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Posted Aug 31, '08 at 6:47pm

Toadlord

Toadlord

350 posts

How are we going to know if you do?

And even if we did, you have artistic licence. Do what you want with it.

 

Posted Aug 31, '08 at 7:25pm

Shark7996

Shark7996

320 posts

Wooh, I'm on the first page!!!  I was actually kind of surprised you scrapped the old one, but I guess things gotta stay tidy.

I'll put a bit of thought into this poem, I really don't know what to write for it right now...

 

Posted Aug 31, '08 at 7:26pm

Shark7996

Shark7996

320 posts

Oh, dangit, I'm on the second page. :0+

 

Posted Aug 31, '08 at 8:25pm

crimsonblade55

crimsonblade55

4,349 posts

Isn't a epic poem where you right about how awesome you are or something conceited like that.Can I make it out to where I am in the role of someone else writing a epic poem.I am not really the prideful type,and I think it would be pretty funny.

 

Posted Aug 31, '08 at 10:54pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

1,978 posts

The Knight of Hour Zero

In the darkness of night doth dwell,
A man whose name no one can tell,
He lurks in the shadow and feeds off human life,
Like an angle of death, from nowhere, he strikes
You run from him, but it is a game of cat and mouse,
He is coming, don't wander from your house,
His lust for blood remains unquenched,
He is the master of slaughter, in blood his soul is drenched,
People have tried to kill this monstrosity,
He laughs and kills with ravenous ferocity,
His skin pale, and his eyes red,
He has been for thousands of years, he is undead,
No one knows where the creature hides in day,
He returns to hunt when the skies turn grey,
Like seeing Jack the Ripper, you feel your impending doom,
His shadow blocks out the moon,
If you see the night shadow,
Do not show your fear, do not run in fright,
Stay indoors, turn out the light,
For the creature hunts tonight,
"No more, shall this creature hold us captive with fear,
It is time to fight for everything you hold dear,"
"Light torches, grab stakes,
A hunt, we will undertake,"
"No more, will you fill our hearts with fear,
Show yourself, for your end draws near,"
The creature came from no where and out of the sky he dives,
In his leg, a stake someone drives,
The Creature let out a scream of pain,
Black blood, from his leg, drains,
The Creature killed many warriors,
He filled us all with great horrors,
"Time to die" I said as I jumped on his back,
I stabbed him with my stake, His blood was black,
He screamed in pain, and to the ground we fell,
"Your reign has ended, now back to hell,"
Unfortunately, the creature rises,
Through my arm, a knife he drives,
Incredible was the pain,
"Time for you to die," he said, "no more games,"
He took a stab at me and missed,
The cold lips of death, I almost kissed,
I got free of his grip, and I stabbed him in the heart with my stake, and drove it in,
His eyes turned black, and his eyes dim,
"I am slain" he said with his last whim,
"The demon is dead" I announced,
my arm was bleeding in a sleeve of crimson- red,
The blood stained soldiers rejoiced in my victory,
We had a feast of pork, smoked with Hickory,
I was made a hero and got luxuries undreamable,
Some people thought my story unbelievable,
I lived my days in royalty,
I was called a hero,
And I came known as "The Knight of Hour Zero"

 

Posted Sep 1, '08 at 4:36pm

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,113 posts

Knight

Not sure about the length restrictions on a post, I doubt there is one. Thank you, Necro, for all the notes on the poetry style, though I want people to realize that I'm not going to disqualify poems for not following those to a T, it's just a guideline. The length of the poem above me is a great one; I'm not expecting a book or anything, just a long poem. Keep em coming!

 

Posted Sep 1, '08 at 6:32pm

Shark7996

Shark7996

320 posts

I wrote a great one a while back that I just found, and I just wanted to make sure it would be OK if I wrote more about one specific "battle" than a journey.  I figured yeah, but necromancer put all that emphasis on it and stuff.

 

Posted Sep 1, '08 at 7:24pm

RoyalMarine

RoyalMarine

21 posts

A British Marines Poem

It was the night before Christmas
He lived all alone
In a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
And to see just who in this home did live

I looked all about a strange site did i
see
No tinsel no presents not even a tree
No stckings by the mantle just boots
filled with sand
On the wall hung pictures of far distand
lands
With medals and badges awards of all
kinds
A sober thought came through my mind

For this house was different it was dark
and dreary
I found the home of a soldier once i
could see clearly
The soldier lay sleeping silent alone
Curled up on the floor in this one
bedroom home

The face was so gentle the room in
disorder
Not how i pictured a lone British soldier
Was this the hero of whom id just read
Curled up on a poncho
The floor for a bed

I realised the familys that i saw this night
Owed their lives to these soldiers who
were willing to fight
Soon around the world chuldren would
play
And grown ups would celebrate a bright
Christmas day

They all enjoy freedom each month of
the year
Because of the soldiers like the one
lying here
I couldnt help wonder how many alone
On a cold Christmans Eve in a land far
from home

The very thought brought a tear to my
eye
I dropped to my knees and started to
cry
The soldier awakened and i heard a
rough voice
''Santa dont cry this life is my choice
I fight for freedom i dont ask for more
My life is my God,My country,My
corps''

The soldier rolled over and drifted to
sleep
I couldnt control it I continued to weep

I kept watch for hours so silent and still
And we both sat shivered from the cold
nights chill
I didnt want to leve on that cold dark
night
The gaurdian of honour so willing to fight

Then the soldier rolled over with a voice
soft and pure
Whispered ''carry on Santa its Christmas
day all is secure''
One look at my watch and i knew he
was right
''Merry Christmas my friend and to all a
good night''

Thank you for reading. I would like to dedicate that poem to my beloved friend David Marsh. We always think of you.

 

Posted Sep 1, '08 at 7:44pm

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,113 posts

Knight

Sorry RoyalMarine, but one of the rules as stated on the first page is that you must write the poem. Posting this one as your own is plagiarism. I found it a few places, and the author was a Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Here is where I got that information.

 

Posted Sep 1, '08 at 7:46pm

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,113 posts

Knight

I wrote a great one a while back that I just found, and I just wanted to make sure it would be OK if I wrote more about one specific "battle" than a journey.  I figured yeah, but necromancer put all that emphasis on it and stuff.

You can submit any poem that tells an epic story, with yourself as the main character (this is fairly lenient, as well). As long as you write it *for* the contest (or severely revise an old poem) it should be fine.