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Neopoet Random Challenge # 8

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) Haunted House
2) The Wicked Witch
3) Last Day On Earth
4) Magic Mushrooms
Always remember to have a blast while being challenged. Also don't forget you are awesome

Halloween and all that comes with it

This month we ask our members to partake in a Halloween contest. Write a poem in any form you desire. Poems should be 12 to 32 lines in length and can range from funny to scary Have a happy Halloween and show us how spooky you can be
Good luck to all our contestants and may the spookiest one of them all rule the night!

The winner receives a three-month premium membership and a 25 dollar gift certificate for amazon.com
Best of luck to all our contestants

September 2021 Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to C Lynn Brooks
For winning the September 2021 Neopoet Poetry Contest.
Please view the winning poem and leave a comment

Night Rider

Turn an eye to the
lonely sky
with billowing clouds
pregnant with rain
hiding a waning moon
winds are screaming to the night
ti's an omen
so they say

Heed where ye travel
beware what ye do
above all whisper
the words ye shall say

For he rides
in the dark
searching for men to slay
would it be the ones gone wrong
with debauchery and lie
of the evil
that men do

Keep a razor sharp eye
take care lest you stray
into a cold and darkened night
he is waiting to take your soul
and there is no giving back

https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poems/night-rider

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

The stream (all workshops)

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

 

Delightful Dancing Dignitaries

Delightful dancing dolphins dip, douse
their dorsal
Elegant elephant’s elongated ears ebb
Little lambs leaping lilies laughingly
Lindy
Iconic impala ignites Irish improv
Graceful gazelle’s galloping gullies to
grapevine
Hallelujah hippopotamus hula hoops
Trashing trouts twist to turn the tide to
twirl tango
Furry fennec fox fabulously floss
foxtrots
Utopian unicorn unties umbrellas
Lazy lizards lasso’s liscio lips

The Dying Raven

The thing about yesterday,
Was that it was on nothing,
I was searching for better days,
And I was just running,

It was all pointless,
So I stood on the edge,
I was completely voiceless,
So I fell off the ledge,

Then I got back up,
And I put on front,
She handed me a cup,
Drank it straight with a grunt,

Everyday more tired than on the last,
Every girl more and more bland,
And if you would have asked,
I could understand,

First day of class
How many students
Ah the schedule says twelve

They have come to learn
but can I teach
they know nothing of writing but I do

I speak and I am a voice
outside of me
do they know I am as nervous as they?

Ah but the butterflies are still there
although they do not show
my heart is beating louder than a drum
can they hear it as well?

It s their first day as well as mine
but we will both
survive

Remember If You Care

Soon I shall be cast as a statue
in the oceanic shoals of time
as each organ melts
like a candy toy

the candle shows the path
but none can or will find
swards of my living memory

Who would want to commemorate
a lost birdie
flying into the wilderness
called eternity

Intention

Beaver.
Takes little bites.
Master creator until...
Tail slaps on twilight surface.
Going home.

Just like... [September Contest using poetic devices]

Allusion for Mark's Contest... [Not the title]

I fell upon him, no "paper tiger"
Slashing with my clawed hands
Ripping with my teeth
Lapping blood

Getting fat as "Mama Cass"
Thick in the waist
Double chinned
Bigger in the ass

The hunting was good
Prey was "slow as molasses"
On a cold winter's day
And I needed a Challenge

Feeling the hunger
I find myself a victim
Kneeling at the altar of darkness
"Like a monk at Vespers"

Living Smile ((REVIEWED))

She danced that young night away with me
and left
an indelible memory

She simply waltzed away from me
as we were distant in dancing

Just merged into the glorification of existence
she danced away from me

She branded a smile upon my countenance
which cannot be erased
by the rubber of time

She lives in just my eyes

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credit Gee

I AM PROGRESS

I am progress, hide in fear
for nothing's safe which you hold dear.
Your hopes and plans your very life
I can ruin and fill with strife.

I dam the rivers, gouge the hills
don't hesitate at filling rills.
I make parking lots of farmers' fields.
Before Me all nature yields.

You think you're safe beyond my reach ?
Just hope you don't live on a beach
lest your home which took such toil
I can ruin with crude oil.

Visit With a Friend

It was such a striking part of my dream. In-between snippets with no apparent connection …why was I wearing hipster shoes with no socks? …why am I arguing with my dog, and where did he get those pants??? I wish I could speak with my dreamkeeper for explanations that often elude me there.

But I digress.

Lying here in limbo

Nobody Hates Me Enough To Kill Me,
And No One Loves Me Enough To Save Me.
Too Sick To Live,
Too Well To Die.
So I guess I'm stuck here,
lying here in limbo......

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