Poetry competition CLOSED 9th March 2012 6:58am
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LittleChaoChao
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Homework Assignment

poet Anonymous

Poetry Contest

Write of perserverence and will, determination and drive...
Imagine youre in class and the teacher gives you an assignment to write a poem about a time when you fought the odds and won; when you reached your goal and achieved what you set out to accomplish. No more than 100 words and must be based in truth. No rewrites or collabs. Any category will do. Now get to it!

LittleChaoChao
LittleChaoChao
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I was born deaf
I didn't understand
Why people so cruel
Hated me everywhere

Legally reatarded
Standards at low
Nothing made me happy
Time only went slow

Hating the world
All the people who lived
But the worst part of all
I despized breathing air

Then the water left my ears
And I saw a different world
Took me to years to catch up
But the tides did turn

Then I saw the truth
It's not black despair
But the colorful truth
Life's not ment for hatred

I love everything I meet
I accept all that I have
I care about what I do
And found the happiness in me

poet Anonymous

Wow! I love your poem, LCC. You overcame the odds indeed! You inspire me! Thank you!!

poet Anonymous

Against All Odds

Dropped out of middle school,
runnin with gangs and gettin in trouble...
I did what I wanted because I thought I was cool

Pregnant at thirteen
scared out of my mind,
but I knew for this child
I had to get my shit together...
I only had limited time

Extra periods before and after school
got caught up and graduated with my class,
a job, raising my daughter and had my own place at 17
but I made it.... because I busted my ass

poet Anonymous

Been through a lot from early on and perservered. Both ya ladies knew exactly what i wanted to read and killed it! Bravo!!

poet Anonymous

chameleon said:Been through a lot from early on and perservered. Both ya ladies knew exactly what i wanted to read and killed it! Bravo!!

Yes I did Thank You...This should be a good competition, I am sure there are some great stories in the DU :)

poet Anonymous

milkyway said:[quote-66306-chameleon]Been through a lot from early on and perservered. Both ya ladies knew exactly what i wanted to read and killed it! Bravo!!

Yes I did Thank You...This should be a good competition, I am sure there are some great stories in the DU :)[/quote]

I agree, milky! Now if people would get off their duffs and take a lesson from you ladies, and submit some poems, we should be in good shape. Or I might have to extend this comp another week.

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StephenPaul Summerscales
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This is a pre-write and over your word count but I had to share it , hope that's ok


Against All Odds     ( Written in 2010 )    

Memories are clutched
in the hands that point time
flocculent skies did touch
the turning of the dial
love is such
the contrary of denial
barefoot in the dust
we married without an aisle .

Against all odds
and across the waves
we of the same pod
that god
had gave
the path we trod
is how we were saved
together we rock
untethered
to the grave .

Memories are clutched
in the hands that point time
the future holds so much
like unpenned lines
new seconds they crush
the doubts that fly
all mouths will hush
that ever lied
together we'll push
together we'll die
I married my love
with the Indian eyes    
your soul comes flush
with your mind
of surprise
your heart is plush
with a golden
magnetise .



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Ggeous Sekgantshwana
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South Africa
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Call me... Victorious.

On the other side,
I had a sad life to live,
A life full of questions and no answers
But, I had no guilt whatsoever because I loved him.
For some reasons I wanted it to work
And I sold part of my soul and happiness
In return for appreciation and love that I never got back.
I found myself in a relationship by myself for my boyfriend was living his own life with a future without me in it.
I got pregnant, lonely and sad and I let myself into something so huge that even now when I look back,
I wonder how I got myself into so much anguish.
But then I realized later that we get in situations that test our characters and believe so that we can know who God is and why we need Him in our lives.
On this side, I learnt and with that experience I am the master
Smiling… With my Boy by my side
And the Almighty on the other side
Who can go against me…?
I am now blessed.
Call me…Victorious…

poet Anonymous

Thank you Paul and Ggeous, for your submissions. Wonderful writes to be included here.

poet Anonymous

"You are NOT paralyzed, it's the drugs-
so Don't give up"...

