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The rules for the Daily Poem are simple, and are as follows:
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must be entirely original, and written by a single poet - collaborations are not allowed.
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<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must be in proper English.
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<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must follow the Daily Poem Format.
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<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> If there are spelling and grammar errors in your submissions that prevent them being featured, the Daily Poem bosses will notify you in the comments section of this page and you will be given the opportunity to fix them.
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<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Because of the aforementioned, the comment section of this page should not be used for chatter.

Failure to comply with these rules in two (2) sequential submissions or in four (4) totals submissions will result in an indefinite ban from the Daily Poem. Choosing to violate this ban will result in immediate entry removal as well as a warning from the Elftown Guards. To view a list of members who are not permitted to submit to the Daily Poem, please see Daily Poem Violators.

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The Daily Poem Bosses reserve the right to not feature poems based upon the quality of work. Those poems which are removed from the list of candidates will be deleted without question. Therefore we suggest that you make sure that you submit your best work as well as make copies of what you do submit!
These rules are very strict. However, it helps cut down on the number of featured submissions, allowing for a faster, more efficient Daily Poem process.

For more details, please see the Daily Poem FAQ.

Please submit entries to the bottom of the page!


A simple truth that was once told
A tale of fantasy that mortals behold
Of dragons, fairies, and so much more
That we hold deep inside our core
One great obsession that we adore
Now we see the world was bold
Our dreams of a place where we can hold
The creatures of our fantastic dreams
Do exist inside us it seems
Exploding through our creative seams
So we can embrace them with our hearts
And see them physically with our arts

Written by [Koho Ai]

End of the Line

I don’t know why I cling to you in spaces so lonesome
but push you away at the slightest movement;
because I feel that you will run anyway and I know it can’t last forever
because nothing does.
Because I always end up back where I started,
in a vicious cycle where I am always wrong and I deserve nothing
because nothingness I am
and I wonder if this is how all souls feel
or if I am the sole one
like this.
And that I push and let you drift away because
like all the others,
there was nothing to tie us together anyway.

Written by [Akayume]

The phoenix

As a fleck of blue heat,
a bird's schematic
that kindles in an oxygen gust

Does it grow up to do all the same things?

Written By [dark starlight]

For him

In the beginning I felt like I’d found what I was looking for
you were my one.
I’ve grown since then and realised I wouldn’t follow you anywhere.
Not because I don’t love you but because I love myself.
I have a life here.
I have dreams and aspirations and they aren’t built around yours.
I wish you treated me the way I deserve.
But im tired of asking that of you.
If you wanted to, you would have by now.
I hate the way you make me feel.
I hate that i love you.
My mind is smart but my heart is wounded and hopelessly in love.
I wish I could leave.
But im scared to be alone, and im scared to let you be someone else’s.
I’m not ready to let you go, I still have hope that you’ll be my one.
But im not giving up everything I am, for you.
My life wasn’t built around marriage and love.
It was built around me and my happiness.
I come first this time.

Written by [LIL_ELF_GURL14]

In The Box

Pandora had a box
Unknowing of fear
Only aware that the gods were good

What greater gifts
Could be found
In this box?

Pandora had a box
Unknowing of violence and pain
Only knowing the gods to be kind

What greater gifts
Could be found
In This box?

Pandora Had a Box
That when opened
Fear and dread
Pain and Violence
All Woes were to be had

Pandora had a box
and at the bottom was hope
There was no need for it before

What Greater Gifts
Could be found?

Written by [pegasus1000]


Sometimes I think
The map of my mind
Is like a northern country
With jagged edges and piercing fjords

And sometimes,
I see a southern waste
Where the heat has dried
All life to sand
And the sun beats endlessly

But then,
In moments of silence,
When the world seems to stop
And the corners of my mind
Fill with quiet

Then, I realize,
The map of my mind
Is a country town
Where the church has a steeple
And Saturday is market day

Written by [Triola]


Plans are candies to the fates

Plans crumble, with things
that are unavoidable.

Hopes for tomorrow
turn to sand falling into the sea

Now the Dreams that were.
Took the time to hope for.
You know will never be.


Then to rebuild
Just to have it all happen again.

Yet hope remains
that in the end some plans
will find their way to being reality.

Written by [pegasus1000]

to resistance

you age in circles of wood,
your heart revealing the frost you withstood.

the wildest stories of sun and wind
can all be read on your defiant skin -

on which your eternal, purifying tears
preserve the present and all past years.

you whisper and wander, though you stand still,
your raging desire, another's thrill.

you are a hunter, silent and cold.
your tale begins when all is told.

