Poetry

Poetry Selections from the Poetry Contest (PART 4) Including: Shruti Ohri, Lane Burke, Sarah Al-Haddad, Walt, The Muddled Lass, Robert Williams, and From the Heart

Hello Everyone, I am back with EVEN MORE poems from the poetry contest! I just can’t help myself! This is my LAST Blog post concerning the poetry contest (although I am already considering holding another in a few months)

If you’ve followed me for awhile now, you’ve probably noticed I am huge on community! So I’m sharing these poems for several reasons: one reason is for my followers to get to know and follow one another!

While these next poems did not win, they were within my top favorites! (Please note, this is not an order of the next winners [i.e. 3rd, 4th, 5th places] many of these submissions were tied in points)

***If I do not share your poems, please do not feel bad, it does not mean I did not enjoy them! There were many excellent poems, but I had to narrow it down. Thank you for participating!

 

Shruti Ohri’s “Thoughts and Thunder”

“Afraid of the dark, bored of the lights,
Beneath her scars, hid several fights,
Curious as George and a wild traveller,
Daring spirits blazed within her,
Embraced the challenges without any doubts . . .” (Read More Here!)

 

Lane Burke’s “Bestseller”

“Something to touch:
The shell of a woman.
Brand new; shiny.
Who knows what waits beneath . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

Sarah Al-Haddad’s “In the Ocean’s Company”

“The ocean converses with my soul,
Its waves constantly break at the shore,
With such delicacy that it calms my very core.

The composure of the waves . . . ” (Real More Here!)

 

Walt’s “Heaven Will Wait”

“As I walk through my life
I see goodness and light
Caring and sharing
Drums played at night

As I walk through the mists . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

The Muddled Lass’s “Lustful Lifts”

“Addicting smiles,

Addicting eyes,

Addicting lips,

With poisonous sips . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

Robert William’s “Museum Exhibit Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine”

“For me no stone at head or feet,
Buried ‘neath the sodden peat,
Full three times I died, at the hands
of former dwellers in this land,
messenger to the gods my fate . . . ” (Read More Here!)

From the Heart’s “Loss”

“I saw the sky darken over

When Rachael died the other day

An angel so sweet couldn’t leave this earth

Without taking sunshine her way . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

 

AGAIN, I would like to thank EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO PARTICIPATED in the poetry contest! Every. Single. One. of. You. contributed and because of you, this contest was a success! This is my last post of the poems from the contest, but I encourage those poem-lovers out there to head on back to my original post and read more spectacular poems found in the comments!

Happy Reading, Blogging, & Writing!

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Poetry

Poetry Selections from the Poetry Contest (PART 3) Including: Ivor, Eve, Charmed Chaos, and The Introspection Connection

Hello Everyone, I am back with EVEN MORE poems from the poetry contest! I just can’t help myself!

If you’ve followed me for awhile now, you’ve probably noticed I am huge on community! So I’m sharing these poems for several reasons: one reason is for my followers to get to know and follow one another!

While these next poems did not win, they were within my top considerations! (Please note, this is not an order of the next winners [i.e. 3rd, 4th, 5th places] many of these submissions were tied in points)

***I intend on posting once more with some other excellent poems! If I do not share your poems, please do not feel bad, it does not mean I did not enjoy them! There were many excellent poems, but I had to narrow it down. Thank you for participating!

Ivor’s “Waterways”

Oh, I’m thinking about jumping into the waterfall from above.
And diving into her churning pool of heartache, called love.
Surging through the cascading rapids, of loves ups and downs.
And settling upon her icy lake, where lovers often drown. . .” (Read More Here!)

 

Eve’s “Gasping”

“For I could hardly believe
Such bliss could take a breath away,

Until I glanced
Into the oceans that enveloped your eyes

And suddenly,

I was drowning.

E.B” (Click here for more!)

 

Charmed Chaos’s “Plight of the Rose”

“Your memory is a wilting rose
Fraught with cold moonlight
Red petals weep in silent repose
Mourning its soul’s fated plight . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

The Introspection Connection’s “Whetstone”

“Sharpen your tongue on me

The savagery of your words

Will wear away little by little

With each stroke of your blade

Against my cold smooth surface . . .” (Read More Here!)

 

Check out these poets and poets check out your readers! Mix, mingle, and grow your blogs!

Happy Reading, Blogging & Writing!

