The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/10 – 10/16/2020

Greetings, poets! Ready to laugh? You’re in the right place!

These are the specifics:

  1. What could possibly be funnier than accident by hubris? The inevitable fall because of overconfident pride? The trip of the boastful athlete? The …well, you get it.
  2. I don’t want Length to interfere with your style, but I recommend short, sweet, and snappy. A limerick might be perfect.
  3. Rhyming’s up to you and your form.
  4. Keep the Rating PG or cleaner.
  5. With the tragic fall comes the chance for tears, soย be sure we’re laughing as our hero fails.
    I also request, if you choose political, that you do not stoop to personal insults -remember that everyone is someone’s son or daughter.

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next Friday (October 16) 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 doesnโ€™t show up within a day.


Have more fun than your hero!

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ยฉ2020 Chel Owens

26 thoughts on “The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/10 – 10/16/2020

  1. Stan sniffed as people froze in fear
    And strode right by, nose in the air
    His haughtiness so keen
    That the dragon wasn’t seen
    So he walked straight into the lair

    Bob laughed at the custodian, Jed
    Because of the things that he said
    “Be careful in the mill
    For those machines can kill!”
    Not listening, Bob lost his head

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  2. At carnivals the rides are fine
    But games are really quite sublime
    Fred sent the ball full eight feet high
    Joe laughed and said “I’ll make it nine!”
    He picked the hammer up with glee
    Missed the lever, hit his spleen
    He aimed to send the ball up nine
    Now six feet under Joe does lie

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  3. I used the form, Chelsea, but also added it here. That image cracked me up.

    When the fireworks failed to ignite
    The smoker asked for a light
    With a big inhale
    The swaggering male
    Set off to light up the night

    He applied his cig without care
    Smug when the fuse caught and flared
    An arrogant rube
    He peered down the tube
    And the night lit up with his hair

    Liked by 2 people

  4. A Slight Misunderstanding

    “I’m sure we can survive it,”
    Said the vampire to his friend;
    “Oh, no,” the friend replied,
    “I’d rather stay undead.”
    “It’s not that far,”
    Came the reply,
    “There’s no reason to quake.”
    And so across the street the dyslexic went
    To find himself a steak.

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  5. Route One.
    He finally staggered triumphantly atop Mount Everest
    Exhausted but immensely proud of his sky high climb,
    Standing back to take in the view and a moments rest
    He went from pinnacle to Ground Zero in record time.

    Liked by 3 people

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