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Periodic Poetry Contest - Theme: Touch of Truth (Page 390, due Jan. 28)

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Posted Sep 22, '08 at 3:47am

kingryan

kingryan

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WHERE IS DRAGONMISTRESS?

I want to know how everyone went, and if I won or not!

KingRyan

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 10:28am

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

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Knight

Sorry, I've been slacking.

Actually, I've been vomiting... fun, huh? Haven't felt too great, so I haven't been around. Just wanted to let you know that I am going to vote on these.

Also, since we got a late start this week and I'm not feeling too well, we're having a bit of a break. I'm running out of ideas! So I want you all to put on your thinking caps, and give ideas for what themes/styles you'd like to see in upcoming weeks.

I'll post the winners shortly.

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 10:34am

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,082 posts

What about limericks? I'm not to lazy to write a limerick.

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 10:48am

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,113 posts

Knight

Wow! This week was actually the hardest to place people, everyone did a really great job. I love the different styles and rhymes that people have been using.

A tip for upcoming weeks: If the theme seems a bit too vague, it probably is that way for a reason. I love to see people think outside the box, and add either a twist, or take a different route than the expected.

Finally, the results!

First Place: Adrecka_33!

I took everyone's input on this (a lot of people said they loved it) as well as my own. I love that there was a positive message, and the story was really great!

Second Place: mvpguy22

I loved that you took a different side to school than everyone else. I always felt really bad for lunch ladies, this is a nice homage to them.

Third Place: CommanderC

Your poem really made me laugh! I also loved the structure to it, how you set it up into the different periods of the day. It really summed up how I felt in school, and I'm sure everyone else!

And this week, because I want to recognize the others I had a tough time deciding between, I'm having

Honorable Mentions!

Gantic - I loved the rhyme scheme, and it was very clean. I liked the story too, it's really cute!

KingRyan - Nice story, good rhyming, very creative!!

Keep up the great work, guys!!

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 2:07pm

Gantic

Gantic

6,771 posts

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Congratulations to the winners. I'd have to give props to Jack Prelutsky. That guy is awesome and makes poetry fun in school. Too bad I never read any of his poetry in grade school.

Possible topics?
Armor Games
Sonnet (form)
Travel?
Animals...? Too broad?
Monorhyme?
Periscopes?
Ropes!
Envelopes
Favorite Flash Game?
Invention
Newbies
Equations?
Sonnet about Armor Games!
Armor?
Lists (topic)
Engineering
Time travel
Technology (utilizing)
Electrolytic reactions with NiMH, NiCad, Zinc, Lithium! or maybe just Batteries
Regrets? or Rabbits!

Puzzles!

Get well soon.

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 3:00pm

adrecka_33

adrecka_33

324 posts

What about doing a topic on 'Life' how we view it, how it should be viewed, it is a very open topic....

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 3:24pm

mvpguy22

mvpguy22

290 posts

Congratulations to all the winners, and I hope you feel better DragonMistress.

I have a couple ideas for possible themes:
Siblings
Outer Space
Amusemant Park
An Achievement (like a person conquering a fear, learning to ride a bike, etc.)
Couplet: two lines that rhyme
Two authors: Two people write a poem together and submit as partners.

Just a couple ideas, trying to go outside the box.

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 7:13pm

Gantic

Gantic

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Sep 22, '08 at 3:00pm, adrecka_33 wrote:
What about doing a topic on 'Life' how we view it, how it should be viewed, it is a very open topic....

I think that's pretty much the entire fabric of possibilities. It can be woven into any topic and probably is. Anything can threaded in between the interstices in the letters of every word. The way words and ideas are brought together in the context of life is seamless, but maybe we are only aware that they touch upon the hem of our many experiences. Of course, we are free to embroider them, but on such an open loom, life dyes our threads as they are woven, producing the our pattern so is that not the topic in and of itself? After all, we write it as we see it.

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 7:14pm

firetail_madness

firetail_madness

19,843 posts

So what's the next topic?
I'm waiting...
I hope it's one that suits me. :P

 

Posted Sep 22, '08 at 7:16pm

adrecka_33

adrecka_33

324 posts

Gantic, What you said up there. That is a poem in itself, i think you'd do very good on that topic....