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    Contest Winner! Winner of Poetry Contest #276 -- Theme: "Tunnel Vision"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest' started by theoriginalmonsterman, Sep 20, 2016.

    Give a around of applause to @big soft moose for he has succeeded in conquering our 276th poetry contest!

    @Wreybies shall award you your medal for your efforts!



    I also want to thank everyone else who participated as well. You might've not won the contest, but I still appreciate the time and effort you all put into your poems for the contest. Also without everyone participating it wouldn't have been much of a contest. :confuzled:

    With that being said feel free to read Moose's poem below!

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    When..

    When you try to do what's right
    and it's thrown back in your face
    When twenty years hard graft
    risks ending in disgrace.

    When all around people chatter
    and talk behind your back.
    When truth's a slender reed
    bent by slander's vile attack.

    When the people you can trust
    can be counted on one hand
    When success years in building
    has foundations made of sand

    When friendship's love is tainted
    and the gossips say “affair”
    When all you've worked for's broken
    vandalised beyond repair

    When every good thing is gone
    and happiness all crumbled into pain
    When the light at tunnel's end
    is really just a train.

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    See ya guys over on the next contest! :-D Thanks!
     
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    Congratulations @big soft moose! I must admit though, I was in first place for the first week with my poem, and I am really jelous!!!!!!!!!!!! Your poem was really good, and well written! Good job!!!!
     
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    Well i'd like to thank my agent, my co workers, my parents, General Hague, General Hagues wife, all her friends, a bloke I met in the mess last night called Bernard [/holywood speech - slightly mashed up with blackadder]

    All I can say is wow - that's great, my first contest on here :) , Thank you all who voted for me ( I'd also say that i thought Gible's poem was very good too , as were all the entries)

    I don't often write poetry and this one was inspired by a real situation and wanting to get it all out of my head onto paper, that is at the time I was being falsely accused of bullying and harrasment by an ex team member, whilst another odious whelk mollesting little git was spreading a completely false rumour that my good friend Caroline and I were having an affair , and I felt I couldn't do anything about the latter due to the former (as breaking several knuckles on someones face while you're under investigation isnt very bright)

    I'm pleased to report that the investigation returned a verdict of "unfounded" , and the gossip and I have had a robust conversation about the unwisdom of spreading slander (and I didnt break any fingers during said discussion), so i'm in a happier place and it turned out that the light at the tunnels end wasn't actually a train at all.
     
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    Yay!!! 'When.. ' was my favourite! Good job!

    And I'm sorry that someone accused you of such things! :supermad:
     
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    Do we have a prompt for the next contest? I can't seem to find it.
     
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    I don't think its up yet - i guess hes concluding the alterations to the challenge first
     
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    OK. Not that I have time to produce any poetry at the moment, I have so much else on my plate. But I feel that by not entering I'm skiving off. So if I can put the prompt in the mill and think about it . . .
     
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    It probably won't be up until tomorrow. Sorry it's taking so long but there's a lot of alterations I need to make to the system.
     
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    Well, i thought I wasnt getting the notifacations after a bit, I checked it today. I was all like Did I miss it? :superconfused:

    Bolt of Panic
    A bolt of panic swept through me,
    he hasnt posted, has he?
    I go through my 'Watched' page,
    I move as fast as I can, consumed with rage,
    Yet he hasnt posted.
    I am at ease.
     
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    Pas de problem.
     
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    I'm sorry Catrin, but you're going to have to wait. Every contest you get 2 weeks to submit your entry, so that should give you plenty of time to think about it and write it. But I won't be posting the prompt tonight.

    Made a mistake. XD
     
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    I'll translate. I said, "No problem." Cheers!
     
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    Oh, XD I thought you said: That's the problem. Since some people use weird internet lingo like replace that with das. Sorry I went off a little like that.
     
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    Well, maybe I shouldn't have been using la francais anyway. I tend to go off polyglot like that.
     

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