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

Posted Dec 4, '13 at 11:15am

Gantic

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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.

 

Posted Dec 4, '13 at 3:15pm

Reton8

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I was typing a big thing about how I'm not very skilled at poetry and how I didn't think I could do much better, but typing that all out lead me to revise my haiku.

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Either Way

Soldiers die in war.
The war comes to an end.
Soldier dies alone.
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Posted Dec 4, '13 at 3:23pm

Reton8

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I'm not saying this recent entry is necessarily better than the first, but I personally like it more than the last. I'm not very skilled when it comes to poetry and that's probably why I like submitting entries to the contest. It allows me to see the flaws in my poems and haikus that I fail to see due to my lack of skill.

 

Posted Dec 7, '13 at 9:54pm

Darktroop07

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I return
_____________________________
I was gone for long.
But alas I have returned.
To stay till the end.
_____________________________

 

Posted Jan 5, '14 at 6:55pm

IceClaw247

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When is the next theme going to be posted? Looks like this thread has died a bit...

 

Posted Jan 5, '14 at 10:16pm

Gantic

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Today, tomorrow, or next week.

 

Posted Jan 19, '14 at 4:21pm

GhostOfMatrix

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Knight

I sit here alone
exhausted from the iron,
until tomorrow.

 

Posted Jan 28, '14 at 9:09pm

Riptizoid101

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Meaningless effort?
What do I look forward to
When I'm scared restless?

 

Posted Jan 28, '14 at 9:18pm

Riptizoid101

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What Stage Are We On?

What stage are we on?
The progress we've made
On this unforgiving,
unrelenting,
unsatisfying,
Platform of life with which we present ourselves,
When do we stop? When do we keep going?

When do we get off this stage?
Fatigued and exhausted, yes,
But at nevertheless, we move
To move on to the next stage.
To see to the end our last performance,
Despite our tiresome, aching bodies,
This is the stage where we put our hearts and our souls.
And, at the end,
When we are cold, hungry, and weary
We smile at the thought that we've created something good,
Something worthwhile on this stage

But tell me, after that,
What stage are we on?

 

Posted Feb 6, '14 at 7:50pm

Gantic

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We are neither here nor there, but the next theme is Black and White. I am aggregating everything.

 
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