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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awsomejazz123
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My poem entry:

As I look at the sky
Watching the plane,
I feel the wind picking up

Once, twice, three times
I feel the rain crashing down
Feeling the anger in the clouds

Running away to home
Keeping pace of the rain
Feeling the furious wind
Crying for finding of shelter
I trip and fall face down.

Saphire24
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Flat on my face
"Enjoy your trip!"
That tired out joke
Before an old trick

The second line added:
"See you next fall!"
The jeering goes past
I feel nothing at all

A lifetime of mocking
Now a hole in a place
In my trousers, my palms
What a disgrace

But what once was my weakness;
To stumble, and fall
Is now put on the stage
To the delight of all.

Shoeminor
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I`m all to finish
Until I finally learn
My laces are out.

Ernie15
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An evening stroll in Central Park,
A warm, midsummer night;
A vase of tulips in the left,
And vino in the right.

What's this? A tree branch? I know not,
Caught like a fish, my foot,
Stops dead as I continue on,
My balance now kaput.

The world around me swivels up,
The wall of asphalt nears,
My firm grip tightens on the glass,
I grasp my greatest fears.

My hands, committed, now my foes,
For they've brought on the end,
My nose and teeth, so innocent;
Why punish trusting friends?

A sacrifice must now be made,
It's either they or I,
The tulips must face injury,
The pinot noir must die.

The tightened grip relaxes, as
My hands begin to shift,
But fail to situate themselves,
For they are not so swift.

The Earth is but an inch away,
A million-dollar view;
And with my final, painless breath,
I bid my nose adieu.

Spilled wine, bruised tulips, broken glass,
A smashed ceramic vase;
How may I prize an evening stroll
When I'm flat on my face?

Gantic
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The next theme will probably be http://armorgames.com/image/armatar_826_80.80_c_oa.png. Stay tuned for 'special rule'.

Judgment for the last two themes should be up by the end of the month or by two weeks into the next month at the latest.

akshobhya
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What is the special rule?

Gantic
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The theme for this month is http://armorgames.com/image/armatar_826_80.80_c_oa.png.

You cannot use or spell out the word "Ferret" in your poem.

akshobhya
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It should not have Ferret in it and is based on it?

huwbert2013
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A cage in a pet shop,
Brown eyes staring back.
One set caught mine,
So I bought the Jack.

Got him home,and safe,
Settled in his nest.
Fed and watered, rested,
Treated him the best.

Thought the teeth of razor,
And the feline body cool.
Such a wily character,
My handsome little fool.

Until one day a hunting,
He caught a leveret.
Come of age my darling,
My noble,handsome "FRIEND"

huwbert2013
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My first attempt in public, I hope it pleases. (takes a bow)

DrElmer
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The pain it must cause
To replace a fuzzy leg
With a crown of gold.

Shoeminor
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I walked into the shop
Pride in step
And force in hand
Like a castle of sand

I look at the cages
One a cat
The next a canary
But I had to be wary

Sister was watching
And she told me exactly
Her choice of pet
I`d need more to get

But I seem to forget
Things I should not
It was on the tip
I let it slip

What was the animal
Of Mabellia`s choice?
Was it peaceful or weaselly?
How did I lose it so easily?

Saphire24
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General entry

A rodent they said;
not good for much
but he's so cute
and soft to the touch.

Mother cries out;
"get that away,
that long, skinny rat!"
I frown in dismay.

Dad rushes out, calling;
"What's all this noise?"
he rushes to catch him,
with one of the boys.

Sister arrives
"It may have some flees"
She's watching the chaos
and laughing with glee.

They are all fools,
and they can not see
not rodent, but mustelid
and not covered in flees.

a dearest companion;
clever, and sleek
If I run away,
a business I'll seek.

This is about the day that a ferret got into the garden, and how my family and I reacted. (A business is the collective noun for ferrets by the way)

Saphire24
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Also, @Gantic when will the results of the other rounds be up?

Gantic
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I have the results. I just need to finish them.

Edit (7/20): If I don't have it up by the end of tomorrow, I'll post the winners and have it up at some later time.

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