Imagine if you will, being locked inside of a glasshouse alone, you are surrounded by nature and people, loved ones come visit you, strangers walk by you, seeing your every action, yet they are completely unable to make any contact with you. You can see the world around you, you cant escape it and you cant experience it.
All you have is your glasshouse.
What would you do, how would you react, would you cope? PoetryPlease
wants to find out exactly how you would cope with such a strange predicament. So, what are the details? PoetryPlease
wants you to write about how you would react to being locked inside a Glasshouse, with no contact from the outside world.
You cannot go outside, you cannot touch or speak to anyone, you can see the world around you, you can see people everywhere, yet you are completely cut off from everything, except your glasshouse.
Will you embrace your surrounding? Maybe you will find a nice corner in the house and have a mental breakdown, maybe you will try to smash the glass, shattering your way to freedom, or maybe running around the house naked is your kind of thing? Its completely up to you.
But wait, theres more
Being a PoetryPlease
contest we are going to add a little extra to this competition. Within your entry YOU MUST use atleast three (3) of the following words: Idyllic:
Extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. Inconceivable:
inconceivable, unable to be conceived, unbelievable. Phenomenon:
An observable fact or occurrence or a kind of observable fact or occurrence. Psychosis:
A severe mental disorder, sometimes with physical damage to the brain, marked by a deranged personality and a distorted view of reality. Squalor:
Squalidness; foulness; filthiness; squalidity. Vulnerable:
Open to criticism or attack, easily hurt, as by adverse criticism; sensitive, affected by a specified influence, temptation.
This contest is open to all styles of poetry, Additional points will be awarded for the following included attributes within your entry: </b>
Originality of the work.
Creative use of the situation.
Your poem could be serious, funny or even romantic, anything you want. If we get enough entries PoetryPlease
may divide the judging into categories, with a first place winner in each. You may indicate in your submission which category you'd like to be considered for if you so desire. So, how do you submit?
Submit you entry by note with "Glasshouse Contest" in the subject line and your entry in the body. Do not submit your entry as a deviation.
Any entry not submitted anonymously [as a note] will be disqualified.
After the contest closes, PoetryPlease
judges will select a winner based on the above conditions stated.
After the winners are announced, entrants are welcome to submit a deviation of their entry under their own profile. Speaking of the contest closing...
Entries will be accepted from November 01 and entries will close on November 30, 2009. There will be no exceptions, sorry. Winners will be announced on December 8 2009. What are the prizes?
The winner(s) will obtain:
1 x Feature on the club's front page.
1 x Feature on the page of ScummyVladDrac
1 x Feature on the page of Scream-Deafening
1 x Feature on the page of MESSENGER-OF-EVIL
More prizes added in the coming weeks. Questions?
Send us a note! Official Rules:
1. Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated.
2. You entry must fit the theme, but creativity is encouraged, so only obviously misguided entries will be disqualified.
3. You must be a member of PoetryPlease
to enter. To become a member, click here: PoetryPlease
and send a note with the Join in it.
4. Your entry must be sent by note no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2009 in order to be accepted.
5. Your entry must not be (or ever have been) submitted as a deviation.
6. All entries are to remain anonymous until after the winners are announced. Any breach will disqualify the involved entry.
The world is watching
Poetry Contest Admin.