Poetry competition CLOSED 12th September 2022 10:43pm
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slipalong
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robert43041
robert43041
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Poetry Contest

It is 42 degrees Celsius in the shade. How do you escape? Are you already in a Christmas mode?
You are suffering ? Enjoying? Wishing to escape?
Poems to 50 lines or so.  Humor most welcome.

robert43041
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Hot and cold

Some people say that some Winter days
Are as cold as a witch's tits.
On such cruelly hot Summer days
I wish I had one next to me

For some other people Hell is right here
On earth
On such scorching days it feels like
Lucifer is next door and enjoying herself,
Laughing at us as she is turning up the heat
Getting her hellish BBQ ready
For the usual rowdy crowd.
Written by robert43041 (Viking)
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Jordan
Jordan
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No Escape Save One

"See beyond, Lear." -- the court fool on that which matters
 
* * *

Each dies in Pain
batting the summer mosquitoes
sticking to birthday suits
theses hot nights of childhood --
which bite, and then wait.

* † * † *

a dedication of Respect
for
the Pain of a fiendish heat

a revolving helios free verse/menippean satire

september, 2022 -- fevers on the rise
Written by Jordan (D.O.C.)
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Zaynab_kamoonpury
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Summery muse

When golden orbs of sunshine    
kiss your window sill †  
and sunlight enters † †  
like divine floodlights † †  
and warms you up softly † †  
glinting upon your knick knacks † †  
and the decor then shines † †  
like glittery sequins † †  
you know † †  
it's time you stroll to the sunkissed beach † †  
and let sand and sun combine † †  
in olden golden shine † †  
for holidaying kodak moments!! † †  
Trees offer a background of tinsels † †  
A sunshiny backdrop for snaps[b]
† †  
But in tropical places † †  
the heat of the summer † †  
can also be a real big bummer![/b]
Swimming pools a lucky escape
from a scorching parched landscape.
Written by Zaynab_kamoonpury
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slipalong
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Farce of summer holidays

We welcomed it with open arms
but ever soon it lost its charm
and whatever shadows shade
dissolved wherever rays were laid

Bared our skin to colour bronze
but its intensity went ON and ON
and seeking any shady spot
 cool that was, any dark inky blot

 Sun hats they were all sold out
sunscreen disappearing in a rout
the earth was parched its surface cracked
with no escape, we all are trapped

Like ants we scamper bear a leaf
to fan ourselves and give relief
when factor 50's not enough
like eggs we fry with yellow up

The forecast says there's no let-up
waters scarce with none to sup
warm beer, the coolers have gone phut
ice cubes so scarce, this weather sucks

Our holiday it was a ball
lie through our teeth in false recall
Oh yes, we'll all return next year
when all our sores had time to heal
a farce its humours, left concealed

Written by slipalong
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wallyroo92
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I'm so Hot

 
It was 111 the other day
(If youíre keeping score itís almost 44)
My fat is crying without me even trying
I sweat by doing the simplest of chores

And then it jumped up to 114!
It barely cools down right before dawn
By mid-morning itís already blistering
Who the hell left the oven on?

I canít escape the heat even in A.C.
Or else the bills give rise to more complaints
And when walking just to get to the carÖ
This town is hotter than Satanís taint

Donít tell me climate change is a myth
One day itís sweltering
  The next thereís a storm
The rain comes and goes like a dream
Mother Earth looks upon us with scorn
Written by wallyroo92
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slipalong
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Much appreciated a privilege to write with my fellow poets

wallyroo92
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Congrats to slipalong for the win and thank you robert for the honorable mention. Hope the heat is getting better for everyone all around.

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