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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I honestly don't like to speculate about the next topic. I prefer the challenge of writing about a topic I really haven't been thinking about.
Right now i would like any topic as long as week find out soon, and thank u very much lytnin.
Alright, we're back in action this week!!!
Thanks for all the great topic ideas, they really made me think and made it a lot easier to make a topic this week. So what is the topic?
Utopia! Thanks to Necromancer for the great topic idea.
Basically, write a poem about a 'erfect world', as you see it. Remember, plot twists or surprises make poems interesting, and try to keep the rhyme scheme (if you include one) regular. It makes a poem easier to read.
Good luck, and have fun!
Added note: Remember, each contest lasts a week, so the cutoff date is Saturday for poems.
Yes! I love this topic! I wanted this one really bad.
I also have a question: The poem must include a utopia, and cannot have any problems, correct? For example, the person talks about how perfect the town/world/etc. is, but then there is a flaw...which would not make it a utopia...see where I am going? Or should I clarify...?
This one is gonna be very very chalanging, but it should be really good if people can think of anything, and right now cant think of anything.....
I'm pretty sure this poem will fit within the width limitations, but if it doesn't it's better viewed in Notepad.
And you know... How about some poems written by DragonMistress! If she's not too busy.
it may be perfect here
to sit under this tree
upon this hill
in \\\\ this Eden
with \\\\ these people who know
not of \\\\ that quintessential (,) ephemeral
pain from \\\\ those loved ones who go away (!)
because after \\\\ i look at myself i always wonder
how much of // you looks for me as i always wander (?)
well beyond // your horizons and wonders if i will one day
return for // you know that we will always belong together (.)
even in // this place where no one does and love is without jealousy
and for \\\\ everyone because no one belongs to anyone and no one minds
that in // the end when they arrive unburdened they have the love of all but as i sit under
this \\\\ tree of life i want to return to you as i see an apple fall and roll far from this perfect tree. Q
Utopia what is that?
A Utopia is a perfect society. It can be a place of socioeconomic equality where everything is shared by the community, which is a like socialist society but possibly without the government. Paradise, like idea of Eden and Heaven. A society where pestilence, war, famine, and possibly death are no longer problems. Whatever would make a perfect society.
And I made a mistake in my entry. That last under is supposed to be on the next line with this on the other side of the backslashes.
also have a question: The poem must include a utopia, and cannot have any problems, correct? For example, the person talks about how perfect the town/world/etc. is, but then there is a flaw...which would not make it a utopia...see where I am going? Or should I clarify...?
I'm really not too nit-picky about the theme. It can be a realistic or non-realistic Utopia (realistic being that people still die, get sick, etc. and unrealistic being the opposite, for example). If you have a really good idea but it doesn't fit in a small way or another, don't worry about it.
Oh noes! I can't miss a chance to write about utopia! It's one of my favorite topics
Gazing down a thousand perfect rows of perfect little houses.
The were all painted the same color.
They were all the same size.
Past house after house.
Perfect little famlies in each.
All living perfect little lives.
Something was wrong.
Everything in this world was perfect.
Dreaming of chaos and uncertainty.
A labyrinth of stone.
He woke up in a silent scream.
The sun rose high into the sky.
No clouds visable.
Another perfect day.
Contemplating the utopia.
Knowing that he was the flaw.
He was the imperfection in this perfect world.
We will never have to feel sorrow or pain
Cause only good things it will bring
A paradise for all who are willing
To serve Jehovah our god
He promises that death will be no more
And that all the wicked ones will be gone
For this earth will be made over
Into a perfect place for life
It won't be a mindless place
Where you're controlled and not free
No nothing has to be the same
No rows of seeming endless matching houses
Everything is different, what ever you want it to be
You can live out under the stars
Cause no clouds will ruin the day
The air you can breathe, no population to destroy it
The sea is no longer green but a brilliant blue
The lion and the lamb sit in peace
Nether afraid, the animals will forever be tamed
Enough food for all, no more staving kids
No discrimination, of color or race
This is a utopia, a perfect place.
that's why I can't see it
I can't see the utopia
I know that it's out there
can see it
we may be blind-
I can feel it
I can feel the edges
soft, silky, smooth
wrapping around any good deed
not any good person
any good person has flaws
good people aren't in utopia
good people are human
good people are here
utopia is perfect
perfection is relative
Okay, sorry, I want to make a revision.
ooh utopia, i like it!
epiphany for a perfect world
to see the world in a drop of rain
or in the smallest grain of sand
to see a world without pain
to hold perfection by the hand
to see every blade of grass
cut down to perfect size
to make the perfect time pass
with a perfect sunrise
to see the perfect ocean
dance over the perfect sand
to have the perfect potion
to make it all so grand
utopia is a wonderful thing
perhaps too perfect for some
but know this, my friends
our time will come
i think i did better than last week
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