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Old Rice in an Empty Church

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Poetry Contest

What memories haunt you
Memories of a past
two entries per poets
any length but not a novella
be creative
old writes can  be entered but not past winners
no extreme content

Numer90
Numer90
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Nigeria
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Warri0rs!

This is dedicated to everyone around the globe that suffered the horrors of addiction..    
     
 Pick up ur pen take down a note.. war of words!..      
 Get this from me.. Right down for you.. warriors!..      
       
     
 In the day.. it is when you feel haze...      
 In the night.. it is when I feel gaze..      
 In the night.. it is when I engage..      
 In the day.. it is when you relate.      
 Everyday!      
       
     
 Ninah Masaj I needah massage..      
 Hear me out.. am ma needah healer..      
 There's a mirage in my niqab..      
 I need a mean lie for my fiance..      
       
 Hear me out there's a sound..      
 Forcing me out inside a box..      
 Inside the box I saw my face..      
 What me be like it was the day..      
       
 Inside my mind I was detained.      
 With a bit of a luck I just escaped..      
 Warriors!      
 Taking my chance I can debate..      
 Still I need me a time to make a case..      
       
 A little recap fortnight ago..      
 Taking me out to walk a mile..      
 There's a life in my Utah...      
 Hullabaloo in my U -tah.! U-topia!      
       
 Until we match and match to Nile..      
 Hear me love you are alive..      
 Before I be late we need to set..      
 Dear me Lord am good to wait..      
       
 You have a sea to navigate..      
 I have a heart to take attack..      
 Inside my mind I can recall..      
 I had these scenes a year ago..      
       
 A Deja to Vu I have a thought..      
 I mastermind in your demand..      
 Illuminate in chasing my ghost..      
 Dear My Lord give me a ride..      
       
 I was into a comatose..      
 I tried to recall I am at lost..      
 I can't tell a tale of..      
 Every bit piece of life I ever had..      
       
     
 In the day.. it is when you feel haze...      
 In the night.. it is when I feel gaze..      
 In the night.. it is when I engage..      
 In the day.. it is when you relate.      
 Everyday!      
       
     
 I have a nine give me a five..      
 Stitch in a time saves me a nine..      
 I have this pills for my relief..      
 I need me refill to make a relapse..      
       
 Popped up my pills I got fuddled ..      
 My pupils enlarged I overdosed..      
 Where am i? Am in a daze..      
 What have I done? I may be late..      
 I am gone!      
       
 Hey you my doc give me a bed..      
 Am ma settle my bills I won't awake..      
 I will be gone till I engage..      
 Alone with my ghost..      
 I will be fade..      
       
 We gonna ride and ride along..      
 With all the mishaps it will entail..      
 I have a way to explore..      
 In this regard at your behest..      
       
 Keep me alive and kid me alike..      
 Ironically we are alike..      
 Whenever I got tempted to pop..      
 I remember the time I was in chains..      
       
 Gems master Jay I missed a beat..     
 Help me step a little bit me..      
 Java de vu am deja vu..      
 I simulate and immitate..      
 Everyday!      
       
 Java's my world I got to go..      
 Hear me belove I know you hurt..      
 In the time you must relate..      
 Karma's a bitch..      
 I will amend...      
 After life!      
       
 Circle around ur papers around..      
 What goes around will come around..      
 Read up ur notes when the sun rises..      
 Applaud with a round and go to bed..      
 When night falls!
Written by Numer90 (Numer0-un0)
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inechoingsilence
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Mausoleums

Memories in mourning shrouds, severed ties
touching lives, feather light leaving no mark
 
Forever is forever sworn, sacred oaths
born in deepest night always die in day’s light
 
Do no harm, leave no trace of my passing
Paths cross, merge in a heartbeat, separate
 
Impossible to remember every bright moment
your forgotten moments with me are final proof
 
I don’t remember until I walk over the grave of us
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Numer90
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Honeymoon in Idaho

Intro; Male Voice  
  
13 years! Quite a time..  
Just engage me one more time..  
 Come on reply me one more time..  
   
 Male Voice..
   
 Let me tease you piss you and please you in my shadow..  
 Let me entertain you and freak you with my sound flow..  
 Let me know all my downside you know that I don't know..  
 With only you i can slide and glide in the dance floor..  
 With only you I can trek and even chat in a town hall..  
 Will you please walk with me up the fame hall?..  
 Can you atleast sit with me side by side silently like exam hall?..  
 Am always this strong and very firm like iroko..  
 But for you am down on my knees take a vow for you like a bow for an arrow..  
 Never mind all the rumours of the bitches in my Tahoe..  
It's been a while since you saw me trespassing in the parlour..  
 Sometimes I go mad and so wild like a psycho..  
 While at times am so high and dictate like a narco..  
   
