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Welcome to the group :iconmy-soul-bleeds-ink:.
A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prosetry, phoetry and occasionally prose, without the fear of judgement.
I truly hope that you enjoy your stay with us, however long or short it may be. If there are any issues please Note MagicalJoey and I will get back to you with a solution asap.

Please do familiarise yourself with our rules - a link to them is provided above, at the top of this box. Also, comment as much as you can. Just as you appreciate a comment so do your fellow deviants.

Participation in contests and prompts are key factors here - it's not nice to win a contest by default because you were the only entry. I try to make the contests and prompts interesting, and don't forget the Poetry Forms Challenge that comes to you every second month or so.

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Our Sister Groups

:iconordinary-writing: - A prose only group

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:iconfront-2-back: - a group to see if your story is a page turner.

:iconlearn2crit-lit: - a group that teaches you how to critique literature.

:iconadopt-a-writer: - a group where writers meet each other to mentor, be a buddy or be mentored.

:iconunderstood-accepted: - a group for people suffering from emotional crisis or in need of a helping hand.

:icona-safe-haven: - a group similar to Understood-Accepted

:iconburdenedhearts: - a group similar to Understood-Accepted and A-Safe-Haven but offering more topics for discussion.

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"A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prose, prosetry, phoetry, or anything they have written, without fear of prejudice or criticism."

:new: As there were NO ENTRIES :cries: to this forms challenge I am extending it to the end of May. June will mark the start of our annual Critique Challenge, but more info on that will be available at the time.


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This month we focus on the

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:bulletgreen: A limerick is a form of poetry, especially one in five-line anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA)
:bulletgreen: It is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.
:bulletgreen: The first, second and fifth lines are usually longer than the third and fourth.
:bulletgreen: The oldest attested text in this form is a Latin prayer by Thomas Aquinas of the 13th century.
Sit vitiorum meorum evacuatio
   Concupiscentae et libidinis exterminatio,
   Caritatis et patientiae,
   Humilitatis et obedientiae,
   Omniumque virtutum augmentatio.

:bulletgreen: The form appeared in England in the early years of the 18th century.
:bulletgreen: It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century, although he did not use the term.
:bulletgreen: The following limerick is of unknown origin:
The limerick packs laughs anatomical
   Into space that is quite economical.
     But the good ones I've seen
     So seldom are clean
   And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

:bulletgreen: Gershon Legman, who compiled the largest and most scholarly anthology, held that the true limerick as a folk form is always obscene.
:bulletgreen: From a folkloric point of view, the form is essentially transgressive; violation of taboo is part of its function.

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:bulletgreen: The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each.
:bulletgreen: The shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables.
:bulletgreen: The defining "foot" of a limerick's meter is usually the anapaest, (ta-ta-TUM).
:bulletgreen: Missing a weak syllable at the beginning of a line and extra-syllable rhyme can make limericks appear amphibrachic (ta-TUM-ta).
:bulletgreen: The first line traditionally introduces a person and a place, with the place appearing at the end of the first line and establishing the rhyme scheme for the second and fifth lines.
:bulletgreen: In early limericks, the last line was often essentially a repeat of the first line, although this is no longer customary.
:bulletgreen: The most prized limericks incorporate a kind of twist, which may be revealed in the final line or lie in the way the rhymes are often intentionally tortured, or both.
:bulletgreen: Many limericks show some form of internal rhyme, alliteration or assonance, or some element of word play.
:bulletgreen: Verses in limerick form are sometimes combined with a refrain to form a limerick song, a traditional humorous drinking song often with obscene verses.

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:bulletgreen: You may submit more than one entry.
:bulletgreen: Entries into the contest submissions folder please.
:bulletgreen: For this purpose mature content is allowed (it is a limerick after all).
:bulletgreen: Winners will be decided via vote.
I reserve the right to edit these rules.

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:new::bulletgreen: 1st May - 28th May -:- Writing Time
:new::bulletgreen: 29th May - 30th May -:- Voting Time (Via poll on MagicalJoey 's profile)
:bulletgreen: 31st May -:- Champion Revealed

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Don't hesitate to ask!

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A teaser of what's to come.
Formal blogs will be created explaining everything closer to the time.

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:bulletred: This has changed to a critique group GrammarNaziCritiques I encourage you to join if you want your work critiqued.

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:bulletpurple: Prompts on all sorts of topics and styles of poetry to help you expand your skills and abilities

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Contest Entries


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Up to four works of an artist selected weekly by the admins.

