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Old 01-19-2010, 12:15 PM
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Default Spring Contest (Poetry) – Static Change


Spring is upon us, or will be soon, so it is time for another contest. This time round we have a bit of a puzzler for you, for the theme is, drum roll please, Static Change, make of it what you will. We certainly will.

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Entries:

Members are allowed one entry in the poetry contest. (You are welcome to enter our prose contest as well.) Poetry entries should be submitted as posts to this thread. The competition is open to all members of Writer’s Beat, including staff.

Members are requested to refrain from commenting on entries in this posting thread. Please use the Static Change Contest Comment thread instead. That thread will remain open throughout the posting period and afterwards, and members are encouraged to let entrants know what they thought of their entries.

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Poetry: No limit

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Once an entry has been submitted, it cannot be altered. Any work that is edited after it has been entered will be disqualified. If you feel you need to make a small alteration (a misplaced comma, a spelling error), contact a member of staff. If we feel your request is reasonable, we will make the correction on your behalf.

Close Date:

30th March 2010, 12 midnight GMT

Judging:

Winners will be selected by means of a public poll, so you, the members of Writer’s Beat, will choose the winners.

After the closing date, a voting thread will be posted. Voting will commence on the 31st of March and close on the 7th of April 2010, 12 midnight GMT.

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Recognition:

The winning entries will be considered for publication in Writer's Beat Quarterly, subject to the approval of the editors. To increase your chances of getting published (whether you win or not), make sure your document is as error-free as possible!

Also, the member (or tying members) with the most votes will get to suggest the next contest theme!

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If you have any questions about the contest, contact a staff member and we will happily answer them for you. Now sharpen your pencils, fill up your inkwells and get writing. Good Luck!

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Old 01-27-2010, 03:17 PM
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Guess I'm first. Well, let's give it a shot.

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Conspiracy of Silence
by Sophia

Heart stopped
Bone shattered
Blood flying
Eternal rest

Father of three, a good man to his wife
How could you pull the trigger- and let the bullet fly?
The shot that forever silenced the man
The ringing that'll be forever remembered
And yet to many,
Only a statistic, another body six feet under

A static change
A body at rest
Causing so much change
But it goes unnoticed.

Three souls cry out in anguish for their father
Widow's heart overflown with pain
The world shrugs, he'll be replaced
Only a static change, a body at rest
Making all the difference in their lives
Yet goes by silently, nothing of concern

Fell in the shadows
No chance to get back up
Light's too far out of reach
So full of apathy, saturated with sin
Despite the faults, the pain, and darkness

Despite everything...
We just keep it a conspiracy of silence
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From an ash-grey Adirondack,
the steady bulk of an ever-changing
Blue Ridge pulls me east
across a valley of filtering sky.
The aging perch camouflages
my fast-fading hair,
a smug link with the
endurance of teak.
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Every time I think I made the change
Everything remains the same
Destructive patterns rule me still
Maybe they always will

I'm stuck in a wheel of my own choosing
Afraid to take a chance, afraid of losing
But one day he'll arrive and help me get free
One day he'll release the real me

I look in the mirror and what do I see
A shadowy self behind the old me
Emerging like a butterfly's dream
Of a real life and how it could be

He took my hand and I felt myself shift
Felt myself lifted away from the rift
The static change holds me no more
I'm swimming towards a brighter shore

Thanks to love...
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:27 PM
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Static Change

As much as things change
Is as much as things don’t.
To remain static is
To remain fluid.
A man rules with an iron fist,
A man rules with a gentle touch.
Different masks, but a man still rules.

Technology is the interface of today
In a world that is as it always was.
We change the surface
But the surface will shed its skin
Like that of a snake,
Shedding us along with it,
And a new beginning will rise like the phoenix from its ashes.

Things change and
They eat their pasts,
Replacing what was with what is,
Chewing up yesterday, spitting it out.
Devouring the origin like
Tomorrow will devour today,
As the future will always consume the past.

When man reflects,
He reflects on the changes that have birthed him.
Out of the past he arose,
Like the phoenix from its ashes,
And into the past he will disappear.
Chewed up, spat out.
Change is the only constant.

As much as things evolve
Is as much as things don’t.
To remain constant is
To remain in motion.
Man ruled, rules, and will rule again.
He loved, loves, and will love tomorrow.
He rose from the ashes, and to them he will succumb.
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I've brought my change
You've brought your same
In all of our miles
together

Yet another day
Your so static so quaint
My change to rub your same
forever

Like magnets that repel
is the static to the change
Finally sending me this way while you go that


To find another thats my same
I find he is like my change
But attraction bores the soul imagine that


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Foam from the ocean
nipping her ankles like a rabid dog
sparkled green
no, blue
in the red hot sun
splashed against lavender sky.
It was so beautiful it made him cry.
He followed her
until the sun shone orange as a sticky Popsicle
in a child's hand in summer,
and on
until the sun sat high atop the world,
a fluorescent light bulb hiding nothing.
She seemed quite plain then,
and so on he went without a word.

- McKee
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A Child’s Retreat

I wanted a way out, I found
a drawing in a box
without a label. My mother’s
art work stashed here.
I wanted a silence without
a name, a mother
not labored with obligation;
those goodnight kisses, I love
you, but I don’t
like you.
This sketched woman
shamed of her own body,
penciled, vulnerable, cropped:
body reaching
beyond the borders of white;
her single breast
covered by a limb.
Tattoo scarred
on your thigh: Ulaner. My tongue
contorts to this language,
her patronage before marriage.

Oh, Boxed Woman
unsexed, broken & bared,
where do the names go
after they are forgotten?
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The TV drones its mute static,
Crooked chairs bent about a silhouette of light,
Showering suns dust, Capturing
an image like a photograph,
of a pear tousled with vines,
a glass with an indentation at its base,
a notepad,
a beige wallet,
and a lamp with three curved legs that are
static to the touch,
but transient to the glance,
from the suns glare,
that changes as it moves,
its light kissing the legs,
as it falls in its splendour,
humbling the lamp with a succession
of new pictures.

- Eliot Times
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The force of nature
suddenly affects a small
static red blossom
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Ears burn with logic
Eyes fixed on the heavy sea
Hearts have earned new names
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Near island of Kefera,
From foam of sees,
What's white and blue,
You were born Love-Venus.

You sailed on shell,
The love got true.
The peace and smile
You brought with you.

Around you creatures-Oras,
The grace and beauty-all in two.
On golden hair is the crown,
The forming dress was put on you.

You sailed on shell,
The love got true.
The peace and smile
You brought with you.

You got the throne at people's heart,
You'll rule the world forever.
What does it mean for us the Love?
What's always. Loose it never.
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Hello Blond love

I am afraid this contest closed several weeks ago, but the new one should start any day so stay around if you want to take part in contest, oh and welcome to WB.
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