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Submit your poems!! Any genre!
1st place: A comment and rate on three of your articles!
2st place: A comment and rate on two of your articles.
3rd place: A comment and rate on one of your articles.
runner up: Either a comment or rate!
oops '2nd' place! :)
This contest ends whenever I decide there is enough entries. XD
DARE TO CARE
You know how much I miss you right now
I watch you laughing and talking with your crowd
I never belonged to that group
Seems that I'm always left out of the loop
You catch my eye
You can see me sigh
But you won't Dare To Care
I'm just a normal girl who dares
Dares herself not to notice you
Some dares are impossible to do
You say you'll take any dare
And yet you won't Dare To Care
Your friends all dare you to care about another girl
She doesn't know how lucky she is to be in your world
She's lucky enough for you and her to be a pair
Just because you Dare To Care
The Color Blue
The color blue is some eyes,
but never means lies.
A fairy tale is like a myth,
but isn't ever true.
Which can make people blue.
The oceans waves,
full of grace,
almost match the sky.
The color blue can help people get by.
Out of sadness, rises the beautiful ugly color,
It will never be a bother.
Yet a another push on a swing,
An only alibi,
That helps them, learn to fly.
Push away the color of grief and sorrow,
Be the first to start a new tomorrow,
A guide for others to follow.
The last wish in the well,
Helping others out of their own personal hell.
That you are the color of blue.
The Darkest Moment
The darkness swallows me,
as my feet leave the edge of time.
The casted shallow light of the enternal moon,
cradled by the nearly immortal stars.
Over my descending body.
The shadow of death is upon me,
I feel like I'm falling from the sky.
Waving my last goodbye.
The end is close.
I miss those cheerful days,
Where there was nothing but the sun's rays.
I watch them disappear.
The time is now, the place wasn't there.
The building fading behind me is here.
The rain washed ground approaches,
Again the impact of my decision,
Floats through my mind.
Scars me. Scares me.
It will kill me.
Emotions run wild,
Telling me I am a stupid child.
I only hurt those close to me by hurting myself,
That never helps.
The ground touches my unmoving body,
I no longer have sight or sound.
My life has come unbound.
Never again to be found.
I'll post my poem on here when it lets me. This is frustrating my computer isn't letting me put it on here.
Beauty is Pain
It hits the paper,
with mighty force.
The paper is wounded,
but the worse is yet to come.
The pressure stays,
Moving about on the cleaness,
There is black garbage littered about,
The sheet is no longer pearly white.
a lonely tip of a pen.
Only wishing to write a masterpiece.
The story reigns supreme,
And the paper will never know.
That it endured some pain,
to become more beauiful.
Never Stop Believing
Her energy was drained,
The others only feigned.
She was trying,
They were denying.
The clock was still running,
And so was she,
But the others, they were history.
Skinny as can be,
Not caring about the grade, no positivety.
She weighs twice as them,
Counting down the time,
Til she hears the chime.
Finally stopping, shouting 'hooray!'
She got an A,
For that day.
The others got an F,
They feel deceived.
How could a fat girl get an A, they say,
It was because she beileved.
I take my first breath of life
and look around
There are birds singing and I
I decide they're friendly
A man is walking with me and
I know my bones are from him
I ponder that he might just be my husband
So I interlock my fingers with his
My hands are cupped around a beautiful
My thirst comes out of nowhere
I know I'm supposed to
I hear a voice call out to me
From the farthest corners of the earth
My heart whispers to me
and I know I have abond with Him
I know He's my Father
He gently leads me and my husband
Through our garden
I wonder off to let my fingers
Curl around a diasy
My nose fills with its scent
I am alone in the garden
I glance about and listen
To the beautiful sounds
Animals pass me and
I remember each name
Father gave us only one rule
No trouble, I told him
There's plenty to eat in the lovely garden
He has created for us
That one fruit doesn't captivate me
I feel the snake slither up my arm
Before his words breach my ears
"Are you sure you can't eat it?"
I nod and begin to leave
"Don't you want to be smart like your Father?
You would have the whole world
In your head. Boundless knowledge."
I stop in my tracks and he repeats
"He's holding you back
doesn't want anyone to be stronger than Him."
He hissed and smiled sickly sweet
"You're a smart girl
Dont you want that kind of power?"
I ponder the thought and begin to dream
I try to dismiss the thought but it keeps coming
The snake guides my hand to the fruit
And to my horror, I don't want to stop him
I pluck the fruit and reconsider
I don't let myself think any longer
And sink my teeth in
It's the sweetest taste
The most bitter
But against my will, I love it
I give some to my husband
And he savors his first bite
We look down and cry out as
We see our nakedness
Only a tree hides us from
Our Father as He looks for us
The snake slithers down and smirks
As sin consumes us
They glisten, they glow,
They put on a show.
Snowflakes are cold,
With a touch of white gold.
They make a superb sight
Of wintry white.
To capture a Snowflake
patience it will take
Men try again and again
until finally they WIN.
Thanks everyone for submitting your excellent poems! The winners will be announced before September but I still need a few more entries.
If at least four more people submit their poems I can judge and then determine the winners.
I'll submit "Abominations."
I'd like to enter my poem called "We Are Like the Leaves," which is on the first page of my profile. Thanks, and please enjoy!
Once I took a walk
In a lonely, desolate spot
On an untried beach
With more cliff than sand
Where the air smelled of salt
Jut like the land
It wasn’t a beach
With happy bird sounds
More of a rugged, cold type of ground
But walk on my lonely way I did
Not seeing the treacherous stone
Where I slid
Jostled and bruised by the jagged rocks
Landing in only a little shock
To find that I was not alone
Surrounded by rows and rows of creatures
With all different colors
But similar features
Thousands and thousands
In purple, orange and brown
And now I was glad I had fallen down
To this undiscovered little cove
Covered sea stars by the drove
And I wondered
If this is where shooting stars land
When they fall?
Alright everybody! I think there are enough submissions in to decide the winners! Yay!!!! I'll be posting the winners soon! :)
THE RESULTS ARE IN,
WILL YOUR ENTRY WIN?
runner up: We are like the Leaves!
3rd place: The Snake!
2nd place: Abominations!
1st place: The Darkest Moment!
Thank you everyone for participating! If you have any questions regarding why I picked those entries to win, I'll be happy to explain.
Oh yay :) Thank you so much! I would love hearing critiques/why you picked my piece for 3rd place :)
Good job everyone, and thank you! When you get the chance, I'd like a review for my piece "We Are Like the Leaves," please :)