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  1. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK

    Weekly Poetry Contest (182) - Thunderbird

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Feb 13, 2012.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Eighty Two

    Let's see if we can get a few more entries this week, shall we?

    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 20th February 2012.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 23rd February 2012.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Spiderfingers) Thunderbird

    The next (183rd) contest's theme will be (courtesy of CMacgregor93): A Bride Fleeing The Altar, and it will be opened on Monday 20th February.

    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. Rapscallion

    Rapscallion Active Member

    Feb 13, 2012
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    South Africa
    No one was looking, no one seemed there
    should he or shouldn't he, oh should he dare

    await on the line, ready for lift
    a short burst of speed, and he'd be up swift

    up he scuttled, in he popped
    ignition on and bubble dropped

    rumble, rumble custard crumble
    its belly yearned the expanse of the blue
    so many gadgets, try not to fumble
    brakes off, and thrusters in spue

    he sunk in the seat, as it vibed on the ground
    it rose to airborne without a sound

    the gain was quick, it pierced the air
    Africa below, Erik in the chair

    power up, it's time for the fun
    a crack of thunder, and past Mach 1

    oh the rush, oh the joy
    a marvel of science, this wonderful toy

    in school he may have been a nerd
    but now he mans, The Thunderbird
  3. jo spumoni

    jo spumoni Active Member

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

    He cries and flaps his wings
    And down cascades the rain
    And all of nature sings
    And the world can breathe again

    He blinks and lightning glistens
    From eyes composed of snakes
    And the people watch and listen
    As thunder rolls and shakes

    So let the bell be heard
    And the vespers call us in
    But it's to you, O Thunderbird,
    It's to you I sing!
  4. One1Winged1Angel

    One1Winged1Angel New Member

    Nov 9, 2011
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    So many uneven and shiny floors
    gloaming beneath very sterile ceilings
    unfamiliar and solitary hospital corridors
    supported by glued up feelings

    Roaming are the relentless vultures
    with heavy breaths and their wings pounding
    they never inspired wooden sculptures
    or sacred myths from their surroundings

    So I wait forever for the sound of thunder
    hard rain upon these barren fields
    calming all these scavenger’s hunger
    and so demanding of your very last meal

    This white covered wasteland,
    monitors behind automatic glass doors
    all drown in the mighty wingspan
    Kw-Uhnx-Wa, the creature of vast force

    Who will appear for you under purge
    and soar proudly upon skies of medicine
    the prevailing Thunderbird
    wherever you end; it begins
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