Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#1
Hey all,

I'm pretty excited about the new duels activity that Wing announced.  As such, this is my *drumroll* 
OPEN POETRY CHALLENGE THREAD!

These are the rules if you want to challenge me:

1.  Post a poem in this thread.
Example:   "@BC!  Here is a haiku!"  or, "Take this poem about cats!"  hahahaha (laughing is optional)
        ----All poems must be new for this thread.  Don't go grabbing poems you spent a month writing 

2.  Request a Seal of Approval for the challenge at http://royalroadl.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=70401

3.  I will reply to your post with a poem either in your poem's style or using the same subject matter

4.  First RRL staff member to declare a victor ends the challenge!  (and declares a victor, obvi)

5. Phat Lootz:  

If you win:

I will publicly acknowledge your win in the next chapter of my story, Delvers LLC.  I will also include a link (and blurb) to a story of your choice /or/ write a review for a story of your choice. 

If I win:

You must include a link to my story, Delvers LLC in the next chapter of your story /or/ give me a review on my story. :)

So who's feeling froggy?  Jump! (poetically)

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#4
5/15/2016 10:19:32 PMj0nn0 Wrote: [ -> ]@BC, I'm in.
Form: Haiku
Subject: Infomercial (any product, real or fake)

Sham-Cow! Holy cow!
It's a tasty steak dinner.
It also cleans stuff.

Spoiler: P.s.
The review, does it have to be advanced? Or at least a quality review? Crud reviews will not be accepted no matter what.

Oh, and I also posted the duel request in Wing's thread.


Haha!  My first victim... I mean challenger.

Since this is my very first duel, I will not only match the style, but the subject as well!

Tasty non-beef treats
Cows all line up and implore
"Moo, Eat Mor Chikn"


Spoiler: Reviews
I'm intending all reviews to be /real/ reviews.  That means I won't demnd 600 words, but real effort should be made.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#7
@Monsoon117 I'm in a lyrical mood. I'm joining in.

Colder than winter, deeper than black
I look to my neighbors, what do I lack?

Their things! Their things! Their glorious things!
With bells and whistles, it even sings!

In the darkness I lurk, cold as these stones
If only I had their things, I could warm my bones.

If not! If not! It's all for naught!
My heart remains chilled, frozen with rot.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#8
5/16/2016 6:11:01 AMMonsoon117 Wrote: [ -> ]A poem about jealousy with the theme of ice. 

Cold, dire, tire and frenzy.
Chill to bone, turned stone from envy.

Frost, lost, fall, once free.
As below, no longer lowly.

Sink, stone, shatter, still icy.
Find your fire, rebuild slowly.

Fear, sear, still mighty.
Frost-fire feelings we set free.

^ after a few second thoughts.



5/16/2016 6:19:25 AMj0nn0 Wrote: [ -> ]@Monsoon117 I'm in a lyrical mood. I'm joining in.

Colder than winter, deeper than black
I look to my neighbors, what do I lack?

Their things! Their things! Their glorious things!
With bells and whistles, it even sings!

In the darkness I lurk, cold as these stones
If only I had their things, I could warm my bones.

If not! If not! It's all for naught!
My heart remains chilled, frozen with rot.


Pretty solid I'd say, almost completely composed,

but you left a single crack revealed and exposed!

Now I'll exploit the feature you posed;

an aspect of jealousy before you closed.

Things and things you did propose,

but you never mentioned the traits enclosed.

Charm, love, feelings of affection,

they all assist with the envy of perfection.

So watch the paleness of your complexion,

lest you be left without any mention.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#10
i drank wine once with the nicest girl as we spent time watching the starry night unfurl
       It was cold, it was damp and somewhere nearby was something that stank
         It did not matter, for we were young and the wine only made it more fun
              After some talking she gave me her number and I gave her mine
                 The fun continued  along with the everpresent ticking of time
                     but our hearts sank with the rising of our planets shine
                        if you have not guessed yet, I am talking of the sun 
                        but never ever had the sun made me feel so glum 
                          For the fairytale had ended when my heart felt
                                                it had just begun
                                                         When
                                                             I
                                                            sit
                                                         alone
                                                             I
                                                           find
                                                           my
                                                          heart
                                                         prone
                                                            to
                                                         return
                                                      to that day
                                        I think it was somewhere in May
                               When i sat and drank wine with the nicest girl
                    On a day that was cold, damp and something nearby stank
              Why does my heart yearn if I had her number, are you getting a blank?
  The answer is the wine, for it made us numb but also incredibility outrageously dumb...

( I like poems because you don't have to worry about grammar so much)

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#12
Your open challenge was hijacked. 
Quote: 
Participants: BlaiseCorvin Vs. Anybody (open challenge) + j0nn0


As you can see the request that received a seal was you vs anyone on this thread. Meaning, this entire thread already received the seal and only one winner will be crowned.

I really like 2 poems here. But, this seems fun so I will leave it opened for few more days, maybe those who misunderstood @BlaiseCorvin could have a chance to add more entries themselves. 


So far 5 challengers j0nn0 Vs Zanderkoala Vs BlaiseCorvin vs Monsoon117 Vs Mr Sir. I send PMs to confirm with them if they understand and if they would uphold their end of the inner reward if they lost. If not, I won't consider them as challengers.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#13
In a tavern I sat-

Twas in the tavern I sat, with a wench on my lap.
Sipping on a warm mug of ale.
In the air was a song, and by a bard twas it strung, singing of a maiden fair.

