MH Art Contest Week 13-14 ~ Hopelessness Poem

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  1. Holt

    Holt The Flash

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    MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 13-14 ~ Hopelessness Poem!

    Hello Everyone! Ready for a new round of the Art Contest? This time it is a writing one! The challenge is to write a Poem with Hopelessness as a theme.

    Category: Poem
    Theme: Hopelessness



    Source: pure-poison89 deviantart

    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.
    • Maximum text length is 30 lines.
    • No excessive, suggestive, spoiler, or porn-related content in the contest.
    • No plagiarizing is allowed.
    • Submission is open until May 29th, at 11:00 PM (GMT)

    How do I upload and submit my entry?
    1. Post your full text here in this thread.
    2. Choose a title for your entry, and post it in the format specified below.

    Post Format:
    "Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Artist Name"

    "Full text here"



    Voting Details:
    • Voting will proceed after submission period is over, that is May 29th, 2016 at 11:00 PM (GMT).
    • Announcement of winners and next contest and new theme will be done as soon as possible after the voting period is over.

    Good luck, everyone!
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  2. riki

    riki Storyteller

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member


    Sep 12, 2008
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    "Hopelessness" - "Only One Left" by riki
    I came up with this idea while driving to work one day.
    One by one,
    they hunt us down
    until I'm the only one left,
    and no one's here to save me.

    Their hounds bay
    as they pursue me
    every nights and days
    to the end of the Earth.

    I tried my best
    to evade them,
    but I hear their shouts
    become nearer.

    I can no longer flee
    for my wounds have burst open
    from all my running.
    All my efforts were in vain.

    So I sit down here
    and wait
    as I can only pray
    that my death will swift and painless.

    So then, I won't be alone anymore.
    Last edited: May 29, 2016
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  3. Nomi

    Nomi Registered User

    上級員 / Jyoukuuin / Sr. Member

    Nov 22, 2015
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    Holy Britannian Empire
    Hopelessness - "Escape" - by Nomi

    "Another problem, Another Day
    Another Way, Maybe not today.

    The Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the stars
    All of my face, covered by scars

    My heart, Left like a broken glass jars
    Our emotions arranged just like a deck of cards
    You won’t survive until all the cards burn

    The reality is that No one knows when it’s their turn

    A life like this, A life like this is not worth being lived.

    Not even a clue about when I might get killed

    When you don’t know what to do,

    Shout out to god

    Wait for a miracle that’s not going to happen

    Or try to make it out by yourself, Try to find a way,.

    I know I was lost, I want to come back..

    The path is clear,

    I can see it, but who knows if the destination really is near?

    Or if it’s just another mirage in the desert of the lost.

    Who knows if my heart is still stuck in the frost?

    All I have to do is find a way back home,

    The regret of the mistakes I made is mine alone

    The thoughts of people I can’t find,

    Thoughts of all that I’ve done wrong.

    No! No! No! No! No!

    Who knows what kind of a monster lives under the floor?

    Just a few yards to go, not any more

    But who knows what mystery lies behind the door?

    Maybe a monster, or perhaps another door

    What if all I saw is fake?

    How can I find another escape??

    I wish I can make it out.

    But then, Do they really even need me there? "
  4. Josef

    Josef Dank Trump

    九千以上だ! / Kyuusen Ijou Da! / It's Over 9000!

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    "Hopelessness" - "Blood of the Warrior" by "Josef"

    I cared a lot for days gone by,
    I cared a lot for smiles that passed,
    I cared a lot for children that cry,
    I cared a lot for the women harassed.

    I lived a life of joy and hope,
    I lived a life of beauty and wisdom,
    But suddenly I ran towards the rope,
    Suddenly I was enslaved by my kingdom.

    The kingdom of illusion was dear to me,
    The roaring voices and the passing of time,
    But now as I know that I am not free,
    Is the spilling of my blood a crime?

    Comments: There is nothing personal in this poem, just something that I came up with to fit the theme
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  5. arunghhfdgd

    arunghhfdgd Registered User

    初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner

    May 27, 2016
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    I hath no such care in this world
    for i m destined to die in this empty abyss,
    Darkness resides in my soul
    for its painted with pain and hatred,
    I fight for my land as a true soldier
    yet deep in my heart
    i know i am nothing but a sacrificial pawn.

    Its a duty they say ,
    but we y'all know its just a lie,
    Each flipping day i saw them
    the eyes of my enemies,
    it wasn't aflamed with hatred
    or whatsoever,
    rather a guilty and hopelessness look
    we were doomed and we knew it.

    The very thought of death
    is my gateway to paradise ,
    afterall i will be free from this
    hopelessness .

    i had a big bro who died from the war..... morever this poem doesnt talk about him but rather that exact opposite...
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  6. rawhr

    rawhr Registered User

    初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner

    Jan 5, 2016
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    Fire Nation
    "Hopelessness"-"Pit of despair" by "rawhr"
    I lie in a murky pit of despair
    No way out and no one to care

    My body is shackled,my mind restrained
    Candle of my soul is now flickering faint

    Cast away,thrown out,my future is bleak
    No water to quench me,no light on my cheek

    Darkness presses on, overpowers my soul
    Will no one help me? I am all alone

    Time will pass but the tides shall not turn
    Try as I may ,there is no escape that I yearn

    The abyss is deep,there is no way out
    I had a tiny candle and it blew out
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  7. kannazuki

    kannazuki News Writer

    英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member

    Feb 15, 2013
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    "Life's Worth" by kanna

    an elder observed to me:
    human lives are valued
    so much less these days
    than they used to be
    before wars overseas.

    focusing awareness
    beyond splits and cracks
    in history's crumbling façade,
    what was the pattern?
    which way the progression?

    weeks without the nourishing dirt
    days without refreshing water
    hours without the warmth of fire
    minutes with sails emptied of air

    why was it throughout time,
    patching one tattered soul
    meant gouging several more?
    how have we believed minds
    measurable in isolation?

    she felt lives were regarded
    with lesser value now than ever.
    even paralyzed by coexisting truths
    and paradoxes of measurement,
    I could only answer I disagree

    Comment: Free verse about my fruitless attempt to reply to some thoughts thrown my way the other weekend.
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  8. Holt

    Holt The Flash

    MH中毒 / MH Chuudoku / MH Addicted

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    Hopelessness- The Hunter and The Hunted- by Holt

    The moon is out
    The sky is weeping
    It's a hunting night
    And I am helpless

    The hunter is here
    And he intends to find game
    The gun sings and the blade dances
    Suddenly there is chaos

    The screams are piercing
    The shrieks are inhumane
    The world is dyed in red
    And all I can do is run

    One by one they all fall
    The hunter is intent on his fun
    We're naught but players in his game
    Willing or not, every one participates

    My back is up against the wall
    The others are gone, their game is over
    Perhaps they are at peace now
    But I'm still alone with a crazed predator

    The tears of the sky mix with mine
    My world is dark and empty and full of grief
    The hunter is about to turn the corner
    His footsteps are too loud..those are the steps of a beast

    He's here and I'm face to face with him
    Those soulless eyes gleam with delight
    The smoking gun is pointed in my direction and it intends to sing
    The hunter is down to his final prey
    And I am helpless..

    I've been meaning to make an entry for ages but haven't had much time to do one. I finally decided I had to pen something down since today's the deadline. In the end, the inspiration came swiftly and it took a few minutes to compose the poem and a couple more to edit.
    Tbh, I found it a bit unnerving since I had to visualize it while composing XD
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