Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Contest entries (so far) part eight

Lauren 11:48



These are THE LIES THAT BIND
the PLAIN TRUTH
at THE FINAL JUDGMENT.
It will be A LONG WAY DOWN
for the FALLING MAN,
THE INNOCENT MAN.
WORDS FAIL ME.
EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING
in OUR TOWN
COME TOGETHER, FALL APART.
While THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD,
I was an INVISIBLE MAN.
There could’ve been ATONEMENT
with this ONE TRUE THING…
BUT I LOVE HIM.
















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Fatiya 12:41
I, CLAUDIUS

DON'T GO TO WORK ON MONDAYS
Due to my ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
I must swallow A HAT FULL OF SKY
To enhance SENSATION AND PERCEPTION

I see LIVING DOLLS emerge from THE CHRYSALIDS
OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
Comes a MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS

ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR
They go forth for THE LAST BATTLE
With FIRE IN THE BELLY
The MONSTROUS REGIMENT of an unhappy THUNDER GOD.

I see THE WEE FREE MEN
And shout GUARDS! GUARDS! again.



BENEATH THE MASK I am
THE DEMOLISHED MAN
BRAIN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BRAIN DISORDERS
Rob me of THE TRUTH

So I sit in THE SILVER CHAIR
And hold THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS



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Rachel 2:23

 Missing Susan

Once,
in The Age of Innocence,
An Ungodly Child
In White Robes
took The Crow Road
Under Milk Wood

Hers was A Life Less Ordinary
a Feminine Gospel
of The Loved One;
The Beautiful Dead,
Lovely in her Bones

Elegies
on The Road Home










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Paula 2:43pm

My DEARLY DEVOTED DEXTER
Are you FINDING YOUR OWN NORTH STAR?
Has THE HISTORIAN of our heartbreak
Enjoyed your MASKERADE so far?

Have you placed your SMOKE AND MIRRORS
To reflect all the NORTHERN LIGHTS?
Do they shine softly on your LOLITA
When MATING IN CAPTIVITY invites?

Did you doubt that THE SUBTLE KNIFE
IN DUBIOUS BATTLE would twist?
When I wrote about my YEAR OF WONDERS
CHANGES would push me up the list?

STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS shocked me
Maybe you could RISE AND SHINE, too?
Perhaps THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY
Invoked THE ALCHEMIST in you?

Thank you for the COMPLICATIONS
As I’m UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
I’ve learned that to LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE is best
And my new LIFE WITH JEEVES is fun









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Natalie 3:04pm





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Sheila 3:32

The Final Battle
Of Mice and Men

Shiver
Babymouse, Queen of the World
The Dark is Rising
Where The Wild Things Are
Found

Here There Be Dragons
Here Be Monsters
A Girl Named Disaster
Playing With Fire

Things Not Seen
Falling In
Holes
Thin Wood Walls
Catching Fire

Fly By Night
Babymouse, Dragonslayer
Capture
Firegirl
Unwind
The Inferno
Babymouse, Our Hero
Capture The Castle








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Audrey 4:01pm

 MAGIC STUDY Preparation Guide:

Begin on MAGIC STREET,
but ABANDON
THE THIRTEENTH HOUSE--
its GARDEN SPELLS
will cast an ENCHANTMENT
in which you dream THE NEVERENDING STORY
OF BLOOD AND HONEY.

Cultivate WANDERLUST.
Become THE FAR TRAVELER.
Seek THE KEEPING PLACE
where the last CHILDREN OF GOD
train their GIFTS
for THE LAST BATTLE.

Explore ELSEWHERE,
OVER SEA, UNDER STONE,
until you find THE LADY OF THE SORROWS
in THE FOREST HOUSE.
Track THE EIGHT
to THE HOLLOW HILLS
that are CATCHING FIRE.

And finally, WHISPER
INTO THE STORM
as THE SPLENDOR FALLS
in SHADOWS AND LIGHT.

















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Alison 4:27pm

Love's Path

A long way down
the road of love
more tales of the city
were burning bright.

A spot of bother
saw them
behaving badly.

One day
with nails sharpened
came the slap.

Safe retreat with friends, lovers and chocolate
Just like the way we wore
the comfort of strangers
like a nice jumper.

Happy now
dead sexy
in the blue afternoon
women in love
are starting over.

5 comments:

Angie said...

Eee gads! They're all so good. I like the voice in Paula's.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fantastic!

Abby said...

You've got the wrong poem with Patty's photo (9:59pm)...it's repeating Bill's 9:31 poem.

Terri Coop said...

I LOVE how Rachel double-spaced after her title.

This contest is INSANE! Well done everyone.

Columbia 60 said...

This contest is wonderful! I'm just bowled over by people's creativity!