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Weekly Poetry Contest (183) Voting

Poll closed Mar 1, 2012.
  1. A 1950s Photograph ~ jo spumoni

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Untitled ~ seelifein69

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  3. Her True Love ~ Gonissa

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Duplicated Teardrops ~ Phoenix Hikari

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  5. She vanished ~ Dullener

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    Weekly Poetry Contest (183) Voting - A Bride Fleeing the Altar

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Eighty Three
    Voting




    Voting time!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of CMacgregor93) A Bride Fleeing the Altar

    Voting will end on Thursday 1st March 2012.

    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 1950s Photograph
    By jo spumoni


    Yellow curls fall to the shoulder
    Her body's sleek and trim
    She'd look swell beside her man
    As long as she's shorter than him

    Her smile is unstained and white
    Like her favourite bland of bleach
    And she looks sweet in a yellow bikini
    When she is on the beach

    Half a century later
    She looks down and smiles
    Her perfect teeth are gone now
    As are youthful trials

    No children and no husband
    A disgrace to the fifties norm
    But a fine feminist did she make
    Though she wished her bed was warm
     
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    Untitled
    By seelifein69


    Short, hesitant glances
    as the organ music stops.
    Stricken groom, pale,
    at the altar and cake atop.

    Nowhere is the young dove
    in white and lace today,
    for somewhere else she
    has quickly flown away.

    I heard down to Jamaica with
    Dr. Thomas Dawfray
     
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    Her True Love
    By Gonissa


    There in the church, her life in her hands
    There in the front, at the altar he stands
    He waits for her. She knows it well
    As she knows the story their life will tell

    Standing fast, he shifts his weight
    Fidgeting, he must stand and wait
    The wedding party is first, it flows
    Look down the aisle, now there she goes

    She is not calm, she's so afraid
    Grasping at the life she's made
    "Let go" they say
    "Don't run away"

    It was that dream, the story went
    There are the people, the ones she meant
    To find and be, her name they called
    The aisle did too, the guests and all

    Two different directions, forward and back
    A man to love, a world to attack
    The holy hate said run away
    The nervous man's eyes? "Stay"

    Those people she knew, she could not forget
    And for that life she knew she was meant
    The man would not go there, though she was sent
    Our bride had no choice: she went
     
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    Duplicated Teardrops
    By Phoenix Hikari


    Beneath her steps lay sunlit marble,
    cracking, shimmering and hesitant,
    tearing her senses
    between the unpredictable
    and destiny...

    Bargains seem to outweigh themselves
    on the scale of life...
    she shivers in the white;
    snow queen holding poisonous lilies,
    awaiting her the dark man
    in black suit and bulks of hope...

    She's becoming the morning dew,
    hypnotized with anticipation,
    the sky cracks open;
    her swan wings shot her dreams apart...
    whispering...
    'fly upon the clouds, leave all behind,
    break the future and satisfy the past...'

    If she could only see through
    her fear of solitude...



    she would have fled...
     
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    She vanished
    By Dullener


    Hear… Hear… the song of turmeric of her face…
    which sings through her red, veiled maginficant’a dresses
    And her pearl gold diamond necklace.

    Her supple brown body, milkfish
    And through her black eyes
    Sings the song that echo
    sadness red’ssz
    which comes hidden in her heart through
    the tears red, spurn through the lines of separation,
    and distorted future…
    wets her beauty…

    Her husband took her hand
    and a knot was made… unopenable
    First, Second, Third,
    Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
    And then She takes the seventh round around the fire…
    and her past backs away…
    to a new future…

    A poem from yours,
    D.
     
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