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message 1: by ♥ Emily ♥ , Head Mod (last edited Feb 03, 2017 04:36PM) (new)

♥ Emily ♥   (emily_turtle) | 429 comments Mod
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Time to introduce our February Poetry Contest! After five days of voting, the theme has been decided as *drum rolllllllllllll*

Something Left Behind

That 'something' can be anything - an object, a memory, an old self. It just has to be "left behind."

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Starts: Teeccchhhnicallly February 1st, but since February is a short month, we'll start a few days early
Ends: February 28th, 2017


The limit is two entries, and if you could include a title, that would be extremely helpful!



THE ENTRIES

"Your Memory" by colorful-little-poet
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"~It Flew Away~" by Masi
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"Skin and Bones" by Sparks/Black Beauty Bassist
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"Just Something You Left Behind" by Emily
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"You Left So Suddenly" by Blaine
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"She is Gone" by Kavy
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"Business Trip" by Salam
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"When I Saw" by Quetzalqueen
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"Your Last Words Are Gone" by Hannah
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"Someone Left Behind" by Severus
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"Memories" by Kavy
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"Ralph's Theme Song - He's Gone" by Quetzalqueen
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"A Constant Reminder" by Blaine
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"When You Left Me" by Severus
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message 2: by ☾ stella ☽ (last edited Feb 15, 2017 05:22PM) (new)

☾ stella ☽ (colorful-little-poet) | 34 comments THE ENTRIES ... CONTINUED

"~I Left Me~" by Masi
(view spoiler)

"And I Can't" by Bookcrazy/Alex
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"The Empty House" by Amit
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"Grandma" by The Monster
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"No Regrets" by Bookcrazy
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message 3: by Black Beauty Bassist (last edited Jan 30, 2017 02:54PM) (new)

Black Beauty Bassist (darkflames17) | 178 comments Skin and Bones

Last time I ate
I can not say
It wasn't a meal
Nor big fancy lunch
My body objects
My mind says yes
The pain is not good
But so satisfactory
I wear baggy shirts
To hide my deep cave
My sharp pointy bones
Stick out from my skin
These details you see
Do more than just show
My hair goes thin
And skin paper white
No muscle, I shiver
No energy or sleep
Peer down at my feet
As numbers go down
The pressures from life
Have done this to me
I try to hide it
My skin and bones

-Spark
(this is a memory I try to leave behind and forget)


message 4: by ♥ Emily ♥ , Head Mod (last edited Jan 30, 2017 03:47PM) (new)

♥ Emily ♥   (emily_turtle) | 429 comments Mod
Just Something You Left Behind

You promised me a thousand things
To never leave me behind, the loudest
But you must've crossed your fingers behind your back
You must've lied when you said you loved me best
And that no other could take my place

I thought all was well between us
And that nothing could break us apart
But I guess I was just too gullible
And now there's a growing crack in my heart
Held together by song lyrics and poetry

But now I'm just another something you left behind
Just another girl you played for fun
You forgot me and turned your back
In front of everyone
And for some reason, I s t i l l m i s s y o u



message 5: by Harley_Granger127~on semi-hiatus~ (last edited Jan 30, 2017 05:10PM) (new)

Harley_Granger127~on semi-hiatus~ | 62 comments You left so suddenly

You left so suddenly.
I wish you could come back.
I won't see you until the day I die.
You left behind a tearful track.

I know I will see you again someday,
When I myself can no longer stay.
You were an inspiration and leader to many.
A friend to plenty

I miss you, and that's all I can say
Everyone misses you in their own special way.
I can't push your memories out of my head.
You're too valueable, I say this instead.

You left me behind when I was young,
tiny and frail.
But now, I have the strength,
the strength to prevail.

Your memories and spirit live on,
even though your physical body will decay.
You're something I had to leave behind.
And now, I know it's gonna be okay.

-Blaine (This poem was a dedication to my grandfather who passed away a little over 3 years ago. He was so special to me, and he's helped me reach the level of success I am at now. I miss him everyday, and he's a bigger star than I will ever be. <3 )


 Alex ~They/them~ ~Annabeth Chase and Alex Fierro are the best~ (percybluefood) | 148 comments She is gone

She is gone,
I killed her,
I killed the girl,
who I used to be.

She is gone forever.
And she can never come back.
No matter how hard I try.
I can never bring her back.

I am not the same,
Person that I used to be.
I am a different person.
And I can never change back.

Sometimes, people go through so much,
That they can never go back to,
The person they used to be.
I am one of those people

She was the happy girl,
Despite going through so much.
I am not, I only pretend to be,
Unless I'm with the people I love.

