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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daleks
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Haiku Entry:
It became shattered
Fear caused it to break quickly
A bond now broken

Hopefully caused is 1 syllable. Sorry about the mess up earlier. I stink with syllables.

Devoidless
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Looks all good now!

I haven't posted a haiku yet, so I banged this one out. ^_^
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You walk out the door
Said this is the end for us
Never felt so free

daleks
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You walk out the door Said this is the end for us Never felt so free

Not going to lie. It sounds like a Taylor Swift song.
Devoidless
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Well, makes sense considering that I write a majority of her songs. I mean--um, huh. That's odd. XD

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Voidy, I'm so sorry, it's terrible that all these guys just keeping abandoning you.

daleks
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Well, makes sense considering that I write a majority of her songs. I mean--um, huh. That's odd. XD

Well could you start varying her songs up a bit. They are all about the same thing.
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This poem is for the Haiku contest


When I see her walk

I think of our history

But then she is gone

sstealth
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This is for the Haiku contest

camaraderie
antagonistically
disintegrated

dinkydonut317
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My entry:
I've always wondered
What infinity would be
in Roman numbers

(just a thought)

dinkydonut317
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Poetry contest:

Fingers twitching
Mind enriching
Head itching
Ready to play the game

Mouse ready
Thoughts steady
Playing as a teddy?
About to start the game

Jumping, flying
Running, sighing
i keep dying
as i play the game

Just winning
Mouth grinning
Heart singing
When i won the game

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This poem is for the General Poetry contest

Titled: "The Internet"

Here we go,
we play a game,
another day,
another dame.
We hit the forum,
see a flame,
we spam the nub,
and go insane.
We check the quest,
and do our best,
we gotta go,
and beat the rest.
We feel real good,
just like we should.
And hope were not,
misunderstood.

Kysier
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Haiku Contest:

Cold lonely winter
Golden ring covered in dust
I miss you my love

(I hate haiku lol)


General Poem Contest

I stand before the waning light
Bowed beneath the reddened sky
I walk with the end in sight
I wonder, was it a sweet lie

I traveled this long broken road
With one simple hope in mind
Would the truth be bestowed
When I left it all behind

As I watch the shadows near
I close my eyes and softly pray
Please make the purpose clear
Let me know on this final day

Soon the room would grow so cold
Leaving a world so defiled
The truth pulling at the blindfold
I closed my eyes and I smiled.

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Here's my entry, (from the perspective of the Blue Elephant)

To goals and marks
Containing no reasons
And seasons, like me
Are changing, but never noticed
Through walls and floors
One slip to regret
To forget, returning
But finding mistakes
In a life of speed
Against not the brain
But a train, as another
To see but never feel
All repetition
Familiar acts
No hard facts, just life
With many masters
Completely safe
To be hunted not
For a thought, or ivory
Or the nameless color
Surrounded still
Iâve seen much
Not enough, lacking lots
Knowledge forever confined
Yet I feel joy
Through many a life
Not one strife, I smile
I am just as much wonderful
To goals and marks
Containing no reasons
And seasons, like me
Never fail to please

TackyCrazyTNT
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Haiku Contest

"He just snapped." I laugh.
"As if these rusty chains were
so easy to break."

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This entry is for the general poetry contest.

There was an old man from Barbados,
who wanted to sell some potatoes.
He tried hard as he could,
none sold as they should.
For he was actually vending tomatoes.

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