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New Co-founders!

Hear ye! Hear ye!

We have two, count em' TWO new co-founders.
You will love them just as much as I do.

We welcome to the team, DominaMoon :icondominamoon:
and prettyflour :iconprettyflour:
They will be working alongside the fabulously talented, outrageously funny, and my sweet and faithful friend, the awesome miss DearPoetry :icondearpoetry:!
She loves this group and has been working hard for it for a long time, and DominaMoon and prettyflour love this group as well and will help me make sure it runs smoothly and stays the place you want it to be, and maybe even to make it better. :heart:

These three ladies are amazing and I thank them for joining this team with me and our contributers who also work to make this group what it is

LJ :iconxlntwtch:


Shawna :icondreamlightning:

Ben :iconaumnren:

monsieurwar :iconexnihilo-nihil:

Keith :iconquestingpoet:

Zean :iconunspecifiedunknown:

Moriah :iconriseandbe:

jade-pandora :iconjade-pandora:

Eric :iconwayward-lines:

Rachel :iconfuzzyhoser:

BookofNorth :iconbookofnorth:

and Joanna :iconamarum:

Last and certainly not least, I want to thank all of you, because this group would be nothing if you were not here, putting your hearts and souls into the poems that you write and submitting them here to this group for others to come and read. We are all very thankful that you do so. I am honored by every single person who joins, and you are all appreciated here. I wish I could express to you what every one of you and what every poem you trust in our hands means to me, yet all I can say is, I thank you. I will do my best to do more for you. And remember that if any one of you needs to talk, I am here for you. All you need to do click on the "Welcome Home" blog and add your comment, if you want to see if there are any other people who might answer with advice, or those who might share your problem, but if it is more personal please note me and never feel afraid, or worry that you will be bothering me. To help others, that is the main reason that I started this group. Whether it be through poetry or by having it be a safe space where anyone could feel free enough to talk to me or anyone else here.

:heart: Shanna, :iconthelunalily:


We at Poets-and Warriors wish you all the best.

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Group Rules

Welcome to Poets and Warriors! This is a poetry group with a main emphasis on creating a welcoming environment to share your work and receive constructive criticism, support and making some friends who share your love of poetry.
If you join, and want to submit to this group, then please read the following guidelines as they will help you to better enjoy the experience here, and to ensure your work is accepted. Thanks in advance!

:bulletred: Guidelines :bulletred:


Who Can Join?
- Anybody with a deviantART account can join.

Who Can Submit?
- Only accepted members of this group can submit to its galleries.

How Do I Submit?
- Look at the galleries we have and decide which one your poem would best belong in. Submit your work to that gallery. **Submitting to the wrong gallery could mean your work will be denied or removed.**

Do You Accept Fan Fiction?
- NO. There are plenty of other groups on DA for that.

Do You Accept "Mature Content"?
- Yes, but only if there is a mature content filter on it. If not it will be denied and/or taken down.

Is There A Limit To How Many Works You Can Submit?
- Yes, you may submit three works daily.

Can I submit to the Featured Folder?
- NO. The Featured Folder is for contest winners (etc..) only. Any submissions to the Featured Folder will be denied. This is to help keep the place organized and give proper recognition to those deserving. Any suggestions submitted cannot be your own work, but the work of another talented writer you wish to feature.

Can I submit to the Favorites Folder? How many?
- You may submit 1 per week. You may not submit your own work. Show off your fellow artists in the Group's Favorite Folder.

Art theft is taken seriously and any form of bullying will get you banned!

Please respect ALL of our rules. They are here to help!
We hope you enjoy our group!

