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    Poem Of The Week 5
    Competition
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    Introduction

    Welcome to the Poem Of The Week 5 competition, hosted by yours truly.
    The original contest was hosted by Abnegation, the second by Sweet Jasmine, the third by Ayselipera, and the fourth by IceKnight212. Now this competition is for those who wish to enter their poems which comply with the corresponding theme, so that they can have some recognition for their amazing talent! Remember that the Moderator of this section will be supervising. If you win Poem Of The Week, you will win an emblem along with the choice of the next week's theme and the option to be a judge.

    Poem of the Week is a great way to put your writing skills to the test. You'll also get to see what other people think of how you express your emotions using words.

    Please make sure to read and follow all Other Writing and PokeCommunity rules as posted below before participating.

    Rules and Guidelines
    Remember to keep within the Writing rules, the Poem of the Week rules and of course the PC forum wide rules. Also make sure that you post your poem within the timeline which is posted within "The Theme of the Week" section below.
    - The first, and most important rule, is to NEVER plagiarize work. It's very wrong, and the consequences can be severe. So please, do not steal!
    - You may only post 1 poem relevant to the given theme of the week.
    - Please only post good feedback on other entries within this thread. By feedback I mean good comments on why you like them rather than full criticism. Encourage others, and help them feel good about their writings.
    - When submitting a poem either post a link to the thread that hosts the poem (must be on PC) or post the poem within the thread, and I will put it up on the first post with the others.
    - This is a judging contest, there will be no votes. However, you may send me a private message if you would like to express your love for a particular poem and I will take it into consideration.
    - You may post to state that you will be posting a poem and entering. Asking questions and the likes is also fine. All discussion may go within the thread.
    - If you are posting a poem please keep it nicely laid out with as little formatting as possible. It's better we don't have big bright text and numerous BB codes. It just makes it a little easier on the eyes. Thank you.

    So please participate, have fun, don't be shy, and always remember your poetry is a expression of emotions and experiences, and of course a good effort as well as talent, so no matter what you write, it will have a chance! Please don't feel intimidated, even if this is your first poem it still stands a fighting chance! Remember that if you want to participate, but you're not sure how to write a good poem there are stickied threads right in the poetry section for you to review.

    Credits to Abnegation, Sweet Jasmine, Ayselipera, and IceKnight212 for writing and editing the rules and guidelines.


    -Hall Of Poetry Winners-

    List of the winners and their winning entry.

    1. Scarf - Motion
    2. Reminiscing - Memories
    3. Spearow - Omega
    4. Bay Alexison - You Remember?
    5. Dr. Gregory House - Winter Whispers
    6. Ineffable - Jealousy
    7. Abnegation - Broken
    8. txteclipse - Life's Litmus
    9. Manipulation - I Had Nothing Else To Do
    10. Klippy - Un-named
    11. Scarf - The Theatre of Forgotten People
    12. Cheesymitten - Isolation
    13. Missingno. 7-4468 - Graciousness of Heart
    14. TJgamer - Lanturn's Pond
    15. Scarf - The Joy Particle
    16. *hylian*sakura* - Quintessence
    17. Zirkle38 - Goodbye
    18. IceKnight212 - Night Marries Day
    19. Richard Lynch - In the Cold
    20. Missingno.7-4468 - Untitled
    21. IceKnight212 - The Wayward Soul
    22. Richard Lynch - A Letter From Muffin
    23. Regeneration - Dreams of Peace
    24. Daydream - Too Much
    25. Missingno.7-4468 - The Letter
    26. JX Valentine - Sprout
    27. Zeffy - Home Sweet Home
    28. JX Valentine - Dear Santa
    29. Scytheteen - Ready to Start
    30. Meerfall - Once Upon a Rhyme ; Daydream - What Am I?
    31. Ayselipera - Waiting On Answers
    32. ToWriteLove
    33. Tsundera - Checkmate
    34. Misheard Whisper - Superior Semper
    35. Destiny. - On Rivalry
    36. Misheard Whisper - Oak's Lament

    Theme of the Week

    This week's theme is - Blaze in the Night
    What on earth does that mean? Well, you're gonna be the judge of that. Now get to writing and see what you can come up with!

    Judges
    TJgamer, Misheard Whisper, and SeleneHime.

    Entry Period
    [OPEN]


    -Entries-

    Week One: Peace
    Spoiler:

    Peace - By Gardenia101
    Spoiler:

    You can't ignore
    The outspoken voice
    As the world cries out
    "World Peace!"
    They say that
    Peace means no more war,
    But it means more than that.
    Where there is peace,
    There is no war
    For light converts the darkness.
    The evil thoughts
    Of worldly men
    Calm at it's touch.
    The sun's rays
    Touch the cold Earth
    Giving it time to rest.
    The only light
    In the dark of night
    Is peace but in our souls.
    We do not think
    Of violence or pain
    When we think of what is good.
    Peace is that,
    That faithful thought,
    The thought that moves you on.
    It will awake you from your grief
    And show you just
    What is good.


    Untitled - By Shining Meganium
    Spoiler:

    A little world with little love
    Where we’re so close yet so far

    We ask for peace
    Carrying guns and grenades

    We buy this peace
    Yet never receive it

    We fight a war to gain this peace
    But destroy the people we share it with

    Perhaps the flames and smoke
    Blind us from this truth


    While in Limbo - By Missingno.7-4468
    Spoiler:

    A tiny speck of light is seen
    Twinkling in the great expanse of black.
    A tiny haven can be seen
    In the chaos that ensues.

    A heart is torn on what to think,
    Whether to head forward or back
    Is the hardest decision that one could make
    While in the limbo of darkness.

    Here is nothing, even darkness hides,
    There is light, but is it a trick?
    Here is peace, there is peace,
    It's what one chooses for themselves.

    Peace of nothing, or peace of light,
    Such a decision seems simple,
    But it is hard to choose between
    What one knows is right, or what is known.


    My Peace - By Zirkle38
    Spoiler:

    Happiness, is your peace
    You want everyone to be friends
    No more war, no more hunger
    Your peace is an outside image,
    Something to look at
    Something pretty.
    But what I want of peace is not friends
    I don't care about happiness and war
    And fasting gives me discipline.
    All I want is to be alone
    Alone with my thoughts and concerns
    I'm most myself
    By myself.
    My inner peace
    Is what I want
    And all I want.
    How can I be who I am
    When all I hear are
    Mumbles, Shouts, and discernible noises.
    All I want, all I need,
    is a quiet park
    And a well oiled swing.


    Dreams of Peace - By Regeneration (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    I woke up in dreamy state
    My mind was half asleep.
    I saw no thing that I would hate
    The scene I saw, could weep.

    A bitter battle there ensued
    Clashing swords and shield.
    Like a storm the men shrewd
    I wept, I prayed, I kneeled.

    They didn't hear; nor stopped
    Though marched ahead with fear.
    For glory, for honour, they chopped
    Heads, their intentions were queer.

    Widows and children long cried
    Days and nights, all weather.
    Their men, their fathers had died
    All that left was old heather.

    At once, I gave out a scream
    The scene outside was a shock.
    I realized this was no dream
    No man outside did walk.

    Nations and leaders always demand
    All we want is peace.
    Nevertheless they command
    Their guns never decrease.




