Posts tagged ‘poetry challenge’

December 31, 2016

Renewal

by Harry

Poetry challenge: new year poem.
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Submitted by ecopoet
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Old Layers scale off

Cells regenerate in wonder

Time is of essence

Mind spell put under

Renewal of vows

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December 31, 2016

Happy New Year, Farewell to 2016

by Rhyme In Time

Poetry challenge: new year poem

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H – Here at last, transition to new year,
A – And time to shove this old one to the rear.
P – Performers many took their final bow:
P – Prince and Bowie sing to angels now;
Y – Young Dr Frankenstein and Princess Leia

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December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

by Frank Hubeny

Poetry challenge: new  year poem.

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A clock is very useful.
It marks away the past
With little jumps that we can count.
We know how long stuff lasts.

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December 31, 2016

A Very Short, Short Story

by kim blades, writer

Poetry challenge: new year poem.

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To make writing a career I need to write,

that’s simple truth and not spite.

Poetry writing is not an earner

so I have to branch out and try something firmer.

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December 31, 2016

Another Year

by mzanemcclellan

Poetry challenge: new year poem.

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Here we are
at another artificial
division,
arbitrary distinction,
in the flow’s design.
An abstraction we experience
linearly
punctuated by episodic
circumstances
playing themselves out
over time.
Some,
heartbreakingly painful,
such as loves lost,
others, utterly sublime.

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December 31, 2016

New Year’s Eve

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: New Year poem

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Last day’s here on New Year’s Eve
Twenty-sixteen breathes its last
The year of fifty-seven summers
fading quickly to the past

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December 30, 2016

Oh What a Year Has Brought

by Harry

Poetry challenge: new year poem.


Submitted by deweydecimo


Reflecting on the old year
About to be buried in the past
Did we make the right decisions
Will all this chaos last?

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December 30, 2016

Christmas poems.

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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believe it or not folk’s it’s that time of the year again,

it’s time for the Christmas poetry challenge

here’s hoping that as many of you will take part as you did last year

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December 24, 2016

A “Spin The Dreidel” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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This is one of my favorite limericks and I am happy to recycle it today. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to all.

My favorite part of Hanukkah is playing Spin The Dreidel. The dreidel is a four-sided spinning top that children play with on Hanukkah. Each side is imprinted with a Hebrew letter. These letters are an acronym for the Hebrew words “A great miracle happened there,” referring to the miracle of the oil that took place. The way I play it involves another miracle of sorts – the miracle of carnal fun.

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December 24, 2016

The night before Christmas

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.


It is the night before Christmas

the children are getting restless

looking forward to getting their presents

their eyes bulging with excitement

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December 23, 2016

A Christmas to remember

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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Submitted by Michaeljordahl

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The home-made cookies he’s consumed
So eagerly before,
Now lay in chunky disarray
Beside him on the floor.

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December 23, 2016

That time of year

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.
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Submitted by Paul


A golden angel sits upon the tree
Christmas gifts for you and me
Paper chains hanging from the ceiling
Bringing home the festive feeling
Lights twinkling as dusk draws near
Mince pies and sherry brings good cheer

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December 23, 2016

A Christmas Card

by John S

Poetry challenge: Christmas Poem.

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Paper greetings, printed in opaque black,
swirled with ochre tones – and embossed
with tinsel and glare.

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December 23, 2016

Company Xmas Party

by Rhyme In Time

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

Santa and his elven helper worked the office party.
While she was handing out the gifts he Ho’d and Merry’d hearty.

His elven helper was an admin to execs by day;
Tonight he hoped she’d want a special ride on Santa’s lay.

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December 20, 2016

Christmas Spirit(s) Haiku

by Rhyme In Time

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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Hark, can you hear it?
The call of Christmas spirit.
Let’s grin and beer it.

 

December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas! – Christmas Challenge

by irinadim

Poetry challenge: Poetry challenge.

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December 18, 2016

Heaven’s Christmas Celebration

by 50djohnson

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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Having Loved Ones in heaven at Christmas sometimes makes the holidays very melancholy.   As Christians we have a hope others do not. That hope is to be with them again around the throne of God , the great I AM. I lost six dear family members in less than 9 months in 2012. This is 3rd Christmas without them… with the empty place setting, with no present for them under the tree. But thanks be to Jesus for He has set us free! Merry Christmas. Have you ever wondered if they celebrate Christmas in heaven?

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December 16, 2016

The Christmas Fairy That got the Hump!

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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Submitted by Willowdot21

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It’s not fair it’s a shame
Christmas has come and gone again.

I am cold and put on weight
Eating all those chocolates I normally HATE!

The holly has all gone from the halls,

And some one broke my favourite balls!

There is a bit of Christmas tree

Stuck up the most embarrassing PART OF ME.!!

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December 16, 2016

Alf the angels’ teaboy

by Jem Croucher

Poetry Challenge: Christmas poem


Version 2

Alf the angels’ teaboy
took pride in what he did
He always warmed the teapot
never once left off the lid
He used just the right amount of milk
in the cup first, such was his ilk
and mopped up every drop he spilt
This was his lot in life

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December 16, 2016

Yule Babies (Christmas Poetry Challenge…Sort Of)

by Renwick Berchild

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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I drink Rose.
I don’t care who you tell.
Warm cordials of blackberry indigo;
the expensive flutes
come out of the cupboard; apple cider, warm
cocoa, champagne
that wanes
with the wintry night.

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December 16, 2016

Festive Food (Christmas Poetry Challenge)

by kim blades, writer

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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For some there is steaming hot turkey,

aromatic stuffing, golden roast potatoes,

colourful cooked veges and thick savoury gravy –

comfort food to warm girls and fellows

celebrating Christmas in winter.

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December 16, 2016

A Jewish Nativity Narrative Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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This snippet’s lost in Christmas lore joy.
Baby Jesus was not the first “Goy.”
Here’s what most Christians miss –

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December 15, 2016

Piece by Piece ~ Christmas Poetry Challenge

by Anita Lubesh

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I can’t wait to be back home
where the cold mingles with the dawn
and water drips delicately down the pane
catching the chilled air that still smiles
with the sunshine –
it has no aching bones.

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December 15, 2016

Mistletoe Haiku

by Rhyme In Time

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem


Hang the mistletoe.
Watch the ladies come and go.
Step in from the snow?

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December 14, 2016

Christmas, what Christmas: Poetry challenge

by Harry

thhPoetry challenge: Christmas poem.


No Christmas day for me again

just like every other day before

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November 29, 2016

Anticipation

by Morgan

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Caress of Autumn

Winter Opening her wings

Anticipation

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November 12, 2016

A Voice for the Voiceless – Update/Request

by Peter Notehelfer
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              Rainer Maria Rilke
            by Leonid Pasternak

Greetings!
In September I put out a Poetry Challenge to any/all who might be interested
in submitting a poem for a project I called ‘Voices for the Voiceless’. About 20
of you responded with creative and diverse contributions, something for which
I’m deeply grateful. Unfortunately my computer has had a ‘crash’ and I have
only been able to recover a few of those poems . . . I feel terrible about that!

If you submitted a poem OR would still like to contribute to the project, would
you please resend your submission to me at my email address: peternotehelfer@gmail.com, so that I can be certain they are included? And
please include your name, home town & country, blog site, and email address.
Thank you very much. I would like to finish this project before December if I can.
Peter Notehelfer

From my September 25 post, I reprint the following:

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November 2, 2016

Variegation – #DailyHaikuChallenge

by Morgan

Snowfall on Trees

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Lush Variegation

Autumn and Winter Fusing

Sensations Mingling

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