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    Wow! Thank you Wolf! And thanks to everyone who competed, all the poems were definitely pretty interesting and avant-garde!

    Alright, I guess we'll continue the contest in this thread. So, the style will continue to be 'avant-garde' (a term I'll define as being "in a style unusual enough to be surprising and even shocking"), and the theme will be:

    emotionless motion.

    Good luck! The deadline is set to be September 16th, a month from today. I will do my best to judge it on time.

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    what is emotionless motion?
    a movement without a feeling??
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    That's it! But, this being a rebellious, avant-garde contest, you can really write about whatever you please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lykren View Post
    That's it! But, this being a rebellious, avant-garde contest, you can really write about whatever you please.
    thank you Lykren.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Emotion Motion, What a Notion...

    Heartbeat of American, emotionless machine
    Nightly rides the Nightmare crushing hope and dreams
    A mirage in the desert, photographed and still unreal
    Emotions move through motions like a carnival barker's spiel

    Emotion moves within concrete canyons, chased by bogus words
    Sand, fantasy, and moonbeams, shiny but unheard
    The rhythm of emotion moves along a winding stream
    Reflections in a mirrored glass, illusion always on the scene

    Dark thoughts and darker voices, spiel of vicious hate
    Tongues seared by flaming words loose all sense of taste
    Animated skeletons pretending emotion sets them free
    Beneath the shroud is emptiness, emotion sets its teeth

    Vision blinded by bitter memory, wishing one could forget
    Emotion still in motion spinning tires in slick grass
    We dig our graves with our tongues, dunce cap on upon a stool
    Emotion is a heartless b***h, draining life and making fools...

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    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    We have some time left, but we need a lot more competitors, please!

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    Now

    Going south on I-65 north of Lowell I pointed out to Alice a billboard
    with white letters on a black background reminding us that “HELL
    IS REAL” but she was more interested in why I refused to put
    a period in my poetry except at the very end and I told her it’s
    because I didn’t want to and since I was the one writing it I could
    do what I wanted and she reminded me that she was the only
    one reading it and if she wanted a period every now and then I
    better give her periods and she said I was making her mad and
    I got the silent treatment alternated with unsilent hell and I figured
    since we were on a long trip we might as well get along and so
    I put one in just like this . and asked her if she was happy now.
    Last edited by YesNo; 08-31-2014 at 09:07 AM.

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    Thanks YesNo! But we still need more.

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    Eh, I'll see if the spirit moves me. Although I don't think I have an avant garde bone in my body, sadly. BTW, congrats, Lykren, on winning the last contest! It was a great poem.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
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    what is avant garde
    if not a bard
    initiating
    hard
    a spin on a poet's
    card?
    a sudden motion
    soft but
    sullen
    emotionless
    solo
    against
    the torrid
    devotion
    of connotative
    versus debilitation
    words
    speak
    the litterateur
    breach
    but does not
    concern
    and
    the message
    emerge:
    write as you
    stir or spur
    and the rest
    should myrrh.
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    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Okay, time's up! Thank you all for competing, though *ahem* I wish you more of you had. Although maybe that speaks more to my skill as an organizer than anything else. Anyways, I will now announce the winner! And the winner is

    ...

    YesNo! Whose poem had a quiet humor to it. Thank you very much for the honor of judging, folks. Looking forward to the contest hosted by YesNo. Here is the winning poem once again:

    Now:

    Going south on I-65 north of Lowell I pointed out to Alice a billboard
    with white letters on a black background reminding us that “HELL
    IS REAL” but she was more interested in why I refused to put
    a period in my poetry except at the very end and I told her it’s
    because I didn’t want to and since I was the one writing it I could
    do what I wanted and she reminded me that she was the only
    one reading it and if she wanted a period every now and then I
    better give her periods and she said I was making her mad and
    I got the silent treatment alternated with unsilent hell and I figured
    since we were on a long trip we might as well get along and so
    I put one in just like this . and asked her if she was happy now.

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    Congrats, YesNo! I liked your poem.

    I did write one, Lykren, I just didn't think it fit very well in this contest. I'm looking forward to the next one.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    Thank you, Lykren! And thanks, qimissung!

    I hesitate to add a theme, because I don't want to restrict any entries. So, any theme will do. The only requirement is that it be "avant-garde".

    Deadline: October 8th, 3 weeks from now.
    Last edited by YesNo; 09-17-2014 at 08:52 AM.

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    Ha ha. Congratulations Yes/No.
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    Thanks, Delta40. I think you should be able to write some pretty good avant-garde poetry, whatever avant-garde poetry is.

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