    Week Two: Melancholy
    Spoiler:

    Untitled - By Gardenia101
    Spoiler:

    In this world I'm alone,
    To all others I'm unknown.
    I've barricaded my door,
    Cluttered my floor.
    They don't care for me,
    They all leave me be.
    My heart is in pieces,
    My will decreases.
    When they hear my cries of pain,
    They all think I'm insane.
    Nothing will heal me,
    And I face that fact tearfully.


    Too Much - By Daydream (Winner)
    Spoiler:



    I just can't cope,
    With how you pressure me so.
    I'm falling down a slope,
    And I have no way to slow.

    Yes, I have a brain,
    But no one likes me.
    I don't think I'm sane,
    And that's what they see.

    At times I just cry,
    Face down on the bed.
    All the reasons why,
    That's the pain in my head.

    And when it gets worst,
    When I'm my most sad,
    I'll not be the first,
    A person going mad.

    I'm Not done just yet,
    Not the time, you see.
    I'll remain here alone,
    Melancholy.



    Not Again - By Zirkle38
    Spoiler:

    I lay on my bed,
    Thoughts of you running through my head
    You gave us a chance,
    Our love was such a boring dance.
    You were there for me
    And the same I could not be.
    I ended it on such a sad note
    And that was all she wrote.
    Until that day where I let my jealousy
    Get the best of me
    I called you up on my own time
    And you gave me a happy reply
    The second time through
    Was even more cause for gloom
    I broke your heart twice,
    You were my own little vice
    Now I can see the irony,
    I want you, you can't stand me.


    Kaos - By Missingno.7-4468
    Spoiler:

    The sun has been taken away,
    Disappeared into nothingness.
    The sky has dissolved away,
    Primordial darkness left rippling.

    All that matters has been replaced
    By anything that does not matter.
    As darkness looms over,
    Nothing is left standing.

    Chaos in its original form,
    Ruled over by the black void.
    No motion, warmth, or feeling
    Left in the endless space.

    Such are the dark recesses of my mind.




    Week Three: Romance
    Spoiler:

    A Letter - By Missingno.7-4468 (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    My dearest lover,

    I wish that I could hug you now,
    Kiss you on the lips so tenderly,
    But I am so far from you, dear,
    But that does not mean we won't meet again.

    For now this letter will suffice
    For my ever-endearing love.
    Don't be afraid to follow your dreams,
    As mine have already been fulfilled.

    Do not be held back by your attachment to me,
    But remember me when you can.
    Do not be afraid to love another,
    But remember that I approve.

    I'm sorry that it has to be this way,
    But fate cannot be reversed.
    I'll love you forever like I loved you before,
    So do not fret, and do not be dismayed.

    I am watching you now from my new Home,
    Nevermore to be injured in war.
    And as I seal this letter with a kiss,
    I whisper one last "I love you."

    Your soldier.


    Summer Love - By Starr Leonhart
    Spoiler:

    Summer Love

    The shine of the sun on your hair,
    Is truly too much for me to bare.

    The shine of your eyes in the dying light,
    Sends my beating heart, into flight.

    The beads of water, on your skin so fair,
    Could end the world of dispair.

    Last, but not least,
    Your smile, like the beautiful moon of the East.


    Warmth - By TheSmartOne
    Spoiler:

    Warmth

    Waking on a cold morning
    I realize I’ve been dreaming
    Dreaming of your warmth
    Enveloping me
    Protecting me from the chill

    I dreamt you held me close
    Warming my body with your own
    Shutting out the Minnesota cold.

    But waking on a cold morning
    Reality engulfs me
    I realize it was just a dream
    And your warmth is simply
    The warmth of my down comforter
    Wrapped tight around me

    It is hard to force myself
    To get up out of bed
    And into the cold
    But I still do
    For I harbor hopes
    That my dream of last night
    Could become reality tonight.


    Terror or Bliss - By Fearless Love
    Spoiler:

    Caught between a moment of terror and bliss,
    Should she hide her face from what lies within,
    Or settle into the gently kiss?

    What known not to her moments ago
    The trueness of her heart sprouting about,
    Her feelings hidden began to shout.

    What could not be released,
    but no longer hidden
    Poured out of her soul and she was smitten!

    A smile graced her tearstained face
    His retreating form now feet away.

    She could not breath and could not speak.
    With a look of bliss and resentment,
    she fell into a wondered sleep.


    You - By Zeffy
    Spoiler:

    Such a wondeful sight
    Upon a very stormy night
    Your eyes that shine
    More so ever than mine

    You, the only one
    A quintessence of the done
    It seems like a crime
    To ruin your design

    You, the essence of peace
    With you, all wars will cease
    Because of your lovely, sweet lips
    That in a lovely kiss
    Makes the moment full of bliss


    Untitled - By Monkeyandhead
    Spoiler:

    You hide your face behind umbrellas,
    but there really is no reason to.
    We could walk through grass plains,
    or glaciers if you really want to.

    Do the words "I love you"
    give you a warmhearted feeling?
    Because they give me security,
    of the utmost revealing.

    Do you sit there and ruminate
    what we could do?
    We could walk through grass plains,
    or glaciers if you really want to.





    Week Four: Life
    Spoiler:

    Life's Sweet Curse - By Midnight Moon~
    Spoiler:

    Life's Sweet Curse

    Life is a gift, that graces the mother.
    Life is a curse, that falls upon another.
    The mother hears only that warm beating heart,
    The other feels only the cold loneliness apart.

    The child grows older, stronger, and free.
    His life always full of sweet loving liberty.
    His mother looks upon him like a star from above,
    Naught in her eyes but passionate love.

    The other is always alone in the dark,
    This cursed life he lives, leaving it's mark.
    He cries out to his mother, in agonizing pain,
    But she doesn't see him, it's always the same.

    'Til one day he can not take any more,
    He sits in the attic after locking the door.
    A noose is dangling from the timbers above,
    This lonely life he is so tired and sick of.

    The kiss of death graces the cold morning air.
    The mourning maiden, so beautiful and fair.
    'Tis not 'til death, that you appreciate life.
    'Tis not 'til death that you're freed from life's strife.

    Silver rosepetals fall from the heavenly sky.
    That last breath of life departs with a sigh.
    Black clothes, so depressing, fill the small service.
    All that grief and all that pain was his.

    The gentle breeze caresses her tear-stained cheeks.
    He's gone forever, pray that he finds what he seeks.
    Death is for the completed, and life for the broken.
    Those who would argue hear not what's been spoken.


    If We Only Knew - By Starr Leonhart
    Spoiler:

    If We Only Knew

    I ask the Angels all of these questions.
    And their answers, illicit all of these actions.
    "Why am I here?", I ask, silently.
    They just shake their heads with beauty.

    "What is our purpose?", they ask in chorus.
    Why are they hiding this from us?

    If we only know why,
    We could perfect this world in a baby's sigh.

    If we only knew about this life,
    We could end all of this strife.


    Life - By Daydream
    Spoiler:

    Life

    Sometimes it's fun.
    Sometimes it's not great.
    Don't knock it till you're done,
    Don't be ruled by hate.

    Grow every moment,
    Don't waste a second,
    Or darkness will foment,
    Right 'til your beckoned.

    And it will be hard,
    I'm the first to attest,
    But if you go the extra yard,
    It'll turn out for the best.

