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LunaGreyhawk
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Ahavati
Ahavati
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My Dog

"i am loyal as i don't have manners"
that's what they say,  
but i do, just can't explain.  

If i am barking, my feelings are well expressed  
but not understood.  
my existence is their protection,  
the security of the entire family.  

still, every man done wrong, is referred to my name  
"dog",  
My actions can be reckless ,sometimes  
but responsibility is,
being the gate of their yard.  

Take care of me, I'll take care of you  
(ruff-ruff!!), i hope you understand now.
Written by imbongi
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crimsin
crimsin
Unveiling
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But Weíre Sick of Him

Bukowski swore he was a man all for himself, thatís

edgy to love: bleak, pitying ramblings,
man versus humanity

but I swear
heís not much of a poet unless you have two ears,
a tongue that fucks
soaking wet with language

and a heart that also sings when its drowned in liquor

after sleep there isnít much you can do
for a man who canít come when heís awake
Written by Rachel_Lauren
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Ahavati
Ahavati
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Mentor

It all started with a message
ďcan you mentor one more please?Ē
You not only said yes
But with open arms
Under your wings
Took in a total stranger
To groom, nurture and prune
Daily watering
This seed died not of thirst
Training the mind so
There wonít be death at your feet

A times, not convenient
For youíve got
Commitments and family
Looking up to you
Your life to live and writes to pen down

Yet, you chose to water a seed
In another continent
Struggling to grow

This seed is sprouting now
And making you proud
In the little way seedlings knows
To make a farmer proud

Watching out for the tree it will become
With encouragement to just be ďyouĒ
All day long

Itís another day
A circle is complete and another drawn
In the calendar known to man
Youíve got dreams yet unfold
Visions to be manifested
Aspirations to be reached
Your life a beacon of hope to many

Mountains youíve climbed
Valleys threaded yet undefeated
Many lives severed
Many still struggling
To stand and stay still
Yet your anchor holds
In Him whoís got your back
All day long

Your heart beats and longs
To be a life line to those
Whose path you cross
Yet you remain at the back
The screen your face to shield
Your hands exploit does
In lives privileged
To be touched by it

Happy Birthday
Written by Graceful (Akinlua Grace)
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_boybrains
_boybrains
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Razzerleaf
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Its official, im a  techno numpty, How do I nominate? when I press enter comp it only brings up my poems to chose from, how do I get to someone else ? Could someone embarrass my by telling me how easy it is to solve please?

Ahavati
Ahavati
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Razzerleaf said:Its official, im a  techno numpty, How do I nominate? when I press enter comp it only brings up my poems to chose from, how do I get to someone else ? Could someone embarrass my by telling me how easy it is to solve please?

RL, simply copy and paste the URL of the poem you wish to nominate here. It will automatically  show.

butters
butters
Fire of Insight
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Fruit picking from plectrums

I've been lost
In a Humbuckers
field, picking
plump fruit from
plectrums, to fill stomp boxes
full of ripe fancy.

My fingers
cut deep on thin strings,
and I bend
with gravel
as I work away fretless,
always keeping time.

Weighed down by
a solid body,
sustained by
the richness
of a pentatonic crop.
buried under rock.
Written by Razzerleaf
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butters
butters
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Mathematical Pain

Every day is a rotation
on the complex plane.
Everything moves just a bit
in predictably changing vectors,
all progress reversed
and redone,
so many times it's forgettable
if you don't bother to count.
It's derivative.
No matter where I run
the distance remains,
two plus two is still four,
sounds don't change meaning.
No matter how high I climb
only the X axis awaits me,
and numbers don't even care
if I'm about to puke.
I think I liked it better
when things were simple
and whole
and natural
and one digit.
When did life get so out of hand.
Where did all these
variables come from.
Now I can't even count to three
without going through
several infinities squared.
But such is pi.
Written by bigppMASTER
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Tallen
Tallen
earth_empath
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Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst
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cardinal sins across dirty intersections.

 



No thats not
what itís about
you arsehole;

I wanna know about the
cardinal spider wandering around
as your
hand swats
the living day lights
out of itó

that shudder you felt when he was
seeking shelter,
how he laid
there scrunched
up;

as your heart stops having shit
fits about it.


I wanna know
that morning stench
of your night out;
glorious spirits &
cigarette odours,

the joys &
embarrassments
of fur tongues embracing
euphoriaó
if only it was
for
a
moment.


