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Grace
Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Poetry Contest

What will you sacrifice for your belief
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.- John 15:13
“We will sacrifice the fun and freedom of today for the glory of tomorrow.”
― Emmanuel Apetsi


What will you sacrifice for something or someone you believe in.  
Narrative Poem
Two entries per poets
any length but not a novella
old or new writes but not a previous winner
No collabs
No extreme contents
No chats in thread


Grace
Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Blood Sacrifice

I kill for its god’s will
he shares his prayer
as he presses his knife
against her throat

for thou shall not suffer
a witch to live
he says
gritting his teeth

he whispers
I shall kill thee
thus thou shalt not raise
a false report

thine hand shall not
with the wicked
be an unrighteous witness
therefore, death for thee

I offer thee
Succour
from sinning
No more shall thou transgress

Death I pay upon thee
not for mine own
but for the salvation
of thy soul

this chalice I offer thee
not for thy lips
but for thy throat
unto the gods of darkness...

Inclinate vos
ad benedictionem.


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Written by Grace (Idryad)
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Kou_Indigo
Kou_Indigo
Kara Lucielle Pythiana
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Witching Whisperings

- Witching Whisperings -

I sacrifice!
What would I give for love unending?
A question asked since time’s birth…
And, in the midst of my remembering,
I know what such a dream is worth.

Days of rain, days of water poured…
Then dried when days of fire dawned.
The winds have howled and roared,
Because of the darkness that is born!
Oh sweet gods and goddesses on high,
How thou must laugh at these times…
Even as angels weep and devils sigh!
Whilst darker things hear my rhymes,
For I have heard oft, their whisperings.

Long it hath been, in time’s reckoning,
Since I traded my pale white banner…
For one of black, with sound reasoning!
For love, for desire, passionate manner,
I whispered back, to the darker forces.

Many hath passed into the deep night,
Their silence falling heavily upon me…
Friends and loved ones, of my delight.
I grieved the loss of sweet company,
As theirs, had been, ere the dark fell!
Who knows me, who understands all?
Mayhap spirits of Heaven, or of Hell.
I hear their songs, I heed of their call,
I knew ice’s burn and fire’s blistering.

Long it hath been, in time’s wandering,
Since I traded my pale white armor…
For one of black, in fair understanding!
For love, for desire, to sate my hunger,
I touched the fabric of magic’s courses.

Despite it all, I am wholly untainted…
Unmarred by the night’s hot embrace.
The witching night, so long awaited…
Soon, shall greet my most eager face.
Beyond fire, water, earth, and wind,
A new darkness beckons so lovingly!
Lesser hearts break, and even bend,
But I will remain strong unto eternity!
Even: if stars blacken their glistening.

What would I give for love unending?
A question asked since time’s birth…
And, in the midst of my remembering,
I know what such a dream is worth.
I sacrifice!
Written by Kou_Indigo (Kara Lucielle Pythiana)
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Grace
Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Thank you Kara for kick-starting the competition.

XiaoLong
XiaoLong
Thought Provoker
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A Wondrous Journey

for months I longed, for your words to appear
a chance introduction and we set off chatting
a fated interference, I was helpless only for you to immediately disappear
I hoped in silence, our introduction wouldn’t end up with nothing

sensing the pain you endured as your journey took a detour
that was not by chance, but it’s the fate that you started to make
a lover at his “highness”, a toxicity that left you totally insecure
like crushing waves in the, it’s time you left the negativity at its wake

I saw you suffered, laying down below the wicked sky
the black of day and dark of night, the light in your heart flickers
cracking open the wall around your heart, letting the past go by
and you know, the brightest flame in the heart glows quickest

Time passes, Unruly storms were confounded
remnants of that stress stopped you from sleeping
locked in prison as you disappeared, I remained dumbfounded
just through the little window I followed your moments, patiently hoping

for you to be drawn by the raw energy of the ocean
the closer you got, you would see a white whale’s emotion
infusing into your soul, for your emotion to blissfully revive
energizing your lost soul, with passion and love, bringing you alive!!

in my virtual prison, I was just quiet and slow
devoid of human love, emptiness, I felt senseless
“should I give all hope up and simple let her go?”
thoughts that took me backwards, leaving me clueless

from the moment of our meeting, a twenty four hours of chatting!
i remember your smile, as it appears, it leaves me floating
a soul with a vision fleeting, and a brightness that was simply tempting
a beauty of angel pure and clear, lost in wilderness, you are something

a stroke of luck, you miraculously appeared
as though all these while you we’re always counting
how often I would give up and react as you had feared
yet your soul could not stop this connection that was resonating

in ecstasy my heart is now beating
you’re a soulmate that was always waiting
on the path that I once thought has disappeared
and you should know that ahead is a wondrous journey to be heard!
Written by XiaoLong
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Grace
Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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XiaoLong, thank you for your participation.

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