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POETRY CHALLENGE ENTRIES

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Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
September 3rd, 2008 at 10:08am
The winners!
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Alright, since Lovesick Melody is unwell [I hope she's okay soon], I shall be taking over the contest for a while.

For this week's prompt, I give you a picture;
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Go wild, guys!


Rules:
- You can't share your poems with anyone before the results are announced.
- You can only enter one poem per contest and poems must be made specifically for the contest.
- Anything you like can be interpreted from this, just as long as you can link it back in some way to the prompt.
- PM your Poem to me (Jackie Flores) by Monday, September 8, 2008.
XmychildishromanceX
Killjoy
XmychildishromanceX
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 13
September 4th, 2008 at 02:07am
okay, i new at this, so here goes my poem:


Time comes to celebrate.
A time to laugh and share happy memories.
We hug and kiss, send roses and smiles.
We tell eachother 'I love you'.

I want you to promise me
That no matter what happens
You will be by my side.
To have a shoulder to cry on when I'm sad.
To have a lap to sit on when I need rest.
I want you to be there for me.

And no matter what troubles we go through,
Remember that I love you,
And that hopes are high
And you are mine.
Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
September 7th, 2008 at 01:24pm
And here are the entries, only three this week.

Number One
We Dont Need The City`s Lights

The cobbled stones felt harsh and cruel,
just like the raping cold winds of Winter.


The bouquet of wild roses and delicate petals
wilted and twirled as I gazed over them at you,
can you not see how they mock me,
they take delight in seeing us fall out of what we were.


My backless dress clings to shivering skin,
I want your warm lips on me.


I glance up at you once more,
my mouth refusing to part and let my words dance
and pass through the wind like dust
and your heartbreaking eyes catch mine

your lips curve upward, ever so slightly,
I force my rising smile downward

I see your shoulders start to shake

and i`m laughing too.

"We`re so crazy" you whisper, breath tingling my ear
as you wrap your jacket around me
and I cling to the warmth and smell of you.

I capture your kiss with mine
and I press my words against yours

"Lets spend one more night in Paris"





Number Two
Romance

We dance the day away in the middle of the street,
The world around us melts, and you are all I see,
These roses in my hands smell like a Summer day,
And the feeling of your touch never goes away.

Romance, oh romance,
The one thing I never thought I'd get.
Romance, oh romance,
It's the one thing I'll never forget.

Our shadows dancing, they're the only thing that's around,
We move in perfect unison, our bodies closely bound,
The sun is pouring from space, through the atmosphere,
But darkness could surround me, as long as you are here.

Romance, oh romance,
The tenderness of the emotion.
Romance, oh romance,
As the world moves in slow motion.

Romance, oh romance,
I taste the romance again.
Romance, oh romance.
I never want this to end.




Number Three
Red Roses

I feel your breath on my skin
As we dance as one
But I know what u feel deep inside
the game has just begun

The evening grows near
But the dance... it still goes on
I look upat your face now
And the smiles suddenly gone

Instead its replaced by
Eyes glowing red
I look into those eyes of your's
You surely must be dead

Instantly
My body cannot move
Darkness surrounds me
Its embrace silky smooth

Next to me you you place the rose
From our liquid dance
Then dear vampire...
U left without a glance

Rules.

- PM your vote to me by Wednesday 10th of September.
- Do not vote more than once.
- Do not tell anyone who you have voted for until after the competition or urge others to vote for a certain poem.
- Don't vote for yourself.
- Make sure you specify the poem you are voting for in your vote PM's.
DemolitionLover363
Killjoy
DemolitionLover363
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Posts: 33
September 19th, 2008 at 04:32pm
City Lights

The south wind blows
A cold chill down my back
Caught in the throws
Of a blinding attack
The birds are all calling
They've come all this way
To hills rolling, planes sprawling
But I long for the day
I will live life downtown
See the people and the lights
I will walk all around
And take in the sights
But I know I must wait
My day hasn't come yet
I will not chase my fate
But I really can't forget
That I had a dream once
Of living the dream
I have to keep working
And then I'll be free.
Lovesick Melody.
Bulletproof Heart
Lovesick Melody.
Age: 79
Gender: Female
Posts: 25760
September 23rd, 2008 at 01:14am

Winners for this week!