Written by [törnen]

Tuesday haiku

You are like the sun;
enriching, burning, causing
DNA damage.

Written by [törnen]

To my lovers

Like a loud noise
or an unexpected presence
yet another thought of you
causes a wildfire to spread
from kidney
to chest
to melancholy

to a shiver
into a smile -
and I miss you,
glad that what we had
is all we had.

Like a drug, nothing beats that first high;
like an unyielding cancer, it's still there.
Buried deep in my brain,
the urgent desire
for a sugarcoated memory.

Written by [törnen]

The Hour Glass

Time eating to eternity
Ravaged by the animals
That pick and claw at it

The Fire that burns in us
Dropping slowly to the end

Slipping sand into the sea
Consumed by the tides and
Cast into the eternal abyss

Never failing to run out
Right as time is up.

Written by [pegasus1000]

25 August 2011

Tiny dancing colts were the first
         to trick this sad ire –
   Cracking a smile in spite of my darkness.
And boy, weren’t you glad?
    You’d been trying all morning,
       Between coffee and kisses,
    Showering joy in your own brand of love.
Take me far from the ocean,
    From the last name to haunt it,
   The gentle giant soul tortured in its throws –
         Far from the blue on blue,
            white, cream and gold.
Try to distract me
     with the green, green back country
   Full of outlaws and farmers,
     Ramshackle houses, tomatoes and groves.
I adore the fields of Brahman and Bradford
    (With their sweet, soppy faces),
  Sheltered under palm or embracing the rain
        like the blessing it is –
    No-sodium tears brimming the swales,
       Sheeting my nerves ever so feebly.
Forget the deception that your fickle sea offers,
  Dulling the mind with its rhythm and pulse,
     Calling you in
     As if you’d be safe in those arms,
        So swishy and fluid –
        Those arms won’t keep you from harm.
Out here you’ll find truth
     in each bead that you’re sweating
  It’s hot and you know it
    - Black, brown and green.
  Hard-lined yet soggy
     Broken, forgotten
       No depths to hide in,
       No pastels or sweet breeze
    Lulling you into dangerous idyllic dreams.
Death flaunts its existence –
    Gems bloating the highway
    Memorials to the facts and just how they go
       Not glitz-pocked or famous,
   But muck-stenched without tides –
Life is cruel and restless,
     It is pain and decline.
  You can fix broken wings,
     Bringing hope and all pride,
         Just to see it ripped apart
         as they’re shot from the sky.
And I think of all this as I sit and you drive –
     You bring up things of bliss,
     turn up songs, and just try,
         While I’m heartbeats away
         from a full-swelling cry…
              Until I see those tiny colts
              in the green, green to my right,
      Rearing and prancing, all young and alive.

Written by [kamisch]

26 August 2011

Eight hundred eyes and dragonflies
   Looking for a break
         For the summer winds to give a damn
                     Not fling them to the rage.
The ocean’s been so punishing,
       Destruction in its wake
       Jellies tangled in the tide thrown
            To sand
                 To sun
                     To fate.
       All the pink life baked to pale,
                 Dissolved so slowly
                              Then erased.
There’s yet a draw in the fury’s storm
      You can’t help but appreciate,
          As it calls eight hundred eyes
             To their demise,
             Feeding its hungry waves.
The scene’s surreal along the sea,
      Where death seems a welcome treat –
           The sun is high,
                 Drenched in delight;
           Flowers bloom with vibrant life;
      Still the waters thrash and growl and bite,
               While the air’s abuzz,
                     Boasting dragonflies –
                     Tiny, spritely dancers
                   Clouding the clear blue sky.

Written by [kamisch]

27 August 2011

When all you want is that quiet place,
    Where the world d i s s o l v e s
                        and you can rest
       Always, when you’re not your best,
    Time fleets on wings and shakes its fist.
                    Little dreamer,
           You’re looking very weary.
That thund’ring head is a heavy blow,
          A sickening sulk inside your skull
             Keeping your eyes a-seeping.
When work bellows its steady discord,
      You won’t want to wake,
      For you just know
         That sleep,
                  Sweet sleep…….
        Will d r i f t ……to a hazy past,
             Into an ancient realm
                    Your mind can’t grasp,
             Making you face your decline.
      Still you tie up your guts,
          And pound the caffeine -
Throw a curse to the Fates for being so obscene
     Work through the night
                     A puppet on their thread
         And wait for the morning
                 So you can sleep
                          Sweet dreams.

