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newName November 10, 2012 - 12:29pm

Also, @Tony Koval, yours is *amazing.*

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like November 10, 2012 - 12:55pm

I have a couple of poems out. Duotrope says 9 days eta.

Took out a title loan on my station wagon so I can buy an adequate amount of champagne.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 10, 2012 - 1:02pm

Congrats J.Y. that is cool as hell. If you don't mind popping a link in here or on the whoring thread when there up I'd love to read them.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like November 10, 2012 - 1:05pm

It's most likely ~9 days til I find out they've been rejected. But I'll take that as a "good luck."

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 10, 2012 - 1:07pm

Oh got ya. I thought you meant 9 till they print. I misread it. and Good Luck.

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson November 12, 2012 - 10:33pm

Welcome, Kat! 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons November 12, 2012 - 11:07pm

War waits in the wind

Answering the call of men 

Ready when you are.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons November 12, 2012 - 11:08pm

I've never done poetry but love playing around with it here. It feels safe to post here, and I like seeing what others write. hope you keep it going.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons November 12, 2012 - 11:10pm

Mlnickey I liked your three poems for the price of one.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 12, 2012 - 11:11pm

Glad you are enjoying it! It will probably take a back seat to the war, but if the submissions keep coming in then I will probably do another in december. Or I may just ask people over the holidays just to enter whatever they would like and if we get enough in here I will do a poll for them as well.

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newName November 15, 2012 - 7:05am

@Cove, thanks! :)

 

Also, bump!

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cosmo July 20, 2014 - 12:46pm

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like November 16, 2012 - 1:21pm

Poems rejected. Even though it is time to get wasted, I will not.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like November 17, 2012 - 7:40pm

Solve for X

X + Y = Z + A

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

I have no idea what that means J.Y. but I think you already knew that.

24+25=26+1 ? Answer =24

voodoo_em and Boone Spaulding +Bryan Howie and Lou=Bekantor and David Shepeard+Sean of the Deat and WonderWoman1100? Answer =Voodoo-Boone

Sorry about the rejection. I'll drink one for you.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On November 18, 2012 - 9:04am

J.Y., I think I drank for you last night before reading this thread. Sorry about the rej. 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like November 18, 2012 - 11:06am

JR --- it's a "poem"

re: rej --- meh

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland November 18, 2012 - 12:03pm

it's a "poem"

And a quite affective one at that. i spent a half hour trying to solve for x.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 9, 2012 - 8:19pm

W

Rite

A poem

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 9, 2012 - 8:52pm

I just lol'd, and you spelled WAR incorrectly

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 9, 2012 - 8:52pm

But yeah, Everyone do what J.Y. said. I need to update this thing soon as I get caught up on my reading.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 10, 2012 - 6:29pm

When I die, I want to be buried on the internet —
woundedknee.org.

Let's build a house, so we can fill it with assholes;
a house so big, you can only see it from space.

Apart from these ideas, I only ever just had one other one:
to break into a grocery store
and then steal all the crackers.

Why crackers, they would ask,
when there's beer and ground beef?
You'll get it, I'd say,
when you come to the feast.
There'll be music and dancing,
and the funniest person I know will be there;
but the crackers, my friend,
will be something to see
indeed.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 5, 2013 - 7:02pm

                  Sent this out. If it gets rejected a dozen times I'll put it back.
 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 10, 2012 - 6:43pm

^ nice

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 10, 2012 - 7:00pm

thanks, back at ya.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. December 10, 2012 - 7:08pm

You bringing out a new monthly prompt, JR? Also, did I miss the poll for the November entries?

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 10, 2012 - 7:13pm

I figured I would stick with the WAR for another month and also invite people to just write whatever they want this month with no prompt or no new contest and put up the poll after Christmas. I've had my hands tied with war. I need to update the thread with a message explaing all this. Did you do a poll for November, Martin?

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. December 10, 2012 - 7:45pm

Fair enough. Open season for December might be a good idea.

Also, the quotes month for Flash Me was always just for the shits and giggles, something WAR themed that gave me time to plan for the New Year. I never intended to do a poll for that one.

 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 17, 2012 - 8:09pm

Plight of the Poet official announcement:
 

I’ll be putting up a poll for November's WAR poems sometime this weekend. If anyone wants to submit on November's WAR prompt between now and Friday feel free. All poems submitted by Friday evening will be considered for the poll. The poll will run until the end of the year and I will have a brand new prompt up in January. Let’s get this thing rocking again like it did back in October. Also, if you have the sudden urge to write a poem, post it here. Free-for-all style, just to get the juices flowing.

Thank you, fellow LitReactors.