    Live every day,
    Don't waste your time,
    Do it your way,
    To finish the climb.

    Hope and Love,
    Pain and Strife.
    Aren't things we're above,
    Because they're part of life.


    God's Gift - By Magmaruby and Aquasapphire
    Spoiler:

    God’s gift
    God gave us life
    He gave us the ability to love and to seek
    This beautiful gift is too precious to waste
    One must enjoy one’s life with the same grace as it was created from
    Though one mustn’t forget the one who gave him life
    With this gift I can build sky scrappers, go to the stars, and move about
    This world full of god’s gifts
    The bright light that makes us move
    The ether that gives us the will to continue
    In this hell of a world


    Into Life - By Fearless Love
    Spoiler:

    Life consists of many things,
    Memories, actions, joy it brings.
    There are many things we can not see,
    Purpose, reason, hidden within thee.

    I ponder on what makes life
    To simply exist, or to be alive.
    To exist is to merely breath
    Being alive is true, at least what I see.

    Simple acts of mindlessness,
    To do things that don't occur to us.
    Hurt another, give one life,
    We don't always know how we effect them inside.

    Life consists of many things,
    Like a baby bird ready to release its wings.
    Though many questions go unanswered,
    Life is here, and that's what matters.


    Mother Earth (A Cruel Fate) - By Forever
    Spoiler:

    Mother Earth - A cruel fate

    The land they roam is vast
    Their life is just a dream
    The souls of those long forgotten silently echo; as they drift along the stream

    The rooster prepares to sing its deathly tune
    While the pigs embrace the cool, wet, earth as the they feast
    For if the tears don't fall from the sky, it will surely be their last


    Untitled - By Butterbiscuit
    Spoiler:

    Life, ah, that's the stuff;
    It could make you shy or make you tough.
    You never know where it's going
    Relentless, threadless, never joining.
    So, my friends, expect the worst;
    Be prepared for an outburst.

    Life, ah, that's the stuff;
    It could make you shy or make you tough.
    Alas, my friends, most seem to fail.
    But try, try- you'll prevail.


    Sprout - By JX Valentine (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Sprout

    There is a seed
    in a pot
    by a window
    in a room
    with a bed
    in which lies
    a little girl
    who has been there
    for three months,
    and the seed
    hasn't sprouted
    in two,
    and the nurses
    all give her
    sympathetic eyes
    because they know
    this number
    equals five
    which is one less
    than the number
    the doctors gave
    to the little girl
    and her mother
    the morning after
    the results
    of her blood screening
    came back,
    and her mother cries
    by her bed
    in the hours
    before she goes to work
    while her daughter
    is asleep,
    dreaming
    of the snowy night
    when she and her mother
    went out and made
    snow angels.

    Every morning
    as soon as she wakes up
    the girl pulls the pot
    in her lap
    and bends over it
    (She once had long hair
    that would fall around the pot,
    but she doesn't anymore.
    It fell out.)
    and whispers to it
    "grow grow grow"
    even though
    the seed doesn't sprout
    and hasn't sprouted
    for two months,
    then three,
    then four.

    One morning
    the doctors said
    there was nothing more
    they could do,
    so they let
    the girl's mother decide,
    and she took her daughter
    back home
    to the apartment
    overlooking
    that same park
    where they made snow angels
    one cold night,
    and over a cup of coffee
    that same morning
    the mother remembered
    that night:
    how cold it was
    how much her baby's smile
    glowed
    in the light
    of streetlamps,
    how pink she looked
    and how she coughed up blood
    the next morning.

    Every morning
    for the next few days
    as soon as she wakes up
    the girl pulls the pot
    in her lap
    and bends over it
    (She used to do this voluntarily,
    but now it's the only way
    she can sit up.)
    and whispers to it
    "grow grow grow"
    until she can't.

    The morning she doesn't
    the mother cries
    by her bed
    and decides
    not to come in
    to work that day
    or any other day
    for a long time.

    Two weeks
    after the girl--
    her mother's
    only baby
    by a father
    who hasn't been around
    since before she was born--
    is dressed
    and viewed
    and cried over
    and buried,
    the mother realizes
    that she hasn't been
    in that room
    for awhile,
    (and how could she
    after losing
    her baby
    and the smile
    that glowed
    in streetlamps
    and gave her
    reasons,
    so many reasons,
    to go to work
    every morning?)
    so she goes
    and unlocks the door
    and steps inside
    to see the pot
    by the window.

    There was a seed
    in a pot
    by a window
    in a room
    with a bed
    in which once lay
    a little girl
    who had been sick
    for a very long time,
    but now,
    in the pot
    poking out
    of the soil
    which hasn't touched water
    since the girl
    stopped telling it to grow
    is a tiny,
    green
    sprout.


    That's How It Goes - By Zeffy
    Spoiler:

    That's how it goes

    Long ago, so I heard
    There was a man, and he was hurt
    Someone came and helped him
    But the man refused the offer,
    For he was in sorrow,
    And he uttered, that's how it goes.

    To him, life is unfair
    Never had the chance to enjoy,
    Never did he accept,
    That this is the way it happens,
    That life is real unfair
    To those who treat it not fair.

    And so the man in pain,
    Whose life is about to face death,
    Ended this little chat,
    With the phrase, that's how life treats you.


    The River (Of Life) - By Kirozane
    Spoiler:

    The River (Of Life)

    The flow
    Oh that ever constant flow
    Pushing and pulling us forth
    And who are we
    To try and fight
    The current?
    Those
    Few
    Those brave and courageous few
    Who have dared to try
    Are only ensnared further
    Lost
    Forever
    In their own delusions
    But aren’t we all?
    Who among us
    Is truly free
    Can truly comprehend what is happening?
    We all
    Assume
    Generalize
    Conclude
    But none of them are right
    The waters
    They cackle
    Laugh
    Mock our feeble attempts to break
    The current pulling us forward
    Forward
    Ever forward
    It pulls us
    And we are but
    Oblivious
    Drifting from stream to stream
    Staring blankly into the sky
    Dream
    As the waters pull us forth
    Dream
    And when the falls rumble near
    All we can do is turn
    Look to the river
    Wish for the memories hidden in the ripples
    The Dreams long forgotten
    And free fall to our own ending
    In the roar of time long lost




    Week Five: Home
    Spoiler:

    Home Sweet Home - By Zeffy (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Home Sweet Home

    Down the street,
    Through the road,
    There is a place,
    That I call home.

    Whatever happens,
    Wherever we move,
    It always stays the same,
    Home sweet home.

    The beds that delight me,
    Through my midday's rest,
    And the food that I adore,
    When I'm in the dining room floor.

    The soft, warm cushions,
    Of the big, wide sofa,
    And the lights everywhere,
    To guide as all.

    From the bathroom shower,
    Up to the kitchen sink,
    It always stays the same,
    Home sweet home.

    Whatever happens,
    wherever we move,
    I will always remember,
    Home sweet home.


    Memory (of Destruction) - By Missingno.7-4468
    Spoiler:


    Memory (of Destruction)
    A man walked in a marred house to see
    What relics from the past he could find.
    A woman comes to him with a face of glee,
    And an old man sits on a chair with composure kind.

    The young man blinks and sees once more
    The decrepit house burned down long ago,
    But then he sees a little girl he once did adore,
    In her hair a bright blue bow.