She was the cheerful girl,
Despite what ever happened.
I am not, I'm no longer that girl.
And I can never go back to being that girl.

Goodbye, old me, I will miss you.
At times I will miss you.
But at times I don't know,
if I want you back.

But I will continue to keep fighting,
For you, for my friends, for the people I love.
No matter what it takes,
I won't give up, I won't stop fighting.

~Kavy

((Sorry if this isn't that good....I just put my own thoughts into this....))


 Alex ~They/them~ ~Annabeth Chase and Alex Fierro are the best~ (percybluefood) | 148 comments Harley_Granger127~on semi-hiatus~ wrote: "*does same* I love you too sis <33333333333333333"

*does same* I love you more sis <3333333333333333


message 8: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Bankin | 2 comments I enjoyed all the poetry here. Some I even had a connection with.
Thank you all for the read


message 9: by Salam (last edited Jan 31, 2017 01:06AM) (new)

Salam AbuOdeh | 11 comments Business Trip

You packed your bags and ready to go
Just another progression step
you're sure you have all that you need
for years in another trip

you packed your tools, your shaving kit
you packed my heart and pulse
you packed a photo of us one day
when I kissed your lips once

you're sure you didn't leave behind
one thing or two you need
you packed your shoes, my happiness,
your shirts and ties are here

The bag is ready for the trip now
but one thing you left behind
that one thing I see in my mirror
the shadow that is mine

you packed my hopes, my love, my dreams
you left me pain and sorrow
you left behind one small thing
a girl without tomorrow

A girl that loved you so until
she dessolved herself in you
until she left behind her self
and you forgot her too


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Please do not copy / cut and paste / plagiarize anything in this post. Thanks.

When I Saw

When I saw
I cried
I died
I shattered inside

When I heard
I denied
I lied
I broke down inside

When I saw, you looked at me
Your eyes, they wouldn't leave me
When I heard, I wanted to scream
You said, you wouldn't leave me

But you did, you did
You lied to my face
Where we once shared fun times
A dark hole, in your place

I had to let you go
Let you go, let you go
I had to let you free
Let you free, let you free

Deep in the ground
Away from me
Deep within nature
Away from me

When I saw
You looked finally at peace
And then I knew
That I'd never forget you, I'd never cease

I'll cry
I'll die
I'll deny
But I won't lie

I see you in everything
Tree, plant, flower, other
I see you in everyone
Mother, father, sister, brother

I'll keep your lessons
I'll keep your memory
But your form, left behind
It's best for you and me


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments this is probably the worst poem i've ever made in my life :(


Black Beauty Bassist (darkflames17) | 178 comments ࿅ ❀ || qυєтzαℓqυєєη || ι'νє gσт тнє мαgι¢ ιη мє , '¢υz єνєяутнιηg ι тσυ¢н тυяηѕ ιηтσ gσℓ∂ || ❀ ࿅ wrote: "this is probably the worst poem i've ever made in my life :("

i actually love your poem. it's powerful


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments I love yours too it speaks to me ;)


Black Beauty Bassist (darkflames17) | 178 comments aww thanks. the one i submitted is probably my favorite poem iv written. it helped me express my pain and suffering from my past.


message 15: by ♥ Emily ♥ , Head Mod (new)

♥ Emily ♥   (emily_turtle) | 429 comments Mod
Severus~ Jon Snow's brother~Ned Stark's son~Tyrion Lannister is bae~Emilia Clarke, I love you~Game of Thrones is Life~ wrote: "Ow Hannah. It's powerful, it's painful and it's beautiful.

Emily, when will this contest close? As in, when will you freeze this topic?"


I'll probably freeze it March 1st


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments woooooooh that poems A-MAZING sev!!!!!!


 Alex ~They/them~ ~Annabeth Chase and Alex Fierro are the best~ (percybluefood) | 148 comments THEY ARE NOT NOTHING THEY ARE AMAZING


 Alex ~They/them~ ~Annabeth Chase and Alex Fierro are the best~ (percybluefood) | 148 comments I want to write one more but Idk what to write about....


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Kavy Jackson Fullbuster ~So everybody come on~ wrote: "THEY ARE NOT NOTHING THEY ARE AMAZING"

YESSSS


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Kavy Jackson Fullbuster ~So everybody come on~ wrote: "I want to write one more but Idk what to write about...."

same lol


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments I actually made one but...its sort of a chant not a poem


 Alex ~They/them~ ~Annabeth Chase and Alex Fierro are the best~ (percybluefood) | 148 comments Memories

All these memories.
There is just so many memories.
There are the good ones.
Then there are the bad ones.

