General Poetry posted February 15, 2018

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Competition free verse contest entry

Tarnished Stains

by DragonSkulls

My precious passion for competition
sadly has withered
'neath the tarnished stains of injustice.

Where loyalty tramples under foot
the true worth of rivalry.

How sweet a life,
having countless devoted hours spent
befriending each dear member
with sparks of wit and knowledge
or perhaps...simple flirtation.

Time shares no such luxuries with me.

Should one's fanbase
veil a plethora of unwavering followers
it, so blatantly,
unbalances each outcome,
no matter the number of contenders,
let alone the crafted skillset of these adversaries.

When the sum of one's views falls shorter
than half the total tallied votes
of blind contests,
need we pretend we're so gullible?

I think not.

Though slyly discreet,
favoritism falls boldly in sight,
like a stern slap across the face.

My precious passion for competition
sadly has withered
'neath the tarnished stains of injustice
and thus, I feel,
it's destined to perish.

Competition writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a free verse poem. Free verse is a form of poetry that does not necessarily follow to any specific meter patterns, rhyme, or any other pattern. Free verse, despite its freedom, often still has some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. No rhyming patterns.

The title of this contest is "Competition" so I would figure the entries should somewhat reflect on this.

Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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