    He walks through the house alone,
    Mesmerized by the site of what it once was,
    This was once what he called home,
    But a fire had reduced it to dust.



    Burned - By Fearless Love
    Spoiler:


    Burned

    Bit by bit
    Sinking in.
    The memory slips,
    So what remains?
    A shattered picture in a frame?
    Faces blanked from time and haze.

    Fire lit
    Warm and snug.
    Fire goes out
    on the run.
    Rain like acid on the skin
    This next is my sin.

    Took the first step out the door
    To this place I belonged no more
    When demons caught up to my light
    Shackles and chains I could not fight.
    For them I would always belong
    Hoping I had not been wrong.

    Dry eyes
    Tears run out.
    In this river
    Full of drought.
    I could no longer return
    because the memory of home

    Had been burned.
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    Where is Home? - By Gardenia101
    Spoiler:

    Where is Home?

    I live in a house,
    But my parents are never there.
    There are many bedrooms,
    But as for siblings, I have none.
    I don't have any friends;
    This neighborhood is too bad for them.
    My supposed home is darkness-
    It's only my jail cell.
    I haven't seen someone my age
    Since when I was just a child.
    But, wait- isn't home supposed to be
    Where your heart is in it?
    I think I know where my heart is-
    It's in Pokemon.




    Week Six: Christmas
    Spoiler:

    A Black Christmas - By Forever
    Spoiler:

    A Black Christmas

    One spec of dust floated down from the curtain
    A cry could be heard from the distance
    That girl...
    Oh, that girl knew she'd be hurting,
    Too horrific to witness,
    Too late for any sort of forgiveness

    A black Christmas was all she could hope for,
    While years of violence finally built up
    Slam. The door shut.
    Scarred by her losses,
    Scarred by her past,
    Scarred by the man who would be her last

    You see, one Christmas eve, two souls embraced
    Kissed under a mistletoe that night,
    The following day, he wasn't anywhere in sight
    She opened her presents, found a letter
    A tear escaped from her eye,
    As she screamed in delight
    He left her the greatest gift of all,
    A promise he would return next summer,
    So he told her to wait by the fire.

    Several months later, she was still waiting,
    Faithfully,
    Patiently,
    Nothing could take her mind off him
    Then, one night while she was sleeping
    He crept in, kissed her on the forehead,
    And started to sing
    She heard his sweet voice,
    She awakened from her sleep.

    She thought they would spend a life together,
    But she was very wrong
    He cheated on her all the time
    He went away on trips
    He even caused physical pain,
    But she stayed faithful,
    She couldn't live any other way
    For she knew without him, she wouldn't be safe.

    Soon he passed, much to her dismay
    She walked slowly
    She no longer had any need to be afraid
    However she was never happy
    For her fear is one that strikes us all
    The fear of being alone.

    When the next Christmas arrived,
    She opened her presents quickly
    Expecting to find something she would love,
    She found a photo of him.

    She held it close to her heart,
    Her heart beat in a slow rhythm,
    As she realised her was never real,
    Only a figment of her imagination,
    Desperate,
    Alone,
    Needing someone,
    Needing a place to call home.

    She was able to convince herself,
    For all these years,
    That he was real
    Yet she never realised it would only worsen her health.

    Moments later, one spec of dust floated down from the curtain
    A cry could be heard from the distance
    That girl...
    After all these years, that girl is hurting
    Too naive to understand
    Too late to take it all back

    A black Christmas was all she could hope for,
    Christmas lost all colour and vibrancy,
    Her mind's illusions guaranteed she was nothing more
    Thump. The Christmas tree fell.
    Scarred by the pine,
    Hurt by her own delusions
    Now invisible all the time,
    In a world of only black and white.


    Waiting - By Fearless Love





    Spoiler:
    Waiting












    The clock is ticking,


    Mommy. . .


    She just shakes her head.


    Mommy. . .


    She sternly looks at me.


    Mommy. . .


    "Wait."


    Mommy. . .

    I think she's ignoring me now.



































    There's stepping down the stairs.


    Sissy. . .


    She looks at the door, "No".


    Sissy. . .


    She pours the milk and sets the cookies.


    Sissy. . .


    "He's not here yet."


    Sissy. . .

    I think she's ignoring me now.



































    There's a sound at the door.


    Mommy. . .


    She rolls her eyes.


    Sissy. . .


    She plops down on the couch.


    Mommy. . .


    "Abigale. Hush."


    Sissy. . .

    The door opens, and in steps Daddy.



































    We're decorating the tree now.


    Mommy. . .


    "What is it sweetie?"


    "Santa's coming."


    "I know."


    "No, I mean he's here."


    "He comes when you're asleep."


    Sissy. . .

    "You're not sleeping."



































    A hear the chimney creak, but they don't.


    Mommy. . .


    "It's bed time Abby."


    Sissy. . .


    "Go to sleep."


    I hear him, but they don't.


    Daddy. . .


    I think he's already sleeping.

































    I'm sitting on the last step.


    Santa's coming, I know it.


    I think he's stuck.


    Santa. . .


    Creek.


    Santa. . .


    Creek.


    Santa. . .

    Plop!



































    Santa's in my living room.


    My Mommy ran down stairs.


    My Sissy ran down stairs.


    My Daddy is still sleeping.


    They look like they saw a ghost.


    Or more accurately, Santa Clause.


    I'm smirking, they're gawking.


    I was right, they we're wrong.

































    Now. I'm done waiting.




    Merry Christmas.





    Silent Christmas - By Starr Leonhart
    Spoiler:

    Silent Christmas

    My first Christmas alone.
    All is lost, that I known.

    Snow is falling,
    I am crying.
    The fire is crackling.
    Carolers singing.
    8:00 is ringing.

    My first Christmas with him.
    Filled with love.
    Filled with hugs.
    He gave me a ring,
    Under the mistletoe, I did my answering.

    My first Christmas with Death.
    He stole my dying breath.
    Husband cursed the ground,
    As I died a death that was calm and sound.
    My silent Christmas.


    Dear Santa - By JX Valentine (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Dear Santa (From ____, Age 5, as Transcribed By Mommy)

    Dear Santa,

    How is Rudolph and the other reindeer?
    I hope it's not too cold at the North Pole!
    I made you cookies this year
    with Mommy's help,
    and I hope you like sprinkles!
    I was very, very good this year,
    and I didn't tease anyone at school once!
    I won't even stay up all night
    to see if you come down the chimney!
    So I hope you'll bring me everything on my list.
    This year, I want a red bike,
    the movie I saw this summer with Mommy,
    a video game I don't have,
    a baby puppy
    (Golden retriever, please!
    And I'll name him after my favorite reindeer!),
    and for Mommy and Daddy to stop fighting
    every night.

    Love,
    __________________





    Week Seven: Start
    Spoiler:

    Ready To Start - By Scytheteen (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Ready To Start


    The age of a new dawn,
    The beginning of something new.

    A new start for myself,
    So that I can break away from myself
    and stop being all that I hate.

    The self-pity, the whining, the sulking,
    It never ends.
    The person I hate most is who I've become.

    So now I'm ready to start;
    Start becoming the person I long to be,
    And kill the being I have become.

    I am dead.


