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Weekly Poetry Contest (114) Voting

Poll closed May 21, 2010.
  1. htaeD (The Jump) ~ Marshall41

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. copycat ~ Shadow Reeves

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Serenity ~ Laxaria

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Bats ~ RobT

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Jester ~ laciemn

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. When You Stand upon Your Head ~ Forkfoot

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Goldrush ~ s.knight

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (114) Voting - Upside Down

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Fourteen
    Voting


    My bad with this one, guys. It should have been up yesterday, but I've been mired in revision up to my neck, and it completely skipped my mind. Sorry.

    This week's theme was (courtesy of Lydia): Upside Down

    Voting will end on Friday 21st May 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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    htaeD (The Jump)
    By Marshall41


    Brett was a jumper
    Fourty stories down lay
    Blasted brains and blood
    Trickling down the New York
    Gutter.

    The water hoses stop.
    The drips dribble back up
    The sewer pipes. Blood re-
    Enters veins and arteries sew
    Back together. Ambulances leave and
    Fire fighters run back to put up their hoses,
    The blood now cleans itself up.

    Brett’s eyes open in shock and her
    Corps pushes off the ground. She is
    Breathing. Her heart races and paces
    Faster and faster. Up she rushes past stories
    One, two, threefourfive
    Back to forty she flies.
    People swallow their screams, the
    Girl is about to jump!

    She's alive.

    Thud-Thud
    Thud-Thud

    She's still alive.

    Thud-Thud
    Thud-Thud

    And then...

    She jumps.
     
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    copycat
    By Shadow Reeves


    I remember when she held her paper
    just like i did

    right ankle on left knee with the paper spread between
    just like i did

    we discussed the world and life and school as she turned the page
    just like i did

    when she learns how to read maybe she will hold the paper the right way up
    just like i do.

    that thought was destroyed by a car speeding through a school zone
    just like i do.
     
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    Serenity
    By Laxaria


    Seated on a stone,
    In peaceful serenity,
    Before me lies lush blue fields
    And crisp green skies.

    The blocky clouds gallop by,
    As light rain falls from the grass;
    And the Sun casts its icy gaze
    On the sweltering snow below.

    A calm little place, I must admit,
    With silent bees and buzzing butterflies.
    The flowers bloom in warmly winter,
    And snow flutters in chilly summer.

    Alas! Oh no!
    My time here is short.
    I must return
    To the crazy world
    Of honking cars and
    Jittery streets.

    Longing for serenity again.
     
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    Bats
    By RobT


    Here hangs the bat, upside sat
    Clinging toes, black as coals
    Setting sun does night time make
    Open eyes he comes awake

    Flapping wings, no songs to sing
    Flying around, skim the ground
    ‘Til night is gone when comes the sun
    Then dark to black, and upside sat

    Always the same, never a change
    Hanging around, upside down
     
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    Jester
    By laciemn


    I am poor, and fool to the core
    the laughing stock of a frigid flock

    Men are cruel, my heart is not
    my love makes a cold place hot

    give me your answers, and I'll give you a question
    lightning and chaos gives me direction

    I judge not your face, but the frame of your feet
    my palms burning on the summer street
     
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    When You Stand upon Your Head
    By Forkfoot


    When you stand upon your head,
    you tell your boss what to do instead.
    Politicians obey their own laws to the letter
    and M. Night Shyamalan keeps getting better.

    When you stand upon your head,
    John Lennon’s alive and Yoko is dead.
    The kids go to work and adults go to school,
    where hip-hop is dorky and polka is cool.

    When you stand upon your head,
    you sleep in the toilet and poop in your bed.
    Time moves backwards, Sarah Palin is smart,
    and people say “Bless you” whenever you fart.

    So get those feet up and come give it a try;
    come see what it’s like where Kim Jong’s a nice guy.
    Are you pissed at Obama? Do your stocks make you frown?
    Don’t like how it is? Turn it all upside-down!
     
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    Goldrush
    By s.knight


    When gold goes up
    the market goes down
    and we'll be livin' upside.
     
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