Write one poem (any length/style) that includes these five words......
Embedded + mirror + kaleidoscope + lyric + vine
There MUST be creativity, effort, and a deep meaning behind every entry. Also, only A.M.A.Z.I.N.G haikus will be considered to win.
Subject: World Hunger
1st place: comments/ratings on 5 works
2nd place: comments/ratings on 4 works
3rd place: comments/ratings on 3 works
MAXIMUM OF 10 entries
Ha. Ha. As if I'd be able to write a haiku like that. I'll submit a poem later today, once I think of something super-deep. Which, obviously, takes several hours. :)
You stare up at me, shallow bodies and kaleidoscope eyes sadness embedded in your mothers' frail movements because you don't know that you could die lyrics twist around my head do something make a difference I watch your starving eyes absorb the barren dirt as if it holds beauty and run around, playing tag like nothing else matters I look in the mirror vines wind a tangled web of lies around me It's not your fault You're powerless You're Barely Scraping By I touch my high cheekbones, watch my dark almond eyes flicker I was a starving child in Africa who didn't get any of the sandwiches they refused to eat in a better world I am one of you, one of the many entrenched in desperation, reeking of poverty and sweat I ate mud in arid weather, hoping I would live another day
Okay, the formatting's messed up. Should I submit it on TI and put up a message here once it's uploaded, or...?
Sure :P. It it's not a hassle
To his pulse
For his life
An embedded love
For the things you take
A lyric so rare
A twisted vine
On which you ignore
On which he drowns
A kaleidoscope for the world
A blend a mix
A broken mirror
Is where he stands
You are the image shown
Alright let me explain:
To his pulse" - His life is hanging on by a strand
For his life" - Without a crumb, he dies
"An embedded love
For the things you take" - He has an everlasting love for food, which the rich just have
"A lyric so rare
Happiness unknown" - A song is never heard, he has not heard of happiness
"A twisted vine
On which you ignore
On which he drowns" - He is conected to the rest of humanity, because they are all people, he suffers from it, they strive in it
"A kaleidoscope for the world
A blend a mix" - People see the world as a happy place, blending together all sides
"A broken mirror
Is where he stands
You are the image shown" - You are the oppisite of him
"You" refers to all the rich people, they people who take food for granted. "He" refers to the people who get by on a crumb of bread a day.
The pain evident
So common within him
It is embedded within his face
Deep beneath each distorted expression
A rumble in his empty stomach
A note heard so often
He could make it a lyric
If he had the nourishment to do so
A shattered mirror
Glass beneath his bony feet
Where all who look on
See their own faces
Looking back at his
Guilt like a vine
Reaches for the passive
For those who have yet to see
The millions of people
Who know they are alone
To face the only enemy they know
The hollow emptiness
Where their features should be
You cannot fight an enemy from within
You cannot fight an enemy that is nothing
So we must make it something
And help them fight it off
Wow guys how will I ever pick a winner?????
We love to torture you with desisions Jade :) just kidding.
Haha no u really do :P
Was it okay that I put an explaination of the poem after it? I felt that it wouldn't make any sense without an explation.
it was very helpful :)
Okay, mine is in my profile, titled Desperation. I don't *think* mine needs an explanation....
I hope I'm not too late to post in this thread.
I lay here in this semi-circle,
Knowing I will soon be embedded in the earth.
My gaze splintered like a kaleidoscopes,
But I still see my pain mirrored in their eyes.
A gnawing monster,
Growing in my stomach.
I feel like a vine,
Tying them to life.
Every piece of food I have had,
I have given.
But it is still not enough,
For soon we will all be embedded in the cold earth.
The door opens,
A man walks in.
He hands more food.
Enough food to spare me.
My pain is too great,
To hear his words.
Blurred lyrics to a life-saving song.
I take the food,
And crawl away.
To my friends I give,
I know that it is enough,
And that there is no more for me.
I close my eyes,
Allow the darkness that I have held at bay some long come,
And waiting to be embedded in the cold earth.
Not too late....I'll get to this later
WOW ......i'm actually speechless. this was sooooo good i can't even describe, i loved it. Dragon is winning so far! need a few more entries..
Jade, or, anyone who read this, really, I need your help. I would like to post my entry for the contest to TeenInk, but I don't have a name for it. Any ideas?
How about "I Give My Life?"