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Old 10-01-2007, 07:11 AM
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Pictures are worth a thousand words, but we're sure you can do it much more succinctly. This month, write a poem in any style you wish based upon one of the three pictures below. When entering please identify which picture you have chosen by number. Due date is 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time on October 26th. For additional guidance on contest entry and how we judge, please go here.

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Someone has told me they are not able to see these pictures. Is anyone else having that problem?
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I can see them.
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i see them just fine
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i replied to that, then forgot i was going to post my entry(slaps head) anyhow here is my work... and the best of luck to all.

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No Luck in Love

Looking out that window,
Snow on the ground,
Kids making snowmen,
My caramel cappuccino untouched.

Every time I get close
Everyone goes away,
Why is that so?
Why just for me?
Thinking of past boyfriends,
How they left me all alone.

I guess I not made for anyone
No kids making snowmen are mine,
I want kids though to have a life,
To have something to look toward,
When I get home at the end of the day.

So I sit here hour by hour,
Day by day
Praying someone will see me,
And talk to me,
To try and find my true love.

I see this on a table,
Written on a note paper,
The date and time unwritten,
Only one clue to who she was
Scribbled like she practiced it twenty times,
Her calling name printed on the bottom,
She called herself,
No luck in Love.
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There she sits,
oblivious,
staring out
at the pigeons on the road.
There she sits,
my deep love,
thinking of God knows what.
The heaven scent
of roasted coffee beans
and my uncensored dreams
remind me of her.
We have never met.
We have never spoken.
No doubt, if we spoke,
my love would disipate
like the morning mist.
So, I choose to keep my silence
and lose my heart
to this woman I do not know.
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Number 1. (This is weird as hell, because I wrote this poem this morning, even titled it first, and came to post it in the poetry section but decided to look at the contest thread before I did. How marvelously weird, karma is on my side lately.)



Winter Renewal



Like the yellowing leaf of a house plant
Starved for sunlight, overcompensated
I have come to a crossroads
Where a decision must be made

Like a broken mirror, seven years of bad luck
Poor choices, selfish pursuits
Have left me empty, no earthly possessions,
No amount of liquor or sex can fill me

Like a vessel holding dead flowers too long
I am musty, ready for renewal,
For new flowers, new faces, new places.
A reason to rejoice everyday

To give rather than take,
A disciple, a leader, a teacher,
Let me use what I have learned
To leave this world
With a different legacy
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(The photo should be obvious.)

THE FOG IS DEATH THAT VISITS ME

The fog is death that visits me
Like ghostly forms in memory
Along the lonely road at night
I tremble at the chilling sight

She passed away at twenty four
A shooting star that sealed a door
Never to be unlocked again
To think about what might have been

The coolness of the fog betrays
A frigid wreath of gloomy days
The flowers of the dead foretell
A dungeon where the spirit dwells

Beneath the boughs of barren trees
I hear the sound of stormy seas
My thoughts tossed willy-nilly there
Like homeless sailors in despair
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Pic no 1.

In shadows. .

Our shadows fell within the mist,
A pounding heart warmed lips to kiss
And out beyond the barren tree
A memory waits alone for me.

The warnings I chose not to hear,
As others spoke of you in fear
I followed meekly as you led
Believed your lies before I bled.

Broken now, as earth warms death
A body lost devoid of breath.
As the necromancer waits to greet,
Rodents feast on fleshy feet.

And as the mist begins to rise
As blue eclipses torrid skies,
And morning creeps through sleepy yawns
My death lays waiting with the dawn. . .
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I can't see picture number 1.
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I don't always have good luck with photobucket, but I'll give it a try. Can you see this?

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Yes, thanks. Photobucket can be finicky sometimes.
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Default Behind the clouds

The silhouette in solitude sojourns
The spirit of a contemplative soul
When introspection is the only goal
To find himself is what the searcher yearns
Where only studying his heart he learns
Separate halves donít ever make a whole
He looks for sparks to light his heart of coal
Seeks return to times when passionís fire burns

The trees obscured through blurry fog of fear
Stand beautiful among the misty shrouds
From dewy branches sings the turtle dove
The sun though dim will once again appear
That just like beauty hides behind the clouds
Although not visible there still is love
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Blue Star Rising: Running fog

Run, just keep running,
along the empty road.
Slithering into falling fog,
running into the never land,
of white horizon and grey sky.

Run, run, always run,
past the looming trees,
bereaved of life and leaves.
Run through the never land,
veiled by shipwrecked cloud

Run, run, just run on,
from the death and fear.
Never stop, never rest,
always forward, always on.
Into the consuming fog.
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Lovely Power

The flimsy railing
of a Parisian balcony
was her only support.
As he leaned forward
and dryly embraced her
with a passionate kiss.

They cropped me out
of the photo, I was on
the right, tucked in
behind the gentleman.

I was about to jump
but as he burst from
within, and showed
his beautiful love.

I reconsidered, and
now I lay here in my
bed rather then in a
hard wooden casket.
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Waiting, waiting, always waiting,
For the rain to stop,
For the pain to stop,
For the sun to shine again,

Watching, watching, always watching,
The children laughing,
The lovers laughing,
The rain dripping down the widow pane,
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Seeing the two kissining on the bench
Made me think of our love

A love like that back then was not possible they say

But it was true


My mind drifted further
The Effiel Tower made me think of my father after the war

A German soilder in his uniform
Handsome and kind

The war ended

I took up for the townspeople
I didn't mean it

The French always hated me
They were mean to me

He turned on me that day
He walked away
I never saw him again

Beneath the Parsian landscape I lost three loves
Myself
My friend
And my father

It was time to go home again
 

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