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SirLegendary
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Rules

1. Make sure your work is 100% original. Please don't copy someone else's work.
2. You may write any kind of poem!
3. Stick to the round's current theme.
4. No offensive/lewd material. Let's keep things family friendly.
5. You may submit as many poems as you like.
6. Each round will last a month.
7. Everyone's work will be judged at the end of each round.
8. The runner up shall receive a merit.
9. The winner shall receive a merit and the right to choose the next round's theme.

Reminders

1. Title your poem
2. Write down as many lines as you like, depending on the style of your poem

The Current Theme

Round 6's theme will be "Secrets".
Ends Feb 24, 2017.

Winners

Round 1 "A Day In The Life": Doombreed
Round 2 "War": coleslaw35
Round 3 "Memory": wolf1991
Round 4 "Consequences of Honesty": BlueEyedBlondie
Round 5 "Forgiveness": Last4Skull
Round 6 "Secrets": ...

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Yellowcat
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Here's something I quickly came up with:
Just Listen
It is not always easy to do
To let go of an action
That can destroy you.

But it is for the best
To hear the sorrow.
And forget the rest.

There is one word to say
A simple, "Sorry"
To make someone's day

So remember, forgiveness
can be a challenge
but leads to joyfulness

Hope you enjoy!

SirLegendary
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This round ends now. Will be posting the results soon. Thank you to everyone who participated.

BlueEyedBlondie
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@Laura_3303 join in on the next round. It's fun

SirLegendary
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Hello fellow Armorians, here are the results of round 5 (forgiveness).

Runner Up
@BlueEyedBlondie
Healthy Gift

A person experiences many different things in life.
It can be peace, happiness, love, or just pure strife.
Just remember that these things are quite beneficial though,
For they actually teach and strengthen you so.

It's very simple when there's happiness and things go well,
But there's also those moments when things aren't so swell.
There's anger, betrayal, and all kinds of harm,
And the world just no longer feels all that warm.

Overcoming such things gives you power, growth, and sets you free.
It builds you up, gives you life, and helps you be.
It's especially true when the meaning of forgiveness is learned,
Because then true peace and joy has been earned.

Holding unto grudges through life is depressing and sad.
It can ruin you inside and out then just drive you mad.
Holding these grudges does no good at all but harm,
And those unneeded grudges really have no charm.

Life isn't easy, it comes with struggles to overcome.
You can expect to come across many, a few, or just some.
Either way, they are just obstacles in your path,
Which require a solution instead of something called wrath.

You must know that whether people make bad intentions or just mistakes,
Putting yourself into their shoes is all that it takes.
At times you might need forgiveness yourself to start over, it's true.
Yes, it's a wonderful present to receive, but giving it is one healthy gift for each side too.

Great poem about forgiveness. You have shown us a good moral lesson. The message you are conveying is truly a good one. Also, nice rhyming pattern. Keep up the good work.

Winner

@Last4Skull
Baby Bird Story

Tiny eggs appeared finally,
with somethings growing inside,
the snake eyeing them weirdly.
The parents at each side.

But the snake was very hungry.
Desperately he charged at the egg,
Made parents really angry.
They pecked him, they kicked him, a real blitzkrieg.

Left with no choice was the snake.
He needed to get back, dying of starvation,
now his face one eye it lacks,
thinking of redemption, waits he for salvation.

Suddenly a storm struck the forest,
the parents trying to fight, too afraid to take flight,
two eggs falling off the nest,
there appears the snake, succeeds to catch the rest.

Hard to contain his famine he finds, but he had the right minds.
"I have saved your children," chatters the serpent, among winds,
surprised were the parents, they thought; "Did he just save our baby?"
Though truth was solid, they pledged an alliance, still shaky

Soon grew the baby, looking like ruby,
his parents told him the tale of the snake's scale, grateful for his life,
one day they pushed him off the nest, thinking he may fly west.

Afraid was the ruby child, thought he was betrayed,
But opened his wings, with winds he played,
He thanked his parents, with forgiveness portrayed.

I find that you have truly captured the essence of what forgiveness is here. You have followed the theme really well and have told a great story. You have improved since your last few poems and I applaud you for that. Good job!

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That concludes the results of round 5.
@Last4Skull, Please pick next round's theme.
@nichodemus Please award the winners with their merits, and for the winner his quest.

mamibo
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Hurray! @Last4SKull won! Congratulations, bro! Now pick a theme I can win at. XD

FerdinandFontvieille
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Haha congratulation !

kalisenpai
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Congrats @Last4Skull!!! It's a really beautiful poem

Last4Skull
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Wow honestly I'm really surprised x'D Thanks @SirLegendary for the kind words it's really nice of you ^.^ !

@mamibo Thanks awesome scribe I've ever met ! Seems Everything is possible (check your Gmail )

@FerdinandFontvielle Thanks Nice to meet you!

@kalisenpai Hey there Thanks a lot ! I was answering your post in my wall nice synchronicity Hahaha Hope you're good !

I will choose a theme as fast I could decide one

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Congratulations @Last4Skull and @BlueEyedBlondie

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I forgot, do runner ups get merits too.

SirLegendary
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@nichodemus Yep. But not the quest.

nichodemus
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Have given the necessary stuff out.

BlueEyedBlondie
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Yay I still get a merit! And good job @Last4Skull

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Congrats @Last4Skull you are makin your internet son proud! keep up the good work!

Last4Skull
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@KatPryde *.* Kat !!! How are you ??? And thanks you very much
@Nichodemus Thanks Nicho !!
@BlueEyedBlondie Thanks! I liked your poem too
@Tristea Hahaha thanks Tris it make me happy if it's the case !

About the theme I was thinking of Secrets, there is a variety of possibilities with Secrets, it could be Romantic ones, Mysteries, Or a lot more, it could be interesting to see what you will produce

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