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July 28th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Poetry Contest #7
Once again the Poetry contest submission thread is now open. The theme has to do with TRANSITION, ( and in which context is up to you )and submissions will be accepted between July 28th - August 14th 2008.

Fairy Disturbed
July 28th, 2008, 10:21 PM

If my eyes
Could see inside
My mind's
Chaotic dreams
My heart
Would erupt
With laughter
Masking horrid screams

My tears will
Try to drown
My fears
And wash away this pain
That holds me hostage
Tied and bound
From breathing once again

So I'll keep my eyes
Wide open now
And put my dreams aside
Till my heart
Begins to beat again
From the blanket
Of your smile

July 29th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Descends upon my day just like a curse,
Each second passing slow from bad to worse,
As I stare upon my coffin in the hearse.

As the possession starts its crawl along the track,
With my rotting body inside a wooden refuse sack,
And my loved ones weeping gently dressed in black.

This pain of loved ones so bereft,
As I do cartwheels with a skill that’s rather deft,
To try to show them that I haven’t really left.

The light,
Softly calling to me from afar,
Like the muted headlights of a car,
Drawing me away from where you are.

Of life,
I have nothing truly wondrous to say,
For I have lost many who have sadly passed away,
Who are cart wheeling here with me today.

July 29th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Something There Upon My Windowsill

I lay my head upon the windowsill
I hear a voice
I wonder if to me
It is talking
It quickly seems nearer
I listen, I cry…
My heart is falling deeper within
The voice is mine
Reminding me of my past emotions

I feel something in me disappear
And float away
With no regrets of the leaving
I get up and walk away

As my feet feel heavy
I turn and see
Still faintly there, motionless on the sill
I feel the emptiness EXPLODE…
The figure won’t move
I feel a cold chill
From the death that just occurred
Upon my windowsill

July 29th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the submissions everyone :)

Zhr Morgana
July 29th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Here's mine...

"Candlelight Dreaming"

Oh if my annoyed friends could know
The nights I've spent dreaming in the glow
From the candle that sits close to my bed
Of the words that once my lover had said
and I'd lay in those words, soft and still
and I'd see those eyes, then suffer a chill
From the ice blue within them in the dark
Ceiling and shadows dancing about the stark
Plain walls and imagine his touch
Upon my face, this man I love so much.

It's the scenario I found in a dream
That for his eyes are meant to be seen
I would hop a train, follow the trail
and deposit my body by the gate with the mail
and I'd stare for hours through the bars
Wonder which of the expensive cars
Was his, but which was hers?
The idea of which hangs like a curse
That he didn't love me, it was a lie
and maybe I shouldn't even dare to try
To see my love, it could be too late
So I asked the sun, decide my fate.

Look now in the windows! Who does appear
But the only man of which I've nothing to fear.
I could see the smile fly upon my face
and pounding hard my heart, inside the place
Empty for so long, filled by the ghost
Who replaced him, tenacious and grateful host
Who preyed upon my brain to never let go
and brought me down to him, soon I'd show
The love I had saved so long in my eyes
and shout out the inevitable, "Surprise!"

But then he comes out and opens the gate
and asks of my arms why they're so late
It took three years until they'd arrived
and while he was waiting had barely survived
So we held and we danced all night long
Our love renewed, good and strong
But then I'd awaken, and cry to know
It was only a dream within the candle glow.

July 30th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Thanks Zhr for your submission.

August 1st, 2008, 11:40 PM
Kiss the Day

Take your life, turn it 'round
there is laughter to be found
cross the bridge and burn it down
fly out the days, never drown

kiss the day and smear it well
with lipstick of a mermaid shell
wonder what your kids will tell
wonder if you'll go to hell...

Take the time and use it right
you have only one goodnight
stand up for what you think right
embrace the darkness to seize the light

Listen to me, but don't agree
you are only you, never me
what do you wish to see
bite the bullet, accomplish feat!!


trancendence from child to adult...

August 2nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
Thanks for the entry CR

August 2nd, 2008, 04:36 AM
The Waiting (Practicing Goodbye)

There’s nothing,

No one,
No place,
that can change the way
this ends.
No matter what I do
or say
you will still leave us here
wondering what happened.

How could life change
so fast-
And I’m already missing you.

I don’t know.
How do I tell you?…
Where are the words,
the actions
to show how angry, how sad,
how empty
life will be?

There’s no way;
not enough words.
This world is cruel.

The ones who love you
are dying inside with you.
And everyone else, well
they can go to hell
’cause we’re already there.

And there’s not enough time.
There’s never enough
of anything
these days
but tears.

How long can I scream?

