Challenge Four.

 This is the first of the hard challenges.The Ghazal is a poetry form not yet used in tournament play. The theme for this one, by its definition, is mature: Voyeurism.

You have to be very careful how this subject is treated. Mild and suggestive language is allowed, but no obscenity, and no porn, please. What we're looking for is the more general, and less sexual sense of voyeurism.

In clinical psychology, voyeurism is the sexual interest or spying on people engaged in intimate behaviours, such as undressing, or other activities of a private nature. In popular imagination, the term is used in a more general sense to refer to someone who habitually observes others without their knowledge, with no necessary implication of sexual interest.

Challenge Four

Difficulty: Hard

Form: Ghazal
A lyric poem written in 5 -15 couplets (two line stanza)using a single rhyme scheme of (aa, ba, ca, da etc.), sometimes mentioning the poet's name in the last couplet. A better idea of what a ghazal is, can be found here: http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/712280-WHAT-IS-A-GHAZAL-AND-HOW-TO-WRITE-IT

Specifics:
Ghazals are traditionally set around the theme of love, and in a way this poem will be no different. This poem's theme is voyeurism, and you will be the voyeurist.

Sample :

http://www.protagonize.com/poem/poetry-overload/108469 

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