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Sea Lion
 Posted: Oct 25 2014, 01:50 PM
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Not sure if anyone is still interested in this, but like why not try it out again.

So the first one was like a really long time ago and I figured someone else would set up the next topic, but no one ever did, so here it is! Go write poetry and be creative and submit it here and I will judge whatever you guys give me, I will also provide some serious critique and be really legit, I promise I know what I'm doing, I went to an art school for creative writing for 2 years.

(side not, if anyone wants critique on any of their other writing, poetry or otherwise I'd totally be up to do that, I love that kind of stuff)

Copy pasted Soadfa's rules and added a bit of commentary.

The poetry contest will be open for entry by everyone BUT the judge cause that'd be cheating. The winner of the contest is the judge for the next contest. This prevents the same person from being judge twice consecutively, and also does a bit to eliminate favoritism (along the lines of HA I PICK MYSELF AGAIN LOLZ I'M SUCH A GREAT POET).

Rules:
1. There are no hard requirements on length, although consider that a simple couplet better be really good to keep up with a longer poem and an epic-length poem better be amazing to justify holding someone's attention throughout the time it takes to read it, e.g. Song of Myself by Walt Whitman is long, sure, but it's got the goods to back up the length.

2. There are no stylistic restrictions within poetry although prose poetry is cheating. Basically, if it's poetry, then it can be entered. Of course, there's only one judge, and that judge might have stylistic preferences, but at the very least the judge needs to consider all entries.

3. There are no restrictions on content, so long as it is reasonable. No content that breaks the rules of TEB is allowed (i.e. no porn (although sexual poetry is good, in my opinion, but I'll leave the admins to draw the line), no content that breaks rule 11, etc)

4. All work must be artistically original. Sampling and reference are often done in poetry, and is fine, but the vast majority of the work must be original content.

5. The deadline is either two weeks after the initiation of the contest, or when at least three entries have been submitted, whichever comes later.

6. One entry per individual. You may withdraw an entry before the deadline has passed to submit another, but only one entry is valid at any time.

7. Entries are to be posted in a post or attached as a file of some sort to the post, for transparency purposes.

Prizes:
The winner shall receive the right to judge the next contest (although they may decline and pass it to the runner-up). They shall also receive bragging rights and the inherent fulfillment of having won.
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 Posted: Oct 25 2014, 04:49 PM
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All you did was stare at me
chuckle at my naked soul
not scream or hide from the devil inside
It's all my fault
why are you crying now
you dream of the midnight cuts
black as a shadow
you lie down and do the same thing
why are you crying now

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 Posted: Oct 26 2014, 06:49 AM
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This poem I wrote a long time ago. I translated it from Dutch to English, so it became quite bad.. Oh well;

There is a place where peace rules
Far from fighting and pain
Where only laughter is heard
And suffer far away
Unfortunately this place has never been found
Thanks to all the hate, pain and war
Because if we all work together
Then everyone knows
The place where peace rules

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 Posted: Oct 27 2014, 12:49 PM
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Regicide

The score for the match was already called: 6-2 6-0. A typical bagel forecast by the commentators whose smug grins cascaded into their necks, their furls of flesh rolling comfortably deeper with the momentum of clear percentages and lopsided head to heads in favor of the King. The stadium still boomed with echoes reminiscent of many times past as the King entered his court; his well-groomed locks flowed like a mane, his chiseled sculpture carved from eons of experience. It was a comfortable déjà vu. The foil followed with a hobble as always, the tips of his bed-ridden hair barely clipping the majestic shoulders of the King’s shadow. A loser is necessary for any win. Thirty minutes in, the King glided on the court, waving his Wilson wand as he showered the court with his unparalleled genius. Magic darted whimsically throughout the stadium as the King carved dropshots like diamonds and made the unimaginable imaginable- perhaps too imaginable, as he did before. The scoreboard didn’t unfurl in the minds of the spectators. It was lagging, too sluggish to record the anticipated rout; it was a bedtime story for the crowd, told for years into their adolescence. The magic show waned on with its occasional moments of fleeting nostalgia, the old wizard pulling some cheap sparklers from his translucent purse of tricks. They still cheered. For their cheap bets. For their draws. For their expectations.

Hardly for the excitement of watching a king.

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 Posted: Oct 27 2014, 01:53 PM
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Woo! Three poems! Enough for the contest to be real so: Contest is ready to go, for everyone else I'm going to wait another week (Maybe longer if people request it) and then submission time will be closed and I'll start judging/critiquing/whatever.
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 Posted: Nov 4 2014, 06:35 PM
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I once cared, but whatever now

I once cared.
But now I don't.
Will they ever shut up?
No, they won't.
But why won't you shut up?
Because I said.
Where are you?
In bed.
So then I stumbled up the road.
I run in to someone.
And there my adventure forebodes.
I get into a fight.
But nobody knows if I lived or died whatsoever.
Except my housemates.
But nobody will care about me. Ever.
They don't listen to me, just their admins.
And I feel like stinging them with tons of bees.

P.S is the contest over yet? I hope not

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 Posted: Nov 5 2014, 11:54 AM
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Okay, cool cool cool, I'm gonna start doing the critique but I'm kinda drowning in work for college right now, so it may take a bit. I will post results when they arrive. Until then I'll keep accepting submissions.
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