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message 1: by Niki (new)

Niki Instructions:

Please do not use a poem previously used on goodreads. After the week's contest, you are welcome to put it on your profile writings, but please refrain from using stories you have already put on there.

You have until Saturday afternoon to post a poem on here.

This week's topic is Bird. If anyone has any objections to this topic, please send Abbee a message. The rules are pretty loose. You could write about something that has to do with Bird. Or you could just have the word in the poem.

Winners will be announced on Monday afternoon by Abbee.

Good luck!


message 2: by Acacia (last edited Aug 08, 2009 10:08PM) (new)

Acacia (acaciaa) Dunno where this came from, guess I'm just feeling particularly morbid today. :P

My Baby Bird

She had the voice
Of a magpie,
The Australian type.
And just like the bird,
It was most beautiful
When we were camping
Under the stars

She had the beauty
Of a swan,
With her mother’s eyes
And my cunning smile
So beautiful,
And yet I was the only one
Who truly appreciated it.

She had the gusto
Of a gander,
Defending what she loved
Be it crayons
Or graham crackers
Or if I was lucky,
Even me.

She had the wisdom
Of an owl,
Not in school - too young for that.
But where it really counted.
The wisdom to seize life
In her talons,
And never let go.

So it could only make sense
That she would one day end up
As the baby bird who fails to fly.
The baby bird
Who never sees the ground coming
Just as my baby bird
Never saw the car.


message 3: by Acacia (last edited Aug 12, 2009 05:37PM) (new)

Acacia (acaciaa) C'moooooon...it's not much of a contest if I'm the only one competing.....


message 4: by Niki (new)

Niki I don't do poetry, sorry.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

ehh..yea sorry im with holly on that one. i fail at poetry. but im a good judge! =)


message 6: by Niki (new)

Niki You won't have anything to judge if no one submits!


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

ik!

PEOPLE SUBMIT UR AMAZING POEMS! WE NEED MORE PEOPLE PARTICIPATING!


message 8: by Jayda (new)

Jayda I can't think of a decent poem for bird xD
I'll try to think of something :)


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

oo yay. go jayda lol!


message 10: by Kriss (new)

Kriss (krisslee) | 292 comments I'm trying to write one right now... I've gotten about three lines..


message 11: by Jayda (last edited Aug 13, 2009 01:50PM) (new)

Jayda Soar Away

I feel myself shaking
I feel myself breaking
The wind around me
Is shattering my walls

I feel this earth moving
I feel the beginning
Of something I’ve never felt before

The breeze carries away our words
But they remain engraved in my mind
The feelings I had soar away with the birds

Imagine a life lived between you and me
Could we have ever been able to see?
That these oceans would open up and swallow us whole?
That our future was as black as the darkest coal

I try to imagine a life between me and you
I try to see us soaring together like birds
As I look at you I realize you had no clue
Those were nothing more than just words

--

I'm not sure if I like my poem xD


message 12: by Kriss (new)

Kriss (krisslee) | 292 comments I'm not sure if i like mine either... It doesnt have the word bird in it, though its about a white dove:
White dove take flight, into the night,
Sing your frightful tune,
Fly across the full quarter moon,
Soon daybreak will cast her rays,
Soon darkness will fade away.
Take flight, I say!
And till day casts her frightful rays!
White dove take flight, into the night,
Sing you frightful tune, fly through moonlight,
Through her ghostly brightness!
White dove take flight, into the night!
Sing you frightful tune!
Take wing tonight! Fly through deathly air!
Through nipping winds, kind to none she sings a bitter tune,
Litter the streets, with feathers of snow!
White as the sun is bright, darkest in the moonlight!

White dove take flight, into the night!
Sing you frightful tune,
Fly across the full quarter moon!
Soon daybreak will cast her rays!
Soon darkness will fade away.
Take flight, I say, and till day cast her frightful rays!
White dove take flight into the night,
Sing your frightful tune!


XD I like yours though ^^


message 13: by Acacia (new)

Acacia (acaciaa) Both of you great poems!! :D :D


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

The winner is Jayda for this week!
I know I posted the winner late because I was hoping more people would participate. Nice poem Jayda.


message 15: by Jayda (new)

Jayda Aw, thanks :)


message 16: by Acacia (new)

Acacia (acaciaa) Congrats, Jayda!!


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