Poll: Grand Champ anyone?
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Red - The Corkscrew Effect
14 54%
Piece removed - DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS PIECE
4 15%
Green - Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function
6 23%
Purple - Touching And Moving On
15 58%
Voters: 26.
#1
So finally.....

In order to get more votes for this, the final is going to be multi-vote. You can't vote for all four, but it's up to you how many you choose.

Vote away...


The Corkscrew Effect

I crash in a doorway,
shattered.
The newspaper covering my head bares the headline;
the courtesans' killer caught and killed.
A punch and a kick
or a limb and liver to the writer
for being so quick...
but I am not dead, yet.

So I skip town; across the "you'll never catch me" crease,
and against the rise and fall contours of the yellow-brick road.

I end up benched in a park,
between two homos' and a hobo,
drawing over smiles and expressions in magazines
with "don't touch me" frowns, and gloomy perspectives.
Filling out crosswords with confessions and oaths
for my jury, someday,
and I sit - still - rewriting;
"I cannot live without your guidance" star signs -
that reveal you'll never find love, no one really likes you
and there's always someone better than you.

The is a hand-job for the 21st Century,
rich man/poor men, pleasant but painful. like;
Castor sugar cataracts,
throat sweet infections
laceration lollipops
and cancer-chip cookies.


(Joris' piece has been removed at the writers request - DO NOT VOTE FOR BLUE!!)


Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function


Tip
of the
iceberg
she said.

She was wrong.

It was everything
all at once. Coat, hat
and scarf left right inside
the door. I would have
proposed a toast, had I
had a glass and fork.

Two short years
are now equal to a
lifetime, for as long
as we both shall live.
For as long as you both
shall live.

It's only half of a country
she said,
as she stepped onto
the plane. A heart that
has yet to witness
adulthood, a naivety
in close grasp of
a brand new name.

Onto the backburner.
On with the back breaking.
Sorry if I don't have
the charm. Sorry if
your second thought
is committed to
the west.

I'm sure
her waking hour has
been spent with
all the best. I'm sure
she'll soon grow tired
of asking me for
second chances.

It's her beauty
that has been lost.
It's her voice that
will echo a stranger.

Don't count me out.
Sometime's to see
the true beauty, all
you have to do is
just shake off
the dust.


Touching And Moving On

a bar in the south of france
marie-clair to be precise
a corner of downtown le lavandou
not much
just some oak beams
a rack of drinks
open access from the beach
nothing else is needed.
i'm sat with some paper
a pen and a budweiser
sucking slowly at the bottle
looking out at golden sand
cloudless blue sky
scribble a few useless words
nothing could capture this.
sounds of the sea
gentle road or the waves
breaking over me
finally
i'm clean
or maybe i dreamt that.
throw down some wasted lines about
the waitress serving drinks
her blonde ponytail
with those loose strands of hair
either side of her face
voodoo sticks.
i can feel their magic from here
it's in my veins
in my blood
perhaps it is me
the heart of me
and her big round eyes
we are one
i have seen more waitresses like her
she has seen more drunks like me
i think we'd have a lot to talk about.
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.
#4
Bloody hell! That purple one is gorgeous, though I think a few off the line breaks are off and it could do with some more punctuation. Seems like they're describing my summer though; although I didn't go to Le Lavandou I did to go France and watch the sea write poetry and drink Bud. I also went to a festival where the tagline, phrase, whatever, was 'we are one'. Dude! Loved it though, but with a few tweaks it would be perfect. Beat the others hands down for me I'm afraid, though they were all bloody good.
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#6
Purple reads well and conjures some nice images, but red has so many brilliant lines it's hard to pick the best. Red.
On the eight day we spoke back...

let there be sound.
#7
It's funny how the exact same pieces from last round get completely different results this round.


Just sayin...
#8
Its all to do with what sort of frame of mind you are in at the particular time of reading, in my opinion.

Red, without a doubt. Just to be sure, seeing as I'm red and green colour blind, is the first one red (The Corkscrew Effect)? Its that one that really shines to me. Wonderfull imagery and themes.

The Blue and Green (I think) did nothing really for me, personally.
#10
Quote by AngryGoldfish
Its all to do with what sort of frame of mind you are in at the particular time of reading, in my opinion.

Red, without a doubt. Just to be sure, seeing as I'm red and green colour blind, is the first one red (The Corkscrew Effect)? Its that one that really shines to me. Wonderfull imagery and themes.

The Blue and Green (I think) did nothing really for me, personally.



Yes that is the red one.

Sleep, it is not missing a word.

Zach, I knew (with fingers crossed) that with the multi-vote we'd have enough without including the pit, I think I was right so far...:/


Keep voting all!!!!!
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.
#13
I'm glad it was multi-vote because I wouldn't be able to choose :|
Drop another coin in the slot, and I will tell you more...
#16
Right so, Joris has asked me to remove his piece from the final with no reason, sadly if this had been done sooner his piece could have been substituted for the other semi-finalist, since the poll is in the latter stages I think a new poll would be fruitless. This means that Corey (SilenceEvolves) will automatically take 4th place as the loosing semi-finalist, if anyone has a problem with this, please speak now.
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.
#19

i didn't even know this was still going - i forgot after the first round, so i never changed my piece. could we even do that?




love is a dog from hell.



#21
Quote by we have sound

i didn't even know this was still going - i forgot after the first round, so i never changed my piece. could we even do that?


Yes you could have, best thing you didn't though.

SO please congratulate our new Grand Champion of S+L!!!!


Points will be updated asap.
Filth, pure filth... That's what you are.