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Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:53 pm
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Nobunaga's Hideious Attempt at Poetry

I thought I was out but have a haiku lol
"Be the butthole" - Lareine, 2018
  





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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 pm
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Rydia says...



This is still more a draft than a finished poem but it's likely I only get to submit one more for this competition and it should be one that matters.

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8. Deleted

They asked me to erase your name
from every system, all the sacred sarcophagi
where you still existed.
Like it was nothing,
just another day at the office
but you were gone.

You were gone before, for Halloween,
when I laid the skeleton across your desk,
another toy soldier in our age-old conflict.
When you came back,
your retaliation was laughter
but the world
has a bad sense of humour.

We made a truce before Christmas,
it lingered, was extended;
immortalised when extenuating circumstances
took you out of the game.
The battlefield was empty
but for a card
from me to you.

You said it was very British of me,
you meant it as a compliment
but it was also a very British headline:
...man stabbed to death in west London;
no mention of your culture,
not the wife who walked with you,
or the daughter waiting at home for her daddy
on December 22, 2017.

At the end, they played your music
and your daughter skipped to the church,
a comet etching through
a darkening universe.
Your wife says we should smile the smiles
you dropped like feathers from your wings.
Maybe when I've stopped being angry,
I will.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:42 pm
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Rydia says...



Okay just under an hour and a half to go and we're waiting on @Kaylaa @Wisteria @PenguinAttack and @Thisislegacy

Please try to make the deadline! If you're a little over, there won't be a penalty but if you're more than an hour late, it may count against you.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:54 pm
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I am sorry but I work too much and am suffering from severe writers block. If you could count me out of the contest that would be great.
~This_is_legacy
  





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Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:19 pm
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No problem @Thisislegacy - best of luck getting over the writer's block, I'm sure you'll beat it!
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm
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Kaylaa says...



Mattress

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Yesterday, I threw away our mattress
after weeks of watching your scent rise
from the sheets like a pool's breath
on a cool morning. With bent springs
and corners worn as the clothes we slept in
on Saturday afternoons, that bed saw two years
of restless nights spent tossing and turning
in the puddles of our hair. Back then,
we were messes, leaving behind
snowflakes of our souls and
sprinkles of our bones
everywhere we went.
Now, we're nothing

(without the mattress
that knew the shape
of our bodies better
than anyone else).


Finished!

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Formerly Nikayla
  





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Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:56 pm
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@Mea I'm having trouble seeing the image you uploaded. Please can you try to upload it again or to another site? Don't worry if you can't do it straight away, your poem was entered on time so it will still be judged as such.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:07 pm
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Not to worry Mea, it seems it's because I'm using my work laptop so I can add the link to the images fine and the other judges will be able to see it.
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:53 am
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And Round Two is over! Apologies for the delayed results everyone and in fact submissions for the second half of the loser's heats is now open so let's find out who needs to submit a poem...

Group 1
@Meshugenah vs @TheSilverFox vs @Lumi vs @Aley

Group 2
@Audy vs @alliyah vs @Mea vs @Rydia

Group 3
@Kaylaa vs @ellasnotebook vs @Lareine vs @fortis

That gives us three winners (names in bold) ready to face the semi finals - well done to each of you!

So which of our three contenders from the other side of the board will join them?

Group 4
@Wisteria vs @PenguinAttack vs @LadyLizz vs @Lightsong

Group 5
@Thisislegacy vs @TheBlueCat vs @izanami vs @soundofmind

Group 6
@killeham vs @Nobunaga vs @Arcticus vs @PrincessInk

We're sad to say that at this point we have to lose our other contestants but thank you very much for taking part and I hope you've had fun participating! Feel free to follow the rest of the tournament and cheer on your favourite poet!

ROUND THREE

You have until 10:00pm 17th April to submit your next poem! @LadyLizz @soundofmind @Nobunaga

Here's the visual chart - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:24 am
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Nobunaga says...



I'll try and do something more than a haiku this time!
"Be the butthole" - Lareine, 2018
  





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Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:58 pm
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Group 1
Meshugenah vs TheSilverFox vs Lumi vs Aley


*happy screaming*

Thanks so much, everyone! <3
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma per ciò che giammai di questo fondo
non tornò vivo alcun, s'i' odo il vero,
senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo.

Inferno, Canto 27, l 61-66.
  





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Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:24 pm
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Group 1
Meshugenah vs TheSilverFox vs Lumi vs Aley


Somebody better pick up that phone, 'cause I freakin' called it!
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:27 am
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soundofmind says...



i'm honestly surprised i made it this far. so here's the uhhh next submission i guess

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