The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/3 – 10/9/2020

Welcome, one and all, to the A Mused Poetry Contest! We are very serious about humor here.

These are the specifics for this week:

  1. At Ellen’s suggestion, the Theme is the wittiest message inside your next anniversary card. (And, coincidentally, happy anniversary to her and her husband!)
  2. The Length needs to be short and sweet and easy on the ink. Let’s keep it under 122.5 words.
  3. Rhymes are a popular and catchy way to sell greeting cards, but it’s not a requirement for this contest.
  4. The Rating can be PG-13 or cleaner (please avoid cussing).
  5. The years have been kind to your sweetheart …or, maybe not. Either way, make him/her laugh. They’ve put up with you this long, after all…

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next Friday (October 9) 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 a wonderful anniversary!


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39 thoughts on “The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/3 – 10/9/2020

  1. Happy Anniversary!
    (Only 4 days late)
    Did I tell you today
    That you look great!?

    And can you believe
    It’s been 10 years?
    So full of smiles
    (And full of tears…)
    I remember that day
    Oh so very well
    (A party the night before,
    I still felt like Hell.)

    But you were beautiful
    In your gown and vail
    But my hung-over mind
    Was only thinking of some tai..(BLEEP! – sorry, keeping it PG 😉 )

    But overall it was
    A day from Heaven
    Even if the rings were forgotten
    By my best man, Kevin

    And since that best of days
    When you were made my wife
    I’ve counted my blessings
    So thankful that you are in my life!

    (Did I make it up to you
    With my poetry?
    Will you please unlock the door
    And perhaps forgive me?)

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      1. I wroye a quick ditty, not quite what you ask for but certainly inspired by this post. But I’ll lping back to this post when I publish (planned for tomorrow) and if you wish you can decide for yourself.whether it fits the bill.

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  2. So sorry this card is late

    So sorry I’m a bit overweight
I thought we had an anniversary last year

    Do we really get them every year, my dear

    Just 122 words is perfect for a food shopping list

    Or divorce papers which I have chosen to miss

    I’ve really got no idea why you put up with me

    Especially as I’ve just spilled coffee over your settee

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  3. I love your beard … when its not there.
    And the shine … that’s not hair.
    The way that you snore sounded sweet
    Well until, the first time it woke me from sleep.

    I love the ring in your nose
    The way you bite at your toes
    Because you can’t be arsed,
    to get the clippers off the shelf.

    I like all the things that you do,
    But you never bag the dogs poo.
    Now that might make me mad,
    just a bit.
    I am glad we got wed,
    Though you spent a week in bed
    Because of jet lag
    As I recall you to say.

    Romance is not dead
    We’ll have adventures you said,
    So we married on a beach in the bay
    Even the bomb suad didn’t ruin our day.

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