Caption Poetry Competition!
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Posted 1/21/08 , edited 1/21/08
Poetry Caption Competition #2 (well technically the first)
I was pondering about this January/February competition and finally came to a decision. Since the outcome was favorable for both the caption competition (which previously had a large outcome) and the poetry competition (which also had a fair amount of entrants), I decided to join both together to make a Poetry Caption Competition!! Tadaaaa~!

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hm, okay well the last Poetry Competition was held here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=47354 and the last Caption Competition was here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=47349. The winners can be found here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=58760.

The rules are simple!


Below is posted a screen caption of a particular scene in an anime series. You have to compose a poem (of at least 6 lines) about this picture. It can be about the color, the person(s), the atmosphere, or even a short story-type of poem about feelings and the like. Cheating is prohibited (any plagiarized poems will immediately be disqualified). To prevent such things happening, you must include two words (and this will add to the difficulty of the poem). The words can be anywhere in the poem ^.^ They are: Dream & Wish (or the plural forms of those words will also be accepted).


Here is the picture (courtesy of Shinjitsu_Sama because I was too lazy to find one) -


Good luck mina-san! Gambatte!!
-Shin.

Argh! I forgot:

Shinjitsu_Sama wrote:
If you win, you will get a free CR membership badge for one month in wich you can enjoy your videos with higher quality and full screen. And if you already have a badge, then you will get the badge for the next month. How does that sound?

..and the competition ends Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - 8:00AM, Australian EST (+10GMT). So you have a bit over a week.
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Posted 1/21/08
Well I guess I'd better give it a try then ^_~

Dreams of the Future
The dream that I had oh so long ago
As I lay down my head after playing in snow
Was of something so warm, happy and bright
I can still remember that beautiful sight

We walked hand-in-hand, in that wintry cold gale
I pulled my friend forward as her legs began to fail
We were almost there, at our destination
When suddenly came our unexpected separation

A gust of wind knocked my friend on her back
I leant too far forward and my head went 'smack'
The coldness consumed me and black was my world
Into darkness and coldness my soul had been hurled

But a bright and small light dropped warmth upon me
I sighed with relief as I got to my knees
The darkness had gone and my friend was still there
Her hand back in mine, that cold memory to share

Once we reached our home, safe and warm
We sat at the table and forgetting the storm
Continued to hold hands with a sigh of relief
We kept each other company to settle our grief

My eyes felt so heavy and my head oh so light
I didn't want to sleep and thus put up a fight
But the sand man couldn't wait for me to be content
Though my friend, she had also to sleep been sent

We lay there together, dreaming of the sun
The warm summer rays and a beach where we'd run
Then we would watch fireworks from the rocky shore
Our hands still entwined as we stared up in awe

The fireworks like stars shot across the night sky
She squeezed my hand and said with a sigh
"You should make a wish on the next one" she said
I would close my eyes and wish in my head

To be able to spend the rest of my life
With my wonderful friend whom I'd make my wife
With this one wish I opened my eyes
And to my shock and happy surprise

My friend was still at the table with me
Holding my hand and dreaming with glee
About those great fireworks and that one wish
So while she was dreaming I gave her a kiss

That was 10 years ago and now you can see
That the wish in the dream had come true for me
We are happy together and continue to smile
And I dream that dream every once in a while.
Posted 1/21/08
Dream Now

Dream now; make it get to the new world that I seek
Someday, we'll finally meet
Don't look back to the past I left behind....
It's my real intention I hide

I wish you were here as all joined up at my side
We two be joined up to solve all our problems
I have been looking for my own star
To give your love, here comes the love

Here I’m taking promises to find, yes, I will
Shining wheat field with wishes
Dream now; make it get to the new world that I seek
Someday, so I believe.
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Posted 1/22/08
zomg! eeeh, great Idea nii-san, hopefully more people will enter the comp ^_^ Good luck everyone!
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Here we are hand in hand
struggling through times of dark and light
I dream that one day we can stand
together till the end of time
I wish that we can spend more time doing what we did last night
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Shared Dreams

Silently, I dream while right beside you
With the warmth of your touch I truly wish,
Below the brilliant sky - an azure blue,
That our paths will cross and will not miss.

Hoping for your swift embrace,
With our hearts beating as if we're one.
My head turns to meet your face
Until the journey of our dreams is done.


FYI Disclaimer/Side Note: Although I am also a MOD for PA, I wrote this for the fun of participating. Therefore, it shall not be counted towards the contest vote
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I don't think mods can enter the comp ^^ (am I right about that?)
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Posted 1/28/08
A dream

Hand in hand, as we drift asleep
My mind is still awake
Hoping that we can share the same dream.
As i fall asleep, i wake up to my heart beating
At the thought of my wish
From my dream, coming true one day.
I hope that one day my wish can come true
for us to be together forever.

haha i wrote this in like 10 mins. os yea crappy, but i wanted to enter. im also not creative for a 13 year old. so yea.
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A Lady, A Fortune
By SasukesGirlfriend

While walking down a snowy alley way,
I encountered a strange old lady

She was short, stout and wore a smile,
But to me she looked a bit shady

Roughly and quickly I was pulled aside,
While she checked to see if anyone saw

She started chanting and I listened,
To the words she spoke that put me in awe…

“If you’re looking, you won’t find,
If you’ve found, they you were wishing.
If you’re wishing, you won’t receive,
If you receive, you were dreaming.”


I shook the woman violently off of me,
And ran hastily back to the main road

All the while I was pondering,
About that very peculiar ode

It took me a while to catch my breath,
And I tried to remember why I had strayed

Strangely I couldn’t recall, but I could only wish
That my memory wouldn’t fade

It was then that I felt a “thump”,
For I wasn't looking where I was going

It came to my attention that,
I had bumped into a young lady, unknowing

I quickly apologized and helped her up,
While making sure she didn’t slip on the ice

She smiled at me shyly and blushed,
While batting her thick, lush eyelashes thrice

Immediately I was enchanted,
I guess you could say

There was just something about her,
So I closed my eyes and started to pray…

“If you’re looking, you won’t find,
If you’ve found, then you were wishing.
If you’re wishing, you won’t receive,
If you receive, you were dreaming.”


When I opened them again,
The beautiful lady was all I could see

Her eyes were closed and our hands were entwined,
As if at that moment she was praying solemnly with me

Unbelievable enough,
I realized what it truly meant

If you run into an old lady,
Ask to hear her lament...

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Posted 1/29/08
In Dreams, We Are One

You lay your head beside mine
You took my hand and you grip it tight
You said "close your eyes"
So i did it, without asking why.

I found myself in question and wonder why
I wanted to open my eyes but you said "don't, close it tight"
I thought of many reasons why i closed my eyes
But reasons never came to me as we lay our heads side by side.

"Dream, dream away with me", you whispered to me
"Be happy, laugh away your anxiety" that's what you told me
But tears fell in my eyes as i hear you speak
Because I know this is one of your tricks.

I just want to lie my head like this forever
You holding my hand while dreaming together
But this is just a hope that you'll be near me
Because i know after this dream, you'll leave me.
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Posted 1/30/08
21 minutes left until the end of this competition guys!!! Good luck ^_^

Any late entrants will automatically be disqualified/nullified.
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Posted 1/30/08

nightshade130 wrote:

I don't think mods can enter the comp ^^ (am I right about that?)


Actually mods can, so long as they're not judges [such as Shinzokage, gekkoupoo & myself], lol. Gomen, should've said that at the start ~_^;;
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