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Weekly Poetry Contest (184) Voting

Poll closed Mar 8, 2012.
  1. Hunger is Full ~ astroannie

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Placebo ~ Fifth Business

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Drained Reflection ~ Phoenix Hikari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ana ~ One1Winged1Angel

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. To Hunger ~ pinkgiraffe

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  6. A Dragon's Hunger ~ Berber

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (184) Voting - Hunger

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Eighty Four
    Voting




    Voting time!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of RusticOnion) Hunger

    Voting will end on Thursday 8th 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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    Hunger is Full
    By astroannie


    No aching absence
    nor emptiness -- instead,
    ravening presence.
    An unmitigated need
    contemptuous of "desire".
     
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    Placebo
    By Fifth Business


    What does hunger mean to me?
    Could it mean to develop
    the junkie mentality?
    Every snort, every light
    making you
    STRONGER.
    Because
    you like feeling out of touch
    far away
    DISTANT
    just an illusion in your own mind
    of yourself
    or…is it you?

    Imagine needing something so desperately
    But at the same time hating it so badly.
    Imagine if every moment, and every breath was dedicated
    to that one trip
    to those meager minutes and hours.
    Time goes by fast when you have the hunger
    the kind of hunger that is insatiable.
    Life, people, faces, friends, family
    they seem to slip by you, out of your grasp
    to a place that just barely escapes your memory and fades even further with time.
    Time in which you have no concept of.
    But it doesn't matter.
    Feeding the hunger is the only thing that matters.
    How can you go on
    Survive
    Adapt
    When your only savior is your starvation?
    You don't.
    You just..
    ESCAPE
    ...Always.
     
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    Drained Reflection
    By Phoenix Hikari


    Emptiness beckons absence within it,
    rainbows cascade to black and white,
    visualizing the dreams that are out of grasp
    then letting go of all that was,
    leaving nothing
    but an aching sensation
    of wanting!

    Dafodils drained to pale sunshine,
    wrinkled, stepped upon
    when tiny girls make foolish wishes
    and nothing is left
    but an empty yellow color
    that once shined!

    The nights come and pass,
    running fast our cherished times,
    now we bleed for the moments
    when our hearts were full...

    but instead we're only faced
    with a longing hunger...
     
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    Ana
    By One1Winged1Angel


    Ana sitting in the corner of the room
    misguiding angel
    surrounded by countless bodies
    of teenage brides
    the weight of a thousand feathers
    with everything to lose
     
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    To Hunger
    By pinkgiraffe


    I want to thank you for never deserting me.
    Even when I despised you, thinking that if you only went
    then so would all my misery: I’d meet my own standards of thin
    and everyone knows that skeletons don’t have problems.

    You were always there for me. Tirelessly guiding me towards the fridge
    against my wishes. My will was weak; it failed to kill me. You kept me alive.

    Now you disturb me from writing, gently pulling me back
    to the realm of the physical. That small familiar pang in the belly
    like a call from an old friend, inviting me to lunch.
     
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    A Dragon's Hunger
    By Berber


    To fly featherless,
    like sheets of silk entangled in wind,
    these arms were made to embrace the cumulus.
    These arms were made

    to stroke the air,
    with dragon bones,
    and dissolve into stars with the moon.
    It’s worth the ashes that melt these lungs.
    It’s worth the ashes.

    I’d trade the land,
    to kiss the skies my final night,
    to kiss the skies,
    my final knight.
     
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