The NEW Weekly A Mused Poetry Contest 9/5 – 9/11/2020

Welcome to the our new poetry contest! Hilarity is our goal; funniness, laughable lines, hilarious rhymes -amusement!

Where once I told everyone to write terrible poetry, I now tell you to write terrible poetry with the intent to make us all laugh:

  1. The Topic is eccentrics. Collector, streaker, hermit, or superhero? I read about the British variety in Henry Hemming’s In Search of the English Eccentric and now I’m hooked!
  2. The Length will be a limerick. How else would you poem about eccentrics?? A limerick is five lines: AABBA, in anapestic meter.
  3. Rhyme? Naturally -unless that would run against your hero’s …idiom.
  4. Don’t worry too much about the details! Wake up at 2 a.m. from the strangest dream you’ve ever had, roll over to your notepad to write it down, then turn it in as poetry the next morning.
  5. Keep the Rating at PG or cleaner.You’re too clever to stoop to crass jibes for humor. I know it.

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next Friday (September 11) to submit a poem.

Use the form below to stay anonymous for a week.

Otherwise, for a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments. Drop a comment if you try to link back, and it doesn’t show up within a day.

Have fun! I insist!



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35 thoughts on “The NEW Weekly A Mused Poetry Contest 9/5 – 9/11/2020

  1. ellenbest24 September 5, 2020 / 11:07 am

    Clean! A true limericks were never clean. Oh Chelsea I had a corker.


    • Chel Owens September 5, 2020 / 11:10 am

      😀 I said “PG!”


      • ellenbest24 September 5, 2020 / 12:15 pm

        But I did not read that bit … pleaseeee it is not flith just a bit … mucky.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens September 5, 2020 / 12:16 pm

          If you can convince the MPAA, you’ve got a deal.


          • ellenbest24 September 5, 2020 / 12:20 pm

            MPAA? Sounds like … the mucky poetry accepted authority

            Liked by 3 people

  2. dumbestblogger September 5, 2020 / 3:40 pm

    There was a young boy with a poker
    Who ate an extremely large porker
    He burped quite a bit
    And then licking his lips
    He swallowed the cow in the clover

    Liked by 2 people

  3. msnyder1970 September 5, 2020 / 4:42 pm

    at night across the rooftops ran a kid named Matt
    without a stitch of clothes on his person, he was also quite fat
    Perhaps it was the thrill
    of being caught by a girl
    Instead he was adored by a cat

    Liked by 2 people

          • msnyder1970 September 12, 2020 / 6:37 am

            Well, the exception being the cat. I’ve always been a bit of a naturist. A bucket list goal is to go to a nudist resort or beach.

            Liked by 1 person

  4. Richmond Road September 5, 2020 / 5:33 pm

    An embarrassing mess was my brother
    With one leg that was short. Not the other
    Which made this eccentric
    Walk in circles concentric
    Causing constant distress to our mother

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Pam Webb September 5, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    What a great name for your new contest😉

    Liked by 1 person

  6. obbverse September 6, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    A Paean To The Patron Of Poor Poetry.
    Now expired William Topaz McGonagall was our inspirations name,
    His well-intended worthless words Will was all too wont to proclaim,
    But Willy’s laboured literary constructions sat ill-fittingly,
    Serious tragedies becoming comedies, albeit unwittingly,
    Eternally re-nouned as the worlds poorest poet, to his undying shame.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 11, 2020 / 3:33 pm

      I think you’ve a thing for McGonagall. 😀


  7. obbverse September 7, 2020 / 8:31 pm

    Why not another about a great eccentric?
    Lug Nut.
    His Mum remained inanely chatty and cheerful
    Even as Vinnie grew quiet, depressed, then tearful,
    Vin had suffering in silence down to an fine art
    So Mrs Van Gogh found the the real crazy part
    Was when Vinnie cut her off only to give her an earful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 11, 2020 / 3:33 pm

      I appreciated the clever reference. 🙂


  8. bereavedandbeingasingleparent September 10, 2020 / 9:37 am

    I am English and I am most certainly very eccentric
    I drive a car the shape of a teapot but don’t worry, it’s electric

    I have a fine collection of pink britches with matching bowler hats

    Let’s not forget I live underground with my cross dressing pampered cats
    And pray tell what’s wrong shopping in a musical codpiece when it’s authentic

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 11, 2020 / 10:16 am

      Hi, Fishman! You always get an honorary extended deadline!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Michael B. Fishman September 11, 2020 / 11:28 am

        Your blogging hiatus has not diminished your kindness!

        Liked by 1 person

  9. H.R.R. Gorman September 13, 2020 / 6:41 am

    See, missing this stuff is what happens to me when I’m on a weekly WPress email schedule and then suck at reading my emails.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 13, 2020 / 6:42 am

      I feel honored, Prestigious One, that you miss it, and agree that there is no good way to stay up. I’m thinking of keeping a spreadsheet of favorites and running down it when I catch a moment.

      Liked by 1 person

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