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.


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:

This poem is for the General Poetry contest

-This is for the Haiku contest

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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Wow. NO-ONE entered? @Gantic? Due to the circumstances, would late entries be acceptable?

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@Gantic, I would enter too, since I just found out that no one had entered.

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@Gantic, will you count me in, please?

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If you want to write something, have it in by April 23rd.

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Thanks, @Gantic, I'll be sure to enter now!

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Is it but a dream
That this round have a theme?
Because I am lost
Amidst the lack of posts
Like a.........
Dying in the frigid staleness.
Lying in wait for the cold to abate.
Someone else needs to try
Because it's my time to say goodbye.

Forreal tho.

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Thank you for the exception @Gantic.
Also, the new theme has no deadline...

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Thou must now be seen,
a question, a theme, a tale?
What doth Gantic mean?.

*A haiku, questioning the meaning of this theme

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The fascade of this
Undiscovered,new season
Seeks the golden light.

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This is my General Poetry Entry for the Topic - A Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Title - A Warm Fuzzy Feeling

I was about to go to Bed,
With my tummy completely fed.
Out of the window I peered,
And saw the snow being cleared.

I also saw a dog sleeping on the cold lane,
And seeing it suffer was like a great bane.
Hardly did I recognize a puppy sleeping next to it,
And I wondered how the cold night could be borne by it...

The suffering of the dogs melted my heart,
And my mind reminded me of my secret 'art'.
All the light of my home were put out,
And I could not contain myself from sneaking out.

I slipped into my snow-filled backyard
And was away from the fence by a few yards.
I used all my might in jumping over it,
And I succeeded in doing it!

As I went closer to the dog,
I saw that it had slept on a bog.
As I drew near, the Image became clear -
The dog had a litter of four puppies!

All my thoughts of comforting the dogs started shattering,
But, If, I left the puppies there, they would start wailing.
Then out of nowhere, an idea struck my mind,
An idea which would make others describe me as 'very kind'.

I woke the dogs and guided them to my fence,
To a spot, next to which was parked a Benz.
I helped the mother dog above the fence, followed by her wards.
And lo! All the dogs were in my snow-filled backyard.

In the backyard, I found a quiet place below a stack of logs
I decided that it would be the housing place of the silent dogs.
I guided them to go under the logs and found the place to be free of bugs!
I sneaked into my room again and emerged with my cozy bed-sheet .

The eyes of the dogs were filled with gratitude,
Enough to soften any person's attitude.
For the night, I knew that the dogs would lie dormant.
But, in the morning, I would have to explain everything to my parent.

The fuzzy dogs could not explain their 'warm feeling', physically or verbally,
Which left me a set of mixed feelings, totally!
I left the dogs to their sleep and went back to bed,
Recollecting the taste of the Dessert that I had been fed.

Now, back at the bed I was,
I realized that I had given away my bed-sheet,
Without which I would be at a loss.
And this, gave me a chance to be the Boss!

I went near the wardrobe, thinking of everything that I had to explain,
I swiftly opened it, and took out my brother's new bed-sheet, hoping he would not complain...
There were small synthetic fibres emerging from all over it
And that was the only reason that made me to hate it.

I had no option but sleep under it, certain that it would be uncomfortable.
But, it gave me some warmth. The thought that I had helped the dogs -
Made me happy. I then remembered the inexpressible happiness I had seen in the dogs' eyes - It gave me a good feeling - A Warm Fuzzy Feeling!

A poem by - @akshobhya.

P.S. - This is a poem, written based on a real life incidence!
All references to the 'dog' in the poem, refers to the Female(Mother) Dog. I did not want to write what a female dog is actually called.
There is also a reference to the word 'rug' in the poem. In my country, it is informally used to describe a piece of warm(mostly woollen) cloth used to sleep under.
Also, one may wonder that in the poem, the dogs are said to be silent when woken. This 'part' was written as what happened in the actual incident. (Maybe, the coldness made them to be silent)

If possible, I would like people giving their reviews on the poem(In my profile, maybe) so that I can know where to improvise, in the poems which I will write in the Future!

If anyone wants to know what I was thinking or referring to in any of the lines, you can surely Quote the line and ask me. I surely will explain what I actually mean by that line and Message I want to convey, if any. [i]

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I am editing the last stanza above because the lines have not appeared as they did in the Reply box and they are a bit messed up!

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This was a poem I had written a while ago. I never really decided to use it as lyrics so I'll just upload it here.

"A flower blooms in winter
the image of it's perfection forgotten
a butterfly touches the flower as it dies
Slowly feeling its innocence fade
and what was left were the cold winds of entropy

The butterfly was a creation of it's truth
born to evolve into something greater
but took the life of something not akin
it's sin grew in manifestation, within shall he burn

all that was left were wings burnt by flames
ashes of the self draw into non existence
life is left with all honesty
inside one had morphed into hell
and lifted


Yes. This doesn't rhyme.

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Collecting herself from missed opportunity,
They march forward, men of impunity,
Passed her broken breath so quick.

Senses heightened, each can feel the other.
Regret for her choice to hover
Amongst the area after the sound.

The moment arrives, their backs turned!
She darts, excitement for what was yearned,
As she escapes those which were so sick.

The fox arrives to the mews of her young,
Crying for the soft attention of the mother's tongue
Before she snuggles in, safe and sound.

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, I ran out of time to edit my post. I have asked @Gantic to edit the post, if he could. As of now, the correct order of the lines is in @Gantic's profile.

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@akshobya Just repost the edited version tell him to disregard the previous entry.

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