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  1. Torana

    Torana Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Writers Trinity The Fourth

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Torana, Oct 10, 2008.

    Writers Trinity
    :eek: The Fourth :eek:

    Welcome to the fourth Writers Trinity poetry contest.

    This contest will be run every 4 weeks in place of the already running poetry contest.

    Contest Closes : 16 of October, 2008​

    The rules are as follows:

    Only one entry per member, anyone submitting more than one poem will be disqualified from the poetry contest.

    The poem must contain each of the three words supplied by myself and if not, the poem will be removed from the contest. If said word is the moon, it must be used.

    Each poem must be a minimum of 10 lines and no longer than 30 lines.

    There will be no editing a poem once it is submitted unless you pm myself with full detail of what you wish to change with your submission.. If I see that an entry has been edited it will be removed from the contest and you will be notified by the PM system.

    All poems must be titled, if I find a poem that is untitled it will be removed from the contest and you will be notified via the PM system.

    All poems are to be placed in this thread or they will not be counted as a entry into this contest.

    The piece MUST be an original.

    Using any or all of the words in the poem's title does not meet the qualifications - all words must appear in the poem's body.

    Now with the nasties out the way onto business.

    Craft a poem using the following three words listed below:

    (remember each of the following words/objects MUST be included in the poem. As always, the plural forms of the words count. ie: run - runs, running. Ran is not acceptable)

    1 ~ Halloween
    2 ~ Guileless - naive and trusting
    3 ~ Rapture - overwhelming happiness

    As a little extra for this one, there is a fourth word. You 'do not' have to use this word, but in following with a new theme, we will be using a word from the 'word of the day' listing for the trinity contests in the future. So we are going to begin with this one, by adding it as an extra word to challenge you all that extra bit more. The next trinity contest will go back to 3 words, as per normal.
    With the explanation out of the way, the fourth word is: *drum roll*
    4 ~ Sanguine for definition, click here - taken from Word of the Day

    If there are any further questions in regards to this contest please send me a PM and I will respond as soon as I get the PM.

    "DO NOT POST QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS IN THIS THREAD. IT IS STRICTLY FOR POETRY CONTEST ENTRIES AND NOTHING MORE. IF YOU POST QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, I WILL BECOME ANNOYED! That is what my PM box and visitor messages are both for. Please use either of them and not this thread!"

    Thank you kindly

    :) Torana :)
  2. Gannon

    Gannon Contributing Member Contributor

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Manchester, England

    Yonder thirty first high-moon laughs aloud
    as Hallowe'en plies her guileless craft proud.
    Such aimless abandon, bloodthirsty greed,
    does a spawn of spiky malcontents breed.
    Tricky little devils awash with treats:
    a sea of minions, adrift in the streets.
    Whose rapture? Whose louche exhilaration?
    Look! Their heated plumes of exhalation
    mix with sinful corporate quintessence:
    a mute dance under sanguine fluorescence.
  3. Scarlett_156

    Scarlett_156 Active Member

    Oct 9, 2008
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    Colorado USA

    A smother of flittering leathery wings
    fills this vast hall, and it echoes now with minute squeaking voices.
    Frosty air moistens the marbled walls
    and a single sliver of wan starlight strikes the cold floor
    announcing the great feast; a screech owl's call
    quickens our silent steps, and all
    hasten out to Hallowe'en.

    The hamlet rustles, a busy hive.
    Wavering sparks of orange light and guileless childish voices
    enliven the chilly winding streets.
    And we listen, and our eyes meet
    in noiseless laughter.

    The moon lies low and listless, soon to set.
    Without haste I cross fields; the shining furrows
    and frost-spangled pumpkins with their withered vines
    delight my vision.
    Who will remain once the dark settles?
    The wary quick will huddle by fire and kettle
    hackles erect, eyes wide with comic fear
    to hear tales of Samhain past.
    Foolhardy handsome drunken knave!
    join our dance of sanguine rapture.

  4. K~la

    K~la Senior Member

    Oct 2, 2007
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    This is Our Night

    Guileless souls frolic the streets
    on Halloween at night.
    Little do you know what is lurking
    trying to give you a fright.
    All so carefree and sanguine,
    a rush of sweet sugar rapture.
    But once you turn your back,
    your body we will capture.
    Try to hide or run away,
    it will not help you at all.
    We will catch you in the end,
    we will make you fall.
    So before you get all excited
    to dress up and have some fun,
    remember what’s in store for you
    now that Halloween has begun.
  5. Thagryn-Sylrand

    Thagryn-Sylrand Senior Member

    May 30, 2008
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    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    The Ghost

    The Ghost

    Solemnly calls the bird of night,
    Before it takes its hopeless flight,
    Amongst the darksome things unseen,
    Basking in a moon sanguine,
    A guileless man it came upon,
    Who had a sickly face of wan,
    To whom he talked it did not know,
    But it heard tales of stark sorrow,
    Never had this man felt rapture,
    Not even love for heart to capture,
    Yet only peace was his behest,
    For never would his poor soul rest,
    Forever stuck in Halloween,
    Amongst the darksome things unseen.
  6. Samswriting

    Samswriting Senior Member

    Jun 18, 2008
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    Candycorn, and treats a plenty

    CandyCorn and Treats Aplenty

    I a ghost, on Halloween night,
    Mom in sanguine, eating the light,
    Candy corn, and chocolate pleasure,
    childs fun, a parents treasure.

    laughing in rapture, moon shines down,
    Guileless I walk, without even a frown,
    ghosts and goblins, witches and ghouls,
    children are happy, and babies drool.

    Trick Or Treat, such delight
    door opens, flash blinds my sight,
    a single shot, a smoking gun,
    screams of pain, and she was gone.​
  7. Nobeler Than Lettuce

    Nobeler Than Lettuce Contributing Member

    Apr 1, 2008
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    Anytown USA

    Children are guileless.
    I've always said it myself.
    And if tonight
    comes to it
    they'll be dead before dawn.

    I put it
    in my candy.
    Costs 90 dollars a gram.
    From a special Canadian supplier
    I knew in high school.

    Halloween night and a little cyanide.
    Not like razor blades in apples.
    I have more class.
    And tonight the rapture
    for the fun loving crowd.

    Children - without sin.
    Dying without sin?
    Every year since 86.
    How much better could this get?
    God I love reading that inevitable headline.
  8. Torana

    Torana Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    contest is now closed. Voting will begin later today.

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