It’s terrible poetry time, here for its 62nd week!
If you’d like some guidance, read my basic outline here. I also think last week‘s method of construction was an excellent one for bad poetry creation. Or, you can always have a friendly kindergartener invent one.
Here are the specifics for this week:
- The Topic is the cute (or ‘cute’) things that kids say. I’ll admit I’m more inspired by the parenthetical version after our dinner conversations lately. What is it with young children (perhaps just with boys) and potty humor? Do they really think meals are the best place to discuss vomit?
- We’re talking kids here, so the Length may be quite short (barely learning to talk) or quite long (talks your ear off about Minecraft).
…Don’t make the judge suffer too much.
- Rhyming is optional, or entirely concerned with the word ‘fart.’
- It’s likely to not need much help in this department, but try to make it terrible. Make my young children giggle and start chanting lines from your poem whilst pointing at a brother in an insulting way.
- Kids sometimes say words they ought not to, but let’s keep the Rating an optimistic G.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (the 13th!) to submit a poem.
Use the form below if you want to be anonymous for a week.
If not, and for a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments. Please comment if your pingback doesn’t show up within a day.
Reach for the kid inside and have fun!
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