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Poetry Contest

Write an anonymous secret Santa poem!

It’s officially one month until Christmas Eve!

The idea of this comp is simple — write an anonymous tribute poem (a nice poem of course) to another DU member. You must mention the DU member.

But wait!

To enter, you must PM your entries to me so the entries remain anonymous. I will post each one with numbers so nobody will know who has written them.

Voting will be open for a week after the comp, where people can vote for their favourites by sending their vote anonymously to myself.

At the end of the comp, I will reveal not only the winner... but who wrote you a lovely secret Santa poem as a little added extra.

As all the entries are posted in the original post, banter and chat related to the thread is encouraged

Rules

• As many entries as you like, per human.

• New entries only & the entries should be for different poets.

• Please no erotica or Porn. Be respectful of each other.

• The entries SHOULD NOT be published as poems until after the comp is done. Poems that are published will be disqualified. This is to keep things secret!

• To submit an entry, please PM it to me. If for any reason we are not connected, please PM ThePoetcastProject account to enter. In the spirit of the comp, don’t tell others who you have written about so it’s a nice surprise!

• The entry must mention who the poem is for either in the poem, as a footnote or in the title.

• Poems will be decided by a vote — anonymous voting will last for a week by PM’ing me at the end of the comp to decide a winner.

• Who the poems were written by will be revealed at the end of the comp.

• Any questions please ask 😊

Good luck! And Merry Christmas! 🎄

The entries are listed here as they appear

#1

Seeing you (in romantic old idiom)

Seeing you
makes roses jealous,
makes all the stars
sharpen their points.

Seeing you
makes a Spring day
run out of coil,
dissimulates
every poem.

Seeing you
causes tides to
roll forth and backward
and proves that love
cannot be reduced

to words.

(Written for Rachel_Lauren)

#2

you plucked me
from a sea of
writers and
poets,

showed me
a mirror i kept
trying hard to
fight off,

its clear i knew
fuck all about
my words that
boil,

or lack
thereof...

i was only
two and two
in those small
moments,

but i think
you knew ...

when i was
just stubborn,


three cheers
to the irish
fellow,

for his lucky
eyes & eagle
like presence,

i know this
thank you
is long overdue.

(Written for Lepperochan)

#3

november landed
me in a permanent
corridor;
strange weather of
 overcast vision &
                 black fisted
                 smudges—
i thought and
could have done it;
i’m no foreigner
towards it,
          thank you for
            pulling me
    out of a noir—
  abyss shaped
  envelope,
     your words
         beam ancient
                   yellow suns
               bringing warmth
        inside of our
    own stomachs
& mouths.

(written for Missy)

#4

Stalking among
The jungle leaves
Is a predator poet
With insatiable
Creative needs
Who devours
All she meets
With sweet verse
And beauty

But don't mind me
For I rant with jealousy
Because I wish I could be
As great a poet
As she

(Written for Jade-Pandora)

#5

when I read Kathy
I suddenly understood
why Heaven sent her

her earth poetry
is a lifetime of seeking
while the spirit lives

not for perfection
but in how one soul alone
can make a diff’rence

to find it in faith
in its cyclical seasons
to die and return

(Written for Heaven_sent_kathy)

#6

Geoff’s my tabby friend
who walks with me
atop moonlit fences.

Serenading songs,
holiday cheer—
the cats all gather near.

Come on, let’s party,
to join us in
an alley conga line!

We find dumpster bins
with fine dining,
of wine & duck pate tins

Geoffrey tosses breasts
and chicken parts
to hungry feral guests.

While we purr and eat,
he takes a seat
to read us poetry!

He can do no wrong,
king of the hill,
his sonnets all night long.

