Weekly Poetry Contest One Hundred and Forty One It's poetry time! The Rules All entries must be on the set theme. Only one entry per member. No editing of entries once posted without my express permission (i.e. PM me and ask). Poems must be titled Poems must be at least seven lines in length. Entries must not have previously posted on the forums, and are not permitted to be posted for critique until AFTER the contest is completed. Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification of entries, and possibly infraction. The entry stage will be open for six days, closing on Monday 28th February 2011. The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 3rd March 2011. And this week's theme is: Ballads The theme is yours to do what you like with, but we're looking for lyrical, probably fairly narrative poems. The next (142nd) contest's theme will be: Disasters, and it will be opened on Monday 28th February 2011. Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing. Banzai PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).