EIA - XV "rules of poetry reading"

EIA XV 2016

1.    The competition is opened for Senior High School students
2.    The participants are individuals.
3.    The maximum number of participants in the competition is 40 students for SHS
4.    The participants must re-register at the daily opening ceremony (non-represented).
5.    The participant must re-register and attend the technical meeting.
6.    The participants who cannot attend the technical meeting are recommended to send their representative.Or the participant who is unable to attend the technical meeting should contact the competition’s committee.
7.    Every participant should be present punctually (at least 20 minutes before the competition starts). We don’t compromise with all of the lateness. The name of the participant will only be announced 2 times and if the participant absent, he/she will be disqualified.

1.    The competition divided by 2 round (Preliminary Round and Final Round).
2.    At the technical meeting, participants will choose one poem in closed envelope randomly that has been provided by the committee to read.
3.    Poems for preliminary round is as follows;
a)      Feelings For You
Feelings For You
By : Heather
Sometimes I wonder how I feel about you,
Scared of these feelings because it's still new
I catch myself thinking of the best way to share,
Hoping you'll return my confession showing you care
And then I catch myself again... and drag my thoughts back to reality
I am back at square one, does this just happen to me?

Poems are so stupid I swear I would never do this
But this is YOU, and you aren't like anyone I have met
How much longer do I have to write, can I tell you yet?
When I come back from my thoughts I feel more secure
But then I sleep... and the dreams of you occur

The dreams I have of you are so vivid and clear
I feel TRUE happiness inside and that there is nothing to fear
People say dreams have underlying meanings and not to ignore them
I say we both know what they mean and now I want you to hear
Hear what I am about to say to you, feel it with my body, see it in my face
Hear it in my words and tone when we converse

I love you! I love you more than I ever thought I could
Be with me always and be loved like you should

b)      My True Love
My True Love
By: Hailey L. Sturgill
I have a feeling
That I can comprehend
In my deepest thoughts your are
More than just a friend.

I wouldn't want to
Rush us now
As love we explore
But there's a growing love inside
That we just can't ignore.

I love the times we
Spend together. We are comfortable
And free. I think of you when we are
Alone. I think of you and me.

We have a share
Secrets to uncover. There's more
To life then we will both discover.
I love you always.

I'll love you when you're dumb,
I'll love you when you're smart,
I'll love you anyway you are,
Right from the start.

I'll love you if you're tall
I'll love you if you're short,
I'll love you if you're pretty,
Or just an ugly dork.

I'll love you if you're toothless,
I'll love you if you're blind,
Anything that's wrong with you,
To me you'll be fine.

My heart is opening up now,
Unlike it used to do,
I see the pain that's in your heart
And sometimes I feel it to.

I'll love you tomorrow,
I'll love you today,
I'll love you forever,
And forever always

c)      Past, Present, and Future

Past, Present, Future
By:  Amanda Faulkner
Giving you all of myself,
To you and not anyone else.
Everyday, not just now and then,
To be able to call you more than a friend.

Friendship goes in and out.
To make it stay, to be more than a doubt.
A wish well wanted, to become real,
To see through the mist that's never still.

Hearts that don't stop loving,
Even when one dies.
Eyes that are truthful, that tell no lies.
Lips that share the love so sweet,
Bodies that feel the intense heat.

Sunny days spent together,
Memories that will hopefully last forever.
Winters spent keeping each other warm.
Holding each other through the storm.

Emotions so strong they must be shared,
So someone else does not stand bare.
Giving without taking back.
Never giving into the slack.

Here at the chapel we stand,
To be called wife and man.
To be one forever and always.
Walking down the corridors and hallways.

Life will give plenty of times,
When the corridor splits in two.
We'll go together in the dark,
But if we stay together,
We'll make it through.

Making it through, day by day,
This is what I had to say.
Learn and also be the teacher,
Of what was, is, and could be,
The Past, Present, Future

d)     My Darling True Love
My Darling True Love
By : Mimi Mungomba

I would rather be somewhere alone with you
Instead of praying you're feeling like I do.
I'd rather be staring into the depths of your eyes
Searching, exploring, knowing, loving ...

My secret, I have decided to disclose to you.
I've never seen you, never met you, never heard
Or smelled, or touched you, never known
But truth be told,

I'm deeply, truly, madly in love with you.
Just because I know that you're in love with me too
And the nights I am secretly needing you
You're longing for me too.

