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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Gantic
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The next theme will most likely be Clickety Clack.

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For the general contest

Sun is shining
Us in the wind
Merry, Merry summer!
Me and friends enjoying it!
End of the day, wish we could play...
Really, there's another Summer dream tomorrow!

Gantic
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Some are dreaming now
about summer dreaming,oh
How I would like to.


There doesn't seem to be much more to this than what is there. It's all telling and no showing. There needs to be an image to show, to reinforce the theme. This is only connected to the theme because it uses the words of the theme.

@lego12344: You missed the deadline that was posted in the title.

The current theme is Clickety Clack, due July 24th.
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I hear him knocking at my back
Clickety clack
I hear mocking at my back
Clickety clack
I always sit here with this knack
Clickety clack
To do whats happ'ning
only that.
Clicket clack
One and more we start to stack
Clickety clack
Side to side, and front to back.
Played again like an endless track.
One more time, and I fade to black.
Clickety clack
Clickety clack.

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Her eyes were like a full moon.
Her smile was warm as the morning sun.
Her heart is clear like the morning dew.
Girlfriend.

thesakew
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She has calm and beautiful eyes as a full moon.
Her smile is warm as the morning sun.
Her heart is clear like the morning dew.
Girlfriend.

Gantic
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The next theme will likely be "Quest".

MattEmAngel
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I want to be the very best, like to one ever was.
To locate them is my real quest, to earn them is my cause.
I will travel across the site searching far and wide.
Teach Armor Games to understand the power that's inside.

Armor Games, it's you and me. I know it's my destiny.
Armor Games, you're my best friend on a site we must defend.
Armor Games, a theme that's true. Our gaming will pull us through.
You quest me and I'll quest you.
Armor Games! Gotta earn them all! Gotta earn them all...

Every quest along the way, with courage I will face.
I will earn them every day to claim my rightful place.
Come with me. The time is right. There's no better theme.
Arm in arm, we'll earn the quests. It's always been our dream.

Armor Games, it's quests and me. I know it's my questiny.
Armor Games, you're my quest friend, on a site we must defend.
Armor Games, a quest that's true. Our questing will pull us through.
You quest me and I'll quest quest.
Quest quest quest.
Gotta quest quest questing quests.

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Bonus "just for fun" poem:

Five, seven and five
Syllables for the haiku
But I'm bad at counting

falafelorc
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Going on a epic walk
destroy up some jerks dumb *** ring
haters come steal dat bling

Chryosten
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The men took up arms
From lands afar
They swore by their blood
And steel their blades
However as time fades
There came a flood
No man was left ajar
as they died in open arms

All this for some land
A small barren land
Not a tree in sight
It was a blight
All those bodies
Left for nobodie

Gantic
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Winner of this round is guaranteed a quest.

Next theme will likely be "unrequited", not necessarily love but unrequited whatever you want.

Nurvana
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I'll just leave this here.


a smile and step, and down the aisle
a listless gaze and all the while
youâd see the sun but not the dawn
and by the time the red is gone
that gaze has turned to milky glass
gilded, turned to grey-black ash

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For the November general poetry contest

A month to be recalled
For what, it's beauty?
A tricky month I seem to overlook

Do great oaks spring up then?
Does time pass just the same as all the rest?
Snow doesn't fall that often

I guess November's just a gentle month,
Not like the cackle of October or the bitter shake of December
Not like the revelrous newness of January

November is a gentle month

Gantic
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One thing that I'd like to reiterate: I have stated before that I am bundling submissions to be judged later. I already have previous entries judged, but it looks like I won't be posting this last one until the end of the year. Individually, there really aren't enough submissions and the next round will be the last round and the last chance at the Quest for this. Only the Quest round has a guaranteed winner right now. Low submissions rounds may earn the Quest on the merit of the poem alone if it is at a quality where it likely would have won should there have been other submissions.

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