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First, I will post the overall rules, and then I will post the specifics about this week.

Original rules, as stated by Ubertuna:

It must fit the week's theme.
It must be submitted by the deadline.
It cannot have inappropriate language in it.
It cannot be stolen (if you plagiarize, we will find you).


Also:

The poem must be created for this contest
A user cannot win two weeks in a row (though everyone is welcome to submit every week!)
Only one submission per user will be accepted

As we all know, the winner will recieve a merit, and their poem will be featured on the _Poetry_ page.


OK, on to this week's topic...Again, we are having a style instead of a theme. Also, this week we are having TWO WEEKS to do it, instead of the usual one. Why? Because this will be an EPIC poem. Or, rather, a parody of an epic poem. Generally, epic poetry is very long, and tells the serious story of a heroic figure. Well, this week, the epic figure is YOU! Write a long poem (I'll leave the definition of 'long' up to you, but give it a good go) about the heroic story of you! It can be silly, serious, whatever... just have fun with it. You have two weeks, so have a great time!
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...you didn't even enter this round did you shermzx? I mean...I checked like five times ;.; I would feel so horrible if I missed any entries!

Thank you all for allowing me to read and ponder so that I might judge. I have not touched poetry for some years and it's getting some old gears grinding into motion!

Your new theme may allow you to break the forth wall with alarming ease. Please use this opportunity wisely!

Theme: Books
Deadline: Saturday 25th October


HAVE AT IT

ManUtd4life096
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Hidden meanings, betraying your trust,
Drawing you way, with their lust.
Words fill your mind, worlds flow,
Through your head to your toe,
Words cover the page, high and low.

Taking you to your hidden imagination,
Making you rise, with every indentation.
And as it all ends, you cry,
And as much as you try
to not, you must, as their is astonishing rage,
As you turn the very last page.


I"M SO GONNA WIN!!

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Oh noes! I used the wrong type of "There" It doesn't matter, right?

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Thanks Strop!

Your review was quite in-depth, thanks for letting me know what I can fix for next time.
Do you want me to copy the poem and put it on the poetry profile, or are you not going do that? P.S. Nice theme!

ManUtd4life096~ that poem is short and sweet, though I found a lot of "as" in the second stanza. Other than that, good work!

Congrats to everyone who submitted awesome poetry!

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Books
Mentorso123

Books are life
through not your eyes
but theirs
life that exists
in your mind
and theirs

books are death
through all eyes
death is looming
hanging by a thread
but death weighs nothing
the author cuts the thread

books are imagination
yours
you picture these people
ugly, handsome, beautiful
in your mind
and theirs
they see people too
ugly, handsome, beautiful
they make people
they make stories

books are paper
cut down
from trees
from forests
with ink
black in
printed

books are life
death
imagination
paper
ink

whoops, forgot
books are awesome

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Oh, right and Strop...
I'm not emo.

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Escape by Adrecka.

The yells and screams fill my ears
The color of the shatter glass matches my tears
I run to my room and pray for it to go away

When I feel something soft poke at my side
There was a book, I had long ago forgotten
In a desperate attempt to clear my mind
I read and read all through the night

For getting my troubles as I escape
Into the world of fantasyâs and dreams
I watched it play out like a movie
Seeing the words go by, in my minds eye

All noise was blocked out, as I began slip away
Deeper and deeper I fell, though
I never struggled to get out
When I stop, just for a second

The words screamed out at me, daring me to read more
And unable and even unwilling was I,
To resist the words as they pull me back in
So forever I stayed there, inside the book
In the hope of escape, I trapped myself in a different way

Strop
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Oh, right and Strop...
I'm not emo.


I know. I was just referring to various stylistic elements within your entry. Anguish!!!
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The stream, particularly the backslashes which probably doubled in number due to it also being an escape function, didn't transfer over well from the format and font I wrote it in. It was somewhat of an attempt to "influence" the reader into reading it in a choppy manner, although the poem is probably better without it.


in College
in College I was asked this Q
and in the text I found the A

but if the Old Man died
while he dreamt of lions
or if the mouse who lived
had ever found Margalo
I will never know

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When i read a book it's kidnaps me in its wonders.
When i hate my friedns,i make new ones and they make me happy.
When i want to go somewhere,i ride a book.
When i read a book,the world is mine,my imagination is in the book,everything leaves everything comes.
But at the end you will be satisfied.

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*reads entries, approves of what this theme has spawned*

*ponders participating here again*

Strop
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It was somewhat of an attempt to "influence" the reader into reading it in a choppy manner, although the poem is probably better without it.


Yeah, I transferred the slashes into notepad and corrected the transcriptional error although others may have remained. Either way I was unaware the choppiness was intentional, but there you go!

I wonder if there's a way to fix it such that a happy medium is achieved but we might have to ask the ASCII artists on that one...
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a haiku

I can barely read,
I forget what page I'm on,
so I just give up.

Gantic
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Either way I was unaware the choppiness was intentional, but there you go!


Sometimes with something less formally structured (rhyme scheme, meter, and whatnot), outside of the obvious, it's hard to tell when something is intentional or unintentional. Although, intentionality cannot really be determined out of context and context is difficult to establish anyway.
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You see it lying
Start denying
But the sight caught you
The book bought you

Taking it
Feeling it
Knowing it
Texture sensing
Minds are bending

At the first page you are met
With the scent of adventure, I bet
Ink and paper
All combined
To take you off
Out of your mind

Now lost in fantasies
Imagination; qualities?
Canât let go until it end
Remember now
It is your friend

-
Because I like books. Bah.

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