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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EmperorPalpatine
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@Sal
I get the "crumbling" part, but where are the "walls"?

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@Sal
I get the "crumbling" part, but where are the "walls"?


"Walls of silence" has always been a favorite phrase of mine. I don't know if anyone will understand it except me, so I take pleasure in knowing something you don't. It's one of my many methods to madness.
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For reference, because I'm nice:

TOOL LYRICS

"Cold And Ugly"

âThrow that Bob Marley wanna-be mother****er outta hereâ

FADE

Underneath the skin and jewelry,
hidden in her words and eyes
is a wall that's cold and ugly
and she's scared as hell.
Trembling at the thought of feeling.
Wide awake and keeping distance.
Nothing seems to penetrate her.
cause She's scared as hell.

I am frightened too
I am frightened
Oh oh oh.

Trembling at the thought of feeling
Wide awake and keeping distance
Nothing seems to penetrate her.
cause She's scared as hell.

I am frightened too
I am frightened

Wide awake and
keeping distance from my soul.
Wide awake and
keeping distance from my soul

FADE

Underneath the skin and jewelry,
hidden in her words and eyes
is a wall that's cold and ugly
and she's scared as hell.
Trembling at the thought of feeling.
Wide awake and keeping distance.
Nothing seems to penetrate her.
cause She's scared as hell.

I am frightened too
I am frightened too
I am scared like you
I am frightened


Source

I'm not referencing to the lyrics of this song specifically. I am referencing to the concept this song portrays. And keep in mind that in no way did the phrase originate from the mind of Maynard James Keenan. He just used the phrase. If I tell you anymore, I'd probably be threatening the integrity of my hidden message.
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Might be too late. I'm going to enter this as free verse anyway.

Wall-falls with Syrup

These walls are crumbling into my tea.
Some got into my cake batter as well....

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!!

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Revision:

Wall-falls with Syrup

This wall is crumbling into my tea.
Some got into my cake batter as well....

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!!

Gantic
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I'm giving myself one more day, but honestly, I don't think much will be said.

Follow the link for the next theme:

Reton8
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Okay for the new poerty contest I have a haiku.

_______________________________________

Washed in Time

They fell from lead rounds,
shedding their blood for country.
Now they fall to time.

_____________________________________

I'm usually bad with syllables so I might be off, but the syllable counter I used said it was correct.

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I love this picture so much..looks like I'll have to make time for this contest..

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Decoration of Decay

Here I, decaying,
Sit decorated, waiting;
Death shrouds the triumph.

Gantic
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Wall-falls with Syrup

This wall is crumbling into my tea.
Some got into my cake batter as well....

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!!


The Berlin wall crumbling into tea and cake batter? Sounds like the English or American-stereotyped English just finds the wall an inconvenience to wall-free tea and cake. The juxtaposition of famous words and not so serious words doesn't really highlight either, though.

"Welcome!" the man said
"Come get a cookie!" he said
Then it fell apart

The thing made me cry
I haven't slept in two weeks
Now I sit and drink

I can't drink them gone
I suppose I should redeem
My poor, lost cookie


I really don't see the crumbling of walls here, but judging from your other post, you should probably self-indulge yourself on your own time.
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Over

Decorated, done.
Time, waiting to take control.
And I'm here- Over.

Sorry... I haven't done poetry in a while, I kinda suck.

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can we do it of any theme or it has to be one in special?

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can we do it of any theme or it has to be one in special?


See

Follow the link for the next theme: http://sashazjr.photoshelter.com/image/I0000Ij3E._m7Lzs
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My question is this... Does anyone ever go to this thread? :P

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No theme next round.

I delay because given three weeks, I'd expect submissions to be more polished, submitted later and not in the first several days with the first thing(s) that comes to mind.

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