Written by [kamisch]

28 August 2011

You brought me back to life
       using coconuts and waffles -
   Simple things not known to work.
And I’m not sure if I thanked you,
     But it was there…
                   Back in my mind.
The glee that comes from being caught
        On a hook
    With syrup and creamy peanut butter,
       To be ignited,   
It’s about as sweet a way to say, “I love you”
               As any gem, card or flower.
My budding energy was burned
         On cat baths –
                 That sweet tort’ring of pets;
         On packing for tomorrow,
                  To where you can’t go.
             Anything to divert attention
                    for you to get home.
That puddle I was
       For all of yesterday though,
       It couldn’t cohere
           to much more than this cheesing
                 (despite all the fur)
So that’s just what I’ll give,
       As I smile oh so silly,
          Swing from your neck
              and mention all that I did
                      in your absence.

Written by [kamisch]


To touch the lips of knowledge
From on high a rose of malignant beauty
An infection
How dare we to question
Question the enormity
The purity
Indignant indifference
To absolute zero
Frozen petals a nice shade of blue
Burning green
Integrity, an equanimity endless
Stepped on light
Feathered clouds of weight
Light, temperate
Sun on soft wind on green stems
Fire on petals
Lips on fiery knowledge

Written by [*OGD*]

Madman in My Skin

Sitting on a park bench
Drowning in paper
I'm really not unhinged
Not yet, but check back in later

For there's a madman in my skin
Reaching in, peering out
Sounds of fury, wearing thin
Time to scream, to cry, to shout

Like icy stone, stoned ice
My flesh will shatter or spew
Or melt without the flood, splice
Split to carve something new

Someone or something hold my hand
It really hurts me not to bleed
Oh, the terrorist brand
Of a life lived without want or need

There's a madman in my skin
A presence slightly vexing
I didn't intend to let him in
But I found my body flexing

Madman in my skin
Like a fresh tide on sad, dry sand
Madman in my skin
Pink, purple heart mended in hand

Madman in my skin…
And he's falling through my pen.

Written by [*OGD*]


Frozen white and ice encrusted,
Hear the pain of friends mistrusted.
Slow and cold, a daily death;
The foggy white of my warm breath.

Is it moving? Can you hear?
A tiny sparkle, a diamond tear?
A graceful fall; an ugly crime.
This is called the passage of Time.

Written by [Lirerial]

What It Evoked

Today was the day I found your crumpled little skeleton
hunched over the wheel
a host to the dust growing on the rubber
You looked like you were bracing rebirth
about to climb out of mother's womb
sneak through the dark of her walls
dance and recoil
but there you were, in the car instead
honking the silent horn after the midnight screw up
Now you're looking trapped in death forever
And though I both pity and envy you
I cannot help but feel that somehow
we are both the same.

Written by [To the Welkin]


What is love?
Why must we fall into it?
People do stupid things when they are in love.
They buy gifts for no reason and feel lighter then air.
But then at the end of it all after all the gifts people change.
Some for the good,
Others for the bad.
When people turn bad it all breaks down.
When people turn good others call it denial.
So why do we fall in love?
Because we are human.
Made of only flesh and blood.

Written by [Stephen]


Spring is a new beginning
with much to do and to see.
New opportunities are waiting
to make our dreams flourish and bloom.

It's such a grand time to plan change,
to begin the new start we may need.
To try something bold and brazen,
to reach for the stars and succeed.

Spring is a new beginning,
a precious new chance sent to us.
We chase our dreams and capture them
with joy in our hearts each day.

Written by [Stephen]


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2012-01-06 [Flisky]: Then Sammie would have stepped up and claimed it. She can claim it, however it would be disqualified from being featured.

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: Whyzzat?

2012-01-06 [Ravendust]: Because it wasn't actually written by her, unfortunately. Can't claim what you didn't create...

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: And you know she didn't actually write it? How could you possibly know this?

2012-01-06 [Ravendust]: I was here the day it was posted, I don't remember who wrote it but I know it wasn't her, plain and simple.

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: So, you just know? That's it, then? Your assumption makes it fact?

2012-01-06 [Ravendust]: I've also read a fair bit of Sammie's poetry on this page when they're submitted, its not her writing style, the words aren't her. My assumptions don't make anything fact, but either way I think the matter has been discussed and we need to quit with the chatter before one of the bosses scolds us! :)

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: A true poet doesn't have just one style. You're implying Sammie isn't capable of differing in her technique, which is kind of insulting.

And no, the matter has not been discussed. Your unwarranted postulate in regards to the poem and follow-up refusal to defend it by no means counts as a discussion.

2012-01-06 [Flisky]: It wasn't posted by her, therefore either it was posted incorrectly, which means it cannot be featured, or it wasn't her. End of discussion. Please take any more comments on this matter to private messages. Any more comments will be removed.

