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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

You can challenge yourself or challenge a friend!
For those with premium accounts you can do a cowrite with another premium member.

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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.

 

Modern Day Merlin

I did not have a choice this time
Mind splintering
Body melting down in crush of failing heart
My skin a mass of swollen lesions
Brought by lessened blood leaking from my arteries and veins
My soul wrenching, tearing away from failing flesh
The stern helplessness of my cardiologist
The look upon my children’s mother’s face
My Sweet Earth Mother
Knowing everything was lost
I said yes
And dropped into a hospital bed
To let my failing body rest
While the goddess of technology

A Dream

A Dream

I often has dis poignant dream
Of a maiden whose beauty is soft and dear,
A lovely dame of yesteryear,
Who kneels beside a shrine and a stream.

And tan in the moonlight she comes to me,
In the nascent moonlight, tender, of the spring,
Which inspires songbirds in the trees to sing
In a minor tone, by the fountains near the sea.

John Lars Zwerenz
#love #art #beauty #life #travel

growth

Advancing the soul,
metaphysical orc, promote
original thinking,
experience all, I need sleep.

When I Am Old... [Random Challenge 2]

When I am old
I will put away my toys
I will eat less junk food
Eat stuff good for growing boys

I will look at older women
and I'll whistle less
I'll clean up my junky room
I'll make less a mess

But for now, I'm playing
It's such fun to be
A youngster in my mind
Instead of seventy-three

Tears In Rain

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe
Nerds clamoring for an autograph
off the main floor of Comicon's endless aisles

I watched cosplayer's with low budgets
embarrass themselves in the light
near entrance gate C
All those moments will be lost in time,
like tears in rain.

Desertion (title change)

when things got tough
you ran away,
didn't take the chance
to get in the fray

how long has it been
since you faced a fight
you choose to hide
under the cover of night

I thought we were close
I thought we were tight
but I find out now
that things aren't right

I thought you were
a fearless fellow
in the rear-view mirror I spy
a tail streaked with yellow

about your craven act
what am I to think
a coward in your cups
drowning in your drink!

Paradise

PARADISE

Cohabitation

I remember the days, years ago,
of negotiating our terms of living together
Learning to navigate each other’s emotional maps

It was an awkward and exciting time
Nothing was too much to ask,
nothing too small to remember

Here we are now, in our days of gold,
trying to agree on what we want to plant in our garden,
or which book we should both read next

Moonlight

You've sunk too low you've sunk too far,
Your eyes are streaming, you’re falling apart.
Restless nights are spent waiting for his call,
anticipation turns to frustration and so many tears fall.
He'll use you, he’ll abuse you,
but he's never frightened that he will lose you.
Because he knows you will be lonely tonight,
sitting on the window sill gazing into the moonlight.

DNA AND BLOOD GROUPS none will read

My mom was told
I'd die very young
before my teens
so I'm told

nine siblings died young
then 3
others nearing 83

13th me
I'm still living

DNA is just basics
blood groups are different

each one for himself
brain's synapses should rebuild
a new creature
like you and me
is born to live die
till time's breeze
wills

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