ForumsArt, Music, and WritingOfficial Poetry Contests - Theme: Sunshine (Due: May 31)

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Devoidless
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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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Isigna
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For the 'Unrequited' Theme. I have no idea what I'm doing here. Am I too late? Is this even still active?

Oh, but you are vain,
With a match in your hand and
A flower between your lips!

Tell me the truth!
Tell me what it is you want from them!
Tell me that you are vain and
That the sun is not enough!

Oh, unrequited life, unrequited
Death, unrequited birth between your breast,
For vanity and greed come with want--

Come with spurn.

You were never my child.

Gantic
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@Isigna: Current theme is November.

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@Isigna: Current theme is November.

Do you mean that the actual theme IS 'November'? Or that it is November's theme? Sorry >.<

Gantic
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@Isigna: I mean that the theme for November is 'November'.

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

?

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@Isigna: The theme is by the month and it looks like I didn't leave a formal announcement for this one, but the theme is always in the title of the thread. "Unrequited" announcement was made in September so it applied to October.

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Ah, okay. That makes more sense. I hadn't realized that the theme was updated in the title each month. ^_^ Sorry for the inconvenience. ^_^

Gantic
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@Isigna: At this point it doesn't matter, I'll still count your entry.

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For the November Poetry Contest.

November, I'm a Member. Eating turkey, in a hurry. I'm going to be late for my meeting. Gotta go, quickly. We have joy, Turkeys have death. To praise the awesome month of November. Giving thanks, to all who brought, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving. In the month of November. there is joy, there is death. all the death might actually be worth it. To praise the awesome month of November. And when the day comes, Thursday, November 27. It's time to celebrate, while they are running. Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving. In the month of November.

Gantic
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Next theme is the last theme and will most likely be "Last Chances".

SirLegendary
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May I post my entry already?

Gantic
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Go ahead.

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Here is my entry:

A day before my thirteenth,
was my last chance as a child.
The time my dad told me,
It was my last chance to be wild.

Goodbye to my only past love,
The last time we spoke.
Goodnight to our memories,
Sweet dreams I hope.

Graduation my dear friends,
The last time we talk
Till we meet in time,
Or even when death may knock

A chance will always be,
This time is the last chance apparently.
But mods, are gods nothing they can't be,
This is not the last chance to be Legendary.

Isigna
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@LENGEND_beast I like the rhythm and rhyme in that! :P

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My entry for the themed poetry contest:

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Remember when the clouds broke down,
And the storms clamoured for terror,
And it was then, at dawn,
That their tears began to tarry.

Then you struck, again,
Gave their last hopes one last final blow,
And as the heavens were godsent,
You were the Devil, incarnate.

But the city of tears was red with ribbons,
Red with the bones of the votive offerings
Of a thousand lives and a thousand more sons,
And you stood tall and omniscient and gait-fully living.

But the gods cried and the monsters wept,
For you, for us, for the dead and the still-living,
And the city wailed with half-dead voices that crept
Under your bed at night, but you heard nothing;

And the city knew, and the city feared,
And the city burned in the black fires of your mind,
And though cities can't die, this one did,
And with it came grieving,

And with it went hope, and forgiveness, and you,
For your last dance on earth,
Was your Last Chance at all,
And you blew it away,

And you destroyed the City of Second Chances.

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