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: What if the poem was removed and then re-posted by her? Would it be eligible then?

This question is highly relevant to this wiki. It isn't spam and it isn't useless chatter. It's something I would very much like to have answered. Is there a certain reason you don't want to answer a simple question about the rules to a wiki on the wiki in the place that was intended for questions?

2012-01-06 [Flisky]: Mort, I said to move it to private messages, but I will answer here.

It would be the same as removing another poem by someone else and reposting it as your own. It is not allowed and will cause the member to be banned for stealing/posting work that isn't yours and claiming it is.

That is the last to be posted on this matter.

2012-01-06 [Lord Josmar]: Also Mort wrote is because when it was posted he was the last author.

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: That's because I stole it from posted it for Sammie though. With her permission, of course. Her computer wasn't working right and she couldn't post it, so she asked me to do it for her. Ain't that right, Sammie?

2012-01-06 [Olwen]: Is there any available link to the Queue page?

2012-01-06 [Linderel]: [Olwen]: No, there is not. It's not a public page. Why do you ask?

2012-01-07 [kians mummy]: [Mortified Penguin] submitted it, proof is on page 3249, I'll do the dirty work for you :)

2012-01-07 [Mortified Penguin]: ...

2012-01-07 [kians mummy]: lol, never new you was that soft lol

2012-01-07 [Mortified Penguin]: I'm gonna kill her, you guys. You guys... I'm gonna kill her.

In any case, blah blah chatter take it to Bob's Diner. (but seriously though... gonna kill you)

2012-01-08 [kians mummy]: I will not be submitting anymore poetry to here


1. The bosses are bent, example, they waited until I deleted my poems then started putting poems on mainstreet again.

2. It's not daily, it's not even monthly, it should be called featured poem instead.

3. New bosses are needed, more than two bosses should work on here as there isn't enough.

2012-01-08 [Akayume]: Sammie, correlation does not equal causation.

2012-01-08 [Flisky]: Sammie, I sent you a message.

2012-01-08 [Olwen]: [Linderel] I was just wondering is all (:

2012-01-08 [Susie-Q]: Hell. I lose my internet for a month and crazy stuff starts going down. I do agree that the mainstreet feature poem should be updated more frequently. As far as the bosses, no complaints thus far.

2012-01-08 [Olwen]: Maybe there could be another boss to help pick the poem, if the other two bosses are otherwise engaged and cannot do it themselves.

2012-01-09 [Flisky]: [MyAlterEgo]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: I know this is a stupid question...but what's wrong with the format? Lol, is it the commas?

2012-01-09 [wicked fae mage]: A stab in the dark, I think it's the colon. I am pretty sure it is supposed to be signed as

Written by [wicked fae mage]

2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: Thanks :)

2012-01-09 [wicked fae mage]: You're welcome :)

2012-01-09 [Lord Josmar]: Yea, they are real format Nazis here on daily poem, lolz.

2012-01-09 [Flisky]: [Mortified Penguin]: please fix the submitter name of the poem you submitted or it will be removed.

2012-01-09 [Mortified Penguin]: [Flisky]: No need for yelling. Also, HA HA HA HA... no.

2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: [kians mummy], I've noticed that you made a few grammar errors, and that you're missing a word, just in case you wanted to know.

2012-01-09 [kians mummy]: Where

2012-01-09 [pegasus1000]: [kians mummy] in your poem why I'll send you a message about it.

2012-01-10 [kians mummy]: Done, I think x

2012-01-10 [Flisky]: Sammie, just one more format error in "Why".

2012-01-11 [pegasus1000]: sammie: first stanza third line too should be to. ;)

2012-01-11 [kians mummy]: All done, thanks to everyone who helped me xxx

2012-01-24 [Flisky]: [Kestrelfeather]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-02-13 [Flisky]: [American Revolutionary]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: how can i join this? :D

2012-02-18 [Flisky]: Place a poem at the bottom of the page, follow the rules posted, and be patient. :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: umm...i can try. I'm a bit new v.v

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: is this how you do it? o.o

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: you click edit and add it to the bottom of the page. Unless you're unable to edit for some reason, then you would send it to one of the mods. :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: ummmmm o.o i uuuhhhh...i will just delete it and not worry about it anymore v.v

2012-02-18 [Avaz]: Please don't let it overwhelm you. If you have any trouble with it, many people would be more than happy to help you through it. :)

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: oh no, don't do that. Submit your poem, that's what this page is for!

2012-02-18 [Flisky]: Just send it in a message to myself or one of the other Daily Poem Bosses and we can post it for you.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: well i will try. Do i just submit my poem on here on the comment area here?

