[COMPETITION] Valentines Poetry Contest 2017

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  1. Sovereign

    Sovereign FoE Team Community Manager

    Aug 10, 2012
    Newcastle - UK

    Hello Romeos and Juliets,
    Love is in the air... from now until March 1st, we're going to be running a Valentines Poetry contest! As always, we've got some simple rules for the contest. The first is only one entry per person, please. There are no strict formatting rules, so it can be anything ranging from a sonnet to make us all swoon, a short and witty limerick about Greva... or even a Haiku for your beloved Rinbin! One big change in rules for this contest is we want every entry to have a Forge of Empires theme! Lastly, and this is a given with any creative content, it must be your own work.
    This time around we're going to simplify things a little and have just one category, but 6 chances to win! Winners will be:

    [​IMG]2 x 1st Prize winners - Prize of 1000 Diamonds, a Tree of Love if you don't have one, or an upgraded one if you do, and a special package containing a Rogue Hideout, a Hall of Fame and an Aviary!

    [​IMG]2 x 2nd place runners up -Prize is a Tree of Love if you don't have one, or an upgraded one if you do and a special package containing a Rogue Hideout, a Hall of Fame and an Aviary!

    [​IMG]2 x 3rd place runners up - Prize is the special package containing a Rogue Hideout, a Hall of Fame and an Aviary!

    As with the Winter contest, if you've already upgraded your Tree of Love to the max and would prefer something else, we'll work that out after the contest is over.

    Also! As always, your entries will be hidden at first then approved manually by me, so don't worry if it doesn't appear immediately.

    So what are you waiting for?! Your true love's kiss awaits ;)

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
  2. Teknical13

    Teknical13 Private

    Jan 2, 2017
    Roses are red,
    But also available in other colours.
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  3. Nine-T

    Nine-T Private

    Oct 6, 2015
    Roses are Red
    I want you to know
    Playing FoE for Valentines
    Is the way you should go
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  4. Napoleon Le Vainqueur

    Napoleon Le Vainqueur Private

    Jul 21, 2016
    The Tree of Love is pink,
    it can only be found in FOE,
    I think.
    I love my Helga,
    but I am no Rogue, our boys love their mother too,
    in that, there is no doubt. No need for a Hideout.
    Of one thing I am certain,
    The Hall of Fame for best Wife and Mother,
    just raise the curtain for my Helga.

    Love you Hon, thanks for all the support and love as I continue my quest to Forge an Empire !
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  5. dazzarose

    dazzarose Private

    Oct 26, 2015
    Princess Myciena
    I am blessed to have seen her
    Under the Tree of Love
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  6. rumhead

    rumhead Private

    Apr 20, 2016
    Roses are Red,
    Violets are Blue,
    Forge of Empires loves me
    and I love them to.
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  7. Kiborgz

    Kiborgz Private

    Feb 13, 2017
    My Life is the Forge
    My Life is the Love
    No Life without Love
    No Love without Forge
    Thats my Empire...... Empire of Love
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  8. Raevynherst

    Raevynherst Private

    Feb 13, 2017
    ON, Canada
    Poem: An Elusive Lover - A FoE Love Story

    You may remember a tale of a day gone by,
    where a young maiden joined a quest of nation-building,
    but fell out of love with collecting taxes from her holding
    and instead, fell for her calling to chase after a guy.

    She searched far and wide, visiting the empires of friends and neighbours,
    only to be met with the harsh words which mocked her labours,
    "The Prince is in another castle!"
    Clearly, this was going to be quite the hassle.

    She followed the clues, and learned his location through his only niece.
    However she would need a map, piecing parts bit by bit,
    which would leave her astray, as she needed one final piece.
    She resisted every temptation to pay the girl with diamonds, to end this awful test of wit.

    'Till finally, one day. She found her promised love.
    Thus, she could finally end this hunt and turn the page,
    As her lover sat proudly on his throne, inspiring their troops from above.
    And since then, he's been with her from age to age.

    And they lived happily ever after, Raevynherst and her lover (who is pictured below):
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  9. d00mie

    d00mie Private

    Dec 3, 2015
    Valentines day hearts burn with fire
    Like a hot forge from the empire
    Red roses you give take your love higher
    Are you a true love or a secret admirer

    Give your red roses to the right mask
    This is the one, the only, the daily task
    At the correct moment, the hearts you grasp
    Winning the prize with the glory you bask
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  10. SylverMoon

    SylverMoon Corporal

    Oct 12, 2014
    Will you be jesting my sweet Rinbin when
    A snowflake flutters down upon your cheek
    You’ll brush it off and jest, and jest again
    Although the skies are grey, the days are bleak

    You'll close your door against the winter chill
    And light not one but many roaring fires
    Until your house is warm and then you will
    On your PC play Forge of Empires

    And yet the new born lambs are on the lea
    Upon the bough the early blossoms stray
    A snowdrop nods her milky head in glee
    To think that spring is but a month away

    So it's now time, sweet Rinbin, to enshrine
    This love of ours, please be my Valentine!
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  11. Taurean Rex

    Taurean Rex Private

    May 8, 2016
    I began a lovelorn journey which long and woe filled would be;
    in Arvahat it started, on the shore of a tempest sea.

