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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Reton8
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I was typing a big thing about how I'm not very skilled at poetry and how I didn't think I could do much better, but typing that all out lead me to revise my haiku.

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Either Way

Soldiers die in war.
The war comes to an end.
Soldier dies alone.
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Reton8
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I'm not saying this recent entry is necessarily better than the first, but I personally like it more than the last. I'm not very skilled when it comes to poetry and that's probably why I like submitting entries to the contest. It allows me to see the flaws in my poems and haikus that I fail to see due to my lack of skill.

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I return
_____________________________
I was gone for long.
But alas I have returned.
To stay till the end.
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IceClaw247
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When is the next theme going to be posted? Looks like this thread has died a bit...

Gantic
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Today, tomorrow, or next week.

GhostOfMatrix
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I sit here alone
exhausted from the iron,
until tomorrow.

Riptizoid101
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Meaningless effort?
What do I look forward to
When I'm scared restless?

Riptizoid101
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What Stage Are We On?

What stage are we on?
The progress we've made
On this unforgiving,
unrelenting,
unsatisfying,
Platform of life with which we present ourselves,
When do we stop? When do we keep going?

When do we get off this stage?
Fatigued and exhausted, yes,
But at nevertheless, we move
To move on to the next stage.
To see to the end our last performance,
Despite our tiresome, aching bodies,
This is the stage where we put our hearts and our souls.
And, at the end,
When we are cold, hungry, and weary
We smile at the thought that we've created something good,
Something worthwhile on this stage

But tell me, after that,
What stage are we on?

Gantic
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We are neither here nor there, but the next theme is Black and White. I am aggregating everything.

Salvidian
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Colored pencils fall down
The teacher slips and falls down
Hollers all abound!

MattEmAngel
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Some claim the world is black and white
And some, the other way.
E. L. James saw middle ground,
And wrote "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The title of the book suggests
A new perspective, but,
Turns out, the plot from start to stop
Is teenage fan-fic smut.

jeol
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Can you see it? There:
Solus, it is nothing. Else,
They define our world.

Quirinus1
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A great one, jeol!

EmperorPalpatine
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Where did my prey go?
Here one moment, gone the next.
Hypnotizing horse.

IcyIndia
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Stars fall deep into
midnight pools of ice.
The snowy moon
slices the night and
white-hot frost spills
free. Stars flow to
embellish a world
that swallows all
sound and color.

My submission.

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