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  1. Banzai

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

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    Reading, UK

    Weekly Poetry Contest (164) - Water

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Sep 12, 2011.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Sixty Four

    Let's hope that this contest garners a bit more interest than the last.

    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 seven days, closing on Monday 19th September 2011.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 22nd September 2011.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Murphy) Water

    The theme is open to whatever interpretation you care to put upon it, but if you want a bit of inspiration from the proposer of the theme, you could do worse than reading this post.

    The next (165th) contest's theme will be: (courtesy of chatterbox) Sadness of the Heart, and it will be opened on Monday 12th September 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. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    Aug 27, 2011
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    Hi Banzai, Hope I'm doing this right. Just received notification of this competition. Not sure if this is the right place to post. Adding my entry below. Many thanks, Harry. P.S. I'll submit an entry to the next competition over the weekend.

    Water - the Greatest Crisis Ever

    Have you ever paused and stopped to think
    What life would be like if we didn't have a drink?
    I don't mean wine or beer, whisky or porter,
    But the most precious drink of all, a drink of cold water.

    Do we waste water, do we really think it's free,
    Perhaps the real cost, we try not to see
    Thousands of dead children, not results of ethnic slaughter
    These kids died for want of clean drinking water
    Not in long wars glorious, with armies victorious as the media might portray
    But in stinking slums, broken hearted mums watch their babies die, every single day.

    Pity just feels sorry and doesn’t do a lot
    Saving children’s lives, it definitely will not,
    Compassion takes action and action together
    Will spare these kids who are at the end of their tether.

    The water crisis affects us all, this we know,
    Not just in far off countries where the crops won't grow.
    In this matter we each share some blame
    Collectively it's a national, crying shame

    If we only took on board that without water life would stop.
    None of us would dare to waste a single, precious drop
    But it's always been the same concerning you and I
    We never miss the water, till the well runs dry.

    Recently in Ireland there was a cry and a hullabaloo.
    There was a water shortage with a difference; this time it affected me and you.
    Bad management and leaky pipes meant water was in short supply,
    The councils cut everyone off; there was a tremendous outcry,

    The council warned we will all have to ration,
    It's easy to save water if we take individual action.
    When having a shower and under that spray
    This is certainly not the time of day
    To plan or to ponder your worry or your strife
    No need to wash and rinse and then wash again
    Whilst the life giving liquid streams down the drain.
    A rub and a scrub and a few minutes in and out
    Will suffice is my advice, there's no time to hang about.

    With towns expanding, populations are increasing,
    Irelands thirst for water is desperately unceasing
    Industry and commerce toil by day and by night
    Its demand for more water, has an insatiable appetite
    Its not that it's wrong to try to prosper and to thrive
    It's just if we continue to waste water, we'll never survive.

    In this big world we have a shameful distinction,
    If everyone polluted like the Irish, we'd face extinction
    How we seek success with our industrial drive,
    Means we'd need three planets just to stay alive.

    When we look at our country with its rivers and lakes,
    It's hard to believe, a little thought is all it takes,
    To cherish and to relish this God-given creation
    For the sake of the future and the next generation.

    To protect our heritage for all our sons and daughters
    Raise a revolution against the pollution of our streams and waters.
    The moral of this story before I bid adieu
    Is that there are many ways to save water -
    But they all begin with YOU
  3. AMasonCarpenter

    AMasonCarpenter New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Under the Admin's Delete Key
    Everyone is an expert on everything
    they never shut up about it
    if you know something, they know more
    if you let them they will tell about it

    Try not to let it get you down
    the world has not changed a bit
    it is the same schoolyard playground
    just bigger now, with more bullies
    in lots more flavors.

    Oh, and there's also water.
  4. ZombieHappyMeal

    ZombieHappyMeal New Member

    Aug 3, 2011
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    To the Bathroom Sink

    At first I hated you
    with your drip drop bullshit
    Like you and my good friend insomnia
    decided, delighted in
    banging your drums
    To a
    drip drop
    wake up
    don't fall
    Chinese water torture
    Gotta get you fixed soon,
    you son of a bitch.
    I hate you.
    And then very slowly time laped at the shores of,
    oceans of, I forget what day it is drip drop clock,
    ticking away unwanted life.
    Wordless dripping lullaby,
    you son of a bitch.
    I guess your not so bad.
    You are wasting an awful lot of water.
    I should get you fixed for the kids
    in mexico.
    I have to call my Landlord.
    I have to get him over here.
    He has to put a new washer in you.
    He has to stop you from leaking.
    I know how much you like it.
    But this is for your own good...
    See? All done.
    Wasn't that painless?
    No more drop drip crack for you.
    No More drip drop clock for me.
    No more drip?
    No more drop?
    No more drip
    No more drop
    No more drip
    No more drop
    No more drip
    No more drop
    I can't sleep without you.
  5. onimaso

    onimaso New Member

    Sep 17, 2011
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    I'm be the lemonade to your Ice tea, CUZ I LOVE HALF AND HALF to bad i'm allergic </3

    The flow of the sea raises questions to me
    how sad as the fall of a tear?
    Why is this ocean between us so long my dear?

    If i could could only quench my thirst and escape this flood that fell upon me
    Would you be there wading through water to find shore with me?
    To create a river that can in time flow through stone
    Can we swin togather to the unknown?

    Ok i'm new and i forgot to read the rules and i must have broke everyone of them and not to mention is already the 19th.
    Sometime the next theme should be "why am i so stupid" I hope someone still likes my poem. :(

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