Mark's Poetry Challenge to Wikinut Writers

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This is a poetry challenge anyone can take part in, it should be a fun exercise and showcase for your talents.

Mark's Poetry Challenge Rules

I will suggest a few titles, all you have to do is write a poem using one of those titles. This is a good exercise and helps break writers block.

I will list several titles, you pick one, "claim" it by making a comment below to show that you are writing a poem for that title - as poems are published I will link the title to the finished poem. I can only link one poem to a title so it is important you "claim" your title. Please only claim one title at a time so others can also get in on the poetry challenge.

This is for fun, sorry no prize money will be given. Have fun, and get writing.

I have tried to pick some strong SEO titles.

UPDATE - As poems are being written I am converting the titles to the links!

Poetry Challenge Suggestion Titles

Teenage Mothers - by Lady Aiyanna

End of the World 2012 - by Zach3000

The Year of the Dragon - by Songbird B
The Year of the Dragon - by Tess Irons

Google and Apple - by NancyG in TN

Dirty Global Footprint - by Rathnashikamani

The Aral Sea is all Dried Up

Rhode Island Red - by Richard Peeej

President of the World
- by Buzz

Lady Gaga in the Nude - by Buzz

Crime in the United States - by Buzz

Starvation in Africa - by Starrleena Magyck

New Leader in North Korea - by Buzz

What is Wikinut - by Steve Kinsman

Growing Roses - by Val Mills
Growing Roses - by Delicia Powers

Pictures of Life

The Secret Meaning of Life - by Buzz *

Fireworks and Bombs -by 1Faithmorgan

Patting Dolphins - by Lady Aiyanna

Sleeping with Both Eyes Open - by Lady Aiyanna *

Waiter, there is a Unicorn in my Soup - by Bridgette Williams

*A title was claimed by two people at the same time so may have 2 poems...

Notes and Tips

When adding tags to your article remember to use the key words that are in each title, as well as tagging with: poem, poetry, challenge. Always try to have 6 - 12 tags.

I should be able to find your finished poem to link it, but if for some reason I miss it after a day or two you can post a link to it in the comments also.

I also have a Factual Article Challenge, because over time factual articles tend to get more views and as such generate more income.

If you are not already a Wikinut Writer but wish to join and make your own poem Click here to become a Wikinut Writer - Get Paid to Write

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Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar johnnydod
30th Dec 2011 (#)

What a brilliant idea Mark, come on all you poets lets see what you come up with..... I really look forward to seeing your submissions

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author avatar Zach3000
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I would like to claim the title, End of the World 2012

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I can not wait to see what our great poets here come up with. Interesting idea Mark. I bet we end up with some great work. Good luck to all! Nice read Mark. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Buzz
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I'm intrigued with the "Secret Meaning of Life." I got it, I got it already..lol

Will publish 1st week of January. Thanks, Mark.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I wanted to claim The Secret Meaning of Life, but Buzz already got it, then I wanted End of the World 2012, but that's taken. I claim What is wikinut? but give me a week, o.k?

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author avatar Jerry Walch
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I am not a poet, Mark, and I definitely know it.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I want..sleeping with both eyes open....
thanks Mark

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author avatar Retired
30th Dec 2011 (#)

Sleeping with Eyes Wide Open

I lookat the world and see what I see,
Is it really what its meant to be.
I see the great sun, the moon the stars,
I see pain, strife the colour bars.

I see people killing and spilling hurting in vain,
I see the world fading and Creator crying in rain.
What do you see with the world around,
Do you see the beauty that does surround.

We are all asleep awake from your slumber,
For we are just ingesting whats all in number.
Open your eyes to see the love,
The greatest of greatest from Above.

It pours down like cascades, the waterfall,
It rains in anthems, the birds morning call.
It flows like the river to the heart of the sea,
If brings forth the life the great breath in me.

We take for granted the world around,
We search in dark places for higher ground.
To feel the enigma that lies with us,
We take our life a blessing make it a curse.

Why are we looking at so blind to see,
The greatest of greatest is love in me.
We can change the world with love around,
For its our thoughts that the world surround.

Sleeping With Eyes Wide Open see the clue,
The beauty of life around wash good as new.
Bringing together the world with love,
We owe our great existence to the one Above.

