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Weekly Poetry Contest (152) Voting

Poll closed Jun 10, 2011.
  1. Sticks in the Strea ~ Gannon

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Prisoner for Love ~ Lilithmoon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. The Pearl ~ KingDerekx

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Seas Bed ~ Cerrus

    0 vote(s)
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  5. To be Free ~ Taylee91

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  6. Taken for granted... ~ Froggy

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (152) Voting - Yearning for Freedom

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Fifty Two
    Voting


    Let's get voting!

    And this week's theme was: Yearning for Freedom

    Voting will end on Friday 10th June 2011.

    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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    Sticks In The Stream
    By Gannon


    Despite social contract, no matter
    roseate ideals of Enlightenment,
    Man is born unto cold chains, unaware
    the pure power of the inexact.

    And so it goes, body clock determined
    by convention, a tool – never a toy.
    Star-strewn segues to somewhere:
    finally the key and the lock.

    (eight hours of potential) (the only unbroken circle)
    Oh to lose one’s way and remain shadow.
    Come kingly Oneiroi! Make me eternal,
    if only for tonight.
     
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    Prisoner for Love
    By Lilithmoon


    Her beauty was without compare,
    She wore feathers in her raven hair.
    Her ruby lips, those emerald eyes,
    I could but naught believe her lies.

    I listened enthralled to her words of love,
    And thought her an angel from up above.
    Heed my warning! For truth it tells,
    Below with Satan is where she dwells.

    My love for her was beyond belief,
    Now for my heart there is no relief.
    She told me together we would stay,
    If only I did, whatever, she say.

    “We need the gold to live,” she sobbed.
    Plans were made, a coach was robbed.
    Away with the loot, I watched her ride.
    Alone in the dark I stayed and died.

    Lifetimes have past since I sealed my fate,
    It matters not what the date.
    My soul burns forever in the depths of hell,
    With the countless tortured hear my wail.

    I no longer remember the world of the flesh,
    For the sake of my sanity, I think this is best.
    I have forgotten her lips and those emerald eyes.
    Please, for the love of God, let me forget her lies!
     
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    The Pearl
    By KingDerekx


    engulf me in darkness
    blind me from sight
    throw my soul down
    keep me from light

    a man in forever
    i have nothing
    trapped in alone
    but in search of something
     
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    The Seas Bed
    By Cerrus


    Floating in the water,
    He was in a totter,
    Breathing through a straw,
    Waiting for the fall,
    Swaying in the shores of life,
    His situation was rife.

    Running out of air,
    He wondered if anyone cared,
    Falling in the never-ending sleep,
    Now he had sunk deep,
    Just before his final stand,
    He saw something that looked like land.
     
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    To be Free
    By Taylee91


    Amber fields
    Beneath an ocean of blue
    A meadow lark chimes with the wind
    Thin blades still wet with dew

    Awakened quickly now
    Utopia forever lost
    A shrill cry escapes into the air
    Sight now blocked with dust


    Shadows long and thin
    Across a sea of red
    Sharp whistles and yelps resound
    A whip upon my head


    Gruffly frisked along
    Sleep ne'er to be had
    Chinks of metal utter in the air
    Land now dark and drab

    But a fire burns within
    Ignites the broken soul
    Breaking away with a single charge
    Freedom becomes the goal
     
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    Taken for granted...
    By Froggy


    I yearn to...
    express any a thought
    wear any color or style
    speak my mind no matter who, where or what
    eat whatever I fancy
    marry whom I choose
    go where the wind leads me
    learn as much as I can
    be myself
    I yearn for freedom.
     
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