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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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CommanderC
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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.

adrecka_33
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Right now i would like any topic as long as week find out soon, and thank u very much lytnin.

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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!

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Added note: Remember, each contest lasts a week, so the cutoff date is Saturday for poems.

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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...?

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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.....

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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.

Eternal

it may be perfect here
to sit under this tree
upon this hill
with
its
wat-
er
gent-
ly
fall-
ing
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

rafael_marc22
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Utopia what is that?

Gantic
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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.

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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.
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Oh noes! I can't miss a chance to write about utopia! It's one of my favorite topics

Flaws
by UT

He stood.
Gazing down a thousand perfect rows of perfect little houses.
The were all painted the same color.
They were all the same size.

He walked.
Past house after house.
Perfect little famlies in each.
All living perfect little lives.

He sat.
Something was wrong.
Everything in this world was perfect.
Except him.

He slept.
Dreaming of chaos and uncertainty.
A labyrinth of stone.
He woke up in a silent scream.

He waited.
The sun rose high into the sky.
No clouds visable.
Another perfect day.

He thought.
Contemplating the utopia.
Knowing that he was the flaw.
He was the imperfection in this perfect world.

He died.

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A Revelation

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.

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Utopia
Mentorso123

Perfection
timeless
non-existent
that's why I can't see it
I can't see the utopia
I know that it's out there
somewhere
somehow
but I
nor you
can see it

we may be blind-
through loss
and anger
and sadness
-to utopia

but
I can feel it
I can feel the edges
soft, silky, smooth
warm
wrapping around any good deed
not any good person

any good person has flaws

utopia doesn't

good people aren't in utopia
good people are human
good people are here
with me
and you

utopia is perfect

perfection is relative

utopia
isn't
good

mentorso123
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Okay, sorry, I want to make a revision.

utopia

isn't

good

lytnin
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ooh utopia, i like it!
here goes..

epiphany for a perfect world
by lytnin

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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