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Weekly Poetry Contest (211) Voting

Poll closed Oct 25, 2012.
  1. AUTUMN MELEE ~ Agatha Christie

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Burning Life ~ kyelena2

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Morning Harvest ~ JJ_Maxx

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Hypodepressive ~ futureblind

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Simple Confusion ~ Darkkin

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  6. A Fatal Mistake ~ Snyder80

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Flying Hippos and other such nonsense ~ Selbbin

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    37.5%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (211) Voting - Confusion

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Eleven
    Voting



    Let's get some democracy cooking!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of *Kate) Confusion

    Voting will end on Friday 26th October 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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    AUTUMN MELEE
    By Agatha Christie


    Scattered leaves, tossed about by a whistling gale
    Circling, falling, rising.
    Some brown, some red, some bright, some pale.

    They scurry, scuttle over wilting land
    Blown high and fast,
    They spiral and spin like a dancing band.

    Dry, stiffened leaves, wrenched by gusts
    From swaying trees. Taken
    With haste to spitting skies and gloomy eaves.

    Some leap jauntily, breezily on the ground.
    Crunchy, crumpled, curled, the
    dizzy foliage rushes, darts, dashes around.

    What confusion it brings, this autumn melee!
    Green profusion it changes, to cold winter's day.
     
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    Burning Life
    By kyelena


    I sit staring at my life,
    The flames dance in the night.
    Coats are covered in soot,
    The men continue to fight.
    Pages of beauty are not spared,
    Heat destroys the path that I once took.
    A tarnished white sheet appears before me,
    I cannot bear to look.
    I sifted through the wreckage,
    But I could not find you.
    Cling to the past?
    Or find life anew?
     
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    Morning Harvest
    By JJ_Maxx


    The morn with sun and bean and oil
    Loss of sickle long with toil
    Heights of heaven soaring high
    Riches gathered soon to die

    Hearts of black make hatred lies
    Blessings flight deprave the skies
    Hero hearts that beat no more
    Etched forever, legend, lore

    Peircing screams as master whips
    Humble cries from virgin lips
    Cloud of chaos, shattered peace
    Dust has settled, forever ceased
     
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    Hypodepressive
    By futureblind


    maladaptive complacency
    binging unrealism
    perceived mystique
    doubts
    doubting doubts
    doubting doubting doubts
    sundial
    hedonistic isolation
    addictive pace changing
    nothing feels okay
    perpetual unfulfillment
    peace of mind
    foreign concept
    racing lazily
    unmoving
    internal screaming
    stasis
    disillusioning reality
    delusional favoritism
    my lowest point ends on a high note
    overwhelmed by nothingness
    i am the pendulum
     
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    Simple Confusion
    By Darkkin


    Skeletal, stately
    Branches reaching for the sky.
    Limed in dying light,
    Of the fading days.
    Stripped of life and colours,
    Their cloaks once so bright and gay.

    Howling down the bluffs,
    Chasing the river's course.
    There upon the windows a legend,
    Paints the first touches of winter's trace.
    Flowers of hoar frost blossom in the dark.
    Distorted by the pattern, peers a tiny face.

    Sleet, a heavy grey whisper against the roof.
    The frozen tears of a dying year, regrets...
    Unsaid, overlooked, but not forgotten.
    The story of countless mortal kin.
    Yet in the midst of this mournful fall...
    There is a small life hoping to begin.

    All other doors appear shut tight.
    Locked against the cold and the dark.
    But at one lone house from the door...
    There shines a muted golden light.
    A silhouette, small and thin steps out.
    An umbrella, coat, and boots...bundled up right.

    The wind, a feral symphony between the pines.
    Drives the sleet into the earth.
    Freezing, seeping, cloaking the vale in ice.
    Dreams of autumn gone, nothing but decay.
    Yet, this wayfarer small continues through storm.
    For she knows the secret of this type of day...

    Is it madness, simple confusion...
    Clouding this child's sight.
    Whirling and twirling in the twilight...
    A smile in the face of the dying year.
    Freedom from the judging eyes and saber tongues.
    The first snowflake of winter melts upon her check falling like a tear.
     
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    A Fatal Mistake
    By Snyder80


    A normal stop or so I thought
    A cooperative man, the disguise too well thought out.
    Politeness is ignored, I repeat simple commands.
    Agitated, his internal demons awaken,
    They come to life and his rage begins to glow.
    I radio for more help but he attacks me,
    Fighting back, I push him off and he races back to his car.
    I radio again, I need help now!
    He is still enraged, a different person now or not a person at all.
    I'm confused, lost in the process of decision making and uncertainty.
    He wrestles and struggles with something beneath his seat,
    While I continue to scream commands, I draw my gun.
    I call again, hesitating to point my weapon and shoot.
    He turns to me, weapon in hand and fear overtakes me.
    Frozen, confused and terrified, I fire a shot.
    Rifle shouldered he unleashes his buried rage of thirty years upon me,
    I try to duck, dodge, avoid, anything at all.
    Behind my car I reload, he's still firing and I'm frightened beyond belief.
    Standing up, I re-engage him but he's faster and more experienced.
    Bullets strike me like molten hatred ripping through my body,
    I scream and fall, the screaming continues, my breath falters and chokes.
    Laying there confused, shot and dying, he leans over me one more,
    I am consumed, gone.
     
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    Flying Hippos and other such nonsense
    By Selbbin


    Hippos Hippos in the sky,
    No one knew that they could fly,
    But that do and they don't care,
    If little humans look and stare.

    Free they are to roam the skies,
    Flying next to apple pies,
    Sharing pleasant hippo hugs,
    What the hell was in these drugs?
     
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