May I be the first sentence to welcome you to the 37th Terrible Poetry Contest? Excellent.
You may think writing horrendous verse is difficult. It’s not; people do it all the time! Just in case you’re nervous, however, I’ve written up a brief description here. Read it, or pick a random poem from the internet and alter it to fit the prompt.
-Which may be found in the specifics below:
- Our Topic is Anything. You choose.
The catch? Whatever subject you select has to be way too flowery and/or descriptive. Adjectives and adverbs are your new best friends, closely followed by metaphor, simile, hyperbole, synecdoche, and personification.
The other catch? The type of poem is free verse.
- Length? For the judge’s time and sanity, keep things under 250 words.
- For the first time, you may NOT Rhyme! What could be more poetic than free verse? Most people think that’s true and who are we to add rhyme to their meter?
- As always, make it terrible. Poets who take themselves way too seriously must applaud your efforts, worried to be the first to point out the emperor has no prose.
- Although a bawdy free verse poem is likely to exist somewhere, most stay around PG or cleaner; you can as well.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (August 9) to submit a poem.
Use the form below to be anonymous for a week.
For a more social experience, and to guarantee I see your entry, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.
Please enter and please have fun!