Admins

Hi! I'm TheLunaLily, but you can call me Shanna. Writing is my life. It's my passion, and the reason that I'm here today. My Muse is my savior. I love reading and writing poetry, I'm self-taught and I wouldn't have it any other way. (Imperfections can show emotions better than calculated rhymes.)
I have a huge heart, big enough to fit all of you in it. I would love to get to know each and every one of you. Don't be shy! I'm always up for a chat. And if you ever need someone to talk to, note me. I will be there for you, to talk to or just to listen. Whatever you need. :heart:


Hey, guys! It’s Banshee here, but feel free to call me Kayla! I’m a fun loving art major who loves her some poetry. There is just something about the written word that has me crawling back for more. -Like at 3am when inspiration always seems to find me.- I don't mind though!! And I'm sure I'm not the only one that's been there! I’d like to get to know all of you! Notes make me smile, so hit me up with one some time and we’ll chat.

Greetings from prettyflour, otherwise known as Cindi! I am a women, wife and mother who is in love with words. I love reading and writing in all its forms. I suppose a have a special appreciation for poetry; I adore the freedom it affords and the imagery that can be created with just the right strings of words when put together. Just like Shanna, I am self taught and I think that we, who teach ourselves, have the benefit of using experience and emotion in our poetry, which translates easier and true. We live, we love, we write from the heart and soul. I'm proud to be part of this group and yearn to help inspire. If you need me, note me! I can be a great listener, a sounding board or be here for you if you are in need of an honest and unbiased opinion. :heart:


Hi guys! I'm DominaMoon otherwise known as Ava. I've absolutely loved both reading poetry and expressing myself through poetry since I can remember. I'm fascinated by both the written words, and the people behind them, so if you ever need to talk, or just have someone listen to you, I'll gladly be there for you like my lovely fellow admins :heart:

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DFC 2016

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 13, 2017, 2:33 PM
Hello everyone,

    I hope you all are enjoying 2017 so far.  :heart:

        Today I am featuring works written for :iconprojectdfc:'s December Forms Challenge 2016.  There was some FANTASTIC poetry written this year. Here are some of my favorites.  


Rainbow of RosesThey say that roses are red, but
Never forget roses can be:
Orange, pink, yellow, white, and more –
Different, but just as vibrant
Shifting SeasonsOnce October’s orange and brown quilt of trees
Cover each horizon-hugging hill and valleys of old,
Trembling like bare-backed ballerinas in the breeze,
Frail foliage falls and coils to hide from the biting cold –
Waiting while winter kisses the expectant Earth once more.
Shuddering, leaves fall from festering branches to the dirt floor
As crisp snow sinks softly to the soil, sparkling in the pale sunlight
And the crooning Christmas carolers roam through the world of white.

Oceanic DreamsWaves kissing the shore
Lull me deep into the sea,
A dream to explore


Three Holes in the Wall (DFC #17- Three Miracles)One hole for the lying boss who let me go in the name of "downsizing".
One hole for the cheating whore who was once the girl of my dreams.
One hole for the fricking robbers who left me with nothing but a lumpy chair to sit in.



Winter's SolaceSnowflakes swirl on the light breeze, dancing about gracefully.
Winter wonderland unfurls, dressing the land lavishly
in silk-spun threads of glitter, with icy fingers warmly
molding the surrounding land, to reflect sunlight brightly.
The snowflakes line my body, dewdrop kisses along skin
and silky strands of long hair, melting from my heat within.
My heart warms with thoughts of you, and the time that we played in
our own private universe; your song and my violin.
Melody guiding my hand, I had steadied the bow strings,
listening to your sweet voice, while we composed sublime things.
You song took root in my heart, and there it endlessly sings
with unconditional love, unmatched by the wealth of kings.
CantamosAs the snowflakes fall upon the Earth,
the final chapter closes.
Mourning while they say their last goodbyes,
they cover you with roses.
Yes, they cover you with roses
and sing bittersweet songs without cease
to slip you softly into the ground
so you may finally be at peace.


DFC 2016 #9 - The EintouWisdom
10-12-16
I'm yours.
Together we
Live like fish in water –
Apart we are a dry river –
Be with me always, please,
So I may have
Water.