To many, my tears seem insignificant
They're meaningful to you.
Someday our winding paths will meet
And I'll just know, I've found you.
Till that day, we'll have to wait
Because when we find each other
And the depths of hearts are revealed

Our love will be eternal
Worth every tearful moment that we've waited.
Though we are apart for yet another night
Our moment is a day nearer.

e)      Moving On
Moving On
By : Karren
I treasured you in my heart,
I wished we'd never be apart,
Coz you're the best thing I've ever had,
I never thought I could be this sad.

You told me you're better off alone,
Somehow I believed you and I tried to be strong.
Deep inside me I know something is wrong,
But because I loved you I continued to hold on.

And then one day I woke up with tears in my eyes,
I told myself "that's enough" and so I realized,
That I've given everything I've ever had,
But despite all of these, you chose to break my heart.

It's true I've never been perfect,
But I thought you told me that every one has it's own defects,
I know I hurt you, I know I made you cry,
But I've always been true to you, my love was never a lie.

So go on, live your life the way it should be,
I'm finally letting go, so now you're free,
I'm moving on, but I will always remember,
The friend I had in you that I hope I'll have forever

f)       Gone Forever
Gone Forever
By : Dane Yule
I miss the times when you were here
telling me to have no fear
To hold my head up high and strong
add happy notes to my sad song

I miss the way you look at me
As if I were too blind to see
The path I'm on might hurt and scathe
But all goes well if you just have faith

I miss the sound of your sweet voice
Through bitter times a saving noise
That told me what was right and wrong
But rang in my ears for far too long

A caring person, you were such
That helped and hurt me, oh so much
You'd guide and mislead me through the day
You left me lonely when I'd rather you stay

Over things like that you had no control
A rock set in motion will continue to roll
No matter how hard you tug and heave
You were always pushed and forced to leave

Then one day you never returned
My tears so hot they almost burned
Aware now about what I lack
But crying and mourning wont bring you back

For me to let out what I need to say
I can't do much more than pray
No longer am I weak, my hearts quite strong
From adding a happy chorus to a sad, sad song

g)      My First Love My First Heartbreak
My First Love.....My First Heartbreak
By : Hydz Trinidad
I never thought I would love someone like you
Never in my dreams that I would meet you
But then, as I travel in my life's journey
You walk into my life and I fall for you.

I never know how is it to be in love
Until that very special moment
You brought wonderful things in my life
You opened my eyes to see the beauty of love.

You are my first kiss
You are the first guy who hugged me tenderly
You are the first man who held my hand lovingly
You are my first love.

You are the one who taught me how to love sincerely
You showed me the way to your heart
You've taught me everything that I should know about love
I told myself, the story of my life is all about you.

You cared for me, and I really appreciate it
You showed me how to love unselfishly
But you never teach me the art of letting go
You never teach me the cure of hurting so much.

I thought my first love will be my last
I thought its you that I belong to
But now, what I once thought remains as thoughts
For you are now waiving goodbye.

All your smiles are for me
But now, its for somebody else's
Your stare so full of love
Its for someone's comfort.

The hug and kiss that I once have
Your heart once all mine
Now, they all belong to somebody
It hurts to know you are already gone.

Deep in me, I made a promise
I will never fall in love again
Unless its you, my first love,
My one and only...

h)      Half A Heart
Half a Heart
By :
The distance in your eyes tells it all
You’re soon be walking out the door
You’ll be leaving again like times before
I can’t hold you back anymore

I’ll be missing that sweet look in your eyes
Your warm hands around my chest have turned to ice
Now I know how hard it is to be,
Torn between love and dignity

My life without you will be empty and incomplete
Like the moon and the sun we’re not meant to meet
I, who thought we’d never part,
Have found myself left with half a heart

You used to mend my wounds with your tears
Your lips against mine burned all my fears
My heartbeats against your chest have lost their rhyme
Now that you hold me close for a last goodbye