(((Is that my mother? ))))
((Where the hell am I?))
"Oh my God, I can't look at her like that!"
((Is that my sister?))
"can she hear us?"
((Who was that?.)).
"They say people in a coma can hear certain things so just keep talking"
((Very medical, hmmmm...))
"Please don't leave us, come back!"
((It's painful to hear this, I am here!!))
"I can't live without you, come back!"
"My life is over if you die!"
I feel myself float away, shades of times past-.
passing and over-taking the NOW!

"Don't do this to me!"
I let go and succumb to a heaviness-

poet Anonymous

mikimoondancer said:"You are NOT paralyzed, it's the drugs-
so Don't give up"...

(((Is that my mother? ))))
((Where the hell am I?))
"Oh my God, I can't look at her like that!"
((Is that my sister?))
"can she hear us?"
((Who was that?.)).
"They say people in a coma can hear certain things so just keep talking"
((Very medical, hmmmm...))
"Please don't leave us, come back!"
((It's painful to hear this, I am here!!))
"I can't live without you, come back!"
"My life is over if you die!"
I feel myself float away, shades of times past-.
passing and over-taking the NOW!

"Don't do this to me!"
I let go and succumb to a heaviness-


Very creative, miki! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

ANTinRECOVERY
ANTinRECOVERY
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Goodbye Letter Addiction

Dear Addiction,

How are you? Me? I'm blackened and blued,
heart hardened, and confused.
Under normal circumstances I dont like to lose.
But these circumstances aren't normal,
and to unconditionally surrender I choose.
You see I can make decisions today,
And I pick me not you,

I just want to say goodbye for good.
No more nodding out, or trips to the hood.
You'll say, "Just one more!," and i'll think that I could.
But I know what to do now, and hit a meeting I should.
Every meeting I hit makes me stronger and stronger,
and puts the distance between us farther and longer.

I dont have to go on a mission,
for more shit to hock.
I dont have to be dope sick,
all the way to the block.
I know that you're mad now,
that I have tools in my box.
But my head is my house,
and i'm changing the locks.

I put my well-being in danger,
by buying you from a stranger.
I was so nieve, that my life was my wager.

I should've known better, when you felt so amazing
that the first high, i'd forever be chasing.
I once envisioned, and I once did dream,
and my dreams might come true, only if I stay clean.
Its all coming back now along with ambition.
Taking the first step, with my powerless admission.

I am almost finished, just one thing to say
Don't come near me, just stay away,
I don't wanna chill, I dont wanna play.
Besides, theres only one way to end this,
and it's with a FUCK YOU and have a NICE DAY!

JAITO
JAITO
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I have made good plans in my head
As I move outside I find people filled with hate
Everything I do is for their mouths to say
Then increase pain in my head.

My mama calls me good for nothing
My papa sees me as foolish and unworthy
My neighbors just hate all my struggling
Everyone sees me as a cursed creature dying.

After this hate I got to a casino
I see hot chics like girlfriends of bobby valentine
Before I can relax and get a cup of cappuccino
They laugh at my state and classify it as zero.

I meet many people different in color
Race, religion, nationality for that matter
Few dont care about me but others
Hate me discriminate me and call me a hazard.

I wish I could just live alone
Because all this people are so damn wrong
Why is life such a burden and a fro ad
This stress is too much help me lord.


JAITO
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They want beyond which I cant offer
Im in this life arena suffering like a soldier
After this that which is dangerous rolls up
And kicks my life dead like Im in a comma.


No love for me its clearly over
Animals around hurt me in order
Living to my expectations its no longer
I guess they will never call me stronger.


It doesnt kill me coz Im Goldberg
Hate me love me u are off my shoulders
Talk bad put it tough on ya
I repeat I dont care if are a grown up.

Its time for my nightmares to make me a strong man
Flying colors thats the option to foster
No second solutions I go hard and I flow smart
Damn! All the problems I will only get sober.

I face nightmares but I will never say holla
Always making moments coz Im not a toddler
Ever feeling good enemies wont make me softer
Im a king and I deserve to shine and blow up.


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