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Don't Abandon Me

Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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Poetry Contest

Let your emotions spill into how you compose poetry by your inspiration from the photo(s) picked.
So much about life, in and around us. is filled with abandonment.  Things of beauty, such as music & the arts, the humanity and other living forms considered in-salvageable, and so much of one's love, one's faith, one's home, and our Mother Earth.

Peruse through the *TWELVE photos below, and write poetry that speaks of the photo(s) you chose. Let your emotions spill into how you compose by your inspiration from your photo picks.  Thank you, and let me know what moves you.  Your host, Jade.

Rules/Guidelines:

1.  One Week
2.  Two entries max per person (using a different photo per)
3.  Title each entry with the # of the photo you've picked.
(example: #1: Walking Alone)
4.  Poetry styles only (no prose or prose poetry)
5.  New & not-so-new.
6.  No collaborations.
7.  No extreme content.
8.  Use the comp thread for entries only.
9.  Any question(s) you have, please pm/note me.

#1: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%207%2000.png
#2:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%2011%2000.png
#3:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%20pier%203%2000.png
#4:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned_15%2000.png
#5:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%2014%2000.png
#6:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned_cats%206%2000.png
#7:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%20puppies%207%2000.png
#8:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%20piano%208%2000.png
#9:  http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned_9%2000.png
#10: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%20earth%2010%2000.png
#11: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned_11%2000.png
#12: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%2013%2000.png
*9/23 Update:  I've added #11 & #12.

Phoenix_Risen
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#10 Black Sun

the lonely planet
falters in the cold dark void
a black sun rises
as the stars begin to fall
the earth bleeds in her cold light

a frozen wasteland
spans across the horizon
only the wind speaks
as the earth sleeps in darkness
dreaming of what had once been

an epoch now passed
in the days of warmth and light
forgotten by time
faded into the pale mist
only the darkness remains


JohnFeddeler
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         captive women  (#4)



seduce me, she says
tear my clothes, rip my tresses
be the hands of a savage
that rape & ravage

the naked night drags
a good girl in rags
call me whore & mistress
angel fallen to darkness

suffer passion’s lonely art
that breaks my heart

eviscerate your lust
as I writhe in the dust
cede your sorrow to my face
& I am beauty’s disgrace

enthrall my will
with your poet’s quill
your mercy betray
& whip, crack away

till my pagan soul is absolved
then leave me alone & unloved




poet Anonymous


#5 ... Cock Diesel

Mississippi bad boys fightin’ in the ditch, I’m fixin’ to cook
I dont utter how the milk in the mac n’ cheese done spoiled
a day ago but its too damn cloudy humid fo’ me to complain

Billy wants to stick his dirty hand up my skirt, I fight
him off but he trips me out back yonder where Bubba’s
truck got stuck in da mud a week ago, it hasn’t moved

Billy’s bruised pecker done preached all up in my business,
I can feel ‘em bastard pollywogs preparin’ for a lynchin’
 
I miss Bubba sittin’ down yonder, smokin’ a pipe, his lazy
tongue riddilin’ in his talk ‘bout the old days of Grand
Wizards and black folk integratin’ which he hated ‘til young  
Miss Morris struck a whip to his back to bare him a half-breed
now ol’ Miss Morris is buried down yonder near Bubba’s truck

Redneck thunder rides up in the sky, Billy’s moonshine kiss drunkens
me, I think him a beautiful boy but stupid as all hell, I reckon I’ll
tell Bubba this when the devil’s cocks stop fightin’ in the henhouse    


Jade-Pandora
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Phoenix_Risen said:#10 Black Sun
JohnFeddeler said:     captive women  (#4)
DevlinDLC said:#5 Cock Diesel
Wow, what a great start to the competition...

Thanks to you, Phoenix Risen, John Feddeler, and DevlinDLC, for the awesome writes to kick things off!

