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YWS Birthday Poetry Contest

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457 Reviews

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Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:14 am
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Liminality says...



In celebration of YWS's upcoming birthday, here is a contest inspired by the site. The name of the game is to write a three-line acrostic using the letters 'Y','W' and 'S'. An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. The left-hand side column of your poem should look like:

Y . . .
W . . .
S . . .


y . . .
w . . .
s . . .


The theme of the poem is up to you. Some ideas could be writing poetry in celebration of the site, or poetry about anniversaries, or poetry about the colour blue.


1. No plagiarism. That means no taking whole lines from the works of others, or submitting a poem someone else wrote.
2. The poem must be an acrostic for 'YWS'.
3. One entry per person.
4. The poem must be submitted to this thread before the closing date to be considered for the contest.
5. This contest does allow more graphic content / darker themes in poetry, but please enspoiler your poem with warnings if it contains such material or if it includes swearing. (Both here and on the People's Tab) Also keep in mind that this is a contest for a celebratory event.


1st place - 100 points
2nd place - 75 points
3rd place - 50 points

Other Directions

When you submit your poem to this thread, please also share it on the People's Tab with the hashtag #YWSacrostics so everyone can get into the Birthday Week festivities.

Submissions Closing Date

Good luck and have fun!

Edit: Added prizes!

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78 Reviews

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Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:59 pm
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Buranko says...

yearly, we harvest
white tears of pain and
sorrow; they don't care.

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Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:26 am
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momonster says...

Young writers come here,
Writers wanting to learn and grow; a
Society? no, we're family.
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:14 NIV

never apologize for standing up for what you believe in.

previously MomoandAppa, LordMomo, MomoMajesty, and dancingontheclouds

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378 Reviews

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Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:29 am
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Omni says...

Yo, it's been ten years for me and a
Whole seven years more for this site.

This account proudly supports lgbtq* rights.

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1162 Reviews

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Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:32 pm
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lliyah says...

You might not expect it, but this
Warm group of writers, and poets, and artists, and chickens
Seem to be able to create quite a magical community of creativity ~
you should know i am a time traveler &
there is no season as achingly temporary as now
but i have promised to return

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92 Reviews

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Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:50 pm
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tatteredbones says...

yellow sunbeams pour from the cracks in our collective
writers block, when it breaks we
salvage the rubble to build new obstacles to climb
Respect is a valued commodity with high demand and low quantity, so build yourself a fortune by becoming a supplier. - Gem

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:35 am
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KateHardy says...

You come to write, never hoping that you would discover,
What was considered a myth you could never uncover;
So much happiness in one place, that you stay forever.
Stay Safe
The Princess of Darkness

Hello! You? Yes you reading this. Have a nice day because you're wonderful and you deserve it!

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1274 Reviews

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:47 pm
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niteowl says...

youth makes you need to write, a solitary pursuit, and yet you
want to share your words, feel less alone, and
so you come here.
"You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand." Leonardo Da Vinci


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442 Reviews

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Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:39 am
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Seirre says...

years collect, like smoothed slivers of sea-glass
washed up against our hearts and whispering wise
secrets: everything to know about writing and friendship.
“You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.”
--John Green, Turtles All The Way Down


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78 Reviews

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Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:44 am
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NivedaJames22 says...

yellowing leaves point to the passage of time, falling upon these
wearied roads that have been traversed by feet of
souls, who hope to change the world with the eloquence of their words.
Clumsy, clumsy, clumsy, she berated herself.

"To friendship!" they had toasted, before downing their respective drinks and acquiring thick chocolatey moustaches.

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174 Reviews

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:42 pm
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soundofmind says...

sure know how to throw a party!
Pants are an illusion. And so is death.

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375 Reviews

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:56 pm
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Dossereana says...

You have such a soft voice,
While I lie and listen,
So lovely is the book you read
Oh you just have to wait, and peace will come to you!


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457 Reviews

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:02 am
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Liminality says...

Thank you so much for submitting, everyone! The contest is now closed and I'll post the results by tomorrow. Thank you once again for participating in YWS Birthday Week!

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