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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 :iconlombregrise:

Keith :iconquestingpoet:

Zean :iconunspecifiedunknown:

Moriah :iconriseandbe:

jade-pandora :iconjade-pandora:

Eric :iconadianoeta:

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.




Newest Members

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!


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:







A Monster Calls- The Winners

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 2, 2015, 2:54 PM

It is with shaking hands I bring you this news, as the fright has not yet worn off...

I thank everyone who entered and congratulate you all on some damn spooky writing.

And now to the winners

1st place

Merciless NatureDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The author owns exclusive rights to this work.
I stand alone. In the field of grass high enough to tickle my bark three feet above the ground, I stand and I wait. It doesn't take long – it never does. My knotted branches fascinate them, and they come ever closer. If they're in large groups, I simply wait and do nothing. Too many, too fast, and they'll notice. They'll know what I am, and I have no defense against fire or blade.
So I wait, until it's only one or two that come. And then – then I smile inside as they spread out a blanket beneath my branches and set out their baskets with food and drink. I let them sup, having learned long ago that they're far easier to kill when they're full and lazily drifting to sleep with the warmth of the afternoon sun. That's when I strike.
Few notice that darkness is closing in on them as my branches bl

by :iconroguemudblood:  RogueMudblood

2nd place

I have teeth, I have claws, and powerful jaws,
I crawl and I crouch and I creep.
I scare as a token, so don’t pass by the notion
That I’ll gnaw at your brain while you sleep.
With my eyes and my ears I’ll be in your fears,
In your dreams, in your life, in your death.
I’m skeletal bones living alone;
I’ll eat you with my every last breath.
With spikes on my toes and a stomach that groans
I’m the one little thing you should fear.
And though you don’t show it, I know that you know it
Every time I come creep-crawling near.

by :iconmagicaljoey   MagicalJoey

and I decided to award two honorable mentions!   :skull:

Monsters inside usMonsters inside us
No one knows what lurks in the shadows of the darkest night, in the darkest hole or in the darkest cave that exists to the face of the Earth ... or is there another place where we can find the most heinous being?
What place is this that we feared to find? There are many who think that location can be in Hell where lies the most evil Being ... or is it?
The most frightening place where we can find the most heinous being is ... in ourselves, in our intimate and in our soul.
Lies a beast so hideous that gets worse than the devil, which is able to scare the unsuspecting souls.
When we sleep our inner monster emerges to take its reign of terror, through our worst nightmares, butchering the innocent souls of the poor of spirit, this Monster that lurks in our soul black as night.
Is not a monster that we imagine it to be, yes has demonic red eyes and looks just like us but darker, that lurks in our inner being, waiting for the right time.
This monster, this alter-ego
The unexpected return of a lost ship and its skipper
Everyone in the city limits of Perth, Australia, was certain that the ship had been lost, sank, in the storm The storm was worse than ones in previous years. So it had hit the ship when the ship was miles away from the shore and away from hopes of rescue.  That year, the skipper, Matthew Carlyle, 26, a resident, had planned to wed his fiancée, Edna Walston, 22. Then, Edna heard about the storm. Her heart sank like the ship. She was certain that all aboard were lost and dead.
Edna’s mother and father did their best to console Edna. They suggested that she try to find a new boyfriend and marry him instead. Edna was at first reluctant, because she and Matthew had exchanged vows even ahead of their planned wedding. At last, she conceded and looked for a new love. Edna began with their childhood friends, due to familiarity. Many boys she and Matthew knew were very willing. Edna was a standa

by :iconblackwitch31:  Blackwitch31              and :iconmichel-le-fou:   Michel-le-fou

I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween.


A Monster Calls- A Literature Contest

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 4, 2015, 6:15 AM

Hello everyone!

Fall is here. Leaves are turning.
Apples and pumpkins are EVERYWHERE.
Halloween is right around the corner.
It's time for scary stories.
It's time for a contest.

A Monster Calls.
This is a literature contest.
Show me a monster in poetry or prose.
Scare me. Thrill me.
Tell me a monstrous tale.

The deadline for this contest is 10/30/2015.
Note me :iconprettyflour: with your submission.
Please mention this contest in your comments.
New work for this contest please.  
Summit poetry or prose (1000 word limit).
Be scary! Be creative! Show me a monster!

Winners. There will be two.

1st prize gets
400 points, a scary poem by me, :iconpoeticalcondition:, :iconpoets-and-warriors: and :icondeviantsgallery:

2nd place gets
100 points and a feature by me, :iconpoeticalcondition:
:iconpoets-and-warriors: and :icondeviantsgallery:

Go!  Write me something monstrous!
I'm on the hunt for more prizes, if you can
help me out with that, please note me. 
Thank so much and.....

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Neo128 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Hey, I submitted a Poem for the 2014 contest and I was wondering why it hasn't been accepted yet?
prettyflour Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has been accepted.  :)
Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
barbzzp Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for accepting me! :D (Big Grin)  & happy new year! :D (Big Grin) Heart 
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