I wanna know
the shift as
you drift
between the ever changing faces of the world;

how they left imprints on your soul
as you cross
intersections of the unknownó
how you felt
palms
while bidding
those foes
farewell
as you ponder the exit route.
Written by circusmonkey
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Ahavati
Ahavati
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And it Was Indeed, Beautiful

I.
 †
healing~ † † † †
itís a messy thing; † † † †
but I am thankful † † † †
for the wisdom † † †  
gathered † † † †
in the fields † † †  
where I grew † † †  
my fears † † †  
so big † † † †
they choked † † † †
the life from all † † †  
who dared † † † †
get close enough † † † †
to sample the fruit, † † † †
itís forced me † † †  
to learn everything † † † †
the absolute † † †  
hardest † † †  
way † † †  
† † † †
healing~ † †
scabbed † † † †
but † † †  
still bleeding, † † †  
screaming out † † † †
every time † † † †
I happen † † † †
to bump † † †  
into † † † †
my deepest † † † †
hidden horrors, † † †  
which seems † † †  
right now † † †  
to be † † † †
every moment † † † †
of every day † † †  
† † † †
healing~ † †
jagged † † † †
but still dull, † † †  
rooting around † † †  
inside my ribcage † † †  
like itís looking † † †  
for a place † † †  
soft enough † † †  
to sink † † †  
itís ineffective blade; † † †  
it will bring † † † †
soothIng relief † † † †  
eventually † † †  
of course; † † † †
but before it can † † † †
begin † † †  
to apply † † † †
its balm to my † † † †
cracked soul, † † † †
it first has to be † † † †
a warrior, † † †  
ruthlessly tearing † † † †
limb from limb † † † †
every notion † † † †
Iíve ever had † † †  
about who I am, † † †  
and more importantly † † † †
why † † †  
† † † †
healing~ † †
and itís felt so ugly; † † †  
Iíve felt so ugly, † † †  
but tonight † † †  
you called it beautiful, † † †  
~ called me beautiful ~ † † †  
and I put myself † † †  
behind your eyes † † †  
and saw † † † †
your Moon † † †  
rising from the depths † † †  
to shine † † † †
in full glory, † † †  
giving back the light † † † †
that she stole † † †  
so greedily
so selfishly, † † †  
before realizing † † †  
she never had to steal † † †  
what was † † †  
so freely given † †  
all around her † † †  
†† † † †
and it was † † † †
indeed, † † †  
beautiful
†  
† †
II. †  
† † † †
when you † † † †
opened the gifts † † † †
I sent to you † † †  
in hopes † † † †
you would see † † † †
how very loved † † † †
and worthy of love † † †  
you are, † † †  
you smiled;
hidden behind the haze,
but I saw it still;† † †  
and I knew † † †  
in that moment. † † † †  
youíll be just fine; † † †  
you arenít lost † † †  
after all, † † †  
youíve just been † † † †
misplaced † † †  
for a little while - † † † †
when youíre ready † † †  
youíll make † † † †
your way back † † †  
† † † †
and I know † † † †
what it took † † † †
from you, † † †  
to open † † † †
a thousand † † † †
tiny paper cuts † † †  
that threatened † † †  
with each † † †  
new sting † † † †  
to become † † † †
gaping, gushing † † † †  
wounds - † † †  
the heaviness † † † †
of dread † † †  
folded into † † † †
anticipation - † † † †
and I could feel † † †  
you † † †  
yes, feel you † † † †
doing battle † † †  
with † † † †
your crowded mind † † †  
even if Iím not † † † †
supposed to † † †  
to be an empath † † † †
goddess; † † † †
not anymore † † †  
† † † †
I know you † † † †
are afraid, † † †  
but † † † †
tonight I saw † † † †
your exhaustion † † †  
with always † † † †
getting two steps † † † †
ahead, † † †  
only to be dragged † † † †
back another five; † † †  
and I saw you stand up, † † †  
waving your arms † † †  
and yelling † † †  
beautiful truth † † †  
over † † † †
all that noise, † † † †
just to be † † † †
in here † † †  
with me; † † † †
you called me brave † † †  
but that, † † †  
my love † † †  
is the bravest thing † † †  
Iíve ever seen † † † †
† † † †
healing~ † †
and it was † † †  
indeed † † †  
beautiful
† † †  
† † † †
† † † †
††
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Ahavati
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Ahavati
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Hi, guys! I requested a vote this morning! I'm sure a moderator will address it soon! Thank you for your patience!

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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, Mister_Write, wallyroo92, Miss_Sub, Tallen, JohnnyBlaze, David_Macleod, alcedoathis, Josh, Stoney223, Razzerleaf, badmalthus, Jade-Pandora, butters, Eerie, AEMelia564, angelaball, Marks, Rachel_Lauren, AgentStarling, PoetsRevenge, Honoria, Cocoa, slipalong, Heaven_sent_Kathy, Chuck

Ahavati
Ahavati
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Whooo hooooo! Congratulations, Luna!  This is my favorite of yours!  Webmiss will be along to correct the trophy award soon. It just says my name because I nominated you.  I am unsure who won second place - as it's not highlighted in Orange the way the winner is, so will congratulate them once Webmiss has corrected it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tallen, she's all yours now!

Edit: I see "The Loner" by Evocation is all grey - so perhaps they won second? We'll know soon!

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