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  • Jasmine Kaur (9/21/2013 4:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Folding leaves hold memories of a thousand ages
    Their fragile golden skin filled with black curves
    Lives lived and never lived etched indelibly
    Fantasy and horror spilling lost tales
    With love pouring in droplets of rain
    And stars singing you to sleep

    If you liked this please vote:


  • Rookie - 1st Stage Elena Sandu (9/20/2013 10:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Dear PoemHunter contest organizers, congratulation for this activity, poets of all over the world reading and sharing, what a great joy! Please could you put up the rules for the contest again?Could we vote excellent for more than one poem?How many poems are in the contest?Is there a way to have displayed the list of the poems?

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    • Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage Khairul Ahsan (9/24/2013 7:53:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes, they deserve all our thanks for organizing the contest. I would expect a little more transparency and a little more elaboration on the contest rules. My contest status has not changed in two days ... more

  • Freshman - 2nd Stage Bri Edwards (9/20/2013 6:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    can anyone tell me (please) how to find a poem (i know its name and author's name) which has been submitted to the contest now in progress
    on poemhunter, WITHOUT having to click through scores (hundreds?) of poem titles looking for it? i do not plan to enter a poem myself, but i've
    been asked to look at and vote on a friend's poem. THANKS. bri :)
    p.s. i found the poem once after minutes of clicking, but i accidentally clicked it away and could not figure out a way to go back to it.

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    • Freshman - 2nd Stage Brian Johnston (10/9/2014 12:45:00 PM) Post reply

      Well, having tried to teach you things before and failed miserably each time, once more I leap into the breach... HA! breach |breCH| noun 1 an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreem ... more

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Elena Sandu (9/20/2013 9:47:00 PM) Post reply

      Good question! I hope it will be answered. For now maybe there is only one thing that you can do, ask your friend to send you the link. Good luck

  • Freshman - 2nd Stage Vikas Joshi (9/20/2013 8:54:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi everybody, here is a little poem written by me.
    Read and vote,

  • Freshman - 2nd Stage Biljana Popovic (9/20/2013 12:54:00 AM) Post reply

    Good morning to all of you! My contest poem is about lave lost in the civil war in ex-Yugoslavia. Two lovers meet after 20 years- Vote if You like it - http://www.poemhunter.com/contest-vote/the-return-58/

  • Freshman - 2nd Stage John Estipona (9/19/2013 11:56:00 PM) Post reply

    The Lord is Good

    It doesn’t matter what I am to others, what matter the most is “I know the fact that He knows me and accepted me completely.

    Though he must be the last person I want if not ever wanting to. If only I can hide myself from him I will. But even this thought is not unknown to him, that is when I did not yet know this fact that He knows completely my ins and out, yet accepted me completely for what I am.

    Have I not known this fact: I would have envied you & others, for I know in my heart that He knows you particularly, pouring blessings you and others have….

    I thought for awhile, “Though I was not being rewarded for what I thought I should deserved like others do, blessings I didn't deserved was all I have been receiving all the while! ”

    In the end I realized, all the Goodness that I did not deserved was the one installed for me!


  • Freshman - 2nd Stage John Estipona (9/19/2013 11:56:00 PM) Post reply

    God’s Designed for Me
    Excerpt by Kai Lim

    At the dawn of my life, I shall look to the advent of the light.
    Blissfully ignorant, a happy creature of nature with neither dreams nor cares. I exist and I am glad.

    In the morning of my life, I shall look up to the sky, bath my face in sunshine, and bask in the glory of God’s smile. I see only the ever-expanding horizon, hear the siren call of foreign tongues, and feel the tug of strange and wondrous lands.

    In the noontime of my life, I shall look askance at the shadows newly gather at my feet. They mirror to my motions and mock my stance. They are a contrast of my corporeal wants and my ethereal needs.

    In the twilight of my life, I shall look to the dusk and I shall gather within me, my memories of loves, of kindness, and of travels. Though the shadows lengthen and the darkness deepens, still I shall fear no evil.

    In the evening of my life when the light has faded, I shall open my eyes and shine out like a beacon. For within me is the memory of light, of love, and of the goodness of the Lord. And I shall have no fear of the silence and of the darkness to come.

  • Freshman - 2nd Stage John Estipona (9/19/2013 11:54:00 PM) Post reply

    Past, Present and Future

    I love the present as I cherished the past!
    While I let go of the Past, I move on to the Present
    And work to the betterment of the Future...

    For I know all things are made perfect,
    through the past to the present,
    leaving all the rest to Jesus to be the Lord of my Future!

    Mahal ko ang kasalukuyan kasabay sa pag gunita ng aking nakaraan!
    Sa pag palaya ko ng aking nakaraan, ako'y tumuloy sa kasalukuyan
    Para buohin ang aking hinaharap…

    Datapwat ako’y naniniwala, lahat ng bagay ay may sadyang kabuohan,
    Simula sa nakaraan tungo sa hanganan ng kasalukuyan,
    Ipinaubaya ko kay Jesus na siyang aking panginoon ang aking hinaharap!

  • Rookie - 1st Stage Joaquin Santana (9/19/2013 7:12:00 PM) Post reply

    Hey whats a good average when you get votes on your poem?How does this work?Do you get 1 point for excellent, .50 points for excellent,1 point for fair, .50 for fair and so on?

  • Rookie - 1st Stage Uca Tri Agusla Budiastuti (9/19/2013 5:52:00 PM) Post reply

    My poem 'Her Dejected Plot' is eagerly waiting for you to read and criticize!
    As I am always blind to find its flaws myself (even when I know flaws are everywhere) , I need someone to point that out for me! So I give this student-to-teacher-stare for you, just in case you don't mind to kindly check out my poem for this student of yours: -)

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