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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Parsat
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Haiku contest for "broken bond":

Electrophile
Swirling clouds of luck:
The way the sigma bounces
Stable resonance

wildturnip
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Farmer

This is for the haiku contest, "broken bonds":

Taillight shards, crushed leaves
--connected, but how? Planet
always underfoot.

wildturnip
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Farmer

Why not let readers vote for winners? These are fun.

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


Come on Sal! Syllable count! Last line has only 4

Why not let readers vote for winners?


No offense..but I trust the mods and admins a lot more to pick the most appropriate winner than random users
Salvidian
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Come on Sal! Syllable count! Last line has only 4


****.

This'll be my third (and hopefully final) attempt.

Why'd you do it then?
You left me out here alone!
With my broken bonds...
killersup10
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Broken bonds enter

Never to really meet
Forever separated
Lost from their own sight

A story...that few actually know.

blaza23
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how do i submit a poem?

TopRank_
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haiku.

papa where are you?
unused baseball, empty mitt.
dont leave me mama.

nightduke
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Roses are red,
Elephant - blue.
I need one,
And **** u2.

xAyjAy
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what is true, what is a lie?
is there really a heaven in the sky?
what if heaven is a lie?
we will know the truth
the time we die
and then we will see
if there is nothing
or a heaven and a hell.
well, may i suggest,
that it does not matter
that life is maybe a test
to see who will get
into heaven or hell
if they exist...
i do not want to shatter
your view and belief.
but what if they are not real
and we insist
that they are real.
can we not all coexist
does it matter
if heaven and hell
do or do not exist?
maybe the religions
are all together
a fragment of
a greater trhuth
or they they are neither
true nor a lie...
so, do not cry,
when someone dies.
who knows, maybe we
can meet them and see
our beloved ones again
or we reincarnate.
who knows the truth...

xAyjAy
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This poem is for the General Poetry contest:

what is true, what is a lie?
is there really a heaven in the sky?
what if heaven is a lie?
we will know the truth
the time we die
and then we will see
if there is nothing
or a heaven and a hell.
well, may i suggest,
that it does not matter
that life is maybe a test
to see who will get
into heaven or hell
if they exist...
i do not want to shatter
your view and belief.
but what if they are not real
and we insist
that they are real.
can we not all coexist
does it matter
if heaven and hell
do or do not exist?
maybe the religions
are all together
a fragment of
a greater trhuth
or they they are neither
true nor a lie...
so, do not cry,
when someone dies.
who knows, maybe we
can meet them and see
our beloved ones again
or we reincarnate.
who knows the truth...

aahhh, sorry for the double post but i forgot something!

TackyCrazyTNT
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I like villanelles, don't you?

Death is the only touch that's true,
Don't listen to her gleaming eyes
Red lips will always fade to blue.

The high and low, the middle too,
Ignore the sound of their own cries.
Death is the only touch that's true.

Measuring their bloody words to chew,
Spitting them through weary lives.
But red lips will always fade to blue.

They try to hide (as cowards do),
Building their castles scraping high,
But Death is the only touch that's true.

It comes to them, no better than you,
Buries them under dirt and sky--
Red lips will always fade to blue.

The bards will still sing as if they knew,
That until still tongues forever lie.
Death is the only touch that's true,
And Red lips will always fade to blue.

blaza23
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Jester

-This is for the Haiku contest

So never again
My eyes shall sparkle brightly
Truly, I'm alone

adventuretime754
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Peasant

This is for the Haiku contest

Chemotherapy.
It was supposed to fix you,
my darling sister.

50k
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Peasant

how do i submit a haiku?

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