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: above the comments is the icon 'edit' click on that, scroll to the bottom of the edit page and submit your poem there.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: okay...let me try
-sighs- i'm making this more difficult then it is v.v

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: Nah, its tough getting used to the way things like this run, you'll get it though, feel free to message me anytime if you have questions. :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: is that how i do it?

2012-02-18 [wicked fae mage]: If you put it on the wikipage and not the comments, and had one less space between the last line and your written by line, yes :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: oh? well i'm trying to get use to all of this ^^ Being new sucks XDDD

2012-02-18 [Linderel]: Well, Flisky put it on the page for you. :) For future reference, there are detailed instructions on the Daily Poem Format page which should be helpful.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: Okay now i see how to do it. Thanks XD

2012-02-20 [Flisky]: [Roma]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-02-21 [Linderel]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue. :)

2012-03-02 [Flisky]: [Teleryn]: please fix the format of your submission and place it in the correct spot.

2012-03-05 [Flisky]: The poem The Minstral has been removed for not following format.

2012-03-29 [Fallen Child Athena]: Im almost tempted to put up my new one.

2012-04-08 [Susie-Q]: Ive been neglecting my poetry. Ive been spending my time working on a sci-fi project. But i do feel i shall have some new material up soon. To all who run this page and participate in/on it, keep it coming, love you all. <3

2012-05-13 [Nuriko-kun]: I love this place so much :D Which is why I keep spamming y'all with my poems every time I remember to log into ET. Hope you don't mind too terribly!

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: [Ravenclaw]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: Really Flisk? You're hassling me over a couple spaces? lol

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: *cough*Written by [Ravenclaw]*cough*

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: A colon... really. *sigh*

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: *resists the urge to laugh* And the capital B. (I'm a picky format Nazi.)

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: Then fix it ya own damn self lol

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: I would, but my phone be hating this page. :/

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: fixed.

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: Thankies! ^_^

2012-05-28 [Tickle Me Emo]: My poem is (intentionally) kind of odd, so if it totally violates Daily Poem rules I will be more than happy to take it down. But mostly it has to do with what constitutes "proper English" (an issue I have been thinking deeply about since taking classes on teaching English and working a lot with ESL speakers).

2012-05-28 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: [Fallen Child Athena] Typo in 'Suicide'.

2012-05-28 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: [LIL_ELF_GURL14] Space under title.

2012-05-30 [kians mummy]: [9jlriexqk,ktpk] I wouldn't do this as the wicked bosses may haunt you for thinking your trying to take over there job, they did to me. :)

2012-05-31 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Strange. I'm just pointing out a typo. I don't have an interest in working for free ;) Nor do I have the time ^^

2012-05-31 [Flisky]: Pointing stuff like that out is best left to the bosses or in private messages. :)

2012-07-02 [Fallen Child Athena]: I'll fix it. I cant spell at times >.<

2012-07-02 [EmeraldGrizzly]: I hope the *coughs*, *chokes*, *breathes* actions format is OK :)

2012-07-07 [Flisky]: I'm going to say it's fine.

2012-07-07 [EmeraldGrizzly]: Thank you *bows*

2012-07-14 [wicked fae mage]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue page.

2012-07-14 [Ravenclaw]: Just out of curiosity, may I ask why?

2012-07-14 [Linderel]: It's something that is done periodically when the queue starts thinning out. The poems that are transferred are always taken from the top of this page. Having a separate queue page is slightly less overwhelming for us than simply going through this page every time we update the slot.

2012-07-14 [Ravenclaw]: Ahh, I understand. I thought maybe the herd was thinned for other reasons. It had me worried for a sec. A "What if my poems suck?" kinda moment lol.

2012-07-22 [EmeraldGrizzly]: "Fan-work is not allowed unless the source material is now in the public domain." I was curious if this could be explained in great detail/a good example given please & thank you.

2012-07-22 [Linderel]: A poem about Harry Potter would not be accepted; a poem about Shakespeare's works, on the other hand, would. Public domain means that the copyright has expired. If you want to submit a fan poem, you'll have to make sure that the original work on which the poem is based is old enough. Was this helpful?

2012-07-22 [EmeraldGrizzly]: Perfectly! Thank you! Honestly if an explanation like this was already up there I'd been fine from the start. Just a suggestion! Thanks again!

2012-07-23 [wicked fae mage]: Without getting a lawyer to explain it further, this should be a sufficient explanation: public domain explained.

2012-07-23 [Linderel]: [EmeraldGrizzly]: I was going to say that you'll usually find answers in the Daily Poem FAQ, but there was nothing about it there. Suppose I have to go and fix that. :P Check the whole thing again while I'm at it. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. :) For a quick fix, might as well add that link to the top of this page.