I’ll always recall the sparkle in your eyes
And the thoughts of you endlessly will survive
With or without you, my love will remain
Though no crossroads will lead us to meet again

i)        A Mother Forever
A Mother Forever
By Tseror Tersur Benjamin
She is the woman who housed me in some pouch
a home of human flesh
Not the weight nor my struggle just my safety
got her bothered day and night
She is the woman who minded my arrival
anxiously anticipating yet patiently waiting
Who gave me a gentle ride
through a dignified tunnel
while groaning in pain
A true woman indeed like the other out there
who fed me first and feeds mankind continually
Strong enough
she took my kitchen on her chest
aboard a blood fuelled vehicle
and served me on dignified seats
in that emotion filled dinner of hers
She is the woman my first buddy and companion for life
who saw the hope in me and groked my every circumstance
You who saw me walking while I yet crawled
Who saw the crown on my infant head
that made me a leader of the morrow
while I lay still in warm nursing arms
She is a woman the ilk of another
in whom beauty is at home
Always a daughter
then a wife
a mother of one, two, three.....
and guardian of almost all
Sure she is
the first refuge of a child
earliest strenght of a sprog
and bottomline of human existence
She is the woman like any other
who wields little but mighty strenght
Not in muscles nor in bones
but secretly laid in emotions
which conquer many a man
She is woman
a dynamic creation

j)        Prisoner of My Mind
Prisoner Of My Mind
By: Ivy Frost
Imaginary world where I don't belong
The only thing that keeps me here is you
Kissing me softly holding me tightly
Prisoner of my mind

Racing thoughts through my head
Un-controlling feelings that bind my soul
Release me
Untie me
Yet never let go

Why do I stay where I don't belong
Why do I hold on
These thoughts are so real
I cant tell my own reality anymore
You consume me
Control me
Take me

Imaginary world where I don't belong
The only thing that keeps me here is you
Kissing me softly holding me tightly
Prisoner of my mind

I cant let go of your lingering touch
For even in reality I feel you there
Consuming me
Controlling me
Taking me
Desperation of the mind
Prisoner in my own right
Reality is a burden I cannot bare

Passion consumes me
The thoughts consume me
You consume me
Release me
Untie me
Yet never let go
For I am your prisoner
Prisoner of the mind

k)      A Mother’s Gift
A Mother’s Gift
By Jannette Fisher
From the very first time, you hold your child
Their first gift is your heart forever,
The love you give and they return
Is the bond that will hold you together

Throughout their life, your love will be
A light that guides their way
The beacon aglow in the darkness
Should they ever go astray

Your love will give them courage
When the way ahead is unclear
And will give them strength, when needed
To help overcome their fears

Your love will accept them for who they are
Whatever they say or do,
Your love will forgive unreservedly
Because they are a part of you

It's a love that will know no barriers
Have no bounds, no expectations
Your love will be unconditional,
Pure, with no complications

A love that remains as constant
As the stars in the heaven above
A gift no money on earth can buy,
The gift of a mother's love.
l)        True Friend
True Friend
By Mermaid
True friends are by your side through it all.
True friends are there to catch you when you fall.
True friends give your life a happy lift.
True friends are a most precious gift.

True friends will care about you forever.
True friends want to be with you on every endeavor.
True friends can make you laugh and cry.
True friends can be girls or guys.

True friends can get mad at each other.
True friends can be your sisters or brothers.
True friends will never truly leave you.
True friends will love you no matter what you do.

True friends really know you but love you anyway.
True friends are those who are always asking you if you're okay.
True friends know that hate is a very strong word.
True friends don't believe every story they've heard.

True friends will tell you the truth, even if it's not what you want to hear.
True friends are always there with a hug and a listening ear.
True friends will tell you things that are true.
True friends will do anything they can to help you.

True friends love to spend time with you.
True friends love to tease you too.
True friends tease all in good fun.
True friends don't care if you've lost or won.

I will love you forever, my friend.
I will stay by your side until the very end.
You'll be in my heart, as I pray for you each day.
You are my truest friend in every way.

m)    My Dearest Love
My Dearest Love
By Sherri Brown
I see you in my thoughts and dreams,
When I awake, how real it seems.
You aren't here to comfort me,
But, soon I hope you will be.

No one truly knows or understands,
You have my heart in your hands.
My love is what you truly own,
Come soon and make our house a home.

Inside those walls you are doing your time,
Not being here with me is your only true crime.
Others in your life will come and go,
But my love is true, and I'm sure you know.

