Poetry competition CLOSED 25th July 2019 11:06pm
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InNomine
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Small, but perfectly formed

Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
- Missy -
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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Poetry Contest

Write a poem exactly 20 words in length
Sometimes I think short poetry doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

Write a poem of exactly 20 words. See how much expression and wow factor you can give when you don’t have the luxury of space.

Rules

• New writes only
• Up to three entries per human being
• You can write about any subject, but we’re looking for pieces that pack a lot of ‘oomph’ into few words.
• Poems must be exactly 20 words in length
• Title not counted as part of the 20 words. Hyphenated words count as one word.

2 weeks. Any questions please PM me.

Good luck!

Bonzi
Bonzi
Fire of Insight
United States
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Elusive

Never gone, yet never here  
lingering in the recesses
of the mind. Shadowed
by mist of  
forgotten thoughts  
unattainable  
 memories.
Written by Bonzi
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Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Joey Laughs in the Rain

The last time I visited
the tree that my son
would’ve climbed had he lived
was when the drought broke.

Carpe_Noctem
Carpe_Noctem
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Keep the light burning

 

Triad
Sitting ancient wisdom
embuded within smoke rings
passing a connected torch
Slow circular motions

Dawn's curtain slowly rising away
Written by Carpe_Noctem
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slipalong
slipalong
Thought Provoker
United Kingdom
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Forensics

All details count
The fingerprint a lipstick smudge
Sweet evidence you lock away and keep
Not a crime to bleed
Written by slipalong
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BobbyEdwards
BobbyEdwards
Skeets
Twisted Dreamer
United States
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after due deliberation...

of all of this life’s
many frustrations,
I must conclude
that boredom
ranks second only to
masturbating
without a climax.

                     “b.e.”©2019
Written by BobbyEdwards (Skeets)
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BobbyEdwards
BobbyEdwards
Skeets
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United States
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An Amish Sweet 16.

an Amish teen
finds candy, cars,                    
cannabis, colors,                               
corduroy and copulation-
but she does not
know what they are                         
for.      

                  “b.e.”©2019    
Written by BobbyEdwards (Skeets)
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Josh
Josh
Dangerous Mind
Portugal
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RELATIVITY

At the beer fuelled ceilidh
the wild dancers stood still
as the room whirled around
in flashes of bright colours.


SatInUGal
SatInUGal
Kumar
Dangerous Mind
United States
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RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Relay metamours’ concerns
Shun drama
Ship myself around
Man between two women
Age like wine
Meant for pleasure, so relax…
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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BobbyEdwards
BobbyEdwards
Skeets
Twisted Dreamer
United States
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Theosophy.

Most organized religions
share the same basic template:
guilt, prayer, more guilt and extortion
(all interspersed with an occasional holiday).

                                  “b.e.”©2019

Written by BobbyEdwards (Skeets)
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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
Tyrant of Words
United States
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HER SHOULDERS

World’s weight on them rests
Thus deserving amorous attention
Captivating twin promentories
Overlooking alluring peaks,
Perfect curves, valleys of enchantment
Written by Gahddess_Worship
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drone
drone
Dangerous Mind
Greece
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New Born

Perfectly formed
ready to breath
hoping to see
with
newly formed eyes
a guardian
who will stand
proud
and not lie

slipalong
slipalong
Thought Provoker
United Kingdom
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Cracked screen

Social media the mezzanine rapport
Halfway to heaven, cliff top to hell
A life thats so splintered
Scroll on hold
Written by slipalong
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Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
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Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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Awesome entries so far, thank you. Please be mindful of your word count... I can see one entry with 21 words...

Layla
Layla
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Rumors On Fire

They couldn’t
Unhear.. the heard
Unlearn.. the learned
Crucifying
The witch
At
Axis;
Instead
I rose like phoenix
From ashes.

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