Poetry competition CLOSED 21st November 2019 11:02am
WINNER
JohnnyBlaze
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RUNNER-UP: buddhakitty

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Poem of the Month - November 2019

summultima
summultima
uma
Dangerous Mind
India
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Razzerleaf
Razzerleaf
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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wallyroo92
wallyroo92
Tyrant of Words
United States
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The Poppies Grow

A hundred years ago.
Under skies so foreign to you all.
Who could have known?
That so many would heed the call.

I hear your names.
And pray for your souls beyond the fold.
The most dangerous game.
Mankind has got to learn before we’re too old.

Brave men of my country.
You pass the torch to me.

The poppies grow.
In Flanders Fields where men did die.
And row on row.
The crosses planted side by side.
The seeds we sow.
Grow in the dark to shine a light.
The poem echoes.
Those words again into the night.

A father and a son.
He stepped into a war to serve the crown.
And victory won.
Through sacrifice, many lay in that ground.

And so I stand.
I face the memories you all left.
As we place another wreath.
And pray that it won’t happen again.

Brave men of my family.
You hand off the torch to me.

The poppies grow.
In Flanders Fields where men did die.
And row on row.
The crosses planted side by side.
The seeds we sow.
Grow in the dark to shine a light.
The poem echoes.
Those words again into the night.

Through the wind and the cold and the rain and the snow.
We’re carrying on through the quarrel you raised with the foe.
We stand and honor you all one more time.
Close our eyes and listen to those lines.

The poppies grow.
In Flanders Fields where men did die.
And row on row.
The crosses planted side by side.
The seeds we sow.
Grow in the dark to shine a light.
The poem echoes.
Those words again into the night.
Written by Madcinder
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Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Persimmons

 

How long had it been?
No matter, as she grew,
she dreamt of children.

Even as an only child
born of an only child;
where she was in life,
she wanted girls.

Not just one - to raise as
an only child and still be
alone in one’s mortality.

It was a time of war
when first conceived.

The streets were grey
and rubble-filled
in stillborn drifts of snow.

She had conceived
during a time of war;
she knew she’d have a girl,

when prayers would echo
from ruins of rooftops,
for God is great
’Allah akbar’ in the smoke.

What a beautiful child,
born when there should be
flowers & ripe persimmons.

She knew she’d have a girl;
it was a time of war—
how long had it been?

Written by Heaven_sent_Kathy
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Heaven_sent_Kathy
Heaven_sent_Kathy
Thought Provoker
United States
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File of Sin Eaters

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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:

Rachel_Lauren, LunaGreyhawk, Poetrybydhyana, Andiew, sunsettown, AspergerPoet56, Stoney223, LunasChild8, nutbuster, _boybrains, David_Macleod, slipalong, Josh, flowergirl, Tallen, inechoingsilence, Sky_dancer, Ahavati, snugglebuck, Heaven_sent_Kathy, Lagertha, Inkognito

Inkognito
Inkognito
Lost Thinker
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Congratz to the winner. :)

Ahavati
Ahavati
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Whooo hoooo! Congratulations, Johnny! Well deserving! <3

Sky - yours was amazing! Congratulations on the placement!

JohnnyBlaze
JohnnyBlaze
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Ahavati said:Whooo hoooo! Congratulations, Johnny! Well deserving! <3

PR - yours was amazing! Congratulations on the placement!


Holy hell! I wasn't expecting that. Thank you for the nomination! ❤📝

And thank you to everyone who voted for it. ✔

Way to go PoetsRevenge!

butters
butters
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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big 'grats, johnny!
so... sky-dancer's runner up, right, nominated by poet's revenge? did i get that right? if so, YAY sky_dancer!

Ahavati
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butters said:big 'grats, johnny!
so... sky-dancer's runner up, right, nominated by poet's revenge? did i get that right? if so, YAY sky_dancer!


Oh shit! Yeah! My bad! I screwed that one up! Sorry Sky!

JohnnyBlaze
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Oh, shoot! Way to go Sky Dancer!

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LobodeSanPedro
LobodeSanPedro
Guardian of Shadows
Sierra Leone
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Congrats on your win JB!

PoetsRevenge
PoetsRevenge
Dangerous Mind
United States
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JohnnyBlaze said:
Way to go PoetsRevenge!


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Congrats to Johnny and Sky Dancer for winning, I'm so happy to have nomimated a runner up entry, that's so cool I'm happy for both of you, great nominations  :)

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