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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
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April 2021 Poetry Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Viviana Smith
For winning the April 2021 Neopoet poetry Contest.
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Neopoet Random Challenge 3 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
A children’s poem

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Neopoet Random Challenge 2 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

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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.

The stream (all workshops)

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i am reminded of my love

My heart burns for you in the night
there can never be enough reason not to fight
for when you come around every month or two
I'm reminded of how much I missed you
though when we are separated I lose those thoughts
if he really loved me he would stay
but is this all just my brain
for when when he comes again



always there
never judging
gentle and fair

since the beginning
this is you
a solid beacon
in the darkness shining through.

in those times
when I come undone
a word from you
and I cease to run

my touch-stone
wise and sure
you are like no other
your intentions pure...
my dear friend!

(thank you!)

The song of yore

I step into a tired down
tavern elegantly enthralled
by the intoxicating aroma of alcohol.
There I see him standing
not to far from the broken battered bar .
A man holding within his
wholesome hand a horn
beautifully burnished
by the beguiling color brass .

Then the horn starts to sing.
It’s at first soft simple
then turns serpentine
and strong.A swan song
that careens us all down
to tears .
As we are taken back
to our years of yore .

Indomie (My love affair with junk foods)

It all started like this,
After I left my Mom,
Indomie told me, that she love me
That she will protect me from hunger.

Indomie is a tall preety noodle
And she always visit me with carrots and green beans
But I was already crushing on EBA before now
Though EBA was slow, but my mom's favourite.

Every morning, afternoon and evening
We make calls, and I place orders
Indomie was caring, fast and sweet
Always available when am hungry
But I noticed she was killing me slowly

WHEN I AM OLD (April contest)

Good health seems to be a gift
And a blessing for old age
When one enjoy his labor
as gray hair covers his body

When I am old
I will reside in my prefere village
And have animal farms
Watch them run scattered as they multiply
And gather them back
I will have my grand children
Call them together as stories and riddles
Gives sweet melodies
And they listen
While my childhood be rememberd
As I watch them play.

When am old I will laugh

When am old I will laugh
I will laugh and laugh like a baby
With my dark brown scanty teeth
With my wife and children

I will build a house
Of trees and gardens
Where I can seat and embrace nature
And drink with my forefathers in anticipation.

When am old I will laugh
At every little thing whether good or silly
With my wrapper and chewing stick
Snuff on my wooden bench
Every morning, and evening.


When you get close
it finds its way
into your nose and
fills your head,
but you need to be close,
sort of close.

It is the girls in
wear-less-competition and
men wearing thongs or
very loose trunks.

It’s a sand castle
child with a pail.
Your feet are suddenly buried
under the grains of the universe.

When I am Old

When I am old
that is to say, older then I am today, for truth be told
I already am... old to some, but
When I am old I plan on being just as bold and brash and full of wildfire
... perhaps desire has lessened some for unions of flesh
but oh the workings of the mind!
Wonders discovered which lay deeper than muscle and skin
the hidden treasures deep within another's soul
these are the lights which warm me on nights so cold..

When I am old...


Message From My Mother

I know you might think I am gone,
haunted in your dreams
by the sad complaints
of night-dark crows

But with these hands
I have built so many things
Our family, our friends,
our happiness and joy
You still have all of these

Your memory of the smile in my eyes
assures that time will chase away
the ghosts of your pain.

I will find you again in your thoughts
so we can laugh together,
and know that tomorrow
there will be a sky full of sun




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