Welcome to the 27th Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest!
I am your hostess, Chelsea Owens. If you are unsure of how to write terrible poetry, I outlined a bit of what I look for here. This is the sort of contest one enters in order to let loose, dangle participles, overly rhyme, and stick it to that pompous English professor we’ve all had.
Here are the specifics:
- Our Topic, class, is a poem about an epic book, television, or movie series. -You know; like that Throne of Gaming one, or Starring Wars, or Parry Hotter.
- Some of those series get reallllly long (lookin’ at you, Robert Jordan), but our audience’s attention span is shorter. Keep the Length below 200 words, s’il vous plaît.
- Rhyming‘s an easy way to curl our toes, when used improperly. Officially, however, it’s optional.
- The #1 Rule is make it terrible. George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Lucas, Robert Jordan, and J.K. Rowling must want to join together, mighty morphin’ style, to kick your poem’s …meter out of this universe.
- Some of these popular books and such can get a bit racy, so you can up the Rating to PG-13ish or cleaner.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (May 31) to submit a poem.
Use the attached form for anonymity (till Friday). I’ve been getting them without complaint, so I think WordPress is mostly sending them through.
For immediate fame and attention, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.
Share, and enjoy!