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#1
Hello Pit, so there is a Short Story Competition, why not one for poetry?

Rulez:

1) No entries over 120 words.
2) Please have it broken into stanzas, so it's easier to read.
3) MUST BE WRITTEN BY YOU!
4) No theme for this particular competition
5) ONE entry per participant

If you want to be a judge inbox me providing a reason why you should be a judge. The deadline will be 2 weeks from now August 4th 12am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

I'll update when the judges are selected. Good luck writing!


First Judge: Spartan070sarge
Second Judge: Pat_s1t
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

Last edited by xMarkx at Jul 20, 2010,
#2
First!



EDIT: Sorry, I just had to make sure I was the first one in the thread

I already expressed my interest as a judge, TS, so if I may offer some input: 60 words seems just a bit short and arbitrary, IMO. Of course, we don't need walls o' text, but I think people would do well with the option of more words.
He's a freak of nature, but we love him so.

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Music isn't the Olympics. It's not about showing other people what you can do with a piece of wood in your hands that has strings on, it's about making sounds that are good.
Last edited by Spartan070sarge at Jul 20, 2010,
#3
Quote by Spartan070sarge
First!



EDIT: Sorry, I just had to make sure I was the first one in the thread

I already expressed my interest as a judge, TS, so if I may offer some input: 60 words seems just a bit short and arbitrary, IMO. Of course, we don't need walls o' text, but I think people would do well with the option of more words.


120 good enough?
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#6
Quote by xMarkx
120 good enough?


Sure. I was thinking about 100ish, so 120 seems just fine to me.

EDIT: To get the ball rolling, I'll share one of my recent pieces. I'm not participating in the competition (I'll be judging), so I'm not following the rules This is about a recent experience I had in a foreign language class:

Hausa [Because I Absolutely Refuse to Give Up on Writing Bad Poetry]

Sannu! That was the first word we heard
Upon Dr. Chekaraou’s arrival to class
For those not familiar with Hausa, that means hello
I remember an awkward feeling, as I sat in the third row
Before the week was up, Team Africa connected
All among each other, and with our instructor
I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you all about Ibro, a man from Niger

To begin the introduction, I’ll start with his name
Ibro, Hausa for Abraham, Chekarau, a noble surname
In his childhood days, he was trained as a shepherd
With his club in hand, he’d fend off thieves and kill snakes, but never a leopard
His devotion to Allah is apparent to all
As evidenced by his daily morning prayer
In his younger days, he loved night clubs, in which he would dance
In ever-so stylish, poofy parachute pants

Dr. Ibro made his way to the states, of this we are glad
Without him, who would be around to teach us Hausa?
In this present day he resides in Michigan
Where he teaches young minds who revere all things African
Ibro told us he likes poetry, which is why I wrote this
I certainly hope it is to everyone’s satisfaction
So from now on, when we are greeted out of the blue
We know the appropriate Hausa answer, “Yauwa, sannu!”
He's a freak of nature, but we love him so.

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Music isn't the Olympics. It's not about showing other people what you can do with a piece of wood in your hands that has strings on, it's about making sounds that are good.
Last edited by Spartan070sarge at Jul 20, 2010,
#7
Quote by Oroborous
Vampire at night

Strikes before the morning dew

Makes a meal of you



Do I win?


Yes! Congratulations!!!!
#8
^ No, you do not.
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#10
^I don't know, wait till the judges are picked, and the deadline is up.
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#11
Quote by blake1221
Yes! Congratulations!!!!
Oh, god!

Umm, first and foremost, I would like to thank baby Jesus. Thank you baby Jesus. I would also like to thank my mama, I wouldn't be here without her. Thanks to Nosferatu, my main source of inspiration...Oh, and I wanna thank blake1221, for declaring me the winner of this competition. And thanks to everyone else I forgot, I love you all!
#12
Quote by Oroborous
Oh, god!

Umm, first and foremost, I would like to thank baby Jesus. Thank you baby Jesus. I would also like to thank my mama, I wouldn't be here without her. Thanks to Nosferatu, my main source of inspiration...Oh, and I wanna thank blake1221, for declaring me the winner of this competition. And thanks to everyone else I forgot, I love you all!


You do not win, well it's not decided yet. *Takes trophy away and locks in cabinet*
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#13
Quote by xMarkx
You do not win, well it's not decided yet. *Takes trophy away and locks in cabinet*


*Breaks open cabinet and steals trophy back and gives it to Oroborous*
#14
Quote by MakinLattes
a low utterance
"brains," the slowly approaching
hordes moan their demands

do I?

Zombies! Although they
would love to dine upon me,
I have no brains, see?

