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filling the film by parker, cs
Dream Series: The Film Festival by Salmonson, Jessica Amanda
Love Captured On Film by Smith, Elle
Next year, in the movie titles, to any Feature Film by Klugman, Alex
Film Noir by Sergi, Ralph
I have free film in the house by Ochwo-Oburu, Solomon
Film Noir Rapt by hoffman, cheryl
winter's film star by pennell , stephen
Film with a friend by Krishna, Bhanu Siva

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In the Dark of the Strand

Marquees bright, and neon lights, where crowds line up for movie night
We're holding hands, we're in 'The Strand', red velvet carpets guide us in

Popcorn smokes, .. drinking cokes,...  cracking jokes with Bing and Hope
Lamour's along, in her sarong,... With luscious lips, and cigarettes, 
She fills ashtrays with smoking tips, and tosses guys like poker chips

         'Movietone'  intrudes with news, which puts us in somber mood
         Third-Reich goosesteps  march again,  ... an evil presence in the wind...

Cary Grant , (a news reporter),  loves his girl, and his typewriter
"His Girl Friday", plot is witty, sometimes crazy.  But Cary loves this ditzy lady.... 

William Powell and Mryna Loy..., Asta barks, and finds a toy, ...a ploy? a clue?,.... earring gold.  The mystery is clearly solved.--  A crimson sun, is rising cold!

        Movietone in black and white,... graphic scenes, where soldiers die

Another night, suspense on chart.  'Correspondent' ,  Joel McCrea. 
Saves Lorraine, and claims the Day.  BUY WAR BONDs !! They'll pave the way

Bogart, Bergman bring to light, a valiant flght , within their grasp
Airline ticket, in her hand, they must part, and do what's right, no questions asked


          It's movie night, but you aren't here, a troopship took you far from here
           Allied troops are moving tanks.  I wait for you..God give me strength

       I'm in the Strand, within the dark,  there's no one here to hold my hand

       I'm all alone...........I heard the news....................You left it all in Anzio

For Contest Chopped III Sponsored by Craig Cornish

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2014

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With my brightened lens, I watch you mystically zooming in zooming out, and my eyes focus on the shutter where a hundred gulls flap in brief moments: carefully, I seize the image, almost lost in transition as my rushed stanzas etch the language of your distinct angles. Following your trail, I chance upon a lattice of asters sprawled on pine wood grating my line of phrases: flowers posing without shame, beautiful like summer ‘s shape...and I watch you romp in the blur of rain clicking on a Kodak chrome; while my quill explodes with the burst of your animated snapshots. My dear, in this symbiotic flow where poetry and visual arts understand the hidden grandeur of the world, shall this my verse meld with your splashed landscape? .................... August Premiere Contest for Brian Strand

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Dedicated to my love: Leonardo DiCaprio

For how many years have I loved you
I think it has to be about eighteen
We were both so young in those days
But I still longed to be your queen
With each film I fell more in love
With each role you reminded 
"This is what true talent is made of"
Beautiful Leonardo
How keenly I feel
How much I love you
Probably too much, but still
You have shown true beauty
You have shown true grace
You're a perfect specimen
Of the human race
You are of the greatest actors 
Of this generation and more
For there will never be another
That I so much adore

Copyright © April Gabriella | Year Posted 2013

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New Future Of The Internet

New Future Of The

Cable cost are up
too high
You turned to the
internet and so have

My Youtube channel
is the way to go
Now I can even make
video shows

I group the videos
to make a show
To bring you the
best of where I go

For kids the mower
and stove videos
I also have vehicles
and some scarecrows

Kids can watch from
morn til night
with lots of things
for a kids delight
Light houses, ship
building, and horses
Antique barn yards
and tractor pulls
just for you

Aviation, taxidermy,
and crafty wood
Viewwithme Youtube
has all the quirks 

The historical homes
make a great tour
Contest and oxen
pulls are never a

Animal friends, I
haven’t forgotten
I have horses, dogs,
cows and sheep too

Plenty of petting
pens and milking for
And a simple click
is all you have to

A lot of shows with
a mix for all
Like demolition
derby or a stunt so

So if you dropped
the cable and you
have a need
I have three
channels for you to
By: Doris Anne

Copyright © Doris Beaulieu | Year Posted 2014

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With a parting of the crimson seas,
they aren't appeased with just a smile
That girl who walks the star-struck mile
will pay a price that goes unseen

They catch a glimpse and swallow whole. 
Then nonchalantly steal her soul, 
with no remorse or thought of deeds, ...
just goals to slice her thin, and spill her name, 
upon red carpets dyed with greed.