2012-07-24 [EmeraldGrizzly]: No problem, thanks again! Though I might have preferred the lawyer... :)

2012-08-10 [kians mummy]: Are my poems in the other queue? x

2012-08-10 [wicked fae mage]: I took the queue from the top of the page until about the middle a few weeks ago. If you had poems toward the top that aren't here now, they yes.

2012-09-19 [Ravenclaw]: Ignore me. I have a bad habit of clicking edit on any wiki I go to XD

2012-10-12 [Flisky]: Poems go on the page. If you cannot post them, send them in a message to one of the Daily Poem Bosses and we will post it for you.

2012-10-15 [wicked fae mage]: Some of the poems have been moved to the queue page.

2012-10-19 [The Only The young]: My submission:

The Mime of The City
The mime doesn't know time,
He seems insane,
Yet some what kind.
But his soul is filled with shame.
For when people pass by, they laugh at the mime with no name.
He cannot sing, or shout,
He can only dance and act,
For voice he lacks.
He might;ve lost his voice in war,
Or something even more.
Yet people still laugh at the mime,
That cannot sing,
But can rhyme.
The city is teaming with life,
Yet he is lonely,
Having no wife.
All he sees is death's scythe.
He works all night and light,
Making about 50 cents by dawn.
He rests about 2 hours a night,
He sleeps on the sidewalk,
Grasping all he owns,

Written by [The Only The young]

2012-10-19 [Ravenclaw]: "[Flisky]: Poems go on the page. If you cannot post them, send them in a message to one of the Daily Poem Bosses and we will post it for you."

2012-11-11 [Flisky]: [MyAlterEgo]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-11-13 [MyAlterEgo]: What's wrong with the format? I think I'm missing something...

2012-11-23 [Flisky]: [Galax'Or]: Your poems has been removed due to plagiarizing.

2013-01-10 [wicked fae mage]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue.

2013-01-19 [Artsy]: I might have asked this before but... is there an archive of past featured poems?

2013-01-19 [Linderel]: When you go to Main Street and scroll down to the poem slot, you'll see a button that says "More poems". Click that. Then just click "read older poems" if you're not searching for anything specific. If you are, you can search with username, house number, or poem title. :)

2013-01-19 [Artsy]: =D Thank you! I forgot the poem I had featured the first time. XD I've been trying to find it.

2013-01-29 [kians mummy]: - The Badge Reward System/b needs correcting. :)

2013-01-29 [kians mummy]: That's better lol, I will be doing some more poems soon. x

2013-01-30 [kians mummy]: I just put a ruler in as [Chaos Called Creation] forgot to put it on. :)

2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: Love the Hedda poem lols

2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: I feel stupid for asking this but where is the view older poems link? X(

2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: Ha jk found it

2013-02-03 [American Revolutionary]: my poem "Jessica" is a poem dedicated to a girl i was with..[Eloura] who passed away...i was nervous to put the poem up because i dont like showing my emotions...but its time i let other people read how i express my feelings, and as i sit here typing with tears in my eyes i shall post it

2013-02-03 [Linderel]: I'm sorry for your loss. However, we still need you to follow submission rules. Please take a look at the Daily Poem Format and fix your entry accordingly. :)

2013-02-03 [kians mummy]: I love it x

2013-02-07 [American Revolutionary]: all i was missing was the "by" lol my bad, i fixed it..if theres anything else wrong ill fix it as well

2013-02-07 [wicked fae mage]: [American Revolutionary], please fix the format of your submission.

2013-02-08 [American Revolutionary]: fixed

2013-02-08 [wicked fae mage]: [American Revolutionary], there are still errors with your submission.

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: hazaah finally have a new pot. <3 This pleases the great will of the macrocosm

2013-02-10 [Linderel]: [Susie-Q], your format needs to be nudged a bit. :)

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: In which direction?

2013-02-10 [wicked fae mage]: The Daily Poem Format and other members can be consulted for how your submission should look down to the last tag.

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: Hows'at look now?

2013-02-10 [wicked fae mage]: It looks fixed to me. :)

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: cool beans

2013-02-11 [Flisky]: What happened to [LIL_ELF_GURL14]'s poem? That needs to be fixed.

2013-02-11 [Susie-Q]: i think that might have been me actually, my phone was having issues when i was posting my last one. do you happen to know what it used to say? and sorry [LIL_ELF_GURL14], if it was me didn't mean to botch your writing :(

2013-02-11 [Ravenclaw]: You can always view a past version of the page, copy the text and replace it in a new edit.

