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  1. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Reading, UK

    Weekly Poetry Contest (111) - Oasis

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Apr 5, 2010.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Eleven

    Let's get poetrifying!

    The Rules

    • All entries must be on the set theme.
    • Only one entry per member.
    • No editing of entries once posted without my express permission (i.e. PM me and ask).
    • Poems must be titled
    • Entries must not have previously posted on the forums, and are not permitted to be posted for critique until AFTER the contest is completed.
    • Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification of entries, and possibly infraction.

    The entry stage will last seven days, meaning it will close on Monday 12th April 2010.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 15th April 2010.

    And this week's theme is (courtesy of TheHedgehog): Oasis

    Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing


    PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).
  2. black-radish

    black-radish Senior Member

    Apr 5, 2010
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    The heat yells at me
    screaming bright red noise
    nowhere to hide
    from this scorching pain

    A Lady of the Lake
    whispers soft, soothing
    Indulging in her voice
    calming stream of words

    It's over, they left
    High above me
    I see them circle
  3. Nobeler Than Lettuce

    Nobeler Than Lettuce Contributing Member

    Apr 1, 2008
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    Anytown USA
    Afternoon the Phoenix Flew

    In the bright days sun,
    over glaring land
    carpeted with sand.

    The phoenix flew.
    Then at least we knew
    that we would live.

    And the model builder's water drove him wild.
    And his glasses broke up and built a fire.
    And if you look right on the inside of his palms
    you'll see inch long gashes that had come
    from the struts that he had held on just to live,
    while careening through the air just like we did.

    Our metal birds
    do split the sky
    like it was prophesied.

    And paper wings,
    boys with strings.
    A wind blows mildly.
  4. Brian

    Brian Member

    Apr 11, 2010
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    Birds and the Fish

    Above me I watch
    The birds as they call.
    The sun as it shines
    And casts shadows.

    I sit by the lake.
    I watch it, so calm.
    The fish as they swim
    And scurry.

    No people around,
    But I’m not alone.
    The birds and the fish,
    They roam.

    Of the birds who speak
    Without talking.
    Of the fish who soar
    Without wings.

    Today I sit
    And I watch them.
  5. Marshall41

    Marshall41 Member

    Feb 4, 2009
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    The Damned

    Hell must be a desert,
    For a desert owns all
    That any festering
    Whore or goring cock would
    Not find desirable
    To their hellish pleasures.

    Though deserts are vexing
    And, nay, lethal to the
    Brain, there is one grain of
    Sand amongst the vastness
    Of nothingness that may
    Quench their very rancid soals.

    Yet this place is legend
    And mirage to the mind
    A heaven in hell to
    Torment the deserving,
    Damn dreams of the Dreamers,
    And drown every last hope.

    Forever they shall search
    And walk in the light, to
    Please thoughts of freedom,
    And hope for new death, friend
    Only of buzzards that prey,
    And devils of Magog.

  6. cynthia a k

    cynthia a k New Member

    Apr 3, 2010
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    The unique patch

    The sun had been extra scorching,
    The sand extra hurting,
    The wind hot and furious!
    The mind shaken to bits!
    And then my camel said.....that
    That would be enough!
    Would there be an oasis?
    Well;he said,chewing away..
    There is one li'l one just two looks away
    I show it to the ones who often come this way.

    I was just calling that two big looks,
    When there near that strangest nook,
    Was the shiniest patch I had ever seen!
    Curiousity killed me ,yet Iwalked along,
    I was even tempted to sing a li'l song
    Of joy and anticipation!

    For tapping at some muisic, and looking my way
    Were all the friends I had till today!
    All in colourful clothes, the way they had been,
    Years before ,when we had first seen!
    In a big embrace I held them all
    In my ocean of happiness,I engulfed them all!
    All of them had woes to say
    But I brushed them off in a tender way!

    Some naughty kids were playing in glee,
    Whispering to each other,that none may see;
    But the real crowd that caught my eye
    Were the brown ones,with dullbrown masks
    Their eyes were naked,they said it all,
    Guilt and shame,and hidden tales,though small,
    Lo!all of them were dissolved in smiles!
    As we shook hands together,and laughed for miles!

    And then a strange feeling,my thirst was gone!
    As though each cell had got its share alone;
    My body arose with energy and joy,
    As I walked to my camel,it was time to say goodbye.
    And then we slowly started out inthe night,
    Even the wind could carry us., we were so light!!
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