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    Weekly Poetry Contest (151) - A Sense of Relief

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Fifty One




    Once more unto the poetry, dear friends, once more!

    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 be open for seven days, closing on Monday 16th May 2011Monday 23rd May 2011.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 19th May 2011Thursday 26th May 2011.


    And this week's theme is: A Sense of Relief

    The next (152nd) contest's theme will be (courtesy of Jessica_312): Yearning for Freedom, and it will be opened on Monday 16th May 2011.


    Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing.


    Banzai


    PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).
     
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    Relief Comes Creeping

    Even when stillness blankets all the corrupt,
    there remains movement not seen, but heard and felt.
    Under such slight confines,
    as to be assimilated to a thin strip of paper sliced edgewise ten times over,
    the slim membrane of chance and the sharp dagger of reality meet on the cusp of dandelions and darkness.
    Without such a bumpy horizon you could see death far in the distance,
    but not far enough,
    floating in a broken silhouette.
    My snot though dammed by it’s dried brethren, runs all the same; except now, down my throat.
    I feel consciousness returning,
    breaking barriers of sound and light.
    My mind shoots tools in random pattern,
    to the near and nether of my body.
    My eyelids roll up like animated shades,
    and poison drips from their corners.
    Upon a scene my dream is broken,
    and I am here to catch its beam.
    The glowing harlot in my room,
    reveal my fortune, reveal my tears.
    A sigh beats weeping to my lips,
    relief comes creeping,
    my dream is closed.
     
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    Grief

    catch me
    as i rise
    don't act
    surprised

    i saw the ending
    of my demise
    buried in dirt
    like those i despise

    but my words live on
    forever and ever
    dousing the flame
    of life's endeavor

    i live again
    until the end
    thoughout your grief
    is my relief
     
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    Act of Breathing

    Breathe in,
    fresh loaves by the sleeping sun.
    Salient sea whispering nearby;
    sparkling sands beneath our souls.

    Exhale,
    what we had left behind;
    what you had tried to forget;
    what I had fought to escape.

    Inhale,
    burning words searing through my ear;
    warming thoughts dancing in your darkness
    a touch warming the skin of our heart.

    Breathe out,
    family, friends and relatives;
    work, office, paper and plastic;
    homes, houses, lawns and home loans

    Alive,
    the heavens are
    while darkness crept,
    lulling the afternoon
    into sleep.
     
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    Sorry guys, should have got to this earlier.

    For two reasons (namely, I'm neck deep in revision at the moment, and we haven't had very many entries for this one yet) I'm extending the contest for another week. It will close on Monday 23rd May 2011.
     
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    Guilt

    A sense of relief
    It is not well-deserved
    By those who cause grief
    Yet that is for whom it is reserved

    The righteous will fret
    For what strife they have caused
    But the guilty are met
    With outrageous applause

    Personal accountability?
    It was not me
    Though clearly I'm guilty
    Can I not see?

    It's only wrong if one is caught
    Let yourself be absolved of sin
    With guilt, do not be fraught
    Just don't search within
     
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