    The Start of the Championships - By Meerfire
    Spoiler:

    The start of a battle,
    There are no tittle tattles,
    A Pokémon on each side,
    Types can turn a tide,
    Strategies can cause a crowd to stir,
    As the Pokémon shakes its fur,
    A fire comet burst into action,
    This cut the Pokémon health by a fraction,
    The Pokémon gave a spark,
    As it zoomed across making everything seem dark,
    The Pokémon got a shock,
    As the attack was blocked,
    By an attack called protect,
    So there was no effect,
    Many attacks goes and comes,
    But it isn’t all down to the mathematical sums,
    It counts on the heart and desire,
    The trainer’s aim to go higher and higher,
    The love they give to the Pokémon soul,
    And with that they will always reach their goal.


    Painting - By darkpokeball
    Spoiler:

    Colors surround me in the art studio
    I'm ready to start yet another piece
    I'm a good artist, and in love too
    How can I impress that lovely Liz?
    How can I live up to what her view
    of love is?

    I start with a red smudge
    And draw with a color called 'Fudge'
    It's a brownish-black
    Yet my painting still lacks
    How can I impress her?
    Stupid love, I wish for a cure.
    I paint a heart, big and red
    I draw Liz's lovely head
    I paint myself, on one side
    To counter her being on the other
    This painting, I'll treat with pride
    Unless it's seen by my brother.
    He hates Liz, I don't know why
    When he sees her, his temper flies
    I hide the painting in a secret place
    To avoid seeing his enraged face

    Come the day, I want to show her
    I reach into my cabinet to grab it
    To show the girl who is pure
    But then comes an emotional hit
    I forgot where I hid the piece
    My sadness doesn't cease
    How hard I worked
    Now, I'm irked
    The painting is gone
    My rage flips on...




    Week Eight: Fear
    Spoiler:

    Once Upon A Rhyme - By MeerFall (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Once upon a rhyme,
    A story about a girls climb,
    As happy as can be,
    There was no need for a key,
    Every door was unlocked,
    She hardly needed to knock,
    Every room was full of treasure,
    With hope joined with pleasure,
    Then a strange door appeared,
    It was the door that leered,
    Had a diamond handle,
    Glows like a candle,
    And the colour of cream,
    Like a Queen’s door it seems,
    It opened a tiny peek,
    A strange light that leek,
    This made her curious,
    A door so mysterious,
    She opened it and stepped inside,
    Her pupils went wide,
    There her nightmares came alive,
    Love and happiness was deprived,
    Her eyes filled with tears,
    As she was surrounded by fears,
    She ran for the handle,
    Like a herd of Randall,
    Then the diamond handle smashed,
    The pieces that slashed,
    She bled tears of pain,
    As the blood started to stain,
    The nightmares started to disappear,
    The reason why was unclear,
    But night after night they came back,
    With the diamond shards her leg she has hack,
    The door cannot be escaped,
    With the diamond shards she scraped,
    Hoping for someone to save her from this door,
    Her legs were so sore,
    Then she started to dream,
    It was full of lollipops and ice-cream,
    But it always ended sad,
    When she is lonely, inhuman or mad,
    One night she fell asleep,
    In a dream so deep,
    That she never even tried to peep,
    But some people say they can hear her weep,
    You don’t know what message I’m sending,
    Except a story about a unhappy ever ending


    What Am I? - By Daydream (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    What am I?
    Make you cry,
    Make you pray,
    Won't go away.

    Find me in the dark,
    Maybe in a shark.
    Bring out the worst,
    Make you feel cursed.

    Always been there,
    To frighten, scare.
    When I'm nearby,
    You want others near.
    What am I?
    I am Fear.


    Famous Last Words - By Starr Leonhart
    Spoiler:

    The fires are approaching closer.
    The Darkness is spreading near.
    I should have known the Gods chose her!
    My lungs fill with the blackening fear!

    Why her?
    Why not me?
    My vision begins to blur.
    Why were we so blind to see?
    “Please, don’t take my sister, Sir!”
    “I’ll be fine. Don’t worry Bumble Bee.”

    Those were her Famous Last Words.
    Cold fear, echoes in my mind.
    I see her, when they fly, the little black birds.
    And it scares me, when I think of them as kind…..


    The Dangers of Tomorrow - By Zeffy
    Spoiler:

    Everyday you ready for bed,
    There's always a risk that one must take,
    Everyone fears it,
    No one is safe from it,
    Not even the most religious man, not a bit.

    And when you've passed the dark night,
    There's another danger, yes that's right!
    But you need no fear,
    If you are brave, my dear,
    Because no-one might even hear.

    So through life, this you must remember,
    Never ever pull down that lever,
    Or one day you'll die,
    You'll never taste anymore pie,
    And everyone will leave you with a sigh.




    Week Nine: Nature
    Spoiler:

    Beautiful Ice - By Scytheteen
    Spoiler:


    The cold icy bed,
    Laying in a pool of water.

    The mistress struggles for survival,
    Struggles to keep her children alive.

    A cold-blooded predator in the night,
    Stalking and readying for attack.

    A swift motion of the beast,
    Tearing her blanket in two.

    The mistress sinks lower into her bed,
    Feeling no shame nor guilt.


    Waiting On Answers - By Ayselipera (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    How lofty are your limbs that tower over me?
    How subtle are your tears that fall into the sea?

    What secrets do you whisper in your howling breath?
    What anger do you hold in your stone covered chest?

    Will your waves ever cease to flow?
    Will your fields ever cease to grow?

    All these questions I ask because I do not know.
    All these questions I ponder until you tell me so.


    Storms Never Ending - By ToWriteLove
    Spoiler:

    Storms Never Ending

    Wind through my hair as I drift away,
    Current growing stronger, cast to sea astray,
    Body rippling through the dark blue wave,
    Clouds overhead, keeping from me what I crave,
    Sunlight gone for ages, only storms remain,
    A boiling anger inside me, nothing left to gain,
    Yet the world accepts it, I hope it changes for its own sake,
    Ocean takes me under, an embrace I must take.




    Week Ten: Haiku
    Spoiler:

    MeerFall
    Spoiler:

    I fail life today,
    i will fail life tomorrow,
    Can i win so soon?


    ToWriteLove (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Dark waves raising high,
    Footprints in sand washed away,
    Receeds, gone again


    Kirozane
    Spoiler:

    Silver entity
    Glistening just out of reach
    Beacon of the night


    bobandbill
    Spoiler:

    Trying a haiku
    It is hard to fit so much
    Within only three


    Zeffy
    Spoiler:

    Love is like a cloud
    When it gets big and puffy
    Rain comes falling down


    GirlieNinjaRose
    Spoiler:

    Arctic, chilly, passionate, night,
    Awakens the bliss of the moon,
    In the autumn hours,


    Rai (The Sleeping Habits of Fish)
    Spoiler:

    Black marble quivers
    As the breadcrumbs disappear
    Deep into the depths


    SeleneHime (Light)
    Spoiler:

    Gentle Espeon,
    granting life of the spring sun
    in depths of dusk.


    darkpokeball
    Spoiler:

    I look at the blood
    Pouring out of my friend's wound
    Then I die myself

    Then, I feel freaked out
    I'm staring at my own corpse
    I have lost my pulse

    I can't accept this
    I just can't be dead for sure
    Maybe it's a dream

    My friend's also scared
    From the look on his kind face
    He looks at himself

    So we have deceased
    We still want to have revenge
    We're here with vengeance

    We seek out the man
    The one who ended our lives
    We'll take off his head

    Soon, there is three dead
    Floating in the same room
    Our work is now done




    Week Eleven: Mystery
    Spoiler:

    It is a Mystery - By Zeffy
    Spoiler:

    It is a mystery

    Dare, will you?
    Venture through
    Do it
    It's something
    Something different

    Be brave
    What lies ahead
    Is a mystery
    Hold it
    Feel it

    Brace yourself
    You might die
    Whatever
    Whatever's in there
    It sure is a mystery

    Monsters
    Animals
    Even ants
    They can be there
    It is a mystery



    The Man in Black - By Diamond1304
    Spoiler:

    The Man in Black

    Who is he? The man in black.
    The air around him is cloaked in mystery.
    On the pavement, his shoes make a click-clack.
    He dresses richly, but not gaudy.