We should all,
Cherish all the good memories.
And let all the bad ones.
or else, they will only bring us down.

And what good would it do us,
If we only dwell on all the bad memories.
It would only bring us all down.
And keep us from enjoying all the,
Beautiful things that life has to offer us.

Now, let us all cherish the happy memories.
And let the bad ones go.
Or else, the bad ones will only bring you down.


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments wait there's no limit right?


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Please do not copy, plagiarize, cut/paste anything in this post WITHOUT my permission. Thanks!

btw I got the inspiration from reading Lord of the Flies with my class

Ralph’s Theme Song - He’s Gone
By Q

I originally designed this song about something else, but once I thought about it, Ralph’s feelings after Piggy’s death fit this song perfectly. So I changed it to fit the book, and I think if Ralph were to ever sing this, he’d sing it right at the end of the book, when he is lamenting Piggy’s death in front of the adults.

He’s gone
He’s gone
I can feel it in my soul

He’s gone
He’s gone
I can feel that dark empty hole

He’s gone
He’s gone
I can hear the water sigh

He’s gone
He’s gone
I can feel it in my…

Head
Shoulders
Knees
Toes

Spirit
Heart
Mind
Soul

I can feel it from the top
All the way down low
He’s gone
He’s gone
Could I replace him? NO!

Try as hard as you can
But don’t waste your time
He’s gone
He’s gone
Without him, I can’t make the climb

Where he used to be…

A shadow
A wraith
A ghost
Something new and dark

A hole
A rift
A tomb
The grief, like a shark

Hunting me down
It haunts me in my sleep
In the daylight, I can see
The ravager that reaps

The bloody trail it leaves
Its victims, lying dead and prone
I’m begging you, please come back
I don’t want to fall alone

there is a tune to this but it's too complicated to explain XD


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Severus~ Jon Snow's brother~Ned Stark's son~Tyrion Lannister is bae~Emilia Clarke, I love you~Game of Thrones is Life~ wrote: "2 poems each. Maximum"

k thanks sev


 Alex ~They/them~ ~Annabeth Chase and Alex Fierro are the best~ (percybluefood) | 148 comments ࿅ ❀ || qυєтzαℓqυєєη || ι'νє gσт тнє мαgι¢ ιη мє , '¢υz єνєяутнιηg ι тσυ¢н тυяηѕ ιηтσ gσℓ∂ || ❀ ࿅ wrote: "Please do not copy, plagiarize, cut/paste anything in this post WITHOUT my permission. Thanks!

btw I got the inspiration from reading Lord of the Flies with my class

Ralph’s Theme Song - He’s Gon..."


OMG WE WERE READING THAT BOOK FOR ENGLISH AND WE'RE DOING A PAPER FOR IT SOON


Harley_Granger127~on semi-hiatus~ | 62 comments A constant reminder

"Forgive and forget",
that's what I'm told.
I hear it nearly every day,
and it's getting old.
I try to hide it,
but deep down, I have scars
These wounds are too much,
I feel like a prisoner behind bars.
You're a constant reminder,
of how I use to be.
I hate my old self,
I hate the old me.
On the darkest nights,
you come by.
And when you do,
all I can do is cry.
A constant reminder,
a memory.
A constant ache,
a soiled accessory.
You turned away,
and I left you behind.
But you will always be
in my mind.
As I tried to leave,
you brought me back.
I can't take much more,
it feels like I'm carrying rocks in a sack.
Let me be,
that's all I ask.
Let me be,
I don't like hiding behind a mask.

-Blaine


Harley_Granger127~on semi-hiatus~ | 62 comments *hugs back* Thanks sis


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Princess Kavy of Books ~So everybody come on~ wrote: "࿅ ❀ || qυєтzαℓqυєєη || ι'νє gσт тнє мαgι¢ ιη мє , '¢υz єνєяутнιηg ι тσυ¢н тυяηѕ ιηтσ gσℓ∂ || ❀ ࿅ wrote: "Please do not copy, plagiarize, cut/paste anything in this post WITHOUT my permission. Thank..."

