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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 (228) - A Moment in Time

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Feb 25, 2013.

    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Twenty Eight

    Even after all of these years, our contests are the best writing resources around.

    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 4th March 2013.

    The voting stage will begin immediately and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 7th March 2013.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Roxie) A Moment in Time

    The next (229th) contest's theme will be (courtesy of Darkkin): Tea Kettle and it will be opened on Monday 4th March 2013.

    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. seelifein69

    seelifein69 Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
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    Seeing Through Moments

    From your jaw line, when you tilt your head,
    Stubbled in red,
    Seeing to a distant time,
    Far beyond your four post bed.

    Watching you prevail, so far into the past
    Through opaque glass,
    Aegir beckoning your sail,
    Welan holding up your mast.

    A warrior you were, a King in your days
    With deathly engage,
    Living in a fearsome blur
    Just to satisfy the rage.

    Yet the sky’s misread, overturned was the sea
    Begging Odin, "Mercy!"
    The whole crew, now dead
    In a King’s fiery dream

    And in this moment, you come back to me.
  3. Roxie

    Roxie Active Member

    Apr 1, 2007
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    Aylmer, Canada
    A Moment

    Have you ever pondered

    What is a moment?

    Time trickling, elapsing

    Sand dripping through the glass

    Did you ever ask,

    How can only one moment

    Change your life to the point of

    No return

    Did you ever make time

    To acknowledge

    That often

    Just a moment

    Can pull someone

    To your lips

    To open your heart to

    To new eventualities’

    Make you feel




    Did you ever stop,

    To thank

    These little moments


    A smile

    A kiss

    A caress

    A fire alighted in you

    A molten love moving over you

    A sigh of pleasure in your ear

    A bite of passion on your neck

    A set of nails grooving

    Unknown patterns on your skin

    A bliss reached by the joining

    Without which your life

    Would be meaningless


    Moment less
  4. Drusy

    Drusy New Member

    Jan 8, 2013
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    Suspended animation
    Distended and distorted
    Time, like a line, stretches out
    From a bang to a whisper
    And from it is selected
    A sliver.
    Now pull it out gently.
    A silver set picture
    Translucent in the voided dark
    Of the universe's developing room
    Hung from a thread
    Dead weight
    Where fate and two sisters
    Crowd around with scissors.
    One snip
    Crack, like a whip,
    The line snaps back
    And I am staring down
    At your face in its coffin
    Frozen at this age.
    I am … stuck
    In this moment.
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