Poetry competition CLOSED 5th August 2016 10:25am
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LobodeSanPedro
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EDVARD MUNCH

LobodeSanPedro
LobodeSanPedro
Guardian of Shadows
Sierra Leone
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... thou art with me ... ?

perpetual crucification hangs like ripened fruit  
whose billowing rogations mask the stench of stained skin  

the gurgling river entombed below thy rind
is syphoned with spigots injected with Marx's opiate

pockmarked and tattooed are thy wrists and forearms
trace the forty year exodus to the very crevices between thy toes

every vessel for release is flooded with smoke laced incantations  
press thy forehead upon the wall, for balance is needed to relieve thyself

thump
thump
thump  
 
it's encrusted in the membrane of thy aril  
God will forgive all thy sins

but who forgives his




Death in the sick room

(Not for comp consideration ... The painting resonated with something I'd written prior, and I felt compelled to post it as I have two loved ones battling cancer.  I'll submit a new piece shortly.  Thank you.)

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highwaytohell
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Greg
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South Africa
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Scream

whilst watching others
his world distorts
watching them leave
watching their betrayal
watching their treachery
attempting to speak
but ends up screaming
the view becomes hell
the people become demons
he becomes a tortured soul
until the scream ends

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LobodeSanPedro
LobodeSanPedro
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http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/imagenes/2004/12/23/actualidad/1103756401_850215_0000000002_sumario_normal.jpg

Madonna

each morning I get up early
just to feel the meadow cry
her tears crushed beneath my feet
sometimes I cry with her
though meek are my offerings

I offer my breasts as vessels
as a mother should
a butterfly studies the freckles upon them
she's chased away by a honeybee
but there is no nectar to bleed

I brush my fingers against a surly old tree
for he has dropped so many of his little chandeliers
I pick up the thorny brown hives
and inhale their wet mint  
my lungs coated with the musk of eucalyptus

each evening before I retire to his bed
I linger in the meadow just to feel her cry
her sun is leaving after another days work
the silver haired one slips between the sheets
though meek are my offerings

whale
whale
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Loving your entries Lobo - fantastic

Vandel_Viaclovsky
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Van
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the hands

red yellow green pale
singled into the centermost sleaze
insensate potent and impolite
fingers as if formed in air
now hissing like a firing squad
now to breach the lavish lacework
of the night's soft hair
and strip every vestige there.
naked she looks away
(horrified the more to be leered at by demons,
or by God's own eyes of incest?)

the clock strikes half past eight
and i move along.  to be honest,
i see no cause to invent stories further,
she is heroine enough who smuggles her heart through.




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ok so i dont particularly like contests, but i whipped this one up in hopes that it would help me break my current bout of writers block.  
some tremendous entries in this thread btw!




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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
Tyrant of Words
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Leave the curtain wide
spying neighbors learn to love
truth naked and deep

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SqvnNZTyiZM/TjVWTQLGPlI/AAAAAAAAABM/87ddF6DpVnE/s1600/galleri+K_MUNCH_the+kiss.jpg

Picture: "The Kiss" by Edvard Munch


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_shadoe_
_shadoe_
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heartfelt congratulations to both LSP & miss vee,
fairy lady, thank you so much for hosting us
this was a fantastic theme
see everyone next comp

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Thank you for hosting and for the nod Mourganna and congratulations all around, everyone did a superb job in this comp.

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