Quote by blake1221
*Breaks open cabinet and steals trophy back and gives it to Oroborous*

My trophy returned!
No doubt, my number one fan.
You're the fuckin' man.
Last edited by Oroborous at Jul 20, 2010,
#15
Quote by blake1221
*Breaks open cabinet and steals trophy back and gives it to Oroborous*


*Takes back again, and locks it in maximum security cell, guarded by dogs, cameras, motion sensors, infrared sensor, armed guards, and jedi*
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#16
Quote by xMarkx
*Takes back again, and locks it in maximum security cell, guarded by dogs, cameras, motion sensors, infrared sensor, armed guards, and jedi*

Your defense, useless!
For you have failed to see
the force is with me
#17
Quote by Oroborous
Your defense, useless!
For you have failed to see
the force is with me


Touche.
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#18
Quote by Oroborous
Your defense, useless!
For you have failed to see
the force is with me

your deranged stutter
leaves impact on neither the
judges nor undead
#20
Quote by Oroborous
Your defense, useless!
For you have failed to see
the force is with me


Most impressive, sir
That Haiku is full of win
This has potential!
He's a freak of nature, but we love him so.

Quote by John Frusciante
Music isn't the Olympics. It's not about showing other people what you can do with a piece of wood in your hands that has strings on, it's about making sounds that are good.
#21
Quote by MakinLattes
your deranged stutter
leaves impact on neither the
judges nor undead

Your haikus are smooth.
But what could make them better?
Capital letters
#24
Quote by MakinLattes
I have no need for
Proper punctuation but
I guess I'll indulge

Just ****in' do it.
It's not asking too much, man.
Five more syllables.
This ends now, eat the goddamn beans!
#25
Quote by Oroborous
Your skills have improved.
If you do so have the time,
Can you make a rhyme?

I would suggest, then
That limerick would be a
More apropos form
#26
Let's do this for real
Here is a proper entry
It's called Dettol Girl


No
I never
Never met the dead girl
But I heard the stories
Joined with the bet
Not thinking
Such stories
I'll never forget
A rose when she's out
And she's loud when about
New face, same old name
Relive
Mother's face
Attitude strange
One part real, nine parts fake
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#28
Even with haiku
I'm positive I can do
It quicker than you

God, this is getting
So ridiculously trite
My haikus are fail
Last edited by MakinLattes at Jul 20, 2010,
#30
Quote by MakinLattes
I would suggest, then
That limerick would be a
More apropos form


Wait, hold on one sec.
The meaning of apropos:
Unbeknownst to me.

But if we were to dabble in limerick
I suppose I could pull out this one trick,
Tucked under my sleeve
When I shall perceive
I forgot where I was going....DICK.
#31
Ok, so I'll try to get it rolling again. (and yes I write "lost" love poems)


Gazing deeply into your soul
Those blue blue eyes tell it all
The hidden past you try to escape
Do I hold the future you'd swear was fate?
Soaring higher to a new sensation
The light reflects off me, your newest temptation?
Can this be true as it seams?
Can it go on forever like a long lasting dream?
Caught in those eyes, those blue blue eyes

Those blue blu eyes concealing all your lies
That will surely divide my heart in two
Who do you think you are, who?
I swore I wouldn't be stupid, I wouldn't fall for you
But you knew I would fall in your trap, you knew
My memories of you plaguing my dreams
Reducing me to tears and screams
I hate what you did, I hate what you are
No one has ever pushed me so far.

But those beautiful blue blue eyes, that concealed all your lies.
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Originally Posted by Guitarbaddie
Dude, she's like 12, what is wrong with you?



Originally Posted by RockGuitar92
You're the one who came on her face.

#33
IN

If I don't write anything new I'll just submit something old that's awesome sauce.

[IN PHIL WE TRUST]


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#34
I got the creative writer award this year in my school. I think I suck. Here goes...

The Royally Exiled

We are secluded from normality.
Our treatment is like poverty is to Kings and Queens.
And our attempts to be greater just label us as Jesters.

While the Knights are jousting,
And our admiration for the peasants is nothing,
We will forever be, The Royally Exiled.


/end

It could use more, but I'm unable to concentrate because of the annoying sound of a knife on a whet rock being sharpened.
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#35
I'll enter!
Sweet candy populous...

a worry free entrance...

into the world's history.


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#36
Pee pee
Doo doo
Herp derp
Boogers

I'll take that trophy now.
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#37
"rolz

is this still open

typing,ecstasy,blues,the radio is on, my inspirationm is failing, my spelling is wailing

I am failing

I am failing... a few moments of ecstasy I WANT TO SO BADLY, yet why don't I?

you're in Ontario I want to hug you although I barely know you, the other girl I liek looks like she will eat my brains if she talk to me I'm trying to keep this going.. ART IS KICKING MY ASS, I NEED IT YET I DON'T HAVE IT

CAN I ****ING BUY IT FROM YOU ****ER WHO HAS AN INCEST AND A BONDAGE FETISH?"


everything in quotation marks is part of my entry
#38
I wrote this after listening to a lot of Shai Hulud:

hatred, is a means of protection
a response to a stimulus, or possible lack of one

it is as much a part of the human condition as any other emotion

rejoice in the arrival of your hatred,
that you may wield it with confidence, conviction, and purpose
let it move your shiftless body
let it awaken your slumbering mind
Preserve your ideals, your dreams, and yourself
while you can

So often does love turn to hatred
but so rarely does hatred turn into love
#40
I'm an Isthmus!
Connected; yes but barely,
all alone surrounded by the deep blue sea,
I'm an Isthmus!




That's it.
Catch the Dragon
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