Monday, September 19, 2011

Contest entries (so far) part three

Radhika 10:47am


THE BROMANCE

And this is how OUR STORY BEGINS
In UNACCUSTOMED EARTH
With both PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Among THE SLY COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE.

We learn about THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO
And THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
Ultimately it is THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS

We learn about CURIOUS PURSUITS
Of KAFKA ON THE SHORE
As he holds THE MAPS FOR LOST LOVERS
And there in THE HOTEL AT THE END OF THE WORLD
AMONG THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
He finds A SUITABLE BOY
Who says, WHAT HO!














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Tamara 11:47am

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? I'm little more than
WALKING DEAD on this
COLD COMFORT FARM, where my
DREAMFEVER started.
GOOD OMENS led me on
THE QUEST. I was searching for
ELSEWHERE. A place where I could
SEIZE THE NIGHT, and
FEAR NOTHING.
THE LUST LIZARD OF MELANCHOLY COVE disclosed
STUPID AND CONTAGIOUS
FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE that only encouraged this
DARKFEVER.
There's NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO.
Will you REMEMBER ME when my
DEMON HUNTS?
Playful SPIRITS IN THE WIRES have left me a
JAILBIRD; trapped eternally
ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN...
Wasting my LIFE ON THE BORDER of greatness.
TAPPING THE DREAM TREE, but
NEVER NEVER accepted...

So BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND LEAVE ME ALONE.









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Joelle 11:38 am

  Requiem for a Storyteller

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CORBETTS
BEYOND THE BLACK STUMP
is MOST SECRET
Tossed IN THE WET
THE SEAFARERS made
LANDFALL
ON THE BEACH.
As if following THE PIED PIPER
they walked THE LONELY ROAD
to A TOWN LIKE ALICE.
SO DISDAINED.
In a RUINED CITY,
there is NO HIGHWAY,
no PASTORAL scenes,
no RAINBOW AND THE ROSE.
Only ORDEAL.
But ROUND THE BEND
VINLAND THE GOOD
is RESTORING HARMONY








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Eileen 11:42
 TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS


CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY
say THE CHOSEN,
THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES,
as THEY POURED FIRE ON US FROM THE SKY.
We huddle WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS
in a STATE OF WONDER,
FRAGILE,
but UNBROKEN.
UNDER THE DOME
THE SOUND AND THE FURY
is DEAFENING
in the BREAKING DAWN,
where A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
illuminate WHAT THE DEAD KNOW.
It is HALF A LIFE,
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF,
WAITING for
A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD.
WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN,
we are GONE,
drowning in THE SECRET LIFE OF BEER.
We AWAIT YOUR REPLY


















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Sixto 12:05

 Childbearing

“The Sacrifice”
Of “Wives and Daughters”
“Into the Cold Fire”
It is “The Final Eclipse”
The “Persuasion”
To chase a “Treasury of Fairy Tales”












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Neshomehleh 12:18pm

 THE FIRST THREE MINUTES

DOORMEN
AUDITION
and DON'T WEAR SILVER IN THE WINTER.

They SPEAK
until NUMB
about RULES OF CIVILITY:
DARKNESS VISIBLE
in A CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND.

It's THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE
for a LONESOME TRAVELER
with THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION
who is DANCING AT CIRO'S
and GOING ALL THE WAY.

PHILISTINES AT THE HEDGEROW
are MINOR CHARACTERS
with A MOUTHFUL  OF AIR.

In THE TOWN AND THE CITY
it's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
gone HAYWIRE.





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Colin 12:29


 A PASSION FOR TRUTH,
a SECOND GLANCE
UNDER THE DOME,
LIKE MANDARIN
IN SEARCH OF DIGNITY,
THE LAST JUROR
was SURPRISED BY JOY












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Beth 12:50
Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE
HOLDFAST
you have no HEART OF STONE
nor are you SOULLESS
be the TRUTHSEEKER
it is the WILL OF THE WANDERER
stumbling ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
in search of THE WILD SHORE
to fear THE DEMON YOU KNOW;
LIFE AS WE KNEW IT
was never CHANGELESS
LAMENTATION
is an INVITATION TO A JOURNEY
we may begin as a GIRL WITH GLASS FEET
but we become WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES
and are as AS STRONG AS DEATH






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Carol 1:05pm


Is The Divided Self
full of Misery?
Or looking for The Heroes
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great?
IsThe Skull Beneath the Skin, as, Perec would have it:
A Void?
Or is The Divided Self
on The Odyssey
In the Pursuit of Love;
Thinking about Mathematics
and Treasure Islands?

So, Don't Ask
What to do when someone dies;
I'm not scared
of The Moving Finger.


Nil Desperandum

2 comments:

Lynn(e) said...

So if you didn't upload ours/respond yet, should we resend? What should we have for the subject line?

Janet Reid said...

I'm really behind.
When I get to the end, I'll let you know. If you haven't heard by then, resend then.