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Congrats! New prompt will be up asap.
Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
September 23rd, 2008 at 07:22am
Here's the new prompt;

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Rules:
- You can't share your poems with anyone before the results are announced.
- You can only enter one poem per contest and poems must be made specifically for the contest.
- Anything you like can be interpreted from this, just as long as you can link it back in some way to the prompt.
- PM your Poem to me (Jackie Flores) by Friday, September 26, 2008.

Aik hazaar (a thousand) thanks to Lovesick Melody for the banners. (:
Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
September 27th, 2008 at 08:18am
Three entries this week;

Number One
Realization


Look at you looking at me.

Look, look, let me grab your smile,
hold it close, near the heart,
cant you see what i`m telling you?

Open your eyes

[ just a bit wider ]

Hey beautiful,
how are you?.


Dont turn away, stop, stop,
peek up beneath your lashes,
yes, thats really you.

Do you see the confidence rising,
the crest of your happiness peaking?
can you feel the dawning of realization?.


Uniquely versatile with your lips,
dangerous with your words,
cheeks curve upward in effortless grace.


Small smile rising like the sun,
such brightness in your glow.

Hello reflection,
you are beautiful.





Number Two
I am not pretty

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
Here I am just kneeling
Staring at the ceiling
Praying to God for some healing
Here I am just kneeling

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
Here I am just sitting
With an image that is splitting
My flaws I am admitting
Here I am just sitting

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
Here I am just standing
With a visage so demanding
My looks like such a branding
Here I am just standing

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
Here I am just waking
In my soul there is an aching
Now my confidence is breaking
Here I am just waking

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
Here I am just seeing
From the truth I am not fleeing
And what I find is freeing
Finally I am seeing

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
I am just saying it aloud
Rising from beneath a shroud
I will not be cowed
I am just saying it aloud

I am not pretty
I am not pretty
I am beautiful.

Number Three
The sounds of concrete colliding with the heel of her stiletto
They filled the violently still air.
The already set in place quiet intoxicated the environment
The few people around and about made not a peep

She was left alone, trying to come up with solutions in her thoughts
Though options to solving the hydra-headed solution were decimated and decayed
Something had to be there
She was not one to give up hope.
The concrete jungle around her told her no.
Yet her impossibly unstoppable and almost naïve senses got the best of her

Clunk Clunk Clunk
Her black leather books echoed off the stone
Her long black trench opened slightly
With the breeze that originated as she rounded the corner
The fabric being carried away revealed some of her moon pale skin to the cold
A shiver rippled down her spine
Almost home
And warmth if they haven’t cut the heating and electric yet


Your are beautiful
The words pounced upon her as if she was chasing them in the first place
A glass of cold water to the face
She smirked
Her red lips quickly moving to one side of her face


Rules.

- PM your vote to me by Sunday, 28th of September.
- Do not vote more than once.
- Do not tell anyone who you have voted for until after the competition or urge others to vote for a certain poem.
- Don't vote for yourself.
- Make sure you specify the poem you are voting for in your vote PM's.
Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
September 30th, 2008 at 10:23am
By unanimous vote, here's the winner:

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Here's the new prompt:
That's all they did,
That's all they said,
But instead of helping us find,
They left a thousand questions behind


It's a verse, interpret what you can from it, or use it in your poem...whatever (:

Rules:
- You can't share your poems with anyone before the results are announced.
- You can only enter one poem per contest and poems must be made specifically for the contest.
- Anything you like can be interpreted from this, just as long as you can link it back in some way to the prompt.
- PM your Poem to me (Jackie Flores) by Friday, October 3, 2008.
Pansy Wayero
Jazz Hands
Pansy Wayero
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 372
November 18th, 2008 at 07:58am
just removing a poem i posted on this thread.
Worldflyer
Killjoy
Worldflyer
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Posts: 2
November 19th, 2008 at 12:07pm
Through the darkness is death and pain have you witnessed them…yet?
As I watch him die in my arms, suddenly I look up to the barren sky, suddenly I hear a whimper from my friend, I look down at his body, he pulls me to the ground as if I were his slave, then spirals a chant like message, “As I die please hold my hand and tell my wife the truth, don’t tell her the lie.

