Poetry competition CLOSED 7th August 2019 2:01am
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MadameLavender
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Spartan Verses

gothicsurrealism
gothicsurrealism
Daniel Long
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United States
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Poetry Contest

Show everyone on DUP your best short and potent poetry!

25 words max
Three entries max
Any genre, style
PM me for questions
Two weeks...


gothicsurrealism
gothicsurrealism
Daniel Long
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Iris

The lone iris,
sitting in your eye;
a setting sun
eclipsed
by the blackness
of the world you see.
Those eyelids;
tear-rain shutters.
Written by gothicsurrealism (Daniel Long)
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Non-entry poem by the author of the competition.

gothicsurrealism
gothicsurrealism
Daniel Long
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Icy Reminiscence

Mirrors within your eyes…
Stare tranquilly in ice.
Those fog risen lids…
stilled moments echoing.

Frozen they are…
seasoning affection
nowhere near
to thaw tearcicles.
Written by gothicsurrealism (Daniel Long)
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Non-entry by the author of the competition.

gothicsurrealism
gothicsurrealism
Daniel Long
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Your Hue

Dim green,
that's what you wore.
A dye,
finely concentrated
to stain
the center gem
within
your eye.
Written by gothicsurrealism (Daniel Long)
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Non-entry by the author of the competition.

Heaven_sent_Kathy
Heaven_sent_Kathy
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This Spartan Summer Brings

 
 
Bee's brittle sting
Makes stunning heart,
Deft tying string
With Greco art.
Leaving a place
For me to find,
Turning your face
Reading my mind.


Written by Heaven_sent_Kathy
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AspergerPoet56
AspergerPoet56
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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I Autism

Blinded by obsessions
Overtaking senses
World means nothing now

A kind of addiction
Endorphins sky high
Won’t be back soon
Written by AspergerPoet56
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AspergerPoet56
AspergerPoet56
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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I Autism (pt2)

The noise of incessant talking
Can’t concentrate
It’s like being hit by a taser  
 
The pain is constant  
Like the streaming words  
Need to shutdown
Written by AspergerPoet56
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Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
- Missy -
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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Miss_Sub
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MadameLavender
MadameLavender
Guardian of Shadows
United States
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Vintage Handkerchiefs

What tales they tell—
tears they’ve caught,
whispers overheard, cigarette
ashes from bygone times
when white gloved hands were
of fashion.

I’m now their keeper.


Three Said “Edith”


My world melted
when three kerchiefs
revealed the name “Edith”

Sewn in, decades ago—
someone else with Grandmother’s name,
gave me a hug from heaven.



Linen Prep


Delicate handkerchiefs, hand
washed in Fels-Naptha—
I place them in the sun to dry.

My vintage wood rack, once more
in service to laundry.

David_Macleod
David_Macleod
David Macleod
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United Kingdom
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GOLD  

Miners mine nuggets
They risk everything
Working tirelessly bringing
Black gold to the surface

The same is true
When attempting to write
Truly original poetry


(for the Spartan Verses Comp)
Written by David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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buddydog
buddydog
buddydog H Faulk III
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Vega’s Promise

How the stars are enchanting
On the moonless nights
I find my self captivated  
By the endless show of lights
 
I dream of taking a timeless trip
Where stardust can be found
Across the river in a rocket ship
To meet my princess of the sky
 
As the seventh moon fades  
The seventh night becomes alive
I’ll cross a heavenly bridge
For tonight our love will survive
Written by buddydog (buddydog H Faulk III)
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Ely
Ely
E.A.Rothwell
Dangerous Mind
Mexico
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Love...

... is when you tell me I'm still beautiful...
after all these years...

 Love is when I hear you speak...it...
brings me to tears...
Written by Ely (E.A.Rothwell)
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