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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 (232) - Abandonment

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Mar 26, 2013.

    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Thirty Two

    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 six days, closing on Monday 1st April 2013.

    The voting stage will begin immediately and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 4th April 2013.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Nee) Abandonment

    The next (233rd) contest's theme will be (courtesy of molark): The Precipice and it will be opened on Monday 1st April 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. jredvelvet

    jredvelvet New Member

    Mar 15, 2013
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    Waiting by the Window

    Packed my bags once again and waited by the window
    The leaves were falling when she promised me she'd show
    I remembered the conversation was an hour ago
    Time flew by as I watched falling leaves turn into snow

    I haven't moved an inch since I sat down
    It didn't take long for my smile to turn into a frown
    Continually watching every snowflake hit the ground
    Burned me up inside and she was nowhere to be found

    This is the longest I've ever waited for her
    I tried never to give up because I needed some closure
    Talking to her face to face is what I was waiting for
    But constantly standing me up made me hate her more and more

    My bags are still packed and I haven't moved an inch
    She called again and told me to wait, but I haven't heard from her since
    All this anger is making me grow increasingly impatient
    If it were possible I'd ask for a replacement

    I really hate to say that out loud because I know it's disrespectful
    But dammit I'm pissed at this bitch and she's turned me mean and hateful
    The next time she calls I'll fake my voice to sound like an older male
    And say to her that her presence is requested at her daughter's funeral
  3. ChaosReigns

    ChaosReigns Archnemesis of the Damned Contributor

    Mar 20, 2013
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    Between Aberystwyth, Wales and Medway, Kent, UK
    Rusted From The Rain
    A truck sitting in a field
    Lost and lonely
    As each day goes past
    I walk by
    This vehicle never moves
    Its pale blue paint slowly rusting
    Graffiti covers parts of it.

    I wander past on a day off
    Camera in hand,
    To look at this truck
    Falling apart before my eyes
    Its age showing,
    Time wearing it away

    The loneliness of the truck
    Reminds me of my life
    Left as a mere babe
    To a stranger in a new land

    Now I am an honest man
    But seeing this truck
    Makes me realise
    How fortunate I was
    That unlike this beast before me
    I wasn’t abandoned
    I was given a second chance.

    Life has its way with certain things
    Not me as I have shaped my
    But this truck,
    Rusted from the rain
    It is left to waste
    Once was this a proud creature
    Now nothing more than a shell
    Of hatred and abandonment​
  4. Darkkin

    Darkkin Reflection of a nobody Contributor

    Jun 21, 2012
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    Following the footprints in the sand...
    Moonlight on the River

    Moonlight on the River

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    An angry tide, arising...
    The screaming of a soul.

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    Bitter winds, ablowing...
    A desolate crossing, now.

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    Blood upon her hands.
    Tears now stain her face.

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    A single line of footprints,
    Pressed into the sand.

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    Alone she walks,
    Upon a foreign shore.

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    Blood dry upon her hands,
    Tears, a salty, lingering trace.

    Moonlight on the river.
    Starlight on the snow.
    Alone, wayfarer adrift,
    Trapped in a cold, dark place.
  5. DeathandGrim

    DeathandGrim Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2012
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    Virginia Beach
    Without You

    In an instant it started to rain
    I hung the phone up after our conversation
    I hadn't noticed the clouds above had began to cry
    Reflecting my pain

    I grabbed my case
    I dawned on my suit
    I grabbed my hat
    I forgot my face

    The walk to work was drab
    Steps on the sidewalk echoed
    People spoke with no words
    Time was forever the past

    Opened the door to the office
    Lights flickered and hummed
    The chairs were mostly lifeless
    As inviting as a coffin

    The walk home was cold as well
    Droplets pelted my skin
    Flowers wilted and wept
    Nothing to protect them from the swell

    That night my place was stagnant
    A bed for two
    A home no longer made
    The was silence louder than one could imagine

    And without you there is nothing within
    Only I exist now
    A muted reminder
    Of mistakes reciprocated again
  6. Elizna

    Elizna New Member

    Dec 3, 2011
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    A Collapse

    At the death of the day
    Time has left it's mark upon this place
    In the silence of the room
    I sit by a lonely photograph

    Dreaming, seething, blinding

    In a hundred years
    I will forget you
    Or maybe I can forget
    In a few hundred minutes

    Numbing, finding, binding
  7. Nee

    Nee Member

    Feb 22, 2013
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    Paradise Rejected

    A thousand of years of indolence
    Chains clatter in the wilderness
    Igniting thunder eviscerates
    Ugliness will not regenerate
    And the continents bleed out.

    Once veiled so very nicely green
    Centuries of psychopathic need
    Only feeding our criminal greed
    Killing the long nurturing dream.

    Rising above the blackened edge
    The colder hand turns the page
    A fully earned chastisement
    Their abject abandonment
    As the ruined lamb bleeds out.

    Sustaining the wild land’s green
    Once they lived out the dream
    Turning away from idiot greed
    Accepting the common need.

    See what they brought into the nest
    They shall choke on it like the rest
    Doing whatever that they dare
    Burning beauty out of the air
    Seems their time is running out.

  8. Sword

    Sword Member

    Apr 23, 2012
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    Massachusetts, USA
    The Path Less Traveled?

    My decisions are laid in stone behind me.

    A metaphorical highway of my life.

    When the first stones of my road were being laid I was surrounded by companions.

    Decision after countless decision the numbers drop.

    I find myself alone.




    These bitter feelings flash through my mind.

    My past decisions appear to me as divergences in the road.

    I have taken the path less traveled.

    But has it made all the difference?
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