DFC 2016 Day 7: Daughter UniverseThe moon shed more tears
    on that arduous night,
although she would never
    admit it.  To see
her daughter in love with a
    child of the light
compounded her heartache, for
    he, too, loved me.
Oh, son of day, verisimilitude
    may yet insist
that sun and moon and you and I
    can never coexist.
Thus fate contrives to separate us in this
    world of ours,
but I will build a boat of dreams to cross the
    sea of stars.
DFC 2016 Day 16: Supernova      "The sun will rise tomorrow", we say,
as if we are not the ones completely at its mercy.
DFC 2016 Day 8: Stand GuardThe day is done; the world is cold.
A lonely heart is an atoll
that may surrender to the night
to drift weightless among the shoals
when anguish takes its cruel toll
and sighs, "Surrender to the night".
What song may mend a broken soul?
What hymn may contrive to console
to not surrender to the night?
And yet, the stars will still unroll
and diamonds form inside of coal;
they won't surrender to the night.
Compassion may as yet cajole
the broken bits to be made whole.
Do not surrender to the night!


LandaySmell not the blooming flower
Whilst the bee is still perched upon it




Metaphorically, of CourseHe wrote without hope
Ink fades, his sorrow made
A noose from a rope.


There has been many creepy crawly Halloweeny things going on here on DeviantArt.

I thought I would share....

:iconpoeticalcondition:’s Trick or Treat Contest


Trick or Treat- A Contest- The Winners!Hello everyone!
Welcome to Prettyflour's Halloween of Horrors!
With trembling hands and a belly full of candy I give you the winners of our Trick or Treat Contest.
First Place Winner:
Tricky Treat        
By :iconShining-Scribe:   Shining-Scribe

2nd Place Winner:  
Sweet Dreams    
By :iconMaggotsX:   MaggotsX  


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A great big THANK YOU for everyone that participated!
All the entries can be read here:  http://poeticalcondition.deviantart.com/gallery/60442389/Trick-or-Treat-Contest
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All Hallows Eve draws close. Is your costume ready? Are you going to trick or treat this year?  Wanna write some spooky poetry to capture the spirit of Halloween?  Check out our latest con



1st place winner:


Tricky Treat The moon, full and gleaming, blesses Halloween night
With her kiss of light, shining orb complimenting
The eve of troublesome tricks and tantalizing treats.
 
Under the lunar Goddess, a tricky treat is in the making,
The maker cackling loudly as her bubbling brew is birthed
With a plethora of ingredients gathered all throughout the night.
 
Cool air, gentle wind and hooting owls are a terrific triad
For the salivating sorceress who offers the results of her scavenging
Into the concoction that changes colors as it approaches completion.
 
Pebbles that taste like rainbows, brown wafers that easily break,
Multicolored worms of stretchy composition, red fish straight from Sweden,
And orbs whose center can only be reached with an immeasurable number of licks.
 
Beans of jelly, corn that's been candied, bars named after Earth's galaxy,
Almonds said to bring joy, tiny stones that pop in one's mouth, spheres which can break a jaw;
All of gathered from the surrounding area f



By :iconshining-scribe:   Shining-Scribe


2nd place winner:


Sweet DreamsSweet Dreams
Oh sweet dreams, gone to sour skittles!    
Slumber ate in wakes & gurgles.    
A witch, a witch cackling fiddles:  
Sugary spell-craft  cauldron burbles.  
Sour dreams skittle, candy riddles.  
Slumber ate in wakes & gurgles.
Belly a monster, teeth gnashing  
Sugary spell-craft. Cauldron burbles.
Gollum riddles inside churning
Snatching counts of sheep while he chortles.
Belly a monster, teeth gnashing
Sour dreams skittle, candy riddles.
Gollum riddles inside churning.
Oh sweet dreams, gone to sour skittles!
Sleep devoured by trick-or-treating.
MaggotsX @ 10.03.2016



By :iconmaggotsx:  MaggotsX


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Prettyflour’s A Monster Calls- A Prose Contest