XD lel


Ardent || LoveArdent || Raya (loveardent) | 120 comments Severus~ Jon Snow's brother~Ned Stark's son~Tyrion Lannister is bae~Emilia Clarke, I love you~Game of Thrones is Life~ wrote: "When You Left Me

All I could do was ask her, “Why have you come back?
Of the time of your absence, I have lost track.
How long has it been? Six months? Or a year?
The weight of my friendship.....w..."


sev I'm jealous. you make such good poems!!!!


message 33: by ☾ stella ☽ (new)

☾ stella ☽ (colorful-little-poet) | 34 comments Your Memory

I think I left behind you memory
To wander our hometown
Because walking in these streets
I swear you're walking beside me

I thought I purged myself of you
But here you are again
Holding my hand as we walk
Sticking together like glue

I never wanted to come back here
Out of fear for what I left behind
Because the memories here run rampant
Now why I came back isn't so clear

But I guess we can pretend
We're little kids again
Running hand in hand
But we both know that came to an end

And that you're not real,
Just a fragment of memory
And I ripped you from my heart to leave you behind
I'm still not sure that hole will ever heal



message 34: by Bookcrazy ~ So what? I'm still a rock star~, Challenges + Games Mod (and super amazing poet) (new)

Bookcrazy ~ So what? I'm still a rock star~ | 526 comments Mod
And I can't

You’re standing in the rain and begging me to hold your hand
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And the night is falling fast and my mouth opens once
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And you’re crying and the tears are falling down your face
And the darkness inside of me is more than ever before
And somehow my words are winding their way around my soul

You’re standing in the dark and begging me to touch your cheek
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And the stars are shining dimly as you look to me
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And you’re begging me to do the one thing I have always wanted
From the bottom of my heart, this broken man loves you
And somehow my words are sticking in my wet throat

You’re standing in the road and begging me to say you’re wrong
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And the rain that’s pouring down makes my soul want to weep
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And your eyes are slowly hardening as you see me falter
And I can see the pain as it rends your heart in two, with mine
And somehow my words are caught up on my tongue

You’re standing next to me and begging me to try
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And the shadows show you straighten as you look into my eyes
And I can’t but I don’t
Know why
And you’re tired of the night and my silence and my cold
And you turn and walk away, tearfilled, on your own
And I’m standing here, one breath from words, alone


message 35: by Amit (last edited Feb 08, 2017 04:24AM) (new)

Amit Singh (amitsinghproductions) | 5 comments THE EMPTY HOUSE © Amit Singh

The place I once called home,
Lies in shambles - bare, dusty rooms,
Where once was life and laughter,
Like a spectre, dead silence looms,
If I could turn back the hands of time,
I would visit those days of old to see,
My friends and relatives now long gone,
Who live on only in my memory,
Although much time has passed and life marched on,
I have always longed to find,
Any trace, the familiar face,
Of the life I left behind


message 36: by Bookcrazy ~ So what? I'm still a rock star~, Challenges + Games Mod (and super amazing poet) (last edited Feb 12, 2017 06:54PM) (new)

Bookcrazy ~ So what? I'm still a rock star~ | 526 comments Mod
No Regrets

I'm standing on this hill and looking back at what I left behind.
No regrets can even cross my mind, and my anthem
Will rise like waves on the sea:
No regrets.
I look down at their hardened faces:
No regrets.
Stare before me at all the empty places:
No regrets.
Touch the tearstreaks that dried into my skin,
Pull myself up tight and dare to live again:
No regrets.
Learn to seek the beauty in what still lies before,
Push back the memories so they can't haunt me anymore;
Tilt up my head and know I can see the same night sky,
And I can soundly answer the question of why:
No regrets.
And if the path brings me down to my knees,
And the road opens up like a broken sore;
If there's no one left to hear my pleas,
Because no one dares to follow me anymore:
No regrets.
If my lips are bitter and blue,
And my soul finally cracks in two,
If my lifeblood pours out down this desert way,
I'll lift up my eyes, breathe my last, and say:
No regrets


message 37: by ♥ Emily ♥ , Head Mod (new)

♥ Emily ♥   (emily_turtle) | 429 comments Mod
Yeah, I hit the post limit on my post, so I asked colorful-little-poet (we know each other irl) to continue it, and she hasn't had a chance to add the last few yet, since we've both had a ton of school work.


~Akweley♡Mazarae♥~★☆★oblivion★☆★~I CAN'T BREATHE~ (nala13) | 322 comments "To The Girl Who Thought She Would Never Be Loved"

To The Girl Who Thought She Would Never Be Loved
someone lied to you once
they told you you were ugly, despicable, unwanted
unworthy, unattractive, un-everything
but you know what you weren't?
unhappy

You know, I don't blame you
not for the sleeplessness nights
the days without eating
the tally marks on your skin
as if you could keep track of hatred
you were naive then

To The Girl Who Thought She Would Never Be Loved
what did you think love is?
did you think it would be smiling faces
and spontaneous surprises
constant hugging
home cooked meals
did you think it would last forever?

