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hgnichols
hgnichols
Harry Nichols
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United States
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Poetry Contest

Iím in the middle of a music project and I need your help, fellow poets! I have been challenged specifically to adapt another personís poem to music. So... write me a poem!
8-20 lines
Any subject matter is welcome, but I prefer non-political subject matter.
No erotica


The winner gets their poem set to music and demoed for free! All credit for the lyrics will be attributed to the author.

PittinixDesigns
PittinixDesigns
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I have the perfect lyrics for a song, but it's 24 lines.

PittinixDesigns
PittinixDesigns
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When I'm In Love With You

Iím lying in bed sleeplessly after midnight
What else can I do when Iím in love with you?
Fantasies about you appear in my head
Iím reading your text messages on my phone
Your expressions of love gratify my heart

Thinking about you keeps me awake all night
I canít tell the difference between dream and reality
Every minute I spend without you feels like ages
My desire increases because Iím in love with you.
Iím so impatient to take you in my arms again

I know I should get some sleep until morning,
But I grow restless when I want to see you
Iím looking back on our romantic conversations
And it feels like the night will take forever to end
Itís a wonderful feeling to be in love with you
Written by PittinixDesigns
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PittinixDesigns
PittinixDesigns
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Jamaica
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My Love for You Is True

Youíre young and full of vigour.
Your face is like a rose wet with dew.
In my arms I tenderly hold you.
Youíll always be my favourite girl.
Up and down we stroll together.
Thereís always a place for two.
Your love for me is true,
And my love for you is true.

Why do you love me so much?
I canít believe youíre real.
Youíre more than Iíd hoped to find.
In the night Iím with you, baby.
We walk along the moonlit path.
I brush your cheek and kiss you gently.
Your love for me is true,
And my love for you is true.

You make me so cheerful.
No one else can uplift my heart.
I never thought Iíd be so lucky.
How could I expect a better love?
You did all that you could do.
Weíre such a happy couple.
Your love for me is true,
And my love for you is true.
Written by PittinixDesigns
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Insiderew
Insiderew
Rew
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They all kissed me

She has a quiet pride in self    
as autumn strews her path with gold, † † †  
these trees bestow bronzed silver'd wealth † † †  
on these who are the wealth of worlds. † † †  
†† † †  
One can see in those prideful strides † † †  
this proclamation †I am woman. † † †  
this sisterhood this whole world wide † † †  
reaching back to their birth of man. † † †  
† † † †
And so it was across the veldt † † †  
ten times ten thousand years ago, † † †  
those yesterdays they claimed and owned † † †  
a Vastly gleaming Cloth of Gold. † † †  
† † † †
They walked their way to Bethlehem † † †  
gave lowly birthing for the King, † † †  
a thousand years with each short step † † †  
i see all those here, still'd, †walking. † † †  
† † † †
We've composed a myriad hymns † † †  
to sing their praises, for their dance, † † †  
we never met i never knew † † †  
but they all kissed me, in her, brief glance.
Written by Insiderew (Rew)
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Valeriyabeyond
Valeriyabeyond
Dhyana
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Oh, Oh That Woman

 
Oh, oh that woman
Can't get her outta
my head
Oh, oh that woman
It must of been something she said

That fire in her eyes
makes me forget
her secrets and lies
Watch that woman
She'll burn your
life like she did mine

Oh, oh, that woman
Breaking down
every part of me†
Oh, oh, that woman†
Tearing down
and destroying me†
Oh, oh, †that woman†
She's breaking
me down, taking
me down

Oh, oh, that woman†
Oh, †oh, that woman
Can't get her
outta my head
Oh, oh that woman
Must have been something she said
Oh, oh that woman
Written by Valeriyabeyond (Dhyana)
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Valeriyabeyond
Valeriyabeyond
Dhyana
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Thinking Bout You

Verse 1

Thinkin bout you
thinkin bout us
Drivin the back roads kickin up some dust
They're ain't nothin
I wouldn't do to make
you mine to keep
you mine
I'm just thinkin bout you

Chorus

Oh baby, you know what I like loving
on you on a hot summer night
What do I do, what
 can I say I can't stop thinking bout you

Verse 2
Dirt roads, hot rod Chevy, Oh baby my heart gets heavy
The more I try the less
I do, I can't stop thinking bout you

Chorus...



Written by Valeriyabeyond (Dhyana)
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slipalong
slipalong
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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Dont step upon the cracks

On that footpath where I walk
the pavement and the road ahead
some steps are long, some are short †
I lay that map within my head †
  
I have that crazy paving gait †
the fissures black, dictate the way †
malevolence, the undertow in wait †
just one false step, halt that convey †
†  
No luck will ever me befall †
no crock of gold on rainbows tail †
just to survive and onward stroll †
†as Hades hands grasp at your soles † † †
†  
I will be attacked by trolls †
writhing, screaming, none can hear †
and dragged into big black potholes †
no trace, as I just disappear †
†  
Decent to hell, where dead poets dwell †
sitting, scribing, vain mediocrity  
ever to dance to the devils spell †
and I will have good company
Written by slipalong
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Kinkpoet
Kinkpoet
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Sixty-Something Rap

