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New Member of the Month – OCTOBER 2020

Eerie
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Poetry Contest

New Member of the Month Feature!

Welcome to "New Member of the Month"!

You have 3 weeks to nominate  Your favorite poems from a NEW DUP poet - someone who has been a member for no more than six months.

To locate New Members simply click on 'Poems' > *Latest Poems > Sort Poems > New Members!  

Please note the following guidelines when making nominations:

1. Self nominations are not accepted. The great majority of the competitions here are about spotlighting one's own work on a particular topic or theme.  This is a chance to nominate that poem that you wish you had written but some other great talent here beat you to it.

2. Until this comp is established, there is no limit to nominations; however, you can't nominate more than one poem per individual new member.  *****

3. No DUPLICATES. If someone nominates the same poem the entry will be deleted. If you like it that much wait and vote for it!

4. Any genre except erotica or pornography. This is a Facebook feature and we must adhere to their guidelines.  

5. Any member who is banned or disables their account PRIOR to the win will be automatically disqualified.

6. One win per member per calendar year ( 12 months ).

7. All nominators should notify their nominees of nominations.

8.  PLEASE DON’T NOMINATE RECENT WINNERS ( see list below )

Any nominated member who wishes to opt out of the competition may do so by messaging me. I will contact the person who nominated you and request an alternate nomination.

Nomination Duration is 3 weeks followed by a week of site voting!

Current Winners:

November 2019: LunaGreyhawk
December 2019:  Rachel_Lauren

January 2020:  cobralips (Abbey)
February 2020:  timkit (Tim Kitchen)
March 2020:  Pete82
April 2020:  ravisa
May 2020  Lazy_Dead (.Julia.)
June 2020 RiAN
July 2020: syandeneJahia (sy4ndene44)
August 2020: plexus
September 2020: LtDansLegs

Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
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No S on My Chest

Chorus:
When the world's in trouble and the shit hits the fan    
I'd rather be Clark Kent than Superman
I work hard and I give it my best    
But I ain't walking around with no S on my chest    
   
I may have become more than a little bit jaded  
But I always thought Superman was highly overrated    
It's easy to go through life with good looks and super powers    
Save the day, then fly in the sky for hours    
Clark Kent has to go to work just like me  
And be what his boss wants  or at least pretend to be    
Hiding behind a simple set of glasses    
We fight through life like we're maneuvering through molasses    
Yes, Superman does it all with incredible ease    
Saving the day then flying off in the breeze
He never has to clean up the mess he leaves behind    
That's left to me and the Clark Kent kind    
   
Chorus  
   
And just like Clark, I know I'm stronger than people know    
They only see the part of me that I'm willing to show    
And just like Clark, I pretend it doesn't matter    
As I watch the Perry Whites getting fatter and fatter    
Yes Clark Kent is my hero    
Clark Kent is me    
   
Cause...  
Chorus
Written by TimWombles
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AspergerPoet56
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An Unrequited Clamor


 
O' purest ignorant heart
without malice nor contempt
A wry smile through the ether
of where the sky ends
 
Through my own sands
of pettiness,  
regrets slip;
Words get stripped away
as each grain imbeds to stay
 
I call out your name
as my weariness clamors
against my glass heart;
forged by unrequited amber
 
One wish with hopeful ardency
that memories of me
weave their way
into your very fabric

stitching your soul whole
 
 
 
 
Written by Bluevelvete
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Valeriyabeyond
Valeriyabeyond
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Cinematic Demon

Burning alive in a metaphorical catechism  

Learning to lie in a allegorical masochism  

A spider soul enrolled  
 
In the web of the golden dark  
 
Caught here and consoled  
 
In thee occultic hidden arts  
 
This is silence seeking gossip  
 
A prison under fire  
 
It's a lashing with your tongue  
 
Under siege I will acquire  
 
The purifier of everything  
 
This moon is under sun  
 
A cryptic writing saying  
 
You are the chosen one  
 
A sefirot secret in the number eleven  
 
Diamond water drips off these bones  
 
Under water falls the cliffs of heaven  
 
The blood thorn of the sacred stone  
 
A septagram inside  
 
The sigil of conquered ñight  
 
A sacrificial goat  
 
To ensure your charming life  
 
The state of dualistic devision  
 
From the magic of my knife  
 
A ritualistic incision  
 
May darkness bring you light  
 
Black versus white  
 
Tomorrow found today  
 
The illuminatic works of a magical clichè  
 
Preposterously impossible  
 
I will not stay away  
 
Please stop all your hearing  
 
Of words I never say  
 
An overlord with wings  
 
The scarlett beast a priest that sings  
 
The light of the living darkness  
 
And the mystique of hidden kings  
 
What's the color of the devil?  
 
I immediately think of red  
 
What about the shade of God?  
 
What's the color in your head?  
 
A cinematic demon?  
 
Or an angry angel dead?  
 
No point in all this talking  
 
Not another word is said  
 
 
                                                        ELI  
 
 
 
 
 
Written by ELIAS11
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Eerie
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Thank you all for these terrific nominations, featuring our new members!

