known...

    Flight of a swan...
    Cygnus soaring.
    Following it down...
    Beyond the bend.

    Beyond the bend...
    Wings unfurled.
    Steady and strong...
    Above a strange new world.

    Cygnus, the Trumpeter...
    Heralding a coming storm.
    Black swan soaring...
    Harbinger, from beyond the bend.

    Eyes lifting to the skies...
    Cygnus calling.
    An unknown approaching...
    Just beyond the bend.
     
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    "Universal"

    I have a hole in me pocket

    I could fall into your eyes
    endlessly
    or I could step around you
    and lose you forever

    My love is Paradox
    beauty as infinite and final as
    Oblivion

    Singularity
    Is it the state of absolute solitude
    or is it absolutely everything together at once?

    I have a hole in me pocket
    universe
     

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