TSR Poetry Competition: Write a poem about pride!

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It's competition time again!:yay:

Here in Creative corner we love a good poetry session, and this time the theme is pride: since that is what TSR is celebrating at the moment. :pride:

You could write a poem about sexuality, gender issues, social attitudes, or anything else you can think of.

Your poem doesn't have to be directly about Pride, you could make it about something you're proud of or someone who's made you feel proud about yourself.

Remember if you think something you're sharing could be quite emotional for somebody to read, you may want to add a Trigger Warning at the start and maybe place your poem in a spoiler.

If you're struggling, or can't think of anything then just share a poem that you like from somebody else (and make sure to give them credit). Image


The competition will close on 5th July, and the winner announced (by me) shortly after. Image

The prize is a handsome 250 rep points for the winner, and a cool 100 rep points for the runner up! :awesome:

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You can find more pride content here. :pride:
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Can I post a poem that I’m proud of?

A yellow hard case, covering me.
Though sometimes goes brown, but not on the tree.
If you see me at night,
You’ll have some fun alright,
This double entendre is my garuntee.

I’ve been enjoying writing poetry during lockdown, Limericks, or near-Limericks are my favourite! Hopefully people know what it’s about
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Can I post a poem that I’m proud of?

A yellow hard case, covering me.
Though sometimes goes brown, but not on the tree.
If you see me at night,
You’ll have some fun alright,
This double entendre is my garuntee.

I’ve been enjoying writing poetry during lockdown, Limericks, or near-Limericks are my favourite! Hopefully people know what it’s about
Of course - I love it. :ahee:
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I really need to get back in the zone of when I actually used to be good at poetry at school (like 8 years ago)
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I'll try and have a go at this!
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i'm locked behind double doors.
one door for lockdown
one door for the closet.
im locked behind double doors and there's no way out of either.

it's stifling sometimes.
sometimes its hard to breathe.
you feel that you're always going to be alone and it's never going to end.
some days are better than others though.

TRIGGER WARNING - it's emotionally discussing being in the closet. :yep:


i think of mine more as song lyrics than a poem...
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poetry isn’t my strong suit, but i just wrote this and i’m pretty proud of it. it’s a way of saying thank you to someone who has really helped me come out of my shell and helped me become who i am today 🌟


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Months ago I felt zero,
But you were my hero.
There for me always,
With a helpful phrase
Or two.

You always knew what to say,
To make my day.
You always made me smile,
Even if it took a while
Thank you.

Now I know my worth,
And my place on this earth.
Right now we’re in lockdown,
But I’m not wearing a frown
I’m smiling.
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This poem is not about me. It's inspired by a very touching story someone sent me about being in the closet in a conservative country. Of course, I will not add anything that alludes to their identity:

Home is where the heart is
Or so they say
For me, it is where I feel gray

Lumps in my throat; shameful words I can not say
The “unnatural” butterflies as I approach him they violently sway

Maybe I just need the medication?
Will I only then be accepted by my family and this nation?

Living in an archaic prison of someone else's creation
I am forced to follow someone else's narration

Bow down to your creator for He is fair
Yet somehow He cursed me to live in eternal despair

Home is where the heart is, but indeed;
Home is where the heart needs to be concealed
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(Original post by Synergy_)
This poem is not about me. It's inspired by a very touching story someone sent me about being in the closet in a conservative country. Of course, I will not add anything that alludes to their identity:

Home is where the heart is
Or so they say
For me, it is where I feel gray

Lumps in my throat; words I can not say
The butterflies as I approach him they sway
Maybe I just need the medication?

Living in an archaic prison of someone else's creation
I am forced to live under someone else's narration

Bow down to your creator for he is fair
Yet somehow He cursed me to live in constant despair

Home is where the heart is, but indeed.
Home is where the heart needs to be concealed
ohmygoshhhh this is written so so beautifully 🥺💫
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(Original post by ella’s words)
ohmygoshhhh this is written so so beautifully 🥺💫
Thank you so much Ella :blushing: Yours is quite beautiful as well 😍
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i love this idea!! :^_^:
will definitely submit one soon - does it have to rhyme?
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does your roommate have a boyfriend yet?

i imagine the yes,
then the no, then the sort of --
and the laugh. how the truth
cloaks their shoulders
like a cobweb, how the hum
of the engine feels suddenly
too loud

she'll be hiding her boyfriend
in the closet -- i gather the flags
and the anniversary cards. the little
rainbow, suddenly so fragile
it might break

apart in the drawer,
the queer camouflage
that holds every fragment
of the last three years
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(Original post by ella’s words)
poetry isn’t my strong suit, but i just wrote this and i’m pretty proud of it. it’s a way of saying thank you to someone who has really helped me come out of my shell and helped me become who i am today 🌟


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Months ago I felt zero,
But you were my hero.
There for me always,
With a helpful phrase
Or two.