    Constantly watching silently,
    Nothing he does ever taunt.
    His agile movements are stealthy,
    And he's always in a suit that's gaunt.

    No one knows who he is,
    Or guess why he's always there.
    But everyone knows this,
    He's a Madrigal, so better beware.


    Checkmate - By Tsundera (Winner)
    Spoiler:


    Checkmate

    The board set-up, the pieces in place,

    Intense as a momentary gaze, mystery begins.
    Opposing colours, crafted not to mingle together,
    But forged to commit unpredictable sins.

    Every move you make; unbeknownst to you,

    Falling into the web I’ve woven.
    The plot thickens, inescapable, trapped; I target
    The piece any man would have chosen.

    Eyes on the prize; the final instant arising.

    Ignoring the pawn, the bishop, the knight, the rook.
    Emotions ablaze, my secret still concealed,
    Did you not take one moment to look?

    This strategy, so puzzling, what you should have seen;

    Your King finally cornered, your move now, my Queen.




    Week Twelve: Time
    Spoiler:

    Untitled - By trespasser
    Spoiler:

    Time passed, and you slipped from my grasp.
    Even now, I still think about our past,
    As I yearned to see your face, you forgot me.
    And I always wished that you were here to see,
    That now, there is no us...

    But even now, I still love you, believe it or not,
    Even if this is not the ending I sought.
    When I see you, I want to hug you,
    If only would just make you love me too...
    All I can say is that I shall never find truth in 'lived happily ever after' again.

    In the future, I hope to meet you,
    And I hope this time we can pull through.
    I can see it; a future for an us,
    Built on a base of trust.
    And I know, I know, that time shall come, when there is truth in 'lived happily ever after...'


    Superior Semper - By Misheard Whisper (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    Golden hands
    Ticking, spinning, turning, always
    Moving on, inexorably
    The clock won't stop, so why should we?

    Keep moving
    Running, pushing, working, always
    Looking ahead, never behind
    Looking for whatever we need to find

    Don't stop now
    Faster, harder, higher, better
    Time keeps flowing, so don't let up
    The only way to win is to never stop


    Poison has Two Faces - By Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    Spoiler:

    Like fate, a chance encounter,
    has gnarled ancient hands,
    caressing the prime of life,
    bringing haste to the final second.

    If only by chance,
    pain should find itself,
    to bring about the end of time,
    for an earthbound soul,

    then all who knew him,
    would then despair in their solitude,
    and reflect on the contract,
    which seemed to expire unjustly.

    And they would proclaim,
    “Twas not time, o traveller,
    that brought about your demise,
    but merely, the vicissitudes of fate.”

    And thus, they shall depart,
    and forget,
    but not be liberated,
    from the two poisons of life.

    The curse of fate,
    And the passing of the age.


    Migratory Birdsong - By Toujours
    Spoiler:

    My family doesn't like to stay in one place.
    Until I was two, I lived in Washington --
    The state in the west, not the capitol.
    Before I even had a chance to remember my home I was flown
    to a place I'd never even known, New Jersey
    New state, new coast, new life -- for a while.
    Until I grew used to it, and we drove to Texas.
    I never did find out what happened to those kids I knew,
    the ones who always were certain of where home was. They weren't me.
    But New Jersey called again; we packed our things and boarded the train.
    We came back, but it wasn't the same.
    Still can't settle down, still moving around
    And attached to that place down in Texas,
    with memories tucked away in a storage unit --
    But no longer attached to the people who helped make them.
    I grew up thinking friends were expendable, tradeable;
    If I didn't it would be too hard to leave.
    The short reprieve I got from people, I pushed away.
    I didn't want a reason to want to stay...since I wasn't.
    I never grew out of that habit, counting days
    treating my homes like hotels with extended stays.
    Even now, the second I'm out
    my family -- that is, my mother -- is moving again.
    She doesn't know where, why, or exactly when
    but the home I'm leaving is not the home I'm coming back to.
    I count the days until I start over,
    like I have so many times before.
    Another shore, by which to soar -- or fall.
    Does it really matter after all? Because
    My family doesn't like to stay in one place.
    And if you wait long enough, I'll just migrate.




    Week Thirteen: Rivalry
    Spoiler:


    Sun and Moon - By Diamond1304
    Spoiler:

    Heaven's blazing left eye,
    Burning high up in the sky.
    Through the rain, sunbeams seep,
    Painting a colourful ribbon-like strip.

    Heaven's right eye of cooling blue,
    Illuminating against a nightly hue.
    Twinkling teardrops around its lashes,
    Sparkling like diamonds with gentle flashes.

    When the paths of both eyes intertwine,
    The Earth becomes a void of sunlight and moonshine.
    The balance of both opposites must remain,
    Or else the forces darkness and chaos will reign.


    On Rivalry - By Destiny. (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    maybe rivals
    are just a brush of human resentment
    or a tarnished gleam of emboldened victory;
    a touch of sometimes envy

    or riddled crevices
    where threatened prejudice pools,
    shallow cracks of pride stretching;
    and festering poison seeping

    or feathered light
    longing out recognition
    inestimable, priceless achievement;
    lifting wings.
    to fly


    Betrayal, An Unknown Rival Appears - By ToWriteLove
    Spoiler:

    Beautiful words I say to her echo back,
    Bouncing back they crash into someone, a friend,
    It consumes me, a mocking surprise attack,
    How could loves intentions come to this cruel end?
    Depressed I am, moping around my sorrow,
    Heart ripped in four, between friend foe, love, and hate,
    Tossed aside, will I make it through tomorrow?
    Will it be mended, or will it be to late,
    Then it happens a separation of love,
    Do my eyes deceive me? Can it be true?
    My heart mends itself, together like doves,
    Chances are slim, I shall not become shrew,
    Heart skipping beats, I take my first steps forward,
    I say my prayers of hope, my gaze aimed skyward




    Week Fourteen: Adventure
    Spoiler:

    The Writer - By Skara
    Spoiler:

    Sat there in the attic, scribbling with his pen,
    A man so erratic, stays in his den.
    Watching out the window, across Clock Town,
    He decides the fate of the people, even he who wears the crown.

    So feared is the writer, the townsfolk sent a hitman,
    "That cheeky little blighter", he thought, as he devised a counter plan.
    The hitman walks up the steps, readying his sword,
    The writer took his pen and crept, crept along the creaking floor.