So in the tavern I sit, and with my mates I quip, bragging of past glories and deeds.
For in the past we were strong, and our glories were long, which we told with a song in the air.

In a tavern I'll sit, with no more mates with left to quip.
Reciting stories to my grandchildren there.
Telling them of how I was strong, and my glories were long, all to the song of a maiden fair.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#14
Hi all - I'm out of the running.

I originally intended this thread to be 1 on 1 duels between myself and others but it seems the duel seal we got is for a battle royal that I am not even remotely interested in.

Good luck to everyone!


I will write a random poem to say goodbye:

-Perspective-
Vast and dark, impenetrable in its breadth
Freezing expanses of inky black
The winking lights of beginnings,
Of endings.
History inscribed in light, events from the past.
Other worlds
The heart quickens with untapped adventure
A voyage between stars, the final frontier
Majesty painted across a lightless canvas
Billions of light years, but a breath
Constantly expanding, violence begetting form
The universe, galaxies spinning around black holes,
dancing in silent circles, dancing with gravity
Heavenly bodies exploding, fireworks of the cosmos
Unimaginable power and energy
Translating across time and space for millennia
We are truly insignificant
These silly, hairless apes
With delusions of grandeur
And reality TV

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#15
5/18/2016 3:01:44 PMBlaiseCorvin Wrote: [ -> ]Hi all - I'm out of the running.

I originally intended this thread to be 1 on 1 duels between myself and others but it seems the duel seal we got is for a battle royal that I am not even remotely interested in.

Good luck to everyone!


I will write a random poem to say goodbye:

-Perspective-
Vast and dark, impenetrable in its breadth
Freezing expanses of inky black
The winking lights of beginnings,
Of endings.
History inscribed in light, events from the past.
Other worlds
The heart quickens with untapped adventure
A voyage between stars, the final frontier
Majesty painted across a lightless canvas
Billions of light years, but a breath
Constantly expanding, violence begetting form
The universe, galaxies spinning around black holes,
dancing in silent circles, dancing with gravity
Heavenly bodies exploding, fireworks of the cosmos
Unimaginable power and energy
Translating across time and space for millennia
We are truly insignificant
These silly, hairless apes
With delusions of grandeur
And reality TV


Rip.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#17
5/18/2016 5:08:50 PMj0nn0 Wrote: [ -> ]Gah! B.C. bailed on us! You should have made it more clear in your intro! You said it was an open challenge so anybody could join...

Oh well. Does that mean since the original defaulted, we win? Is it null and void? Or shall we continue just because and the single winner just gets bragging rights?


I just talked to Wing - I am going to make a new thread after she finds a winner from this one. Tongue

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#19
I couldn't get Blaise's original comment about the silly cat out of my skull, so I just ran with it.  I wanted to write something nuts with a fun rhythm (too much reading Silverstein and Suess to my kids, and a whole lot of coffee... and this is the result) Wink

I don't know who is challenging who to what or when at this point, so I'm just gonna post it.  Enjoy.

~~~

Catnip Espresso

Espresso and chatter, catnip and string,
Me and the cat haven’t blinked since last spring.
We dance without music, what a wonderful thing,
Catnip and chatter, espresso and string.


String and espresso, catnip and chatter,
Cat and I twitch to this beat like mad hatters.
He's chasing my tail - whose tail? Does it matter?
Catnip and string, espresso and chatter.


Chatter and string, catnip espresso,
Something went wrong, went wrong - hear the echo?
The cat took my cup and the 'nip' will not let go,
String and the catnip, chatter espresso.


Espresso and string, chatter and catnip,
Chasing insane on a long, tall, and fat trip.
Me and the cat take a jittery last sip,
String and the chatter, espresso and catnip.


Espresso and chatter, catnip and string,
We cut ourselves off, crashing hard ‘till next spring.
Then dream of life boring, what a glorious thing.
Catnip and chatter, espresso and string.

RE: Open poetry challenge! (for duels)

#20
5/18/2016 6:32:31 PM Wrote: [ -> ]I couldn't get Blaise's original comment about the silly cat out of my skull, so I just ran with it.  I wanted to write something nuts with a fun rhythm (too much reading Silverstein and Suess to my kids, and a whole lot of coffee... and this is the result) Wink

I don't know who is challenging who to what or when at this point, so I'm just gonna post it.  Enjoy.

~~~

Catnip Espresso

Espresso and chatter, catnip and string,
Me and the cat haven’t blinked since last spring.
We dance without music, what a wonderful thing,
Catnip and chatter, espresso and string.


String and espresso, catnip and chatter,
Cat and I twitch to this beat like mad hatters.
He's chasing my tail - whose tail? Does it matter?
Catnip and string, espresso and chatter.


Chatter and string, catnip espresso,
Something went wrong, went wrong - hear the echo?
The cat took my cup and the 'nip' will not let go,
String and the catnip, chatter espresso.


Espresso and string, chatter and catnip,
Chasing insane on a long, tall, and fat trip.
Me and the cat take a jittery last sip,
String and the chatter, espresso and catnip.


Espresso and chatter, catnip and string,
We cut ourselves off, crashing hard ‘till next spring.
Then dream of life boring, what a glorious thing.
Catnip and chatter, espresso and string.


I like it!
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