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    Weekly Poetry Contest (204) - The Spanish Civil War

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Four




    Dust off your rhyming dictionaries! Fill your pens! It's poetry time!

    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 13th August 2012 Monday 20th August 2012.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 16th August 2012 Thursday 23rd August 2012.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Solar) The Spanish Civil War


    The next (204th) contest's theme will be (courtesy of E.Thomas): Dark Dreams, and it will be opened on Monday 13th August 2012 Monday 20th August 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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    LA LUCHA

    Alfonso's reign is gone
    Five hundred thousand die.
    Peasants fight, for their right
    To farm the land nearby.
    The wealthy are deposed
    And not one dares defy.
    Franco stays, for decades
    Until the long goodbye.
    Ruled now by the people
    A democratic state.
    Protest grows, war follows
    When poverty is great.
     
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    Guernica

    The painting and a
    half remembered history lesson
    are all I know of the
    Spanish Civil War.

    I once saw a photo of Guernica,
    before the blue twisted bodies,
    the horse and the bull
    screaming in pain.

    The sun has not yet set,
    but the street lamps have already
    flickered on.
    Couples stroll beneath
    the warm glow,
    chatting quietly about
    the misdeeds of their
    brothers.
     
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    Due to a shortage of entries this week, I have made the decision to extend the entry stage of this week's contest by another week, in the hope of getting a couple more entrants. This means that entry will now close on Monday 20th August 2012. The voting stage will thus now close on Thursday 23rd August 2012, and contest 205 will open on 20th August 2012.
     
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    Nothing is what I know...
    of the pain...
    that happened...
    on the plains...
    of Spain.

    All I know is that...
    the rain in Spain...
    falls mainly on the plains.
     
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    The image of a civil soldier war bound
    lost to uncompromising chaotic causes of scorn towns
    hopes of dramatic dreams of better days
    away from nightmare marches to casualties of future pain
    but still yesterdays past will bring tomorrow's Sun rise
    crystal clear through Spaniard blue eyes
     
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    I


    I have heard from many
    That Spain they said is lovely
    I sighed and thought that sadly
    I am blind and could not see.


    Out where the guns are mighty
    And children's cries aplenty
    Where once there lied the bloody
    Lovely lady I will marry.


    But wars no matter what
    Cannot change the fact
    That this day, sadly, I sat
    Realizing that the judges of this fight
    Listen more to tanks than intentions' might.

    I have heard from many:
    They long for Spain, soaked in blood, be free
    I smiled and thought that gladly
    I am blind and could not see.






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