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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Next theme will be Electricity due by the end of the month.

Justin1987
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these are all great!

Justin1987
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I'll try and write something for the next theme, could even start a Tumblr for it or something

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Here is my entry under the general poetry category for the theme - Electricity.

Theme - Electricity

What is that thing which runs a city?
It is something known as electricity!
And is used to light up the night,
Which makes the city's view from space lit and bright.

It is that thing which led to one of the greatest scientific rivalries in history,
One of who's works are still discredited and remain a mystery.
It is that thing which can produce and get produced from heat
And is very essential to provide us everything that we eat.

It is required to run everything from a bar to a car,
And helps us connect with people who stay afar.
Can you ever imagine the life of people who lived a few centuries back,
At a time when this concept was present only on a scientist's book rack?

Electricity is something that has influenced our lives to such an extent
That life witnout it is like a sailor without his sextant.
What are we doing for it to get produced?
Processes by which the forest areas are getting reduced...

Is there no means of producing a clean fuel?
Yes, new methods exist which are practical and real.
One can think of electricity production through solar and wind energy.
But, ever heard of new technologies like geothermal and wave energy?

We need to consider them in order to have a clean and green future,
And turn the earth into a place of rapture,
A planet that is pollution free and one that is rid of all power crisis
So that our our descendants can live in harmony as long as earth rotates on its own axis!

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Gantic
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Next theme will be Burritos/Tacos due Mar 31.

Last however many rounds it was will be up sometime later this week or next.

akshobhya
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@Gantic, Please give us a new topic/theme as the time limit for submitting an entry for current one is over. I will write a poem based on the new theme...

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