Take a Peek!

Take a Peek! | Memee's Musings

Submissions for this month’s poetry challenge have come to an end, and it is now YOUR turn to take a peek at the wonderful poems that were submitted for the theme #newbeginnings and then vote for your favorite!

Voting is easy.  Just go to the party, click thumbnails to read the entries and then when you’ve decided, click on the heart resting on the thumbnail of your favorite and your vote is registered. You only get one vote, so choose wisely!

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Voting ends March 31st, 2016.

Mad Scientist is Winner of Friendship Poetry Challenge!

Mad Scientist is Winner of Friendship Poetry Contest! | Memee's Musings

Mad Scientist (by Carlos Lewis)

I have had often the habit,
Of digging too deep,
Into the private lives and minds
Of those friends that I keep.
You see, I never found it wrong
Or intrusive if I strikingly asked
Those questions that are to answer
Difficult; leave them masked.
If I waited until we were alone
I might ensnare you with emotion
And then deliver that unwanted gift
Of a beckoning favor, of commotion.
Then my friends would, somber,
Try to evade my words, my voice.
I simply would return with a stone
Expression; I leave little to choice.
So in this way I could draw out
The answer that I craved so badly;
Be they underwhelming or shocking,
I desired them, I obsess madly.

Now you probably would look at me
And wonder how inhuman I act,
But I detest this view of my practice.
I am an indulger of mental fact.
What makes the mind tick?
What causes these humans to take
A form that creates their personality,
And in time, a tortured soul to make?
These are the burning questions
That I desperately wish to address;
Therefore, my actions are an act
Of science that evidently impress.
Only a mad scientist would delve
So deep that they risk losing it all;
Then I am mad! madly observant,
And I keep down the rabbit hole, I fall.

Each mind is so unique,
With all its experience and abilities.
They all open up worlds unknown,
And create endless possibilities.
For I myself am but one man
But in the equation I add a universe;
Now multiply that exponentially
And boundaries become reversed.
Now all of the planes of existence
Have opened themselves to humanity
And I am taking one small step;
Maybe for the sake of my sanity.
But I could endlessly keep falling,
Simply chasing, never ceasing;
However, I could never stop and see
All the beauty I would be releasing.

I’d rather explore the universes
That cross paths with mine,
For they shift my orbit and gravity
Much more than a distant shine.
For if I understand the connections
Between myself and a friend,
Then I also share in that link
A bigger world made by our blend.
This is why I ponder over their minds
And why I ask a burning question;
After all, it’s how I keep alive
My somewhat unhealthy obsession.
And in my craziness maybe you too
Have become excited to explore;
I say friends are meant to be known,
It’s what we keep them around for.

by Carlos Lewis

You can get to know Carlos and his writings over at his blog, Thoughts of a Trainwrecked Pineapple. He is absolutely one of my very favorite people whom I’ve met during this blogging journey. Please be sure and let him know how much you enjoyed his poem by visiting him and leaving comments.

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Submitted to Memee’s Poetry Parties by Carlos Lewis 2-22-2016.
Original Poem: Mad Scientist © Carlos Lewis 2016-2018. All rights reserved.
Mad Scientist is Winner of Friendship Poetry Challenge!© Memee’s Musings, 2016-2018. All rights reserved.

The wonderful photograph was taken by Elijah Henderson and acquired through Unsplash. It’s a great source for free photos under the Creative Commons Zero license, so check it out!

Poetry Party of Friendship

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Friendship can last forever or it can be brief but life altering. This month our poetic challenge is to share what friendship means to you, whether it is friendship in general, amongst a group of friends, between girlfriends, or with someone specific, tell us about it. Let your heart help us to feel and understand what friendship has meant to your life.

This month’s unique party hashtag for your posts is #CircleofFriends.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline is Wednesday, February 24th at 23:55 PST.
Submit now!

Voting opens at 00:05 PST on February 25th and ends on Monday, February 29th at 23:55 PST.*

*(If you don’t know PST just Google “What time is it now in PST?” and calculate against your time zone)

MEMEE’S POETRY PARTY RULES OF CONDUCT:

1. No naughty thumbnail pictures. (This will disqualify you.)

2. Submit the URL address to your relevant original poem.

3. Please try to visit at least two party guests, leave them a nice compliment or begin a friendly discussion with them. Mingle, people, mingle!

4. This party’s unique hashtag is #CircleofFriends, use it. Link back to me and, of course, if you tweet me, I’ll tweet you… tweet, tweet! (Even if you don’t have a twitter account please use the hashtag as a blog tag.)

5. Let your followers know that you’re partying at Memee’s Musings and they’re invited to drop in and join the party! Just give them this link: https://memeesmusings.com/category/current-party/ It’s also the perfect excuse to show off your participation badge!  Because I do not vote it is important that you participate in promoting the event. The more word of mouth the more activity and the greater the impact on your website.  So challenge your fellow poets to party with us and solicit your followers to read all of the poems and vote their favorite (while the voting window is open).

HELPFUL LINKS:

Here’s a Video.
Or if you prefer infographics, go to this post.

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties.

Photo courtesy of Judith Fashion. Her website is everything bracelets: magnetic, medical, designer, handcrafted; she’s got it all! If you want to learn to make friendship bracelets, Judith has the tutorial for you.

Dish Best Served Cold

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We’ve been doing a lot of happy poetry writing of late and so I figured it was time to flip the coin and see where some of the most powerful poems come from: Hate. We can’t all go out and do the things our imaginations toy with when someone scorns us, but we can get rid of toxic emotions by spewing them onto the pages of our diaries, journals and blogs. So this month it’s all about vengeance, baby!

Submit now!

Anyone is welcome to submit, no matter the age, the language, or the skill level. So challenge your friends: here’s the shortcode to this post:  http://wp.me/p5hvQo-z8

There are 5 simple rules to follow as well as door prizes and bragging rights. You can find the rules and answers to all of your questions at: Memee’s Poetry Parties. There is a lot of information to be found on that page, but if you just want to submit your poem or vote for someone, keep reading.

Submit now!

Submission deadline is August the 24th, 2015. And remember, if you want your fan’s support be sure and share the voting link with them during the voting window: August 25-31.

August 25-31, 2015: Vote!

So mark all the dates on your publishing calendar. Door prizes will be delivered via email. Good Luck!

Now I’ve got to go get to work on my poem. Hope to see you around the punch bowl!

☀ Memee

Poets: Last Call!

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That’s right, poets, you’ve heard me. This is your last call for submitting your original #summertime blues poetry.  If you really want to make an impression show up before that submission window closes.  Once it does the doors will be locked and the windows sealed, even a secret code won’t let late arrivals into the party. So don’t delay you’ve only got 1 day and 8 hours left to make it to Memee’s party platform. Votes for best poem will be cast July 26th-30th.

 

Submit now!

Between July 26-30 use the link below to cast your vote for the best poem.

Vote!