Don’t!

Don’t!

Don’t challenge
and you won’t know

Don’t follow
and you won’t grow

Don’t plant your dream
and you won’t sow

Don’t try
and you won’t know,

Can’t see
so you don’t find

Can’t feel
so you don’t mind

Can’t hear so you
don’t bind

Can’t speak so
you don’t shine

Don’t!
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Aura Angel

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The Wolf

I want to feel the moon’s soft touch on my back
Her light caress me as I run
Sheath by darkness
My path illuminated only by her light
I want to feel branches scar my skin as I run
The pain unnoticed in my excitement
Branches belonging only to the forest
My home
The home hidden in the dark
The woman of the house is the only lamp around
My cry to her is that of a child to its mother
I cry to my mother with my howl
She never answers
She doesn’t have to
I hear her silent whispers to me in the dead night
Whispers no one can hear
They say I hear voices
They say I am crazy
There is only one voice
The voice of my mother, of the moon
I run enough and I will find them
My family
Brothers and sisters bonded my soul rather than blood
They hear her whispers
I’m not alone
Finally
Finally I wake in the correct body
Finally I wake as the Wolf
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Rachel Roth

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My Castle Of Emotions

“Jump in,” they say,
“To the great unknown
of friendship”

“I’m here if you want to talk”
And so desperately I do
But I can’t find words to say

You see I’ve built these walls
Barriers of comfort and protection
Cinderblocks of defense
To shield bombs of vulnerability,
missiles to my self esteem,
grenades of shame,
raids on my emotions

While I sit inside my castle of emotions
Helpless
Heartless
And
Alone

I’d like to let you in
But I’m scared
I’m terrified
How will I make you feel?
What will you say?

I am not worthy
Don’t waste your time

For years my castle of emotions has stood
Stood the test of faded friendships,
transitions,
and death
The partitions are strong
And friendship is
The great unknown

So I’ll sit in my castle of emotions
Helpless
Heartless
Unworthy
And
(Not)
Alone.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Chandler Shepherd

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Latest Imagination

I want a beautiful car
Which can go to the universe and star
I want a Jupiter ball
Because I want to play with a big football

I want a computer
It should be like a god’s computer
Which can store my happiness
Where sadness can be destroyed

I want a mobile
Which can help me talking with the aliens
I want a pair of shoes
Which can take me to god

I want my favorite’s food
Which helps me to become healthier
I want a holiday in school
But all this is like making a April fool
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Somil Shah

 

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Pieces

You broke me, you know
you shattered me, I’m telling you
I hurt day after day
the sound of your name kills me
Your gifts haunt me, I want to burn them
but I can’t get myself to do it
Your words replay in my mind
they tear me into pieces
I want to scream and tell the world,
I’m broken can’t you see?
Revenge is what anyone would seek
but, not me
I wish you happiness
I wish you smiles that never end
I wish you health and love
Because no matter what…
I still love you
Even though because of you, I’m torn
I’m torn into pieces
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Brenda Teresa Raya.

 

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Night, Night

The bun in your hair, the freckles on your chest
Those are the shapes I love the best.
The wrinkles in your frown, the warmth of your grin
And that cute little dip in the center of your chin.
The way you made me giggle, and kissed my funny bone
Too bad the man in heaven, doesn’t have a phone.
With those little green marbles staring down at me with joy
I’d pick a second with you, over my most favorite toy.
Before you were my Grandma and now you are my Angel
Maybe tonight you’ll come by and rock my cradle.
Wishing you were here, although I know you are far
I bet you are up there dancing with the moon and the stars.
I have to say goodnight now, it’s time for me to sleep
But don’t you worry Grandma, I’m only yours to keep.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Mariana Rios.

 

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A Spanish Lullaby

Your champagne-colored hair
was veiled from the red brewing sun
under a ribbons-plaited bonnet white
you looked sidelong about the garden green
crooning then a Spanish lullaby,

fair curls spilled on bent shoulders loose
as rich turns of laughter dimpled your cheeks aglow
while swiftly stirred the pleated skirt a gushing breeze
raised up the tulle-laced panels with cream-stitched petals high,

into such brightness of air your rhythms rose
beyond the jutting boughs where scarlet flowers dwelt
its smoky chords scoured the listening groves
for some songbird who’d chime along with your throaty peals,

you skipped bare feet upon the tall grass cambered low
and seven and six and five and four and three and two
the soaring notes from lips bare of varnished rouge
trickled down like iced-sugar leafs strewed on blossoms’ skin.
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Lana Bella.

 

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