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Valentine's Day, Love and Candy

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snugglebuck
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Poetry Contest

Write a poem about love and candy.

The thought of Valentine's Day without candy is devastating.  Perish the thought, because I work at a candy factory and I'd be out of a job.

The winner of this competition, if they live in North America, will receive a box of candy.  If the winner is from overseas, they'll receive $10.00 USA through PayPal.

All entries will be judged in a blind competition by some of my coworkers.  So, please no lurid erotic writes.  Instead, make your poem as romantic as possible.

Note; I'll be presenting the entries to the judges without any reference to name, avatar, gender or nationality to make it as fair as possible.

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Ahavati
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snugglebuck said:

All entries will be judged in a blind competition by some of my coworkers.  So, please no lurid erotic writes.  Instead, make your poem as romantic as possible.


That is so awesome!  Note I'm more excited about the voting process than the candy!  No reflection on your career, sir! LOL!

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snugglebuck
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I'm going to try best.  I have five people who show an interest in poetry to do the judging.  I'll be copying and pasting all entries minus profile information to hard copy. Then give them a few days to select the winner.
The Willy Wonkas of Minnesota will make the decision.  I wont provide them any input on what poems I like.

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MadameLavender
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Candy Particulars

Set aside the lands of milk
and honey

(for now)

and enter with me
to places that flow
with milk and chocolate.

We shall skip across
hills of caramel filled
delights, as
we taste of our manna
from the cocoa heavens!

(just not the ones with the yukky orange centers.)

Ah, my love
take my hand
as in Solomon’s Song, though
I am blackened not from sin
but from rivers of molten
chocolate.

(just not dark chocolate, because that’s horribly bitter.)

Away we shall go, fleet
of foot, hearts entwined
to Cana
where we shall marry
and the Lord awaits
to turn water into syrups
that fill our hollowed chocolate shells
embracing
the inner fruit.

(but not coconut—I hate coconut; it’s gross.)

Sing with me, O, love!
And be mine forever
in the eyes of God, as
we button down each chapter
with nonpareils
securing a lifetime of
love and chocolate.

(just nothing with raspberry—I can’t stand raspberry, either.)

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snugglebuck
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MadameLavender said:Candy Particulars

Set aside the lands of milk
and honey

(for now)

and enter with me
to places that flow
with milk and chocolate.

We shall skip across
hills of caramel filled
delights, as
we taste of our manna
from the cocoa heavens!

(just not the ones with the yukky orange centers.)

Ah, my love
take my hand
as in Solomon’s Song, though
I am blackened not from sin
but from rivers of molten
chocolate.

(just not dark chocolate, because that’s horribly bitter.)

Away we shall go, fleet
of foot, hearts entwined
to Cana
where we shall marry
and the Lord awaits
to turn water into syrups
that fill our hollowed chocolate shells
embracing
the inner fruit.

(but not coconut—I hate coconut; it’s gross.)

Sing with me, O, love!
And be mine forever
in the eyes of God, as
we button down each chapter
with nonpareils
securing a lifetime of
love and chocolate.

(just nothing with raspberry—I can’t stand raspberry, either.)


Thank you dear Madam for kicking things off.

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Mysteria27
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Valentine's Day

Love comes in many ways
Sentiments that you care
Together enjoying the days
A little romance in the air

Perhaps it's just a look
Or a passionate kiss
Or that beautiful poetry book
Romantic things that are bliss

Those wonderful bear hugs
Massages with warm oil
You're each other's drug
You both like to spoil

A box of chocolates is sweet
Or a romantic dinner out together
Sharing a sweet treat
With your hot and sexy lover

Valentine's Day is near
Will you spoil her all night
Each of you is very dear
Her happiness is your delight

Champagne and a warm fire
Snuggled in a blanket works too
In that moment, you're each other's desire
An opportunity to say "I love you"

Or is it just a day for retailers
And you hate this shit
Lots of hoopla with wholesalers
A holiday that's meant for twits

It's really nice to be adored
Everyday and on Valentine's Day
It's something to look towards
To be loved in many ways

Valentine's Day is a special day
Mark it on your planner
Even though it might be cliche
It's really nice manners
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RexDurkin
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Lollyland