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Just a reminder, I am hosting a Blogmas Contest, be sure to submit your poem, story, pictures, or posts!

Poetry

Poetry Selections from the Poetry Contest (PART 2) Including: Jay Pines, Ali Grimshaw, Chocotales, Ken, and Eugenia

Hello Everyone, I am back with more poems from the poetry contest!

If you’ve followed me for awhile now, you’ve probably noticed I am huge on community! So I’m sharing these poems for several reasons: one reason is for my followers to get to know and follow one another!

While these next poems did not win, they were within my top considerations! (Please note, this is not an order of the next winners [i.e. 3rd, 4th, 5th places] many of these submissions were tied in points)

***I intend on posting once or twice more with some other excellent poems! If I do not share your poems, please do not feel bad, it does not mean I did not enjoy them! There were many excellent poems, but I had to narrow it down. Thank you for participating!

 

Jay Pines’s “Legitimate” (disclaimer: this was not the poem he submitted but due to some glitches on my part, this is the poem I am hoping you will enjoy. It’s one of my favorites from him!)

“You can sum up my posts:

Random thoughts at random times.

But to make them legit,

I write them as rhymes.” (See More Here!)

 

Alie Grimshaw’s “Axis Tilt”

“Could this be the final day

of an autumn that I thought would last?

A mellowing of red between us

once crackling emotions now dust bits

collected in a whirling dervish . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

Chocotales’s “Dance With My Father”

“Dark eyes twinkling,
he takes my hand and
tugs me from my seat of safety.
It’s always his style;
to be first on the dance floor
and, the truth is . . .” (Read More Here!)

 

Ken’s “He that shrinks”

“Boarding the time of death soon

Lightening the darkness at night

A quest i am at twilight 

As fire sparks my wick, my birth, my tune . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

Eugenia’s “The Good, The Bad, The Misunderstood”

“The owl, his moon and the ebony sky

He’s much wiser than money can buy

It’s eleventy oclock as night draws nigh

From his mighty roost he lets out a sigh . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

Again, I want to apologize that I cannot put everyone’s poems up here, but I highly encourage everyone to visit the originally post and click through the comments to find some great poetry! Meet and Mingle!

Happy Reading, Blogging, & Writing!

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Poetry Selections from the Poetry Contest (Part One) Including: Lunarian Thoughts, T. R. Justus, Drowsies, Blogging Detective, Percolating Poetry, and dMello

Hello Everyone!

The Poetry Contest was an enormous success and I highly enjoyed reading these wonderful submissions! The winners have already been announced, but I could not simply leave these poems to remain in the comment section.

If you’ve followed me for awhile now, you’ve probably noticed I am huge on community! So I’m sharing these poems for several reasons: one reason is for my followers to get to know and follow one another!

While these next poems did not win, they were within my top considerations! (Please note, this is not an order of the next winners [i.e. 3rd, 4th, 5th places] many of these submissions were tied in points)

***I intend on doing three more posts with some other excellent poems! If I do not share your poems, please do not feel bad, it does not mean I did not enjoy them! There were many excellent poems, but I had to narrow it down. Thank you for participating!

Lunarian Thoughts’ “Rondo”

“Though I
have not been long
on this Earth,
I can say,
to a large degree
of certainty,
and unabashed humility . . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

T.J. Justus’s “Nightmares”

“Like bats in the night

You can’t outrun them

You can never hide

They’ll be there waiting

Always waiting. . . “ (Read More Here!) 

 

Drowsies’s “Demons”

“My demon breathes my air

Finding its way to crawl onto my skin

And the thin fibers resting on my body

Prick upwards, alert and expecting anguish. . .” (Read More Here!)

 

Blogging Detective’s “In the Sky”

“In the sky, the clouds float on. Into the stars and into the sun. they fall from the heavens and onto the sea, onto you, and onto me. . . ” (Read More Here!)

 

Percolating Poetry’s “The Poetry Cycle”

we observe

reflect

thoughts evaporate

rise slowly

condense

forming altostratus ideas. . . (Read More Here!)

 

dMello’s “Two Strangers”

Two strangers,
Ascending to a height
Inside a concrete jungle
On the day of uneasy marriage between
A cloudburst and a high tide . . . (Read More Here!)

 

I will be posting more soon! Check them out and my advice to the poets above (be sure to go and check out the blogs of the other poets in this post and the poems that will follow)

Happy Reading, Blogging & Writing!

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