Poetize Magazine Poetry Contest

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Poetize Magazine Poetry Contest

Post by Chelle » February 8th, 2016, 2:28 am

Poetize Magazine Poetry Contest ~ Duty For Freedom
Deadline is November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM TPS Time

Form: Poetry Only - Sorry, no Prose or Short Stories
Content: There is only one constraint - your poem must be about 'Duty for Freedom' - the title, and how you explore that theme are up to you decide, so long as it does not go against the TPS' Terms of Service (clickable).

Prize: Winning poems will be printed and featured in our 2017 Edition of Poetize Magazine.

To enter, simply reply to this thread with your entry.

You may enter as many times as you like, however please do not edit your entry after posting.

Make sure that each entry is yours.

You may contribute poetry that you have already posted on our forum. If you create a new piece for the contest, you may post it on the forum in a new thread as well.

We do not have a set number of winners for this contest, it will depend on the amount of entries and the space available within the magazine.

Winners will receive a Personal Message after the competition is over to obtain personal information and permission to print their winning piece.


(If you have any questions, feel free to send me a Private Message.)

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Re: Poetize Magazine Poetry Contest

Post by riversidepoet » October 4th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Our Duty

He was my brother-in-war
I think of him still
I from West Virginia
He from the Tennessee hills
We met on a bus in Saigon
With windows and bars
The next thing we knew
We were sleeping under the stars

It all happened so fast
With no time to think
Dropped from a helicopter
In the jungle with no time to blink
Then there was gunfire
We wondered what is going on
It was only yesterday
That we had left home

As fate would have it
Together we were paired
I barely weighed a hundred
He was tall with golden hair
He insisted on digging the foxhole
I didn’t put up much of a fight
I guess he figured I didn’t know how
And soon it would be night

I carried the grenade launcher
He carried the machine gun
We were inseparable
We more or less became one
When we’d go to fire base west
He’d pull guard duty for me
This war had brought us together
So we could fight and be free

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Re: Poetize Magazine Poetry Contest

Post by riversidepoet » October 4th, 2017, 12:45 pm


Nothing worth having is free
And freedom is certainly one of these
We all have a profound duty
In our hearts we all must believe
Freedom is something that is fragile
We must fight and be willing to battle
There are those who would take it away
For our beloved America let us all pray

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Re: Poetize Magazine Poetry Contest

Post by Forestdawn » October 16th, 2017, 3:05 pm

Soldiers Of War. (Acrostic)

Tattered and torn the flag proudly waved,
High for the freedoms it soulfully saved,
Etched into stone "unknown" was engraved,

Soldiers of war.
Harrowing nights they bravely fought,
Aching for days they gravely sought,
Dreaming of home they never forgot,
Owed to the Corp.
Woe for the soldiers the shadows of men,

So solemnly sworn to die to defend,
Our country from foes without and within,
Lambs of the fold,
Dead are the soldiers no credit or fame,
Indeed were courageous but died with no name,
Endowed with no medals to faithfully claim.
Remember the bold
Shadow soldiers.

Forestdawn: Goddess of the green grove

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart." Helen Keller

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