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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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Equally provocative

I am the personification of the opportunist mindset and the pleasure-seeking hedonist devil. In every way possible I try to sneakily bypass others in order to gain an advantage over them. You can read this in my words and in see it in my eyes. I adore evil as I adore the slow destruction of the poetic reputations of my inferior rivals. I live in the shadows together with my demonic fiends who cannot tolerate sunlight and shall forever be entwined with the occult.

As for my goals: a merit. The ultimate reward for my little labor. How easy and fulfilling is such a recognition, which I, of course, do not need because of my obvious superiority. My mysterious plan is hatched, the trap is set. I have averted my dark powers unto this contest.

Masceron.

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No sense in not participating, I suppose. I might not agree with everything here but I won't fight.

Haiku

The ground must shatter
We should take it down a notch
Though there's no hammer

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Hard wooden blunt wall
Divides the up from the down
Protector of feet



Haiku

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Hey guys. If you know me, I'm back. If not, I'm Icy. I was here a while ago. I won a few of these contests. Sorry if this is spam, but honestly, there's enough of that already.

I'll post an entry soon.

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Lunchtime
on the gray carpet
sharing my homemade bento
munch, munch, poignant pause

Gantic
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There is one week left to work on entries before submissions close.

nichodemus
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Poetry submission. I.e my life in the army now.

Standby Bed


Fly, fly up the stairs!
Ten minutes and nothing more,
Run, run from his glare,
And for God's sake, clean the floor!

Recruit, in the toilet now,
Dry as his dead sense of humour,
Not a drop of water he'll allow!
Quick! Watch the sergeant's temper!

Scrub, mop, dry the tiles,
Wipe them with used newspapers,
Better yet, wipe off your smile!
You bloody maggot, you're a soldier!

Spotted the faint spot of grime,
What's this, he loudly bellows,
You've had far enough time,
So what should I do with you fellows?

Permission to carry on sergeant!
The whole lot knock it down!
Time ticks, make it urgent!
And I swear it lessens his frown.
nichodemus
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Oops, the quotation should be bolded, and is the title.

Haiku Submission:

Is this the flat floor,
Or the ceiling of a room?
Inverse universe.

Gantic
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Two days left. I'll compile a list of entries to be judge tomorrow.

Reton8
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Might as well gives this round a try.

Haiku entry:

Creaking echoes out,
Smoothness underneath I felt,
A cold wooden floor.

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This is for the Haiku Contest:

Walls, doors, floors and boards,
Avalanche falls. Rattling roars.
Moving floor - no more!

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The following is a list of all accepted entries. If I've missed yours, please inform me. You can still submit as long as you get it in before tomorrow.

===HAIKU===
Be still, beating heart!
Curse you and the noise you make
under the floorboards!

Ding! The doors open;
People come and people go,
Some stay where they are.

Old, wooden floorboards
Supporting my family.
I thank them for this.

The Tower of Life
The Tower of Life,
Its steps winding upward,
Floors, to be conquered.

Got a promotion,
Up up to floor five hundred;
Embrace cold darkness.

It's used to define
Levels of society
But it never works

I lie on the ground
The earth solid below me
Moves on without me

The ground must shatter
We should take it down a notch
Though there's no hammer

Hard wooden blunt wall
Divides the up from the down
Protector of feet

Lunchtime
on the gray carpet
sharing my homemade bento
munch, munch, poignant pause

Is this the flat floor,
Or the ceiling of a room?
Inverse universe.

Creaking echoes out,
Smoothness underneath I felt,
A cold wooden floor.

Walls, doors, floors and boards,
Avalanche falls. Rattling roars.
Moving floor - no more!

===POETRY===

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Towering brothers, offspring of hybris,
You call yourself fair, you call yourself free;
do you not see your true hypocrisy?
You will be ravaged, God is my witness.

My bauxite casing in sapphire air,
shall force itself in your virgin body
and leave blood-red scarring memory.
Everyone shall know, to God I swear.

Story. Upon.
Story. Upon.
Floor. Upon.
Floor. Upon.
You.

Hideous, heathen.
May the hatred in my heart
fill your house, your spouse your hearth.

Floors, not flowers shall cover my graveyard.
And in my death, you shall be my neighbour.

Lonely World
Darkness, in the lonely house,
My footsteps, falling on the wooden planks.
The silence hinting at the worse.

The world howls at my existence,
The floorboards moan their ghastly song,
When I let the pain out.

Ice in my once-warm heart,
The floor collapses beneath me,
For it cannot hold on anymore.

Neither can I.

This is Where we Meet

Separating us, a rug,
An Afghan if I ever saw one.
Laying thing, lying there,
I'm not sure which, and,
To be frankly honest, to be
Frankly clear, frankly my dear,
I do not, so much, if it were,
Give a care. Just look at the
Afghan, laying, lying there.

There are a dozen dozen,
Dozen dozen, hundred spaces
Separating us, between you,
The rug (the Afghan) and I.
And for what? What? What?
Deaf men tell no tales. There's
The rug and nothing more.
The rug and the space. Between
Us, and that's all.

This is where we meet,
We meet here every day,
Every hour and minute,
I do not focus on you,
But the rug, between our feet.
Between our lives, on the floor
Fifty feet from the door.
Laying, lying on the floor. And
All that I see, that is left,
That is the tangible part,
Of whatever this is (was)
Is an Afghan.

An Afghan rug is laying,
(Lying) between us, on the
Floor. Fifty feet from the door.

Standby Bed
Fly, fly up the stairs!
Ten minutes and nothing more,
Run, run from his glare,
And for God's sake, clean the floor!

Recruit, in the toilet now,
Dry as his dead sense of humour,
Not a drop of water he'll allow!
Quick! Watch the sergeant's temper!

Scrub, mop, dry the tiles,
Wipe them with used newspapers,
Better yet, wipe off your smile!
You bloody maggot, you're a soldier!

Spotted the faint spot of grime,
What's this, he loudly bellows,
You've had far enough time,
So what should I do with you fellows?

Permission to carry on sergeant!
The whole lot knock it down!
Time ticks, make it urgent!
And I swear it lessens his frown.

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You can still submit as long as you get it in before tomorrow.


*before the end of tomorrow

Haiku submission

The mold crept along
Standing ground for times, destroyed
He finds fault within

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*Personal note - "The Loss of Something Grand"
Gantic
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Yes, I meant the end of tomorrow, which is the end of today.

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Seems as though Killersup's haiku was no counted. Hm. Reasoning?

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