    "I'll look at you and decide your fate" said the bitter old man,
    "And a wound in your belly I will create" challenged the hitman, as if he can.
    So they stood and they stared, face to face.
    The Writer, he merely glared, the hitman struck without haste.

    Clock Town now safe, the Writer deceased
    Stood there was the victorious waif, the bloody body beneath.
    The hitman, outside, the townsfolk cheered
    "The Writer died! now there's nothing to fear!"


    Oak's Lament - By Misheard Whisper (Winner)
    Spoiler:

    It's that wonderful time of the year again,
    When the wannabe Trainers come by.
    I give them a Pokemon each, and then
    They think they can touch the sky.

    Sometimes I question the wisdom of this:
    Is it that hard to see?
    That sending kids into the world like this
    Is kinda weird; or is it just me?

    So, off they go on their mad enterprise
    Just a Pokemon by their side
    I've got to ask, really: is it that wise?
    Remember little John Adams? He died.

    There was a great big cover-up on the TV
    They said he'd been hit by a car.
    But the truth of the matter is, you see
    It was something more sinister by far.

    He got involved with a gang, you see
    Called themselves Team Rocket, I think.
    Little Johnny did his best to make them flee
    For his trouble he got tossed in the drink.

    For how's a mere child to fend for himself
    With just a Pokemon or six?
    A couple of magical creatures won't help
    If someone hits you with a brick.

    But every year, I smile and I wave them on
    As they go on their merry wee way.
    I don't know if a kid and a Pokemon
    Is a team that can go all the way.

    But I keep my doubts to myself, for sure
    Because if anyone ever found out
    That I second-guessed myself, there'd be war.
    In this job, I've no room for doubt.

    So I wave them off with a heavy heart,
    Wondering if they'll end up dead.
    But in my old age, I can't tell them apart
    So I shrug and I go back to bed.


    Untitled - By Osha_say_wott?!
    Spoiler:

    On to great adventures!
    Three best friends; Clay, Tiff and Zeke.
    A treasure map in hand,
    riches beyond belief is what they seek.

    Land ahoy!
    Their destination, Shamouti Island, now in sight.
    Tides crashing.
    They rowed in to shore, with all their might.

    Arriving on land with grins on their faces.
    Zeke bolts into the jungle, without hesitation.
    *nyan* A poptart kitty flew across his feet.
    He trips, falls, *thud* he should have used caution.

    They follow the map and counted their paces.
    Crabwalk twenty yards to the north.
    Then turn and hop on one foot west ten yards.
    Now shimmy, shimmy back and forth.

    As strange as the directions may seem,
    they follow the map and did as depicted.
    Finally, they arrived where X marked the spot.
    Time to dig and unearth the riches they've wanted.

    They opened the chest and were met with despair.
    For the chest was empty, nothing could be said.
    No diamonds or crytals, no treasure could be found.
    Excpet fo a note, which Clay took out and read.

    The true teasures in life does not lie in gold nor in silver,
    it's the friends you are with, together, spending life on an adventure.



    Week Fifteen: The End of an Era
    Spoiler:

    End of an Era - By SeleneHime
    Spoiler:

    End of an Era

    Years pass by,
    A steady flow of time,
    A river beneath the sky,
    Something to reach for and climb.

    Supported through health and pain,
    Through trial and tribulation,
    Something that will never wane,
    Even for sorrow and elation.

    Love that shan’t fall to disregard,
    In the depths of my thought,
    Never to be scarred,
    As the future is now sought.

    Yet as this era comes to an end,
    Another is about to begin,
    Waiting to join and blend,
    To continue on therein.

    Able to go after my dreams,
    So life can continue on,
    Thanks to all who helped me through,
    My light has brightly shone


    Era's End - By darkpokeball
    Spoiler:

    A time of peace
    A time of love
    It has released
    It's beautiful glove

    We drift into this war
    Wishing to return
    To peace's era once more
    How the yearning must burn
    How the time has passed
    How the war has us harassed

    Looking back on it now
    We must wonder how
    How we got here
    In a time of fear
    A time of hate
    Not at all great


    End of an Era
    - By Hassan_Abdillah
    Spoiler:
    End of an Era

    Quiet as the tear in the dead of the night-
    Yet the days heard its last leaf fall.
    ”Gone are the times of the past and the plight-
    Gone is the pride”, sighed they all.


    The last breeze swept, and cried the last rays of rain.
    The last of the clouds, too, dispersed.
    “Gone are the times of our gall and our gain,
    Left are the stains”, sang the bards.

    Limped on the men, on the corpse of the earth.
    And the land lay as dead as the souls.
    “Days that are gone”, wept the sad little hearts;
    And this- did the firmaments behold.

    *********

    Bright as the light of the dawn, as it breathes,
    As it strikes to the heart of the night,
    The sole fallen leaf was hailed by the breeze,
    And the rain, to this merry world’s delight.

    The apathetic eyes of the heavens gained sway,
    A gaze about a sorry scene they swept.
    A sad crew of souls, stood broken in dismay,
    Lamenting the “days”, which never left.

    The days come and go, with shades to follow,
    The bards sing all the same songs.
    Every last moon is a sign of the new,
    With every end, a world follows along.




    Week Sixteen: Blaze in the Night
    Spoiler:

    Untitled - By Tomandgreen
    Spoiler:

    Fire, in a way, is majestic energy.
    It burn's and burn's forever more, it hold's much mystery.
    It can be feared, it can save lives, it can be ignored.
    Fire is a weapon that's much stronger than a sword.
    If you were to set a blaze, many houses it would raze,
    it would kill, and it would maim, but it's fire all the same.
    In the night, fire can't hide, it gives a glow, it still seeps fright,
    so when you can, use all your might, to avoid a blaze in the night.


    By the Campfire Light - By Daydream
    Spoiler:

    Around the campfire,
    We sang.
    Dancing and laughter,
    Joy rang.

    And beside me,
    There's a boy.
    I like him.
    His smile is coy.

    Touching my finger,
    He moves close.
    My heart flutters,
    As the fire glows.

    His arm around me now,
    And it just feels so right.
    Though darkness is behind me,
    I thank our blaze in the night.


    Crimson Dancer - By Misheard Whisper
    Spoiler:

    Someone is dancing,
    A vivacious delight.
    A flash of red on black lace,
    A blaze in the night.

    She leaps, twists and flies,
    A magical dance.
    The moment is now,
    An infinite chance.

    She steps, and you falter,
    Breath caught in your chest.
    You don't know what this is
    But you know it's the best.

    You watch, lost in time,
    As the dance starts anew.
    Though you're out of her sight,
    She dances for you.

    The light from without
    And the light from within
    Grow bright as you watch her
    Flow, leap and spin.

    Something magical's here
    And you know it feels right.
    As you watch it's the end
    Of your blaze in the night.


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    Old August 12th, 2010 (6:14 PM).
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      Old August 13th, 2010 (1:51 PM).
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        Heres my entry:


        Spoiler:
        A little world with little love
        Where we’re so close yet so far

        We ask for peace
        Carrying guns and grenades

        We buy this peace
        Yet never receive it

        We fight a war to gain this peace
        But destroy the people we share it with

        Perhaps the flames and smoke
        Blind us from this truth
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        Old August 13th, 2010 (3:02 PM).
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          Your poem most certainly qualifies.