Open the eyes to learn our world,
Myriad possibilities so unfurled.
Change the outlook to kiss life,
Respect Creation, the Creators Wife.

By Anisha Achankunju (C) 31st December 2011


Happy New Year Mark....

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author avatar angel
30th Dec 2011 (#)

Can I have "Pictures of Life"? I want to try poetry this time...

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author avatar Valerie L Mckay
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I'd like to claim Starvation in Africa...

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author avatar Valerie L Mckay
30th Dec 2011 (#)

I'd like to take on the challenge of something besides romance and such....

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author avatar Val Mills
30th Dec 2011 (#)

Brilliant idea - I claim Growing Roses - though my husband will laugh at that one!

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
31st Dec 2011 (#)

I claim Walter, there is a unicorn in my soup. :-) I love a challenge. Brilliant title suggestions, by the way, so fun. Weeeee....off to write.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
31st Dec 2011 (#)

ps that's Waiter, there is a unicorn in my soup....lol, who is Walter? Hmmm, maybe he is the waiter...hehe. ;p

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author avatar Denise O
31st Dec 2011 (#)

LOL With my 40 some thing year old eyes, I thought Mark had written Walter also. Funny! I love that you picked that title Bridgitte, just perfect for ya. Ya nut!LOL

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
31st Dec 2011 (#)

Mark, I wish there was other titles on here to choose from because I would love to give challenge a try. Never have written a poetry of any kind on any level before. But if I don't choose from this challenge I like to see the next challenge is. I know it has to be factual article. I might be more up to that one.

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author avatar Val Mills
31st Dec 2011 (#)

Well Mark, it's done, you pushed me out of my comfort zone and my Growing Roses poem has just been submitted. Thanks for the challenge!

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author avatar Buzz
31st Dec 2011 (#)

Mark, I will submit tomorrow as I'm doing a lot of cooking today..lol, 7 hours to go before New Year's Day as I type this (Manila time).

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author avatar angel
31st Dec 2011 (#)

I just started mine this morning but I'm not finished yet. Same with Buzz - doing a lot of cooking plus I am taking care of my baby. (Cebu, Philippines)

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author avatar Songbird B
31st Dec 2011 (#)

Can I have Year Of the Dragon please Mark? Sounds like an interesting challenge...What a fantastic concept! Loved this...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
31st Dec 2011 (#)

Great challenging ideas.

'Dirty Global Footprint' is for me.

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author avatar rama devi nina
31st Dec 2011 (#)

Alas, I came too late to claim a title with which I resonate. Of course i wish I could claim to know-
The Secret Meaning of Life

LOL

:)

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author avatar ppruel
1st Jan 2012 (#)

Mark, I would wish I could write poem too using one of those titles. At this time I cannot decide yet. Happy New Year.

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author avatar richardpeeej
1st Jan 2012 (#)

Happy New Year all I would like to claim Rhode Island Red if nobody else wants it...

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

I am lost in the sea of comments that are simply amazing!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

Unfortunately I got here too late to claim one, but a great idea. Thank you Mark.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

I was recommended back to this page (I have nipped in before and thought maybe it was beyond my skill so just happily read the other entries however after some comments on my own page I reconsidered .. so here goes..

Can I take fireworks and bombs please if no one else has it.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Jan 2012 (#)

My submission has been published, thanks to Johnnydod for moderating and thanks to you Mark for the inspirational challenge.

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author avatar Tess Irons
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

I feel so challenged to write about "The Year of the Dragon", so I'll write my piece for this one.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

I will try Growing Roses...thanks Mark

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

Mark, if there are no takers, I'm interested to take on "The President of the World."

If there's one interested, I withdraw my claim.

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

I've got nothing better to do at the moment..lol

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

Go for it Buzz!

I will be sharing this on Facebook now, hopefully that will get you all some views.

I will make a factual article challenge soon too.

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

Mark, there's no one-sided views, I've got all of the participants here get the views they will deserve on my FB.

I will compose now. Oh, I've already told Rd that she can go on ahead with the same poem I composed as you now tolerated/allowed. The more the merrier.

Thanks for allowing two or more authors to pick one title.

Bless you, my friend Mark!