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This week's feature is:

The featured works are:
You Became A Sail BoatAnd now your breath
Is dripping down the walls
Creeping through the cracks
And down the nape of my neck
Crawling between my shoulder blades
And in the dimples of my back.
Now your blood has bubbled into stone
Because no one could cool you down
When you caught fire
Because no one ever cared
To look through fear.
So you became a sail boat
Floating away
Getting caught in the surf
And swallowed by the horizon
The waves engulf you
Taking you somewhere unknown.
You spend your time hoping
Maybe someone will come with you
Maybe someone will lead you the right way
And I keep hoping
It won't always be like this.
UntitledI live in a broken poem written on coffee shop napkins.
The words aren't strung together eloquently
And the lines don't always fit in organized stanzas.
Rhyme is piled throughout the letters but never perfectly patterned
And the author's pen dried out in the middle of writing.
So I moved away to live in a bed that hasn't been made in eight days
Because that was how you left it
And you know I've never been one to lay in organization
Or the time consuming effort made to impress.
(Maybe you should have helped me try harder.)
Maybe you should have woken me up every morning
And brushed your lips on my skin
Painting "I love you" with your breath
And whispering away the sadness.
Maybe your sleepy voice could have kept my head up
High enough so I could tell you to fuck off when it was time to
But not so high that I forgot about your coffee kisses
And old spice embraces.
Because you live in a text book about philosophy
And a dream filled with gorgeous young women
Whose hair dripped in gol

Constellationi am flying down the highway late in the night,
passing my exit and gripping the wheel
so fucking tight that my hands are on fire and
i am sweating and hurting
trying to sing along to the music that breaks me
in so many ways
i am trying to scream but
my voice keeps cracking
my lungs keep failing me because every part of me
always fails.
i am so fucking anxious
so fucking scared because i know
that something isn't right.
i know
it is easy to fall
out of love.
you are the universe to me
you are venus and saturn and the milky way
and a fucking comet
falling into me you
are everything tied
neatly together into my
you are a constellation looking at a
solitary piece of nothing
drifting past you and all you are
but you are not making an attempt to
drift with me you only see a piece of
dark matter you do not see the
that i hope to be.
Instrumentali have learned to love music with no words.
the way sound may rise and fall
like the waves in the ocean
whenever we visit dillon beach,
and your heart beat
when we were walking up the hill
on el rose street two decembers ago,
rising and falling
with summer and fall
with cloud 9
and our feet dug into
rotten soil-
we will rise
and fall.

Your Contest Winners

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Name of Image Friendship DeterminedShe felt the pain of a thousand deaths.
Things would never again be the same.
Alone, bereft - with no one to stop her hurt -
Yielding to the need to curl in on herself,
Wallowing in pain, she crumbled.
Internal bleeding that could never be healed
Tore her soul into a million pieces.
Heart aching and refusing to beat,
Maddening agony crippling her mind,
Encompassing her whole being.
Abandoned was how he found her then.
Lacing his arms around her fragile form,
Wrapping her in the blanket of his love.
Acknowledging her need to purge the pain within,
Years of false truths finally coming to light,
Shushing her wails, he held her tightly.
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Name of Image Kiss Me Again (Prompt)What's that you say?
You've never been kissed?
Well, let me tell you...
it's a
heart stopping feeling,
that touch enveloping your senses,
and I've been told
(Oh, I've been shown)
the wonders of true love.
You're kissing me
Just to shut me up
but I don't mind.
You have that way about you,
that turns every sorrowful tear
into a smile.
Oh, they all say
true love's all you need.
I believe them.
Kiss me again,
shut me up.
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Name of Image Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill MeI kissed my best friend on the cheek
and she giggled.
I did too.
My lip gloss left sticky prints on her skin
that she wiped away
with her sleeve.
I wanted to kiss you before I knew what kissing was.
I watched you grow into something
more than just another boy.
Tracing my lip with my fingertip and wondering…
Are yours dry and hungry like mine?
Or soft and sweet?
They were warmer than I imagined,
brushing hot breath across my palm
and my wrists.
Your quick pecks tickled,
your eyes wide and playful,
your smile set me
Flushed cheeks and heartbeat gone frantic,
I didn’t kiss you back...
Not like I wanted too.
I nuzzled nose to cheek,
inhaled your honeyed scent
letting my lips linger
too long
and yet not long enough.
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Name of Image Pheromone Phenomenon
The scent of love was in the air that moonlit summer night.
We danced the dance of love until we saw the morning light.
We promised that we'd save our love until the wedding day.
How many times we fought temptation off it's hard to say.
The day was blessed, the guests all came, the music was sublime.
We said our vows before our God with words that fairly rhymed.
But when we danced our first before the eyes of one and all,
we realized then and there that it was time to heed the call.
We said goodbye to all our guests and headed for the door.
The band played on as most remained and tangoed on the floor.
The moment that we hit the car the game became engaged.
We barely made it to our room, our hormones on a rage.
To say the wait was worth it is an understatement, friend.
It seemed to us this blissful night would never, ever end.
The fiery storm of ecstasy kept thund'ring 'til the dawn.
To see the pleasure in her eyes confirmed her heart I'd won.
They say that love's just chemicals, perhap
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Name of Image More Than Gold”It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” --> Ralf Waldo Emerson

