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Weekly Poetry Contest (217) Voting

Poll closed Dec 13, 2012.
  1. 24682 ~ Sword

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. The Way ~ Darkkin

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. A Poem Gradually Forming ~ turquoisia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Frustration: A Sestina about Poetry ~ sidtvicious

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. A Sonnet ~ nomadpenguin

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. Repose ~ -oz

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I Conclude With A Sigh ~ Timewalker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Poetic Futility ~ Snyder80

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (217) Voting - Writing a Poem

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Seventeen
    Voting



    Vote, and vote often!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of Timewalker) Writing a Poem

    Voting will end on Thursday 6th December 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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    24682
    By Sword


    Poems
    Hard to write well
    The words don't fit together
    Definitions slip from my mind
    Poems
     
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    The Way
    By Darkkin


    The Way...

    Know the words.
    Know the way.
    A story in verse.
    An imagination's say.

    Torrent of words.
    Patterns astray.
    Emotions on high...
    Hoping and dreaming for...
    That pie in the sky.

    Concise way...
    Right way...
    Wrong side told...
    Line upon line...
    This verse is getting old.
     
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    A Poem Gradually Forming
    By turquoisia


    Pen to paper.
    Pause.

    Scribble on paper.
    Quickly cross out.
    Pause.

    Hesitant words,
    moments of relapse
    as more words and scribbles
    trickle onto the page.

    Scribble on paper.
    Quickly cross out.
    Pause.

    Pen from paper.
    Pause.
     
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    Frustration: A Sestina about Poetry
    By sidtvicious


    Read the works of Shakespeare, immortal Scribe.
    My god, you think, how can I compete with that?
    With a hesitant quiver, your pen produces a word
    so soft, subtle, impassioned, you think—Stop!
    Scratch that. Ink pools your paper—Rewrite!
    With glory you scribble the perfect word: how.

    Energy depleting, you glare at your work: “how
    now, brown cow.” Is it worthy? Worthy of the scribe?
    Rhythm: bow, wow, sow? Damn, no,no, NO! Rewrite.
    Diphthongs mean nothing! Must try again! That
    rounded vowel cheated you! Again! “how.” STOP.
    Conjuring again, tearing at air for a thought—a word.

    And then, it hits you like a semi, the perfect word.
    A means of definiteness that made you forget just how
    to pinpoint its ideal placement. “a.” Stop.
    This article fails. More definite. You scribe:
    “the” upon the page, and smile with lips that
    cringe at your words:“how the.” You sigh. Rewrite!

    You fall into woe, towards a destined rewrite.
    Alas, hope again! Your mind regurgitates a work
    An ideal spouse for a perfect meter, that.
    Pen shaking, you write it, and read: “how
    the chicken.” Oh yes! You rejoice. You are a scribe.
    Add repetition, writing it again. A couplet. Stop!

    Perhaps an insertion? An adjective? Stop!
    No, no, no. A verb. Runs. Chases. Jumps. REWRITE!
    Something more unique, a past-tense verb. Scribe
    it across parchment, and stare at the syllables, the word:
    “crossed.” You inhale and read one more time “how
    the chicken crossed” Did you really write that?

    Yes, indeed! You did write that
    transcendent line. You're on a roll now, alas...Stop!
    Another perilous block, a block of rereading “how
    the chicken crossed” Forget it! Damn! Rewrite!
    “how did the chicken crossed” NO! Change the last word.
    Complete...”how did the chicken cross the”, so close you scribe.

    You can't find that perfect line; rewrite.
    Irritated you stop, just one more word!
    Finally, you grab your scribe and begin to rewrite “how..
     
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    A Sonnet
    By nomadpenguin


    I always wanted to write a sonnet,
    the kind with perfect pentameter lines
    about being doomed to forever pine
    for some antique ideal in a bonnet.

    But I never learned how to write in rhymes,
    inevitably come words like “bonnet”.
    I never learned how to properly write in meter
    either.

    Why write a sonnet then?
    For the sestet, where all the
    problems one could have disappear.

    How beautiful the world would be if
    six neatly rhymes lines were all it took
    to make you smile and take my hand.
     
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    Repose
    By -oz


    I sit up and fail to compose
    I lay down, unable to doze
    My brain needs to vent
    Or charge my thoughts some rent
    So I write this dumb piece as repose.
     
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    I Conclude With A Sigh
    By Timewalker


    Metaphors fill my life,
    Rhyme stops my heart.
    With meter I have a strife.
    A poem, how should it start?

    Syllables, an extra there,
    Words, a cluster here.
    Punctuation, which will go where?
    All of these are yet not clear.

    My hands get to work,
    Letters fly around in the page.
    My poem will have a cirque,
    And living in there a sage.

    I conclude with a sigh,
    And pat myself on the back.
    It's not too high,
    But a poem I now do not lack.
     
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    Poetic Futility
    By Snyder80


    Complicate the simple,
    Simplify the complex.
    Why am I writing this?
    I should be having sex.

    But I lay awake in bed,
    While she lays asleep.
    My mind is buffering,
    I should just count sheep.

    I cross out the mistakes,
    And then write some more.
    I stare at my hand and scream:
    WRITE SOMETHING GOOD YOU FILTHY WHORE!
     
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