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This is my first attempt at slam poetry, and I'm excited to film a performance of this piece over the coming day.
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Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Keeping the dream alive ~ Phrase contest.  September 30, 2010 - October 14, 2010

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Gold medal - Inconsequential
Silver medal - [writing deleted]
Bronze medal - Driftwood
Albert's award - poem: The Grief That Drowns You

Details

"FOR WE ARE DRIFTING IN THE STREAM OF THE WORLD."

Write a poem with the above phrase included in it. If it is not added you won't be eligible for consideration....sorry!

Crescent Moon ~ by Tagore


I want to give you something, my child,
for we are drifting in the stream of the world.
Our lives will be carried apart,
and our love forgotten.
But I am not so foolish as to hope that
I could buy your heart with my gifts.

Young is your life, your path long, and
you drink the love we bring you at one draught
and turn and run away from us.
You have your play and your playmates.
What harm is there if you have no time
or thought for us.


We, indeed, have leisure enough in old age
to count the days that are past,
to cherish in our hearts what our
hands have lost for ever.
The river runs swift with a song,
breaking through all barriers.
But the mountain stays and remembers,
and follows her with his love.


Enjoy and happy writing!

Helena :)


Prizes

1st 2nd 3rd & Albert's Special Award!

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Helena
Helena
N.S.W., Australia

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12 Contestants
12 Submissions
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Created Sep 30, 2010

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