ForumsArt, Music, and WritingOfficial Poetry Contests - Theme: Sunshine (Due: May 31)

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Devoidless
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Welcome to the newest contest on ArmorGames!

This is the new and improved version of both the Periodic Poetry Contest and the Haiku Contest. From this point out, both contests will be combined into one massive contest for everyone to enjoy! And as such, each user is allowed to enter is both contests with separate entries if they so desire, effectively doubling the odds of winning.
Each contest (One being general poetry and the other exclusively haiku) will have one winner every month. Every month, two winners (one from each contest shall be chosen and receive a merit for all their hard work. Show it off to your friends, gloat about it to your enemies! Tell your parents about it and confuse them! It's a win-win-win-win-win scenario, folks.

Rules

General Poetry Contest:
- It must fit the theme if the month (same theme as the Haiku Contest).
- It must be submitted by the deadline.
- It cannot have inappropriate language in it.
- It cannot be stolen (if you plagiarize, we will find you).
- The poem must be created for this contest
- A user cannot win twice in a row (though everyone is welcome to submit every month!)
- Only one submission per user will be accepted

Once a month a winner will be chosen from all the received entries. To begin, the Moderation/Administration Team will act as judges and choose winners. Subject to change depending on how well things go.
The winner will then make a comment on the ContestWinners profile to receive a merit.
(Original idea by ubertuna, itemized rules by DragonMistress, modified by Devoidless)

Haiku Contest
"A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons."
Well, that said, here are the rules:
- It must fit the theme of the month (same as General Poetry Contest)
-The haiku must be original (no plagiarizing)!
- It must be submitted before the deadline
- It must be created for the contest (no using works previously written)
- One submission per user
- The same user cannot win twice in a row (but they are welcome to submit!)

Once a month a winner will be chosen from all the received entries. To begin, the Moderation/Administration Team will act as judges and choose winners. Subject to change depending on how well things go.
The winner will then make a post on the ContestWinners profile to receive a merit.
(Original idea and itemized rules by Maverick4, modified by Devoidless)
First Themes
The first themes to kick off this contest shall be:
- The theme for the General Poetry contest this run is "Touch of Truth".

- The theme for the Haiku contest is "Broken Bond".
Submitting an entry
Since there are two separate contests, users are required to mention in the post which contest they wish to use the entry for. Any entry without this is subject to not being entered into either contest.
Examples of how to clarify which contest an entry is for:
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This poem is for the General Poetry contest

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-This is for the Haiku contest

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I'd like to enter this for the General Poetry/Haiku contest

Remember, each user is allowed to join both contests!

Alright! Looking forward to seeing what you all can create! Good luck, and have fun with it!
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anatolytt
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This poem is for the General Poetry contest:

(Touch of Truth)

Roses are red
Elephant is blue.
It's going to be mine,
It's of no use to you.

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This is my entry for the Haiku contest (theme: Broken Bond).

I'm happy for you.
You've made yourself a new life
(and left me behind).

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General Poetry contest:

The truth was there,
I was there. But now
I am forgotten, nearly gone
But I am lost and left behind
I was nothing but a pawn
Was out of site, out of mind
Let their smoke burn my eyes
Look away, turn your cheek
Forever ignoring my cries
Blessed are the meek
Nothing but naught
I'm almost gone
Or, thats what they thought
My glass is half empty
And its filled with poison
And I'm sure thats plenty
I know thats plenty,
The truth was there,
I was there.



Haiku contest:

cash wont last for long
you forget when I was there
now im so far gone

retribution386
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How long does the general poetry contest poem have to be?

Devoidless
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Nice to see lots of activity in here!

Just wanted to drop in and say that from here on, I am going to post comments on user walls when answering questions about the thread or the like. Just want to try and keep this area as clean as possible.

That said, I'm glad you all took some time to write a poem (or poems in some cases) and post it here. Hope that you folks who came here just for a chance to win an elephant stick around after! We always love to see new face in the Community.

Now keep on making those poems! ^_^

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Haiku entry
Based on a personal event. R.I.P.

Brightened smiles meet
Euphoric friendship elates
Death, the cruel jokester..

General poetry entry will be submitted in the next few days, hopefully

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Oh, how I loathe thee
For I cannot hold pen
I suck at haiku


Er...Sal..your middle line has only 6 syllables

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@ Iswilliams90 - you cannot create your own themes haha you have to use the ones given
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on a personal note this is the first Haiku I have ever written and I am not sure if I understood the structure correctly


Structure is fine..just keep in mind those punctuations
skildpadde7
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This is for the Haiku contest.

Falling to the ground
Shackles before so binding
I am free again

clarinetking
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Give me mah elephant.

This poem is for the General Poetry contest

A bond has shattered
A bond has broke
Please come and hug me
I'm a handsome bloke

-This is for the Haiku contest

The day she left my mind bled
Pain in head and heart
I feel as though I have died

Thanks for listening

dazzadaman
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This is for the Haiku contest

Sushi Cat at mall
Dog comes and steals wife away
Will be seen again?

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Sweet I love poems!

doomy64
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Haiku Contest Entry

A boy and his dog
The dog was taken away
Sadness struck the boy

murasaki9
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This is for the Haiku Contest.

Stretching, reaching, gasp...
He watches the bridge burn down
and chains of steel snap.

Tactical_Fish
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So is the "elephant is a prize" going to be a one time thing, or will it happen again?

Salvidian
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I totally missed the theme. My bad. I didn't even notice it.

Re-entry for haiku:

Why'd you do it then?
You left me out here alone!
With broken bonds...

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