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

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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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Dovakiin must you act like a spriggan
All spry and a wigglin'
How dare you go about
And do nothing but shout
What a fool you are
To be be a master of guitar
Or as we call it the lute
Such an unreliable boot
When they cat even fly
Like a vampire that is so spry
Like a Fus Ro Da to the soul
Or a butterfly that is as cold as the south pole
We must now drink the nigh away through these flagons
To be ready to fight some evil dragons

There is my nerdy amateur poem based on Skyrim hope you like it,
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@Devoidless: May I get a ruling on the syllable count for the word "every"? This is one of the many English words that have dropped syllables--also known as syncope.

Other examples are "favorite"(pronounced fave-writ as opposed to fave-o-writ) and "interest" (in-trest as opposed to in-ter-est). I wasn't sure because after checking a few dictionary entries, they all listed "every" as two syllables (ev-ree as opposed to ev-e-ree). Thanks for your time.

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armor games is cool
the games totaly rule dude
and i am never bord

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it is a blue elephant.
no one can say what he must do.
even with a heavy hand.

jumping and running back and forth.
he likes it.
and he does it every time.

and when the day is over, the fun is over too.
He lies down with sighs and says:
I go to sleep it's bedtime for me.

ordt the next morning he woke up and everyone is gone.
He considered this not fine and went searching but everyone was away what a bad luck.

but when he woke wast and everyone was there.
that he found it fine.
He then went to his mother are cute anyway.

THE END

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The Open Blue Sky
Right above your heads-the Blue
Ocean Big and Wide

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This is for the haiku contest

a chain has broken
the bond is lost forever
two people depart

from evangregory

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how do i submit a haiku?


Type it up, then hit submit

armor games is cool
the games totaly rule dude
and i am never bord


Keep in mind the theme

The Open Blue Sky
Right above your heads-the Blue
Ocean Big and Wide


Keep in mind the theme
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This is for the General
[i]A touch of truth,
brings the proof,
that me not I,
ate the blueberry pie.

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Haiku contest-

Two were together
One, asleep and never woke
Together to sky

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GENERAL POETRY
__________
The fraud lived a life
of joy, mischief, and
Bravery.

He had a friend,
a peasant,
who lived in the fields of wheat and poverty

The war came,
causing everyone
to take-up
arms.

During the battle
The fraud and his friend were struck with a sword
falling toward the ground,
Laying
There.

Healers rushed to the fraud's aid
But the fraud shook his head,
and said;

"Take him instead,
he is the rightful heir of the throne,
I am nothing but a fraud"

The healers rushed to the peasant's aid,
leaving the fraud
Laying.
There

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This is for the general poetry contest.

Sunday afternoon.
9 years old
a brief break from homework.
Online games. My escape to Eden.

Just 10 minutes,
then 20.
hooked.
I found love online.

Love? more like lust.
Soon eyes sting, back aches,
fingers rust.
social awareness turns to dust.

Now, i am a rotting corpse.
I should have seen,
before selling my soul to the screen
that there was so much more i could have been
instead of this left right, up down, click machine.

I think that I should play no more.
On Thing Thing 3 or Age of War
but what's to do outside my door?
The real world is such a bore.
I crawl back in, craving more
switch on, log in.
until fingers sore.

What a sorry tale i must tell
of how from freedom
down i fell
and came crashing through the gates of hell,
too deep for you to hear me yell
so then i lived, inside my shell.

But a happy ending?
"How can it be?!"
Well I was in chains,
but now, I'm free,
I found a way back home you see,
for when it occurred to me i had the key
to a nicer place, with no rich or poor,
no parents yelling at my door
no death or hunger for evermore.
no time was wasted,
and at half past four i climbed the steps, to the top floor,
of that brand new giant mega store.
I stepped out through the fire door.

Level 100. I said, this is it
my time has come to save and quit.
I walked to the edge.
the sky was grim
but a smile appeared above my chin.
and then it grew into a grin
for soon i would be cleansed of sin
the last boss fight is almost done
and as i took one more step, i said.
"I win".

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General Poetry

Objectifying with bleak desperation,
Their curséd words of piercing temptations
Full of barked claims of perceived divination
That announces my impeding ****ation

They shout, with their giant voices booming.
I shrink, fearing the dark light looming.
They hush, with calm tales of unconditional love.
I grow, with curious thoughts to speak of.

Their truth they cling on to, ready to defend,
But to my truth, jabbing questions they do send!
My anger burning, could their persistence bend?
Or must I stay tormented til days end?

Upon a lone moment of seclusion,
I begin to ponder their delusion.
But lo! Sudden insight lets my inner eye see
The judgement I too threw maliciously

I resolve, with immediate resolute
To find agreement within this wicked dispute.
For alas, neither party can truly refute
The truths which would result the others mute

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Quick note..the line "Upon a lone moment of seclusion" is not saying a being alone in a moment of seclusion..but calling the moment of seclusion a lone one..as in, a very rare opportunity

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Can someone tell me what the themes mean? What are they... PLease message me![quote] ...

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Can someone tell me what the themes mean? What are they... PLease message me!


General - A Touch of Truth
The first part to focus on is the truth part..so obviously in your poetry there must be a mention of some form of truth (someone becoming aware to a truth, a truth that ever-continuous, a truth about something, etc)..but the touch adds perimeters to the level of truth..so your truth, basically, cannot be an "in your face" truth..but a subtle one..like a touch (so hinting towards the truth, using a metaphor for the truth, not outright saying what the truth it, etc)

Haiku - Broken Bond
A much simpler premise. Simply put, a bond once existed (whether it is literal or figurative) and it is now broken (or disconnected)
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