Ahavati
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Related submission no longer exists.

Eerie
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Only a few more days to get those New Member nominations in!! Click Menu--->Poems--->*Latest Poems--->Sort Poems--->New Members (last 30 days). Please remember to alert the New Member that you have nominated their poem!

Eerie
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Mirror Masked

Dreaming at midday
Feet glide on clouds of stolen memory
Who is this person walking in my shoes
Looking in the mirror
You are not me

Dreaming at midday
Skin slicker than ice
Who are you talking when I speak
Slurring my words
You are not me

Dreaming at midday
Watching you from the dark of the moon
Feeling you from the core of the earth
Who are you
When you are not me
Written by Reborn-Asylum
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Bluevelvete
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Aeon

Deliberate light of a cigarette, up cranes his head; squints the eyes to scan streets again,  
And as he waves out flame his hand stops in mid-motion to enjoy taste of the carcinogen.  
Tip go toes, tapping tread slowly, follow the slow sashay, saying whilst thou come to play?  
It's an irresistible, one-time invitation to leave what you know for a night 'til break of day.  
Then up she stepped, looking him up and down, hand on the rail, caressing, bathing intent,  
Added to his consideration was her whispered telepathic: "Yes, you know what that meant."  

Sultrial shadowmists envelop lovers in the blinkeyed fade; hide we, so tempted, from sight,  
What we do here is our business to pleasure, not a spectacle of jealous ne'er doers to smite.  
Sit you in the corner of your chapels, read your good book and cringe at thought of a touch,  
With every curse thrown in our direction we change positions to celebrate doing it too much.  
I'll not make the vow of no woman if you swear at my profligate ways and degenerate slide,  
For my sneer drips with her nectar, fresh from a violation of what has drawn me deep inside.  

Tactile, preparation; she is the braille by which I am guided, every curve chapter of our lust,  
Questioning my intention, perhaps, but as I lay me down beside, answered clear; oh, I must.  
Rise, he; arms outstretched straight as the cross, become my salvation, beauty; drain of sin,  
Then she enringlets him, kissing of the chalice; take, this my body, sip of my essence within.  
I've no coda but sweet nothings, no promised lands save for scapes of those like us, so free,  
Searching for intrepid oasis that roams far into forbidden borderland in search of one, as me.
Written by reggie_bass (Reggie Bass)
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David_Macleod
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Gettin' Gonzo On The Galveston-Gaines'

...    
Off radar, kickin' back, duckin' time sheet.    
Top down, pretty girl sneakin' to my seat.      
Skippin' triple digits, sippin' storm-tropic sleet-     
wettin' satin 'til the dawn, hotel-hauntin' in the heat.      
 
Gettin' on while gettin' gone. Slammin' to the beat-     
skinny-dippin' in the black, hatless tippin' the elite.      
Sun and moon -shinin' with the devil 'fore we eat.      
Wheels a' mother-fuckin' whether dirty weather neat.      
      
(MTP)
Written by arortiz73 (MTP)
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Eerie
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Thank you David, for entering this fantastic piece by arortiz73 however, this particular comp is for the nomination of new members who have been at DUP for six months or less, therefore the poem “Gettin’ Gonzo OnThe Galveston-Gaines’” does not qualify for nomination.

arortiz73
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So, a disqualification seems appropriate given that minor technicality alone, however, is it of no merit that I have been missing since 2013?? I posted little to nothing back then before unspeakable tragedies befell me, and back then I definitely wasn't at the capacity then that I am now. So in that respect, I AM a completely reborn, new writer to this site. Wouldn't it just be more interesting to let the rest of the community crucify me, via an alternate vote? :D

PurpuraBuho
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I second the notion of the above party.

Long live Reborn arortiz73!!!!

Eerie
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arortiz73 said:So, a disqualification seems appropriate given that minor technicality alone, however, is it of no merit that I have been missing since 2013?? I posted little to nothing back then before unspeakable tragedies befell me, and back then I definitely wasn't at the capacity then that I am now. So in that respect, I AM a completely reborn, new writer to this site. Wouldn't it just be more interesting to let the rest of the community crucify me, via an alternate vote? :D

I can certainly appreciate that you have been missing from DUP for some years, and I would certainly not argue that you feel as though you are "completely reborn" however, this particular comp is for the nomination of new members to DUP (those who have been here six months or less as shown by the "Member Since" date on their profile page).
If I allow established members who haven't submitted in X amount of years to be nominated in this monthly comp thread, then it wouldn't really be "New Members". It would be New Members and Established Members Returning After A Long Hiatus.
If David (or anyone for that matter) would like to nominate your poems, the Poem of the Month comp would be the more appropriate thread.

I really dig the fact that you have come back swinging after such a long departure. I hope that you can understand why I cannot allow the submission of your poem in this particular comp thread.  

Ahavati
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Thank you for upholding the ethos of this competition, Eerie.

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