Poetry Contest

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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Well, we haven't had one of these in a while, have we? Time for a new one, I say! Welcome, resident poets!

The rules are pretty simple. I am the first judge. I will give you a theme, and you must write a poem relating to the theme. Be creative with your interpretations! I will then judge the entries by a set date, and the winner will then be the next judge, and set the next theme. And so on, and so forth. 

The first theme will be... *dramatic drumroll*

Stars! Whether you chose to write about the kind of stars you wish on, or the kind that take the stage, I will be eagerly awaiting your sparkly, shiny, beautiful poems. Have them in by... Saturday, March 18. Two weeks. Sound fair? 

I hope to see your poems soon!

~Booksy <3 

submitted by Booksy Owly
(March 4, 2017 - 8:58 pm)
Tomorrow's Dreams 
Though you may think that dreams are dreams,
The world is not quite as it seems.
For though you know what came today,
What comes tomorrow, you cannot say.
For you may find a thunderbird,
A dragon's egg or a unicorn herd.
Yes, you may know what came today, 
But what comes tomorrow, no one can say.
my second best. Don't know where best is 
submitted by Destiny , age 12
(March 18, 2017 - 12:46 pm)


submitted by Topsy Owly
(March 18, 2017 - 11:43 am)


submitted by Topsy Owly
(March 18, 2017 - 11:43 am)


submitted by Topsy Owly
(March 18, 2017 - 11:43 am)

TOPPPP Top TOP top TOPPy top

submitted by Topsy Owly
(March 18, 2017 - 11:43 am)


submitted by Topsy Owly
(March 18, 2017 - 11:44 am)

Do you guys want me to extend the deadline?

submitted by Deadline?, Booksy
(March 18, 2017 - 11:45 am)

Here's mine!

They say

Shoot for the stars

How? In a rocket?

Don't understand

To shoot a star?


To Kill a Mockingbird


They say

Reach for the stars

How? Climb a mountain?

Don't understand

So high up

Too far 

Can't reach them.

They say

Find your star

How? Don't have a star

Don't understand

I have a star, they say

I do?


I'll find it


Up there in the sky.

submitted by Leafpool
(March 18, 2017 - 1:25 pm)

Okay, since only two poems have been submitted (thanks Leafpool and Destiny!) I'm extending the deadline to  Tuesday. Please post!

submitted by Booksy Owly
(March 18, 2017 - 11:44 pm)

Here's my poem:


Never growing older

seems like a fine prospect on this desolite night

Following Peter Pan and his pals to Neverland

But I'm too

thirsty for a sip of rain

tired of walking toward nothing

hungry for a home 

to wish...to hope for such a thing as escape from this deadly, mysterious night 

From which I walk on twisted weeds, and forever darkness whirling around like a cyclone 

And then I see


Blinding, shining.....light full of hope

As suddenly as Neverland enters my mind, a legend of a star of great power and hope enters my mind

They call it

The North Star

And while Peter will fly towards Neverland on his own star

I will use the North Star

My very own star

To fly towards my home

submitted by Treble Clef
(March 19, 2017 - 9:41 am)

Beautiful, beautiful, everyone!!! *applauds loudly for all of you* *throws confetti cause why not*

submitted by Rae
(March 19, 2017 - 11:06 am)

@Admins: I'm thinking of posting a poem about stars, but I was planning on entering it in a real contest. Is it possible to post it for now, and then later delete it if O ever want to publish it or anything? Thanks!


We might have trouble finding it on Chatterbox at a later date to delete it. You know how threads sometimes disappear. It's probably better to save it until after any contest.


submitted by Mei-xue (May-shreh), Fairyland
(March 19, 2017 - 3:01 pm)

Hi! I haven't posted in forever, but the theme inspired me so I wrote this!

A Star
Some say that a star is a wish,
a light in the dark,
a hope for lost souls,
a floating lantern that lost its way.

How can the residue
of a thousand thousand hopes and dreams and
human lives
cling to this star – this mass of boiling fire
suspended in empty fields of endless dark?

A star is a pinhole in the long night's cloak.
A star is a ray of forever when all that is close says now.
A star is a reminder of the magnitude of the cosmos,
so empty and yet so full of terrible wonder,
and us, with our small bright lives that cling to meaning.
A star is a light in the dark.
A star is a wish.

submitted by Pied Piper, age music, in the stars
(March 19, 2017 - 8:34 pm)

Aaaah!!! I forgot, sorry! Is there a possiblity for a deadline extension?

submitted by September
(March 20, 2017 - 4:34 pm)

Alright, since it seems that many people forgot the deadline is extended until Friday, with judging on Saturday.

submitted by DEADLINE EXTENSION!, Booksy
(March 20, 2017 - 5:44 pm)