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Neopoet Random Challenge Seven

Neopoet.com wants to challenge you to write poetry about this month's random topic that is provided below

Objectives: If you so accept this challenge, all you have to do is choose one or more of the following topics and write one or more poems based on your choice or choices. Please make sure your poem or poems are between 12 to 32 lines

This month's Topics:

1) Butterflies in my stomach
2) Running on empty
3) Write an acrostic poem with Neopoet as the baseline
4) She is an animal

Description: Create a Free Form poem 20 lines or there about. Employ what poetic device you may see as proper. Enter one poem only.

Objectives: Become familiar or caught up on use of poetic devices in Free Form poetry.
For those that need a reference on literary devices please feel free to visit the link below
https://literarydevices.com/rhythm/
The winner receives a three-month premium membership and a 25 dollar gift certificate for amazon.com
Best of luck to all contestants

August 2021 Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lamington
For winning the August 2021 Neopoet Poetry Contest.
Please view the winning poem and leave a comment

Sydney Xmas Limerick

At Christmas in Sydney it's hot
(wintry and snowy it's not)
So on the nude beach
Remember to reach
And smother some cream on your bot.

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/sydney-xmas-limerick

A Message About Profiles

We would like to encourage our members to write a small biography in the about me section of their profile. Therefore people can know whose poetry they are reading and also lead to friendships which would lead to a closer family of poets. You can edit your profile and your about me biography at any time.

Thank you for your time,
Neopoet Member Services

August 2021 Poetry Contest Announcement!

This month we ask our members to write a limerick about a famous place
example: city, town or country

For an example of a limerick please visit:

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/limerick.html

Best of luck to all our contestants!

Neopoet Random Challenge 6

Neopoet.com wants to challenge you to write poetry about this month's random topic that is provided below

Objectives: If you so accept this challenge, all you have to do is choose one or more of the following topics and write one or more poems based on your choice or choices. Please make sure your poem or poems are between 12 to 32 lines

This month's Topics:

1)Write 10 lines, each starting with the words, I can.
2)Write a poem about your worst nightmare
3)Write a poem with the phrase I wish
4)Write an acrostic with the base line as FAMILY

The stream (all workshops)

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

 

The Knave of Hearts...

Time plods on behind the scenes
barely noticed until milestones
are dropped in the dust of our dreams
Halt! Who goes there?

Shadows of what was, does it matter?
Look over your shoulder
see him grinning, a Mad-Hatter
He's right behind you

Alice has got nothing on me
I am the Knave of Hearts
I've loved the Queen
and I've stolen her tarts

Blameless, she suspects nothing
Still, and more still...
as dreams were and are now
My hurt intact, she uses me to kill

Dancing With Rabbits (Expanded)

A wriggled nose invitation
To dance into myself.
A shout of joyous salvation.

Dappled skin;
What a grin!

Rebirth is the
Season and Reason,
Jump in!

With a splash and a spray,
The happy whiskers
Carry me away.

To the fountain within.

HISTORY (September Contest)

How will we be judged
by distant descendants
far in the future?

Perhaps they'll think us unevolved
still fighting wars over religion
although violence leaves questions unsolved
or worst lead us to being cursed
to kill again....and again.

Or perhaps their thoughts of us
will be...kind
(if they think of us at all).
Perhaps they'll overlook the bad
and realize we did the best we could.
Worst? Best?Is our time here simply a test?

YOUR SOLID BRAIN

Brain does never become antique
everyday newer synapses are developed
the more you keep your mind activated
the more calm you will be

memory only recedes
if one is not calm
is jobless
so keep yourself
occupied

you are only 76
In Canada and USA
they are considered
as old age kids

87 is perhaps minimum age
for men
women have no limit

did you read my two best poems
do kindly

MOM'S SMILES
and
WAIT FOR ME

washed away

I saw her in my dreams
as she slipped below the water
nobody ever noticed
that she was someone's daughter
She looked just like a cat
As she slinked into the deep
She sank with every moment
that somebody couldn't keep
It caused a ripple to the still
just like a fallen tree
"I came to heal the sick,
why would I heal the well"
But she knows as she slipped away
that time will never tell

Hot Sand and Hay-dust Bums

I wish for every day to be a beach day.
Hot sand and a tan while on land.
Got to get closer to this my true home.
The pirates domain is where my heart shall remain.

Hopping plodding, I hum a song,
(hot soles) something by Little Feat?
Plenty of Dixie Chickens around here,
yet I need to go closer to my call
-the ships waters, yes! I'm free (no fear)..

Of water (I)

the water fills me.
my mouth
                    d
                       r
                         i
                           p
                              s
on muddy grounds;

though my lips are arid
                                            and
  all I can think is you;
                                your face
                                                  drowning

                                                m
                                                e.

Neopoet Random Challenge #7...

No! I've missed the last fuel stop!
Eager to make time, I blew it
Oh, I hope that I have enough to make it
Perhaps I will, if I drive steady
Okay, just take it slow
Easy does it, ignore
Those butterflies in my stomach
Dot the I's
Call on your inner reserves
Omit any doubts and
Make sure the desert doesn't get you

No Juice or Jam (Running on Empty Challenge)

I am hungry but my
Meal hides in the moment.

Fear siphons power to play
War games without consent.

I am bunkered in the crippling confines
of a broken nervous system.

Why can't I lift Thor's hammer
To forge an escape?

Worthiness requires capacity
In this callous world.

God I'm so tired!
Freeze to survive is what I do.

A breath tips me forward,
Please don't trip.
This fucking treadmill !

I am starving but my
Salvation hides in the moment.

A hopeless heart

I stare
at that sky
bright and clear .
trying to hold
back my tears.
While my mind
flees
into the futures
Flames of fear .
Where
deep down
there lies
a hopeless heart
bashed to broken.
Desperately trying
to put its pieces
of perfection
back into place .

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