Poetry competition CLOSED 11th September 2021 2:44am
WINNER
JohnnyBlaze
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RUNNERS-UP: Abracadabra and Razzerleaf

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All the world's a stage

ANATNOM_GNIREFFUS
ANATNOM_GNIREFFUS
Suffering Montana
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"Inheritors of the Earth"

Will we stand on pedestals that overlook the heavens?
I think as my eyes take away from the beauty by observing
The granite scales and marbled platforms of the ascent
Spikes of spruce, pine, and juniper hoisted up into the heavens
Almost as though perched upon the hands of God

Will we stand among the clouds, in the end?
I mutter to myself as the rocks crumble underfoot
Looking down I can see the path that I walked
And I wonder if up on those pedestals we will look back
To see the bloodied wound that we carved on the way
Almost in a sense of redundant shame or regret

Who is friend to the destroyer of all things?
Written by ANATNOM_GNIREFFUS (Suffering Montana)
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slipalong
slipalong
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To leave a legacy

I as a preacher, stand just as a singular
and on the dais raised,  
to beseech not command  
for each to change his ways.  
 
Divest of garments, naked stood
with just the voice of truth
do not chough and fidget so,
attention span, of a goldfish in a bowl
 
To listen is the greatest gift.
A blank prescription left to fill.
Worries gap, a hole and hope will not suffice,  
as kindness be the cure, for many ill's.
 
Burgeoning stress, a pumice stone. dulling each keen edge,
the mould, the verdigris upon the cheese,
furry tendrils, the vilest creeps.
All humanity has a pull a tug, but who am I to judge?
 
But the undertow should always be
a common sense of love.
Everyday thespian, standing on the stage trapdoor,
extends the velvet glove
 
Bare boards the essence of my core,
Enemies and friends the now and evermore.
Spreading Chinese whispers, joy and piece,
the world we have, is just on lease
 
Gather a band, and grasp the lost ideals
the track is warped, wax to melt on Icarus's heels
ozone thinning on our shield
come show me, just a little ZEAL
Written by slipalong
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PoetsRevenge
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September's Voice

 I am the voice of a meadow;  
listen to me hum.  
See what flies about me;  
every bloom has come.  
Yet I toil nor gather;  
only give away  
what the air can muster  
as against its pull I sway.  

Seeds and spores to scatter  
like so many words;  
thrown about in tatters,  
in waiting still unheard.  
Whispers only chattered  
by some chirping birds
waving to their latter;
a streaming sun of yore.  

And only can they  
rake away what I,  
in turn can let decay  
as sleeping, I'll regenerate  
to give again in some á
new day --  
á
To where is gone so  
shall return in all it's  
splendor, roots unburned;  
safely kept in deepest earth  
below the conquests  
of the birds.  
á
I shall come again and bloom  
in every color, leaf and plume.  
á
á áá á á á......
Written by PoetsRevenge
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Abracadabra
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Starless Skies

Too much rain
too much sun
times are broken
trains don't run

Boarded stores
line empty streets
food we hoarded
almost gone

Fueled by hatred
filled with greed
the darkest souls
crush those in need

Now the end times
have begun
carve the message
on to stone
deep enough
for those that come

If only we
had lived as one
if only we
had lived as one



Written by Abracadabra
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Ahavati
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Thank you each for your messages. Because it's such a somber day of remembrance here in America, I will delay awarding the winners until Monday out of respect. Again, thank you each for your entries.

Ahavati
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This was a tough mother to judge. I kid you not.

I've read an re-read every entry at least three times to see which resonated the deepest. Johnny, yours came out first because Poetry. I do believe it has the power to influence and save; Razzer, you had me at Trees; and, Abra, you had me at Oneness.

Congratulations and thank you for entering.

JohnnyBlaze
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Ahavati said:This was a tough mother to judge. I kid you not.

I've read an re-read every entry at least three times to see which resonated the deepest. Johnny, yours came out first because Poetry. I do believe it has the power to influence and save; Razzer, you had me at Trees; and, Abra, you had me at Oneness.

Congratulations and thank you for entering.


Are ya kiddin me? I won a competition?! I can't even remember the last time i won anything it's been so long!

Thank you for hosting with a subject worthy of poeticking about. ❤📝

Congrats Abbercaddabber and Razzerberries for your runner-uppityness!

Razzerleaf
Razzerleaf
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Well done JB a very worthy winner, congrats Abra and all great reads all round and thank you Ahavati for the insperation. Best R

Ahavati
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You're very welcome, Johnny and Razzer. Well done.

Abracadabra
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Checking problem with Colombian bank means... oh no, sorry wrong compo.
Well done everyone, keep the DUP flag flying high ~ Abra

Ahavati
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LMAO! Thank you, Abra. Hope your balance checked out.

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Congrats to JB and the runner ups.

PoetsRevenge
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Congrats, Johnny on winning with your knitting wit, very clever handiwork. Congrats also to the runners up, Abracadabra and Razzerleaf, I enjoyed the various perspectives of all the entries, great comp Ahavati :)

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