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)

yaaay congatulations, @pangolin! As I said before, your poem was MAZING, and I would've given you first place too :P 

Thank you, Silver, for the praise :) 

submitted by Hawkstar, age You can't, stop me lovin myself
(January 30, 2024 - 4:47 pm)

Ahh, congrats @everyone!! @pangolin, yayyy, your poem was so good!! And thank you for the judging Silver, sorry I forgot to come back and finish/rewrite my poem...

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, age :DD, *!cOnGrAtUlAtIoNs!*
(January 30, 2024 - 10:23 pm)

Congratulations, @pangolin!!! Your poem was really really amazing. Also ty Silver for 3rd place :)

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, A Celestial Sky
(January 30, 2024 - 8:55 pm)

Omg, tysm for second place!!! It means so much to me <3 Everyone's poems were wonderful, and congrats to pangolin!

submitted by Amethyst
(January 30, 2024 - 9:00 pm)

WHAT no way thanks so much, Silver (and everyone else)! that means a lot <33 and congrats to everyone else, too! you all had such lovely poems, and i really enjoyed reading them! :D

the next theme is tapestry and i'll judge uhhhh february 12th (a bit shorter than the usual two weeks, but i'll probably be too busy with the cb reunion to judge on the 14th - lmk if you want me to extend the judging date :D)

submitted by pangolin, age she/they, Outskirts of the Galaxy
(January 31, 2024 - 5:58 am)

Standing in front of this weaving loom

So tall, it, well, looms over me

What am I doing here?

With the wire and string and wood
In front of me

I’d rather be outdoors with you

Running wild and free

Take the colors, mix and pick

Weaving between

Twine and stick

My mind drifts far away

To a place beneath the apple trees

High upon the hill

Overlooking the sea and sky

With your warm hand in mine

My drifting mind pays

My finger gets pricked

And red dyes the white

Making the apples plump

Your eyes as deep as the ocean below

Just as soothing and crazed

Just as gentle and fierce

Full of love for… me?

Tears that fall from my eyes

Fall into yours 

Dying them blue

Though not as vibrant

Not like yours so true

The wind rustles our hair

Shaking green leaves down

Circling us like fairy blessings

Granting love for all

My sighing breath stirs the string

Tangling the threads

Making the halo of hair wild

Around your strong-jawed head

A woman's work should be indoors

Away from sun and storm

Working away at the loom

Where it is safe and warm

If I can’t be out there with you

In the danger world

Then I will keep myself busy

Weaving a tapestry of you.

submitted by Hawkstar, age Poetry, flowing out of me
(January 31, 2024 - 5:15 pm)

Weaving brightly

Colored threads

Into a picture

A creation, a

Vision of

Something that

Has happened

Before, or perhaps

Something that

Will happen one

Day, or something

That will never

Happen, it is

A tapestry woven

Of beauty at its

Finest, which is

Nature itself

Green leaves woven

Like hope or

Longing, or

Forlorn, and flowers

Blooming from

The leaves, and

A sun that is

Glowing bright

But not too

Bright, and the

Sky is a wonderful

Blue dotted with

Clouds, and of course

You and I

Living among them


In complete


Not destroying

But appreciating


This beauty that is


But alas, it is only

A tapestry, unless

Someone decides

To turn it into


submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, A Night Tapestry
(January 31, 2024 - 10:18 pm)

Ok wow this is so good...

submitted by Celine gtg :), age FeiyaUHNYT, Sorta, actually yeah
(February 1, 2024 - 12:37 am)

tysm!!! that really meant a lot to me <333

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, A Celestial Sky
(February 1, 2024 - 8:12 pm)

This IS really good! I especially like the part about it only being a tapestry, unless someone decides to turn it into reality :D It really vibrates deeply with me

submitted by Hawkstar, age Dynamite, My thoughts in Korea
(February 1, 2024 - 4:16 pm)

thank you so much! I love your poem entry as well, especially:

What am I doing here?

With the wire and string and wood
In front of me

I’d rather be outdoors with you

Running wild and free 

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, Out of Orbit
(February 1, 2024 - 8:14 pm)

w h y 

would you do this to me

I weaved you my only


out of sweat and dirt

and dust

and leaves

and you ripped it all to shreds;

every thread,



in my hands

clutching empty air

and I'm reminded of your hair

falling through



Those long hours I spent at the loom

Writing my heart out, and all for you

Who'd rather watch it shake, break

o p e n

How are your hands still so soft and beautiful,

When mine are rough from weaving and

Bleeding from needles

Pierced through skin

By my own hands.


I have nothing to blame

but myself,

I gave you my heart, my

tapestry of dreams

and you gave it to

s ome body



and isn't that just how the story goes? 



k, gtg! I'll edit later! :) 

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, age FeiyaORGOB, The Poet’s Land
(February 2, 2024 - 10:19 am)

andd the formatting didn't really go through :/ oh well

submitted by Celine ack, FeiyaKNYVA
(February 2, 2024 - 7:59 pm)

w h y

would you do this to me

I weaved you my only


I thought we were friends

And I thought friends helped friends

but I guess I was wrong

in the end 

so so long to that


and ARGH y'know what I'll start from scratch~

submitted by CelineRaining Bright, age :), Wait! What if…
(February 5, 2024 - 10:13 am)

[just a disclamer, being aroace doesn't mean you're broken; a-spec people can and do live wonderful fulfilling lives without experiencing some form of romantic attraction. this is just one negative thought I get trapped in sometimes :/ also I pulled the title from the Wikipedia translation into Chinese of 'the red thread of fate,' so forgive possible errors in that]

the red thread of fate (yīnyuán hóngxiàn): an aroace perspective

sometimes I wonder if the fates laughed

when they cut my thread.

my intertwining red line seeking a soulmate,

a connection,

someone who’d always love and never leave, staying

way after forever


is it any wonder I understand string theory better than forgotten myths of romance?


that brilliant ruby, carnation, scarlet red hope

(the color of love)

so bright but I guess it was never meant to be

I guess that cheap red yarn frayed and snapped, and

became a jagged spiderweb of lies, and

fragmented fractal futures.


and maybe it’s broken or

maybe I’m broken

or maybe we’re both mirrored manifestations of hopeless irony and dripping tears.


but all I know is that


I'm scared

to die alone.

submitted by Woodwind, age he/they, echo chamber of solitude
(February 2, 2024 - 12:22 am)