Beneath stiletto stilts she comes. 
They think it's fun behind the lie, 
that masquerades to dazzle eyes.  
Are lonely hearts so worth the prize
while clamored lust engulfs and drowns? 
The flashbulbs light the milky way
while voices scream among the fray, 
and peel the starlight's skin away.

There is a hole, deep in the dark, 
as black as death without a spark
A friend to trust, or out to gain? 
To rub a shoulder, hug the fame?
She's guided by an elbow's charm, 
disarmed, by tabloids, drowns alone

They're hell-bent on the mystery
The secrets of her universe
A paper doll is thrown to wolves, 
is just a soul who has rehearsed
to fade and die, alone........
alone.......with a million flashbulbs drugging her,
...then dragging she tumbles from the throne....
For the Contest: Cynosure
Sponsor : Nayda Ivette Negron

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013

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The man on the porch looks out
over his property and towards his daughter.
Nervousness seeps through her plum-dark flesh.
Each eye contact signposts a wicked meditation.
Women are voiceless in those days, yielding to
males and manipulated Bible verses.
Poverty and childbirth loiters the screen.
White men protect segregation and Black men protect pride.
Are there no advocates or women’s lib
in that part of the South? Does anyone care about the mistreated?
Even the animals are sinister, and the young babes.
Horses burdened with stuff amble the pasture.
Fried ham wafts from kerosene stoves.
All the outspoken women are rebellious and prostitutes.
They wear thigh-high skirts, halters, and ruddy rouge.
Men swagger about in cut-price suits, wingtips, and thin-band ties.
They sweat into juke-joints or atop a squeaky bedframe
while records scratch against a dusty needle.
The girl in the front yard runs through hanging sheets
and swings bound books against Mister’s groin.
Her eyes are watery, her hair wild as those purple flowers.
She peers down at her attacker twisted on the red clay
and she shrieks.
Nobody shows up to save her.
She runs off into nothing.

Copyright © Nikkia Roberts | Year Posted 2014

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A Scary Movie

The kind of film most women love to see
is all about romance, thus women pick
a type of show that paints the fantasy 
of love sublime, so it’s dubbed a chick flick.

I like the fun ones and the sad ones too,
but there’s another genre I like more!
Though dramas with great plot will always do,
there is one type of drama I adore!

There’s nothing like good horror and suspense.
Inside the theater there is a hush
as tension builds, and feelings grow intense,
for your adrenaline will get a rush!

The films like Hitchcock made I never missed.
I love a scary movie with a twist!

July 19, 2017 for the S Form contest of Broken Wings:
Sonnet form. Chosen word: Scary

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2017

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Into Darkness - Star Trek

Here, beyond the realm of air
I've given all my job remands
For everything that I hold dear
My closest friend, the 1st, is near
But with glass between our hands
No proper farewell, bare-to-bare

The reaper comes, for me alone
My duty done, the core repaired
I've radiation through-and-through
There was no choice, I had to do
What fate demanded and declared
The good of many trumped my own

Now I grapple with this fear
For never have I faced my death
Oh, cheated it a time-or-three
By making wagers that would be
By any standard, wasted breath
Had luck not smiled ear-to-ear

Tell me, friend, what is the way
To shed the terrors of demise?
Your kind, I know, has learned the art
Of separating mind from heart
But answers are not in your eyes
Just tears, for all you can not say

I thought emotion left your kind
But now a tear there, drips for me
It must swell from the human part
Of you, the kind-yet-distant heart
That I have known you e'er to be
Tho' cached within that cunning mind

Oh, what a soiree this has been!
Like Don and Sancho, side-by-side
A universe that swelled with stars
The sea of dust and suns was ours!
Crew and star ship - what a ride!
There shall not be the likes again

Yes, dear friend ...

