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Who wrote the best Poem in March?

Overlord
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Kit
1 (11.1%)
Funky Scarecrow
3 (33.3%)
Autumn2May
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KnitingKnots
4 (44.4%)
The Hound
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Libertine
0 (0%)
Ayros
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Flinton
0 (0%)
Fellshot
0 (0%)
Arthum
0 (0%)
Moonshine
0 (0%)
DracosFidus
1 (11.1%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: May 01, 2011, 01:26:25 PM

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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 11:44:01 AM »
The Orc

The old lady descends from the train clutching to her husband of 50 years
Clickety Clack, Clickety Clack, Clickety Clack, goes the train as it rolls onwards.
She shudders in fears as she sees a gang of orcs loitering by the platform,
Boom, Bang, Boom, Bang, Boom, Bang goes their unfathomable orcish music,
She clutches her purse tightly, and looks imploring at her husband who’s clutching tightly to his walking stick

Me and my brothers are waiting for a train, hoping to get work in a factory out of town,
We see an old lady and her husband, she clutches to him in fear,
Does she not realize that us orcs are taught respect for our elders?
We are not like young humans who would rob an elder simply to get money to buy smokes and booze.


The elf whore uses her glamour to entice potential clients hoping to snare a human male from the city,
She suddenly revokes her glamour as she sees a group of orcs loitering down the street,
She has no time for those threatening uncouth brutes who rarely have a penny to their name,
And she threatens them with magic if one should try some funny business with her, not that she has any to use.
Me and my brothers are walking down the street, trying to find the factory my pa thought might need workers,
We see an elf whore, and she curses at us and threatens us with magic she probably doesn’t have,
Does she not realize that us orcs don’t pay for sex?
We are not like humans who are unfaithful lovers and seek our females just for sex no sense of commitment or fidelity?


Here is a start, but it doesn't scan well at all... thoughts?
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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 09:21:03 PM »
OK, I'm not really a poet but here goes:


The wraith and me

It was complicated, the wraith and me.
We lay entwined, wrapped in the longing,
giving in to the belonging, holding on
to the only way we’d known since... when?

I knew it was time, letting go overdue,
it should have been easier having met you.
But the wraith clung on, dragging me back
after all, the years he’d snared were still his.

I pushed him away, turned my eyes from his,
clawed my way back, crawled through dust.
He clutched at my ankles desperate to win
but the sun's warmth on my face pulled me on.

It was complicated, the wraith and me.
He failed to notice when glimmers of light,
rays of hope, shone through. And so I railed
against my bonds, slipped the ropes. Now free!
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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2011, 10:50:32 AM »
Really impressed so far this month guys :) Poetry although to some people a bit out of their depth or normal routine is very good at getting you to think about 'words' and putting more meaning into a single sentence that you would in prose.
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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2011, 07:40:04 AM »
Chameleon

He walks unnoticed,
never missed
are his emotions his friends should know.
They still rage, just hidden below
the icy cage of denial.
A convincing smile its effects are so vile,
poisons rightful doubt and spreads belief.
His lies prosper to his relief,
because right before them beneath his shell
his heart throbs for her and screams to tell
of a love kept hidden that's endured for so long
it's her and her only, he wants to belong.
Desperately he still tries not to feel
the immortal love he tries to kill.
Endless praise ''his new girlfriend's the best”
amongst his lies, unnoticed the chameleon rests.

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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2011, 05:26:33 PM »
not sure if its right not sure if its any good but thought i would give it a shot last night while i was in the mood. Oh and its not really fantasy based but it has swords in it so i hope that counts!

A sisters dance

Tick tack tick
The blades sing a song of woe
Tick tick tack
They dance, bodies pressed up against each other
Silence
The absences of contact stuns them, slowly one gropes for the other.
Tack
The soft gentle caress on her neck sparks a vicious reaction.
Tick tick
The attack was savage a killing blow if ever there was one.
Tack
A desperate dive to intercept
Tack tack tack
Jumping from one side to the other barely throwing her body in the way the attacks rain on
Tack tick tack
Diving forward she gains a small rest bite gliding her body between her sisters the bright white looming in front of her but not before her sister can intercept .
Tick tack tick
The dance resumes with more consumed passion
Tack silence
Another gentle caress on her sister’s neck provokes the dragon; she ducks under the first, spirals over the second her sister grasping at nothing but air.
Click buzzzzz
Gracefully she slides her way past her stranded sister thrusting her head on to her intended target all the while craving for the buzz of victory.

