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Weekly Poetry Contest (229) Voting

Poll closed Mar 15, 2013.
  1. They served you tea today ~ Roxie

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. love-brewed ~ molark

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Tea Time ~ Red Rain

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. This Love is Mine ~ Phoenix Hikari

    0 vote(s)
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (229) Voting - Tea Kettle

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Twenty Nine
    Voting



    Vote, and vote often!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of Roxie) Tea Kettle

    Voting will end on Friday 15th March 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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    They served you tea today
    By Roxie


    They served you tea today
    You would have been appalled
    They poured it out a dainty kettle
    I know, the shame
    Into daintier cups
    The horror
    It’s during moments like these
    That I miss you the most
    If you were still...
    I hate that Alzheimer’s has taken you away
    You’d tell me that tea is meant to be served from a kettle that matters
    You were never one to put on airs
    One that has a story to tell
    Like the battered one you gave me
    Your tea is growing cold
    I let it
    I wasn’t served with a story
    Or shared history
     
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    love-brewed
    By molark


    she waited for his thoughts that she knew
    "how could you forget what we dreamed?"
    evenly the tea kettle brewed
    over bitter leaves smooth with cream
    *
    his cup lowered, "i did not know
    you could love me, i was a fool"
    her thoughts sweetened, let distance go,
    lost, there was nothing she could do
    *
    the set stands still, emptiness grieves
    brown stained thoughts she washes away,
    soft remembrances of green leaves
    have left, she lets the table sway
    *
    he stops walking, i never sought
    to keep that night from love-brewed tea
    live through dreams, but my heart is caught
    heavy that love she made for me
    *
    she answered the door, thought was bare
    he held her strong, their dreams broke real
    from delicate cups they drunk, their
    love fed warm over leaves laid still
     
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    Tea Time
    By Red Rain


    So impatient, can’t wait much longer
    Hurry up! I need my tea!
    Annoyed, I tap my finger on the counter,
    I watch the pot eagerly
    Waiting, thinking, tapping, watching

    Look up at the wall, to check the time
    The minutes tick by, one, two, three
    Pacing back and forth, what to do, what to do
    Well there is that article I was going to read
    Watching, counting, pacing, reading

    Any day now, I hate to wait
    I lift the lid to check and see
    I feel the warmth upon my face
    How much longer will it be?
    Thinking, doing, feeling, wondering

    Pot starts to steam, it’s close to done
    I grab the milk, cup, and tea
    A mental list, do I have everything?
    Waiting by the pot impatiently
    Doing, thinking, wondering, waiting


    I hear the whistle, yay, it’s done!!
    I pour the water in the cup
    I sit down with my magazine
    Savoring the moment, I drink it up
    Hearing, doing, reading, enjoying
     
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    This Love is Mine
    By Phoenix Hikari


    Fall to dream, silently whispered
    with arms stretched to unknown
    lengths and bow...


    Bow me to earth, might I breathe
    the scent of departure,
    push me back a thousand years,
    to paused moments of ocean tides,
    the crested moon envisioning
    my sight...


    They wish me desert your side,
    fury of them agitates our love,
    a fire to brew autumn leafs
    as they are lifted off our hands,
    breathed...


    I shall be here when your eyes open,
    cleansing your wounds, my love.
    No words I fear, no time of age,
    alone is mine, your heart...


    They brew their tea,
    I brew mine...

    for you,
    waiting eternity is not
    a waste of time
     
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