Celebrating National Women's Month with Poetry!

 

 

 

March is Women's Month - Los Angeles Poet Society has parterned with the premiere Rock n Roll clothing line, Metal Babe Mayhem to bring you a unique poetry contest celebrating women! We asked all participants to create an Acrostic poem for the words "WOMAN" and "METAL BABE". Each winner gets $25! 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Poet Seven Dhar who swept the contest with his dynamic creations for METAL BABE and WOMAN! We are so happy to have received so many wonderful poems honoring women! Thank you to all those who participated!

 

Please enjoy all the poetry submissions we received to celebrate women!   ~WRITE ON!

METAL BABE

1st Place

 

Men, as NOW mentioned, oh, women are

Everywhere free to roam

Town and country, in fetish gear or

A gown; where only men were

Ladies will soon abound:

 

Barrooms to binge, or moshpits for mayhem,

And even that male bastion boulevard basement, where

Babes happy go down to eager rock out, yes,

Even Penn' Ave. in that spikey, sparkling White House!

  • Seven Dhar

 

2nd Place

 

Music unites us throughout the world

Each finding connection within themselves and each other

Touched by a song, a melody, or just one note

Affecting the heart, body, mind, and soul

Living and breathing it every day

Bonding with those who feel the same way

Artists may come, and artists may go

But us true rock fans know…

Every one of them helped us grow 

  • Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen

 

 

3rd Place

Mayhem carries me, to an
Eternal place located between
Truth and reason. The very spot where
All my friends tell me to stop
Looking for you.

Because sure, sometimes we’re good
And care for each other. But
Boy, you got me blinded.
Everyone keeps asking me to promise, we’re over.

  • Trista Hurley-Waxali

Most definite, she's rockin'
Electric... eclectic
Try to measure her in watts
And feel the sear of
Lighting, voltage crackling
Bathing her
Armor of confidence
Battle-ready to burn up
Every earthbound obstacle

  • Jennifer Ruth Jackson

 

 

"Make me." You heard me: "make me".
Eat my shorts and kiss my ass instead -- how about that?
Take your preconceived notions, prejudices, 
And judgments, and
Leave me alone to be myself.

Because I don't need
Anyone to tell me how to 
Be. You know what I am to this world?
Everything

  • Deborah Kavis

Mind whips with the 
Edge of your razor eyes
Timbering  around my chest
Alert to the blood fueling
Legend into chaste kisses.

Bites into knuckles 
As the wind spins your scent
Beyond cavities of carnal
Endorphins, mesmerizing.

  • Jessica M. Wilson 

 

 

My Lolita, and

Eugenie-

To touch your body-

A blend of innocence and corruption is required.

Life is worth living

Because

As a fire of my loins, you

Being

Essential to me.

  • Amitabh Vikram

WOMAN

1st Place

Where our men are needed (as from above),

Our women are already there!
More than to help, as pleaded,
Are our maidens iron strong and fair...

Now all men owe women (a debt of love).

  • Seven Dhar

 

2nd Place

When the 4th wall to the genius of woman finally shatters,

Our mothers, our sisters, and our primas -

Mujeres unidas, mujeres poderosas de nuestro sangre -

Are to mark the fall with a boom; years and years' worth of repressed voices.

Never will our daughters have to fight the clash of the sexes to be seen as her own; never will our daughters have to seek shelter in anyone but themselves.

  • Serene Gallardo

 

3rd Place

We are, at times,
Our own best friends; 
Maybe, other times, our own worst enemies.
And, in spite of all of this, we are, 
Now and forever, simply amazing!

  • Deborah Kavis

Walking through life won’t get you anywhere

Orchestrate a path to the stars

Make sure the world knows who you are

Ambition, aspiration, and action are the only way to get results

Never stop until you reach the top!

  • Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen

 

Whenever I wake up, I like to rest my eyes
On the vacant eyes looking back at me in the
Mirror. Afterwards I
Even try to walk with pride. With my heart open for the love that
Never was.

  • Trista Hurley-Waxali

 

Wandering aimlessly

Out of sync and incomplete

Missing one thing that she needs.

And here he comes, arms wide spread

Now Too fulfilled inside his head.

  • Willis the Poet

 

When dancing shadows of phallus traverse

Only my body becomes a victim.

Many loop, leap pool, and spurt

And they burn, bit, sting, and spring

No breathable space lies in those thin layers.

  • Amitabh Vikram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When she gets over her imperfections and

Opens the eyes of her heart to see herself, 
Men don't know what to do. 
Endangered species like her and
Notice but are not able to do anything.

  • Sunayna Pal

 

 

Watch her walk
Ogle her assets
Make believe she's
Anything you'd ever dream, but
No, she's more

  • Jennifer Ruth Jackson 

 

 

Wisely watching the Worlds surroundings.. 
Outwardly stretching her writing utensils, stirring up and
Making great decisions and bold statements that
Elevates everyone in
Need of Love.

  • Jamiealita Mohammed 

 

A big THANK YOU to our sister/partner Metal Babe Mayhem for co-sponsoring this poetry contest!

 

 

Please check out Metal Babe Mayhem for all your rock 'n' roll needs! From rockin' clothing to very detailed first-hand accounts of concerts and what happens behind the scenes, and the latest in Metal music, Alison "MetalBabe" Cohen is a woman who has the Metal scene locked down and knows what she's talking about! ROCK ON and WRITE ON!

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