Forums → Art, Music, and Writing → Periodic Poetry Contest - Theme: Touch of Truth (Page 390, due Jan. 28)
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).
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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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.
Yeah, I went out on a limb already when commenting on the use of punctuation in parentheses. And then there's those schools of thought that intentionality counts for nothing to contend with...
Strop can next weeks one be Jealousy its the only poem I know lol.
Books books books,
I'd rather eat a hook.
Pages pages pages,
I'd rather act courageous.
But wait, I can, I can!
With the help of books, I can be Peter Pan!
What wondrous things they clutch,
waiting to be discovered by humans and such!
Oh, but books are amazing! Brilliant and superb!
Heart breaking at times, but astonishingly good, you read on curbs!
Books books books,
Now I see the looks!
Pages pages pages,
I'd rather them than wages!
Books books books,
whoever doesn't read them, is a big huge crook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was my second entry, hopefully good enough!
A title draws me in;
My hand finds its way
to the bookshelf; a delay.
The hand, it twitches,
My eyes grow wide;
Is in sight.
I scramble for the book,
Patterson, King, or Koontz.
Pages fly, a blur
Of motion in my eyes.
Hour by hour,
Page by page,
This unique craving
The thirst for knowledge,
This need for words,
When will it next hit me,
Will it get worse?
Read my poem on page 16,it will make you cry.
I love books
they've got me hooked!
every time I look
at a really good book
I READ IT!!
But when i'm done
with my reading fun
I THROW THE BOOK AWAY!!!
so that's why my mom never buys......me.....books
and because she HATES MODERN SOCIETY, SO SHE WON'T WALK INTO A BOOKSTORE!!!!!!!!!!
Strop, hope you get a good laugh!!!
oh book...oh book
i want to take a look
your sly metaphors and long paragraphs
have me shook
its not too late
i can still change my fate!
i will open this book and take a look
Do people seriously have to rhyme with "book" constantly? I'm not bashing on the poems, but you don't have to use the word "book" in your poem for it to be about books...That and poems don't necessarily have to rhyme either.
True, but for some people it is easyer just to rhyme it. Me persoanly, i dont do that.
Books Books Books
Cluttered all over the place
With their horrible looks
I ead you at a moderate pace.
shelves filled, all
Brown, black, and white and blue
I sure hope you never fall
These book come in many like you
So many to read
Dreading to stack
Alway be fun I plead
None as simple like a plaque
Books sitting there
Waiting to be read
Many have been there silent everywhere
Only a few have been read but I dread
I cannot read them all
Just made this in like 2 mins. No Idea if it makes sense.
in the first stanza ead is supposed to be read.
where to start
they make you laugh
they make you fart
they make you cry
they make you smile
just pick one up
and read a while
for all the girls
and all the boys
you made me smile
you made me cry
with all the greetings
turn the page
feel the joy
feel the rage
just try and stop
i dare you to
just look at that
the time has flew!
youre not alone
a world of your own
so many things
you can achieve
all the tales
that you can weave
all the magic
you can tell
here in heaven
here in hell
from a cage
its all there
just turn the page
i made that in about 20 seconds, i could go on forever lol. it just came straight to me. i know its not very good but i cant really improve it
All poetry doesn't have to rhyme, you know!
Mine happens to be ABCB format.
The book, picked I
read in one day
enjoyed but place on the shelf,
never to be read another day
Yet this book was a different one
For after a week past by
I found to my pleasure that,
it was as good as the very first time
So my story has a moral
And this is how it goes:
No matter how many times you read a book
It may never get old!
Wow, we have some real gems in this pile o' poetry!
I'm gonna come up with one quick for fun.
Want to stop on page 53,
right in between the fight of the characters,
don't want to lose your place,
I'll keep track for you.
You've been gone quite a while now,
but I'm here between 52 and 53,
I can feel a sting from the slam of the book,
upon my slender body.
I've waited for sometime now,
and the pages have turned a pale brown,
and have begun to curl like fallen leaves.
But I'm still here, even though you're not.
You won't be coming back, will you?
I've waited for you, though it doesn't matter now.
The cover is powedered with dust and the spine is weak,
it doesn't matter to you now, but I will still wait for you.
That was made in a jiffy, so if you didn't like it, that's fine. I can't wait to see who the winner is this week!
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