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Poetry competition CLOSED 17th June 2022 3:58am
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mysteriouslady
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Poetry Contest

Dinsmore was weirder than usual.....
Mods, need 18 plus on this please...

"Great Expectations"

Give me his side
OR
Give me hers
OR BOTH

Im going for all out Dickens Great Expectations, in YOUR WORDS!

Give your short version of this in poetic form that yall know I love
GO!

robert43041
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Miss Havisham (revisited).

Like most women, if not all women,
Miss Havisham was looking
For a long term relationship.
She was looking for Love.
She was looking for marriage.
A spinster, left alone after a tragic event,
Her entire family lost at sea.
Yet hope came along in the person
Of the dashing cavalry captain Herbert Dinsmore.
Tall, handsome, and no fool when the scent of money
Was in the air,

It was at a ball organized by the wife of his friend
Captain Moon that he met the tall and somewhat skinny
Miss Havisham.
He knew all the moves and, after some reticences
She let herself be courted - discreetly.

Ha, but she found that she loved the attention.
He invited himself over and
She did not deny him entry
He also found entry to her heart
And found entry to her bedroom.

There was serious talk of marriage
Plans were made
A date was set.

But on the morning of that faithful day
Captain Dinsmore had another appointment
With Destiny.
He had lost a lot of money gambling
Had also insulted the wrong people.
Thus the duel at dawn.

The bullet hit him in the heart.
The bad news hit her even harder

She never recovered from the shock
And to this day she roams the vast halls
Of her spacious residence and moans
In silence.
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mysteriouslady
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I totally love this!   Thanks, rob! <3  Awesome kick off!

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Nevermind, this is fab!  Love it Thank you for the indulgence!   <3  Keep em comin yall!

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If Only

 
If only love was true to life like a story in the pages of a novel  
How many of us would have stood the test of time?  
Which of us would still hold on to a dream  
Even as innocence is lost  
Hoping against hope  
When the cards we’re dealt are not the ones we want  

If only our devotion to a childhood love was like the chapters of a book  
Would our story be as good  
No –  
As Great  
As we come of age  
Committed in the heart of hearts  
Even when misfortunes set us back  
They shaped us and helped us grow  
 
If only the twists and turns of life read like the episodes of a chronicle  
Would our stories be just as fantastic  
Some of us had it bad  
Some of you have been through worse  
But you held on to dear life and well, now have a tale to tell  
 
If only the goals I once schemed and dreamed and chased  
Escaped me and were lost in the past  
I’d still be feeling the wrath of unrequited love  
Shortsighted by the fervor that fuels the soul  
Blind sighted by the things that fate threw at us  
I’d be in a different path  
 
But only if
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Opioids and Mutilation

 

That was your game  
at least it was when we met  
Downing morphine like it was going out of fashion and you the trend setting queen  
Slow release tablets  
white lightning chasers with a nibbled kebab for company  
 
A certain stench masked behind Mr muscle  
Almost as if someone had opened the door a tiny crack as if to summon death  
 
Those tastes  
rationed out on the end of tiny spoons  
Just enough to numb the tiny pricks  
but nowhere close to kill the pain  
Head spinning from the oncoming freight train migraine  
 
Rolled me over so as not to asphyxiate  
floating away  
Janis kissed your forehead  
whispered it's gonna be OK  
Vanished quickly like a ghosts gust  
passes the room  
When you thought unconsciousness  
had claimed me  
You casually downed  
enough for a month's supply  
Rang the doctor that morning  
had more delivered to the door that evening  
 
Why are you waiting around to die?  
 
You even suckled that bottle right up  
to our daughters birth  
Stabbed me deep  
Ran off and left dying  
 
Guess you found something to live for
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Sorry I was MIA for a while. life happens. I will re~read these and pick my winner soon!  love you all for your additions! <3

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The winner of this competition and any runners up were decided by public vote.

Thank you to the following members for voting:

AspergerPoet56, monovox128, Phantom2426, nutbuster, Marks, Miss_Haides, paperstains, Northern_Soul, zinnzinn, Joseph-Zenieh, lepperochan, S-m-sawyer, MadameLavender, Nevermindthegaps, Tallen

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admin said:The winner of this competition and any runners up were decided by public vote.




Thank you to the following members for voting:


   
      AspergerPoet56,
   
      monovox128,
   
      Phantom2426,
   
      nutbuster,
   
      Marks,
   
      Miss_Haides,
   
      paperstains,
   
      Northern_Soul,
   
      zinnzinn,
   
      Joseph-Zenieh,
   
      lepperochan,
   
      S-m-sawyer,
   
      MadameLavender,
   
      Nevermindthegaps,
   
      Tallen
   




sorry there was a reality emergency. thanks for al that indulged. again, my apologies

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Sorry, I'm a little late getting to this. Work has been extremely busy and catching up with all my reads and comments has been a challenge. With that said, I want to thank everyone who voted. There are certainly great writes and I feel honored to walk away with the trophy. Thank you ML for hosting this wonderful comp for a such a great book.

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