Chances taken, rules did bend
But I have no regrets to claim
Blessed was I, this daring dance
With you, across a great expanse
An honor no one else can claim
Our journey now comes to an end ...

Live long and prosper, my old friend ...
Live long and prosper ...

** In honor of one of my favorite humans, Ray Bradbury, and a favorite scene from one of the Star Trek movie reboots. **

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017

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Our Camera-Selves

Everywhere I turn, CCTV
watches me, and judges endlessly.
I never can escape from scrutiny
of what I do and who I ought to be.
See, every cold, relentless lens is me.

My viewpoint’s on the outside, looking in,
Surveilling grimly from beyond my skin, 
The replay loops; the inquest can begin.
I’m such a scathing critic; I can’t win.

And whenever I internally debate,
On what i should do next, I hesitate...
I hear a whirr. My cameras activate.

Why do I watch, my harsh gaze never blinking?
Second guessing what the world is thinking?

Why can’t I just be happy IN my head?

I think I know what other people see,
I’m wrong. They’re busy focussing within,
Zooming in on all the things THEY hate
about themselves. Trapped in the lens, and sinking.
Let’s turn our camera-selves off. Cut them dead. 

And be the selves that simply live instead. 

19th February 2018
For “Minuanetta” contest
Sponsored by Gregory R Barden
Placed 2nd

Copyright © Nina Parmenter | Year Posted 2018

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Howard the Duck

I watched the worst movie ever made, it truly sucks.
The movie that I'm talking about is Howard the Duck.
It has scarred and cursed me for life.
Because of this movie, I lost my wife.
Seeing that movie also struck me blind.
This movie is an abomination to mankind.
Now I must take viagra because I've been cursed in another way as well.
Just because I watched Howard the Duck, my life has become a living hell.
Every copy of this movie must be destroyed.
Unless you want to be like me, this is a movie that you should avoid.

Copyright © randy johnson | Year Posted 2018

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cuddle bottle dew dang dew

her increasing wants ergeses me
to satisfy
the need for meat
I never ask why
the gravy sauces the plate
and covers the imperfections
of potatoes mashed to accompany the meat
this meat so tender
so damn tender
the edges crisp with sweet caramelized sweetness
salted perfectly
pink the center of the funk
the plate holds all this junk
tender enough to eat with a spoon
cooked well enough to tell somebody
to come over here
and eat like I ate,
come on ya'll dig the ripe, ripe roast
chef want sum pleasing for his teasing
tip the waitress, no?
your glad bag, and sum pictures
remove the meat from yo' denture
the wine was cheat but sweet
I really enjoyed yo' sweet, sweet meat!

Copyright © Allan Terry | Year Posted 2018

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got me thinking you love me

it like you care
i mean if you keep on
keeping on
i might whined-up thinking you
love me or something
I mean kissing and dance
getting those second glances
and the notes on my phone
I might whined-up thinking
you love me.
sometimes I think about
the way you might preseve me
and than I wonder if
I should look at you the same way
smelling your hair
acting like you care
it makes me wonder
asking myself what spell am I under
You got me thinking you
love me

Copyright © Allan Terry | Year Posted 2018

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Pretty princesses
Dancing all around
Frolicking through fields
Very beautiful
Just like you!

Copyright © Smail Poems | Year Posted 2013

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George Baily-It's A Wonderful Life

Told he was worth more dead than alive,
A wingless angel changed George's perspective.
Had George not been born, his town would be Hell.
When Clarence earned his wings, it rang a bell.

Copyright © Mark J. Halliday | Year Posted 2014

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There's No Place Like Home

Once was a gal who felt so alone
Tornato came up rooted farms home
Landed on wicked  witch
Munchkins came out of ditch
Gave dog lollypops instead of bone  

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2013

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young American days

                   To be in a young America ~
           visions of a ship upcoming statue of Liberty
               the young lad holding tightly to his Mothers leg
             in all excitement of a new Land to call their own
      celebrations of apple pie and fireworks on the 4th of July 
             thoughts of the old Hollywood on screen 
                films without 3-D costing less then a dollar
        Greta , Monroe , Betty Davis eyes tantalizing blue glare
       The Wizard of Oz or books written by Steinbach, Capote, Mark Twain

             exciting new visions of creating new concepts 
                 before Capitalism bought all little ones to bigger
           songs came from the hills of Virginia to the black Mountains
               surfacing in Tennessee for all to hear and wish to see  

