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Weekly Poetry Contest (224) Voting

Poll closed Feb 7, 2013.
  1. Writing Poetry ~ Lauren

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Form ~ Darkkin

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. A Poet's Haiku ~ henmatth

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. AWP ~ tionA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Words ~ Drusy

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. Oh, the joy ~ Roxie

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (224) Voting - Writing a Poem

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Twenty F
    our
    Voting



    Vote, and vote often!

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

    Voting will end on Thursday 7th February 2013.

    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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    Writing Poetry
    By Lauren


    A poet sets about her craft
    freely or meticulously
    (depending on the poet),
    with a purpose she's identified
    or still seeking out.

    I set about my day
    befuddled but determined.
    Arranging, rearranging,
    as a poet might,
    laundry, bills, and children’s toys.

    Order from chaos.
    Meaning in the details.
    Sun rises, steam rises
    from the sidewalks,
    my coffee, the showerhead.

    Renewed, I meet the cold breath of morning,
    the dog’s tags tinkling.
    They accompany the percussion
    of boots on pavement,
    blood in circulation.

    Pen to paper:
    too ambitious for me.
    But I rise each day,
    despairing or joyful,
    and go right on
    writing poetry.
     
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    Form
    By Darkkin


    No pattern...plot.
    No set form.

    Words scattered...chicken scratches.
    A rough, broken form.

    The how, the why...the who.
    A fluid, breathing form.

    Narrative and lilting.
    An epic, fleeing form.

    Shattered dreams, a heart rent open by a thorn.
    Agony of the sharpest form.

    To write of the wrong, chasing a melody.
    Following a song's bright form.

    The meaning, the mask...
    A poet's voice and vices...given form.

    Chaos and order found in the lines...
    Of an oddly endearing form.
     
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    A Poet's Haiku
    By henmatth


    Words sewn together
    Lost in a slow rythmic tone
    Singing a poet's song
     
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    AWP
    By tionA


    Dear muse, I'll give you a daisy
    For a poem that lasts into the future
    As a writer I lack imagination
    Crappy poems full of problems and omissions.

    Dear grandma, I'll give you a daisy
    For a poem to win the competition
    ''I can't help you, dear child'' said my grandma
    ''A writer's poem should be tempered in delirium.''
     
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    Words
    By Drusy


    In the ink of night,
    Amidst the sweltering heat
    Of a single candle’s flame,
    I anguish to pull from within
    Even one refrain.
    To explain
    What speech a tear gives,
    In what death a person lives,
    How a heart sings
    And broken it bleeds
    Words upon a page.
    I am a poet.
     
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    Oh, the joy
    By Roxie


    Words
    Feelings
    Invade
    Clutter
    Causes
    Pressure
    Everywhere

    Gut-wrenching
    Unbending
    Need
    Claws
    Inside
    Begging
    Release

    Words
    Feelings
    Together
    Help
    Create
    Soothing
    Poetry
     
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