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Weekly Poetry Contest (164) Voting

Poll closed Sep 22, 2011.
  1. Water - the Greatest Crisis Ever ~ Murphy

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  2. Everyone is an expert on everything ~ AMasonCarpenter

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  3. To the Bathroom Sink ~ ZombieHappyMeal

    3 vote(s)
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  4. I'm be the lemonade to your Ice tea, CUZ I LOVE HALF AND HALF to bad i'm allergic </3 ~ onimaso

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    Weekly Poetry Contest (164) Voting - Water

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Sixty Four
    Voting



    Only a handful of entries this week, but a strangely relevant theme...

    And this week's theme was (courtesy of Murphy): Water

    Voting will end on Thursday 22nd September 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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    Water - the Greatest Crisis Ever
    By Murphy


    Have you ever paused and stopped to think
    What life would be like if we didn't have a drink?
    I don't mean wine or beer, whisky or porter,
    But the most precious drink of all, a drink of cold water.


    Do we waste water, do we really think it's free,
    Perhaps the real cost, we try not to see
    Thousands of dead children, not results of ethnic slaughter
    These kids died for want of clean drinking water
    Not in long wars glorious, with armies victorious as the media might portray
    But in stinking slums, broken hearted mums watch their babies die, every single day.

    Pity just feels sorry and doesn’t do a lot
    Saving children’s lives, it definitely will not,
    Compassion takes action and action together
    Will spare these kids who are at the end of their tether.

    The water crisis affects us all, this we know,
    Not just in far off countries where the crops won't grow.
    In this matter we each share some blame
    Collectively it's a national, crying shame


    If we only took on board that without water life would stop.
    None of us would dare to waste a single, precious drop
    But it's always been the same concerning you and I
    We never miss the water, till the well runs dry.


    Recently in Ireland there was a cry and a hullabaloo.
    There was a water shortage with a difference; this time it affected me and you.
    Bad management and leaky pipes meant water was in short supply,
    The councils cut everyone off; there was a tremendous outcry,


    The council warned we will all have to ration,
    It's easy to save water if we take individual action.
    When having a shower and under that spray
    This is certainly not the time of day
    To plan or to ponder your worry or your strife
    No need to wash and rinse and then wash again
    Whilst the life giving liquid streams down the drain.
    A rub and a scrub and a few minutes in and out
    Will suffice is my advice, there's no time to hang about.


    With towns expanding, populations are increasing,
    Irelands thirst for water is desperately unceasing
    Industry and commerce toil by day and by night
    Its demand for more water, has an insatiable appetite
    Its not that it's wrong to try to prosper and to thrive
    It's just if we continue to waste water, we'll never survive.


    In this big world we have a shameful distinction,
    If everyone polluted like the Irish, we'd face extinction
    How we seek success with our industrial drive,
    Means we'd need three planets just to stay alive.


    When we look at our country with its rivers and lakes,
    It's hard to believe, a little thought is all it takes,
    To cherish and to relish this God-given creation
    For the sake of the future and the next generation.


    To protect our heritage for all our sons and daughters
    Raise a revolution against the pollution of our streams and waters.
    The moral of this story before I bid adieu
    Is that there are many ways to save water -
    But they all begin with YOU
     
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    Everyone is an expert on everything
    By AMasonCarpenter


    Everyone is an expert on everything
    they never shut up about it
    if you know something, they know more
    if you let them they will tell about it
    indefinitely.

    Try not to let it get you down
    the world has not changed a bit
    it is the same schoolyard playground
    just bigger now, with more bullies
    in lots more flavors.

    Oh, and there's also water.
     
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    To the Bathroom Sink
    By ZombieHappyMeal


    At first I hated you
    with your drip drop bullshit
    Like you and my good friend insomnia
    decided, delighted in
    banging your drums
    To a
    drip drop
    wake up
    don't fall
    a-sleep
    Chinese water torture
    beat
    Gotta get you fixed soon,
    you son of a bitch.
    I hate you.
    And then very slowly time laped at the shores of,
    oceans of, I forget what day it is drip drop clock,
    ticking away unwanted life.
    your
    metro
    nome
    making
    me
    fall
    soothingly
    drip
    Silently
    drop
    to
    sleep...
    Wordless dripping lullaby,
    you son of a bitch.
    I guess your not so bad.
    But,
    You are wasting an awful lot of water.
    I should get you fixed for the kids
    in mexico.
    I have to call my Landlord.
    I have to get him over here.
    He has to put a new washer in you.
    He has to stop you from leaking.
    I know how much you like it.
    But this is for your own good...
    See? All done.
    Wasn't that painless?
    No more drop drip crack for you.
    No More drip drop clock for me.
    No more drip?
    No more drop?
    No more drip
    No more drop
    No more drip
    No more drop
    No more drip
    No more drop
    ...
    ..
    .
    I can't sleep without you.
     
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    I'm be the lemonade to your Ice tea, CUZ I LOVE HALF AND HALF to bad i'm allergic </3
    By onimaso


    The flow of the sea raises questions to me
    how sad as the fall of a tear?
    Why is this ocean between us so long my dear?

    If i could could only quench my thirst and escape this flood that fell upon me
    Would you be there wading through water to find shore with me?
    To create a river that can in time flow through stone
    Can we swin togather to the unknown?
     
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