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Official Poetry Contests - Theme: Unrequited (due October 24)

Posted Jan 25, '13 at 3:01pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

@Reton:
The other haiku contests went on for, let me think...over three years? So I do not see why we should stop now. XD

@HUA7X:
Of course you can, or retool your previous one to work. Just as long as you make it clear which one you want submitted, you are in the clear. We're not that harsh. ^_^

 

Posted Jan 25, '13 at 3:42pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

I ain't no word spinner by any means, but here it goes...

For the general contest, something overly emo...

A knife may have worked, a farewell to you.
Yet God forgives the wretch, a paradise
Which is eternal is hard to cut through.
Death is a mercy that would not suffice.

To simply live, and forgive and forget.
A sentiment lost, a time forgotten
Before childish dreams became regret.
Kindness would only be misbegotten

Was there fault in knowing, the signs were there.
The sunset was fading, the weak of mind
Travel to what is beautiful and fair.
An advantage used by snakes and their kind.

But I digress, the punishment is late.
For what you've sown, live with unending hate.

And for the haiku contest...

Hammer strikes iron,
A pair of chains lie shattered,
Freedom discovered.

 

Posted Jan 25, '13 at 9:28pm

HUA7XFan122396

HUA7XFan122396

76 posts

This is yet another entry for the Haiku Contest, since my first one did not count.

The tinted white van
At the children's candy store
High, dreadful screaming

 

Posted Jan 26, '13 at 8:08am

Reton8

Reton8

2,665 posts

Moderator

Here is the entry for the haiku, breaking bonds:

In the summer sky -
clouds part away from above
nigai kinoko.

(If that doesn't work maybe this)

In the summer sky -
clouds part their ways to reveal
a bitter mushroom.

(or this alternate poem)

In the summer sky
the white clouds are tormenting
nijū hibakusha

 

Posted Jan 26, '13 at 8:27am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,205 posts

Moderator

The rules in the Haiku Contest state only one submission per user per round. Adding to that, your third poem has an error in the last row, containing 6 syllables and not 5. Choose either the first or second submission, or revise the third.

 

Posted Jan 26, '13 at 9:05am

Reton8

Reton8

2,665 posts

Moderator

First of all, my bad.

Second, I am horrible at counting syllables, so I used this site:
http://www.syllablecount.com
I'm seeing the site probably didn't see ū as anything and didn't count the syllables correctly.

Okay, sorry about that. This below will be my one entry for the haiku contest.

In the summer sky
the white clouds are tormenting
the hibakusha

 

Posted Jan 26, '13 at 9:51pm

daleks

daleks

3,304 posts

Man. I haven't done this in a long time. Plus I was never very good. Let's see what I can do though.

Poetry Entry:
A compulsive liar was he
To which everyone could see
They did not trust him one bit
Not even if he spoke a mere lick
He had a strange look in his eye
Though he saw no one when they walked by
One day he took a lie too far
And for it he was tarred
He died with a smile on his face
One that could not be replaced
He wouldn't of had to die
If he did not tell that little white lie

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 5:45am

Zefironian

Zefironian

2 posts

I dont know much bout poems but i like writing, and also have a bit of trouble as i thought them in italian so the transation is a bit difficult and my grammer is terrible i exuse my self for any mistakes in spelling, so this is my one,
Poetry Entry:
we walked
we ran
we dashed trough life
with all our might
but to the dark sister
we could not escape
as she comes
gently
embracing us
and to bed
laying us.

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 4:30pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,082 posts

Knight

For the Haiku contest:

Rosebushes entwined
Suffered wither and decay;
Loathsome liberty.

(The rosebushes are meant to symbolize lovers)

I'll have to think of something for the poetry contest.. I can do that, right, posting each entry in different posts?

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 10:15pm

Peter20

Peter20

436 posts

Act of betrayal,
breaks the bond of compassion.
Love eternal, gone.

For the haiku contest.

 
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