Submissions MangaHelpers Art Contest #19-20: Love Story Poem

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  1. Kiki

    Kiki Stargazer

    MH中毒 / MH Chuudoku / MH Addicted


    Aug 23, 2015
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    MangaHelpers Art Contest #19-20 Love Story Poem
    We have Poem as this week's category and the theme is Love Story. Your task is write a poem based on this word. You can draw from your own experiences of moments of love story or interpretation of the word.

    Category: Poem
    Theme: Love Story

    credits: The Local

    What do I need to know before submission?
    • All members are welcome to join the contest. There is no minimum post or user status you need to have to participate.
    • Entries for the contest must be posted in this thread.
    • Each participant can only submit ONE ENTRY and it should be a new piece. So don’t try to be smart and enter a piece used in past contests.
    • Submissions not following the weeks theme will result in disqualification. If you have any question about the contest, you can ask it here.
    • No excessive, suggestive, spoiler, or porn-related imagery in the contest.
    • Plagiarizing will result in immediate disqualification from this contest and possibly future contests also. Leadership point deductions, loss of artist status and badges, and/or account bans may also occur.
    • Submission is open until August 6th, at 23:00 (GMT)

    Post Format:
    "Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Artist Name"
    Voting Details:
    • Voting will commence after submission period is over, that is August 6th at 23:00 (GMT).
    • Announcement of winners, next contest dates and theme will be done soon after the voting period is over.
    Good Luck, Everyone!
  2. riki

    riki Storyteller

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member


    Sep 12, 2008
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    Love Story - “Always Together” by Riki
    My inspiration comes from those stories about old married couples who died within minutes of each other. If that isn’t love, then I don’t know what is.
    We first met in first grade;
    Your desk was next to mine.
    So deathly afraid were we that
    Our things would touch due to cooties and all.

    Not to mention, I thought you were
    A Miss Know-It-All and a teacher’s pet
    While I’m sure you think
    I was an annoying, little pest.

    We met again in middle school;
    Our lockers were neighbors once more.
    This time, we discovered that we have
    something in common and soon become friends.

    We became a couple in high school
    During our sophomore year.
    "The ideal high school sweethearts,"
    Our friends used to tease.

    We didn't mind their ribbing.
    No, not at all.
    Because what they said was true;
    We were very much in love after all.

    We could talk to each other
    About our future dreams and plans.
    Mine was going to college
    While yours was to be a nurse.

    Everything changed
    When I was drafted into the war.
    We met one last time before I leave
    Underneath the sycamore tree.

    There, I carved our initials onto the trunk
    And asked you to wait for me.
    You promised to keep in touch until
    I'm back, safe and sound.

    During that terrible time while apart,
    We corresponded everyday
    Talking about mundane things
    To keep our minds elsewhere.

    Each letter, we professed our love
    Until I finally asked
    For your hand in marriage
    To which, you replied, "Yes."

    We got married after the war was over
    Much to everyone's delight.
    I still remembered that day
    As if it happens today.

    You - my radiant bride
    Your face glowed
    And your eyes twinkled
    as you walked down the aisle.

    While I tried my best
    To stop the tears from flowing
    For my hearts sang with joy
    At the thought of you being my wife.

    We started our lives together
    And bought a little house
    with a porch and a large backyard
    In a nice neighborhood.

    We started a family soon after
    Two boys and one girl.
    Soon, our home was full
    With laughter and joy.

    While I took care of the family
    With a 9 to 5 job,
    You postponed your dream
    To raise the kids until they’re old enough.

    Those were happy times
    And now, after several grandkids
    And great-grandkids,
    We’re still together.

    Throughout the years,
    nothing has changed between us.
    Our love remained strong and true.
    I love you, and you, me.

    You still make me laugh
    With your wicked sense of humor
    While I make you smile
    With my thoughtfulness

    Although we had our ups and downs
    (Though more of the former),
    We managed to stay as each other's rock
    Through those challenging times.

    Even today, everything’s still the same.
    Our love remains strong.
    We’re in the same hospital room;
    Your bed is next to mine.

    We were surrounded with love
    From our family and friends
    As I held your frail hand
    One last time.

    As you took your final breath,
    I whispered to you to wait for me
    Under that sycamore tree
    Where we parted long ago.

    And so I closed my eyes
    To fall asleep one last time
    For I’ll be coming soon
    To join you in the afterlife.

    Because this I know,
    We’ll always be together, you and I.
    Nothing -not even Death-
    can ever keep us apart.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2018
  3. Xadyu

    Xadyu Registered User

    MH中毒 / MH Chuudoku / MH Addicted

    Dec 8, 2008
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    Love Story Poem- “Give Me Love” by Xadyu
    My inspiration comes from actual experience, meeting that girl you loved with all your heart, but never being loved back.

