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May 2021 Contest Announcement!

This month show the alter ego you always dreamt of. All entries must be 12 to 32 lines and written in any style. Good luck to all that participate in this contest
For those needing a definition of alter ego please visit:

https://www.onelook.com/?w=alter%20ego&ls=a&fbclid=IwAR247775YeNi7vu52Yx...

To see the parameters please visit:
https://www.neopoet.com/contest/write-poem-alter-ego

April 2021 Poetry Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Viviana Smith
For winning the April 2021 Neopoet poetry Contest.
Please view the winning poem at

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/one-lovely-day

Neopoet Random Challenge 3

Neopoet.com wants to challenge you to write poetry about random subjects that are provided

Objectives: If you so accept this challenge, all you have to do is write a poem about the topic presented below. Use chosen topic from below as a title. Please make sure your poems are between 12 to 32 lines
This month's topics.

Recent news story
Mission impossible
Sensational
A children’s poem

Whatever topic speaks to you please use as your title and select challenge from above under the contest drop down menu on submit a poem

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Neopoet Random Challenge 2

Neopoet.com wants to challenge you to write poetry about random subjects that are provided

Objectives: If you so accept this challenge, all you have to do is write a poem about the topic presented.
This week's topics
1)When I am old
2)I will show you
3)My Love affair with junk food
4)Next time I take a taxi

Whatever topic speaks to you please use as your title and select challenge under the contest drop down menu on submit a poem

April 2021 Contest Announcement

This month let your nose do the writing. Our contest this month asks what that smell reminds you of. This sounds like a lot of fun so lets see what your creativity come up with.

https://www.neopoet.com/contest/what-does-smell

The stream (all workshops)

This is the stream - you can see all poems on Neopoet, live, as they are created.

 

A DREAM

A DREAM

I often have this strange and poignant dream
Of a lovely maiden who is sweet and dear;
A beautiful dame of yesteryear,
She kneels with reverence beside a stream.

And then in the night she comes to me,
In the moonlit mountains, tender, of the spring,
Which inspire songbirds in the trees to sing,
In a minor tone, near the fountains by the sea.

JOHN LARS ZWERENZ

HER MAJESTY

HER MAJESTY

I ventured out beneath the pale
Oceanic sky in the summery heat;
My thoughts were of my lover, soft, discreet,
When I found her dreaming on a rosy dale.

Her eyes were dark and of ancient folk lore;
They shimmered like diamonds in the gilded lights,
And beamed like streams from angelic nights,
From that lovely Carolingian gaze she bore.

JOHN LARS ZWERENZ

holding it in or letting it out

It's this delicate dance between affection and lust.
Do I tell you you’re a maybe, or that you are a must?
The more I show the less you feel,
How do I say I love you without being left in the dust.
If I never give it to you how do I gain more of your trust?
Your like 1930; you're bringing me from boom to the bust
Should I act upon my love or let it sit there and rust?
I promise if you leave me I wont make a big fuss,
Ill just bottle up inside about how I feel its unjust.

Everything Eventually Cracks in the Mirror

The mirror is intact, but she sees it cracked.
She had a pilgrim soul when young;
Now, she loses her way trying to find her face.

She wonders if God learns, if he ages, or,
If God is a he, and does God see
His reflection in dead stars - no:
It's just super force, male energy
Producing flowers, producing men who pick them,
Each fallen blossom fertilizer soon.

Aspirations

Aspirations:

hope
transparent and thin
like
leaves too long in the wind
oh
confident desire
which
once sprang eternal (never to expire)
now
with gnarled joints
slowly
crawls
to it's knees

Failed Aspirations:

hope
transparent and thin
like
leaves too long in the wind
oh
confident desire
which
once sprang eternal (ever to expire)
now
with gnarled joints
slowly
falls
to its knees

(can you find the differences?)

SONG FOR SARAH

In the still, quiet moments I see her then.
She is there sitting, looking out
the glass room windows at
our life out there.

Where are you now, my dear?
You only come to me
in shimmers during daylight,
in dreams as a truth.

I see you then, how could I not?
Feel you when I reach out
to the shimmering of the light.
Feel you when I reach out with my hand.

In my meditations, you have been
there with me
We talk, and you insist that I be calm
reassure that things will be alright.

stacking courage for the blind

When will i stack the courage to say it to come out
i dont know how long it will be or what ill even say
they are so caught up in their own shit they don’t see me
blankly starring at the girls or me saying that she is beautiful
when i want more than that

What Naive Plain Idiot

Born like an idiot
they called me naive
so that I did not understand
they wanted to show
they all are polite

They never learned to call
a spade a spade
so they such a pet name gave
so though foolish
I'd appear brave

Then their was no thesaurus
all was embedded in dictionaries
it took time to read
In the mean time more enemies
I did breed
was I naive for them
as free feed

Till one day I showed them
my seed
and proved it that
they were mere weed

The End Is Not Far

Anything in excess is too much
be it love
or money
or
could be sex
or
just a kiss too many
the world wants to be lead by so many
man or woman any

So learn early to share
your happiness and other's misery

Covid seeks ye
the world is severely wounded
what can you
do to hold it

nothing!!!

The Waiting Game...

I will be right over
is what he says to me
About an hour later
or maybe it is three

I watch him stop to pet the dog
wave at the neighbor to say hi
He's late, but he won't jog
I'm so mad that I could cry!

She's busy at the moment
But just as soon as she is done
we'll get to what we have to
and do it on the run

What about the time I spend
waiting just for you?
I have to shit, you little twit
What am I supposed to do?

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