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Posted Aug 13, '12 at 11:40pm

Parsat

Parsat

1,810 posts

Though I don't think there were republics at all ehe.

LOL, that's true. The concept of a "republic" is a very western ideal. Ah well, if you'd like an alternate wording to better fit the time period, you can use "the kingdoms" instead of "republics."

 

Posted Aug 14, '12 at 6:05pm

CheapCheep

CheapCheep

170 posts

Screw this contest, i'm out! ;)

 

Posted Aug 16, '12 at 4:34am

MrDavidX96

MrDavidX96

10 posts

ok, my poem was in no way good, but other than the first place winner it was the only origonal one of the bunch. the solar system doesnt lend well to origonality, because everything that can be said has, but still. mine was tacky, had bad timing and poor grammer, but at least it had a spark of quirkyness while everything else was similar to. everything else about the solar system. and to my credit at least i didnt go for any uranus jokes. im not complaining that i didnt place, just that everything lacked origonality, save the first prize winner.

 

Posted Aug 16, '12 at 5:44am

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

Try and try again MrDavid. Otherwise all shall be lost and the McGuffin of McGuffiny-ness shall DESTROY THE WORLD!

Or, simply enter again! :D

 

Posted Aug 16, '12 at 11:47am

Uysername

Uysername

32 posts

So, just realized my post got approved on the previous page :). Jolly. can't wait to see the other entries. Nice one, btw, Parsat.

 

Posted Aug 17, '12 at 2:40am

Parsat

Parsat

1,810 posts

Hey wolf, get a mod to change the theme title.

 

Posted Aug 18, '12 at 9:19am

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

I asked Strop, but I have no idea which mods are still even active here. :\\

 

Posted Aug 18, '12 at 11:46pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,851 posts

Knight

The Duel

Like the jolly musketeer of yore,
I pranced, twirled and clashed for,
A chance open to none but one,
Luckless rogue, come and be undone.

French Rapiers jostling for contact,
One lunges forward, the other retracts,
Whilst the ladies gasped and tittered,
By our glittering duel, were bewitched.

Some  strange Divine perchance,
Fumbles upon and breaks his lance,
One maestro sighs but laughs aloud,
Blue blooded gentlemen after a bout.

And you offered your dainty hand,
Enthralling looks of the latest trend,
Camphored and powdered to beguile,
The naive youth with a delicate style.

Some accursed sorcery of your sex,
Lures and tempts with a flirty hex,
Which I above all would die for,
Killed and cold on the marble floor.

Fortune is a fickle strumpet,
Yet it delivered you to me,
My worn out blade sheathed,
The duel plays out to its end. 

Two men fighting over a lady. I hope you got the innuendos inside....

 

Posted Aug 19, '12 at 2:44pm

TopRank_

TopRank_

88 posts

Hey guys, I have been out of commission for a while. Anyway, I checked back on my last poem and was elated to find that I had won first place. I have never placed before. And to wolf, about that punctuation, I was trying something new. Almost in the style of e.e. cummings, but now I see that it doesn't exactly work for me. Well, I'll have my new poem in soon. Nice work nick.

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 12:34pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

Well, the round closes at 11:59pm EST tonight and we only have three entries. Yes, the round is official, but please, if you can submit something!