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ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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Benzy_420
BenzyTheWriter
Twisted Dreamer
United Kingdom
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Poetry Contest

Write an abstract poem with a hidden meaning and at least two unique metaphors, similes or ideas
Any subject. Any style. No longer than 20 lines.

Be as creative and inspired as your heart so desires.

Rhymes preferred but not required.

Good luck!

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snugglebuck
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Collusion Confusion

I tire of accusations
Of Trump and collusion
Let's not be Russian    
To unfounded conclusions  
Not to be Stalin  
But best be Putin  
Our judgements off till  
Mueller's investigation  
Has proved that urine  
Is communist baptism
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runaway-mindtrain
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Cognitive dissonant mantra

 
This mind famine comes to those who have eaten well
As a simultaneously talkative and secretive mental cell,
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Safe as milk in their glassless bottle of twisting schemes
Now made as an icon in the world of unfulfilled dreams,
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Wildly unconventional life not seen as politically correct
Having a single voice in your song against their concept,
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Group "think" per the demand of the thought enslavers
Individual revelation is given pills to stop "bad" behavior,
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A sideways slogan posted on the propaganda billboard
Deconstructionist sign played into the common chords,
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Emotional mutilations sold as their cure for the "blues"
While the psychic vampires drain lost souls they abuse,
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Don't fall from the high pedestal atop your mind ladder
As they sling low thoughts pretending it doesn't matter.
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Miss_Sub
- Missy -
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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Birds Of Prey

 
No doubt, the perch of sorrow grows
over the trees, the humble rose,
black eyes of salve, they do not see
beyond the veil of devilry

a drone in prayer with rosary throat
over the sea and castle moat,
the tails of mice nailed to the sky
chalked above their fate, their lie

and oh, the breath will not succumb
to sentry watch both deaf and dumb,
and all our freedom we do sever
to kneel before the guilt of feather.
Written by Miss_Sub (- Missy -)
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Miss_Sub
- Missy -
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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A pigeon’s guide to vows

it’s not
that I envy
their plumage

but they know
the strange
burden of rings

as they shuffle
awkwardly
around suburbia

never
speaking
of dirt.
Written by Miss_Sub (- Missy -)
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theEgoEffect
Fire of Insight
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theEgoEffect
Fire of Insight
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ReggiePoet
Reggie
Fire of Insight
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Sacred Cow

Of course, like all, I wish to heal
My mind, from all the wounds
Imparted by the world’s raw deal
But remedies elude

Since the apple, suffering
pervades our universe
We humans keep on bustling
In spite of Heaven’s Curse!

The “Fix” was offered long ago,
For all, not just those “In”
It’s not what, but who you know
Eternity’s linchpin

Even though I know it’s true
(Although, I don’t know how)
My debt continues to accrue
It’s my sacred cow


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T_V_Walker
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T_V_Walker
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ReggiePoet
Reggie
Fire of Insight
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Night's Illusion

a quatern

The night’s illusion, pain thereof;
My suffering is not for sale!
Why is your sense of courtly love
to torture me beyond the pale?

My protest, neutered, by your pride
The night’s illusion, pain thereof;
My tongue, the stallion that you ride
To mock the semblance of true love!

In life, your gentle heart behooves
But in my dreams, you dominate
The night’s illusion, pain thereof;
My flesh is roasting on your grate.

My masculinity, subdued,
In dreamscape proffered, just because
Your warmth of love, compares not to
The night’s illusion, pain thereof!


Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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slipalong
Thought Provoker
United Kingdom
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Lip Gloss

Can I be the balm  
to keep the chalf away  
to be applied in these cold climes  
for healing and the sore delay  

the gloss to massage. prevent split
and feel the pout  
and protect those precious lips  
every time that you go out

To refresh with constant love
concave and convex the outline limits drawn
to ward away  the wrath of winter storms
the alchemy my pencil to adorn
Written by slipalong
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ReggiePoet
Reggie
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Blue Lotus

Hide away, my psyche
Don’t risk getting feisty
The World won’t understand
Your voice, most likely banned

Wrap it in some verse
Ambiguous or terse
Authority won’t notice
Not unlike Blue Lotus

If you dare to strike a nerve
The nation-state will self-preserve
Except for those who they dismiss
Already on the crazy list

Poetry, Deep Underground
Is, in a word: Profound
The evil Governmental sluts
Already think that we are nuts!



Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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BluntHonestMel
Lost Thinker
United States
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US

A crown of thorns,  
Adorned with rotten rubies
A linen stained,  
With strain and imperfection  

Wood, sat on so often.  
Souls are numb to the splinter  
Fire, feared so long  
I have grown numb to its ember  
 
Love, saturated by superficial waters  
Chains, broken—yet stronger.  
Hero’s temples make love to revolvers  
Resistance; a figment, ripe for slaughter  
 
One nation,  
Under a God with dripping fangs  
One Flag,  
Drowning out all of the foreign bangs.  
 
One goal,  
To sip from bubbling spring  
With bellies that poke,  
And reflections that sting.
Written by BluntHonestMel
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dejure
vick
Dangerous Mind
Sri Lanka
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Written by dejure (vick)
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