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TaphephobiaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hey I was looking through the contests on here and I didn't see any of the poetry contests I used to love <3 So here's to those good old poetry contests :) Any theme, any style!

First place: A comment on five different pieces

Second Place: A comment and rate on four different pieces.

Third place: A comment and rate on three different pieces

Participation ribbon! A comment on one piece of work for each person who participates!

Deadline is August 17! Good luck!

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Avenging_Angel replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

i dont mean to sound dumb or anything but do I post my whole poem or just the link?(I've never really done this before)

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TaphephobiaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

People tend to do both, so either way works for me :)  

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megsloveslions replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

You can get to mine by clicking my name and clicking on the title of it. It's called 'My Rain'

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An-eloquent-leafThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Yay, I've been waiting for someone to do a contest! :D Anyway, here's my poem, titled "Gray." Hope you like it! ^_^


Gray

In the gray city,
gray people with gray clothes and gray souls
shuffle along the gray streets to their gray houses,
where they’ll meet their gray families with gray arms;
the gray arrows shepherding everyone everywhere,
with no one else challenging their gray authority.
 
The gray diffuses, suffocating
the color. No one notices,
no one wants to notice, and 
everyone shuts their gray eyes,
shutting out everything
but the gray signs.
 
These gray people, not the symbols, enslaved
themselves through their gray, silent submission,
to a bondage of grayness and routine.
 
Hushed voices are the norm,
accepting everything they receive.
The gray is everything –
eternity, Heaven, and H.e.l.l;
water, air, and land;
flora, fauna, and people.
Even God grows gray.
 
Everyone loses shape and form,
blending gradually into a set of
smaller units to one large mass
as the gray life softens their edges.
 
But one day,
a single girl pauses amidst
the gray mess of signs,
the gray busy-ness,
her eyes a washed-out hue.
 
What exactly was she doing?
Going to learn about more
gray things other gray signs taught, but why?
Gray parents told her to, but
no one ever stopped themselves to explain.  

Other gray people mutter to themselves
when she hesitates, bumping into her side
as they continue along their gray paths.  

What lay beyond the gray world she knew?
Would gray adults punish her 
if she skipped out on her gray school for a gray day?
Would her gray face be missed 
if she stepped from her gray routine?
 
The girl turns around,
a salmon facing the
opposing current
of a harsh river, 
and for a moment,
her eyes glint blue.

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Avenging_Angel replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Oh okay.Well heres mine its called Hopeless TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/479306/Hopeless/

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Ethy.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Sparks

Burning

Bursting

Flashing

Furious

Light up the night sky

Firework show at midnight

A deathly version

Of the fourth of July

Bombs

Falling

Falling

Crashing down

A roman candle

In sparks we war

And fire we drown

Stars

Moving

Darting

Disappearing

Reach the target

Almost miss

This war

A plague aurora

A fiery borealis.

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Avenging_Angel replied...
Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Oh, well mines called 'Hopeless'. Which you can find by clicking my name.  

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hedwigy13 replied...
Jul. 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

My poem's called What Have We Done? I guess everyone's saying this, but just click my name. 

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CountryPopGirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I have never really participated in one of these before, but I'd like to enter my poem titled USA - Veterns. Just click my name and it should be on the first page

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CountryPopGirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I have never really participated in one of these before, but I'd like to enter my poem titled USA - Veterns. Just click my name and it should be on the first page

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Super_Mario_Prose replied...
Jul. 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Hmm not much of a poet but I think I have one in my collection. It's on my page, entitled "Shouldn't it Go On...?"

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Jul. 22, 2012 at 4:22 am

Plump pink lips, forest green eyes....

A sweet smile though it's only a disguise....

Hiding behind a thousands lies....

Someone thats not afraid to cry...

Holding a gun between the eyes...

A toothy grin seen again and again...

This may be the end....

Once soft hands now stained with sin....

Someone who is feared by men...

Women tremble at the presence....

The lilac smell oh so pleasant...

Though the scence is grotesque....

They left behind such a mess...

They...

Why say "They" when its "She"?

She left happily...

Blood stained clothes....

A sweet smile innocent eyes...

Though its only a disguise....

Sleep now with a Psycho Lullaby....

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StarlitSunriseThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

Oh yay! I've never entered a contest before, but this one should be fun to try out. :) You may get to my poem by clicking on the link for "Can You See the Stars?" on my page or you may just view it below.

 

 

Can You See the Stars?

 

Can you see the stars from there?
Do they meet your eager stare
From behind that rough stone wall
Does their light reach you at all?

Can you see the stars from there?
Or have you even ever cared
To open up your eyes and hope
Are you still living life to cope?

Can you see the stars from there?
Or do the stones dull their bright glare
Can you see the world I know
Or does your darkness only grow?

Can you see the stars from there?
Is that sight something we share
Are we the same in just one way
Or does it matter what I say?

I want to see the stars from there
More than that I want to care
I want to know you see them too
Of course maybe I just want you

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Eirias replied...
Jul. 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Hmmm . . . I will do "Abominations."

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towritelove37 replied...
Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

Roses To Weeds I turn toward the dark
And see those who have left
Backstabbing "friends"
Comitting emotional theft

They remind me of roses
Red and ripe
Always delightful
A beautiful sight

But don't be fooled
They're full of lies
They're like you and me
Because everything dies

Roses are great
As long as you need
Turn away for a second
And you're left with a weed...

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Hijabi4Life replied...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Yay first contest :) My poem is called A Wounded Soul. You can find it by clicking my name.

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 3, 2012 at 8:52 am

I hate poetry!!!!!!!! But I once wrote one called "Untitled". Justcheck it out, will ya?

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ccascq replied...
Aug. 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

Mine is called "snowflakes" click on my name and press snowflakes

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Super_Mario_Prose replied...
Aug. 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Oops I deleted mine...

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