 

--J.R.--
 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons December 17, 2012 - 11:37pm

Babies die in halls

Kid hits his darkest moment

A nation pauses

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 18, 2012 - 9:47pm

War II Round III

My left and right hemispheres
cringe with the friction of a fistbump.
A syringe of aesthetic extract
cocktailed with a prescription
of liquid enthusiasm
might suffice as a
remedy.
Option two:
Operation Lobotomy. 
 

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Raz is reading Troubled Sleep December 19, 2012 - 9:40am

This is too long to qualify for the competition, but I felt like writing more than I should

 

When silence is red

 

When red eyeballs crawl through

alleys, 

ricocheting tears spotting their skin,

silence echoes from blown houses, 

too terrified to feel.

 

When alive is a term for

light bulbs, 

crying over those who´s lungs are ash, 

who is answered numerically, 

though we´ve forgotten how to count. 

 

While fires lick the tongues of our cities, 

igniting like only clenched hands can, 

those fingers are handcuffed and battered, 

in the name of our homeland pride. 

 

Then the war bleeds with its absence, 

though the word peace tastes foul, 

because eyeballs will always remember, 

the smell of a breath gone out. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 19, 2012 - 10:38am

^Nice one Raz.

I can put your first three lines on the poll I create since they meet the guidlines for the contest. Let me know what you think.

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Raz is reading Troubled Sleep December 20, 2012 - 3:02am

Sounds like a plan. Great initiative with this competition btw 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 20, 2012 - 9:43pm

Last call for submissions.

In the spirit of Christmas I'm offering a prize for the winner. I think it's cool. Hope you do too. Submit your WAR poem by midnight on Friday and you qualify for the poll. Good Luck to all!

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 23, 2012 - 2:45am

You’ve been waiting.

Probably not. But I have. The time has arrived. Vote for your favorite three line W.A.R. poem, from the November/December Plight Edition.

Go here to vote for your favorite:

http://litreactor.com/discuss/plight-of-the-poet-prompt-competition

 

The poll will close on December 30.

The winner will get their choice of Literary Tee-shirt from Miles To Go, compliments of me as a Happy New Year/Congratulatory Gift.
  

http://store.milestogoclothing.com/
  

Good Luck to all, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and all that good stuff.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 4, 2013 - 11:09pm

Last month was a close race!  Great job everyone. Congrats to Tony Koval, and thank you to all who contributed to November/December's Plight!!!
 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 4, 2013 - 11:26pm

Time for January's Edition of Plight of the Poet. You can find the (un)official rules of the contest on page one of this thread.

The link is here: http://litreactor.com/discuss/plight-of-the-poet-prompt-competition

 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 4, 2013 - 11:17pm

This month's prompt:

Jolt

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 4, 2013 - 11:24pm

Pierced

 

the jilted jolt of a broken bolt
jabbed spilt adrenaline
and stabbed like a javelin
 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like January 5, 2013 - 12:25am

An hour, two, almost three

Before the jolt of poetry

Made it clear for me to see

The waste of time I've come to be

[This poem is no better—

doggerel, really. Sad.

I switched gears: from idle to idling.

Metal to meddling.

Petal to peddling.

/Enough.]

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 5, 2013 - 7:03pm

bump

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like January 14, 2013 - 8:56pm

:[]:

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iamsnaggletooth March 4, 2013 - 2:22am

Jolt:

We caffeinate

so we're not late.

We penetrate.

We procreate.

We caffeinate.

We penetrate.

We procreate.

We decimate.

We are stagnate.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland March 4, 2013 - 8:23am

I thought all of the poets died along with this thread. Since it is March and I am alive and I believe J.Y. and Tony to be as well, I'll put up a new prompt!!! Probably this evening.

Oh yeah,

Congrats to J.Y. for winning January's prompt by default.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like March 4, 2013 - 10:55am

[I've never won anything before.
What do I do?
Answer: act like an ass.]

First, I'd like to thank Jonathan for typing a bunch of shit online.

Next, I'd like to thank everyone who realized they couldn't possibly compete with my poem-skills; who decided it'd be better to "sit this one out," sparing us all the embarrassment of "congratulating" them on their "valiant" (but obviously futile) attempts to make this into a real "contest."

Finally, I'd like to thank my parents for copulating, and God for allowing them to do so under His auspices.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland March 4, 2013 - 11:15am

I'm also handing out "Best acceptance speech" award. And the award goes to. *drum roll* J. To the Wiz-eye. Two awards automatically earns you a rappers nick-name.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like March 4, 2013 - 11:19am

"Wiz-eye Caliph"

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iamsnaggletooth March 4, 2013 - 2:36pm

That acceptance speech made my life.

P.S. My whole freaking life.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland March 6, 2013 - 5:39pm

Time for March's Edition of Plight of the Poet. You can find the (un)official rules of the contest on page one of this thread.

 

The link is here:  http://litreactor.com/discuss/plight-of-the-poet-prompt-competition