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Weekly Poetry Contest (132) Voting

Poll closed Dec 11, 2010.
  1. I Thank Thee ~ Stix489

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  2. Thanks Giving ~ tnt007

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  3. True Thanksgiving ~ Evelyanin

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  4. The Simplest Things ~ darthjim

    4 vote(s)
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  5. Dessert ~ PurpleCandle

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (132) Voting - Thanksgiving

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Thirty Two
    Voting



    Again, sorry for the delay. All the essays sort of build up around Christmas.


    This week's theme was: Thanksgiving

    Voting will end on Saturday 11th 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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    I Thank Thee
    By Stix489


    I wake each morn to a rising sun,
    Long day ahead, it should be fun.

    I jump on the couch and grab the remote,
    "What's for breakfast, mom?' - to no reposte.

    I press the power button and go to AV1,
    Past the loading screen, my game has begun.

    Owning noobs and and raising my rank,
    Oh Black Ops, whom shall I thank?

    For this Xbox, this game and this brutal shank,
    Oh Black Ops, whom shall I thank?

    For lazy mornings and sleeping at three,
    For my neighbours and their corroboree.

    For Ed Edd n Eddy and Johny's Plank,
    Oh Black Ops, whom shall I thank?

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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    Thanks Giving
    By tnt007


    Let the Merriment begin
    The Family is in
    The new babes cry
    As old daughters sigh
    I wanted to race the horses
    Thanks

    They smile
    I laugh
    No music
    No staff

    Those are obviously missing
    A phone call confirms the details
    I look about at confused faces
    I think of braided horse tails

    Time goes and I feel restless
    My age gives way to pain
    The fog is falling to cover the world
    Yet still, I see no rain

    Time brings exit
    To my stay
    And now I must take leave
    Move the toddler
    And take the cider
    Hey you, let go of my sleeve

    This my dear is life
    As I have been living
    So as I go, I wonder why
    Without thought to my
    third eye
    I am glad
    To be

    Giving
     
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    True Thanksgiving
    By Evelyanin


    The turkey was a little tough,
    and the stuffing a little soggy.
    Someone mixed up the juice and wine,
    Now Garrett Junior is looking groggy.

    Great Grandmother's gravy dish
    Is in pieces on the floor
    And after that strawberry jello,
    there's sticky handprints on the door.

    Uncle Shawn did not show up,
    Because of his broken down truck.
    Amy-lynn tried to catch a ride,
    But she ran out of luck.

    The cranberry sauce left bright red stains
    All over the mauve coloured rug.
    Aunt Lilly dropped mashed potatoes
    Into the iced tea jug.

    Mom is in tears, dad's looking grim,
    And the dishes are still not clean.
    Everyone unanimously agrees
    What a horrible thanksgiving it's been.

    Yet somewhere across the ocean,
    Out there in the barren lands,
    A man looks at his small bowl of rice
    And sends up a prayer of thanks.
     
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    The Simplest Things
    By darthjim


    For all you are,
    for all we possess.
    For friends near and far,
    for rescue from loneliness.

    For sunshine and shadow,
    for fields of gold.
    For the ancient and callow,
    for the hot and the cold.

    For a stolen glance,
    for a final reprieve.
    For a first slow dance,
    for refusing to leave.

    For all that's gone,
    for the edge of the knife.
    For a chance, just one,
    to live this life.
     
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    Dessert
    By PurpleCandle


    Bake the Alaskas,
    Cream the Bostons,
    Honey the baklavas,
    And lemon the chiffons!

    Short the Strawberries,
    Pineapple the upside down,
    Jubilee the cherries,
    And rum the pound!

    Velvet the Devil’s red,
    Lady the tiramisu,
    Spice the gingerbread,
    And pie the pumpkin too!

    Fluff the coconut,
    Banana the flambé,
    Maple the Bundt,
    And ganache the soufflé!

    Mousse the chocolate!
    New York the cheese!
    Eat, lick the plates,
    More dessert please!
     
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