          Did you intentionally give it no title?
          ...I'm just curious.
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          Old August 13th, 2010 (9:16 PM).
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            Okay, I'm entering ~

            While in Limbo

            A tiny speck of light is seen
            Twinkling in the great expanse of black.
            A tiny haven can be seen
            In the chaos that ensues.

            A heart is torn on what to think,
            Whether to head forward or back
            Is the hardest decision that one could make
            While in the limbo of darkness.

            Here is nothing, even darkness hides,
            There is light, but is it a trick?
            Here is peace, there is peace,
            It's what one chooses for themselves.

            Peace of nothing, or peace of light,
            Such a decision seems simple,
            But it is hard to choose between
            What one knows is right, or what is known.
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            Old August 13th, 2010 (10:27 PM).
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              Your poem is added.

              Whenever I hear the word 'limbo', I think of it as that party game where you go under a rope or bar. But that's just my ignorant thinking.
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              Old August 13th, 2010 (11:28 PM).
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                Your poem most certainly qualifies.

                Did you intentionally give it no title?
                ...I'm just curious.
                I decided to give it no title instead of the title peace to show that there is none and that we don't see how to really get peace.

                And thank you for accepting.
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                Old August 15th, 2010 (8:51 AM).
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                  This is absolutely beautiful. Thumbs up.
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                  Old August 15th, 2010 (11:47 AM).
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                  when do we get the results
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                  Old August 15th, 2010 (11:51 AM).
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                    I presume we get them soon after the competition ends. So probably from friday the 20th to sunday the 22nd. Though I don't see why we couldn't end it earlier as I cannot see anyone else entering.
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                    Old August 15th, 2010 (1:26 PM).
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                      Once the entry period is over, I'll try to pick a winner. Of course, with help from the other judges.
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                      Old August 15th, 2010 (1:48 PM).
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                        I suggest Gardenia101's poem!
                        (Okay, I'm her alt, so not really,lol)
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                        Old August 16th, 2010 (11:07 AM).
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                          Hmm, I don't really know what this is, but, it's my entry.

                          My Peace
                          ,
                          Spoiler:
                          Happiness, is your peace
                          You want everyone to be friends
                          No more war, no more hunger
                          Your peace is an outside image,
                          Something to look at
                          Something pretty.
                          But what I want of peace is not friends
                          I don't care about happiness and war
                          And fasting gives me discipline.
                          All I want is to be alone
                          Alone with my thoughts and concerns
                          I'm most myself
                          By myself.
                          My inner peace
                          Is what I want
                          And all I want.
                          How can I be who I am
                          When all I hear are
                          Mumbles, Shouts, and discernible noises.
                          All I want, all I need,
                          is a quiet park
                          And a well oiled swing.
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                          I hang my head,
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                          Old August 16th, 2010 (12:05 PM).
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                            Wow, Zirkle, that is simply beautiful. Nice job on it, really!
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                            Old August 16th, 2010 (1:59 PM).
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                              Your entry has been added.
                              I'd love to give my opinion on it and the other entries, but I'd rather wait until after the contest.
                              I want to be as fair as possible.
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                              Old August 19th, 2010 (3:53 AM). Edited August 19th, 2010 by mervyn797.
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                                This is my first try here at PC. I'm really nervous :X I couldnt think of a good title though.. xD
                                Spoiler:

                                Dreams of Peace
                                I woke up in dreamy state
                                My mind was half asleep.
                                I saw no thing that I would hate
                                The scene I saw, could weep.

                                A bitter battle there ensued
                                Clashing swords and shield.
                                Like a storm the men shrewd
                                I wept, I prayed, I kneeled.

                                They didn't hear; nor stopped
                                Though marched ahead with fear.
                                For glory, for honour, they chopped
                                Heads, their intentions were queer.

                                Widows and children long cried
                                Days and nights, all weather.
                                Their men, their fathers had died
                                All that left was old heather.

                                At once, I gave out a scream
                                The scene outside was a shock.
                                I realized this was no dream
                                No man outside did walk.

                                Nations and leaders always demand
                                All we want is peace.
                                Nevertheless they command
                                Their guns never decrease.
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                                Old August 19th, 2010 (7:14 AM).
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                                  Alright TJgamer, I'm here. So far I really like all the poems (keeping further opinions to self). I can't wait to help out more!

                                  With all regards,

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                                  Old August 19th, 2010 (9:28 AM).
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                                    Your "Dreams of Peace" is in.

                                    And I feel the same way, ChrisTom. I like the poems, but I don't want to tell what I think of them until the contest is done.
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                                    Old August 19th, 2010 (10:19 PM).
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                                      The entries are now officially closed!

                                      The judges and I will be trying to pick a winner as quickly and fairly possible.
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                                      Old August 20th, 2010 (5:22 PM).
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                                        Yayyy!!!!
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                                        Old August 22nd, 2010 (8:25 PM). Edited August 22nd, 2010 by TJgamer.
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                                          The winner has now been chosen

                                          This week's winner is mervyn797's "Dreams of Peace".

                                          Spoiler:

                                          Dreams of Peace
                                          I woke up in dreamy state
                                          My mind was half asleep.
                                          I saw no thing that I would hate
                                          The scene I saw, could weep.

                                          A bitter battle there ensued
                                          Clashing swords and shield.
                                          Like a storm the men shrewd
                                          I wept, I prayed, I kneeled.

                                          They didn't hear; nor stopped
                                          Though marched ahead with fear.
                                          For glory, for honour, they chopped
                                          Heads, their intentions were queer.

                                          Widows and children long cried
                                          Days and nights, all weather.
                                          Their men, their fathers had died
                                          All that left was old heather.

                                          At once, I gave out a scream
                                          The scene outside was a shock.
                                          I realized this was no dream
                                          No man outside did walk.

                                          Nations and leaders always demand
                                          All we want is peace.
                                          Nevertheless they command
                                          Their guns never decrease.


                                          Congratulations to you! Your emblem should arrive soon.
                                          And good job to all of you for showing us your works.

                                          The next theme will be decided soon. Be on the lookout for it.
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                                          Old August 22nd, 2010 (10:31 PM).
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                                            This week's winner is mervyn797's "Dreams of Peace".
                                            Congratulations to you! Your emblem should arrive soon.
                                            And good job to all of you for showing us your works.
                                            Congratulations mervyn797! Enjoy your new emblem!

                                            And thank you to everyone who wrote an entry. Looking forward to seeing more of everyone's great talent.
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                                            Old August 23rd, 2010 (1:13 AM).
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                                              wow!! i won!!!! thank you Astinus and TJgamer. i sure appreciate it.
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                                              Old August 24th, 2010 (12:11 AM).
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                                                The next contest's theme has been chosen. Look at the first post for details.
                                                Also our winner, mervyn797, has decided to be a judge for this week.
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                                                Old August 24th, 2010 (1:32 PM).
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                                                My entry:
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                                                In this world I'm alone,
                                                To all others I'm unknown.
                                                I've barricaded my door,
                                                Cluttered my floor.
                                                They don't care for me,
                                                They all leave me be.
                                                My heart is in pieces,
                                                My will decreases.
                                                When they hear my cries of pain,
                                                They all think I'm insane.
                                                Nothing will heal me,
                                                And I face that fact tearfully.

                                                A change for me- it ryhmes!
                                                Of course, it's not very long, but... oh well.
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