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  1. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (159) - Man's Best Friend

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Jul 25, 2011.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Fifty Nine

    Once again, the new contest is born!

    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
    • 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 1st August 2011 Monday 8th August 2011.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 4th August 2011 Thursday 11th August 2011.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Kontrast) Man's Best Friend

    The next (160th) contest's theme will be: (courtesy of Jonathan22) The Idealistic Existence, and it will be opened on Monday 1st August 2011 Monday 8th August 2011.

    Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing.


    PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).
  2. J.P.Clyde

    J.P.Clyde Prince of Melancholy Contributor

    Jun 19, 2011
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    A Friend

    A true friend is one
    that stays beside you
    no matter what

    You did that for me
    A true friend is one
    that stays with you
    when you need someone
    you did that

    A true friend always
    stays a friend no matter
    the struggles they are
    going through
    you did that too

    You have been there
    since I was a kid
    I remember when you were
    small and tiny

    You hissed at me
    but I knew it was
    that you were scared
    Then you meowed at me
    and we became a pack

    We grew up together
    But you were growing up
    faster in cat years

    And I watched you turn
    from the bold and husky cat
    to a sick and dying
    withering old man

    You were so young
    so youthful
    And then one day it seemed
    you began to die
    Even though you were here
    you could no longer be
    the friend you always were

    You tried so hard
    You tried so hard to get
    back up and do the things
    you use to

    But you couldn't
    In the dry heat of the
    summer when fireworks blazed
    in the sky
    You left me
    No you left your family

    But you never stopped being
    a true friend
    For that I am grateful to
    have lived with you
    I love you

    And I hope you're resting
    peacefully now
  3. KingDerekx

    KingDerekx New Member

    Mar 10, 2011
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    Revere, MA
    Myself 2.0

    Draft it
    Draft it
    Reprogram it
    Granite pipes
    Up in my dream
    Spreading like a meme
    What could the wolf mean?
    Jump the hoop
    Watch it burn
    Wonder if they ever learn
    Travel to the Warp Zone
    Discover the Unknown
    Mushroom Kingdom is gone
    So are my friends
    But I'll always have myself
    Until the end
  4. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Given the low number of entries so far, I'm extending the contest by another week to allow for more people to enter.

    This means that entry will now close on Monday 8th August 2011, with voting closing on Thursday 11th August 2011.
  5. Derelict Birds

    Derelict Birds New Member

    Aug 1, 2011
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    Strangle You

    Strangle You

    I'm so shocked by you
    So sick by how human you can be
    Free will is just not enough for your filthy heart
    But you could use some cleaning

    My genitals on your stomach
    Praise your courage but still
    You're in for a nice clean kill
    Because you can't fight fire with fire

    There's not much class you need
    To beat a prostitute to their knees
    Who the hell wasn't pro-choice when they saw your face
    And thought you should hear a voice

    Bring out the board
    You just left me abhor
    Now let's play Trivial Pursuit
    Cause that's what you are
    Have you forgotten I'm art

    Once in a life time
    One day you don't plead
    I see your side of the story
    When my fingers dig your neck
    Your back to me thine before you go blind
    We're all each other has

    Don't, Don't!
    Don't cry
    Don't Don't!
    Don't scream
    Calm down
    This meant nothing
  6. MBthegirl

    MBthegirl New Member

    Aug 5, 2011
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    I just watch
    feet shrouded in leather skyscrapers clatter past
    diamond enveloped fingers with manicured talons
    curled around breath-taking reticules

    I watch in awe
    of their amazing Armani associations
    and Burberry best buddies
    cold Chanel compatriots
    and new flawless fabulous Fendi friendships

    I inch a little closer
    we share a knowing smile
    and turn back to our game

    I sit with you
    letting the time slip away
    sipping our mocha lattes
    the bustle swallowing our conversation
    it was just another Saturday in Times Square
  7. Solar

    Solar Contributor Contributor

    Jan 27, 2011
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    Diogenes and the Featherless Chicken

    His flat feet slapped the marble.
    His crows-feet sharpened
    on a whetstone of merriment.
    He had an urge to bark and growl
    in the corridors
    of enlightened learning,
    but it was too soon
    to hold forth
    as Plato had yet
    to behold the naked truth:
    He dashed in on the lecture,
    grinned sardonically,
    plonked a bizarre
    but familiar animal
    at Plato’s feet, saying
    ‘Here’s your man!’

    As if on cue
    the raw, leathery fowl
    clucked before it pecked
    the plump toes
    of a gobsmacked dreamer
    all red in the cheeks:
    But at the same time
    positively moved.
  8. jennygirl267

    jennygirl267 New Member

    Aug 6, 2011
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    Puppy Love

    Floppy ears and full of love.
    You listen as I speak to you.
    A nice, rare steak, some doggie treats.
    This is what I bring to you.
    A little pup, I hold so tight.
    A friend is what you've been to me.
    With puppy breath and eyes so bright.
    With trust is how you look at me.
    Gifts you leave upon my floor,
    My foot, it seems to find at night.
    You see, i'd rather go without.
    You're still learning. Well, that's alright.
    You lick me on my cheek, so soft.
    For I'm the person whom you depend.
    Now I'm starting to understand,
    Why you'll always be mans best friend.
  9. jo spumoni

    jo spumoni Active Member

    Jun 23, 2010
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    La Jolla, CA (and Mission Viejo, CA, during the su
    Stop Barking

    12:00 AM
    On my back
    Yap! Yap! Yap!
    What were our ancestors thinking
    When they took you
    from your cozy wolf pack?

    1:00 AM
    Every silence
    Tinged with fear
    Of your next bark
    I'm a pacifist
    I don't squash spiders
    I don't eat meat
    But if I saw you
    My soft little hands
    Would wrap around your tiny throat

    2:00 AM
    Yap! Yap! Yap!
    Your crying pulses with my heart
    Is it even real?
    A dream perhaps
    A nightmare
    Needles piercing my eardrums

    3:00 AM
    My eyes are closed
    I pretend the yapping
    Is pleasant
    It's rain, I think
    Against the pavement
    Against the window
    Against my ears
    It's not that blasted mutt
    Who nips my ankles

    7:00 AM
    I rise
    Carrying my books
    And awaiting the bus
    You nip my ankles
    And I can't resist
    Bending down
    And giving your ear a little scratch
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