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.

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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AHomoSapien
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Guest Pegasus, you're using my Armatar, yay

Haiku Contest

The Sun at its end.
Silence prevails all, Fear not
Life begins anew.

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I have never really done poetry, let's see...

The Power of Wind:

The Flame lies snuffed
The Earth has crumbled
The Rivers and Oceans dried up
The Light has Faded
and The Darkness remains

But The Wind will not be stopped.

It brings forth the clouds
which summon forth storms
and rains upon the ground
Lightning strikes, ignites The Flame
which starts The World again.

Gantic
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The next theme will probably be Fifteen.

Saphire24
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As in the age? Or just the number?

Gantic
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As in Fifteen.

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btw @AHomoSapien I'm sorry I switched the avatar last minute

The amazing penguin I'm using right now is the one he drew

Anyway, if @Gantic is ok with it, I'll write my next poem soonish

SirLegendary
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@Gantic, does this mean we can now enter for that theme?

Gantic
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No. There's a special rule for next round.

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Ooooo! Sounds exciting!

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I'm excited as well

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Judging may be delayed again because I overlooked half of the entries, so I'll announce the theme now:

The next theme will be "Fifteen" due February 23rd. You can be creative in how you express the theme, but you cannot use the words fifteen(s/th), one, five, fifty, eleven(s/th), twelve(s/twelfth), thirteen(s/th), fourteen(s/th), sixteen(s/th), seventeen(s/th), eighteen(s/th), nineteen(s/th), or quinceañera in any language.

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General Poetry Entry for Fifteen

My Grandfather
He was an amazing man
So much he overcame
He spoke his words with stutter
He struggled with dementia
I felt terrible for him
He spent his final years in peace
One day we got a call
His heart was beating slow
We rushed to say our goodbyes
I saw him laying on his bed
He looked well
Then he started to speak
I....Love......You
He said clear as day
We all then smiled
A miracle it was today
Although maybe his last
Since he looked well
We then asked a few questions
To see what he remembered
We almost forgot he was dying
And time seemed wasted
He didn't remember much
Not even what state he was in
But some things he couldn't forget
When was our wedding?
My grandmother asked
He struggled to breathe
But he spoke
A...Ap...April...
Fi....Fif.......Fift.........Fiftee....
He spoke with tears on his face
His heart stopped beating
And those were his last words

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P.S. this is remotely based on real life events, my grandfather recently passed away, he and my grandmother, who is still alive, both had dementia, my grandfather didn't stutter though, I added that part in the poem to fit the theme, and the wedding wasn't on April 15th, I added that to fit the theme as well

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Sadly, I can't edit my post

A few things that I would like to changed, if possible

1. replace "One Day" with "Today"
2. and "Laying" with "Lying"

Hopefully you don't disqualify my entry

SirLegendary
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This one is pretty difficult. I'm taking my time on writing my poem.

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My haiku

A fortnight and day
A performance to enjoy
Dancing to music.

Is that OK?

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