2013-02-11 [Lord Josmar]: There should be a restore previous version button or something that the owner can use and it will take it back. It will erase all changes though.

2013-02-11 [Flisky]: No. I got it. I was on my phone last night and now I'm on my computer.

2013-02-11 [Susie-Q]: Crap there I go mussin things up with my lack of computer knowhow

2013-02-13 [wicked fae mage]: [American Revolutionary], your poem has been removed for violating the The Daily Poem Format. Please read the rules about formatting before submitting a poem again.

2013-02-13 [Susie-Q]: yo they do military funerals, give'm a break. that's some heavy shit having to watch fellow soldiers be put in the ground every day

2013-02-25 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: lol. im assuming its fine now? :P dont worry about it i have it saved in my "poetry" wiki

2013-02-25 [Teufelsweib]: I like yours, [Triola] :D

2013-02-25 [Triola]: Thank you :D Heartbreak makes for good poetry :P

2013-02-27 [wicked fae mage]: [LIL_ELF_GURL14], you have already submitted a poem you put here on the submission page.

2013-02-28 [Susie-Q]: A good part of that is spelling and grammar corrections. XP

2013-02-28 [Mortified Penguin]: Not even close. There are wikis on Elftown with upwards of 15426 page edits...

2013-02-28 [Susie-Q]: truly a marvel to behold

2013-03-15 [Susie-Q]: love the "in the city night" poem. It's refreshing reading a poem that's not about love or heartbreak. Gets real stale after a while

2013-03-15 [törnen]: thanks, [Susie-Q]!

2013-03-15 [Susie-Q]: Just keep posting good stuff :)

2013-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: But without your poems, how will Elftown function? D:

2013-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Why would they warn and ban you at the same time? What purpose would the warning serve?

2013-03-22 [Avaz]: Same reason ragequitting annoucements would serve, I imagine.

2013-04-09 [wicked fae mage]: I moved a chunk of the poems from this page to the queue page leaving a few up for format references. Keep writing, guys!

2013-04-18 [Flisky]: [kians mummy]: Please fix the format of your submissions.

2013-04-24 [Flisky]: [kians mummy]: Please fix the format of your submissions or they will be removed.

2013-04-24 [kians mummy]: Huh, they are fixed?

2013-04-24 [Flisky]: The format is still wrong.

2013-04-25 [kians mummy]: What is wrong with it?

2013-04-25 [kians mummy]: Right, I have fixed what I thought was the problem, so if this is not correct please tell me what it is, and just a suggestion for the future, if there is a problem with the format, describe what it is to the member instead of just putting please fix the format of your submissions, according to my computer, the format is correct, so I do not see what the problem is.

2013-04-25 [Chimes]: The reason the bosses don't tell you what is wrong is to ensure you read the rules and check the appropriate page (or even look at other submissions) to see the correct format. :) They're not doing it to be mean.

2013-04-25 [wicked fae mage]: If you are unsure as to what is wrong with the format your your submission, consult Daily Poem Format.

2013-04-25 [Alexi Ice]: Can I give her a hint? I'm gonna' guess you either need to capitalize the W in written...or take out all the commas... Or both. Also in that last poem 'me' there is an extra 'ever' in the last sentance.

2013-04-30 [Flisky]: [kians mummy]: Your poems are still not fixed.

2013-04-30 [kians mummy]: So wy has everyone got a space between there poem and the <hr> code then, seems to me that I am the only one sticking by the rules proper format.

2013-04-30 [Ravendust]: [Susie-Q] - your poem 'Is it Just Memories' actually has an error at the bottom, I'd check it out and fix it ;)

[kians mummy] - *hint* your format error is a simple one, just look closely, compare it to one of the other poems, you'll see it.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, Sammie. Use the one I submitted as a guide.

2013-05-01 [Lord Josmar]: Oh my goodness, that poem hurt my brain Mort.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Sammie's poems are fixed. The spacing thing is fine, so long as they keep the hr tag.


[Mortified Penguin]: Please fix the format of your submission.

2013-05-01 [kians mummy]: Ha Ha, never seen one like that before, and [Flisky] although not intentional, it was a good come back lol. :)

2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: Bwa hah hah hah hah hah. It's a masterpiece, truly a wonder to behold.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, is it fixed now? And what should I do about a poem that needs to be slightly different than the daily poem format allows for it to properly convey its poetic message? I've seen poems that were allowed before that didn't follow all the rules at the author's request, like ones with varying capitalization, but I don't know the extent to which I can be different. Is it not a poem if I don't adhere to the structure laid out for me? Am I not an artist if I don't color inside the lines? How can I express my true emotions and poetic prowess with so many soul crushing limitations? But still, kinky soul crushing action aside, there's the issue of not knowing what I'm allowed to do. The rules state what I can't do, yes, but they aren't absolute, as I've observed. So, what then can I do? What is and is not wrong with my poem? It also says the bosses won't tell me what is wrong with my poem, but this is more of a question about the forced format and the rules.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Mort, there's nothing wrong with the poem. Merely the format.

