If you are a poet, or you just love poetry, you may want to check out Poetry Battle Friday on Twitter. This is a weekly poetry competition hosted by JD Greyson @jdgreysonwrites, an author and social media influencer from Urbandale, United States. JD wanted to create a space that encourages creatives to inspire and be inspired by poetry, to encourage interaction amid social media that invoke emotion, thoughts, and reflection. Each week on Twitter participants will challenge themselves to create a poem that must be contained to one tweet and be about the topic selected. Topic posts are made on Wednesdays to allow time for composing and the actual battle post is made Thursday after 5pm CST & closes Friday 5pm CST, which allows for participants all over the world to have equal visibility. Winners are then announced on the following Wednesday post. Poems are then viewed by a panel of anonymous judges who rotate each week to select a winner. Judges focus on several components including: Twitter likes, emotional connection, topic relevance, storyline, voice, & overall effect. The winning poet wins bragging rights for the week, chooses the next topic, and earns exposure by having their poem displayed on Twitter, Medium, Biopage, & Wattpad.
Momma always said we was poor but rich in love I never understood what she quite meant But it made the holes in my shoes not feel so shameful Now that I'm older and my shoes far from worn Momma's words help me to remember money isn't everything as our bond carries on
Walking toward the lonely shadows, figures of doubt whisper with breath rotten from lies. Down the downtrodden path running from memories of sweet love that was, isn't, and might have been—wandering lost in the labyrinth of the mind waiting for a glimpse of love, my Unicorn. @GrammarWarlock on Twitter
These whispers inside my mind Like bees Pollinating Imagination Into Possibility Unlocking potential With creativity Limitless gateways Hidden inside me My mind, the doorway Innovation the key This honeycomb of treasure Of my Artistic Individuality
I see All the things you don't see & All the things you don't want me to see And I still love you, Unconditionally Like an atom You & I share this space Of oneness As our souls are indivisible I am the proton To your electron Together, We are in balance
My lips--parched Longing to be quenched By the scattered drops Of your presence I gave you All of me Only to Receive Mere morsels, Bits of breadcrumbs Left along the way Leading me back to myself Devotion devoured Detoured by deviance Until one day I took back my power
Darkness tearing at my soul Like a thief in the night Stealing away happiness and joy Coldness spilling across my body A blanket smothering me with Doom despair and injustice I long for a beacon of light To repair my soul For I am blinded by darkness Begging to be set free
This travesty How dare they, I say! How dare they deny me my right to eat all the foods, all the ways, all the time! INJUSTICE! I cry! Never mind my thighs! Nor look at my belly The way it swooshes & sways I'm hungry always!!! I say! Death to those who don't obey!