Poetry competition CLOSED 14th May 2024 4:26pm
WINNER
javalini
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Ars Poetica

wallyroo92
Tyrant of Words
United States 151awards
Joined 11th July 2012
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Art and Therapy

 
There are too many poets in the world
What can I do stand out from the crowd?
Will my verse be a whisper barely heard
Or will it just be a mist amidst the clouds?

Should I shout louder or rhyme harder
When poetry has been my therapy
Will the words reach the ears of others
Capturing the moment for posterity

But itís also been an art I try to express
Emotions poured onto paper and pen
Shaping the images from mind to lines
Trying to get it right, over and over again

Poetry has been the journal of my lifeís story
The journey of evolution and creativity
A testament of my existence to the future
That today I use it as art and therapy
Written by wallyroo92
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slipalong
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom 41awards
Joined 1st Jan 2018
Forum Posts: 835

View from the backdrop

 standing in the theatre wings
the shuffling feet is the tinder.
the tinder of ideas †
bare page, empty seats in the auditorium
ready face ingrown strengths and inadequacy
shivering mentally
 bearing the ink blots of conception
uncertainty a tremor
and then sometimes: not often
the orgasmic rush
like an alpine skier who breaches the virgin snow
cascading and carving the path.
just for moments the blinding sun
captured on your snow goggles.
vanities ego, a thundering express train
heading towards the rockfall of critique
the fallen tree of misinterpretation
stoned and bowed the bruises that hurt.
but just for a pause!
a new nib and blood red ink
Written by slipalong
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DaisyGrace
Dangerous Mind
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Joined 29th Mar 2017
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Thank you for your entries! I'm not sure if I'll be able to get to this tonight, but I promise to get the winner selected by the weekend!

DaisyGrace
Dangerous Mind
United States 18awards
Joined 29th Mar 2017
Forum Posts: 1391

Thank you all so much for indulging my Ars Poetica challenge. I really enjoyed every entry, but when it came right down to it, Javalini and Slip were my favorites. Congrats to everyone! You all produced excellent pieces.

Ahavati
Tyrant of Words
United States 117awards
Joined 11th Apr 2015
Forum Posts: 15086

Congratulations, Javalini and Slip! Excellent entries.

Ljdynamic
Dangerous Mind
United States 17awards
Joined 18th Aug 2017
Forum Posts: 354

Thanks Daisy for hosting the competition.  I wouldn't have written what I wrote if it wasn't for this.  And a big congrats to the Javalini and Slipalong, awesome poems.

slipalong
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom 41awards
Joined 1st Jan 2018
Forum Posts: 835

Thanks for an interesting and exciting competition I feel so unworthy and doff my cap to the winner

javalini
Fire of Insight
United States 16awards
Joined 4th Apr 2019
Forum Posts: 205

An honor. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem.

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