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LovelyWhiteLines
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Poetry Contest

Relief from stress
Write a short poem about release of stress for you. How do you release the tension built up inside you? Happy poems, sad poems, dark poems, love poems, erotic poems, and any poem genre is welcome to enter. A public vote will be casted at the end of this competition.

Also, this doesn't have to be super deep or personal. You can write about paintig or writing to leave stress, do not feel compelled to write about dark stuff.

Keep these poems short, okay? I understand poems sometimes are more than 100 words but let's really challenge ourselves and do 26 lines. I am interested to see with what you come up with.

Notice: If your poem is not 26 lines than I won't accept it. That is rule for this competition, please, do not submit a poem longer than 26 lines.

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Afroqn73
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Being friends with many-sinning mightly-worst being

Envy or perhaps greed

I find myself

Needing to

Gain control-but I

Have none-and so I have been and remain

Unsuccessful in

My many valiant and brave

Attempts-failures really-makes me feel small like

Nothing and no one;  nonexistent,invisible,irrelevant

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Solomon_Song
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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This is written pronouncing the initials of DUP as in cup. I realise it may have an echo of Robert Burns' "I rhyme for fun".

With some it's sex, others it's drink,
Or meditative time to think,
Or letting off the pent up steam
In sports (singly or as a team)
Or blitzing what needs clearing up
Within the home; I write on DUP.

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usernames_r_lame
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Sometimes I think vomiting will help
what if I harm myself
but I can never get the guts to do it
maybe I'm depressed
I admit it
but at least i'm
not overthrowing twitter
with unnecessary
underappreciated
nonsense
maybe you should start writing poetry
dear attention suctioning social media user,
instead of preaching to the choir
for release

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OxyMoronicMe
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With More

Worry not,
of worries.
to deal with it,
find another,
to be stressed about.
something light,
yet more urgent.
just to take,
your mind off,
the weigh of the burden.
with time,
it will all come to pass,
and the stressor,
no longer weight as much.

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calamitygin
Jennifer Michael McCurry
Tyrant of Words
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Sorry
..luck!

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Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
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MOUSEWORK

When first I learned a 'puter mouse
Was my new way to create art
The joy I felt to paint with ease
Sans tubes, the rags & linseed oil.

The years I rendered more "mousework"
The more detail I lavished time
To start in early afternoon
And barely finish next sunrise.

Which meant that when I started fresh
Composing on my latest paint
Soon after my day spent at work
My shoulders lightened with each stroke

To loose myself in time & space
Adrift from mental stress & strain
To realize right on the spot
What bothered me I'd long forgot.

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poetryaccident
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Twenty-Six Lines to Release

In twenty-six lines Iíll find release
not of a drug laid in neat rows
instead by direction of musicís muse
on the dance floor where bodies press
move beyond the place of tensionís chains
by path of melody and partnerís charm
hand to hand to show the way
passing beyond the worried day.

(and can this cure apply to all?)

Donít ask me to share this restorative
self-medication comes just for one
that steps beyond the daily strains
into realms where two are blessed
associates in the frolicís spins
are independent though it may seem
that comforts found rely without
when peace is found within the heart.

(and what of those you hold to hand?)

Through knowledge of the larger whole
my place conjoined to those who dance
responsibility has lost its bite
when turned to creationís manifest
bodies are meant to move with joy
synchronized to heavenís gifts
meshed to urges found down below
the middle path finds perfect bliss.

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LillyoftheValley
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Falling sky

Mr. caught me sitting on the hill
Oh little girl
Go and let me restore
Dream
Don't go
Sing of hope--Lillies' play
Please stay
Murdered prey
Ask me for a nation
Believe me when I say
Girl you've been something to believe in.

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LovelyWhiteLines
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Wow! You guys are really impressing me! Also, if your poem is one or two lines over 26 that is ok, just don't use 30+ lines.

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LovelyWhiteLines
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Hey Calamitygin, can you take what you wrote and make it less than 30 lines please? I would like it to be 26 lines but since it is so long 30 lines will be fine as long as you shorten it. Thanks!

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Ahavati
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LovelyWhiteLines said:Hey Calamitygin, can you take what you wrote and make it less than 30 lines please? I would like it to be 26 lines but since it is so long 30 lines will be fine as long as you shorten it. Thanks!

Please make sure you have contacted the entrant with such a request prior to reporting the post. I will let it stand as is until she is given a chance to revise. Thank you.

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Afroqn73
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This is an acrostic form....title ia being human

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Afroqn73
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Being friends with many-sinning mightly-worst being

Envy or perhaps greed

I find myself

Needing to

Gain control-but I

Have none-and so I have been and remain

Unsuccessful in

My many valiant and brave

Attempts-failures really-makes me feel small like

Nothing and no one; †nonexistent,invisible,irrelevant

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LovelyWhiteLines
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Ahavati said:

Please make sure you have contacted the entrant with such a request prior to reporting the post. I will let it stand as is until she is given a chance to revise. Thank you.



Ok, sorry. I do not know how to private message people on here so I just posted it to the comp. I also stated it in the rules which is why I did report it because it violates te rules of my comp. If you can contact him or her for me that would be great.

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