The 88th Poetry Contest. The commandments: * The poem must be based on the theme I set if not it will not be entered. * Only one poem per member or they will be deleted and you will be stricken from the contest. * No editing a poem once it is submitted without prior permission. So please PM me before you edit you poems or I will have no choice but to delete your poem without warning. * The poems are to be entered into this thread. * No soliciting votes. Do not ask people to vote for you, or attempt to cheat the system. You will be caught, and then I'll have to think of some suitable punishment for you. * Put the title at the beginning of your poem. You will receive a PM and have 24 hours to put in a title, or it will be removed and you will be notified by PM. * Each poem must be a minimum of 7 lines, if you do not write a minimum of seven lines, it will be removed. * You are not permitted to post this piece of poetry within the forum under any circumstances, until such a time that the contest comes to an end and voting has begun. Failure to abide by these rules (subject to change) will result in a PM and your poem being removed from the contest. These are not hard rules to follow. The entry stage will end in five days, on the 13th of July, 2009, whereupon voting will be opened. The voting stage will end after three days, on the 16th of July, 2009. The winner will have their poem stickied in the Poetry Thread for a week following their victory. This week's theme (courtesy of Myself) is:A loose thread Be imaginative and have fun Please PM any suggestions for future themes to myself and they will be used in the order in which they are received. Torana PS. Any questions which haven't been answered in this thread should be directed to me. Do NOT post questions in the thread. Any post which is not a valid contest entry will be deleted.