Welcome to 25th Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest!
I’ve been reading about different types of poetry and am interested in pursuing an elegy. According to dictionary.com, an elegy is a content description and not a type of poem. It is written to lament a person’s death. “The purpose of this kind of poem is to express feelings rather than tell a story.” Apparently, it is a serious thing.
- Our Topic, therefore, is a regular item that we constantly misplace. Write an elegy to it.
- The Length depends on exactly how attached you were to those car keys, sunglasses, or third child; but please do not go longer than 200 words.
- Rhyming is optional. Use your powers wisely.
- The most important rule is Make it Terrible. After you deliver your elegy in as heartfelt a string of adjectives as our world has ever known, I want all funeral directors (the world has ever known) to kindly interrupt you by way of dropping a casket on your head.
- Keep the rating at PG or nicer.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (May 18) to submit a poem.
Use the form below if you don’t want the world to read your artistry… till next week. Leave me a comment saying that you did as well, just to be certain. I will then be able to tell you whether I received it.
Or, for a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.