    I remember when I met you,
    it was the longest night of the year.
    You had cold, dark but alluring eyes.
    I knew you were not meant to last,
    you blew past me like a powerful gust,
    and looked fragile like snapped flowers,
    an overwhelming wave,
    that brought no comfort in my grave.

    Two wrongs never make a right,
    but I made so many bad choices,
    that I wound up where I began.
    A sickening cycle, easy to love you.
    Getting to love me back was impossible.
    I clung to your chest till you couldn't breathe,
    if I slipped I clawed my way back up,
    until my nails shared the crimson of your blood.
    You were born a ghost,
    and I, I was your corpse

    Holding onto you felt like drowning in quicksand,
    I fought and fought, but always sank right back into your arms.
    I breathed in dust, I breathed in dirt,
    my lungs filled, all exert.
    My heart beating more slow and heavy,
    smothered by your existence.
    Every time I kissed you,
    you sucked out my breath.
    I died every day when our hands clutched.

    When I declared I loved you,
    I could feel your lips pressed against my ear.
    Whispering bitter disharmony,
    of everything I never wanted to hear.

    I remember when you left me,
    it was the longest day of the year.
    I swallowed down despair and sorrow,
    Wrecked the labyrinth you created within me,
    the one you didn't have to patience to walk trhough.

    That day, the sun set slow, dragging down the sky doubtfully.
    I'm alone, still, anxiously eyeing my goodbye.

    Hello, sleeping pill.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  4. Seraph

    Seraph Registered User

    英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member

    Feb 26, 2017
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    Love Story-Poem / "Medicine for my Soul" by Seraph
    My Inspiration comes from the Past Experiences and Lessons that i had to learn/make in the Past Year.

    I used to think that i'm all alone in this World,
    nobody to smile for nor to hang with.
    Blinded by self loath and suffering from the Past,
    in need of someone to show me a Truth i had long forgotten.

    Not much later and the long-awaited day had finally come,
    for i had met a sparkling Angel by pure chance.
    We got close rather quickly not a Day went by where we had not talked to another,
    It had been awhile since i had this much fun and more importantly...since i had smiled.

    I didn't have to pretend that i'm feeling good or be strong for her,
    because for her i was fine the way i was no matter the flaws or strengths i had.
    Nobody is Perfect they always say but to me she definitely was,
    And maybe that's why in the end i hadn't realized how dependent on her i had become.

    Cursed with doubts and without any understanding for her own circumstances,
    i unconsciously pushed her away from me.
    Despite her being the first Light i had seen in awhile,
    She was the same as me,just as frail,just as emotional,just as scarred as i was.

    She was a Person with the same sensibilities as everyone else,
    and yet i had forgotten exactly that.
    No wonder she wouldn't want to hear from me anymore,
    No wonder i would end up hurting her...and yet i thought of myself as the Victim.

    Driven by foolishness and anger at myself,
    i would continue walking down a Road filled with more grief and disregard from others.
    I did not want to learn i just wanted a sense of bliss again,
    as we all know the one thing does not come without the other first.

    Not too much later i would experience the loss of a close one to me,
    ironically someone had to die first before i would finally open my eyes to reality again.
    I endured and learned from my Mistakes,
    when Life feels terrible to you then you won't make it any better if you add more Negativity.

    Today i feel like i finally understand what i need to feel complete,
    it wasn't a clean conscience or anything like that.
    I only wanted to be loved and cared for,
    looking back at every Talk i had with her i realize that now.

    As an Angel has wings it may fly away,
    I who could only watch it fly out of my reach was left with only one last realization.
    All the times where we talked with another,laughed with another and had fun with another
    were truly Medicine for my Soul.

  5. MarmaladeSky

    MarmaladeSky Mangahelper

    上級員 / Jyoukuuin / Sr. Member


    Oct 2, 2016
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    "Hey Mister" - By MarmaladeSky
    Inspired by a past romance of my own. I cannot say it was a healthy relationship, it was more mind games than anything else. But despite all the horror it brought to me, I am quite grateful for it. I learned so much about myself, about humans in general. I still consider this person a friend to this day.
    Attempted to combine some more traditional types of poetry in this piece for a change, so it was something interesting for me to write.

    Chilled sweat
    Paradise of tricksters
    Insomniacs United


    Right from the start
    Numbered days of this strange romance
    Even though it feels
    Like it is something never ending

    I remember it very well
    The surges of panic in my body
    Your unforeseen anger and impulses
    Why does this feel so normal

    Time flies after a fleeting storm
    Kind smiles and shy looks
    The devious pair, you and I
    Maybe we were too much alike


    Look up
    Cherish our time
    Thank you
    Elusia, Lady pompom, Kiki and 7 others like this.
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