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Poem of the Month - JANUARY 2022

LunaGreyhawk
LunaGreyhawk
Fire of Insight
United States
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Poetry Contest

Three weeks to nominate your favorite poems!
You have THREE weeks to nominate no more than THREE of your favorite poems from another DUP poet!

Please note the following guidelines when making nominations:
The voting for this competition is anonymous; therefore,spoken word nominations will be disqualified. You may nominate Spoken Word pieces in the competition below.

Spoken Word of the Month Comp (every other month) is here:

(Pending)

New Member ( six ( 6 ) months or less ) of the Month comp is here:

(Link coming soon!)

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. You may nominate only THREE poems from THREE different DU members.

3. No DUPLICATE NOMINATIONS. If you nominate a poem that has already been nominated you will be asked to replace the nomination.

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 winning will be automatically disqualified.

6. One win per member per calendar year, beginning with the month they win.

7. Please notify your nominee they have been nominated.

Nomination Duration is three weeks followed by a week of site voting!

Current Poem of the Month Hall of Famers:

2021:
January - brokentitanium (k.)
February - SatinUgal
March - X
April - RiAN
May - DaisyGrace
June - Bluevelvete
July - Jemac
August -  Northern_Soul (-Missy-)
September - Joshsam
October - cold_fusion
November - Buddhakitty
December - Particles_of_HerII

2020
January-  NEW BEGINNINGS
February - EDIBLE WORDS
March - MADAME LAVENDER
APRIL - MONKEYMAN
MAY - TIMAGINATION543
JUNE - LEPPEROCHAN (Craic-Dealer)
JULY - STRANGEWAYS_ROB  
August - Daniel Christensen
September - Aspergerpoet
October - Lunagreyhawk
November - Kristinax
December - Ahavati

2019
January - DANIELCHRISTENSEN
February - SOPHIE_ERICSON
March - AUDIOHARLEEA
April - FROM THE ASH
May - MISS_SUB
June - NAAJIR
July - LAYLA
August, 2019 - AHAVATI
September - MISS_SUB
October - HOWLING_WHELMS
November - JOHNNY BLAZE
December - RACHEL_LAUREN

2018
January - LADY_OF_THE_QUILL
February - LEPPEROCHAN Craic in a Box
March - TINABUBUYA (Tee Mali)
April - CROWFLY
May - ATOMIKBOMB
June - MISS_SUB (Missy)
July - MEADOWSWEET
August - LAYLA
September - COLD FUSION
October  - TODSKI28
November - TheMUSE22
December - BENDER

2017
January - VEE
February - CRIMSIN
March  - ONEFIFTYSIX
April - DANIEL CHRISTENSEN
May - ALEXANDER CASE
June - AEMelia564
July - THE_SILLY_SIBYL (Jack Thomas Heslop)
August - QUIETUSQUILL
September - _SHADOE_
October - POETSREVENGE
November - NAAJIR
December - POETSPEAK

2016
November  - JOHN FEDDELER
December - AHAVATI

Phantom2426
Phantom2426
Francisco J Vera
Tyrant of Words
United States
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shadows within shadows

 
hurt within the desolate vow
keening in the doorway of shadows
my love is lonely in the hours of pain
feeling no one can understand his level of emptiness

I weep at the threshold not daring to cross over
and disturb the precarious hold he has on it
slipping from his fingertips is his sanity
with a quick intake of breath I feel him fall further

my heart is a harlot of faith
believing in virtuous need
that wisdom can be garnered even from agony
I appreciate the moments in between

death takes a ragged breath
I fear only one thing will I see you again?
creeping into my heart terror
I look in your eyes and know you've already left me

in my quiet time we meet in the sun
the shadows have retreated
you are safely across


Written by crimsin (Unveiling)
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Phantom2426
Phantom2426
Francisco J Vera
Tyrant of Words
United States
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A Black Little Rain Cloud...

Man, I wish I was a cloud.
Just forever adrift, aimlessly.
Going with the flow.
The life.

What do they taste like though?
Are they sweet and melt on your tongue or soft and fluffy?
I don't know man.

I'll tell you this.
I don't like those planes man.
Like, they are hogging up the whole sky.
Getting in my view man.
I'm just trying to enjoy the clouds.

A good day for me is the sun beaming down.
As I float down the imaginary lane.
What does that cloud look like?
A rabbit?
A peace sign?
The answer is a cloud...
Written by O_Blue (CiRcLeS...)
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Phantom2426
Phantom2426
Francisco J Vera
Tyrant of Words
United States
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YES, I CAN HELP IT

CHOICE

How many times
have I, or you, done
something that caused
someone to reprimand
us, and we replied, "I
can't help"? I know I
have numerous times; why
after all, I'm only human.
BUT
relative to YOU, when
I stare at you, desire you,
steal a kiss from you,
dare to gently touch,
explores and pleasure
your body in secret places;
and even stray into your
"no, no' zone.
Guess what?
I'm not going to cop out
by saying "I couldn't help it."
That would be a lie.
WHY?
Because we both know
what we want and need
and need no apologies.
There is one thing I
cannot help, no never;
and that's meeting you
at the Kissing Place.
Written by TheOralizer
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wallyroo92
wallyroo92
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Joined 11th July 2012
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Something, Anything

willing my hand to move,
I reprimand my favorite pen,  
as if resting there makes it guilty  
 
my notebook demands its lines,  
scratched by sands escaping  
burial within this hourglass figure
 
yet I am lost, my imagination  
begging me to dream something,
to breathe life into my sleeping fingers
 
the fire within my belly rages,
a thief that swallows my words whole
leaving me just these fragments  
Written by LunaGreyhawk
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Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete
Tyrant of Words
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Joined 21st July 2020
Forum Posts: 2118

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I take testosterone blockers in order to be.
Written by Em-ily
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