1st place:


Monster’s Mind            
Monster's MindStiff.
That’s all my body was.
Stiff and sore.
Cracking my eyes open, I started to assess any injuries that those brats gave me in the brawl. My findings, or, more so, lack of findings, make me smirk in a sadistic glee.
There wasn’t a scratch on me. Looks like those brats were bluffing.
I’ll have to punish them for even making me think that they were a threat though. No one tricks me and lives to tell the tale.
Ooohhh, this was going to be fun.
Wonder which one I’m going to play with first.
The youngest? It would certainly be fun to see those big doe eyes filled with fear when I crush her precious ‘memory marbles’ and then her.
The middle child? I know that she feels her sisters are her strength, so why not get her all alone and let the feeling of helplessness take over.
The oldest? Leave her in a dark holding cell for a week with nothing to keep her alive but moldy, rotten food, and slowly watch that big brain unravel due to terror.
Or, why not g
   By :iconsilverfox1025:   SilverFox1025


2nd place


Dunsbury Prior Church    
Dunsbury Prior ChurchThe Dunsbury Prior Church
Bats in the belfry, rats in the walls and something more
Part One. History and Discovery
It is a topic of domestic, localized history that old things get replaced by new and, with passage of time, they get forgotten; at least, until someone or another happens across them and discovers them. So it had happened that Dunsbury Prior, which was both near in proximity and close in constituency and manner to such places as Arkham,Massachusetts1, had built a new church for the residents and the old church, which by then had aged eighty five years, went on ignored and forgotten.  That was, until someone had wandered by it and discovered it.
Even as the living mass of flesh and tissue slowly ruminates in the grave and finally leaves behind the structure-bones-in its wake, so the edifice of the old church had slowly crumbled and left behind the few remnants of the structure. Left ignored and forgotten by men so long, the rema
   By :iconmichelxpuabi:     MichelxPuabi




Make Then Stop      
Make Them StopWWP for Fanfiction-friends: Horror.
Word count: 296.
World: Original.
“Make them stop.  Make them stop.  Make them stop.”  Voices don’t stop.  No, no, no.  Don’t stop.  Don’t stop.  Have to.  Have to.  No, no, no.
The Voices whispered.  Whisper, whisper, whisper.  Bugs crawled across the floor.  Making noise.  So much noise.  Ears hurt.  Yes, yes, yes.  Ears hurt.  Ears hurt.  Make it stop.  Make it stop.
Light from the Bugs.  Shining bright.  Too bright, too bright.  Voices don’t like the light.  Don’t like it.  Don’t like it.  Sorry.  Sorry.  Sorry.  So sorry!  Just stop.  Stop!
Sound.  Sound.  More sound from Bugs.  Light from Bugs.  Getting closer.  Too close.  Too close.  Too close.  Voices don’t like Bugs.  Don’t like them at all
  By :iconsci-fifan95:     Sci-Fifan95




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:icondeviantsgallery:’s Halloween of Horrors:


Halloween of Horrors 2016! The Winners!!It is with shaking hands and a pounding heart that I announce the winners of our Halloween of Horrors!
In the Black Cat category:
Winner:

  by :iconan9reyart:  An9reyART
Special mentions to
 by :iconshining-scribe:  Shining-Scribe
 by :iconmidnighttiger8140:   MidnightTiger8140
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In the Witches category:
Winner:

 by :iconr-aters:   R-Aters
Special mentions to:  
  by :iconclaudia-polese:   claudia-polese
  by :iconwipaige:   Wipaige
  by :iconszigeti:    Szigeti
  by :iconsaintprecious    SaintPrecious
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Black Cat


Winner: Halloween theme (cat 2) 26 10 2016 by An9reyART   by :iconan9reyart:  An9reyART


Special mention to
Friday QuotaShe starts her Friday by taking a red marker
And making an "X" in the thirteenth box
Underneath the orange and black "OCTOBER".
 