          The day when one travelled by car on the road travelled
             every town a story told , learning history we once shed blood 
         American Indian tears to the British man whom choose freedom of taxes
            Boston held a tea party , now wishing they threw out marmite instead
         The day when we knew our neighbors and bought homes with a paystub
             Everyone had a chance to make their own with pride , even through wars
        When Martin Luther King stood proudly as did President Lincoln for Freedom 
             How many streets have been named after the man whom had a dream ?

             When milk was delivered on doorsteps in Glass bottles 
                 Babies wanting the very first of the top being cream 
             leaving doors open , watching news with your family at 6pm
                cartoons were shut down and it was now grown up time 

                      Cereal being a cheap snack for after school 
                         school supplies costing twenty dollars 
                      Grandma school clothes shopping for fifty 
                   before the internet , cell phones , and text for hello ~

                         2 week Vacations not afraid to put up Camp 
                Christmas sold in December with the sentiment of Love not money
        a day when if one were sick , you could actually get penicillin without question 
         The Doctor treated everything calling it General Practice no fear of Malpractice 

               Never forgetting our Motor city  
                 Old Ford Trucks Chevrolets and Dodge
                  The city that brought Ottis Reding and Marvin Gaye 

                     What happened to us ?  Where did America Go ? 



Copyright © Shanity Rain | Year Posted 2013

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My Son Moon and Star

            My Son Moon and Star ~

        Approaching the celebration of his Birth 
                cherishing the gift I received 
           within weeks of conception I knew
            something amazing was in Creation ~

            the Stars held a party
            sending me with one of their own  
    Gazing at 3 shooting stars twinkling crossing the sky   
       It was magic  It was destiny taking its flight.  

           In love with an October full moon 
               drawing and painting I liked 
             thinking of Vincent Van Gogh ~
                caught in a loss of time 

          Hours going by as choosing my color  
           a wittness to three falling stars 
             A clear night sky sparkle's
           A once Famous Star was sent 
            inspiring the tiny child inside ~ 

           Never a doubt in my mind at all     
       child bearing was worth any pain received
      yours will be in a pursuit of a dream ~
             one to cherish and hold
          My Son was born the following August ~

    working on the set of Grimm 3rd season this year  
         as the set of Leverage for 3 years .

              Has done a Indie movie here  
             In Paris it was seen and honored
             coming soon filmed in Portland ~
                 "The House of Last Things "

        awaiting the credits , you will see
    1st Assistant Director ~ production assistant 
                 My Young Lion Mans dream ~
        A proud mom I watch every show and the credits 

        as foretold in a whisper to me 25 years ago
              My Son &  Moon and Star  
               A name you will all know ~

            Happy Birthday to my creative Son
             you will exist in my heart forever~
                        and thereafter               

Copyright © Shanity Rain | Year Posted 2013

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Black and White

Capturing human mood and emotion
A feature of portrait photography
Is much more effective when it is done
In shades of black and white creatively

Downward curved lips and a furrowed forehead
Mark emotions of sadness and worry
Whereas lips that are curved upwards instead
With wide-opened eyes show someone is happy

Lines etched in human physiognomy
And the different shapes of lips and eyebrows
In black and white stand out much more strongly
Highlighting various emotions aroused

john beharry

Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2015

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Batman And Robin


Batman and Robin hit the Joker
But their blow was only a croaker
The Joker hit back
But instead hit Jack
Who said "I'm glad, the Joker's an smoker!

Dorian Petersen Potter
Aka ladydp2000


Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014

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Nightmare on Elm street

            "My college try at 'You're in a Horror film "

               something has taken over his spirit
                I do think I'll be his next ...

                The land line rings , I answer Hello ? a response with crackling voice.
               " Do you remember me , I am an old friend ? "

                Who is this ? I respond noticing the rain falling hard ..
                a sketchy voice response..

                I am here , can't you see me? 

                "is this a sick Joke ? as I grab a knife for protection"
                I'm calling the police ! This is Harassment ! 