Holding hands while laughing,
We seize the day together.
The sun blinding our vision,
We walk into the moon.
Daydreams lift our spirits,
Making life worth while.
Speaking in riddles,
That only we understand.
A sigh of relief,
When I see your smile.
I can only be myself,
While in your presence.
No fear,
No doubt.
It is heaven,
By your side.
Skipping rope,
Tripping rope,
Solid in your arms,
You catch me when I fall.
Side by side,
We conquer the world.
Together we rise,
Together we fall.
Loving one another,
Despite the stupid things we do.
That is a friendship,
That is worth more than gold!

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Congratulations to you all.

Your Prompt Winner

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Name of Image The Death of SpringShe watched her dreams go down the drain,
Her shoulders could not hold the strain.
They are now gone, the tears that stain,
Lost in the rain, lost in the rain.
Her love, a small withering bud,
Picked, plucked, stomped, and drug through the mud,
was lost in the turbulent flood,
Rivers of blood, rivers of blood.
Pruned was her fate, a snipped gold string,
On her hand sat a cold, gold ring,
And now the birds, woefully, sing,
“The Death of Spring, the Death of Spring!”
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Name of Image Seasons of the HeartWinter wind chills, pulse just beating,
Thunder storms and rain drops streaming.
Winter strangled hearts, cold seeping.
Moments fleeting, moments fleeting.
Spring flowers blooming, soft breeze blows,
Water's sweet kisses; dew-grass glows.
Hearts healing as shy sun beams flow.
We can all grow, we can all grow.
The sun's light grows with strength and flair,
Blinding, warming all in its glare.
Passionate hearts walking on air.
No time to care, no time to care.
Red leaves falling drift, slowing time,
Soft sun is setting, finishing its clime.
Love's heat lingers, withstanding time.
Sweet hearts still chime, sweet hearts still chime.
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Name of Image Toilet Paper and Flu SeasonToilet Paper and Flu Season
“The toilet paper is a lie,”
Say tissues floating from on high.
Now is the time to say goodbye;
It’s time to die, it’s time to die.
Let’s blow your nose in dead of night
While angels watch your snotty plight.
The PC screen gives eerie light;
So fight the fight, so fight the fight.
You stay up late within your room
While tissues prophesy your doom
And the damned flu fills you with gloom;
There is no boom, there is no boom.
So now you lay you down to sleep,
You’re coughing hard and sniffing deep.
Head clouded as to sleep you creep;
Wake to the beep, wake to the beep.
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Dragonlover84 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the feature! I am honored that you like my work. :D :love:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   Writer
It's a pleasure :)
BlueBlueFox Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Guys thank you so much for the feature hhhh I'm glad you like me enough for that HAHA and honored that Dilu chose me :icongtthplz:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Writer
Thank you for your work. Of course we like you. As for Riddlycakes choosing you, go her!
Go now and enjoy your week of promotion.
free-your-soul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
how are you all doing? wow, its been a long since ive last been here, ive been so busy.
I just wanted to say hey, and Im just passing by cause today, as you might all know, Nelson Mandela died..and I remember that my very first piece of writing was about him, in 2010, and I came here to read it again today, and I found a comment from MagicalJoey explaining me the difference between poetry and prose..I guess the first things I learnt about literature were here... and I loved to participate in all these contests and things..but now I dont have so much time.. so much has changed since i created my account, including the way i write. but well they were my beginnings, still improving my english though! hope you remember me. 
well i hope yall doing fine
ill try to pass by more often
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Writer
Nice to see you are still around. Hope that you are well and, yes, it is sad the Nelson Mandela died as he was an iconic figure.
prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there!

Prettyflour here on behalf of :iconpoets-and-warriors:

We are having a contest and are reaching out to our affiliates in hopes that you can help us with contest prizes. We were wondering if you'd be interested/willing to do a feature for the winners?

You can find the details of our contest here:  poets-and-warriors.deviantart.…

We can us all the help we can get!  Anything you could do would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you and have a great night.

moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Do you guys take fanfiction?:|
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Unfortunately not. Try #Ordinary-Writing for prose, but poetry I don't know.
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