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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.

Also, please browse through and support our affiliates, they are key to promoting contests and help us gain exposure by affiliating with us.

Our Sister Groups

:iconordinary-writing: - A prose only group

:iconbrooms-and-bubbles: - A fan group for the Musical 'Wicked'.

:icongrammarnazicritiques: - a group where you can submit your work for critique.

: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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Using quotes provided, write a prompted piece on any of the three themes.

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lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue”A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” --> Walter Winchell
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue”Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” --> Helen Keller
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue”It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” --> Ralf Waldo Emerson

lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue”Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” --> Martin Luther King Jr.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue”Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” --> H. Jackson Brown Jr.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue”A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” --> Ingrid Bergman

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lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Poetry only please.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue You may enter up to three pieces but may only win once.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue You may use more than one prompt.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Pieces must all be specifically written for this contest, i.e. no old entries.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Judges may enter but cannot win.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Prize donators may enter and may win.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Minimum level of mature content.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Place your entries into the Contents Submissions folder or else they won't count.
lady-blue emote for zacthetoad by Lady-Blue Place in your artist's comments that the entry is for the contest at My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink and reference the prompt/s you used.
I reserve the right to edit these rules

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Our Judges

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The Criteria
The criteria for judging the pieces are as follows:

Grammar and spelling /5
Following the rules /5
Creativity/interpretation /5
Originality /5
Overall impression of the poem /5

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Any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Ciao,
J
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Featured

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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:
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The featured works are:
Distrusting Any Unsound Theory      Out of your mouth,
      Flowing from your lips,
      Are tastefully displayed
      Well-thought-out lies.
      Chosen with care,
      From which truth is rare.
      Delightfully deceiving.
      Hearers are prone to believe.
      I refuse to accept it.

      No, I am not worthless.
      Not naive, nor am I untalented.
      Graceful I am surely not,
      But at least my heart isn't made of rocks.
       Nor are my friends
       Useless and pathetic,
       Unwanted or dull.
       But amazing and full. 
       As for my family:
       They are mine.
       A part of me.
     
Let the Rain Fall    Let the cold
    Kiss my skin.
    Let the chill
    Reach my bones.
    Let the heat
    Dissipate beneath me.
    Let the warmth
    Fade under the shadows.
    Let the dark
    Consume the light.
    Let black
    Overcome the white.
    Let the rain fall,
    Patter on the ground.
    Let it fall
    Till I drown.

What Happened To Forever?       I guess the word "forever",
       Is just an illusion in
       Your incapable
       Of remembering mind.
       A broken record.
       That's all you see me as.
       Not the girl
       Who would go
       To hell and back
       For you.
       I'm done.
       And
            Guess 
                    What?
       I've been done since my heart awoke,
       And told me to get a grip,
       Or suffer the unfathomable consequences.
Bidding You Farewell I don't want,
My last memory of you,
To be entangled with
Hospitals and antiseptic.
I can't take
Seeing you suffer
With tubes and needles 
Encumbering once-healthy you.
I want to remember you
By the way you sang.
The way you laughed.
The way you joked with my dad.
You baked these
Delicious treats
That danced
Upon my tongue.
I will never
Taste something 
So sweet
Again.
You made the 
World brighter.
The family get-togethers
More interesting.
Your encouragement 
Made me
Become a
Better person.
I don't remember
The last time
I told you
I loved you.
But I
Think
You
Know.
Rest
Peacefully 
In the arms
Of Jesus.
Say hello
To Grandma
And Grandpa
For me.
You shall be greatly missed.

Your Contest Winners

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Name of Image MonstersDo you hear the screams at night?
The eerie laughter which will not cease
while our children beg for peace
upon their beds they fearfully wait
until the sun decides to sedate
the screams.
Do you see the shadows at night?
The frightful movement upon the wall
the ghastly mourners who rise and fall
they terrify whom ever they like
but hide when light decides to strike
the shadows.
Do you know the monsters at night?
The chilling ghouls with menacing eyes
whose faces can tell no lies
other than, "this won't hurt a bit"
then, we throw a match which is lit
the monsters.
  Gone are the horrifying screams,
  which sing of dripping blood
  Gone are the menacing shadows,
  which dance upon graves
  Gone are the terrible monsters,
  which party in the night
     Do you welcome the blazing fire at night?
     The vanquishing element which consumes
     leaving behind only make-shift tombs
     in their eternal
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Name of Image Day of the DeadYou brought me
To my knees
The day we met
The darkest day
Of my life
Your sugar skull
Was full of spiders
Filling me with dread
Your heart
Was black and empty
A pit of despair
Just when you had
Marked me for death
He answered my prayers
And desperate offerings
Destroying you with flowers
Candles and holy water
Freeing me from you
And your kiss of death
But then his saintly mask
Fell away the morning after
Leaving me for dead
So now you and I
Are together again
In the afterlife
Dancing freely
To the noise of mortals
Who entertain us
Every day
Of the dead.
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Name of Image Red nails and dead eyesI will crawl
across this checkered floor
into your arms.
I will paint my face
with dark eyes
and lips sewn shut.
I give you a fantasy
where I bow
in submission.
I am pale and gaunt,
made up like the dead
before I dominate you.
There is an energy
in your fear and my lust
that paints an apt picture
of the beast behind my make-up.
I will crawl 
on hands and knees
to an alter that reeks of blood.
I smile at your hallucination
of my gentle hands
and mouth.
Your pupils dilate
beneath my magic,
your will a puddle of goo.
I am fair skinned and innocent,
yearning for your touch,
in your mind.
There is such power
in my stare that it corrupts you.
Our world a charcoal drawing
stained in red.
I will crawl
until I taste you
behind my teeth.
I will drink you
until my scars
have disappeared.
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Name of Image What Halloween is to me!Black cats and witches hats,
What is Halloween to you?
Jack-O-Lanterns with eyes a glow,
What is Halloween to you?
Witches flying high above,
Ghost outside your window.
Leaves crackle in the distance,
Someone lurks behind.
Spooky fog at your feet,
Trick-or-Treaters you may greet.
A Chill is in the air,
or will it run down your spine?
Beast and Goblins,
Masks or not?
Decorations, and Spiders Webs,
Strown both high and low.
So much mystery,
Darkness hides the trickery.
Candy corn,
and sweets a pleanty.
Scary mazes,
Will get you lost.
Wicked houses,
They could be Haunted.
Now that must be,
What Halloween is to me.
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Congratulations to you all.
J

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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
10-8-14
“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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free-your-soul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
hey!
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
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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.
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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.

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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Do you guys take fanfiction?:|
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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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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Oh.:(
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is wonderful here. Thank you :rose:
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Writer
Thank you :)
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