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  • Anntelope Ardolino (7/31/2012 5:11:00 PM) Post reply

    " Too Damn Hot"

    The desert cactus
    Shows God its middle finger
    To tell Him " thankyou."
    © Anntelope 2001

  • Allie Whitehead (7/31/2012 8:31:00 AM) Post reply

    how do u get into the poetry contest??

  • Adam M. Snow Rookie - 1st Stage (7/27/2012 4:48:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    ****Please Comment****

    Through the Eyes of the Untold Lore

    Through these stained eyes, dark is all I see
    yet I try to live, believing this is me.
    But all I could do is place my heart on a page,
    and watch it rot away with every age.

    All I am through your eyes is a ghost,
    whom you don't dare miss the most.
    All you are through my eyes, is hopelessness;
    but my words I write are my distress.

    Peaking through my once soulless muse,
    as my heart lies victim to your solemn abuse.
    I live to be your puppet, nothing more
    but I am a writer of many lore.

    And as I dare write with missing heart,
    it is with you whom my stories start.

    -Adam M. Snow

    If you like this poem, please check out any of my other poems

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    • Reyvrex Questor Reyes Rookie - 1st Stage (8/8/2012 1:02:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      The sentiments here are deep and nicely told. I enjoyed reading as I like the rhythm and the flow, being also a writer of sonnets, myself.

    • Joseph Ojogba Daniel Rookie - 1st Stage (8/7/2012 4:30:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      how did i miss this?I love diz poem, especially the last stanza and the line that says 'i place my thought in a page and allow it rot through the age'

  • Harshal Joshi Rookie - 1st Stage (7/27/2012 3:41:00 AM) Post reply

    I forgot the streets in which I used to walk……
    I forgot the senseless things I used to talk…….

    I forgot the joy of completing all homework……
    After which I had no other work…..

    I forgot the nights thunder would scare…....
    On toys when I used to stare………..

    I forgot the time I used to play…..
    With dust and clay

  • Issam Hal Rookie - 1st Stage (7/26/2012 6:15:00 PM) Post reply

    Share the poems with you!

  • Ni Lucy Rookie - 1st Stage (7/24/2012 9:58:00 PM) Post reply

    Share the poems with you!

    On the Idle Hill of Summer

    -Alfred Edward Housman

    On the idle hill of summer,
    Sleepy with the flow of streams,
    Far I hear the steady drummer
    Drumming like a noise in dreams.

    Far and near and low and louder
    On the roads of earth go by,
    Dear to friends and food for powder,
    Soldiers marching, all to die.

    East and west on fields forgotten
    Bleach the bones of comrades slain,
    Lovely lads and dead and rotten;
    None that go return again.

    Far the calling bugles hollo,
    High the screaming fife replies,
    Gay the files of scarlet follow:
    Woman bore me, I will rise.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/24/2012 3:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Poetry Contest
    Deadline: 15 September 2012

    Contest Rules:

    This year’s incarnation of the SFPA’s speculative poetry contest is open to all poets, including non-SFPA-members. Prizes will be awarded for best poem in 3 categories: Dwarf (poems 1–10 lines): Short (11–49 lines [prose poems 0–499 words]): Long (50 lines and more [prose 500 words and up]) . A special prize for the best poem by a non-SFPA-member poet (chosen from entries of any length) will also be awarded. All sub-genres of speculative fiction allowed in any form.

    Judge: Andrew Joron, a prominent science-fiction poet.

    Send no more than one previously unpublished poem per category (Dwarf, Short, Long) . Submission deadline is Sept.15,2012. Winners announced on November 1,2012.

    Submission guidelines:

    Submissions by e-mail only to
    Send no more than one poem per category.

    Poems must be included in the body of the e-mail or sent as.rtf attachments; no other methods will be accepted. If a poem contains unique formatting, please send it in.rtf format. Please use single spacing; if pasting into e-mail from a.doc, convert your poems to plain text format. Indicate indentation with spaces, NOT tabs, and italics with _underlines_.

    Indicate if you are NOT an SFPA member; an additional prize will be awarded to the best poem by a non-member.

    Confirmation of receipt of your submission should follow within 2 days.
    Announcement of winners will be posted on the SFPA website by November 1,2012


    1st prize in each category (Dwarf, Short, Long, Non-Member) : $50 cash plus one-year membership (membership extension or cash equivalent where applicable) plus publications donated by membership. Choice of one publication donated by SFPA members for runners-up. Publication on Poetry Planet ( podcast magazine and on the SFPA website for winners and runners-up.

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  • Kaila George Rookie - 1st Stage (7/15/2012 11:25:00 PM) Post reply

    Oh I thought this was for contest's my bad....ummm just wondering...are there contests to have here....if so please let me know...thank you for your time.

  • Walija Amir Rookie - 1st Stage (7/4/2012 2:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi guys!
    I'm new to poemhunter nd I really want ur feedbacks on my poems..looking forward.
    Best regards.
    Walija Amir

  • Drew Anderson Rookie - 1st Stage (6/25/2012 3:01:00 PM) Post reply

    Well not for sure I dont if your new or not but i am new so im asking the same question, if any of you members know anything about this event please post thanks in advance :)

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