And please take the chatter elsewhere.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: The way it's formatted is essential to the poem.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: That little unbolded 'h' in the title is used, partly, to foreshadow the inadequacy of the poem. The indention on line four is used to show that line four has been indented. And the part about me saying it was angrily written by me is supposed to be reminiscent of an angry father or creator and his sad, beaten child, which symbolizes the poem. That part is necessary to get my point across on child abuse. And all the little mistakes show that it's broken and different, but it's still trying. Nothing about it is right, but it's still up there doing its best, despite its upbringing. Despite its drunken father beating it. The title is wrong, the body is bad, and the ending is the coup de grâce that makes the poem what it is. It's perfect in its imperfections, you see, and is representative of many things, all of which I can tell you when I think up what they are.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Yes, but the author line is...not correct.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: But I need it to be like that for the poem to be complete. That's the most important part of all. D:

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...But not with format. If it's part of the poem, then make another author line.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: But then it'll look stupiiiiid! :(

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: I can't have my work of art looking weird! All I'm good for is my poetry and if my poem looked askew, I'd be the laughing stock of the poetry community!

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...Just fix it or I will remove it. It already looks weird. So no worries about that.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: *sobs bitterly*

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, now it's fixed and flawless.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Now you're just trying to annoy me.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: Nuh uh, all those "Written by [Mortified Penguin]" lines were part of my updated poem. They were supposed to show an echo of the author, explaining who he was and that he too was flawed, and then it finished up with a "Written by anonymous" to signify that the author himself wasn't even the author and that there's a mysterious third party, which is an effect often used by Poe and Rembrandt in their poetry. The uQt'd <hr> at the end shows that the poem is complete, but still, following the motif of imperfection, flawed.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Just no.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: And the rules also state, "The Daily Poem Bosses will not correct your submission for you." But you "corrected" my updated submission. That's cheating. D:

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: The Daily Poem bosses also reserve the right to remove poems from the page and ask people to stop commenting and posting. Please do not make me do that Mort.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: Actually, the rules state that they can, "reserve the right to not feature poems based upon the quality of work," not based on personal vindiction and jealousy of an author's talent. And there's nothing about them being able to stop commenting and posting that's relevant and actually about the submissions and the rules. There's just a short request that chatter be kept off the page, so that the things I'm trying to discuss can be discussed. However, I will concede to you and leave it at that and not further edit my now mangled poem. I hope you are happy.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: On that note, I would like to point out that I've submitted a new poem and would like to make sure it's acceptable. Is it acceptable?

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: There are things about not spamming the page. And yes, that's fine, if that's what you want to post.

2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: your eloquent use of the English language is causing my diaphragm to erupt in uncontrollable spasm leaving me in tears on the floor. I believe the pigmies of Africa refer to thus phenomena as laughter. It's so painful yet beautiful. Bravo mort, you have used speech to send my abdominal muscles into convulsions. All praise "written by [Mortified Penguin]"

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: That is a good point. But, so this page isn't clogged with spam about how great my poetry is, please take it to Daily Poets' Choice. And feel free to nominate my poems to be on Mainstreet while you're there!

2013-05-02 [Susie-Q]: Too lazy. But someone definitely should. Yeah, definitely.

2013-05-06 [Flisky]: [pegasus1000]: please fix the format of your submission.

2013-05-10 [Susie-Q]: spacing from what I see. Though im running on two hours of sleep and a hangover so I could be mistaken

2013-05-10 [Chimes]: Because the bosses haven't replied yet: I do believe the error that was there has been fixed. It looks fine to me now. (There was a colon where there shouldn't've been.)

2013-05-10 [Flisky]: Oops. Sorry. This page was lost in my wiki comments section. Yes, the error was fixed.

2013-05-25 [kians mummy]: So have my poems gone to the queue?

2013-05-25 [wicked fae mage]: Yes, if the poems were here before, aren't now and:
-they weren't removed after a warning was given about a mistake
-you didn't take them down

2013-12-31 [wicked fae mage]: [dark starlight], please fix the format of your submission

2014-04-29 [Mortified Penguin]: I fixed it for her, since I owe her for introducing me to Elftown.

But we're totally even now. >:o

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