WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 10/16/2020

Ah, the classic comeuppance due to the deserving braggart; the fall after the pride; the karma to one’s hubris -this was the theme for this week’s amusing writers.

Only one rose above the rest to claim the dubious honor of funniest, and that was:

Untitled, by D. Wallace Peach
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

Congratulations, D. Wallace! You are the funniest poet for the week! I would be outright lying if I didn’t say that several of these poems made me laugh out loud. The illustrious Madame Peach’s poem won for her hilarious imagery, excellent vocabulary, and humorous take on the prompt.

I really did enjoy all of these. I hope you do as well:

Untitled, by Frank Hubeny
While waiting to win the award
I got tired. The judges got bored.
They forgot to choose me.
Did they look? Did they see?
Well, they looked, then I looked how I scored.

Untitled, by Deb Whittam
Debbie went for a run
She boasted that it was fun
But she didn’t expect to slip on a bun
And pull a ligament in her bum

Untitled, by Trent McDonald
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

Untitled, by Trent McDonald
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

Untitled, by Dumbestblogger
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

A Slight Misunderstanding, by Writerinretrospect
“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.

Route One, by Obbverse
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.

Billy, by Hobbo
Billy bighead, a bit of a boaster
Invented the world’s largest toaster
One day he fell in it
And in less than a minute
His head was as flat as a coaster.

An Untitled (for reasons unknown) Limerick, by Michael Fishman
This handsome young man was in love,
well not totally, but kinda sort of.
He kneeled down to propose,
something tickled his nose,
and he blew boogers on her from below and above.


Thanks for playing!! Return tomorrow for next week’s prompt.

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

©2020 The poets, and their respective works

33 thoughts on “WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 10/16/2020

  1. jenanita01 October 17, 2020 / 2:34 am

    Good choice… I would have picked that one too!

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  2. Hobbo October 17, 2020 / 6:09 am

    Yep. Really funny once again. A deserving winner.

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    • Chel Owens October 17, 2020 / 9:18 am

      Thanks! Thanks for writing such funny poems, everyone!

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    • Chel Owens October 17, 2020 / 9:28 am

      Thanks, Ellen! As always, I missed your flair amongst the entries! 🙂


      • ellenbest24 October 17, 2020 / 9:32 am

        Up to my eyeballs doing a playwriting course twice a week and Tuff with Charlie and a radio drama (play) as well as feeling guilty as I need to work on my novel.

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  3. D. Wallace Peach October 17, 2020 / 10:35 am

    Yay! I think your suggestion of a limerick was key, Chelsea. And I had a lot of fun writing that one. Lots of great entries. Thanks for the laughs! I’ll reblog this one in a couple days. 🙂

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    • Chel Owens October 17, 2020 / 2:25 pm

      😀 Whatever gets the muse rhyming, I suppose! Having fun is always the goal.

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  4. D. Wallace Peach October 19, 2020 / 8:31 am

    Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    For years, Chelsea Owens hosted a weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. It was hysterical to say the least. This year, the Terrible Poetry Contest retired and Chelsea replaced it with the highbrow A Mused Poetry Contest. My silly limerick won top honors this week. Take a peek for a quick laugh, and think about joining in the weekly fun.

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      • D. Wallace Peach October 19, 2020 / 9:54 am

        Lol. I thought you’d like that. So posh. Now that my writing is on a break, I’ll try to play more. Your contests really are tons of fun. 😀

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        • Chel Owens October 19, 2020 / 11:23 am

          Thank you! That’s the whole reason I want people to play -have fun!

          Liked by 1 person

  5. CarolCooks2 October 19, 2020 / 11:44 pm

    I had a few outright laughs along the way . Diana was a worthy winner as a non-smoker it tickled my fancy…:) xx

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    • Chel Owens October 20, 2020 / 12:16 am

      Carol! I got halfway through your ‘Roundup’ post before a child needed immediate attention. 😀 Thanks for coming by to get a few laughs!

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      • CarolCooks2 October 20, 2020 / 12:18 am

        Ohhh I hope the said child is ok….It certainly did that Chelsea…I am always guaranteed to smile when I visit 🙂 x

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        • Chel Owens October 20, 2020 / 9:03 am

          And I always learn how to use every part of a vegetable I never heard of before. 😉

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  6. Invisibly Me October 20, 2020 / 2:33 am

    What brilliant pieces! Congrats D. Wallace Peach – I loved that one! I can smell the burning hair from here! 😂 xx

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  7. Jacqui Murray October 21, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    You got some hilarious entries but I must agree–the brilliant Diana is #1.

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    • Chel Owens October 21, 2020 / 1:38 pm

      Hers was my favorite!


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