--Jade

calamitygin
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Carnation

Hard kept
His heart
As he slept
Curled in the small
Of my back

And what he lacked
In devotion
I fucked out of him
Put his faith
In the curve
Of the motion
In my hip

Locked his resolve
To hold me
In my monster blood
Bite of his lip

And he tore away
And ran like thunder
From my desperation
And my grip

While i stood panting
My red mouth open
Feeling him leave
Slowly
Down my chin

Drip
Drip

.......drip

Oh...number 4

Grace
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Pic Number 9.

Abandoned Church


Silhouetted against the horizon
dark magenta and yellow sunset
the spire of an abandon church
Now testimony to nothing
congregation long gone
Faith as dusts
upon the floor boards

she stood there baby in arms
smelling dusts and decay
at the altar where vows were spoken

as was the vow, so was the altar
like the songs of a choir
slowly fading into the silent past.

Grace
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Pic number 5.

Loneliness

dreams of glory
of picking stars off bright skies
dancing under the moondlight
now stuck on mossy grounds

promises of forever whispered
declaration of ever after
and coupling of hot bodies
witnessed, now memories replayed

abandoned, they walked away
from everything and themselves
innocence wet patches on backseats
drying and fading, forever forgotten

forgotten, lovingly claimed by Gaia
forest magicked away the hardness
of a body made by man
loved and abandoned

still beauty reigned
its signs of death faded
sunk by dirt
leaving, nothing mattered anymore.

Jade-Pandora
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calamitygin said:Carnation

Thank you, calamitygin, for your entry to the competition!

btw--
Can you add the # to your poem's title from the photo you picked as its inspiration?  That would help, and I'm curious besides.  Thanks again, Jen...   -Jade🐦

calamitygin said:Carnation
Oh...number 4

Many thanks, dear!

poet Anonymous

Picture #2

Hamsa Puzzle

I'd gripped the mug so hard
that the ends of my fingers  
were a strange purple
by the time the tea was cold

television sang arias
to Jesus, over and over  
on every single channel  
bleaching the walls within.
 
I couldn't have cared less
that it was Easter, or that the world  
celebrated life when everything
in me had dropped down dead:
 
I remembered stroking her
and how tiny she was, how
her fingernails looked like tears
on a hamsa puzzle,
how mottled skin
on her exposed stomach  
took me back to marbled pictures
in a primary world
 
how traffic held it's breath
inside rush hour lungs
as I waited for the exhale,
and counted backwards

Jade-Pandora
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Grace said:Pic Number 9.
Abandoned Church

Grace said:Pic number 5.
Loneliness

Dear Grace, thanks so much for both your fine contributions to the competition!  -Jade

gardenlover
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#8 Give me Another Chance

The sound of Bach from my keys
Was always garanteed to please
If I were tuned to perfection
You could play a wide selection
Give me another chance

In my hayday folk would sing
Gathered round with joy of Spring
I was the centre of the party;
Now abandoned and dirty
Give me another chance

The mice have nested in my strings
Filled my inside with  many things
I could be restored and retuned,
Otherwise I must be doomed
Give me another chance



Jade-Pandora
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Miss_Sub said:Picture #2
Hamsa Puzzle

Dear Miss Sub, my gratitude for your entry gracing the competition!
Thank you.  -Jade

Jade-Pandora
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gardenlover said:#8 Give me Another Chance
gardenlover said:#4 Please Release Me
Thank you, gardenlover, for joining in and gifting me your entries to the competition!    -Jade

Jade-Pandora
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http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/jadepandora/abandoned%2013%2000.png
(my example, not an entry)

#12 TRICK

The stair steps that lead which ever way home
don't give their secrets away easily,

as the way out is filled with aftermath
like shavings from when I'd frantically claw.

It's not too late, I try and tell myself,
and then realize I've lost track of time.

Deep'ning cracks in my orbital compass
abandon directions and my resolve,

mistaking the basement for the belfry,
dazzled just then by a trick of the light.

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