    
I.      
Good morning my love, it's Valentine's day;              
The most romantic day of the year                 
                  
I don't care what you say                 
Put on your clothes ‘cos we’re                 
                  
Going on a trip to Lollyland                 
We’ll soar over the clouds above                 
                  
It’s a tasty, candy kingdom and                 
It’s just the place for those in love                 
                  
So do take my hand my darling                 
And together we shall fly                 
                  
Like a couple of majestic starlings            
To that wonderful place in the sky                
                       
Lollyland here we come!                 
We're Just like Peter Pan and Tink                 
                  
This is gonna be so much fun                 
I hope there's a bar where we can drink                 
                  
Will they have booze at Lollyland?                 
I guess we’ll find out when we get there                 
                  
I hope we don't have to stand                 
and that I can just sit an a nice chair          
        
From my heart is where I know          
that our love shall last forever          
        
And It will always grow          
'Cos I'm the best boyfriend ever               
                  
Oh Here we are, finally                
I can see the Lollyland sign           
            
You can smell the confectionery           
In the air, isn't that divine            
                
Wow, check out the spectacular view                 
of the fantastic colourful city                 
                  
Where you can eat whatever you want to                 
Don't those candy buildings look pretty                 
                  
II.      
Welcome to the Amazing Lollyland                 
Free lollies for one and all!                 
                  
Welcome to the Amazing Lollyland                 
You're going to have a ball!                 
                  
Welcome to the Amazing Lollyland                 
Where the streets are paved with toffee!     
         
                  
What's that? I don't understand                 
What do you mean all you want Is a coffee?                 
                  
But this is Lollyland; The land of sweets                 
And all you want is a latte?                 
                  
Good thing you're hot between the sheets                 
'Cos you starting to ruin our day                 
                  
See that happy elf over there                 
He's handing out free gumdrops                 
                  
Now if you don't start having fun I swear                 
I will report you to the candy cops                 
                  
Hello Mr. Elf.  Lovely day is it not                 
I see you have free bubble gum                 
                  
We’ll take a few of what you've got                 
Mmmm,  yum yum yum yum yum                 
                  
Here you go my dear                 
Take some candy, just try it                 
                  
Well I wouldn't have brought you here                 
If I knew you were on a diet                 
                  
This is supposed to be Valentine's day                 
The most romantic day of the year                 
                  
And before you lies a delicious buffet…….                 
That's It!  I NEED A  BEER!!                 
                  
III.      
There's gotta be a pub 'round here somewhere                
Oi Elf! Where can I get drunk?                 
                  
Whatcha ya mean 'No alcohol sir' Yeah!                
You smart arse little punk                 
                  
Yes, I know, You want a coffee, OK                 
Do you always have to nag?                 
                  
Let's just go over to that cafe                 
Alright, I'll hold your handbag                 
                  
I don't care about Lollyand anymore                 
Now I’m in a pissed off mood                 
                  
This whole experience has become a chore                 
I just want some proper food                 
                  
But all they have is ice cream                 
and shit coated in milk chocolate                 
                  
I feel I'm going to scream                 
I just want a three egg omelette                 
                  
Oh, save me from this episode                 
I pray to you Saint Michael                 
                  
Ahhh!...... An Oompa Loompa rode                 
over my foot on a unicycle                 
                  
Holy shit that hurts                 
I'm gonna need medical attention                 
                  
Curse the fuckin' nerds             
Who came up with that one wheeled invention                 
                  
IV.  
Right. That's the final straw                 
VALENTINE'S DAY IS CANCELED!                 
                  
Oi! Licorice man, where's the door?                 
No I don't want a free bloody sample                 
                  
We want to get out of this place                 
It's driving me bat shit crazy                 
                  
Now show us to the exit post haste                 
Don't be so stone arsed lazy                 
                  
But what's this?  The Licorice man                 
has pulled a card out of his sleeve                 
                 
Which reads:                 
                  
Once you've entered Lollyland                 
You can never leave.      
         
                  
What the hell! No , No way                 
It didn't say this in the ad                 
                  
This is the worst Valentine's day                 
That I've ever had!                 
                  
                  
AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!                 
                  