i write
to engage
and enrage

i write
to retire
to conspire
to inspire

i write
to trigger

i ainít no singer
but iíll
send you the song
of my middle finger

i write
to relax
to pacify
to objectify
to diversify

i write to offend
and defend
until the end

i write
to dig
deep
until i weep

a slope
so steep
there is no escape

i write
mundane
feel the pain
donít abstain

i write
profane

nasty
and tasty
and sexy
and smart

i write
not to employ
but to enjoy

i write
for republicans
and democrats
and mall rats

greens and reds
pinks yellows
for jews and true blues
thatís no news


for christians
muslims
and saints

anglican alcoholics
and pussies who faint
men who say Ďareí
and those who say Ďainítí

i write
of tears
and fears
toys
and joys

i write
for gals
with tresses
and guys in dresses
and those that
never confesses

my art
uses every
color of paint
without restraint

masterpieces
of cutting wit

rhythms
and melodies
that confuse
and infuse

graffiti
on your floor
front door
for the poor
and weak of will

i write
to the president
and politicians
holy men
and the man on the street

feel the heat
beat
your meat
move your feet

get off your ass
and do it fast

before

the glaciers melt

before

arizona
is
beachfront property

donít delay
get into the fray

someday

we may
no longer
exist

so forget the list
get really pissed

and do

something

today
Written by Kinkpoet
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buddydog
buddydog
buddydog H Faulk III
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Empty Pen (Poem)

You're the poem
I'm the rhyme
Divided by space and time
Just an empty pen
No words within

Words all in disarray
Surrounded by paper and daydreams
Scattered by silent screams
I can't let go of this empty pen
That will never comprehend

I'm blind, I need a sign
Blank pages that hypnotize
My desire and passion are in disguise
I'm so outta touch
Can you feel me, when It hurts this much

To overcome the rage of an abandoned page
I can't let go of the feelings I can't show
To find the words to let you know
I need more than three words to say
I love you is such a cliche'
Written by buddydog (buddydog H Faulk III)
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nomoth
nomoth
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United Kingdom
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...but this is more

Entry for Poem ó> Song competition    
 
v1 †  
Red raw we are born, †  
into bright lights we are blown. †  
Of all the things I have seen †  
you are the brightest I have known †  
And in the heavy rain †  
I will come back to you again †  
Dreams of yesterday †  
will burn tomorrow †  
† †
C. †  
Secure in all that is pure on your wings. †  
This freedom breaks me Ďfore I even sing, that †  
†††there is nothing †  
but this is more †  
† †
v2 †  
Stopped and to breathe, †  
these fleeting memories. †  
Charged to who can, †  
claim this name and land †  
as hollow, so now we can see †  
of what our lives ought to be. †  
Secure with all that is pure in your soul †  
Donít let them take how cool you are.
Written by nomoth
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mel44
mel44
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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Blooming Wings

Lost and only just surviving
tired and broken; hardly thriving

Reaching for something to change how I feel
finding no comfort; unable to heal

Out of darkness I have grown
blooming wings all on my own

Learning to trust and accepting fear
ghosts of the past no longer appear

Dismissing judgement from convicting eyes
with resilience I will always rise

Out of darkness I have grown
attempting flight all on my own

Embracing a life that was always mine
I am found where my soul can shine

Out of darkness I have grown
mastering flight all on my own
Written by mel44
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cloventongue89
cloventongue89
Nathaniel Peter
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United States
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The Death of A Stranger

 
Searching for the melody
Harmonizing with the way I put my heart into words
What is the substance of this song without the music
Like missing the accompaniment of you
Just a song short of a way to phrase your essence

I've got the words without the cadence
Like life without a sense of home
And it's funny how you can know so many people
Yet still feel like you're all alone

We end just as we begin
With questions in our minds
Spending life so certain and yet still searching
We all face our fates
Whether faith or best guesses

Through the finite eyes of reason
I contemplate the meaning of my life for the loss of yours
My heartache articulates the darkness of this season
As I pray for resurrection, my body weeps blood from pours

I stop questions short of answers content with the mystery
Significant as sentiments, my personal disregarded history...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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cloventongue89
cloventongue89
Nathaniel Peter
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United States
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Dirt

I try to fathom what my mind cannot
Just weeks ago you were there
And after a last breath, your soul vanished
Exhale and faded into thin air

Miles from your bedside
And yet as close as the heart
I had to let you go involuntarily
And it's tearing me apart

Your body returns to ashes
And all that is left is dirt
Trying to hold on to a sunnier disposition
Yet I can't help but feel the hurt

Just telling it like it is
Straight out and confessing the shaking
When everyday without you is a fresh sense of loss
Everyday my heart is breaking

My mind crowded
Yet empty it seems
I fall asleep in search of you
But I cannot see you in my dreams...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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wallyroo92
wallyroo92
Tyrant of Words
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Dream of Me

 
(v1)
Every time you smiled at me
I couldnít get you out my mind
I felt so happy and carefree
Dreaming that youíd be mine
 
(v2)
I wrote notes and letters
Kindly asking the universe
To bring us two together
Through the spirit of this verse
 
(chorus)
I have always wanted to be with you  
Longing and yearning in a fantasy
But now I want you to feel it too
Wishing that you would dream of me
 
(v3)
I spoke out loud to the starry night
Declaring the love and fire I feel
As my heart seems to take flight
When the sensation seems surreal
 
(v4)
And now the words I have written
Carry the weight of my restless soul
Letting you that Iíve been smitten
By your smile that makes me whole
 
(chorus)
I have always wanted to be with you
Longing and yearning in a fantasy
But now I want you to feel it too
Wishing that you would dream of me
Written by wallyroo92
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