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Poll: Poetry Contest #13 (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the best?

  1. Petite Fleur - [Untitled] (4 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. mantisstalker - The Laughing Man (4 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. diezdragon - The Rift (5 votes [31.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  4. Metal Heart - The Summer Horror (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. ZCOverload - Red and Silence (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  6. Sloan - [Untitled] (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  7. Oben - Fun Fun Fun (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

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#1 Oben



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:33 PM

Welcome to the Voting for Poetry Contest #13!
The theme was "Horror"
The poll should be self-explanatory. Please vote objectively, and fair. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.
Please also post your opinions/criticism in the thread.
Here are the entries for this round:



Spoiler The laughing man


Spoiler The rift


Spoiler The Summer Horror


Spoiler Red and Silence




Spoiler Fun Fun Fun

Voting closes one week from now (June 7th)

Edited by Oben, 31 May 2014 - 04:44 PM.

#2 diezdragon


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:25 AM

...We could post opinions/criticism, right?


Petite Fleur - As a hater of all hairy eight-legged things, I can say this poem is horrifying. Short, relevant and certainly in every way befitting its writer. I like it.

Mantis - I like it a lot. I'm having a hard time saying why, but I think the fluctuating form and language of the poem combined with the slow realization of what has actually happened did it for me. 

Metal - I really like the idea behind this. A poor icecream meeting his death beneath the most terrifying monster imaginable to a small sugary treat. The only thing I'm scratching my head over is the line "Like ice cream", which you might've put in there to signify that the victim here is NOT an ice cream cone, but someone else. Regardless executed in a very fitting "though-by-though" manner for maximum effect.

ZCOverload - It's a good poem. But I personally think many of the more effective lines of this poem also were too quick or "overused", in the manner that we've all probably seen a psycho in a manga say the same thing before. Still very interesting when put in a poem like this, and the last lines finished it off perfectly.

Sloan - Despite the "free verse" form, it seems oddly "musical" or "mechanical". I find myself making it into some sort of some song every time I read it which, intended or not, is really impressive. The meaning itself is interesting. I'm interpreting as such that someone has a very good friend who is very hard to reach but also "evil" in some way. 

Oben - Talk about rhymes in this one. You definitely know how to maintain a "flow" and make the most out of every word you picked. I've read two of your previous works from the previous poetry and short story contest, and this one is relatively easier to understand and more "light" in meaning, which I neither see as an improvement nor a flaw. You write what you write, and most times it comes out in the form of a great piece.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 09:18 AM

@diezdragon That is not what I was thinking at all actually, but I like your interpretation XD

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:07 PM

@Sloan - Bro. ;a; *hugs*


@Oben - Likes yours too.

Edited by Rimi, 01 June 2014 - 03:07 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:22 PM

Lel, I really didn't try all that hard. It definitely could've been better.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:27 AM

It was hard to choose who to vote for. 

There are three poems that really feel "poetic" (if I might say) to me, and choosing between them was truly difficult. 


Oben's poem: it is a piece of art, its form is beautiful, and even the meaning was there. It makes a really good poem. 

Metal Heart's poem: I love it because of how strong his images are; it's really suggestive and both its syntax and its disposition give it meaning. And that atmosphere.  

And Mantisstalker's poem: the one I voted for; first, because its form is really good, it flows well, and second, because of how suggestive it is too. It manages to build a whole atmosphere that fits the theme pretty well, and it conveys such strong feelings, thus my choice. 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

I voted for ZC's even though it seems over-used it definitely has a nice actual horror vibe of the one whom is committing the acts of horror

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Voting is Over!


In a close contest, @diezdragon has taken won first place and will choose the theme for the next round.

On a tied second place, we find @mantisstalker and @Petite Fleur .

Edited by Oben, 07 June 2014 - 02:33 PM.