                  
                  
And now my girlfriend is walking off with the fuckin' Licorice man                 
                  
                  
                  
AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  
Written by RexDurkin
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Sex_on_the_Joe
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Love and Candy

A special Dove has reconnected
Our Cordial Cherries
Our Conversational Hearts
Has been perfected
Years of laughter
Mummified in Snickers
Departs our Milky Way
For Twix and Twizzlers
We GODIVA the boxes
Both square and heart shape
Sharing Hugs and Kisses
Wrapped in décor debate
Truffles mirage as rainbowed seas
Assorted Chocolates bend us to knees
We gallivant in Mounds of Almond Joy
Skiing down mountains of Sweet Tarts
As Skittles deploy
Happy and merry we Nestle
Alongside Gummy Bears
Shedding to the wind unwanted fears
We serenade Venus and Mars
With romantic cards
Skipping on Kit Kats
To appease the guards
We hold each other close within our arms
Locking lips together
Melted chocolate charms
Tattoos of our affection
Shall always brand me
For you’re my endless fountain
Of Love and Candy






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Kingvirky
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Sweet Sugar

I crave for a treat,
a snack so delicious and sweet,
don't judge...
I have always had a sweet tooth.
My mother has always told me
"all your teeth's soon gonna fall off"
From your sugary obsessive sprees.
But I was hooked - and glad to be.
If anything was sweeter than those sugary delicacies,
It must have been alien,
Extra terrestial dimension.

November I knew your name,
We boarded the same plane.
My snack bar I was gladly munching.
I smiled with my brown coloured teeth,
you didn't judge... You smiled back.
I offered you from my bounty
Without hesitation you ate it all.
A candy freak.

December we had dinner,
Spent more time together,
I confessed my love and
You were in love too.

January I met your family,
You met mine also.
Now it's February,
My love for sweet desserts' stronger,
But even stronger is my love for you.
You are my chocolate, vanilla, strawberry,
the flavour that fills my belly.
If I have found anything sweeter than candy
It's you my sweet sugar,
I love you.
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Wanderer_Mahmud
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Season of Sadness

I have waited for a letter to come.
And, beautiful it was.
Her lie I couldn't read.
The ache in her heart was still there.

I can still smell her fragrance here
& her sins are undone.
The moon is waning
& part of me is gone.

No more am I awaiting the sun.
I'm standing in winter dew
& reminiscing of Grace.

A forest devoid of life.
And years pass by.
Damnation in my mind.
Written by Wanderer_Mahmud (Mahmudul Alam)
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Jade-Pandora
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Heart Day❤️

( a Sonnet )
 
The challenge of this very special year
When many others greet it with a shrug
For me and mine the meaning is so clear
Today to give our heartstrings each a tug  
 
It’s small in conciliation of the heart
When separated by the flooding miles
That inundate and split the roads apart
And still communicate despite the trials  
 
But as I’m grateful for my little cell
As distance shrinks a bit to hear his coo
To celebrate traditions we know well
When it’s for love we practice what to do

We set aside the chocolate & the sweets
To trade to feel him sampling all my treats
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KGERICD
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Specially for you

the day i said i love you
was Special for you.

your'e beauty was exalted,
your attitude wasn't to
sweet
and not to salted.

the hugs like soft marshmallows
in cold mornings
makes the coffee more meaningful and
exciting .

the beat of your heart like cherokee drums
in the evenings warm bed

and on valentines day
you
smiled
just like the same day

i told you
that
i love you.

Written by KGERICD (Kurt Geric Dili)
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Sweet Box

For Valentines my honey gave me a sweet box,
(Yum)
Full of delicious chocolate treats,
Along with a little bit of silly talk,
The kind you enjoy while you eat.

It was a divine assortment to say the least,
(Heavenly)
The chewy caramels were like a dream,
Especially the fudge and the almond royals,
I fell in love with the milk vanilla nut cream.

And the way some of them were bathed,
(Ooh)
Rich and silky smooth especially in the middle,
It gave my taste buds a dance of decadence,
The puffs, the truffles and the cashew brittle.

My honey and I shared a box this Valentines,
(Sigh)
We experienced a variety of taste and décor,
And just when I thought that I couldn’t,
On this special day I love her even more.


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snugglebuck
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What a wonderful submissions.  Thank you everyone for participating.

As I stated in the challenge discription, I'm going to let some of my fellow confectioners judge this competition.  

In order to be fair, I'm going to copy each poem minus any personal information including gender and nationality to make this a blind competition. Including devulging to the judges the name of the poetry site where this comp was presented.
This might take a little time, so please be patient. I'll anounce the winner as soon as one is selected so subscribe to this thread if you already haven't.

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Kingvirky
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