She is nervous but hopeful as she brushes her hair.
When the mirror slips from her hands and becomes shards,
She knocks on her dresser and takes a deep breath.
 
Because it's raining, she gets her umbrella and opens it before
Opening the door and stepping into the storm.
She walks on the puddle-filled sidewalk, fingers crossed
And mind cursing her own forgetfulness.
 
Heading down the soggy city street, she looks at her watch,
Discovering she is late for work.
Desperate to be on time, she runs underneath a ladder,
Stopping shortly afterwards to pluck a penny from the pavement.
 
She is nearly there, but her progress halts when she trips,
And once she is back on her feet she takes just one step
Before tripping again, and the misfortune soon occurs a third time.
She winds up being fifteen minutes late, for she stops
At the local trinket sho
 by :iconshining-scribe:  Shining-Scribe
Happy October~ :D by MidnightTiger8140  by :iconmidnighttiger8140:   MidnightTiger8140






Witches


Winner:


The Boy Witch by R-Aters  by :iconr-aters:   R-Aters


Special mentions to:  
Inktober 2016 #28 Drawlloween Witches by claudia-polese   by :iconclaudia-polese:   claudia-polese
The Worst Witch by Wipaige   by :iconwipaige:   Wipaige
Witching Moon by Szigeti   by :iconszigeti:    Szigeti
Witchy Poo by SaintPrecious   by :iconsaintprecious    SaintPrecious






Evil Spirits


Winner:


Evil Spirits in Love, 3D-Art by shibashake     by :iconshibashake:    shibashake


Special mentions:
OmittedOmitted
I've exorcised demons.
I've dealt with ghosts.
I know the world
We fear the most.
I've tasted blood,
I've engaged in ritual,
I've danced in the moonlight,
Till it became habitual.
With all the beauty of all the mystical
We are all dreams,
I think you will find
Save our cognizance's testament,
We are but mud given spirit, shape, and mind.
I've lived curses,
I've become gangrel.
I've come back out of it,
Like a bat out of hell.
I've seen the face of the void,
That great eye.
Twisting the manifestations
Of the great lie.
I've brought life out of earth,
I've made it rain,
I've made fire burst,
And I've called on air,
And held the reigns.
But the greatest rite,
I omit from you-
For man cannot grasp it.
And with that, I bid you adieu.
   by :iconizikiel-ezra:   Izikiel-Ezra

Mature Content

   by :iconstarwolf160:   Starwolf160
Janna Jinn Legendary by KiJaein    by :iconkijaein:   KiJaein
Evil Spirit of York by digitalArtistYork    by :icondigitalartistyork:   digitalArtistYork


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:iconunknown-photography:’s Haunting Photography Contest


A Haunting Photography Contest! The Winners!Hello everyone!
Welcome to Prettyflour's Halloween of Horrors!
We are incredibly pleased to announce our winners!
1st place winner:

By :iconMerlin222:  Merlin222
2nd place winner:

By :iconbyrdseyephotography:   ByrdsEyePhotography  

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I want to thank everyone who participated.  We had LOTS of frightening photos fro this contest.  
Happy Halloween everyone!
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Fall is here. Leaves are turning.
Apples and pumpkins are EVERYWHERE.
Halloween is right around the corner.
It's time for scary photos.
It's time for a contest!
A Haunting Photography Contest
This is a photography contest.
Show me a haunting photo.
Scare me. Thrill me.
Give us a spooky photo!
The deadline for this contest is 10/30/2016.



1st place winner:


this is halloween by Merlin222


By :iconmerlin222:  Merlin222




2nd place winner:


Bozo is Back by ByrdsEyePhotography


By :iconbyrdseyephotography:   ByrdsEyePhotography

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
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urbanfaeri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Hey, I submitted a Poem for the 2014 contest and I was wondering why it hasn't been accepted yet?
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has been accepted.  :)
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Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Photographer
:)
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