 Hook; Male Voice  
   
 I wanna keep all your thoughts and smile even when in death row..
 Not the least surprise of the things going on in my mind now..  
 Am just shocked for the fact that I don't see you no more..  
 Running to and fro back and forth just like one on a very strong liquor..  
 Let's recall and recap and rewind the honeymoon in Idaho..  
 My mistakes I regret when I fell in a loop hole..  
   
 I hope you call me one last time..  
 I wish you reach me one more time..  
 Control my feelings.. help me out..  
 Am running crazy.. Am so down  
 Help me out..  
 Guide me and shield me and please don't abandon me My Lord..  
   
   
 Female Voice  
   
 Last night I saw you in a shop mall..  
 I almost run to hug you like there's nothing no more..  
 I just can't erase all the overwhelming rumours..  
 I demand that you stop stalking on me all day long..  
 I still feel and care for you hero..  
 But i need space and more time from you amigo..  
 Can you guide, comfort and safeguard me like commando?  
 Can you share me your time and all excuses no more?  
 Can you break in your strength just for me coz am so weak?  
 Can you dance with me when the rain falls?  
 Will you sit, chat and dine with me in a full moon..  
 Can I wake up with you by my side in the morning?  
 A challenge for you i guess you'll just tell me no no..  
   
 Hook; Female Voice  
 How are you doing all alone?  
 This is how I felt like back in time..  
   
 I hope you call me one last time..  
 I wish you reach me one more time..  
 Control my feelings.. help me out..  
 Am running crazy.. Am so down  
 Help me out..  
 Guide me and shield me and please don't abandon me My Lord..
Written by Numer90 (Numer0-un0)
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Numer90 and inechoingsilence, thank you for your respective entry.

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Dear participants,
Please note No extreme contents.
Please.

Grace

runaway-mindtrain
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Memories not my own

 
Walking backward through a story rune
From long unheard sounds playing soul
So forward thinking to spectrum in tune
Remember'd pain in a lookin' glass bowl

Talking sideways of the elevated rap told
Bringing a new understanding to the old

By spirit turning pages of scarred hearts
With old star crossed the road mistaken
As below to find ourselves not ourselves
But these final thoughts as but forsaken
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Thank you for your entry, runaway-mindtrain.

cloventongue89
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Nathaniel Peter
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Sentimental Artifacts

My world fell apart before we trended the apocalypse
You are a week worth a life time
I am frozen in a moment
You are seconds of eternity
I'll never know a paradise like the promise of you

Tie my thoughts together to keep the mind intact
When I'm learning how I'm suppose to react
When there's no how to on losing someone close to you
Just ample opportunities to correct my line of thinking
Like fine tuning perspectives to truth

Caught between processing the way I feel
And contending for hope as love is weaponized in loss
Yet I dare to still extend my affections towards someone I can't see
And I'll remember you forever
Even if in this moment loving you is killing me

Reminiscing in fine lines
Commemorating endearments of our lifetimes
We conquer the body as we turn to dust
Savoring what's left of sentimental ash in a ceramic urn
We place the dead in the fire, but we're the ones that burn

I start from the beginning of the end
When it feels like too soon to say goodbye
Nothing could have prepared me for this
As I write to cope with it and feel myself die
A part of me is passing away

Reflecting on the menial things
Making an artifact of something as simple as hair gel
A product to reshape dead follicles into a more beautiful vanity
What are morticians but beauticians of our final display
As we speak our last farewells to the empty shell of one last day

Even the morning is night when the sunsets on the dusk of you
Because the dawn is tainted by your absence
And this world is darker still, as your light fades to black
I come to the terms that though you exist in another place
I am torn between both the joy and sorrow that you're never coming back

Nevertheless I translate my hope to think of a day that never ends
When we will be reunited in eternity with our family and our friends
Deriving hope of the promise of a place beyond us free from pain
As we dance into forever we outlast this moment's rain...
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All's Unwell That Ends Unwell

 
Malfunctioning
Neurological misfiring of pulverized memory
What is the dream and what is reality
Revert back to a time
 
I saw demons in the faces
Of everyone that I loved
Trying to discern the difference between
The motive of the heart in everything said
What is delusion and what is the evidence
Something unseen
Am I alive or am I dead?
 
