The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/12 – 9/18/2020

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to the second A Mused Poetry Contest! The #1 goal is a good guffaw, so think of a few laughing lines and join in!

Here are the specifics for this week’s contest:

  1. The Theme is a snappy poem about Warning Labels. I find them hilarious, because my mind immediately constructs whatever scenario led to their being written.
  2. For Length, keep it between 3-150 words. The form is up to you.
  3. Rhyming is also up to you and always a great way to jazz up some writing.
  4. Keep things on the clean side for general audiences of a more mature nature (PG).
  5. Just MAKE US LAUGH. I want the hot coffee-spiller who licked the wrong side of the velcro whilst removing the tag on her pillow to have tears streaming down her face from your attempts.

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next Friday (September 18) 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!


©2020 Chel Owens, including photograph

26 thoughts on “The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/12 – 9/18/2020

  1. Hobbo September 12, 2020 / 10:25 am

    We love your contest Chel. Your first winner was brilliant. We’re going to have a go this week. I’ve set Hobbo onto it.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Hobbo September 18, 2020 / 12:01 pm

        Thanks Chelsea. Pleased that you liked it and over the moon that it won.
        I’m new to this blogging lark, so I will need to work out how to get my little medal onto my site AND how to put a link between our sites so that I can recommend yours.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 1:48 pm

          ❤ I went to your poetry section and thought, ‘Now, how do I get *my* site to do this?’ 🙂


  2. dumbestblogger September 12, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    This 7¼” hand held circular saw is designed to cut 2x4s
    Please do not perform surgery with it
    That would be dumb
    If you wish to perform a murder this tool would be excellent
    We don’t condone murder
    You should probably use it for 2x4s

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Hobbo September 12, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    Okay, here is our effort. Visit and click on Other poems in the top right.
    Our poem is called ‘Warning Labels’ and is currently the top poem in this section, although it will drop down as we add to them. Dauphy

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Bruce September 12, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    The new toaster

    I don’t want to boast
    But I just bought a thing that makes toast.
    The instructions say: Plug in and use as one oughta.
    It warns: Not to be plugged in and used under water.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 10:44 am

      Very important warning. Only eat toast in the desert.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Hobbo September 17, 2020 / 2:27 am

    We think that your label was attached to a pair of pyjamas!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 17, 2020 / 8:54 am

      Excellent guess! It wasn’t pyjamas, but was something you can wear.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 8:09 am

      Yes; you’re earlier this time!


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