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Best Competition Poems

Below are the all-time best Competition poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of competition poems written by PoetrySoup members

A dance competition went horribly wrong.
During an Irish gig and a Highland fling song.

The gigger flung his foot out in front.
The flinger went flying, taking...

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Categories: competition, celebrity, conflict, dance,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: competition, abuse, conflict, jealousy, love, lust, magic,
Form: Couplet
Just Within Reach

just within reach?

lots of things!

stuff one could collect,
especially graphic novels
with a writer that made you wish
you had a photographic memory
so you would never forget even...

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Categories: competition, introspection,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Unrequited
Maybe if I look him directly in the eyes,
and try to hold his gaze little longer,
If my hand reaches out for his and for a...

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Categories: competition, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rebel Girl
She doesn't believe in quiet love
wasn't born to bleed shyly,
couldn't care about the cost of conquest,

Too beautiful to be bitter, and too young to be...

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Categories: competition, beautiful, beauty, best friend, body, desire,
Form: Ballad

Premium Member Gods at the Comedy Club
The house was full
Of Gods and deities
The curtain call was soon
The water vasos were poured
And became the finest of wines
The bread multiplied
The baker you see

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Categories: competition, art, butterfly, gothic, humorous, magic, mythology,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Burial
The burial ground,  groomed to greet
the gatherers of their love apocalypse
with garlands grown and sown
from the rose fire of Athena's throne,
on this day they...

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Categories: competition, love, endurance, universe,
Form: Epic
A Debutante's Ball To Remember
A Debutante’s Ball to Remember

In the autumn of my life, oft have I recalled that superb summer night,
when I finally experienced my long-awaited heart’s delight.

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Categories: competition, celebration, dance, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Phobia
No flame within! 
      do I hold for you
no delightful delicacy
      shall I put to...

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Categories: competition, angst, light, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Precision with Double Rhyme Sonnet
The Double Rhyme Sonnet is a sonnet that rhymes not only the end of the lines but also the front part (metrically)! Of course, I...

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Categories: competition, loneliness, love,
Form: Sonnet
I Embarked Upon a Great Escape
I've deleted this acrostic from the competition for personal reasons. 
        SORRY, J. D.

G lorious was the morning...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: competition, adventure,
Form: Acrostic
Viagra Falls
There once was a man from Niagara
whose wiener's so long it would stab ya'

but when it got little 
his pills became skittles   

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Categories: competition, allegory, fantasy, father, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness,
Form: Limerick
Ice Cube Pie
I always wanted two slices of ice cube pie
“You only get one”, was the standard reply.
I don’t know why I did
But since I was a...

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Categories: competition, business, humorous,
Form: Limerick
I once dated a pilot …
We both had our head in the clouds
Our relationship lead to a lot of turbulence - 
I guess it never...

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Categories: competition, boyfriend, funny love, humorous, jobs,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fall from Grace A Roundel
Before the beginning of time when Chaos ruled Hell and Night
Into the depths of this Cosmos, a Paradise, perfectly placed.
Above this darkness, a heaven drawn...

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Categories: competition, bible, creation, evil, god, heaven, symbolism,
Form: Roundel
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity-
~JSLambert does not (currently:) use, or encourage hallucinogenic drug use.

    Telepathic psilocybin prescription erasing elastic depression. Competition 
wanes, just when nocturnal emission...

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Categories: competition, allegory, allusion, appreciation, beauty, blessing, magic,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member A Father/Son Zoo Trip
“Why do the Rams behave violently?”
The little boy queried of his father.
“They need all their might to fight the Jaguars,
But Jags are fast, don’t know...

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Categories: competition, animals, funnymom, mom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Am An Owl
I always hunt in dark of night
     With wings so quiet in my flight
It's hard to see me up in trees

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Categories: competition, bird, night,
Form: Personification
And then I opened that door- for comp
(For Competition 'And then I opened THAT door', sponsor- John Lawless)

My relationship had broken down, when love ran out of gas
so down life's dark and...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: competition, allegory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stage Fright (for Frank's contest)
Jake took to the stage, limping with a leg brace
And more than a mere trace of fear on his face
The humorous speech competition was on

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Categories: competition, inspirational, upliftinghumorous, humor,
Form: Narrative

The silence of the dawn even before
the first bird sings its unique little composition to the world
crispness of the previous night fills the...

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Categories: competition, introspection, day, time,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member The Age Of Summer Love Was Kismet Kissed
The Age Of Summer Love Was Kismet Kissed
(a Sonnet duet)

Our summer love began in Gemini 
with sultry eves of wooing escapades,
and as the moon did...

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Categories: competition, art, heart, love, passion, relationship, romance,
Form: Sonnet
Love Story Gone Wild
when beauty met the beast
she was a cutie, he was a beast
she thought that she'd speak to him at least
and at least find out what...

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Categories: competition, adventure, fantasy, girlfriend-boyfriend, imagination, love, god,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Wishing Well

"Wishing Well"

Plain Jane blew her wishes 
down a wishing well

Lit long white bless'ed candles
dipped in holy water 


Crocodile tears from Hell
Witches hold hands together


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Categories: competition, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The New Master AD 2121
Forget about futuristic wars
between nations, race against race
country against country
tongue against tongue;
soon the populous will know no
borders, continents no boundaries.
“The New master”
Is awakening manoeuvring
stalking, his...

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Categories: competition, angst,
Form: Free verse