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    Weekly Poetry Contest (166) - Apocalypse How

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Sixty Six




    Are we feeling poetic, WF.org?


    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 3rd October 2011 Monday 10th October 2011.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 6th October 2011 Thursday 13th October 2011.


    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of MrMormon) Apocalypse How


    The next (167th) contest's theme will be: (courtesy of CMacgregor93) An Execution, and it will be opened on Monday 3rd October 2011 Monday 10th October 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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    blow

    A boy on the Aldershot train
    plays guitar, townies looking on,
    hatred in their spit and brains.

    A mother feeds her crying baby raw liver;
    two girlfriends shiver in a hallucinogenic vice,
    razors in their hands.

    Twice he jabs that bitch's temple, her pigskin fist
    and trembling blade are shining for their slice.

    A 4x4 mounts a birthday trike,
    four cans before he held a mic
    and drooled through Suspicious Minds.

    The last short straw a sweet heart finds,
    one injection for his wasting arm,
    the blinds are closed.

    With one breath I could begin a genocide
    One hard blow could put aside
    all the fine work done.

    He asked for this, his only son.
     
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    Due to the lack of entries so far, I'm extending entry for another week. Thus the new closing date is Monday 10th October 2011. Apologies for any inconvenience, and I look forward to seeing many more entries! :)
     
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    Sea Glass

    Sea glass on the beach
    Captured by the waves and brought right to my feet
    As I look through it,
    The sea glass reflects all I've ever wanted to see

    We are all here for the same purpose,
    though no one knows it

    The warmth of the sand on my feet
    matches the fire that wallows up inside me


    A loud laugh here
    A whiff of salt there
    Ice cream on his tongue

    Summer.

    The worries of life are washed away with the waves
    The love that comes from pure freedom abounds
    And joy is no longer frowned upon as a luxury,
    but a reality

    Your wide smile is no longer out of place in the world,
    But you are now accepted here.
    No loneliness
    Nothing but giggles and carefree smiles
    are found here at the beach

    Summer.

    An entry point for different people, changing times.
    But peace covers who ever cares to come.

    Old feuds forgotten
    Arguments turned into laughter
    Limbs entwined
    Hot breath mingling together
    Hands mixed with strands of hair
    Eyes reflecting the flaming fireworks
    Lips tasting of salt water


    The beads of sweat running down our back.
    Perspiration soaked shirts.
    Sticky skin.
    Blistered feet.
    Colors so vivid they hurt the eyes.
    Skin so scorched it burns a brilliant red


    Endless skies
    Clear oceans
    Pure intentions
    Overwhelming love

    Summer.

    An orange Sunrise bursts on the open water
    New Beginnings

    Not a cloud in sight
    The Sun high in the sky signals an intense feeling of
    Immortality...everlasting days.

    Purple hues capture the sun and pull it back to the sea
    A sadness surfaces with the realization that our momentary escape is fading with the light.
    Dusk arrives and the air of completion is final
    We struggle to say all we put off saying during the day

    Summer.

    Frantic kisses are stolen
    As if we are all trying to find another way to breathe
    The threat of tomorrow hangs over our heads
    We embrace and hold each other tightly, trying to preserve the moment
    Don't end, oh beautiful day

    Twilight has come. But love still remains.

    Summer's joy is infectious
    And as life begins again
    Worries resume
    Sea salt dries
    And is washed away with the sand

    But that breathtaking exhilaration sleeps inside us all
    Waiting for the day where it can awaken again

    Summer.


    -Chelsie Wehde
    chelsiewehde.weebly.com - blog

    ---------- Post added at 01:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:35 AM ----------

    Sea Glass

    Sea glass on the beach
    Captured by the waves and brought right to my feet
    As I look through it,
    The sea glass reflects all I've ever wanted to see

    We are all here for the same purpose,
    though no one knows it

    The warmth of the sand on my feet
    matches the fire that wallows up inside me


    A loud laugh here
    A whiff of salt there
    Ice cream on his tongue

    Summer.

    The worries of life are washed away with the waves
    The love that comes from pure freedom abounds
    And joy is no longer frowned upon as a luxury,
    but a reality

    Your wide smile is no longer out of place in the world,
    But you are now accepted here.
    No loneliness
    Nothing but giggles and carefree smiles
    are found here at the beach

    Summer.

    An entry point for different people, changing times.
    But peace covers who ever cares to come.

    Old feuds forgotten
    Arguments turned into laughter
    Limbs entwined
    Hot breath mingling together
    Hands mixed with strands of hair
    Eyes reflecting the flaming fireworks
    Lips tasting of salt water


    The beads of sweat running down our back.
    Perspiration soaked shirts.
    Sticky skin.
    Blistered feet.
    Colors so vivid they hurt the eyes.
    Skin so scorched it burns a brilliant red


    Endless skies
    Clear oceans
    Pure intentions
    Overwhelming love

    Summer.

    An orange Sunrise bursts on the open water
    New Beginnings

    Not a cloud in sight
    The Sun high in the sky signals an intense feeling of
    Immortality...everlasting days.

    Purple hues capture the sun and pull it back to the sea
    A sadness surfaces with the realization that our momentary escape is fading with the light.
    Dusk arrives and the air of completion is final
    We struggle to say all we put off saying during the day

    Summer.

    Frantic kisses are stolen
    As if we are all trying to find another way to breathe
    The threat of tomorrow hangs over our heads
    We embrace and hold each other tightly, trying to preserve the moment
    Don't end, oh beautiful day

    Twilight has come. But love still remains.

    Summer's joy is infectious
    And as life begins again
    Worries resume
    Sea salt dries
    And is washed away with the sand

    But that breathtaking exhilaration sleeps inside us all
    Waiting for the day where it can awaken again

    Summer.


    -Chelsie Wehde
    chelsiewehde.weebly.com - blog
     
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    The Acid Rain
    Dear Beloved, lost amoungst the sorrow's.
    Dear Beloved, the I feel pain.
    Dear Beloved, My acid rain.

    I once believed you were as pure as glacier water.
    I once believed that the world shall never end.
    That our love would be forever

    But then the rain a'poured
    Burning our skin, the truth away.
    Making us blister and cry.

    Wars were fought, never end.
    Death to all, we mustn't wait.
    For the sky flashes hate.

    I love you, I love you,
    Can't you see.
    I would go to the end of the earth for you.

    But the pain too soon,
    Too harsh.
    Fry's the emotion from the shallow heart.

    Sour black snow fall's to the ground.
    Roses die, leaving thorns.
    Oh the huring heart, please no more!

    But thus the thunder roars.
    Making us realize our fate.
    Loves a lost, you make only pain.

    Can't you see these tears?
    The scar's on my face?
    Eye's once green now a saddened grey?

    You caused this,
    All this fear and harm.
    Your the reason I'm here.

    The rain wouldn't burn my cheeks.
    if it weren't for the smoke.
    I could smile then.

    The colour of my eyes would stay green.
    If these tree's weren't deforested away.
    The sparkle would be back.

    The scar's, deep to my core.
    gone they would if it wasn't for your greed.
    I would let you take what you need.

    If only, oh if only
    You would clear my tears.
    Let me feel loved again.

    Dear beloved, lost amoungst the sorrows.
    Dear beloved, the pain I feel.
    Dear beloved, my acid rain.
    Oh beloved, don't you love me today? ​
     
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