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  1. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Writers Trinity - Poetry Contest

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Torana, Mar 21, 2008.

    Writers Trinity
    :eek: The First :eek:

    Welcome to the first ever Writers Trinity poetry contest.

    This contest will be run every 4 weeks in place of the already running poetry contest.

    Contest Closes : 28th of March, 2008​

    The rules are as follows:

    Only one entry per member, anyone submitting more than one poem will be disqualified from the poetry contest.

    The poem must contain each of the three words supplied by myself and if not, the poem will be removed from the contest. If said word is the moon, it must be used.

    Each poem must be a minimum of 7 lines and no longer than 30 lines.

    There will be no editing a poem once it is submitted unless you pm myself with full detail of what you wish to change with your submission.. If I see that an entry has been edited it will be removed from the contest and you will be notified by the PM system.

    All poems must be titled, if I find a poem that is untitled it will be removed from the contest and you will be notified via the PM system.

    All poems are to be placed in this thread or they will not be counted as a entry into this contest.

    The piece MUST be an original.

    Using any or all of the words in the poem's title does not meet the qualifications - all words must appear in the poem's body.

    Now with the nasties out the way onto business.

    Craft a poem using the following three words listed below:

    (remember each of the following words/objects MUST be included in the poem. As always, the plural forms of the words count. ie: run - Runs, running. Ran is not acceptable)

    1 ~ Mahogany
    2 ~ Dreaming
    3 ~ Afterthought

    If there are any further questions in regards to this contest please send me a PM and I will respond as soon as I get the PM.

    Thank you kindly

    :) Torana :)
  2. Gannon

    Gannon Contributor Contributor

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Manchester, England
    Man's Best Friend

    I dream in deep mahogany
    as I sleep beside the sea.
    A dark fire flickers,
    watching over me.

    The noble neck smoulders
    like some tortured effigy
    and the tight strings squeal,
    crying to be set free.

    The body sounds its anger
    and the sea responds raw:
    the cracking of the veneer,
    the slapping of the shore.

    The neck bows in simple defeat,
    no deathroes overwrought:
    a chordant whisper as she burns
    in harmonic afterthought.

    I dream in deep mahogany
    as I sleep beside the sea.
    A dark fire flickers,
    watching over me.
  3. AWR

    AWR New Member

    Feb 3, 2008
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    Mahogany Rose

    Carved deep
    Mahogany rose blooms
    Petals of wood
    Never to fade

    Old dust
    Hidden in creases
    Tell of time passing
    Ageless still

    Artisan’s afterthought
    In sight of no-one
    Mark of pride

    Ever dreaming of Winter
    Beauty existing
    Mahogany rose
  4. moonlightmusic

    moonlightmusic New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
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    Floating Memories

    They flit by
    Oh so silently
    Forgotten shadows

    The silhouettes
    Of memories lost
    Flash concurrently
    on the mahogany tiles

    Without an afterthought
    She smiles and waves
    Waving goodbye
    Goodbye to everything

    Taking a last look
    At the world around her
    She closes her eyes
    Her time has come.

    It comes so slowly
    The seconds chip away
    She is still.

    Dawn breaks
    The sun peeks out from the horizon
    She is but a memory
    Lost and forgotten.
  5. Phaiyle

    Phaiyle New Member

    Nov 23, 2007
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    Houston, TX. Appartment.
    World of Dreams

    Nothing means more to me
    than the dream I used to dream
    The morn of stars and fiery orb
    steals my heart from sleep

    This mortal world of lies
    traps me in a nightmare scene
    with not an afterthought
    of the wistful dreams I dream

    And weeping deep mahogany
    I push my soul to silence
    In the sun, work to be done
    I force my sorrow aside

    I push myself another day
    and hope to make it through
    for when I'm home and all alone
    The world of dreams comes a new​
  6. TheOnly13

    TheOnly13 New Member

    Aug 10, 2007
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    You're just the afterthoughts
    Of dreaming in paper green
    Of being in magazines
    And in starring in the major scenes.

    You're just the afterthoughts
    Of rich mahogany scents, and
    No paper and no pen
    Can create a picture making you fitting.

    You're just the afterthoughts
    Of a glass one too many, and
    Extra bites after you'd had plenty
    And taking in more than your fill.

    You're just the afterthoughts,
    And you're just a disgrace.
    You're the start to all my problems,
    The end to all my days...

    But from the old afterthoughts
    And the torn memories
    I find the sickening reality
    Of the person that is 'me'.
  7. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Night Song

    The warmth of your body melts into me
    musk and patchouli, your fragrance divine
    a cinnamon afterthought wafts from your lips
    I lie wrapped around you, at consummate peace
    jealous moon watches from October skies
    as the world of my thoughts is solely comprised
    of mahogany skin, and caramel eyes

    The tide of your breathing, a somnolent sea
    A moan escapes you as dreaming you lie
    You wake for a moment, and grant me a smile
    then settle in closer and we both drift asleep
    lonely moon watches from October skies
    but the world of my thoughts is solely comprised
    of your satin mahogany skin,
    and your sparkling caramel eyes.
  8. Pentip

    Pentip New Member

    Mar 17, 2008
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    No where special
    What dream is this?

    [FONT=&quot]Here I stand, behind the sun,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Gazing through this blinding light,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]At this passing scene, asking,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]What dream is this?[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Here I stand, behind the moon,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Gazing past this crystal glass,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]At this great wander, asking,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]What dream is this?[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Here I stand, behind the stars,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Gazing through this sea of diamonds,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]As if it were an afterthought, asking[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]What dream is this?[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Here I stand, behind the sky,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Gazing at this sea of elm, oak, mahogany,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Asking, forever asking,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]What dream is this?[/FONT]
  9. Roxie

    Roxie Active Member

    Apr 1, 2007
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    Aylmer, Canada
    Perpetual Afterthought

    Like a stone skipping on the waves
    I skip from reality to dreaming phase
    One skip here, another skip there
    Leaving me in a mahogany haze
    Everything is a blur
    I am always unsure
    What is real and what is dream
    I feel like I am in a state
    Of perpetual afterthought
    All the scenes jumbled
    From skip to skip
    Fleeting sensations
    In the pit of my stomach
    Never able to make sense of it
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