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Weekly Poetry Contest (204) Voting

Poll closed Aug 23, 2012.
  1. LA LUCHA ~ Agatha Christie

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Guernica ~ nomadpenguin

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Nothing is what I know ~ Sword

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The image of a civil soldier war bound ~ if.you.see.kay

    0 vote(s)
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  5. I ~ webghoul

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (204) Voting - The Spanish Civil War

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Four
    Voting



    Get your poetry here! And vote for it!

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

    Voting will end on Thursday 23rd 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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    LA LUCHA
    By Agatha Christie


    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
    By nomadpenguin


    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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    Nothing is what I know
    By Sword


    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
    By if.you.see.kay


    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
    By webghoul


    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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