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Weekly Poetry Contest (131) Voting

Poll closed Dec 3, 2010.
  1. Love or Hate ~ Reggie

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  2. The Museum ~ jo spumoni

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    33.3%
  3. The Adventures of Woo ~ BonnieDouglas

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  4. Streets of Melancholy ~ Norel

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  5. Infinity ~ guyguy

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  6. The Cycle ~ Schnagoozle

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    Weekly Poetry Contest (131) Voting - Rhyming Poems

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Thirty One
    Voting



    It's like X-Factor, but with poetry, and a much higher standard of entrants!

    This week's theme was: Rhyming Poems

    Voting will end on Friday 3rd December 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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    Love or Hate
    By Reggie


    Where love fades, hate thrives, so hate can grow, into your heart
    Love may last no more, but hate can last some more
    When loving someone, the gates are closed
    Where hate can burst, through the doors
    If love’s within you, the hate’s outside
    Where hate crushes, it can grow
    But hate adds more pain to us
    Keep love within, hate without
    Let love be stuck in us
    So keep hate out
    Your Heart
     
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    The Museum
    By jo spumoni


    We passed beside the picture frames
    And the golden plaques that bore their names

    The colors gleaming in the light
    Told of sorrow and a starry night

    And faces peered with seven noses
    Near bowls of oranges and roses

    A noble woman in a chariot
    Hung beside a crooked man with a cigarette

    And swirling color and black and white
    And blindness full of vibrant sight

    Old soup cans and splattered paint
    And careful portraits of a saint

    And a sculpture that I took for a bench
    And men made of scrap metal and a wrench

    We left to catch our train
    But I know I'll be back again
    Perhaps in vain, to search once more
    For the key to imagination's golden door
     
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    The Adventures of Woo
    By BonnieDouglas


    Once upon a time in a woodland near you;
    There lived a creature by the name of The Woo.

    The Woo was a cat with bright ginger fur;
    A chubby old belly and loud growling purr.

    Regal and noble, he sure ruled the town;
    He’d take on the mighty and beat them hands down.

    Fearless and brave Mr Woo, he was King;
    To his sweetheart, dear Molly, he did give a ring.

    She loved him so much and the feeling was true;
    Mr Woo loved her more and without her, was blue.

    His best friend was Jethro, a cheeky old swine;
    Through good times and bad, their friendship did shine.

    Like all the great heroes, The Woo had a foe;
    The dark and the evil, Cornelius Snow.

    Cornelius was sly, a fox of great brain;
    He was eager to strip The Woo of his reign.

    One terrible evening by the light of the moon;
    He stole dear old Molly and sent ransom to Woo.

    The Woo was outraged and scared to the core;
    Where was his sweetheart? Would he see her no more?

    Together with Jethro, they rallied the troops;
    With Stevie the Seagull and the Squirrel named Snoop.

    They searched all night long for the bad fox’s den;
    They searched till the sun showed its face once again.

    “This is mad, this is crazy” The Woo shouted out;
    “He must be here somewhere, that’s beyond any doubt”

    Jethro sighed and stopped searching - his feet were so weary;
    A voice from above called “We have a theory”

    Looking up at the tree, they all saw the gliders;
    Lo and behold – three ugly black spiders.

    Boris, Morris and Doris made three;
    “Are you searching for Snow” they asked with glee.

    The Woo pushed to the front and raised a large claw;
    “Do not joke with us, spiders, or you’ll jester no more”.

    Exchanging some glances, the spiders grew smug;
    They wanted to punish this fat ginger mug.

    “We think he went that way, or maybe turned right”
    “Your search will go on, long through the night!”

    Their laughter and giggles angered The Woo;
    He jumped off the ground - to the air he flew.

    The spiders all screamed and attempted to run;
    The Woo was too quick and he caught each little one.

    “Tell us where Snow lives and where he’s gone to;
    Or Stevie will fly you to the land Timbuktu ”.

    They gulped and they sweated but then they complied;
    “The den on the hill is where he resides”.

    Approaching the den, Molly’s voice it was heard;
    The Woo knew it was time to send in the bird.

    As Stevie flew high above the dark hill;
    He would signal a time to unleash The Woo’s skill.

    He flapped and he squawked and Woo knew it was now;
    With Jethro and Snoop through the door they did plough.

    As the door flung open, Molly’s tears turned to pride;
    “My sweetheart you saved me – I love you” she cried.

    The door slammed shut and Cornelius stood tall;
    “Not so fast you vermin, I fancy a brawl”

    They wrestled and tussled and fur balls were flung;
    Snoop jumped on Snow’s back with his claws he clung.

    Jethro bent his toes back and stamped on his feet;
    He did it with such flare that he worked up a beat.

    Snow growled out of anger but could not tap out;
    Stevie flew down the chimney and clocked him right on the snout.

    As Snow reached for his nose and covered his face;
    Woo grabbed his tail and swung him round the place.

    He fell to the ground and let out a moan;
    “You will not beat me - I will get your throne!”

    The Woo laughed at his threat as he straightened his tail;
    “Yo Jethro, come here. Throw this clown into jail”.

    The sun has since set on poor Molly’s plight;
    But The Woo is renowned for winning the fight.

    Many have tried but none will win through;
    He’s strong and he’s brave – he’s the one they call “Woo”.
     
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    Streets of melancholy
    By Norel


    Listening to what autumn has to say
    as the last sunbeam slides away

    I stroll in the streets of melancholy
    and lose my way in my own lunacy

    I think I believe what I remember,
    memories of heartbeats last november

    I fail to remember to believe
    that love forever is what I will receive

    I keep wandering alone in my reality
    as I am straying away from all clarity
     
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    Infinity
    By guyguy


    Fear of infinity sits with me
    today, eternity flies, looms,
    hovers stretches the heart
    must make room for the
    dark

    space I am to embark.
    Though I let my eyes search
    for God within;
    let my eyes mingle with
    the Cosmic wind.

    Afraid of what will be
    stormy slaps. It is not
    really your place to
    see such grace as thee.

    The thorny drift burnished
    by that crush around the
    trees. Now I'm afraid God,
    now I'm glad you are with me.
     
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    The Cycle
    By Schagoozle


    As we dance down Dead Man's Row,
    We see the crimes of long ago.

    The tales of all these sinful men
    Are certain to repeat again,
    For those who follow seem unaware
    Of hanging ropes and electric chairs.

    And children will keep disappearing.
    And villains will go to their hearings.
    And innocent people will keep dying.
    And broken families continue crying.
    And the police will shine their light.
    And criminals hide in the night.

    This is the cycle of the damned,
    Who prey on our decaying land.
     
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