Regret is Not Knowing by Francisco

Regret is not knowing
your deepest fear; my fear
is not realizing it
until it was too late
that is my biggest regret


Congratulations to this week’s community favorite, Francisco. You can find the original piece on his blog, here.

Be sure to check in Monday for the newest prompt.

Photo Credit: jfarchaul on deviantart / Design Credit: Laura A. Lord

Come Vote with Me

This week’s prompt brought out some fantastic poetry and, at least on my end, really bad dance moves. I can only hope I’m not alone in that last category.

I think last week was a success, so as a reward, you’re being given THREE votes again.

You can thank me later.

So take a moment to read the work from others in your community and vote for your favorite three this week! And yes, you can certainly vote for yourself. We don’t judge egos around here. The winner will be featured Sunday and be considered as a submission for the spring issue of the magazine.


Lose Myself by Dana Renee

The Monster and the Beat by Franz

Making it Out Alive by TooFullToWrite

Take Me Down by Mark Schutter

Good Girl by Kristen A. Piccini

Echoes of Ourselves by Ann Bagnall

Say You Will by Dana Renee

Long Walk by Billygoat Gruff (You must view this entry in the comment section of the prompt posting, as the participant does not have an active blog. Thank you.)


 

A Wordy Vote

This week’s prompt go us playing around with words, which is always fun.

Have you been reading your fellow poets? Well, now’s your chance!

Check them out and vote on your favorite. Voting will last until midnight tonight and the community favorite will be featured on the site tomorrow at 10 am EST.

Thank you for participating and we’ll see you next Monday for a new prompt!

In the meantime, consider submitting to our magazine, which is open and accepting submissions now. Or to our anthology for the theme of Back to Our Roots!

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. We only send emails once a month, but this is how you can stay up on information regarding submissions and also how you’ll get your FREE copy of our magazine.


The Sparrow by Ann Bagnall

 I am Humankind by Ranting Crow

A Reflection by Franz

Rebirthing by TwinDaddy

Deadly Infection by Gretyll

The Reaper by A.C. Elliott

Sedition by Serins Sphere

Room in My Heart For You by David Ellis

I Lay Down My Many Burdens by Mark Schutter

Epic Fantasy

It’s our first tie and a three-way tie at that! So we will be featuring our three winners today at 10am, 2pm, and 6pm. Thank you all for coming out to vote!


Epic Fantasy

READ THIS FIRST!
Press start and from the first big drum sound count 4 Mississippi in a normal pace before you start reading (At around 0:19). The blue letters should fall together with a drum sound. (I hope). Sound needs to be on.


As the myth
has been written
in ancient scriptures
buried in the lands

a long time ago.

Hallows eve
its coming
once every
thousand years

when moon is crimson

Hell the womb
of a danger beast
Ready to give birth

the world trembles
in agony

Hallows eve
day of the dead
monsters, dragons
roam gloriously
free among

–==<@>==–

Distant church bells
ringing
carried across
oceans and lakes
on whistling winds

an ominous
storm is brewing
drawing in closer
tearing the skies

–==<@>==–

Rumbling earth

cracking crust
opening up
for its arrival
emerging from
flaming sea

Rising up

from the fires
taking its form
roar of mountains
erupting
crumbling at the feet
of this creature

Wings unfolding

blocking the sun
ashes falling
colouring
the lot
in shiny grey

Cries of hunger

under
thundering sky
cloaked in dust
its flapping wing
taking flight

for blood

–==<@>==–

In silence soaring
through the grey
precipitation
bearings by senses

eyes look down
slithering snake
mirrored river
its path

trailing mist

presence hidden
nearing pray
death is cometh
the end of day

a new era is born
forsaken god
devil’s child
on the prowl

–==<@>==–

Barrage of thunder
mask its howl
tempest came
to the old town

Church bell chime
feed despair
brink of demise
shutters close

city centre
makeshift graves
of the fallen
monstrosities
rotting and moaning

bolt of lightning
shooting star
exploding square
from clouds he came

Scales blackened
ferocious snarl

–==<@>==–

Glowing amber
hazardous glare
silent cries
for lifeless horror
Prophecy for seen

Bells toll
for last battle
brass blowing
the army ready
downhill
with swords drawn
final battle
upholding peace
the fight begins

–==<@>==–

Flesh shredded
from broken bones
men struggle
whipping tail
crushing teeth

Savages released
ravaging
to protect
still living
Glory honour
in afterlife

Spears straight
arrows glide
heart untouched
in gleaming shell
victory ahead

Century gone
the heart a seed
beating still
in earth’s womb
the myth rewritten

Just listen.


Congratulations to this week’s final community favorite, Ranting Crow. You can find the original piece on his blog, here.

Be sure to check in Monday for the newest prompt.

Photo Credit: roger5443 on deviantart / Design Credit: Laura A. Lord

A Beautiful Dance

It’s our first tie and a three-way tie at that! So we will be featuring our three winners today at 10am, 2pm, and 6pm. Thank you all for coming out to vote!

A Beautiful Dance

It was a beautiful song,
that unexpectedly came along.

A jagged knife in his heart;
is where the end all starts.
The ache inside lingers still;
death is life’s toughest pill.
He willingly drank the warm nectar;
as demons laughed at the specter.
Seeing her lay so still and ashen white;
no breath and eyes void of sight.
Evil giggles and celebrates;
thinking it’s won this round of fate.
He stares in silent misery,
wondering if he, she is able to see.
The razor fangs of fate sunk deep;
taking what he held but could not keep.
Remains the memories of days;
two tortured souls, one could not stay.

It was a beautiful dance,
that all happened by chance.


Congratulations to this week’s second community favorite, Mark Schutter. You can find the original piece on his blog, here.

Be sure to check in Monday for the newest prompt.

Photo Credit: KatarzynaKostecka on deviantart / Design Credit: Laura A. Lord

Voting on Music

This week’s prompt really got us in the mood for some tunes…and amazing poetry.

Have you been reading your fellow poets? Well, now’s your chance!

Check them out and vote on your favorite. Voting will last until midnight tonight and the community favorite will be featured on the site tomorrow at 10 am EST.

Thank you for participating and we’ll see you next Monday for a new prompt!

In the meantime, consider submitting to our magazine, which is open and accepting submissions now. Or to our anthology for the theme of Back to Our Roots!

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. We only send emails once a month, but this is how you can stay up on information regarding submissions and also how you’ll get your FREE copy of our magazine.


 

Soul’s Irony by Desiree G.

Creeping Desire by Faycin A. Croud

The Night Brings Her Angels by Ann Bagnall

Into the Dark by Mel Douleur

Bygones by Serins Sphere

Dawn of the Night…Dark of the Day by Staci Lys Dunn Silva

Bone Marrow by Francisco Pierre L.

A Beautiful Dance by Mark Schutter

Epic Fantasy by Ranting Crow