Poetry competition CLOSED 1st June 2015 10:29am
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seekingkate (kateA)
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Tell Me - "The Quote"

Infernus
Infernus
Infernal Insight
Twisted Dreamer
United Kingdom
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Poetry Contest

Write using a quote.
Two fortnights are given;
As always only enter your best editions.

Pick a quote and worry the word count,
put the quote first before your poem,
keep it short in the form of "Haiku" or "Tanka"!

Remember to have fun and be creative as always!


Yours faithfully
Infernus.

Double Post?:
You may have two entries with different quotes if you desire BUT if one is a Haiku
the other must be a Tanka meaning more virtue and flavor is born.

Sandman68
Sandman68
Thought Provoker
United States
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"I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five?"

If you are a punk
risky time to try your luck
(as it was just five)

seekingkate
seekingkate
kateA
Tyrant of Words
Australia
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'Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you vulnerable. It opens up your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside and mess you up.'  Neil Gaiman, The Sandman #9



man and woman talk
her words captivating him
they meet months later
spend days together loving
she falls, he doesn't, he leaves









seekingkate
seekingkate
kateA
Tyrant of Words
Australia
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[i]'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened'  Dr Seuss[/i]


so many tears flowed
so many emotions felt
bless you my loved one




poet Anonymous

Variety is the spice of life
The same kind of anything will not suffice
From food, to men, and even clothes
I just don't choose from linear rows

Doing the same thing day after day
makes for a very unhappy girl, what can I say
So I often change professions and cars, because being bored fails
I even use different colors on my fingernails

When it comes to food, leftovers don't cut it
I have thrown out everything after a day, even an old oven mit
Who can choose the same candy bar every time
At drive thru's, I alternate, using ten pennies instead of a dime

Varied and eclectic is my taste in clothes
Even my closet is askew, nothing is in rows
I like sandals, boots, and even moccasins
Why is variety in shoes considered such a sin

At the grocery store of the week, at the very worst
I alternate which aisles I go down first
At the checkout, I say:  "...a combination of plastic and paper please...
and double bag this week's choice of cheese"

In the past, my taste in men has varied
As you might imagine; I ended up unhappy and married
There was too much flavor to taste when I was young
and I relished the attention and had tons of fun

Why not start filling your plate at the buffet
from the back table; or use pennies to pay
Variety is the spice of life, I say
It has always worked better for me that way

seekingkate
seekingkate
kateA
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Australia
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thanks for the trophy...i enjoyed the idea for this comp and keeping it to a tanka or haiku...its a pity there weren't more entries...

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