Who told you love came from outside?
did you think it was a scavenger hunt?
that if you dug enough holes, shoveled enough snow,
put out enough fires, fix broken tires,
sold your sold to the devil, or sold it to the devil's son,
if you gambled your life away, told happiness it was't welcome to stay,
feed the hungry, clothed the naked, washed enough cars
if you could rack up enough "good people points"
that someone would come and love you

To The Girl Who Thought She would Never Be Loved
They tell you they hate you
what they mean is
we are afraid of your beauty and yout confidence, your grace
your intelligence and poise
your frighten us
you startle us
you make us feel inferior
and we must break you down

To The Girl Who Thought She Would Never Be Loved
why did it have to come from someone else
don't you know that the only love you need
is yourself
let go of past memories
of heads being hung from trees
and lectures about the birds and the bees
from unwanted advice givers who were a little to eager
to give examples
forgive the blows of your enemies, and the scars of self-mutilation,
and the embarrassment you thought you were
when you unabashedly showed the world your true colors

For the Girl who Thought She Would Never Be Loved
You Are
God Bless

(view spoiler)


message 39: by ♥ Emily ♥ , Head Mod (new)

♥ Emily ♥   (emily_turtle) | 429 comments Mod
~Nadia~♥When You're Happy, You Enjoy the Music; When You're Sad, You Understand The Lyrics♥~ wrote: ""To The Girl Who Thought She Would Never Be Loved"

To The Girl Who Thought She Would Never Be Loved
someone lied to you once
they told you you were ugly, despicable, unwanted
unworthy, unattractiv..."


OMG that was really really beautiful


message 41: by Erin (last edited Feb 19, 2017 07:31PM) (new)

Erin | 123 comments Goodbye, Old Me

I had been weak,
I had been an idiot.
I had fallen of a cliff, down a mountain,
Stuck in a pit, drowning in despair.

The voices were too much.
The fights were too much.
The friends, the family, the crush, the hatred, the sadness-
Just everything was too much.

More than once I wanted to end it,
To die,
To give it all up,
But I pushed it away and held the thoughts inside,
Trying to forget the feelings I had.

Smart right?
No like I said, An idiot, I was.
I had let everything get the best of me,
Hated all my friends,
Tried to push myself away from everyone.

My thoughts were:
If I were to die,
Getting them to hate me now would make it easier.
They were stupid thoughts,
You can't stop a loved one from loving you.

I didn't realize that I was depressed.
I refused to call myself it.
Just sad, Just empty, Just stuck;
Were all excuses I used.

But at the end of last year,
The too much slipped from my thoughts,
As I tried to drown myself in the bathtub.
It didn't work.

I didn't tell anyone,
Pretended nothing happened,
But ever since then taking a bath has scared me.
I felt so alone, so trapped,
Wanting to die more than ever;
But so afraid of trying again.

I didn't although I had the thoughts
Christmas day came and I was smiling,
But inside I was hurting.
Spreading my negative energy in a journal on Goodreads.
I'm so sorry that deleting those posts doesn't make you forget.

My sister found out this year.
She asked me questions, I answered.
And our conversation that had been so bright and filled with laughter,
Quickly turned dark.

After all my years of feeling lost and broken,
Someone finally convinced me I deserved to live,
And that was that moment,
Stronger than ever,
That I realized that was why she was my best friend.

Now all I want is to erase my negative energy from the world,
And fill it with positivity.
And my goal is to help others in pain,
Learn that there will be a day when they feel good again.

Goodbye, Old Me.
I'm finally able to move on.
Goodbye Old Me,
And now to the future!

Authors Note: This is actually way longer than I expected. Sorry! It's not very good but I just had a weird writers feeling telling me I had to write it.


message 42: by allison (new)

allison (allison_renee_99) | 8 comments Honestly, i'm not 100% positive if this is like a 'left behind' type poem... so just let me know. lol.

Moon

The moon taste like a chalky substance
Or even water vapor.
It’s a darkness like the lights that are switched off
It feels like foam, maybe even a piece of chalk.
It has noticeable birth marks all over it.
Maybe they are craters.
That sounds better.
It speaks to me telling me it’s time for bed.
Maybe it’s telling me it’s time to party.
Maybe it’s telling me it’s time death calls.
Who knows maybe it’s all three.
Its color to me seems unknown.
Maybe grey, or white, or blue.
It reminds me of sleep.
Tiredness
Sadness
All alone when everyone else is asleep
A teenager is a good synonym of the moon.
Unknown, tired, sad.
I’m the teenager
I represent the moon.


message 43: by ♥ Emily ♥ , Head Mod (new)

♥ Emily ♥   (emily_turtle) | 429 comments Mod
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