                " The police are here ' ....'in a psychotic response 

                The lights go out , the lightning from the storm has
               hit a tree, I am scarred now, looking for all candles to light my way

                A loud Knock !  Again a knock , I  slam the phone down , fearfully
                 lock the door fast, yet trembling. It's as if someone is breathing 
                 a cold breath with a long finger nail running down my back ..
                Knock Knock again , I look out the peep hole, it is the police !
                 Opening the door , The Policeman says " We are checking to see
                 if you are Ok ? You need to let me in and stand behind me "

                  The policeman calls for backup to Elm Street .
                " Someone said they saw a tall man with a mask and knife enter
                 your basement , The storm has blown out the electricity, lines are down "
                Grabbing the cordless, I respond " someone just called , scarring me! "
               That is not possible , these lines have been down for hours , the person 
                 driving by called prescient on a cell. 

                    I try to get a line and the phone is dead ....

                 The policeman is searching the home with a flashlight .
                  As he goes into the Kitchen I see a large knife in his Back shirt ,
                  Now he is laughing ..the phone rings ..

                         'you're in a Horror movie contest '      

Copyright © Shanity Rain | Year Posted 2013

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A Modest Proposal: Sestina

I just want five minutes, just to pitch
My killer screenplay for a killer film.
The hunt for a serial killer
By glamorous profilers, nothing grubby
Or exploitive. Some partial nudity,
(Only if required). There’ll be a sexy
Enigmatic hero. First a, er, sexy
Sombre saxophone sighs; on a soccer pitch
Lies the first victim. Tasteful nudity
Reveals one poignant nipple. Open eyes film
Over, dead as moon craters, her grubby
Legs disposed like spoons. She was our killer’s
Anonymous mouse. Our glamorous killer’s
Eyes showed her useless terror. Our sexy
Hero runs a slow hand through his grubby
Hair (Cares too much to wash.) Things touch fever pitch
When the next is abducted. We will film
Her wide eyed writhings. Classy nudity
Perhaps. Some brief tenderness; nudity
Of course; our hero and his wife. (While killer
Stalks a frail, thinly sketched female. We film
From his point of view her private sexy
Underwear clad body.) I want this pitch
To emphasize our Fincheresque grubby
Vision is totally unique. Grubby
Walls connote moral decay. Nudity
Is not exploitive. Our hero pitches
An unorthodox solution. The killer
Is secretly his cross-dressing sexy
Partner. Twisty eh? Never seen on film.
Dressed to Kill? No. Nobody’s heard of that film!
(Who remembers the 80s?) In a grubby
Climax, the mousy cross-dressing, sexy
Basement stalks saxophone solos. Nudity
Washes its private underthings. Killer
Underwear is arrested. That’s the pitch!
Contains grubby scenes of sexy violence.
Contains killer nudity and mild scenes of extreme peril.
Contains high pitched screams and discarded spoons.


Copyright © Kevin Sharp | Year Posted 2013

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Marilyn Monroe - clerihew contest

Marilyn Monroe
Wore no panties you know
Knew just how to impress
With the wind and that famous white dress

Penned  28 May 2015


Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2015

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Rebel Alliance or 'Princess Leia's Speech'

Revolt! We must do all we can!
Empire rising! Stand strong!
Better fight if you want to stay free,
Emperor Palpatine must be stopped!
Let it be known here and now 
All must fight for freedom for all!
Leaving no creature behind, 
Leaving no planet unprotected!
I Leia, will lead this Alliance,
Against anyone seeking to harm us;
Never have I backed down! 
Can we all do our part?
Each of us must stop the Empire!

Copyright © Melani Udaeta | Year Posted 2013

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Schmoozing and talking
A grouping of film type folk
In the crowd tonight.

Copyright © Wm Paul | Year Posted 2014

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2001 A space odyssey

Sunrise on Mankind
lights raw survival
dawn brings the unknown
fear, intelligence
first tools and first fire.

Steps on the moon
but not alone
the ancient form
exposed, now calls

Mission on
under threat
Hal must kill

star child


January 6th 2016
For contest 'Favourite movie', sponsor nayda Ivette Negron

Copyright © Viv Wigley | Year Posted 2016