Poetry competition CLOSED 24th September 2018 9:39pm
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David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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Theatre centric poetry

EdibleWords
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Poetry Contest

Post your poetry about theatre
I'm planning to pick the winners.
Many of you are into theatre, so let's see some in poetic form!

No prose,
no collaborations
1 entry per contestant.
One week
Old or new poem

takis1917
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Trial Of Intentions

Opening Statements

He: Burning questions damage the brain
  † †excessive heat energizes the cells
 † † †and activates thought processes!...
 † † †I, always, admit to a level of responsibility
 † † †that allows me to declare innocence... Always...

She: The square of my realism
 † † † †equals the sum of the squares of my youthful exuberance
 † † † †and my perennial stomach ache...
 † † † †I am living proof that building character
 † † † †is an actor's despair...

Cross Examination

He: All I ever wanted was the number that comes right after infinity...
She: All I ever wanted was a self I can call my own...
He: I created my own trail by dragging my tail!...
She: I was standing at a corner... Soliciting delusions to live by...
He: All my life I was dealt a bad hand... I learned to bluff!...
She: All my life the same mistake, like it is for the very first time..
He: I was looking for devils willing to deal...
She: I was looking for the 'all in' of your bluff...

Closing Arguments

He: (Of all my pauses, this must be the most meaningful...)
 † † † †Iron wall around my subconscious!
 † † † †I love living an unexamined life...
 † † † †My inner voice has nothing more to add...

She: I'll take a confused and harsh stare †
 † † † †over any frozen smile
 † † † †and I'll keep singing
 † † † †How many selves must a woman construct
 † † † †before you can call her herself?...


Written by takis1917
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EdibleWords
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Thanks for our first entry, Takis!

Jade-Pandora
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Stage Lights

Back in the day when vaudeíville was in town
Where people went to pay and sing along,
To laugh at jokes and cry at sentiment,
Retell for years the memories they meant.
 
It was a time my famíly did their act,
From mawkish plays, bombastic parodies.
Where all the members each would have a part,
To photoplay enactments, donkey carts.
 
In time, I was the baby of the troop,
Born on a stage in Portmanteau, P-A.
A trunk in which of course became my bed,
ď...is where she lives!Ē, Dad laughing as he said.
 
The headlines read ďWas born inside a trunkĒ.
The famíly wasted no time with my size.
At two of age I sang and danced the game,
I was the ticket to our rising fame.
 
But as I grew, I overheard the talk,
I stuck to my routines, indiffírently.
It all seemed comical Iíd lose a page,
My future I foresaw in spite my age.  
 
The sibling troopers watched wide-eyed in fear,
For Dad, too many years, he never quit.
His work would energize his love of lights.
My hand in his we left the stage door nights.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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EdibleWords
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Thank you, Jade!

David_Macleod
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A Night At The Theatre

 
Lights then [ACTION!]
The audience seated
Not a full house, just a fraction

I am the show warts and all
Shows where I rise
Shows where I fall

Nothing is ever, ever hidden
Brutal honesty abides
No mask of joking or kidding

The good and the bad in me
The laughter and the tears
See the visions I see

Experience all the pain
The torture and abuse
Testing your resolve to remain

You can giggle, you can clap
Iíd prefer in the right places
Itís not being done for a laugh

You have my permission to cry
Again in the right places
This one man show will not die

You will certainly remember it
It will burn into your mind
Some will think that itís bullshit

They will forget even before they leave
On the theatre steps theyíll gossip
These are the ones who will falsely grieve

When I am dead and gone
Fake tears, condescending smiles
Just glad my life is done

Those are the people self elevated
The ones from the balcony looking down
My show just grated

There is one person in the front row
She has experienced it most of it
Caring with a supportive flow

Somebody had kicked down the door
Well; my Granny wanted in
She sat cross legged on the floor

10 rows back the row was full
Smiling folk at computer terminals
Appreciating my poetry giving inspirational fuel

Behind them there was about 40 souls
Their faces misty and fogged out
Just like their caring mask of holes

This show will run and run
The curtains will never close
I will be here until I am done

Then the poetry will live on
And people will remember
The crippled poet who could sometimes be fun

The only real aspiration left me
It to try to help the broken
That my words positively help them to see

Help them to see the real them, the real me
To brake all of the binds and chains
Imagine a theatre show that sets people free
Written by David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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wallyroo92
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Dream Theater

Step right on to the stage, darling,
And take any size, shape or form,
You will play the play from my imagination,
And from every seat in the house Iíll watch you perform.
Youíll be the star, the lead, the classic protagonist,
I will be your crew, your cast, your admiring spectator
Entranced by the delivery of your unique talents,
Completely spellbound, Iíll also be the narrator.
And you will delve beyond the script and improvisation,
Above all expectations and what thespians want to be,
Amid the mysteries and secrets of my creations,
In my dream theater you are the exotic fantasy.