    My love to Brisgard was swept away by a monsoon like gale;
    I heard her cries but could not save as her captor fled a'sail.

    I bare missed them in Cirgard and once again in Dinegu.
    Caught sight of them in East-Nagach, my heart raced within me anew.

    I could glean the scent of her sweet perfume dancing oer the brine.
    Near Fel Dranghyr lost sight of her as her soul was long from mine.

    Round Jaims, oer Korch I stormed through so seldom traveled rural trails.
    In Langendorn came in sight of yon thief of my virgin grail.

    The gap was closed near Mount Killmore, me wedging through his wake.
    At Noarsil a scarce missed opportune to end this long heartache.

    Finally, triumphal end; mine epee penetrates his chest.
    Fair Odhrorvar where we two can establish anew our nest.

    This Ode is done, a bright icing to these world's snowcap topped spires.
    Here, where two hearts converge to one, fused in the Forge of Empires.

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  12. Dominus Major

    Dominus Major Private

    Mar 15, 2013
    Friend or FoE
    It's good to know
    That romance lasts for ever
    Unless of course you are too slow
    To catch the love of Grteva
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  13. hemmog63

    hemmog63 Private

    Apr 2, 2016
    Those sparkling eyes
    Those laughing lips
    They thrill me all to bits
    But what I admire most of all
    Is your massive pair of
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  14. Steve Savage

    Steve Savage Corporal

    May 11, 2016
    Eyes Of The Ages

    Through the eyes of the ages
    do I gaze upon thee
    But through this smokey tavern
    can I no longer see

    Gazing from the Observatory
    throughout the heavens I seek
    But takeoff at Cape Canaveral
    clouds the sky for an outlook so bleak

    Dancing alone at Valentines Carnival
    once more I think it's you I've found
    With roses falling all around
    behind a mask your identity is bound

    If this is a dream let me forever sleep
    for your my every Valentines choice
    Through the heart flows a river of emotion
    brought to a halt at the sound of your voice

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  15. Mendax1

    Mendax1 Private

    Jul 12, 2015
    There once was a quest giver named Greva

    who made me work like a beaver

    for coins and supplies

    goods, and sometimes

    diamonds! Oh how I do love you my Greva
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  16. Starcraft999

    Starcraft999 Private

    Feb 17, 2016
    Yonder the borders of my empire,
    sleeping deep down in the lands of eden,
    lies my lonesome heart's only desire;
    to once again see the beautiful maiden
    living in the forbidden kingdom of none other
    than that of the colonial age traitor.
    Who knew that in this chaotic world,
    I long for a diva coming from the coral twurls
    of Ragu Silvertongue's oceanic refuge,
    While civilisations sink in a deluge.
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  17. Shibolith

    Shibolith Private

    Jun 21, 2016
    I sent an email to my love
    She did not answer me
    For she was far too busy
    Playing FoE

    I wrote a long and loving text
    No answer came my way
    She hadn't time for a reply
    She'd FoE to play

    I tried to call her several times
    It went to answerphone
    She too engaged with FoE
    I really should have know

    I having failed to send her
    A valentines seduction
    I attacked her in her city
    And stole her best production

    I got a phone call from my love
    It went on for some hours
    She wasn't very happy
    So I'd better send her flowers
  18. vrooom

    vrooom Private

    Mar 18, 2016
    remember that 2nd time we met?
    after the 1st when we met and I asked you out?
    on floral street, you were ahead of time
    I walked up to you and when I saw your face up close
    I knew then I had made up my mind
    about how special you are
    that I'd always see you thus,
    and I always have.
    the poetry aren't the words
    but how I feel when I think of you and I
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  19. eeyore

    eeyore Private

    Jan 28, 2013
    Gloomy place
    The FoE games started well:
    Around in twenty-twelve: Yes, with a swell.
    But, "oh dear!", as time passed by,
    the game is changing slightly sly.

    Rewarding players that do plunder,
    promoting those who scatter thunder!
    As opposed to niceties,
    It prefers those who do fleece...

    ...other players in despair
    "No, this is just not quite fair!"
    To no avail, it is decided:
    Inno likes their players be divided.

    Based on egocentrics and their mind,
    game cares not for those who're kind;
    language all "americanized":
    greed and treasure are most prized.

    Players who like peace and trade,
    are left way back and doomed to fade;
    encumbered with US ideas:
    How sad! For normal players one doth fears.
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  20. jules2323

    jules2323 Private

    Jul 11, 2015
    As the golden sun rises over this city so fine
    Romeo dreams of his secret Valentine
    Soft, gentle ripples from the waters below
    Stir him from his peaceful slumber so ..

    Slipping on his doublet, tying up his shoes
    A faint smile as he thinks fondly of his muse
    Whoever would have thought it? Whoever would have guessed?
    That Romeo Rinbin could ever be so blessed

    To meet such a maiden, a lady fair of face
    With voice of an angel and heart full of grace
    Today I will tell her; he strengthens his resolve
    The doubts, that he has carried long, begin to dissolve

    Striding forth into the city, red roses clutched in arm
    Bewitched by his Valentine - the Lady, Greva Darn
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