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Weekly Poetry Contest (203) Voting

Poll closed Aug 9, 2012.
  1. LITTLE BROWN MOUSE ~ Agatha Christie

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Wayfarer Small ~ Darkkin

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. A Beautiful Storm ~ *Katie

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. Costa (Hummingbird) ~ handknitbandit

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Black Sheep ~ nomadpenguin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Grass in the Wind ~ Britannica

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (203) Voting - Poems for Children

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Three
    Voting



    Get your poetry here! And vote for it!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of handknitbandit) Poems for Children

    Voting will end on Thursday 9th August 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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    LITTLE BROWN MOUSE
    By Agatha Christie


    A dog, a cat and a little brown mouse
    lived together in a little green house.
    They ate their food and played all day
    And then a rabbit came to stay.

    They lived there in that little green house,
    Rabbit, the dog, the cat and brown mouse.
    They ate their food and played all day
    And then a blackbird came to stay.

    They lived there in that little green house
    Four little creatures and brown mouse.
    They ate their food and played all day
    And then a hedgehog came to stay.

    They lived there in that little green house
    Five little creatures and brown mouse.
    They ate their food and played all day
    Then cat meowed: ' Let's run away.'

    They packed their bags before they went
    They took some food. They took a tent.
    But then dog barked: 'I like this house.'
    'Yes! Let's stay!' squeaked little brown mouse.

    Five little friends and little brown mouse
    Snuffled and squealed inside their house.
    So glad they did not run away
    They ate their food and played all day.
     
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    Wayfarer Small
    By Darkkin


    A Queen upside down,
    Ruling with a furious frown.
    A Hero his bow drawn,
    Aiming true, who disappears at dawn.

    A Dancing Bear,
    With a tail stretching to the moon.
    A tale spoken before the fire's flare.
    A story done too soon.

    Just one more...
    As between the curtains the Man in the Moon,
    Begins to soar.
    A patchwork quilt, a bright cocoon.

    Shadows deepen...
    Dreams now come creepin'
    Whispering with the crickets' strings.
    Billowing sheets on the backyard line become your wings.

    A sleepy smile flickers now...
    Spread your wings, Wayfarer Small...you know how.
    Follow the light of the firefly trail.
    Hear the song of Echo play 'cross the vale.

    Murmured dreams borne upon a comet's tail.
    There she waits, the quiet Waif.
    Eyes aglow at the start of the firefly trail.
    She goes with you, Wayfarer Small, singing the lullaby to see you safe.
     
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    A Beautiful Storm
    By *Katie


    The sky is gray, black, and blue
    The rain has not come to a stop.
    The sun, long gone, is lost in the clouds
    And all I can hear is "drip-drop"

    Here and there, the thunder will roar
    Bringing it's big flashly lights.
    When will it stop? It's so very sad,
    It's been going on all night.

    For now I must sleep, and get some rest
    I will rise in the early morn'.
    Hoping for sunlight when I awake,
    Instead of this horrible storm.

    Now being dawn, I begin to wake up,
    My senses slowly revive.
    What is that I see? Sunlight at last?
    Is the world coming back alive?

    The singing of birds, barking of dogs,
    I hear as I walk out the door.
    And to my surprise when I look outside,
    I begin to find even more.

    A rainbow, a rainbow! How beautiful and bright,
    With red, pink, purple and green.
    Now I know why, why we have such storms,
    Now I truly see.
     
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    Costa (Hummingbird)
    By handknitbandit


    Humm
    Buzz​
    Zip​
    It’s not my voice but my fast beating wings​
    Over ​

    Down​
    and​
    Under
    Up​

    I court my lovely dark feathered bride​
    Mmmmmm
    I sip all day​
    Mmmmmm
    On sweet nectar half my body weight​
    Iridescent colors stream
    As I whip through the air so carelessly​
    Nectar smooth and sticky sweet
    It’s one treat that can’t be beat​
    Green and blue and purple too
    eerily hovering wingless illusion​
    Beardtongue and persimmon blooms
    On each I dine and make my food​
    In the desert’s where I live
    Soaking up sizzling Sonoran sun​
    Red is my favorite color
    Under its power I am defenseless​
    Don’t think my size make me delicate
    I’m one third muscle and two thirds guts​
     
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    Black Sheep
    By nomadpenguin


    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?

    No, not after you
    pushed me off
    the playground swing
    and cut my hair off
    with blunt scissors
    just because
    I’m a different color.
     
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    Grass in the Wind
    By Britannica


    Flowing like an ocean
    Dancing in the sun
    The grass of the meadow
    Is having some fun.

    Why who could this be?
    Little Danny meadow mouse
    Peeking round the tree
    Look! Off he goes
    Through the wispy sea.
     
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