General Poetry posted February 6, 2019

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Contest entry

The Sad Manipulation of Poetry

by DragonSkulls

Countdown to Aversion (5-4-3-2-1) Contest Winner 
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When moving pictures
dazzle with style
Forget words
Flair gets


Writing Prompt
You are to write a poem that describes your or someone-you-know's aversion to something. It can be a serious topic -- I have an aversion to spiders because I am allergic to most bites OR it can be a humorous topic -- My husband has an aversion to doing dishes OR any topic in-between. :) ;) Whatever your choice, the line/syllable count should be as follows:

line 1 -- 5 syllables
line 2 -- 4 syllables
line 3 -- 3 syllables
line 4 -- 2 syllables
line 5 -- 1 syllable

Make us laugh! Make us cry! Make us sigh....just make us want to vote for your entry! :) :)

Countdown to Aversion (5-4-3-2-1)
Contest Winner

My aversion is toward using moving pictures in contests if,
for some reason, that needs explaining. It's an oxymoron.
I used the moving picture to make the point. The key line
is "Forget words." The skill or lack of shouldn't be impacted
simply because a pretty flowing picture draws our attention.

I'll admit, I'm being slightly hypocritical. I use them as well. That's
just the angle I went for this contest. Who doesn't love a cool moving
pic when used properly? So this is for the folks who don't know how to
add a moving picture to their work, to level the playing field a little more.
I'm sure there's other ways that I'm too dumb to figure out, but here's
how I do it. Do a Google Image search for what you're writing about.
The key is to add 'gif' after what you typed in the search. That will bring
up 'moving' pictures. Once you've found one you want to use, be in
'Advanced Editor' mode with your piece on here. Advanced Editor is on
the bottom left of the box you're typing your piece in. Once you're in AE
mode, put the curser at the front of your words and hit enter to make a
space for the picture to go. Go back to the moving Google picture and
just copy and paste the pic in that space. It asks you something about
allowing it to open your clipboard or something. Just click 'Allow' and the
pic will then be on your piece. After you 'Save' of course. Like I said, there's
other ways of doing it but that's the only way I know how. Happy picture
moving writing.


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