ForumsArt, Music, and WritingPeriodic Poetry Contest - Theme: Touch of Truth (Page 390, due Jan. 28)

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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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Alright, time for me to put my thinking cap on.

The Lunch Lady and Her Many Troubles

Wash my hands first!
Get out the dough and roll it out..
Chop chop chop...
Spread on the sauce...
Slice slice...
Add some of these...
And a little of this...
Into the oven! Next dish!
Bubble bubble...
MMMMMMmmmm....that smells delicious!
Sprinkle on some of that over there...
Just a touch of this here...
BEEP BEEP!
Oh, it's ready!
Ahhhh, look at that!
Am I all done for today?
Looks like I better bring out the food....
Here you are children, take a bite!
...
You call this good?
I'm allergic to that...
Can I have more?
This isn't how my mommy makes it...
What is that!?
Gimme some more!
Yuck! This is gross!
I want more milk!
...
I can't take it anymore! I quit!



I know it is a little abstract, but that was what I was aiming for.

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infernacron, can you explain your post please? I don't quite understand it. Thanks.

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Umm...lets see what I can make up on the spot...

New Girl

I walk into class,
on an ordinary day,
But everything is different,
Mainly in one way.

She stood there laughing,
with her new friends.
She saw me and smiled,
And for my heart it made amends.

Her smile warmed me up,
And heat-sealed my heart.
My hurts and pains were gone,
Now she had played her part.

And so I spent that day,
Learning about who she was.
Ignoring people's comments,
And all of their faux pas.

And then came a music lesson,
In which she pulled out her flute.
And her music enthralled me,
And now I held her in high repute.

We spent hours playing together,
Her flute and my sax.
Our music filled the whole school,
And warmed people hearts - to the max!

And so the day ended,
And my heart was a buzz.
I couldn't wait for tomorrow,
As anyone in love does.



Do you like it? It is a complete fantasy...

KingRyan

adrecka_33
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its complete fantasy[/i]

Maybe but i liked it cause thats how most people want things to be wether they are or not

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KingRyan, I think that that was quite beautiful. It painted a complete picture in my head! Good job!

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I'm sorry my loyal fans (+1 full-of-myselfiness bonus!), I just didn't get around to it this week. I'll compensate by making an awesome poem next week...

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Up before the birds,
Coffee, coffee, coffee!
Sorry, mom.
No time for breakfast.

Hope I finished all my homework.
Stupid math class.
Am I ever going to use
Derivatives in real life?

To be, or not to be...
Are we really doing Shakespeare?
You realize no one understands this.
Can't we just watch the movie?

Oh no. Please not dodge ball!
Bruising, bleading, broken bones.
Did you have to pit us
Against the football team?

Bouncing chicken nuggets!
I really need to start
Packing my own lunch!
Laugh it off with friends.

No ablo espaniol.
I barely speak English!
You realize I'm only taking
This to get into college.

I don't need a Physics lab.
No disrespect to Newton,
But I think everyone knew
That things fall down.

Fifteen minutes. Ten. Five.
Don't start a new topic!
No one's paying attention!
Three, two, one. Freedom!

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No ablo espaniol.


That should be 'No hablo espan(~)ol'

The (~) refers to the squiggle about the N!

KingRYan
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Mmm... I can't believe I didn't enter this week =( I was too busy ='(

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I wonder when she is going to post the resaluts i am dieing for them and if i get of the internet i wont beable to get back on . Well anyway i think everyone did great, and some poems were extrordanary i think.....

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WHERE IS DRAGONMISTRESS?

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

KingRyan

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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.

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

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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!!

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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.

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