I may not be rich or the prettiest one,
But I love you so much, you are my sun.
You light up my life every time you call,
When the time is up I begin to fall.

You are my stars, you are my moon,
Being with you will come very soon.
So when you sleep, take this to heart,
No one or nothing will keep us apart.

n)      Forever Connected
Forever Connected
By: Silke Wettergren
Every moment we spent together
Has touched our lives, our souls forever
The things that we shared and learned
Is permanent growth that we've earned.

The person that I have grown into today
Did not get there by chance, no way
I am who I am partly because of you
And you are YOU because of me, too

The changes I see
and what I have learned about me
are a response to how we affected our lives
and what we discover in each others eyes.

It is uncertain if we have to part or one day live together
Either way, we have touched our lives forever!
No matter what the future will show
No matter what we are told.

We are connected on such a deep levels
That no one can remove that, not even the devil.
Our feelings might be different a year from now
But you are part of me forever somehow

A part of me will always be you
and a part of you will always be me.
no matter what happens ,that much is certain
our souls are one until life closes the curtain.

I will love your forever
For worse or for better

You are tattooed in my heart
And nothing can tear our souls apart.

I will never forget you
For my love is honest and true.

o)      Light of Friendship

Light of Friendship
By Jack D. Marturano

I've seen the light
And it's in you,
In everything you are
And in everything you do

It's a perfect light
That shines for all to see
It radiates from you
And has pierced the heart of me

The light is from a friend.
It's a light that keeps me warm.
It lets me know how loved I am,
And keeps me safe from harm

To you my friend I am thankful,
In each and every way.
For you lift my spirits up,
With every passing day

To know that you are there for me
It makes me feel alive
Because it is your friendship's light
Upon which my love thrives

"Thank you" isn't good enough
But they're the only words I know
It is your light of friendship
That gives my world it's glow

4.    Poems for final round also will given at the tecnical meeting ( poems are not published in this page )
5.    Every participant has to wear costum suitable on the poem that will be delivered.
6.    The maximum duration of each participant performance is 5 minutes. Disobeyment of the duration will decrease the point. the participants will be given additional time with consequent reduction of 10 points for every 1 minute increments.
7.    Participants will receive the serial number of appearances at the technical meeting.
8.    Participants who do not follow the technical meeting will get the last serial number on the day of the competition.
9.    Participants must be present 15 minutes before the competition starts.
10.  Participants who have re-registered and gotten a serial number must be ready to be in a designated place. If a participant is late, he or she must notify the committee, at least one hour prior to the competition.
11.  There will be a reduction as much as 10 points for the participants who come late.
12.  The participants bring and read the poem, with a note: not to be read constantly.
13.  Participant’s performance is based on serial numbers that have been drawn during the Technical Meeting.
14.  Participants whose turn it will be called three times. If the participant does not attend the call after 3 times, then the participant will automatically be saved in the last serial number and will be called back 3 times.
15.  If the participant remains absent without a clear notice, the participant is declared to be disqualified and the registration fee cannot be taken back.
16.  Assessment will be based on six criteria, which are;
a.    Total Comprehension
b.    Appearance (costume and demeanor)
c.    Voice (Volume)
d.   Pronunciations (Recitation)
e.    Intonation (high and low tones in a poetry reading)
f.     Expression (expression / facial gestures of the poem)
17.  The maximum score for each criterion is 100.
18.  The decision of the judges is absolute and inviolable.

Ø Preliminary Round
1Every Participant will deliver 1 poem in the preliminary round.
2. The maximum duration of each participant performance is 5 minutes.
3. The commities will give the time signal if the performance time is out.
4. Participants will be ranked based on their score and 5 best participants Preliminary Round will come in Final Round.
Ø Final Round
1.    Every Participant will deliver 1 poem in the final round.
2.    The maximum duration of each participant performance is 5 minutes.
3.    The commities will give the time signal if the performance time is out
4.    Participants will be ranked based on their score.
5.    The winner will be announce in closing ceremony.

1.    Participants must put on the serial number given by the committee.
2.    Participants are not allowed to withdraw from the match.
3.    Participant substitution or change of name of participant is only allowed before and during the technical meeting.
4.    The provision is absolute and inviolable.
5.    The registration fee for the participant who is disqualified or resigns is not refundable.
6.    The committee will determine other things that are not listed above later. 

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