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  1. Banzai

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

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    Weekly Poetry Contest (178) - Controlling Relationship

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Jan 9, 2012.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Seventy Eight

    Another week, another poetry contest!

    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 17th January 2012.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 19th January 2012.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of CMacgregor93) Controlling Relationship

    The next (179th) contest's theme will be (courtesy of Spiderfingers): Medusa, and it will be opened on Monday 9th January 2012.

    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. Immy

    Immy New Member

    Jan 1, 2012
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    County Durham
    The Parrot

    The smoke indulged bar is empty
    Tho' always I feel I'm not alone
    Guess I'm not, the bird to the side
    Reminds me, it too has never flown

    Imprisoned in it's clouded cage
    It cusses and splutters, all it knows
    Vibrant feathers wasted and dulled
    Like me, this ain't the life I had chose

    I cower as the door slams hard
    Parrot screeches blaspheme to him
    And damn, I wish I had its guts
    But the wire cage holds me tight and grim.

    As I am questioned and rivalled
    I sink deeper to an endless hole
    Hands extend to unlock the cage
    For our lives we flee, from reign and control.
  3. Cacian

    Cacian Banned

    Oct 25, 2011
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    however more

    control is weak
    when forces meet
    to lure you down
    as far as knees,

    control is weak
    when hands are pressed
    to move you out
    as far as haste,

    control is leaked
    when minds are set
    to try you out
    no matter what,

    control is seized
    when words are slumped
    against a wall
    without a fall,

    control is lost
    when numbers are
    cramped on a poll
    bringing a tole
    of nought and more,

    control no more!
    for vain is old
    tried and tastless
    against a call
    it could not hold
    and sold it goes
    priceless and cold.
  4. Leatherworth Featherfist

    Leatherworth Featherfist New Member

    May 3, 2011
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    The Day

    In the morning when the light is unfamiliar,
    and the trees, brush, and grass hold fast in silence,
    staring at the horizon with me.
    That is when I think.

    In the afternoon when the sun rests above me,
    and I rest beneath the trees, lying in the grass,
    looking up at the leaves.
    That is when I smile.

    In the evening when the sun winks away,
    and the trees and the brush and the grass become one broken silhouette against the horizon.
    That is when I sleep.

    She cannot control that.
    Nor can I.
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