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Through the Alphabet : The Letter “V”

MadameLavender
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Poetry Contest

Use all the words in the list below , in a poem
Next up, the letter "V”! Same rules as the other alphabet comps:

One poem per poet
Any style, length
Use all the words in the list in your poem
Two weeks to complete
Winner is decided by public vote
*New*  :  will be putting up 2 comps at a time, to finish out the alphabet series.


Here’s the list of words:

Vacancy
Veneer
Vignette
Vicar
Volition
Vow
Vulgar
Vying
Vantage

MadameLavender
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Quick note: there’s only 9 words for this one instead of our usual 10–must’ve miscounted but we can leave it as is with the 9.  Thanks Jade, for giving a heads up!

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Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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Vanishing

( a Sonnet )    
 
   
   
   
   
A life, with its veneer of tears and pain
That shimmer from a season’s sun and rain,
No vicar with a St. James Bible verse
Will honor you a free ride in a hearse.

When by volition taking of one’s breath,
Thus causes bringing on of one’s own death.
The vantage point of this is fading fast
From cultures tightly clinging to the past.

A vacancy that’s vying to be filled,
A burial for every one that’s spilled,
Will come to pass with every desperate vow,
For nothing’s vulgar in the ways of how.

The vignette view’d by some that ‘spare the rod’,
And those who patient wait to be with God.    
   
   
   
 
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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midevil
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Evening News

 

Vulgar has the world become as it grows colder every day.
What vignette kindness has become aside it's pushed away.
Hope's vacancy is the vantage for desperation and for rage.
As anger has shed it's thin veneer to usher in this age.
Are elected leaders are vicars of this religion filled with hate
May they reap what they have sown I fear will be too late.
The violation of good and beauty still vying for a place.
A vow of judgment is to see the look upon their face.
Written by midevil
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midevil
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While I also entered Jade, I like yours's best.

slipalong
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Valleys and vicissitudes

The place I walked all on my own
A solitude its wooded paths. trees grown from a cone
In that quiet no vulgar thought endeared  
The calm of church descends upon each ear  
  
A congregation in that place I vow  
That natures vicar is priest of the here and now  
And serenity not vie with vulgar undertones  
The cross I carry shed  its kilograms and stones  
   
 Boulders I scramble hard to cross the slope  
Faiths volution spiralled down, still hold that veneer of hope  
Whether a Cathedral of sun and sky and space  
To stumble lost in depressions deep foolhardiness    
   
The vignette of sunset through the canopy  
Awake the soul of how unseen that possibility  
Which self vying for the vantage  
Feed the love and starve the savage  
   
Falls Vacancy is my future more than empty  
The valley to the crest, will I fall like Humpty Dumpty  
Lost sacrament, know that natures wonders matter  
The knowledge that all love the planet flatters  
 
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MadameLavender
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Thanks for joining in, everyone!

wallyroo92
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Vampire Hunter

I have been tasked with a vigilant responsibility,  
A vicar you might say voted by a Vatican votive,
To vanquish a virus, the vice vying for power,
A violation of nature with an ulterior venal motive.
I vow not to veer from this mere valuable volition,
To rid of this vicious and vulgar vermin of the earth,
For in the vignette of a victim thought to have vanished,
Lies evidence a virulent disease of an evil vile rebirth.
 
It is not a false veneer but they are real venomous fangs,
The vacancy in the villain’s eyes verifies he’s a vampire,
Verily I say to thee with veracity he must die violently,
Stake him through the heart then cast him into the fire.
I am the prey’s vanguard for vindication and vengeance,
With my vantage point where I can see almost everything,
For in this vain vexation I strive for a victorious salvation,
So in voluminous lore I will be simply known as Van Helsing.
Written by wallyroo92
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SatInUGal
SatInUGal
Kumar
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Letter to Vee

I remember vying for your heart’s vacancy...  
We’d watch Vicar of Dibley, and I’d wait  
and see if the vulgar vignettes brought  
a change in condition- would you  
laugh with abandon of your own  
volition? I’d vow from my  
vantage point- beanbag’s  
soft swells- that these  
cheap veneer walls  
would have stories  
to tell! ...Now it's  
been fiVe years,  
my irrepressible  
Vee, so I vainly  
ask you, does  
your heart  
vie for  
me  
?
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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The winner of this competition and any runners up were decided by public vote.

Thank you to the following members for voting:

AspergerPoet56, _boybrains, Miss_Sub, butters, MadameLavender, Tallen, alcedoathis, AnonymousBystander, Josh, PlaydateWithFire, Layla, Fetchitnow, Velvet, Indie, Ahavati, JohnnyBlaze, LJRoundTown, Marks, wallyroo92

Ahavati
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Congratulations, Slip! Well-deserved win!

slipalong
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thanks I am Very Very Flattered. regards Slip

MadameLavender
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Congrats to Slip & thanks to everyone who participated and voted. !

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