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New Member of the Month ~ FEBRUARY 2021

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
October 2020: Bluevelvete
November 2020: Vermillion_Apples (Jacob W)
December 2020: Salient_Swan

January 2021: Andres_Castro

Tallen
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Wasted

He mistook
My suicide note
For a love letter

Crimson ink
From my now
Limp veins

Memorialize
The sentimentality
Of my squandered mortality
Written by _Skylark_
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Eerie
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Thank you, Tallen for kickstarting February with a superb piece by newcomer _Skylark_.

_Skylark_
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Wow this is quite unexpected. Thank you for the nomination, I am most appreciative.

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Thank you for your kind words and for hosting this competition. I'm excited to read the other submissions :)

Tallen
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deleted per request --
Sorry - wasn't sure if i could nominate more than one spills by the same writer
(i should have asked)

Tallen
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Related submission no longer exists.

Tallen
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Song of Man (after the Dao)

Ten thousand shrines
Stand on the place of clouds
The sun’s fire and light alters
Ten thousand become one  
You are the holy son
 
Breathe and the universe will breathe you
As a vessel you have become  
The bearer of the Living Waters
As you drink no longer a beggar  
As you stand at One Truth
At one altar
Written by VirgiliusMaro
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anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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i don't have a nomination but i like this for the fresh faces held up to the light

Tallen
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anna_grin said:i don't have a nomination but i like this for the fresh faces held up to the light

i thank You anna for commenting.........
i am starting to feel like i am the only one reading new inkers' ink


Eerie
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Tallen, thank you for all of your new member nominations. Per comp rules: “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.  *****”. Unfortunately, one of your nominations for VirgiliusMaro will need to be removed.

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Tallen said:

i thank You anna for commenting.........
i am starting to feel like i am the only one reading new inkers' ink



all my favourite ones end up leaving
like momma butterfly where did that rock n roll badass get to and why

poet Anonymous

Senseless.

it's unreasonable

Unrealistic.

The loneliness that burns my soul

The ache for those who are no longer here

Why do I apologize to ghosts?

Is it because I fear they still watch me?

Perhaps I’m so lost in my despair

That I fail to see the living

I see only shadows

Shadows that dance and sing

Whispering in the softest voices, treachery

My blown eyes scan the room, paranoid

But the silhouettes only smile

leaning to trace my face, caressing it

Admiring the salty tears that fall from my eyes

Dripping down to my puffy irritated lips

I’m anxious but so are they

They’re stuck in a senseless paradox

I hold the only reason captive, for my own selfish fear

The fear that they’ll leave me in my darkness alone

And here now, in this very instance

I remember it wasn’t too long ago where you also whispered

“I don’t want to be alone.”
Written by Sunderish (Sunder)
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Eerie
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Thank you, cold, for your nomination!

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ilchruthach
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there's no need to read this

i constantly feel like i'm losing my mind. nothing i say is ever worth a damn. there can be no disagreeing. i have to be quiet and I have to be obedient. and please don't start on the bullshit of "I want to hear what you want to say" or "nobody's saying you can't disagree" because that's exactly what it is. bullshit. because when I disagree everything I've ever said or done becomes ammunition. when I say what I want to say it feels like i'm being gaslighted into oblivion. when i'm not quiet, i'm talked over and ignored. then I try to make you listen. to demand to say what I want to say. but i'm not allowed to be impolite. how dare I interrupt? how dare I speak out of turn? one day everyone will have to hear me. one day everyone will have to actually hear what i'm saying.
Written by ex-periment-626
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shows promise though the subject matter is immature the writing is done well

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