MangaHelpers Art Contest Week #29-30 - Survival Poem Voting Details: Voting will automatically close on October 29th at 23.00 PM GMT You may only vote once and for up to TWO of the submissions. Announcement of winners will be done soon after voting closes. If you have any questions regarding voting, they can be addressed HERE. Entry no.1: "These Broken Little Pieces" by riki These broken little pieces of me are scattered on the floor. They've been shattered due to life's unexpected challenges, hardships, and more. Nevertheless, they're salvageable. I try to put them back together again, but the pieces just don't fit perfectly like they used to do anymore. But I fix them the best I can, and they look just about right though imperfect, with its cracks and fissures. Nevertheless, it still looks like me only different now. Stronger and more resilience. For these broken little pieces is what makes me, me. Entry no.2: "Party" by TotalEcon Five Hundred Wagons A Harsh Winter Blows Down Pass Only Two Survive Entry no.3: "Floating World" by Shobu_Yoruichi Put away your hope, Put away your reason, Put away your purpose This is the floating world, Ether keep us within the globe, Gravity? Does your mind works? Because Newton tried to survive with that thought. Did you remove all your stuff? Great! Because now you will be able to, To what you ask? To live! Now be different, Be different than all those others that have no purpose to live. Entry no.4: "Resilience" by Lady pompom It isn’t a game There’s no winning or losing, You just survive. Through all your fears, Through all your hardships, Through everything that confronts you and your truth. Then, you stand, Victoriously, but not proudly, Because it’s just another day And there’s more to come. Entry no.5: "Survival is a Battlefield" by Brandish Enter a war of attrition Make ground for yourself Make ground for others Gain intelligence, lest you fall behind. Pay the toll of victory Pledge decades for shelter Refill the ice box to sustain the winter Sustain the cycle You won’t pick the time Nor the comrades by your side You will ceasefire nonetheless Many more will take your place Entry no.6: "Song of Survival" by Organizized Sing to me softly once more about Death For music breathes life into all When Death comes to life in your voice I will crawl before him, I will fall to my knees and beseech him "just one more song" And you'll sing to me softly once more about Life A song to outlive all the rest And Death he will patiently wait, unprotesting he’ll stand, undistressed To a song of survival ‘fore he takes me along Entry no.7: "Learning to swim" by Marmalade Sky She's not able to do it anymore A princess needs someone Someone to win her war A prince, brave and daring She is lonely, an eyesore If he was there, would that end the pain? x Far away, in a magical land She's drowning, people surrounding her Yet no one reaching out a hand The world, mean and cruel Strenght resources unmanned The expected road, a painful strain x The princess spots a star Light reaching the earth A new path emerged from afar Her own path, value unkown Step by step, into the hurricane Entry no.8: "Nobody Knows" by WithYouInSpirit "No one can tell me, nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, where the wind goes It's flying from somewhere, as fast as it can I could not keep up with it, not if I ran But if I stopped holding, my oars oh so tight, I would surge with the waves, for a day and a night The world wished to end me, but I stood up to fight Before I could end it all, I saw that bright light And so did I follow, wherever it blew, I should know that the wind Had been going there too So then I could tell that light Where the wind goes... But where the wind comes from Nobody knows"