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Northern_Soul
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Poetry Contest

Write a collection of 3 x 20 word poems.
For this comp I would like you to write 3 x 20 word poems as a set. Choose a theme, then write your three poems. Please separate them with numbers / Roman numerals / spaces / asterisks etc.

I’m looking for short, punchy, descriptive impact. Not just 20 words forced to make a sentence....

Rules

• Title does not count towards your word count.

• Choose any theme you like (no erotica, please) and write your 3 pieces on that theme.

• Each piece must be exactly 20 words long, no more, no less.

• New entries only.

• Up to 2 entries per human being allowed.

• Swearing is fine as long as it works for the piece.

• No erotica, please.

• No visual poetry (words on a picture background)

• Everybody welcome to participate.

• 2 weeks (date extended)

caxton
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I’ll be back for this.

lepperochan
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●0

sneezed in the post office
might as well have pulled a cord
for all the eyes which flashed a terror

0●
There's a train leaving town
wont  have to worry bout nuthin
no more, be sure you're holdin'
the right ticket


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It's good to see you, my friend
have you any idea what's happenin'
I'm really struggling with the whole thing

Northern_Soul
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Mint 👌🏻

Thanks for kicking things off Lepp! Just what I was after. 🤗

Magdalena
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caught up in a coffee moment

(1)
the kettle taunts with its charm
and I know I shouldn't, it's past midnight
you smell so good, like home

(2)
morning kissed me, the tv blinked
brushing it away, I unfurled from the chair
yawning and creaking like old wood

(3)
plodded to the kitchen, in lazy floppy bed socks
fresh water, flick of the switch
one more cup of coffee
Written by Magdalena
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Northern_Soul
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Fabulous entry, Magdalena 👌🏻 I loved the little observational details in this. Thank you 😊

Bluevelvete
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three stories of me (and he)

 
      
       
(i)        
my small feet atop his        
teaching me to dance;        
and finer things,      
like Elvis's voice        
and that love, beaming down        
       
       
       
(ii)      
"mud monster"      
in the blackened basement;        
me, clinging to his leg      
as we hunted for my sisters—      
"DADDY !?!!"        
                    ..i peed.      
       
       
       
(iii)      
you couldn't really talk        
confused and afraid   
i sat and sang        
it was just you and i    
       
..... until the end.        
       
       
       
       
       
       
Written by Bluevelvete
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Northern_Soul
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Excellent stuff BlueVelvete 😊 Very much on point 👌🏻 Thank you for your entry.

Magdalena
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poppycock

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AspergerPoet56
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Depression's Trinity (NoPoo 62)

*
Short on dignity
Flirted with death
Solid rock depression
Has weighed heavy
No amount of chipping away
Lessens the impact

**
In every breath
A battle rages silently
Reason's place is shadowed here
Hidden behind brown eyes
spiraling pain continues onwards

***
Apathy spinning its web
Making it more difficult
To move any distance
Slowly decaying sanity
An empty loneliness
Bites down

Written by AspergerPoet56
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Northern_Soul
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Many thanks AspergersPoet56 for a really great entry, and Magdalena for your second offering. Both awesome 🤩

Insiderew
Insiderew
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Message to Mind

                                          --     one

There's
 no force to find
'cept within the self,
don't blind eyes and mind
you've inherent wealth,
seekers... shall find,

                                                
                                              --    two
And
don't disdain prompts
these spark brains
''Daffodills '' produced wants
contemplation produced refrains
after two hundred years,
it still haunts...

                                                 --    three

Those
silent mind eyes
who've wit to see
but not to speak, I'm
sore perplexed that thinkers be,
silent eyes.
Written by Insiderew (Rew)
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Northern_Soul
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Thanks for your entry Insiderew. Lovely stuff  😊

MadameLavender
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Coronation

 


i.

The Office of the President Elect—
such laughable things, do not exist, save
in minds of those who’ve elected themselves.

ii.

All (heil) hail, the lumber sale!
Build a throne, call oneself a
King
at a bargain price of shattered trust.

iii.

When do we wake up, to
see that the American Dream
is not just a dream?
WE demand a recount.
Written by MadameLavender
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Northern_Soul
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Thank you for the entry ML 😊 And a very relevant topic too. 👌🏻

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