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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Its never resting,
persistent through life's broad course.
Bloody little bug.

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Last two themes will probably be out tomorrow or this weekend.

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Stupid mosquito
Buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz
Get out of my ear!

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Judgment for the last two themes.

Theme: Ferret

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"

I like the story, but this could have also been about a cat, since they also nest, have a feline body, and teeth of razor.

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

I love the humor in this one. What folly it may be to have a crown instead of a leg. Some things won't be perfect and may require a sacrifice.

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?

A few of these lines are confusing to me. I don't understand how "pride in step and force in hand" relate to a sand castle. And what is "I'd need more to get" referring to?

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.

The animation of responses is amusing. You really get a sense of family dynamics. The mother and sister don't want to touch it. The father and a brother are trying to catch it. And the speaker is just fascinated and wants more. The use of "mustelid" and "business" cements this idea. Also, FYI, "Fleas" is spelled incorrectly.

Theme: Green

All I see is green.
Rapidly, it moves closer.
Hex'd cord still won't pull.

Parachutes have their perils. The second line could be reworded in a way that it does not require the adverb at all and puts more oomph behind rapidly moving.

I play this game,
It's rather tame,
With Kermit and The Grinch.
And when we play,
On Paddy's Day,
It's really quite a cinch.

We take our strokes,
And artichokes
Are eaten in good time.
I slice the ball,
And as it falls,
I chew a slice of lime.

Grinch takes a look,
His shot, he hooks
And misses by a lot.
And as he fails,
He gnaws some kale,
As Kermit takes his shot.

A swing, a miss.
Goes into Kermit's mouth.
He powers through
A honeydew,
And drives our cart due south.

We chase the frog
Into the fog
Around the clover field,
But clubs in hand,
And cress so bland,
The Muppet still won't yield.

We start to throw
Which we had shelled in bulk.
The tiny stuff
Is not enough.
We have to call the Hulk.

He grabs the nine,
Uproots a pine
And throws them at the cart.
And as it stops
And Kermit flops,
He charges like a dart.

He smacks him with
A granny smith
The scene is quite obscene.
And to the lout,
The frog yells out,
"It's easy being mean!"

The Grinch and I,
We say goodbye
And finish up our game.
And while we flee,
We sip mint tea.
I guess it's not so tame.

I enjoy the silliness of the poem, similar to the one from the Tripping theme. One gripe is that the image of charging like a dart doesn't work. Darts don't charge. Darts dart. There's a verb for it. Charging is more for something larger, like the Hulk. Darting is for something smaller, like a hummingbird.

Leprechauns about,
dressed in green coats, hats, and slacks;
inducing mischief!

What I look for in a haiku is something that is more than the words that make it, but I don't see much more I can get from this than leprechauns make mischief and wear green hat and clothes.

Winners posted later.

The winners are @DrElmer and @Saphire24.

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The current theme is Little Things. You have until the 30th.

Previous theme will be judged. All winners will be posted.

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Is it plagiarism if I helped my dad write it for his song? :P

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Entry for theme Little Things:

Pervasive atoms,
Iron of world's ornament;
Always elusive.

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The next theme will likely be Complicated.

Is it plagiarism if I helped my dad write it for his song? :P

> No?

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@Gantic Is this still going? What is the current them? Thanks.

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No one submitted for the last two rounds. There's only... 6 entries since August. Theme is still the same, but I'm pretty sure its easier just to shut this down and the delete the quest.

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Aww. Do you have any idea how we can save this? I do enjoy it, just been a little short for time.

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Your guess is as good as mine. We're getting less forum users every year. Even the forum games are dead.

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I will contribute here. Please don't delete the quest and shut this down, @Gantic....

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for poetry contest:

Alcohol is my love, my passion, my hobby.
I´m looking above, getting a ration, I´m gonna vomit.

I fall on my knee.
I´m puking straight out.
And what do I see?
A black looking cloud.

My legs are shaking, can´t move just well.
The vomits are leaking like water from well.

I can´t stand it, no more, please don´t.
But my stomach keeps throwing, no ending, no stop.

When I finish, my friend helps me up.
And he said “Let´s walk in the park.”

The path was long and I was far from sober.
He told me “Don´t give up! It´s far from over.”

It was raining and I felt like covered in gum.
And my friend told me “Here´s a bottle of rum.”

I drunk it with cola, the best drink I had.
But no matter what, it was stuck in my head.

“How much more booze do you have?”
“Enough to stop your sadness and wrath.”

Then he pulled a bottle, I felt little risky.
Soon I realised, it´s a bottle of whisky.

I have problems with my living.
But they disappear when I´m drinking.

I pour the whisky, then the vodka.
Getting so wasted right now.
I feel so frisky I moo like a cow.

I don´t get it,
I don´t care,
But we´ll make it.
I just swear.

We finish the whisky, I´m grasping for gin.
The rate of toxicity rise under my skin.

I fill my belly with the liquid happiness,
feeling better in that very moment.
Forgetting the feeling of tortured unluckiness
and the pain of eternal torment.

The war in my heart is never ending.
With booze the feelings just keep fading.

He tells me “Keep drinking my friend.”
And I knew, it´s comming to the end.
It keeps me happy and it makes me bad.
After some time I woke in my bed.

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Here is my submission for the Theme : 2015

I have written a poem which has references to major happenings of 2015 (Stanza 2 to 4 has references to major world events of 2015 arranged in ascending order of months starting from January. See if you can get them right! or you can ask me about it anytime in my profile). Other stanzas have a few references to a few happenings in AG during 2015)


What an year it had been!
There are many things that 2015 has seen.
Who knew we would get new kings,
Two of which upgraded from blue linings.

Is it the magazine to be blamed for inviting terror to its country?
Or should we blame the religion for beheadings and retaliation strikes in the other country?
Can you recall the joy of the scientists when their spacecraft became Ceres' first guest?
Or forget the scenes of THE quake which laid 9000 people to permanent rest?

Who knew THE quake would strike the same country for the second time?
Or foresee resignations and attacks around the world in a 'holy' time?
Was the world excited when New Horizons went very close to Pluto for the first time in history?
Even after the confirmed findings of debris, why does the case of MH-370 remain a mystery?

The world saw emission scandals and a 'holy' stampede in the east
While the 'intense and great' Patricia devastated the west
Didn't we feel helpless when terror struck and haunted the same city once again?
And isn't it a good way to end the year when we were shown that rockets can be used again and again?

While all this was happening, we saw the birth of new Knights
And the inductance of two new members to a squad that guarantees our rights.
It was an year full of surprises and contests,
It really was tough for the winners of 'EEH' and the Give Up 2 'Test'.

The chat feature was an instant hit among the users I think,
Honestly, during the chat-room password breaking contest, I could do nothing but blink.
With new games being released every week, it was a treat for gamers throughout the year.
The Leaderboard saw many changes, only to be conquered by the rabbit with long years.

Considering the FGs, did activity really fall in the 'Community' and Forum Threads?
Was it the cause for the delayed release of Quests and the closure of Art Threads?
Anyhow, 2015 has been an year of mixed experiences and feelings for all
And, is there something more that you recall?


Do you like the poem? Any suggestions to me?

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