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Official Poetry Contests - Theme: Bold (due August 24)

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 10:58am

yoular

yoular

1 post

sorry what that mean :do i writ a song or a poem or i draw a picture?
and what the theme or the subject that i will do these ?
whats the prize?
what we do in haiku contest?
when is the last time i will submit?

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 12:23pm

Parsat

Parsat

1,810 posts

For the general poetry contest with the theme of "touch of truth":

Where Life Met Death
A terza rima sonnet
Dedicated to all affected by the AIDS epidemic in Africa
Based on a true story

In cells both dank and dark I made my stay
Among the lepers of this day and age.
They told us not to touch them, lest we lay
Bedridden as they did from deadly phage.
But in those dim lit eyes I saw the depths
Of loveless pain that grew from former rage.
Living life was labor, like his breaths
Which barely seemed to hold his soul in place.
He could have died a myriad deaths
Before I finished sharing of God's grace
And touched his head, for something seized my hand
To court my death. Instead his crying face
And life eternal God had fully planned,
That selfless love he'd finally understand.

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 2:20pm

AxialCurses

AxialCurses

10 posts

For Haiku contest
Subject:"Broken Bond"

Covalent bonds, as
strong as they hold together
can break, like my heart.

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 2:24pm

Prufrock513

Prufrock513

1 post

I don't normally do this sort of thing, but I'm fresh out of blue elephants.  I'm sure you know how it is.  This is for the general poetry contest.

Pedant's Lament
    -D. Joseph Holmes

‘Tis better one should live in darkness unheedingly
    Than ever once realise he walks in night’s sombre cloud
    It is a greater blessing that man should not see
    That sweet Illusion’s mantle his sense and passions shroud
   
    For what is there to be won with a mere
    Touch of Truth?  What prize in stark virtue?
    What hero will see the world stripped bare
    And not from then live that day to rue?
   
    O, reader!  O, my intimate, heed me well!
    Quit your quest for that poisn’d Pierian brook!
    Hold for truth only this lesson I tell,
    And consign to flame every other book.
   
    There is no glory in knowledge, naught
    To be learned but will shackle and chain thee.
    Therefore, my friend, refuse to be taught
    And leave this hell to lonely men like me.

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 2:25pm

ninjadude159

ninjadude159

1 post

This is slightly based off Naruto so.... yeah (but totatally original Haiku, unless somehow is exact same to another XP)

My Haiku

We were like brothers
But we walked different paths
Now I must save you

My G. Poem

They say the truth will set you free
but sometimes it's hard to see
I know it's really painful
But lying is truly shameful
But sometimes you must
Be someone people can trust
Because bending what's true
Hurts no one but you

Hope I interpreted the theme correctly XP

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 5:15pm

HUA7XFan122396

HUA7XFan122396

76 posts

Are we allowed to make suggestions for people's poems?

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 8:47pm

anatolytt

anatolytt

64 posts

This poem is for the General Poetry contest:

(Touch of Truth)

Roses are red
Elephant is blue.
It's going to be mine,
It's of no use to you.

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 10:07pm

BrainpanSonata

BrainpanSonata

6 posts

This is my entry for the Haiku contest (theme: Broken Bond).

I'm happy for you.
You've made yourself a new life
(and left me behind).

 

Posted Feb 3, '13 at 11:24pm

pueplend

pueplend

1 post

General Poetry contest:

The truth was there,
I was there. But now
I am forgotten, nearly gone
But I am lost and left behind   
I was nothing but a pawn            
Was out of site, out of mind
Let their smoke burn my eyes
Look away, turn your cheek
Forever ignoring my cries
Blessed are the meek
Nothing but naught
I'm almost gone
Or, thats what they thought
My glass is half empty
And its filled with poison
And I'm sure thats plenty
I know thats plenty,
The truth was there,
I was there.

Haiku contest:

cash wont last for long
you forget when I was there
now im so far gone

 

Posted Feb 4, '13 at 1:47am

retribution386

retribution386

1 post

How long does the general poetry contest poem have to be?

 
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