You always knew what to say,
To make my day.
You always made me smile,
Even if it took a while
Thank you.

Now I know my worth,
And my place on this earth.
Right now we’re in lockdown,
But I’m not wearing a frown
I’m smiling.
Good poem
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Blue
Why is the sky always so blue?
You might not even notice, or maybe you do.
The soft hues of lapis, the cobalt at night,
Always so distant but always in sight.
Well if I were to tell you it kept deep inside,
Worries and doubts it held up so tight,
You’d scorn and dismiss me, “Why do you care?
The Sky’s always blue, there’s nothing wrong there”.
But in through my window, I’d see it looked drained,
It could no longer keep itself happy, my mother would say.
The remarks and insults soon became sore,
The sky could no longer hold up them all.
A drizzle became a spitting, a terror grew wild,
It rampaged and screamed, so much like a child.
It cried and it cried into the dystopian lights,
Of a world that had torn from it it’s sight.
I rushed out and held in my heart it’s great eye,
Torn and blistered, an ocean gone dry.
And that one smile, that one mindful face,
Halted it’s path, though so little in trace.
It confessed to me in a helpless sigh,
“They don’t see past blue, they don’t see why,
I am so injured by how they fly by,
Past my dismal grey and hide from my plight.
I am not one colour, not another, even three,
There is a kaleidoscope so don’t describe me,
How you feel necessary, how you feel’s right.
I am my own rainbow and to you I’ll shine bright!”.
It ran across the land, pecking on each cheek,
A path of pure beauty, for those who all seek,
A happier ending, a benevolent trail,
So please, I implore you, seek truth in this tale.
-Moonbow


Aaaaaaand we are done and ready to go! God I wish English language had a poem option for creative writing 😔
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Why is the sky always so blue?
You might not even notice, or maybe you do.
The soft hues of lapis, the cobalt at night,
Always so distant but always in sight.
Well if I were to tell you it kept deep inside,
Worries and doubts it held up so tight,
You’d scorn and dismiss me, “Why do you care?
The Sky’s always blue, there’s nothing wrong there”.
But in through my window, I’d see it looked drained,
It could no longer keep itself happy, my mother would say.
The remarks and insults soon became sore,
The sky could no longer hold up them all.
A drizzle became a spitting, a terror grew wild,
It rampaged and screamed, so much like a child.
It cried and it cried into the dystopian lights,
Of a world that had torn from it it’s sight.
I rushed out and held in my heart it’s great eye,
Torn and blistered, an ocean gone dry.
And that one smile, that one mindful face,
Halted it’s path, though so little in trace.
It confessed to me in a helpless sigh,
“They don’t see past blue, they don’t see why,
I am so injured by how they fly by,
Past my dismal grey and hide from my plight.
I am not one colour, not another, even three,
There is a kaleidoscope so don’t describe me,
How you feel necessary, how you feel’s right.
I am my own rainbow and to you I’ll shine bright!”.
It ran across the land, pecking on each cheek,
A path of pure beauty, for those who all seek,
A happier ending, a benevolent trail,
So please, I implore you, seek truth in this tale.
-Moonbow


Aaaaaaand we are done and ready to go! God I wish English language had a poem option for creative writing 😔
This is so beautifully written Moonbow <2 PRSOM
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This is so beautifully written Moonbow <2 PRSOM
Thank you! I do like doing a bit of rhyming 🥳🥳🥳
PRSOM right back at ya for being so kind 🥰
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These are soooooo beautiful <1 <2 <3 <4 :nyan:
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(Original post by Synergy_)
This poem is not about me. It's inspired by a very touching story someone sent me about being in the closet in a conservative country. Of course, I will not add anything that alludes to their identity:

Home is where the heart is
Or so they say
For me, it is where I feel gray

Lumps in my throat; shameful words I can not say
The unnatural butterflies as I approach him they violently sway

Maybe I just need the medication?
Will I only then be accepted by my family and this nation?

Living in an archaic prison of someone else's creation
I am forced to follow someone else's narration

Bow down to your creator for He is fair
Yet somehow He cursed me to live in constant despair

Home is where the heart is, but indeed.
Home is where the heart needs to be concealed
This is so good wtf literally felt a lump grow in my throat as I read through the poem.
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