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author avatar Retired
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Mark would it be okay to do Patting Dolphins??? Been after that topic for a while but refraining myself from writing it for obvious reasons....

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author avatar Buzz
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Go for it, too, dear Aiyanna. I've done it with Mark's blessings.

Hi, Mark, 1Faithmorgan submitted his share too. Hope you got her there for the link.

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author avatar Buzz
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Mark, I've jacked up views considerably and earnings with your article. Now, if you will let me, let me take on "Lady Gaga in the nude." This time there's no turning back as long it's a play on words, a fun challenge.

That is, not if there is a Johnny come latelys.:)

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author avatar D in The Darling
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Mark,
How did I miss this? You're a genius and half. I should be getting mine in really soon.

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author avatar Buzz
6th Jan 2012 (#)

I want to write "New leader in North Korea." after I finish Lady Gaga in the nude. Then I'll pick another at factual article, Mark.

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author avatar Funom Makama
8th Jan 2012 (#)

Hello Mark.... There is a poem of mine which you moderated, is giving me a lot of concern. I cannot re-paste its link on facebook as many times as I want (just like other poems and articles of mine) and I do not know why this should be so... It's title is "Beautiful consists of more than one color... I wish you do something about this and see if there would be any correction to make... Thanks.

http://writing.wikinut.com/Beautiful-Consists-Of-More-Than-One-Colour/1m55hka_/

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author avatar Retired
8th Jan 2012 (#)

Hi Mark,
Taking on Teen Mothers....

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author avatar Denise O
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Oh well. I just worked on a poem for hours, as I thought no one had claimed it but, they have. I did want 'pictures of life'. I see you have added two poems to some titles. Can there be two poems for 'Pictures of life', please!:)

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author avatar angel
1st May 2012 (#)

I claimed that title months ago but when I started making it in my laptop, and left it for awhile, I suddenly realized that I was not able to save it and all got lost together with the poem...so, perhaps, you can claim the title yourself, Denise...I am happy to read it!

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author avatar Denise O
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Okay they claimed it at the same time. I see the *. Duh. Oh well, maybe one day I will publish it. To be honest, the reason I hesitated in claiming that title when I left my very first message. I was too nervous to even try. Lesson learned: Just jump in and accept the challenge from the get go.:)

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Yes for sure Denise, be happy to have you do it!

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author avatar Denise O
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Okay Mark. Thank you. I just did not want to step on any toes. I will submit it tomorrow. I have to admit, I am a bit nervous.:)

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author avatar Buzz
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Mark for the link.

Denise, dear friend, go, go, go! You will have poetic license to write poetry because you can disregard a bit of grammar to suit what you want to express. Poetry isn't all literal. It's metaphorical language at play, even an interplay of words as long as emotion speaks from within. Good luck, my friend.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you for your support Buzz.:)

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author avatar Buzz
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

Mark, if you allow it for my fifth attempt, let me take on "Crime in the United States." since there are no takers until now.

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author avatar NancyG in TN
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Mark, if I'm not too late, I see you have 2 titles unclaimed? I guess I will have to choose Google and Apple, because i do not have a clue about The Aral Sea is all Dried Up....

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author avatar NancyG in TN
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks, Mark for including me in this poetry challenge with my poem on Google and Apple! I put a link in my page to this one, waiting on it to be reviewed again! That was fun!

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author avatar Judy Ellen
1st May 2012 (#)

I don't understand why I am getting this now. I read all of my comments yesterday and had none left yet this comes up today with all of the titles already claimed by others. Something is wacky in wikinut! LOL Or is it that you want us to write on a poem that someone has already written on using their same title??? Would that not make them a bit angry using their title??

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
1st May 2012 (#)

Odd Judy, this article was from 2 months ago. I picked the titles myself, suggesting people write poems to that title, then linked it up when they did.

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author avatar Nitul anand
5th Aug 2012 (#)

Very ...very silent...
Adding to your... Star ...
Love pays risk !
Life pays sorrow !!
I will pay for love !!!
Will you pray for me ...???
The god !The most wanted !!

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author avatar Funom Makama
13th Mar 2014 (#)

Its really a wonderful feeling to know you are a poet Mark! I suggest you do something like this again (probably, this year- 2014)! I will be waiting for any challenge you will put up!

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