Poetry Contest 7!

Discussion in 'The Writer's Corner' started by jonadrian619, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Chao

    Chao Setting sail for fail in the sea of lame.

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    Forest Found
    Chao
    September 29th, 9:48 pm

    A tree does bow, upon a hill,
    A monster in its sacred rite,
    So very tall that in its shadow,
    Blissful day turns into night,

    Atop the tree, I’m but a speck,
    I’m peering down upon the land,
    Looking for that special girl,
    The one who’d like to hold my hand,

    For many moons I burst my lungs,
    To look for her, I screamed aloud,
    When she screamed back, I heard her clear,
    And hence she stood out in the crowd,

    I grasped my perch a second more,
    Then dropped forever from the sky,
    I aimed quite true toward the ground,
    Because in truth, I cannot fly,

    And yet I flew, within, without,
    The ground has come not rushing past,
    I wonder when I’ll strike the earth,
    Quite soon, for I am falling fast,

    The branches, twigs that pass me by,
    Are hard, and still they bludgeon me,
    Yet still they never hurt, oh no,
    For each is but a memory,

    Of smiles, laughter, joyous hearts,
    And times we cannot turn away,
    Of times so serious we’d be,
    Consumed and brought back into play,

    And soon, the ground, I found, I knew,
    That she was there and waiting well,
    And I knew her heart was mine,
    She didn’t say, but I could tell,

    Together left, we did, the woods,
    To let the Others, scream and fall,
    And find their loves, or sexual bliss,
    Or neither; let them climb it all,

    We left the shadows, left the night,
    Were far beyond the echoed cries,
    And laid amidst a bed of grass,
    And let the night reveal her skies,

    Together laid we felt a whole,
    Completed in our mortal state,
    And with each other we can say,
    Our starry hunger we can sate.

    I still stare west, back to the dusk,
    And still can spot my giant tree,
    The one that held my loneliness,
    And loved me for my misery,

    And I can smile at the boughs,
    And whisper it, “I will be fine,”
    The wind can carry on these words,
    And tell the tree I made you mine,

    And I can smile, turn to you,
    And tell that our souls interweave,
    And take a last look at the tree,
    And then, at that, we make our leave,

    For not again, I’ll climb its boughs,
    And try to fall off for a chance,
    Because I’ve found my maiden dear,
    The one who’s taught me how to dance,

    And from the tree I give this ring,
    A knot I carved with soul-blade knife,
    And promise now, from moment on,
    That I am hers, and hers for life.
     
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  2. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    "I grasped my perch a second more,
    Then dropped forever from the sky,
    I aimed quite true toward the ground,
    Because in truth, I cannot fly,"
    favorite Stanza, but one of the best poems I've ever read.
    +rep
     
  3. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    Miz needs to judge Chao's [I think he missed it on the last page] but until then, here are the final results for everyone else:

    1rst place! - Ninva - 98
    2nd place! - Demotry241 - 95.5
    3rd place! - Monsterous - 93
    kitkat24210 - 92
    tuanset - 91.5
    Seb! - 88

    Congratz to Ninva, who has entered just about every single Poetry Contest and won this one. I think he won one other one before, so we have our first repeat winner, if I'm correct :)

    EDIT

    Wow, nevermind, I was wrong. Ninva, this is you first win! :) [As long as Chao doesn't usurp ya :)]
     
  4. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Indeed, I did send you my results though
     
  5. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    Chao will destroy me. :p
     
  6. Zakyath

    Zakyath Member

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    when you finally enter a contest it's not even judged. hmpf
     
  7. Chao

    Chao Setting sail for fail in the sea of lame.

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    *bites nails*
    THE SUSPENSE! IT'S KILLLLINGGGG MEEEE!
    Seriously though, I don't know/care (in a sense) if I win or lose, but I do wanna see how I was judged! And I don't know about this whole "destroying you" thing, Nin. This is my first-ever contest!
     
  8. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    I just judge the ones on the List Oo
    but I did send your's in too :p
     
  9. Zakyath

    Zakyath Member

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    then it's jonadrian619's fault since he didn't add me ;)

    *spanks jonadrian619*
     
  10. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    Miz and I are both capable of adding anyone to the list. The entire contest should not be my sole responsibility, as Miz seems to think it is because he only judged the people I had added to the list.

    I am not solely responsible for editing that list. I work, I have other things I do during my day. If someone sees an entry, they should be entering it. It's no one person's sole fault.
     
  11. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Indeed, no one is solely at fault. Personally it is also my fault for not actually checking it myself Oo

    So than hopefully all the judging is in (now) :thup:
     
  12. Chao

    Chao Setting sail for fail in the sea of lame.

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    Soooooooooooo when do we find out the updated results?
     
  13. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    When I am actually home and not running out of said home in five minutes :) As is the case now.
     
  14. Chao

    Chao Setting sail for fail in the sea of lame.

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    *masochistically runs into coffee table repeatedly, severely bruising shins*
     
  15. jonadrian619

    jonadrian619 -___-

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    I'm quite a busy guy. I always don't have time to make updates and I'm doing many kinds of stuff like map making and everyday chores. My mom only allows me to use the computer for 1 hour each day to reduce electricity bills, so it's not the mountain load of stuff to do, nor the school studies, it's the short period of time. That's why I lurk on this thread on the last minute after map designing and beta testing and other kinds of stuff.

    Personally it's my fault for not adding Zaykath to the list. I don't have the time to judge the poems already because by Monday it will be the exams, the harsh exams. I need to study hard..:eek:

    So I'll be out again :eek:

    Good luck!

    *Presses Post Reply and abruptly goes back to Special Force online site*
     
  16. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    You were already taken off the judging list [albeit not in the first post, but in my mind] due to a lack of contact a few days after the contest ended. We need to start running a slightly tighter ship with these contests, and you'll see what I mean in the next few.
     
  17. jonadrian619

    jonadrian619 -___-

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    Yeah I guess you're right.

    The fact is this is my first time to manage a contest! As a first timer I didn't have a good experience with the management of these events. Of course I'll expect better results in future poetry contests!
     
  18. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Lets face it, most people here (*cough Ninva* jp lol) have a life, so we sometimes won't have time for things, so we're going to have to afford to be somewhat flexible.
     
  19. Seb!

    Seb! You can change this now in User CP.

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    Except, I beg you, when it comes to the judge.
     
  20. Chao

    Chao Setting sail for fail in the sea of lame.

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    So will I never know my results? :(
     

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