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crimsin (Unveiling)
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Ahavati
Ahavati
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Poetry Contest

Give thanks to DU Poets for their positive influence on yourself and this site.

The description is pretty straightforward, just follow the guidelines below:

* Positive, Uplifting Submissions Only ***

* New Poems Only

* All forms accepted ( Visual, Spoken Word, etc. )

* Any style or length ( just try not to go novella on me )

* No submission limit.

* No copy/paste. Submit your poem through your profile. In your author's notes, make sure to list who the submission is about.  

* Have fun. Be genuine. Share the gratitude for those in your life who make a difference in living it daily.

*** In regards to the positive, uplifting submissions, this is in reference to the member that you're writing about, not yourself. You can diss yourself and whatever miserable or hopeless being YOU were before the influence of this poet affected you positively.

Insiderew
Insiderew
Rew
Fire of Insight
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Spontaneous applause.

My children may be young, not very clean  
but, tis enough, my fellow wights      
if one can manage just to conceive      
and go full term, to some great delight,      
in receiving spontaneous applause      
on producing a still-ink-wet child      
in its wrinkled ugliness all adored      
my faith in this is more than kind,     
when crossing t's and dotting i's      
I'm compelled onwards, perhaps, to please      
and bring a light into unseen eyes      
who recognised a simple soul's simple needs.
Written by Insiderew (Rew)
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faithmairee
faithmairee
Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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Beautiful One

He is a pure soul
Kind
Thoughtful
All giving
There is absolutely
Nothing pretentious
About the man
He's the real deal
Realer than real

And when he writes
He does it with tenderness
Has a keen eye for
All things beautiful
He has an unmatched
Understanding of
The human condition
And his poetry
Speaks to one's very soul
Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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faithmairee
faithmairee
Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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Flower Girl

She is a woman of strength
A force to be reckoned with
And yet her heart is a gentle one
A kind and giving soul
Who has a deep compassion
For her fellow man
Cherish the tender in her
Beautiful love poetry
Every word so genuine
So heartfelt
She gives to us
Her heart and soul
In her passionate verse
She gives to us all
Her purple love
Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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Ahavati
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I just edited the guidelines to reflect there is no limit to entries per DU profile. I realize it may be difficult to choose between your friends; therefore, screw the limitations and give thanks to whoever you want as many times as you want.

Insiderew
Insiderew
Rew
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Missing.

She is a wraith as yet unformed
but for her eye I willed my growth
and excelled in truth I owe  
gratitude and this unadorned,  
by any attachment I gave her name  
these were multiple the person one  
who must be applauded for her brave    
face, for the ordeal, yet to come.  
   
Should I leave prints in feet of type  
this measurement of poetic worth,  
I can say, well, she gave me my birth  
sorry, detractors, this ain't no hype  
for I reached up to a higher state  
and I have gone on to reinforce  
and name, the name? this, an of course,  
Emily but, missing, of late.
Written by Insiderew (Rew)
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Ahavati
Ahavati
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Hi, Rew; thanks for your submission. Unfortunately it's not following the comp guidelines:

* No copy/paste. Submit your poem through your profile. In your author's notes, make sure to list who the submission is about.

If you can edit it'll qualify. Thanks so much.

faithmairee
faithmairee
Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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This is great news! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Gahddess_Worship
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Perpetually Enlightened

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faithmairee
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Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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The Divine One

Her light shines brightly
No less the largest star
Glowing against a heavenly sky
She is perhaps more wordy  
Than she is worldly
But if it's true it doesn't
Diminish her worthiness
And I suspect she was
Surely born with a pen
Clenched in one hand
 
With her pen
She takes us to
Places we have never
Been before
As divine as she is
I can picture her in the jungle
Keeping company with
The wildest of beasts
Or perhaps
Deep in the forrest
Painting pictures
With her enchanting pen
 
She speaks her truth
Having drawn from
The depths of her soul
Her divine words
Like beautiful songs
They dwell inside one's heart
She is probably unaware
Of her impact on the people
That surround her
But now they have found her
They profoundly love and adore her
Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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faithmairee
faithmairee
Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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Mr. Macabre

You could call him  
Mr. Macabre  
Master of the dark  
The seedy  
The horrifying  
Like little jig saw
Puzzle pieces
That paint a scary scene
When all of them  
Fit into place
Oh, how he spins  
His gory words into  
The worst of the worst  
Deep dark tales  

He has a brighter side  
That we don't often see  
But it does exist  
And the work
That it produces  
Tend to oddly fall  
On  the heavenly side  
And is not a bit sinister  
 
Mr. Macabre  
A man of wit  
A poet of merit  
A writer of sheer terror  
Who keeps us squarely  
On the edge of our seats  
Patiently awaiting our  
Next repulsing ride  
Down, down, down  
And through the gates  
Of hellacious nightmares
Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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crimsin
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Unveiling
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dear Wally

 
he is quietly observant
reading the poets he admires
leaving thoughtful comments
then as quietly as he arrived he departs us
 
I have a confession part of my heart sinks when he leaves
I long for more of him
I glow when I hear from him
metaphorically speaking

so passionate with the pen
he collects his thoughts from the soul
his victories and defeats
brings them to life on the page
he is a real man I can believe in
 
dearest Wally, you shine
in my eyes a hero
I look forward to seeing your avatar on screen
I take comfort in your presence
in essence you're noticed among the great ones
 
the du halls sacred
a guardian I look up to
pen to heart...love Crimsin


Written by crimsin (Unveiling)
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slipalong
slipalong
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Webmistress

Took the blinding leap of faith
stood firm and and said " I wont be swayed"
to see a vision, believe its grace
to dig for gold with a rusty spade

Walk upon the red hot coals
the chef to fire the appetite, with tasty bowls
set the course
be the spring rise, at its source

A ballroom chandelier, to captivate
the joy as we participate
and as we swirl and dance
to the webmistress, we give our thanks

Not a competition entry
Written by slipalong
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JohnnyBlaze
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[ Thanksgiving 2020 ] Character Building

  
She said not to go
novella on her ...
   
but I couldn't help myself;  
I was like all Korean    
love story binging on Netflix  
that she was Juonsing for  
   
And had you paid attention  
to subtitles, you'd know  
how plots tend to thicken  
---between us, it was so much    
more than six-month-old ganjang    
in a Seoul maté cafe  
   
Expressed in caligraphant lines    
she was anything but arche'typed  
   
expertly critiquing my witty writs  
and explicitly filling my spaces  
with verse of celebrated authors    
   
recalibrating my character  
from top down so that I    
properly stacked up  
   
Lately, she's taken to cornering me  
on the playground in such classic  
fashion with sheer exuberance!  
   
---lifting up that Teacher's skirt  
and flashing her latest secret  
trick-of-the-trade[ing] cards:  
a Morning Calm Oracle deck  
that keeps me spiritually balanced    
   
Beaming likewise, I'm on the straight  
n narrow, fast-tracked bullet-train  
to becoming not just a great poet  
your children's children's children  
will one day be studiously emulating  
   
but also who I was meant to be  
   
And for that, I am  
gajang gamsahada  
   
 
Written by JohnnyBlaze
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Ahavati
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Thank you to all who braved this comp. I admire you greatly.

Congratulations to Crimsin for a wonderful entry about Wally. Second runner up is Faith for her moving tribute to Flowergirl, and Third place goes to Rew for her awesome tribute to Emily.

Thank you again to all who braved this!

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