Flinton

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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2011, 11:30:23 PM »
A warning to all, my poetry tends to be really awful stuff. I also have to be in a very particular mood to write it (and yet I still managed to write a full review in verse. Don't ask).

--)---------

I'm a little shadow
Stuck tight to the wall.
I'm a little patch of darkness
Looking at you all.

Please don't turn the light on
I like it fine right here.
I never bothered anyone
I don't need to disappear.

So as you look over your shoulder
Into my hiding place
There's no need to worry,
I'm no danger to face.

Now keep your senses open,
Most other things aren't me.
For I'm but a little shadow
And the more substantial look at thee.

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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2011, 07:29:49 PM »
Here you go, a quick one I wrote called,
The Men Of The Moor
From the ashes of forests rise trees,
From the ruins of cities rise spires,
Their banners wave in the breeze,
From the moor comes the smoke from their fires.

These men of the moor are raising,
This broken country of ours,
Our king lies abandoned and gazing,
At his country, the sea and the stars.

The men of the moor will conquer,
But not to rule or destroy,
The men of the moor will conquer,
To replace this sorrow with joy.

The shadows that governed are fading,
The country returned to the light,
The bandits have ceased their raiding,
And it’s safe to go out at night.

Saved from itself and its king,
Valdor will rise once more,
And forever the bards shall sing,
Of our saviours who came off the moor.
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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 01:41:41 PM »
Seeing as it's still, just about, March, I'll attempt some.


Dive to depths of Love and Laughter.
O my pretty moon, you know no bounds -
Fly to the zenith of time, know no after
For the light burns brightest in the rounds.

Why? For why? To create and to destroy them.
Become. Be more. We wilt in colours known
To the wise, and to the brave. The hem
Of the dress dragged out of the dirt, made alone.

Our blunt horizon reaches out, takes hold
Of your hand. A wisdom, speaking throughout
Lands is all that remains. When all is told,
Loss is but the lithe serpent, once devout.
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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 06:56:56 PM »
Maybe at the last moments but here it goes. My attempt at writing a poem :D


The Shadow

My soul tinted by darkness
The kind induced by other people
And nurtured by them
By those who called themselves my friends.

My heart lingers on the edge
The edge of darkness and despair
The very edge of hatred
Keeping me within isolation.

Other people walk beside me
I try to stay unnoticed
But as I lay in the shadows of my soul
They notice me and push me even further.

The deeper I get the harder it is to see the light
The light of hope for better future
For my self to become as I should be
And soon all hope shall be lost.

But once again my eyes can see the dim light
The dim light of hope.
Passage of time may help me move towards the light
If only slowly I begin my travel now.

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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2011, 10:27:42 PM »
There is some really good stuff on here so with only a few hours to go until the end of march I want to wish everyone the best of luck.
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Re: March Writing Challenge
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2011, 01:50:00 PM »
The March Writing Challenge is now closed!  A new challenge will be posted soon.  And check back to vote for your favorites from last months contest! :D

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Re: March Writing Challenge - Voting Poll Now Open - Come Vote!
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2011, 01:27:45 PM »
Voting now open - no new entries though ;)

Please vote and feel free to leave a comment :)
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Re: March Writing Challenge - Voting Poll Now Open - Come Vote!
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2011, 02:43:58 PM »
My poem made it to the vote?  I thought it was too long?

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Re: March Writing Challenge - Voting Poll Now Open - Come Vote!
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2011, 02:45:51 PM »
Also, tons of good entries this month!  I hope you all try our April contest as well. :)  Though having this many entries makes it much harder to pick who to vote for. ;)

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Re: March Writing Challenge - Voting Poll Now Open - Come Vote!
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2011, 06:10:25 PM »
My poem made it to the vote?  I thought it was too long?

Well....... I guess it did but I made an exception :)
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