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    Weekly Poetry Contest (196) - War

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Jun 11, 2012.

    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Ninety Six




    Weeks come and go, and the poetry contest comes with them.

    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 18th June 2012.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 21st June 2012.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of simplyrachel) War


    The next (197th) contest's theme will be (courtesy of E.Thomas): Broken Love, and it will be opened on Monday 18th June 2012.


    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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    A Michael Bay creation
    On a giant silver screen
    Leaves us with a tolerance
    For another man’s scream

    We think to ourselves that
    we know we could be great
    If we had been given the chance
    To switch up our fate.

    But in reality, could you go?
    Shipped off to foreign lands
    With people who want you dead
    In snow, mountains or sands

    Could you watch your
    Captains, friends and foe
    Gasping breath, spitting blood
    And begging you not to go

    Think you could take that gun
    And put it to their head
    Pull the trigger, to kill the pain
    Or run away instead?

    So why don’t you sit down,
    And eat your popcorn in the dark
    Because you are weak and normal
    And you don’t have a heroes’ heart
     
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    Banalisation

    Your picture on the mantelpiece
    Tall and proud in uniform
    Has become the man I now remember.
    It takes all my strength to act as though
    This war were just a normal thing,
    To relay war news by the store
    Mundane and dull as weather talk.
    The French have just the perfect word,
    And as always it’s a pretty sound:
    Banalisation--
    It speaks of when the strangeness dulls
    And tarnishes from the commonness,
    When the wound becomes a thin-lipped scar
    That aches but holds the blood inside,
    And when the eye mists fragilely
    But the tears refuse to flow.
     
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    A solider Dies Alone


    I feel the mortars falling all around,
    See my comrades bodies littered across the ground.
    I am too tired now.

    Too tired too care, too tired to worry
    about who wanders there
    Through the crisp winter night.
    They can drown in their miserable plight.

    The air is heavy, the grass damp with dew.
    Salt tears on my face,
    freezing with the winter moon.
    Blue and tormented in it's feminine glaze.
    Watching over the world.
    A cruel, sorrowful place
     
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    I have in mind to submit a short poem which I did post on this site a little while back. Since then, however, I have changed words slightly (unrelated to responses) and changed the title. Not sure whether this fits in with the rules.
     
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