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Blotted Ink with a Broken Quill

United States

13 years old.
In love with books.
Ranger's Apprentice. 1
Dawn of Wonder. 2
Wings of Fire. 3
Warriors. 4
Percy Jackson. 5

ENFP-T

Coldplay.
Beatles.

Guitarist.
Artist.
Screamer.
Lover.
Actor.

Join Date: September 12, 2018

Message from Writer

I have found that what I put here before was very deep.
Nah...
Just wanted to say hi.
So hello.

And remember that whoever you are, however you look, in what way you think, what you drink, how you express yourself, how you write, what music you listen to, and even how long your fingernails are, the only real thing about you is what you decide to be.

SHORT POEM CONTEST WINNERS

January 23, 2019

FREE WRITING

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Thanks to all for supporting me so heavily on my second ever contest, and I so enjoyed each entry.
Details:
Prompt 1: Write a short poem that relates to a life and death cycle. It doesn't have to say any of this in it, just be related to it.  
Word Count: 4 words to 4 sentences. 
Prompt 2: Write a poem that relates to the experience of a superpower- flying, breathing underwater, teleporting, ect. 
Word Count:  5 words to 5 sentences. 
Prompt 3: Write a poem that relates to the feeling of losing something—it could be something as mundane as a quarter, or as important as a family member. 
5 words to 5 sentences.

You can find the original piece here.
Before I judge anything, I want to say that this sight fills me with joy, and you guys are pretty much my brothers and sisters.


Prompt 1:

1st: Majestically Awkward Mantee
the solitary of living in hidden deserts 
under descending stars 
at last, the sparrow has perished 
life or death is just a heartbeat away


This piece left me wondering, and it was so vived and clear, yet still held mystery. Great job!

Honorable Mention: Dmoral13
Life and Death fell in love, 
Life sends death gifts, 
Death keeps them for eternity, 
Our lives are those gifts, 
Death shows us eternity.


This piece seemed to juxtapose the to forms of change as one, which rang true with me.


Prompt 2:

1st: Christy Wisdom
I've always wanted to see 
The world. I never thought 
I'd teleport out of it 
It's beautiful; I'm suffocating. Woops.


I find this hilarious, and it fit the prompt perfectly. I love it.

Honorable Mention: ​Ryder
The air so cold flies past my face 
The ground below is standing in place.
The dragon's wings like thunder beat 
I hold on tight; can't loose my seat.


This seemed to encapsulate the idea of flight, and it told its own story. It also rhymed, which is nice.


Prompt 3:

1st: The Bubbling Pen
I believe I have lost 
my imagination. 
I can see it stumbling about in a desert of snarky comments shaped as desert thorns, sweltering under the sun’s fierce and disapproving gaze, falling subject to the scorn of onlookers who fly on vultures’ backs, drowning in the quicksand of destructive criticism… 
But as I see it stumbling and sweltering, falling and drowning, I finally see my imagination 
rise above it all.


I thought this poem was abstract in a way that ignited the imagination—rather than detracting—and the figurative language was beautiful.​

Honorable Mention: Anha
I wander like a lost Traveler, 
Embarking across desert sands, 
The mind numbing rhythm of feet on crumbling stone, 
Seeking an oasis I know not. 
I wander like a Traveler, 
For I have lost myself.


This piece was melancholy, and it also took you on a journey through the crumbling of life.

(I don't exactly know why, but deserts are very common in this competition.) \/(^-^)\/

Thank you all so much!

A list of all the people who participated in no particular order:

Secret Rose

Kahasai

Masestically Awkward Manatee

AJ - Izzy

Anha

Opal Drop

Dmoral13

Christy Wisdom

The Bubbling Pen

Ryder




 

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9 Comments
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    Thanks!!!! Congrats to all the winners!! I can't believe I just saw this. It was a really cool prompt and I was really excited for the winners to come out, and I just remembered that today. Thanks for hosting such a cool contest with awesome prompts!!!! :DD


    7 months ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Great job ya'll!! Wow, those are so good, congrats to everyone! :)


    8 months ago
  • Quille

    Awesome guys! And fantastic choices for the winners. Congrats everybody :DD


    8 months ago
  • Kahasai

    Thanks for hosting the contest. It was fun.

    Congratulations to the winners!


    8 months ago
  • Dmoral13

    I loved this prompt! Thanks for liking mine so much. Great contest!


    8 months ago
  • Ryder

    Thanks for giving me honorable mention! This prompt was so fun!


    8 months ago
  • Anha

    thanks for the honourable mention! i can't remember if there are prizes or not, so i will be happy with the feeling of success (and crushing the competition jk jk)


    8 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Woah! Thank you so so much for 1st prize in the 3rd prompt :) I haven't actually read the other entries yet, so I'll be sure to check it out (and look for the deserts) Thanks for the contest <3


    8 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Thanks so much!! This was really fun, and I really enjoyed it :)


    8 months ago