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lepperochan
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Poetry Contest

Write a short poem

I've noticed theres been a shift towards short poems among a fair amount of poets. I like them, they pack a punch, deep as an ocean, sharp as a Jewish accountant


Please write a poem (new)  with words not exceeding 25. Title not included


I'm looking for depth, intellect, wit even

I've a theme for this one, if you dont mind. The image above struck me, and her story, I found quite beautiful:

she took the gun from her injured husband who was carted away in a car to a safe house. she kept the army back until she was eventually killed. when the commander of the army saw they were fighting a woman he told his army not to touch her. she was buried by her own kind

anyhow,  he said aloud "we fight for a queen who cares not about us, and she fought for love and nation"


"The theme:

The photo was chosen for Women's day in Ireland and the quote below was written on top:

"Don't be afraid to be associated with a strong woman. One day may come and she'll be your only army".


take what you like out of the image, no need to take it literally if it's not your cup of tea, concentrate more on the quote

Thank you muchley



let's say two per human

_boybrains
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she was a gun.

 
 
        she blew away
                  whispers of smoke;  
      not for herself or her  
                         husband— but a  
                  whole nation standing  
           behind
                     her.
Written by _boybrains
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lepperochan
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Hullo

yes, that's what I'm talking about.  depth,  I like how you present her. good stuff, well done

cloventongue89
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One Woman Army

my one woman army
equipped by love
an arsenal of prayers
reinforcing vows
faith in the ideal of me
realized by the best of you...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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cloventongue89
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The End of Conflict

your arms disarm me
affectionate weapon
outgunned by beauty
passionate armory
loaded with a cause
love is the fight
and yet the end of conflict...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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lepperochan
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Nathaniel Peter,  you've captured the essence of the image and quote very well, thank you. Good luck

lepperochan
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I lay
still as the fog
in winter

heard
them fall

then felt her lips
on my forehead

fell into sleep
with a smile

Indie
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blood and gun smoke

‍She stood fearless
temporarily bulletproof
gun smoke lingering
as death awaited her sacrifice
of blood freely given
a one woman army
dying for her homeland
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
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lepperochan
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Good stuff there Miss Indie, love it. welcome to the hood

Blackwolf
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Flack You

Bitch In Ditch With Killer Itch
 
Fashion Assassin Passion Cash In
 
Rifle Crack Step Back No Slack  
 
Adversary Itinerary Get Rich
 
Ashen Distraction Imagine Reaction
Written by Blackwolf (I.M.Blackwolf)
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Jade-Pandora
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Mole 15.

Mole 15.
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Splintered
in the moment,
and the wreckage is forever.
But death will follow,
to swap her strength
for freedom.

Miss_Sub
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AK-47, Baby

 
 
 
they said  
death never
tasted so good
as atomic lungs
gunned down  
in polka-dot
confetti




Written by Miss_Sub (- Missy -)
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_boybrains
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rank one.

 

her iris—
commanding
millions of
armies.
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lepperochan
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Black wolf,  Jade, Missy , Ethan

good stuff y'all

Missy, should I ask how you knew that is an AK

anyhow, all wonderful perspectives, well done, good luck


drone
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She was willing
to die
for the pain
of losing

her love

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