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Weekly Poetry Contest (117) Voting

Poll closed Jun 24, 2010.
  1. Scale ~ Gannon

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  2. Welcome to Reality ~ Bangtail

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  3. Up and Down ~ Headroller

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  4. WHAT IS FAITH? ~ Her*Dreams

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    Weekly Poetry Contest (117) Voting - Climbing the Ladder

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Seventeen
    Voting


    Only three entries this week, but the quality is just as good as ever.

    This week's theme was (courtesy of Shadow Reeves): Climbing the Ladder

    Voting will end on Thursday 24th June 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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    Scale
    By Gannon


    On the downtrodden soils of a dry nation,
    where regimental boots stir the dust,
    the blood of a people boils, and
    the desire to retaliate is a must.

    Above the giddying wisps of earth,
    in the quiet arms of an old fruit tree,
    sit a war-torn man against his ladder -
    a man whose thoughts alone run free.

    Just beneath their ramparts, they lurch
    into action settling scores with kneejerk orders -
    reprisals, they say, for sanctions cut deep
    from within heavily-militarised borders.

    Unfreeing himself from ridged branches,
    he slips and curses in blind red mist -
    silvered scars awakened in an instant,
    under the boughs where he and she first kissed.
     
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    Welcome to Reality
    By bangtail


    Where friendships mean nothing
    unless they get you on top.
    Where the work keeps on coming
    and the clock never stops.
    Where good looking people
    cling to your arms,
    and your money has made up
    for your lack of charm.
    Where coffee and cigarettes
    become your best friends.
    Your only true savior;
    a means to an end.
    You climb and you climb
    the urban totem pole.
    You'll give everything.
    You'd sell your soul.
    Welcome to a society
    built on a dream
    of power and money
    and material things.
     
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    Up and Down
    by Headroller


    Up and up
    Onward we go
    To a goal that no one knows
    To fame and fortune,
    To love and passion,
    To power, perhaps destruction?

    Up we go
    Children growing old
    Nothing to blame,
    Though we pretend we don't know
    This and that, Tit for tat,
    The mudslinging and anger,
    Is everyone a stranger?

    Climb on up
    Don't be scared
    Thats what the man said,
    In the hot summer fair.
    But you can see the fear,
    Uncertain, untethered,
    Unbound from his life.
    Who is scared?

    Congrats,
    You made it!
    The unreachable goal,
    Yet a peak unclimbed
    Shadows your soul.
    Don't fret, or regret,
    Just keep plodding along
    Climbing on up
    When will the top be gone?

    Down again
    Say so-called friends.
    Jelous and green,
    Words once comforting,
    Now horribly obscene.
    Don't worry your head,
    Your turn will come.
    When will he be done?

    Dragged and pulled,
    Through the muddy streets.
    Betrayal by one,
    By all or by none.
    Chin up, smile,
    Just climb up for awhile,
    Don't you want to hold the goal?

    Up and down,
    Over again,
    It's the struggle that never ends.
    No time for tears, or fear in the dark,
    Just keep on climbing,
    Keep playing your part.
     
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    WHAT IS FAITH?
    By Her*Dreams


    What is faith?

    Is it the strength one finds

    after discovering the lies of doubt?

    Is it the blunt and fearless point of life?

    You won't know,

    Until you climb your ladder.

    Until you stop looking down long enough

    To look up instead

    Until you climb without question or explaination.

    Seeking faith is the hard part.

    Its climbing the ladder that so many fail in their atempts.

    So what is faith? Is it reaching the top o that ladder?

    No, its courage to go back down.
     
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