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Weekly Poetry Contest (215) Voting

Poll closed Nov 30, 2012.
  1. We Embrace ~ Selbbin

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Ashes ~ Michael Collins

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Burning sky ~ Sackninja

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Night Wind ~ Darkkin

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. No hope ~ John Jackson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. What Is Created Must Be Destroyed ~ Timewalker

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Credits ~ Sword

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. The End ~ peachalulu

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. When is The End? ~ RHK

    0 vote(s)
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (215) Voting - The End

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Fifteen
    Voting



    Vote, and vote often!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of me) The End

    Voting will end on Thursday 29th 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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    We Embrace
    By Selbbin


    We embrace.
    I embrace.

    Her vanilla smell I once savoured
    Turns to vapours I can hardly breathe,
    But I hold on to her like she just saved my life-
    Like she just saved the world.

    Concentrating hard on everything just past her head;
    Soaking in every detail,
    Except for her
    And the way she is so:
    Warm
    And beautiful,
    Like she must have been the night she fucked...
    It doesn’t matter who;
    And it doesn’t hurt to think about.
    But either way,
    I remember.

    Her mother in the car,
    The sparkling braces
    And dirty old sneakers,
    And the sign of the station
    So far from home,
    Reminds me of everything between us.
    I can feel her bottled up.
    I could pour her out
    But I’m trying to avoid a scene here.
    "How are you?"
    "Yeah. I’m ok."
    It doesn’t matter which of us said what.

    She pulls us apart
    Just far enough for me to see
    She wants to go.
    I let the moment pass us
    And say my final good bye,
    With a kiss
    On her cheek.
    Soft.
    Tender.
    She lets me,
    But with a silence that says...
    No.

    She climbs back in the car with her mother.
    I get back on the train.
     
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    Ashes
    By Michael Collins


    One last word, my dear friend!
    Bitter thundering waves
    torment the lonely shore.
     
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    Burning sky
    By Sackninja


    I called them all fools,
    And now look at me,
    I just lay there,
    I couldn't get up.

    I closed my eyes,
    The image of the burning sky,
    Stuck in my head,
    Then I woke up.
     
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    Night Wind
    By Darkkin


    Said the Night Wind...
    Hear...

    Calling from far, a sound so sweet,
    So clear...

    With the fading light, a sea of leaves...
    The fading tears of the frail year...

    Small feet crunching, eyes alight...
    Knowing a special time is near...

    A hope, small and bright...
    A wish so tender, so dear...

    A magic found only in the dim shadows...
    Here at the end of the year.
     
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    No hope
    By John Jackson


    You’re so frustrated trying to find your worry free haven
    The farther you go the more you realize it’s further away
    In the end you choke on your own ambition to get there
    You find yourself on a pathway desperate for your destination.

    And to the park where I reek my desperation,
    I find you callously floating away
    Why must you leave -- My quite worry free Haven
    You and my destination where the same
     
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    What Is Created Must Be Destroyed
    By Timewalker


    A rose fades away in my sight,
    The sun burrows itself in sheer fright.
    I cannot debate that this is not right,
    This time I do not see the light.

    The moon falls itself to total frost,
    All is lost;
    None may survive, at any cost!
    Why did I have to make myself a host?

    Years before, there was a god who had a chance,
    To make everything correct.
    But all he did was infect.
    Thus, in his rage,
    He did a wrong.
    This will be the wise tales of a sage.

    But to preach like a saint,
    You must live.
    And the end of everything's lifetime
    Is right now.
     
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    Credits
    By Sword


    Pale skin,
    equipped with bloody teeth.

    I feel horror creep down my nerves,
    whispers echo 'round the abysmal chamber.

    A werewolf removes his shirt,
    adolescent shrieks ring throughout my mind.

    One-Hundred and Sixteen minutes,
    everlasting torture as far as I'm concerned.

    My mind begins to drift,
    I fall into a deep popcorn induced slumber.

    The lights brighten,
    awakening my unfortunate soul from it's deep sleep.

    My better half taps my shoulder,
    like a bear woken from hibernation I bolt.

    I stumble down the stairs,
    the long awaited credits roll.

    A quadrilogies worth of time and money,
    I need to find a place with less expensive naps.
     
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    The End
    By peachalulu


    The End
    Eagerly awaiting,
    Nothing but
    Death.
     
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    When is The End?
    By RHK


    When the sky is o'so bright
    that day becomes as blind as night;
    When the sea boils in a puddle
    in a desert filled with ash and rubble;
    When the dogs have all but turned
    and to the wild have returned;
    When giant carnivorous blooms
    with their roots dig vast catacombs,

    Will that be The End?

    When bees drop dead among the flowers
    and birds fall from the sky in showers,

    Will that be The End?

    For even when our world is upon the rack
    stretched until its poised to snap,
    Who can say what may yet spring back?

    And when the miasma veils thickly
    the poor, the weak, the frail, the sickly;
    When the strong have flood the sewer
    in search of a modicum of cure;
    When whole cities stand empty
    though apartments there are plenty;
    When books are used to kindle fire
    and words inspire dread and ire,

    Will that be The End?

    When Nations there are none
    and Civilisation's end has come,

    Will that be The End?

    For even if the world is devoid of human laughter
    or the universe itself is torn asunder,
    Who can really say what may follow after?
     
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