(written for Hepcat61)

#7

For Man And Boy

It surely wasn't nurture
That made you a force of nature
It was not the god of creation
Or some biblical meditation
Because you had to fight, fight, fight
To struggle to see the light

Sometimes it was like punching smoke
The red mist that made you choke
You felt despair
Like no one cared
Danced with devils
On so many levels

But you stood up proud
And proclaimed out loud
"I Am Me"
"I Am a He"
You were very heroic
And bravely stoic

I pledge my support to your becoming
Friendship and support will be forthcoming
I offer to you my greatest respect
It’s always on call for you to collect
A man, a poet, a master of wit
A man who will never lie down and quit

This is not just a Christmas wish
It’s not me just talking pish
A man with boy brains
Deserves numerous champagnes
I raise my glass and toast to you
With love and honour and honest review

(Written for _boybrains)

#8

She came upon one so quite plain
Had that veneer of unsophistication
Ever need that cloth un-shone
Ahavati, she came to lend a hand

No fine thread that weave contained
Just sackcloth and the ashes grey
What was left a surfeit of rough calico
Ahavati manned the loom of poets grand

The rags that rendered one forlorn
Now the applique two have sewn
Fine intricacy a needle and a point
Ahavati spiked a design to stretch and grow

mediocre that I thought I owned
comes pieces so delicately adorned
a fine brocade from that devote
Ahavati`s challenge to equal every famous quote

A button hole with silken strands a pretty
what was covered now unfurled
Of flowers and bouquet`s of words
Ahavati, before her critique I was blind

A nest to crochet something special handed down
Not just a man lost in the bobbins
no design and no clear heading
Ahavati brought words needle eye for I to find

A tapestry of talent its dormancy unearthed
For her bespoke to help the novice verse
An icon avatar not self obsessed
And Christmas bows to wrap that poetess

Secret Santa`s gifts of immeasurable worth
That advent is a HO Ho Ho the back a hearty slap
Gratitude in secret is the present wrapped
As she was my embroidery as I sally forth

(Written for Ahavati)

#9

Sky dancer

a galactic arm
in the cold of winter stars
shines o’er moon’s face

as cosmic dragon
dancing weightless & bright
chants in its orbit

vibration echos
entering Earth’s life force
in sky dancer’s haze

awakens the gods
who turn to face & worship
singing together

(Written for Sky_Dancer)

#10

A black-feathered crow,
the silhouette of night
as the crow flies
away from its
heritage,
but
caged by
its syllables
and its memories,
dark as noir, of death
before dawn with
siren calls,
that
also turn
to night, but it’s
then, as crow perches
above, over city
streets with
fleeting
shadows by
city lights and neon,
that separate
and then
merge,
into the bars
and private clubs,
where the
high
& the low life
are as one, hiding
a disdain,
till the
rogue dogs
of the hour, drag
the hookers back to
the alleys, and
the crow
on
his laptop
pecks out the love
and sex, the violence
and treachery of
the dime store
novels by
Spillane.  

(Written for Crowfly)






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What an adorable, adventurous idea! ❤️

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lovely competition idea

edit: duh, it says so at the top, now

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butters said:lovely competition idea

edit: duh, it says so at the top, now


Dunno what the original query was. Any questions please ask. 😊

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Miss_Sub said:

Dunno what the original query was. Any questions please ask. 😊
was asking when the poems had to be in by, since the 'comp ends on' bar wasn't showing when i first clicked on this thread. now it does.

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butters said:was asking when the poems had to be in by, since the 'comp ends on' bar wasn't showing when i first clicked on this thread. now it does.

Happy days

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Ding-dong... it’s the first day of December...

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Woohoo! The first secret Santa poem has been dropped!

Entries are posted anonymously in the first post as they appear.

... knock knock Rachel_Lauren 😉

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yes, yes it was. and I'm flattered  as fuck :)-

wait... mines coming in a minute  ....any minute now

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... not unless you’ve grown tits, dear... 🤣

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....could if I wanted


...jaysus, I'm not feelin the love at all.   Imma monster innit

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lepperochan said:....could if I wanted


...jaysus, I'm not feelin the love at all.   Imma monster innit


I know. You heartless heathen. 🤣

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Knock Knock Lepp...

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pffft... knew it was only a matter of minutes fore the balance of the universe was restored :)-

cheers, secret Santa  ...hope you look nice in red

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