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AC Election: Announcement (January 2020)

Our election begins today, with the following individuals on the ballot:

Roscoe Lane
scribbler
Miranda Ortiz
Edna Sweetlove
Shanmugam
Alan S Jeeves
c lynn brooks

The election will continue until Saturday, February 1st (5 pm Eastern Time).

You may view the voting guide (and candidates may update their responses) here: https://www.neopoet.com/community/vote/guide

Ballot: https://www.neopoet.com/community/form/3042

January Contest Announcement!

Open to all members
Start/end date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Objectives:
Welcoming in the new year or ushering out the old

Contest description:
Since it is a new year let's write about either the beginning of the new year or the end of the old. Must be in quatrains but doesn't have any other restriction other than length. Please keep poem under 9 quatrains

December 2019 Contest Result

Congratulations to the winner: Geezer
Please visit the winning poem here:
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/what-trip-december-contest

Thank you to all participants for entering this past contest and all contests.

Announcement

The Neopoet Administrative Council and Trustees announces the formation of the Cabinet. This body will work closely with the AC and the Trustees. The AC will continue focusing on policy, on approving new Advocates, and managing disputes between members, and will continue to have final authority in those areas, even in the event a dispute involves a Cabinet member. The Cabinet will be focused on day-day management of volunteer positions, such as the Guides and Workshop programs, on managing our social media program, and when relaunched, on our chat program.

It is with great pleasure to announce that the following individuals have been chosen to represent Neopoet in the Cabinet:

Jonathon (pugilist) as the chair of the Cabinet
Paul as co-chair of the Cabinet
Mark as secretary to the Cabinet
Jess (weirdelf) as our Workshop Coordinator
Guy (Geezer) as our Community Outreach Director
Tonya as our Social Media Expert

Please help us in congratulating these individuals who represent the ideals, values, and strengths that we believe will move Neopoet into the future.

Open Nomination Period

The open nomination period for the next Administrative Council is underway:

Nominate yourself or any other member for the AC at: https://www.neopoet.com/community/vote/nominate

Nominations are accepted until midnight Eastern Time, Friday, December 27th.

We expect the election will follow shortly after the close of the nomination period.

The stream (all workshops)

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

 

WHEN YOU MARRY A POET

When you marry a poet
You shall be the poem
And him the poet
He'll be liable to every line of lies
he told the women before you
You shall be the acre to which he'll ever build
that castle sketched by failed promises

Stepford I

But for the cold calculating stare
of electric blue orbs
lightening flashing through them
you would think it human

Others blind their eyes
and deafen their ears
when in her presence

Faint whirs and clicking
are the only clue
that she no longer lives

Once filled with life's passion
flowing through every vein
the sole giving of all
to flora,fauna and mankind

soft murmuring voices
not unlike that of an old party line
once gave comfort

ENGLAND - An Acrostic

Election won by
Naked manipulation by the rightwing media,
Greedy Tories under the scumbag toad
Lying Boris Johnson;
And after Brexit
Now England's going down the
Drain. Well done, moronic electorate

Hope of Spring

Lovely seasons we all love
and
kids also all above

somehow season can never win
with loveliest kith and kin

dream not of the days gone
cold youth has passed like dawn

hope for a sunnier tomorrow
ere comes autumn again
be in Rome or Spain
but

healthy always one must remain
ever in hopes
alive live till end
again and again

Live in Hope

Weather Wizard’s Diary

Weather Wizard’s Diary

Because he thinks he can, a blind man
climbs Mount Everest, challenges feats
of extraordinary men who had shamed
strong-winged birds accustomed to heights.

On that note, what prompts me
to disregard my cursed affliction,
discard my wife’s objection and climb a wobbly
ladder? Oh, I could tell you about my malady--
but not now, for I must venture onto the roof
and tag the wind--the shifty, shifting wind.

Dazzle

Her eyes dazzle
Like the stars
Her voice is coated in moon light
Her face
Oh, her beautiful face
I can’t begin to explain
My insides turn to slime when I see her
Think about her

I just want to know her
To hear her voice
To see her face
To braid her hair
To talk with her
To love her

Why can’t I write a poem that’s not about her?

The comely wench

The comely wench

a comely wench o' twenty three, from yonder village banburee
alight her sight on poor auld me, a poorly man wi' one bad knee,
she buxom be enough fer three, her legs be thick as big oak tree
but contrary to crippled me, she sprightly be wi' two good knee.

Mary's Boy Child

Mary had an UGLY babe,
It was a horrid sight;
The obstetrician fainted with a moan
And the midwife died of fright.

When Mary first saw her child
She screamed for two whole hours
And her husband's shocked reaction was
"Please God, don't say it's ours."

Breast-feeding wasn't very nice:
It was a gruesome task;
Mary could only face the job
If the baby wore a mask.

CLOSUER ONE YEAR

ONE YEAR GONE BY I BURIED” THIS TIME WITH ALL MY HOPES AND LIES IN THIS NEW YEAR IS THE STRENGTH OF TEARS LEFT BEHIND

AN ONION NEEDS A GOOD COOK

The road was sloppy,
The distance tedious,
The journey expensive,
It was a befitting burial;
That even though One died,
There were Many corpses to follow.

I do not regret the cost
That bought the new chapter to my life,
That brought me closer to the Truth,
That folded tattered childhood,
Disappointments, incompetence
Failures and low self-esteem
Into one ball and scoop the earth over.
In this new book, I will write great things.

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