August 2nd, 2008, 04:38 AM

August 2nd, 2008, 02:53 PM
here is my entry

August 6th, 2008, 12:03 PM

Shawn Blackwolf
August 6th, 2008, 02:40 PM
Water And Stone , Flesh And Bone ,
Ashes To Ashes And Dust To Dust ,
Wind And Flame , Soul To Name ,
As The Wheel Turns The Iron To Rust ,
And All That I Am I Become More ,
Unfolding Now And Releasing Before ,
A Breath And A Sigh , The Power To Die ,
Life To Life , And Form To Form ,
The Will To Live , And So To Give ,
Myself To Myself , Yet Unborn...:uhhuhuh:

August 7th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Thanks Shawn for your entry.

August 11th, 2008, 09:56 AM
I'm still getting used to this new perception
The foreign face I see staring back at me
When I gaze upon my own reflection
Cast upon the mirror of my memories
Nothing seems to me what it used to be
So I put away these ragged recollections

I stand inside the circle of eternity
I've always been within it's presence
Like the seed that brings forth a mighty tree
I must grow into a greater awareness
To unite myself with the single mind
That molded me out of it's essence

August 11th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Three days till voting starts :thumbsup:

August 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM
2 days left :D

August 13th, 2008, 09:56 PM
An Open Book- To My Soulmate

I spent so many years alone, just sitting in my room
And only in my dreams was there some way out of this gloom.
Each day, I raged and yelled and cried, my torment plain to see,
but only in my dreams was there some salvation for me.
From young, I filled my room with posters, dreaming of the day,
that someone strong and kind and good would come take me away.
I'd sit there on my floor and see it all play in my mind,
but in my soul I felt there'd soon be nothing left to find.
As year on year my past crept in and added to my sorrow,
so many times, so many days, I wanted no tomorrow.
Each day another demon came and added to the pile,
until I could no longer see an end to all my trials.
They came and went, these several men, but none could see me through,
and once again I was left to dwell on bitterness anew.
My soul is deep, it has such depth that all things leave their scars,
and often it can really feel like looking out through prison bars
upon a world I can't exist in, cannot understand,
with no-one tolerant enough to walk with me, and take my hand
and see me through the darker times, without losing their patience,
for why would someone love my sorrow, that really makes no sense.
For each mistake, each step made wrong, I cannot help but punish,
the worthless woman that I see, who only ever had the wish
to never have to grow past child, who fears being an adult.

She does not want to be saved, she wants a life companion,
to see her through the light and dark, someone who won't abandon.
The guilt runs deep for what occured, he caught her at a time,
when feelings had begun to grow, he caught her in her prime,
thus she did not cry out for help, until some months after,
and no-one noticed in her soul the absence now of laughter.
In her confusion, she did think, his interest made her special,
and in her puberty she had developed feelings sexual
thus now you see the reason that she holds on to her guilt,
because at just 11, she did set her whole world atilt,
by seeking out that which had pleased, that had made her feel loved,
there was no shortage of young men who came to make her loved.
And then as sudden as it came, she slammed the doors tight shut,
and spent the rest of life in shame, for being an 11 yr old slut.
She wrote it on her bedroom walls, on books and in her mind,
'you are a slut and nothing more and deserve nothing kind'.
She tried to starve it all away, to become more as a child,
so no-one else would touch her, so no-one else would find.
She spoke to no-one of this guilt, the reason it was there,
for shame filled every pore and she simply didn't dare
the chance that others would think her the same,
and ask her why she let it happen, and say she was to blame.
So now you see why I do hate myself for being at all sexual,
it gives my mind more reason still to shout and call
that I was never innocent, just a childhood whore,
filthy, impure, tainted, and rotten to the core.

And now there is that someone there, but will that someone stay?
He seems so kind and gentle that she cannot find the words to say
how much it means he broke on through the distance she had made,
reminding her that love can thrive, even amidst the ache and pain,
teaching her how to reach past fear and show her love again.
Each time he holds me in his arms, I feel like I am one
it feels so right, so warm and safe, to me he is the sun.
But will this be the one that lasts, or will he one day tire?
Will he stay or will my issues extinguish that fire?
I look into his eyes and see a love not seen before,
that sometimes makes me scared, yet also warms me to the core.
I pray that I can equal it in all I say and do
and never give him cause to hurt, not let those demons through.
For sometimes I can try and test, to see if they will stay,
not cruel intent, just fear that time and trial may
take their love away, and leave me once more cold,
with no-one standing by my side, no-one to love and hold.

August 14th, 2008, 12:28 PM
Ok today is the deadline I will be back later tonight to do the poll Thank you for all joining in :D

August 15th, 2008, 04:24 PM
This thread is now closed for submissions :D