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 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.

Gantic
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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)

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?

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Do you like the poem? Any suggestions to me?

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

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these are all great!

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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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Next theme will be Burritos/Tacos due Mar 31.

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

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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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