Poetry competition CLOSED 3rd February 2023 3:00am
WINNER
Bluevelvete
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RUNNERS-UP: Fallen_Angel_194 and Eleanor_Braveheart

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Alive in Memory

Mrd
Mr. D
Thought Provoker
United States 2awards
Joined 10th Apr 2020
Forum Posts: 16

we will never forget you

we will never forget you,   † †  
they say, sometimes while † † † † † †
the blood has not yet † † † † † †
been scrubbed from † † † † † †
the latest atrocity scene † † † † † †
†† † † † † †
your names will live on forever, they say, † † † † † †
because you are with the angels † † † † † †
or at the right hand of Jesus †
or god needed a few moreó  
anything to assuage the pain, †  
†  
even as the latest flower shrines † † † †  
drop wilting blossoms from despair † † † †
† † † †  
even as the mass derangement † † † † † †
serves up another and yet another † † † † † †
AR-15 purchase with Glock-packing † † † †
madmen spewing grievances so banal † † † † † †  
they come with boilerplate cliches. † †
† † †
sometimes you hear them say that † † † †
theyíre in a better place † † † † † †
way up in the sky somewhere † † † † † †
but wherever it is † † † † † †
† † † † † †  
itís usually a cemetery † † † † † †
where the grass and the weeds † † † † † †
are cut down by whirling scythes of time, † † †
where only the plastic flowers thrive † † † † † †
unnoticed by the passers-by.
Written by Mrd (Mr. D)
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skg373
Cera
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 5th June 2022
Forum Posts: 11

Dead in the water for over 31 days.

Water reveals nothing to fish

Sharks have fed

Now will pigs fly?

skg373
Cera
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 5th June 2022
Forum Posts: 11

I was always behind you.

And now I am in front of you.

But, do you see me?

skg373
Cera
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 5th June 2022
Forum Posts: 11

All I wanted was to get groceries
Sing our song to my sky of stars
And learn to dance beside you.

I have always listened.
I have always followed.
I have always defended.
And I have slain the last monster -
Me.

skg373
Cera
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 5th June 2022
Forum Posts: 11

All know me
All fear me
But only one knows me.

The forger of dreams
Designer of schemes
And protector of all that is good.

Our story is everywhere
In every memory and song
But only one person
Knows every piece
And his name
Is Kaeli Rae.
The only Ray, for me.

skg373
Cera
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 5th June 2022
Forum Posts: 11

All know me
All fear me
But only one knows me.

The forger of dreams
Designer of schemes
And protector of all that is good.

Our story is everywhere
In every memory and song
But only one person
Knows every piece
And his name
Is Kaeli Rae.
The only Ray, for me.

But I dont know if he remembers me.

Her
Dangerous Mind
United States 1awards
Joined 1st Sep 2021
Forum Posts: 35

Itís Been Two Years

You have graced my life with your commanding presence
And even though I have struggled for control sometimes
Iíve grown mostly because of you
Without you I would still be
The shell of a woman you once knew
Your steady guidance and support raised me up
When I thought I would be downcast forever
Coming out of the chaos of my own mind
Produced growing pains I never want to experience  again
Now I am free
Had it not been for the last two years
I would be stuck in the dungeons of delirium
Medicated and numb
Thank you for coming back when you did † †
and for being the guiding force
Behind my liberation
You are truly remarkable
Written by Her
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LunasChild8
Dangerous Mind
Canada 19awards
Joined 27th Dec 2017
Forum Posts: 504

Hello skg373. Thank you for participating in my competition. My question is the following: are the 5 posts you've added here part of the same submission or are they 5 separate submissions?

javalini
Fire of Insight
United States 13awards
Joined 4th Apr 2019
Forum Posts: 146

HERO

your words
strung line by line
like pearls
catching what little light
there was
and i sported them
as though they were mine
and how jealous
i was of those  
you would gift
just as you had gifted me
so that i was
just another
Written by javalini
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LunasChild8
Dangerous Mind
Canada 19awards
Joined 27th Dec 2017
Forum Posts: 504

My sincere congratulations to Bluevelvete, and for the runner-ups Fallen Angel and Eleanor. I also want to thank everyone else for participating in my competition. Each of your submissions was a beautiful tribute to your significant person or memory that's considered dear to you. I'm humbled to have read them and honored that you've shared such personal stories with us.

Bluevelvete
Tyrant of Words
United States 62awards
Joined 21st July 2020
Forum Posts: 2251

Sorry I missed this, I've been away from DU for awhile. Thanks so much, @LunasChild8 for a wonderfully run comp and for the generous trophy. I'm truly humbled by this win, especially with this particular poem. It came from such a deep and truly consequential internal place.

Congrats to Fallen Angel and Eleanor!! Woo-hoo!! 🎉 Sharing the podium with your wonderful submissions is a true pleasure. Well done!

I was blown away by all the entries and I know I would have never been able to make a decision, they're truly all winners to me.

🌹💙
-Susan

Styxian
Dangerous Mind
United States 12awards
Joined 9th Oct 2021
Forum Posts: 115

Its an incredible write, Susan.  Such a write can't be faked.  A truly beautiful tribute that is worth the accolades tenfold.

Bluevelvete
Tyrant of Words
United States 62awards
Joined 21st July 2020
Forum Posts: 2251

Styxian said:Its an incredible write, Susan.  Such a write can't be faked.  A truly beautiful tribute that is worth the accolades tenfold.
-💙
xo

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