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Weekly Poetry Contest (212) Voting

Poll closed Nov 2, 2012.
  1. Harbinger of Darkness ~ Sniper

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Behemoth door ~ Selbbin

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Anger Management ~ Snyder80

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Gone ~ Darkkin

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (212) Voting - Gatekeeper

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Oct 30, 2012.

    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Twelve
    Voting



    Let's get some democracy cooking!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of nomadpenguin) Gatekeeper

    Voting will end on Friday 2nd November 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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    Harbinger of Darkness
    By Sniper


    The wind whispers through the eaves
    Dancing with the autumn leaves,
    The scent of smoke, a clink of keys
    The icy, frozen Gate

    The figure stands before the door,
    A scythe in hand forever more
    His cloak spread across the floor
    The avatar of Fate

    He watches the souls within the light,
    Himself the guardian of twilight,
    Holding behind him the bitter night,
    The icy, frozen Gate

    They come before him one by one,
    And kneel upon the darkling sun,
    In wretched mercy he spares none,
    The avatar of Fate

    And so the doors swing open wide,
    Embracing those who walk inside
    The sweet den of scented lies
    The warm, inviting Gate

    He stands alone before the sky,
    And raises his curved scythe on high,
    Darkness, freed, begins to fly
    The avatar of Fate
     
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    Behemoth door
    By Selbbin


    There it is: behemoth door!
    Scratch and pad it with my paw,
    Mewl and cry to let me in,
    Forgive me for my shameful sin.

    It looks like cold and wind and rain,
    Let me on the bed again.
    I won’t defile it any more,
    Not while you’re home that’s for sure!
     
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    Anger Management
    By Snyder80


    Lurking in darkness, waiting in the depths.
    A trigger here, a signal there;
    Release the glyph and let me out.

    Will pushes me down,
    Further into blackness,
    Ceasing to matter, fighting to exist.

    Lack of control, I spring free
    Though for merely a moment,
    Returned to my cage.
     
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    Gone
    By Darkkin


    Gone away.
    A leaping bound.
    Gone ahead.
    A word unsaid.
    An empty shell.
    A silent echo...
    Gone, simply, gone.

    Gone.
    No trace of death's essence
    No breath of illness.
    Gone, merely, gone.
    Fading footprints.
    A broken swing.
    A weed choked path.
    Gone beyond.

    Gone.
    Childhood fading.
    Forgotten songs.
    A bumbled dance.
    A tide of wrongs.
    Gone, alone, gone.
    Brittle courage.
    A shield of bronze.
    Gone.

    Gone is...
    The fear.
    The doubt.
    The pain.
    The Gatekeeper...
    Gone, silence, gone.

    A voice speaks.
    Words echo.
    A heart beats.
    A soul learns to dream.
    A spirit discovers how to soar.
    Gone is the despair.
    Much is gone, but never hope.
     
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