Through the darkness is death and pain have you witnessed them…yet?

“Tell her I died in poor conditions with a rat by my feet and with gun shots lighting the sky like fireworks,

Tell her that my undying love for her will never fade because with my death doesn’t bring guilt on her behalf, I chose my death bed”.

Through the darkness is death and pain have you witnessed them…yet?

The thing he says before his sudden, He pants, “You, my young lad, remember everyday you live the closer you are to your family, DON’T GIVE UP”, he screams!

He’s eyes slip behind his head and I lay my head on his wound, letting his body absorb my tears.

Through the darkness is death and pain have you witnessed them…yet?

By Lucie Allee
Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
December 8th, 2008 at 07:53am
Please do not post your poems here...
I'm sorry for being so late. People, the poetry challenge is back in buisness. Wink


Entry 1.
The 'L' Word

You nestled your lips in mine,
warmth traveling like delicate winds
across the expansion of my skin.

You havent said it,
although its been months.

You know it

[ I can see it in your eyes ]

but why cant you just say it?.


The night crawled through the world,
one corner at a time,
I was left standing in the street,
confusion turning down the corners
of my would-be smile.

Where are you now?

Are you thinking of me?

Do you even want to be with me?

You held me so tight beneath
the streetlamps harsh gaze,
your hands caressed upward and I fell into you.

I heard your breath hitch in your throat
and your lips graze my ear

[ and then all the world stopped ]

and I looked up expectantly at you.

Do you love me too?

Entry 2.
The inexperienced counsellors

My life has been messed up for so many years
My past tainted with so many tears,
So to try to release myself from my pain
I started seeing counsellors again.

They were supposed to help me fix my mind
help me leave the past behind,
They forced me to open my old scars,
not realising how my life would fall apart.

They decided to help fix my relationship with my mom,
help make all the hatred between us be gone,
But instead of answering the questions that were running through my head,
they just talked in riddles instead.

They said we were broken, inrepairable, deranged
And branded me as mentally insane
They called my mom an angel, a star
And said I’m pushing my mother too far.

And that's all they did,
That's all they said,
But instead of finding the answers they were helping us find,
They left a thousand questions behind

Entry. 3
A tangible metaphor
Delivered by confusion
Raised by lack of sense.

“Hello darling, give me something tonight.
A price to pay, but with doubt in the way
We aren’t going home.”

Her teeth were digging into the flesh of her lip.
Uncertainty echoed in her expression
She replaced it for a single tattered fingernail
Slipped it in between the pearly whites
Nibbling it in frustration

“Smile honey
Happy looks good on you”

Was that truly more than a memory?
Distant thoughts,
Caressed in fog, contaminated with truth
Remember, don’t hold back……………

“Trust me for once.
You won’t regret this”


RULES:
- PM your vote to me by Wednesday 12th of December
- Do not vote more than once.
- Do not tell anyone who you have voted for until after the competition or urge others to vote for a certain poem.
- Don't vote for yourself.
- Make sure you specify the poem you are voting for in your vote PM's.
Tilly and the Wall
Bleeding on the Floor
Tilly and the Wall
Age: 27
Gender: -
Posts: 1850
December 12th, 2008 at 03:48pm
I haven't recieved one vote, therefore the voting is expanded till the 20th.

Please vote. ):
Pansy Wayero
Jazz Hands
Pansy Wayero
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 372
January 6th, 2009 at 03:55pm
i hope people start voting SOON because i want to see what the next prompt will be! grr sorry if this is classed as spam