ReggiePoet
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Reggie
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A Bit Premature

(HE)
   Your nipples are sweet, and taut, and firm!
   I worship them every chance I get,
   but you withhold them to make me squirm!
   Enjoy my frustration, you brash coquette?

(SHE)
              Iím testing your worship, or is it just play?
              I see your frustration, acknowledge your rants.
              So far, you present a convincing display,
              but mostly I see just a bulge in your pants!

(HE)
   You shame me! Please, donít make me wait any longer,
   Please let me see them! My passion is ripe!
   Are you looking for someone whoís younger and stronger?
   Iím right here beside you, well-hung, and your type!

(SHE)
              Well-hung? Thatís debatable! Type? Wait and see!
              Here, Iím exposing "my girls" for your view!
              I will not be rushed, I enjoy repartee!
              Now, let me see if your balls will turn blue!

(HE)
   Much worse than blue! They are ready to pop!
   The sight of your sirens has set me on fire!
   Youíre making them jiggle! Unfair! BUT DONíT STOP!
   If relief doesnít come, then my heart will expire!

(SHE)
              Now thereís a fun challenge, to make you drop dead!
              Just by some teasing, no touching allowed!
              Just think, I could save you--by giving you head!
              Beg for it, boy! I am sure youíre not proud!

(HE)
   Just Beg? I am pleading and cowering down,
   with hope to influence your imminent choice!
   I possess such obsession for your lovely mounds!
   Go ahead! Crush my spirit! or make me rejoice!

(SHE)
              Okay, come and get me! Now wasnít that fun!
              But donít let my bosom be all that youíve wonÖ

(HE)
   We waited too long! Now I donít need the cure!
   Ömy manhood erupted, a bit premature!



Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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seekingkate
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if committed, stay committed

(the beginning of todayís session with the dramaturg)  
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her: † † †i want to get to know you, what do you do other than write? † † †
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†† † † † i sat there † † †
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her: † † †you know, what are your hobbies? † † †
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me: † † †i write † † † † † † † † † † † †
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†† † † pause † † †
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her: † † †every day? † † †
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me: † † †every day † † †
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†† † † she looks at me hoping iíll be more forthcoming † † †
†† † † †my mind presents the proverbial flash of my life † † †
†† † † †my mouth opens and words stumble out †  
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me: † † †i write † † †
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†† † † † † † † † † † i think † † †
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†† † † † † † † † † † i read † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
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†† † † pause † † †
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†† † † † † † † † † † i procrastinate † † †
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†† † † † †and this is what i donít say † † †
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i sit on my verandah staring into the abyss thatís full of trees † † †
and wonder what the fuck iím doing with my life † † †
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EdibleWords
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OMG.... picking will be SO hard! Thank you all!

eswaller
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Take the Stage

Your life is like when you take center stage
And you are the one who is in the spotlight.
You are like the director, changing the page
And flipping the script on its axis. Midnight
And ghost light still flickering. Smile because
The world is your stage and you are the main
Attraction. Silence just before the applause
Comes. It is everything we rehearse and train
For every day so we can reach the final climax
Or last scene of this show. So sit back and relax.
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EdibleWords
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Each of the contestants showed inspiration and creativity that was brilliantly on topic. I enjoyed each and it all the harder to choose. You all deserve recognition for your inspiration and sharing here.

But Dave, congrats for getting my first place prize. Jade and RP, awesome work, as well - congrats! You two are monster poets.

Jade-Pandora
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Thanks to our generous host EdibleWords for the opportunity, I loved the theme of this competition!

Iím honored to share the podium with two talents & great fellows on either side, David and Reggie!

And all the best, with congratulations, to ALL who participated! 👏👏👏

ReggiePoet
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Thank you to the host, this was fun!

and that you to everyone else for tolerating my theatrics.

David_Macleod
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thank you I am honoured to be in such a company of poets

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