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Weekly Poetry Contest (153) Voting

Poll closed Jun 16, 2011.
  1. A Fatal Pursuit ~ Chairman_Xi

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Smothered in Gravy ~ Kontrast

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Gasping For Breath ~ Alexander Wallis

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Breathless ~ Liza

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. In dreams ~ Omega14

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  6. Doppelgänger ~ Sundae

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (153) Voting - Smothering

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Fifty Three
    Voting


    Let's get voting!

    And this week's theme was: Smothering

    Voting will end on Thursday, 16th 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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    A Fatal Pursuit
    By Chairman_Xi


    In dreams you awake me,
    beckon me forth -
    a siren; I yield.

    Heartened, I pursue it,
    a consumption,
    this vain bliss; I yield.

    I cede myself to you.
    My existence
    is yours now; I yield.

    Now, I am empty; still,
    you want more. But:
    I can yield no more -

    for I have yielded
    all I can.
     
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    Smothered in Gravy
    By Kontrast


    congealed on my plate;
    a play dough like creation
    it glistens as if mourning
    for its own creamation

    "too much, too much"
    the poor potatoes scream
    a silent litany gone stale-
    with evaporating steam

    I can sympathize
    with what is on my plate
    for I too have been smothered
    with an ever present fate
     
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    Gasping For Breath
    By Alexander Wallis


    Her beauty--beyond any mortal concern,
    Enough to make an angel yearn.
    For her looks and her mind,
    But none could ever hope to find.

    My lungs felt empty, void and flat.
    I felt my chest, Managed to grasp.
    I began to smother in her beauty,
    But managed to bring her face to me.
     
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    Breathless
    By Liza


    Dead.
    You crushed my lungs,
    I can no longer inhale.
    You're gone, and so am I.

    Gasping
    I need to reach your air.
    I'm fumbling for it,
    But it's no longer mine.

    Breathless.
    Smothered by the weight,
    Of tragic events.
    You shouldn't have died.

    Breathing.
    My heart is beating.
    I've reached oxygen,
    I inhale feebly.

    Alive.
    I no longer breathe.
    I live, I thrive,
    On the simple thrills left in life.
     
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    In dreams
    By Omega14


    One night a madman tried to steal
    my breath away, and I could feel
    his hands constrict, his fingers curl
    around my neck, and in a whirl
    I woke. My eyes had opened wide
    to find that I was safe inside
    my warm, protective, cosy bed,
    a duvet wrapped around my head.
     
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    Doppelgänger
    By Sundae


    I guess you found that memo,
    that last straw of the season
    that I stuck onto your car
    by means of your lying windshield wipers.

    Tell me, were you as surprised as I was
    when you saw the slight shimmer
    of my corner-stone paper?
    Did it hit you out of the blue
    like a ton of bricks meeting its
    sledgehammer?
    Did it cut you the way you cut me
    when you made that right turn forever?

    Or were you still busy with your smile
    and wrapped around in your little reverie
    filled to the brim
    being smothered by pleasure?

    I reckon you must have seen your maker
    when you first found that letter
    'cause you were pale as a ghost,
    lacking in luster
    and drained of all that wicked color.

    Your moonbeam-green turned yellow.
    Your cherry-red turned drab.
    I saw the seasons change -
    at being hurled through an arctic tundra.

    But still,
    I hope you found what you were looking for;
    that day out on the terrain.
    When you got out of your car
    and made your final mistake.

    Your damning mistake.
     
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