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)

Yay, third place! Congratulations to everyone, I loved all of your poems! 

submitted by September
(May 29, 2017 - 2:56 pm)

I just wanted to say, I read your poem, Pheasant, and it was beautiful! And sad. I loved it, and am very sorry about your baby mule. :,-( I might enter the next round!

submitted by Leeli
(May 29, 2017 - 7:38 pm)

YES!!!! I got second! I'm super happy right now and I love everyone else's poems and Pied Piper totally deserved to win. I'm fine with judging next if Pied Piper is okay with it.

submitted by Epic Fangirl
(May 29, 2017 - 8:28 pm)

Thank you Bluebird, I'm not a very good poet so I did not really expect to win but I'm glad you guys liked it.

submitted by Pheasantwithbooks, age 13, Horsetopia
(May 29, 2017 - 11:14 pm)

Awesome, congrats to you all! Including to the ones who didn't win, I really loved the poems. Oohh, I wonder what the next theme will be!

submitted by Ashlee G., age 16, The Future
(May 31, 2017 - 11:28 am)

@EF, could you give us a new topic now?

submitted by Leafy@Epic Fangirl
(June 1, 2017 - 12:24 pm)

Yes Leafy. I can post a new one now. I didn't have a chance earlier. The new topic is....Lonliness. Any kind of lonliness. Incorporated in any way, but it has to be there.

submitted by Epic Fangirl
(June 1, 2017 - 6:24 pm)

Ooh, yay, I'm excited!

submitted by September
(June 1, 2017 - 8:42 pm)

Ah! I'm so sorry, I keep forgetting to check here! Thank you so much Bluebird and Epic Fangirl, your comments made my day! Congrats to everyone, your poems are ALL amazingly beautiful.

Thanks for the new theme, Epic Fangirl, I'm inspired already! (Sorry I checked back here too late to say anything, but I agree that it's definitely fair for you to be theme-picker and judge because I got to do it before!)

submitted by Pied Piper
(June 1, 2017 - 8:40 pm)

Okay, I'm going to write this just now, and who knows if it will be good.

I'm a cicada

A lonely cicada

Encased in the ground

While you all live your lives

One year- I'm barely born

Two years- I'm still growing

Three, four, five

Why do I have to wait? 

Six, seven, eight

Nothing to do

I'm burrowed in the ground

Waiting five more long years

To overcome


submitted by Kitten
(June 2, 2017 - 10:34 am)

Fun! Loneliness! Fun!

Wait a minute....


Anyway, I have poet's block (dudes, I've had it my whole life except for one glorious night) but I'll try anyway....

*This is awkward. 

submitted by Leafpool
(June 2, 2017 - 11:56 am)

When's the deadline? Thanks!

submitted by @Epic Fangirl
(June 3, 2017 - 3:09 pm)

Tes, sorry, I meant to mention that but forgot. The deadline will be around the 16th or something like that.

submitted by Epic Fangirl
(June 3, 2017 - 6:55 pm)

Here's mine. It's based off of my real life, from last year when I would've started 6th grade if I wasn't homeschooled.

i. there are cracks running through her heart.

ii. she used to spend her hours sitting

at the window, feeling her heart twinge every time she saw someone

walking home from school with their friends.

iii. what she didn't know was that with each figure she saw, another line shot through her heart.

iv. the cracks continued to travel toward the center of

her heart, but she still sat

by the window and mourned the

fact that she was alone. 

v. over time, her heart began to crack apart from the

pain. she'd curl up and cry because

the loneliness of her isolated life was hurting her.

vi. but then she started closing her curtains

at 2:15. and slowly, her heart began to heal. the

cracks that had split her heart started

to knit back together.

it would still hurt, but don't we all feel pain sometimes? 

submitted by Leafpool
(June 4, 2017 - 12:34 pm)

Oh Leafpool, that's beautiful. And so sad. i hope you don't feel like this. Love you Leafpool.

submitted by Epic Fangirl
(June 4, 2017 - 3:08 pm)