Poetry competition CLOSED 12th June 2018 6:59pm
WINNER
Gahddess_Worship
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RUNNERS-UP: cloventongue89 and Blackwolf

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Jade-Pandora
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FromTheAsh
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Jade-Pandora said:

Ahh, Jade, you joined us! Thank you for bringing your flavor to the table!

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wallyroo92
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Beasts in Disguise

His timorous victims were always of the innocent kind,
Awestruck and enervated by his mawkish behavior,
He’d play coy, but then again that was his usual ploy,
Tricking them into thinking he would be their savior.
But monsters aren’t grotesque or horrid like that,
They’re bombastic and pretentious beasts in disguise,
Risible creatures that stir amusement and diversion,
Then devour the unfortunate before the world’s eyes.
It’s somewhat difficult to descry them at first,
With their portmanteaus and lavish expensive suits,
Leading insouciant lives striving to rule the world,
Proud of their heritage and murderous roots.

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summultima
uma
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forever pantomimes a perennial melancholy,  silhouetted blackbird of the rustic fence & red suns

 


#convoluted geometries

tempestuous matrices
in enervating tangential faceoffs

their bombastic munitions
in poetically grilled curvatures
beam coppery mawkish
with trapped metal moth
intersections
crossed unto clotted alloys

glassine monasteries in hymns
calmly smelt an insouciant peace
from the splashed lurid reds
of the timorous minds
in descried opacities

‘thusly cometh a full circle’

its orbiting cometic warriors
of unshakeable realizations
confront the highly risible
perpendicular armies
in unbending tyrannies


#poetic culminations

sawdust skins dancing
from brittle breakdowns
drawn beyond boundaries
still some stuck over the beneath
stretch of frozen remoteness

fettered in an unease
of a volcanic silence

a racing dying sepia heart
in a peculiarly blending
‘pull n push’ portmanteau
heaves unbearably
in stonewalled grindings
and dreamless streaming….
from deathly stinging
countless nights

an unputdownable
conflagration
of scalding emptiness
over vaguely stretched, an
undemanding darkness

bound in fallible filmy fragilities
thinning furthermore
towards hungrily fimbriating
rhapsodies, a lively
brokenness
   never
in departure from the slightest
hit & turns of hope in the lights


sapless noonish flesh, deserted
to duneless tunes, the dryly
wayward monsoonal blows
slowly wholly inching in
for a drenching reversal of an
expression, in mystified verses






Written by summultima (uma)
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FromTheAsh
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Wow! Everyone stepped up and did a fabulous job! This was such a great turnout that I had to recruit help with judging. By unanimous decision this is what we agreed upon:

summultima, you showed up at the final hour with an entry that blew us completely away. There is such rich and powerful imagery in your write and it flowed flawlessly from beginning to end. You took the challenge and ran with it. Congratulations on a well-deserved trophy win!

Gahddess_Worship, your poem had an old world feel to it that was so filled with love and devotion that it made me sigh. I kept going back and reading it again…and again… For this reason, I’m awarding you a runner-up position.

cloventongue89, your poem reached in and took me by the throat and held me captive from beginning to end. It was a beautifully written piece filled with introspective emotion that it was impossible not to feel a connection. Incredible write! For this reason, I’m awarding you a runner-up position.

Honorable mentions go to Blackwolf for his humorous and well written entry, The Gentlemanly Mason's Warning; and to John_Galt for his amazing poem, The Tower. Well done!

Thank you everyone for showing up and taking part in this sequel competition. You all took those words and made them your own and each piece was unique and distinct. I'm very pleased with the results! Until next time...

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FromTheAsh
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Waiting for a mod to help me award the trophy here, I'm experiencing a glitch. Grrr

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Gahddess_Worship
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Thank you so much, FromTheAsh, for a wonderful competition. This challenge kept my mind occupied with thrilling thoughts and gave me the opportunity to explore different poetry styles. A stimulating comp indeed. Congratulations
Summultima and all of the other talented artist who participated.

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FromTheAsh
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Apparently summultima's entry was just past the closing time and so it wasn't allowed to qualify. I'm told that I must choose from those entries that were in time. So in view of that, Gahddess_Worship, the trophy goes to you. This brings Cloventongue89 and Blackwolf into the runner-up slots. I'm sorry for the delay and the confusion everyone!

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Gahddess_Worship
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Hmmmmmm! I think I'll continue to consider Summultima the winner.  I do appreciate the gesture. It was an intellectually stimulating experience. Thank you again for a challenging comp. Keep 'em coming 😀

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FromTheAsh
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Gahddess_Worship said:Hmmmmmm! I think I'll continue to consider Summultima the winner.  I do appreciate the gesture. It was an intellectually stimulating experience. Thank you again for a challenging comp. Keep 'me coming 😀

I'm gonna give y'all a break for a bit before I drop something new on ya. Thank you so much for being such a great sport! Until next time...

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Gahddess_Worship
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I appreciate the time you've taken to host these competitions.

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summultima
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Dear FromTheAsh, thank you for an excellent comp.with many wonderful entries..n but am only terribly sorry fr spoiling it this time n the last time by putting you in difficult spots fr one reason or the other..many thanks fr the mention n all the efforts you take fr the comp. hopefully this mess of me wud comply with all the guidelines next tym if i make it...Congratz to you Ash fr hosting, Gahddess_Worship, runners up n all here fr excellent entries! love ev xx:)

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FromTheAsh
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summultima said:Dear FromTheAsh, thank you for an excellent comp.with many wonderful entries..n but am only terribly sorry fr spoiling it this time n the last time by putting you in difficult spots fr one reason or the other..many thanks fr the mention n all the efforts you take fr the comp. hopefully this mess of me wud comply with all the guidelines next tym if i make it...Congratz to you Ash fr hosting, Gahddess_Worship, runners up n all here fr excellent entries! love ev xx:)

It's been an absolute delight reading your entries and those of others. I do hope future comps I host will be graced with as fabulous entries! No apologies necessary. Life happens. Next time we'll try again! Thank you for being such a gracious sport.

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cloventongue89
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Honored to be a runner up Gahdess Worship certainly deserved the win! Thanks for the feedback FromTheAsh

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Blackwolf
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I am sorry Summultima did not qualify , as per rules , yet her poem

more than qualified as excellently penned and submitted !

Gahdess Worship , congratulations , and Cloventongue , congratulations

as well and I am glad to see you happy in your new avatar...;)

Ash / Willow , of course you did your absolute best...that is your nature !

Thank you for hosting the competition , and just remember , the

great chaos gods , Snafu , Fubar , and Murphy , always seem to show up

uninvited , crashing any party...lol !

Nature of things !

Best to all who participated !

Muse Nation !

See you all next time ( if not on the boards elsewhere ! )

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