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Weekly Poetry Contest (103) Voting

Poll closed Feb 4, 2010.
  1. Make-believe ~ Sky

    0 vote(s)
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  2. city morning ~ ronmatt

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. NeverNeverland ~ Marshall41

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. The Dubai Crash ~ Gannon

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  5. STS-51-L ~ whgoss

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    22.2%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (103) Voting - 20,000 miles high

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Three
    Voting




    Some very good entries this week :)

    This week's theme was (courtesy of Nobeler Than Lettuce): 20,000 miles high

    Voting will end on Thursday 4th February 2010.

    Voting for yourself is entirely at your own discretion. I'm frankly sick of discussion on the matter, so any in here will be deleted. If you want to vote for yourself, go for it, but I personally wouldn't do that unless I genuinely believed mine was the best.


    The winning poem will be stickied for a week in the poetry contest.



    Oh, and if I catch anyone cheating, their entry will be removed from the contest and you will be unable to enter a poem into the contest for a month. Sorry to be such an ogre about this, I don't want to be, but rules are rules and are in place for valid reasons. If you can not follow the rules, you face the consequences.

    Best of luck to all entrants, and happy voting.


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    Make-believe
    By Sky


    Born in what was left of yesterday’s world,
    You thought you could come and tell me what was real,
    You tried to hide and seek,
    Thinking it was okay to delve in make-believe.
    I’ve been here before,
    Where you take your steps so lightly;
    I am not the child of yesterday’s war,
    I’ve been here much longer

    Tip toe,
    My being circumvents your desires
    For I tread carefully,
    Where you step so easily
    What is it like to live where you are?
    20, 000 miles away in a compass direction,
    It makes you think you’re 20, 000 miles high;
    So much higher

    Oh, so much nobler
     
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    city morning
    By ronmatt


    bridge tops stretching out from mists and fogs
    reaching to heights searching out suns
    twenty thousand miles or more
    at least

    heavy moisture blanket as dew carpeting streets
    from top to bottom of towers thick gray menacing

    candle light defused in the murk of it
    sounds of creaking wood wheels muffled
    voices of shouting men muted

    morning has arrived
    or has it

    settling of denseness
    to milky water cream
    cloudless cold sky looks down
    blue and the bridge is touched

    morning has arrived
    to my dismay
     
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    NeverNeverland
    By Marshall41


    Will you fly with me?
    Up into my head,
    High enough to taste the stars,
    See the Moon, feel Mars,
    You dip your fingers into Fairy pools
    And ripple ripples across the sky,
    Where cherubs dart from here to there
    And Angles sing to the gardens above
    That forever flow with the waters of love.

    Will you fly with me?
    Deep into my soul,
    20,000 miles into the sea,
    Where monsters rest
    But never sleep,
    Where the Boogie Man
    And Grendel himself bake pancakes
    Of blueberry, buttermilk, and even,
    Super-duper chocolate chunks.

    Will you fly with me?
    Up into my head
    Where Fairies fly,
    Deep into my soul
    Where Beasties bake,
    And into my heart,
    Where spring's eternal
    And the whole world is yours.

    Oh won’t you fly with me!
     
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    The Dubai Crash
    By Gannon


    Air-con’ed monoliths of able vanity,
    these challenging digits of sky-high ambition
    point to heaven, their gardens the architect’s image.

    Surging updrafts mix with fleshy desire,
    angular spines and breast-plates against the elements.
    Twenty-thousand eyeless sockets each tell a story.

    At its cloud-capp’d peak the ironwork spasms,
    junctions resonate and all possible geometries
    climax into a primal lightning conductor.
     
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    STS-51-L
    By whgoss


    The engine roared,
    with smoke and flame,
    and in the pit,
    our stomachs remained.

    Our minds wandered,
    from glory to fame,
    the grasp of gravity,
    our engine tamed.

    Anxious were we,
    ascending higher and higher,
    but with a sudden thud,
    we were consumed by fire.

    Our sojourn was ended,
    when noon was nigh,
    into 20,000 pieces,
    20,000 miles high.
     
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