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January 28th, 2019, 09:56 PM
Valentine's Micropoetry Challenge


A Media Team Fun Prompt - open to all members

Can you write a micropoem for Valentine's Day?
Then post them on this thread
Loving, laughable, sweet or sour - anything...

As a media team event, participation in this thread gives WF permission to publish any of the poems as part of our Valentine's Day promotion on social media, Flashes etc. Check out FB (https://www.facebook.com/TheWritingForums/), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.pt/flashesmedia/), andTwitter (https://twitter.com/writingforums) to see if your poem has been included.

Selected poems will also be put forward for possible inclusion on Flashes (https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/)

The WF Media Team

Micropoetry is a genre of poetic verse which is characterized by its extreme brevity. In other words, a micropoem is a short poem.
Micropoetry is a collective term for a variety of different forms of short poetry. As a poetic artform, it doesn’t really have any rules. Although it does consists of certain forms of short poetry with fixed rules such as haiku (http://micropoetry.com/haiku), tanka (http://micropoetry.com/tanka), senryu (http://micropoetry.com/senryu) and gogyohka (http://micropoetry.com/gogyohka).
There are also no real character length limitations either. The limits are set by the medium with which they are being shared, and also that invisible line where micropoetry becomes a regular length poem. This is why the majority of poems on this site are less than 260 characters, with a maximum of 160 characters (mobile phone limit).
Source: http://micropoetry.com/twitter-micropoetry

Put your best romantic foot forward and post your poems below.
(Looking for inspiration? Take a look at the selected poems from 2017 <<HERE (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/170047-WF-Micropoetry-on-Twitter-and-Facebook)>>)

CLOSING DATE 15th Feb GMT 00.01

UPDATE: To add a little extra spice to the challenge WF is offering a $/€/£10 Amazon voucher to the winner! The winner will be decided by a People's Poll which will run from the 15th February to
28th GMT: 23.00.

Phil Istine
January 29th, 2019, 01:30 AM
a card
with the wrong name
at least he remembered

January 29th, 2019, 12:14 PM
​Between the Covers

You penny dreadful thing,
a five and dime dame.
Whispering in my ear,
you still love to wear my ring.

Wise trollop queen,
you still know how many licks
to make your king's heart sing.

January 29th, 2019, 07:34 PM

pure essence
an immersion
infinite now
how wow

Phil Istine
January 29th, 2019, 07:43 PM
her eyes blackened
she wants to make up
St Valentine's Day mascara

January 29th, 2019, 09:27 PM
Valentine Memories

blood roses
a moonlit night
on a windswept beach-
moans kisses and
stifled sobs of

Keith Collins
January 29th, 2019, 10:50 PM
Amidst the revelry
His brown; hers blue
They meet
a merest hint of a smile
Connected souls
From across a busy room

January 30th, 2019, 12:33 AM

January 30th, 2019, 08:24 PM
lips are red
eyes are blue
now I love her more than you

Phil Istine
January 31st, 2019, 12:56 PM
One I posted on the forum a couple of years back. I can't be bothered to look for it but it's short enough to remember:

Cupid's arrows
target hearts
lovers quiver

Sara Ella
February 2nd, 2019, 10:15 PM
My whole heart
a part
missing you

February 3rd, 2019, 06:26 PM
The heart shaped box in pink
My favorite fake spring flowers adorning
Filled with my favorite chocolates
Ten years too late.

February 4th, 2019, 12:17 AM

Phil Istine
February 4th, 2019, 01:54 AM
heart-shaped balloon
filled with empty promises
ended by a prick

Could this one be improved upon like this?

heart-shaped balloon
filled with promises
ended by a prick

or even

heart-shaped balloon
filled with promise
ended by a prick

February 4th, 2019, 06:45 AM

February 4th, 2019, 09:58 AM

February 5th, 2019, 12:07 AM
Rose Scented Remembrance

She and me
The smell
of lavender

that shall
live on in her

Left empty
though still
in love with her

February 5th, 2019, 06:16 PM

February 6th, 2019, 05:56 AM

February 6th, 2019, 11:24 AM

Oh my too many s's again! Meme has been sent back to factory for corrections!

Phil Istine
February 6th, 2019, 02:30 PM
Wondrous Lucy, you look down from your cloud
at us mere mortals.
Your eyes are the stars
and your neck,
it drips with jewels.

A pass of your hand
shapes your cloud into words
that no man can understand.

Be my valentine

February 10th, 2019, 03:34 AM

February 10th, 2019, 06:13 AM

February 10th, 2019, 07:01 PM
Ah my sweet angel,
We've had our times,
But with your title
Nothing rhymes !!!

February 11th, 2019, 03:23 AM

February 11th, 2019, 03:40 AM

February 11th, 2019, 10:12 AM
Do you know why there is Valentine's Day?
Because it is a day that is the gift of love
to you and me, to all the loving couples, to
all the dating, being in a relationship and
being in a marriage bond,
it is for all the loved lives.

February 11th, 2019, 10:33 AM
My Soul
My Heart
My Mind thinks you
I think, no I don't think,
I am sure that
I am in love with you,
it is my love for you
that happened by
My Soul, Heart, Mind.
Will you be my VALENTINE?

Phil Istine
February 12th, 2019, 05:47 AM
Valentine couple canoodle
bare their souls and hearts
in the town centre park.

I find myself wishing
they'd find a room;
they're sitting on my bed.

Sara Ella
February 12th, 2019, 01:25 PM
Frost on glass
glimmering shards
patterns perpetual
hot exhale
hazing (blazing) view
in the moment
lost in you

February 12th, 2019, 05:15 PM

February 13th, 2019, 05:58 AM

A fast note to say I am new here, and in error, I was trying to like posts but instead was "unlike"ing them, lol hopefully I have fixed that! Happy to be here, and Happy Valentines day to all, this was a fun thing to participate in!!!!

February 13th, 2019, 08:14 PM
I always seem to procrastinate
hesitate and wait.
Now it's just a day away
and I have to think of what to say.
Oh what the hell
truth to tell
you know who
I love
it's YOU.

February 13th, 2019, 08:15 PM
I used to call her friend
but now I know her not
I used to hurry home
the why Iíve now forgot
the look is there
the dress the hair
but a stranger lives
behind those eyes
And love in my heart
It mostly cries

February 14th, 2019, 06:00 AM

February 14th, 2019, 06:11 AM

February 15th, 2019, 07:46 AM

February 15th, 2019, 08:04 AM

February 15th, 2019, 09:02 AM
This challenge is now closed. Some wonderful entries, thank you! All the micropoetry will now be put forward for a vote. We will set up a poll later today - watch this space!