WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 9/25/2020

This week’s prompt of a seasonal haiku may have sounded simple, but making it funny was no joke. After narrowing down the funniest entries, the winner was:

Untitled, by DumbestBlogger
I drink my coffee
Leaves fall in the cup
I choke and die

Dumbestblogger chose morbid humor for his entry. Even with so few syllables, he succeeded in making me laugh.

Enjoy the others as well:

Autumn, by Roberta Cheadle
Leaves, leaves everywhere
I’ll persuade hubby to rake
Where’s my lingerie?

Untitled, by Obbverse
Get strangers together,
Talk about the weather…
That never changes..

Special Day, by Matt Snyder
it’s our wedding day
hurricane blows up her dress
our Kodak moment

Untitled, by Ian Kay
brand new leaf-blower!
blows leaves into neighbour’s yard
covers my dog’s poop.

Seasonal change, by Hobbo
stunning mother nature
fresh frock every day

have you met my wife?

Untitled, by Willowdot
Days are getting short
Gaia’s tempers getting fraught
We just won’t be taught

The Coming of Autumn, by Trent McDonald
Frost on the leaf tip
Now I am sweating again!
Just make up your mind…


Leaves turn to bright red
I run out to frolic, and…
Oops, now I am red!

Untitled, by Deb Whittam
Summers coming quick,
You squeal in delight but
mosquitoes bite … hard

The Farmer Wife’s, by Heather Dawn
Fresh autumn wind blows,
There the honey wagon goes,
No! I hung the clothes!

Fall Picture Woesby Heather Dawn
Picture perfect day,
No chance for a perfect pose,
Five kids ruin those.

Seasonal Change 1, by Fishman
Picked up a red leaf.
pulled a muscle in my back;
Thanks a lot, Autumn.

Seasonal Change 2, by Fishman
Autumn is here now.
Lovely time; I’d write more, but
sadly I’m out of . . .

Untitled, by BS
One plus one is two
I fall for you in the fall
Now go rake the leaves

Untitled, by Ruth Scribbles
Seasons in Texas
All four in a hot teacup
Sip at your own risk

Fall in Southern California, by Lauren
Where are my long johns?
The temps are below normal.
It’s reached 80 now.


Thank you for entering! I loved laughing along. Please come back tomorrow around lunchtime for the next week’s prompt.

Dumbestblogger, here’s a badge for you to use on your site. Congratulations!

©2020 The poets, and their respective works

23 thoughts on “WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 9/25/2020

  1. ellenbest24 September 26, 2020 / 3:23 am

    Very clever, Myself and Haiku do not gel, freeform is more my go to. I hope to join in when the form is moer casual, but I enjoyed reading them all,

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    • Chel Owens September 26, 2020 / 8:33 am

      Ha! I think you need to try other forms. It helps all writing. That, and I may have tried to write you up a contest prompt today….


      • ellenbest24 September 26, 2020 / 8:45 am

        Honest I really have a block on all the counting consonants malarky … it is maths and you won’t convince me otherwise 🤗😉

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        • Chel Owens September 26, 2020 / 9:12 am

          Technically, one isn’t supposed to count syllables but is supposed to pay attention to simplicity and flow.


            • Chel Owens September 26, 2020 / 9:13 am

              I know you’re not averse to new ideas. I saw your reading over at Carrot Ranch. 🙂


  2. D. Wallace Peach September 27, 2020 / 1:16 pm

    Good ones!
    Great pick for the winner, Chelsea, though the one about covering up dog poop by Ian got a good laugh out of me too. 🙂

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    • Chel Owens September 27, 2020 / 1:59 pm

      I’ll admit that two or three were close runners-up. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Hobbo September 29, 2020 / 2:22 am

    Enjoyed laughing at these. A worthy winner

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 29, 2020 / 6:35 am

      Thanks! Thanks for entering!


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