Memories, farewell down the hallway
Elementary kisses blown
I was safest in the curriculum
There's no place like the books
When everything hits too close to home
 
Skip and my life flashes behind my eyes
Everything centered around you
When I'm still breathing and you're the one who dies
I swear part of me is passing too
 
Glitch splices of Saturday morning cartoons
Bacon crackles against combustible oil splatters
The aroma of fried pig fat for breakfast
Our family most honest in our bedroom attire
Bedhead and bad-breath
Newspaper spreads of dad at the kitchen table
 
Fast forward to Sunday reminiscing
One man's Sunday's best is another man's ass kissing
Like God can't see through the masquerade
To the heart behind our dressed up worship play
And yet no less something honest takes place on such a beautiful day
The way she sang every note and poured out her heart
As mother led and pulled everyone in before the weeks pulled us apart
 
Broken we are as broken we lead and reconstruct
Fractures in my mind as I revisit a time
Yet all's unwell that ends unwell, nevertheless we survive
Nothing matters when all of it fades into the backdrop of the past
I see everything through widows of the soul, but my eyes are a fragile glass
 
Shattered into a thousand pieces
When all I can see and can't see is you
I frame your essence in my mind
Though I am blind to heaven's view
Your presence diminished set to a silent cadence
When I feel like I am deaf-tone to the melody of the day
All I can do is marvel at the color of substance-less beauty
When it all fades away
 
Another time and shadow makes it's way in
Like a crack beneath the doorway of this room
I'm locked up within
Remembering, regret and reminiscent
Everything is romantic in death and everyone is innocent
Jump from highlights to darkness
When I remember the beauty through a filter of scars
Darkness surrounding me as I invert the stars
 
To tell you the truth too honest is scary
It takes a good tragedy to tell
With high-hopes for heaven in a living hell
Just tell me what's the best way to say farewell
As I look out over a sea of uncertainty and the waves swell
I breathe the free air and yet inside is a prison cell
Wanderlust of imagination
In a mind sick with sorrows is a memory that serves it well
 
Struggle found us there
When we moved from home to isolation
As every house found us in transition
Shedding the weight of former things
Till we skipped town to surf-side dark ages
And I got lost for the words in the gibberish
When days of night were fragments and torn pages
 
I left home in search of it
On a voyage to the unknown
Based in the inclination of something I thought I knew
Seeking to establish a life of independence
Even as we stayed in touch, I feel as if I forgot about you...
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The killing tongue

There's a spectre haunting me
a ghost of a man from the past,
his death seems to have confused him  
he thought his life could last.  
  
He also thought that off to work  
he was set that fateful day,  
but someone had fixed him, but good  
had made his thought all gan awry  
   
They planted the seed inside his head  
and waited, with due accord,  
they planted the seed of self destruct  
then pushed the button hard.  
   
Now a garage is a drafty place  
so he shut the door down tight,  
and waited, with his patient grace,  
to be driven into the night.
 
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faithmairee
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i miss you mostly

i miss you mostly
in the morning
when i realize
i've still another day
to face without you

sometimes i miss you
in the late afternoon
when you'd call
and say we'll spend
the weekend together

and then i miss you
in the evening
when losing you
hurts the worst
and i go to sleep alone
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faithmairee
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i count the minutes

i count the minutes
as they tick by
one at a time
i am lonesome
for you, my darling
whose life is over
never will i gaze
into your eyes
nor see your smile
no, not again

how shall i go on
will my pain cease
my heart beats slowly
the hours seem long
you would want me
smiling as in life
remembering
all the good times
darling, you know
they were all good times

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cloventongue89,faithmairee and Insiderew thank you for your respective entries.

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Sonnet to a past

Here? fields we rambled played and picnicked on
adjacent there, the forcing rhubarb sheds,
those black tar-papered huts these, also gone,
ground under concrete and forever dead.
 
Here, can you imagine it? hedgerows grew,
flourished even, beside old dry-stone walls,
beaten pathways, on hard packed earth, these flew
between farmer's fields, where green crops grew tall.
 
Nothing remains but imaged memories
and these alas engraved in simple minds,
all those crops, trees and country greenery,
lost to the progress of we humankind.
 
Drive on this superhighway under which
lie farms, fields, picknick-spots and cricket pitch.
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