Poetry competition CLOSED 23rd September 2020 5:38pm
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brokentitanium (k.)
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RUNNERS-UP: paperstains and slipalong

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anvinvil
anvinvil
Anvillan
Fire of Insight
United States
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Last Goodbye...

 
When gas jets light and cardboard burns
and you are reduced to a pile of ash
in an urn on a mantle,
is that the last goodbye?
Written by anvinvil (Anvillan)
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anvinvil
anvinvil
Anvillan
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Sad Goodbye...

 
I stare at the stone and your name crys out
for things left unsaid and deeds left undone.
I leave and weep, another sad goodbye.
Written by anvinvil (Anvillan)
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brokentitanium
brokentitanium
k.
Dangerous Mind
Canada
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Love, Amputated

You touched my wounds
and my skin healed over you

Now, surgically removed,
you itch like a phantom limb
I have to learn to ignore

Written by brokentitanium (k.)
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Insiderew
Insiderew
rew
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To grieve.

I did not know you were really dead
Or, just could not believe,
Till I saw that chap, bare his head,
Bow you past and me, leave to grieve.
Written by Insiderew (rew)
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mel44
mel44
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United Kingdom
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Orphan

i.

Essence departed
an orphan I have become
grief-filled emotion
alone, I have come undone
in passing of your spirit

ii.

Anguish shall not fade
vulnerable in your death
memories survive
yet in shadows, Im bereft
in my sleep, there is no rest
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paperstains
paperstains
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Found Your Obituary Online

 
They gave your ashes to the sea
I whispered goodbye into the salt air
still wondering why you didn't tell me
it came back
Written by paperstains
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DaisyGrace
DaisyGrace
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Just a few more days! Ive been blown away with all the entries. I am so damn pleased with you guys! Thanks so much!

DaisyGrace
DaisyGrace
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less than 24 hours people! get those entries in!

if you want to.

Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
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United States
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First Farewell

Mommy is resting
where? I don't see her in bed
in heaven, with God
okay, when will she be back?
6 year old robbed of goodbye
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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
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Perpetual Parting

God I miss you
Oh to see you again
Or breathe in your scent
Death be damned!
Bid me adieu, please
Yes, leave me to grieve
Ever more
Written by Gahddess_Worship
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DaisyGrace
DaisyGrace
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just a few more hours to get in those bit sized, emotion packed poems!

I just want to give a heads up that I may not get to posting the winner until after the weekend. I like to give each person a little feedback and take my time with all the entries. I'll do my best to get it done before, but your girl has plans! Thanks for each and every entry! I have loved them all.

DaisyGrace
DaisyGrace
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Ladies, gents, and aliens:

Thank you so much for all the entries. It was incredibly hard to judge because I'm in love with every single one. I'm hoping to finish up all my feedback this week and will get that posted sometime soon.

Thanks again!

BrokenTitanium, (since you had three pieces that were posted) Ghosted is the entry that won!

brokentitanium
brokentitanium
k.
Dangerous Mind
Canada
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Oooh wow! This is an exciting surprise!! Thank you. 😀
I was thinking I really wouldn't want to judge this... so many wonderful bite-sized morsels of farewell. Everyone rose to the challenge of "less is more". Congrats also to paperstains and slipalong. Thanks again DaisyGrace, for a really fun & motivating comp. ❤

JohnnyBlaze
JohnnyBlaze
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Congrats, brokentitanium!

And way to go paperstains and slipalong!


paperstains
paperstains
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Congrats, brokentitanium! Wasn't surprised at all to see Ghosted get the win for this one. Such a strong piece, and one that really resonated with me.

Congrats to you, as well, slipalong.

Thank you for the runner-up nod, Daisy. In such a strong field of entries, I'm honored that mine made the podium.




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