WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 10/23/2020

Phew! What a challenge! This week, poets needed to compose a diamante about a diamond-seeker; a swindler; a gold-digger. When I wrote up the prompt, I didn’t consider how DIFFICULT answering it might be. So, understandably, these entries were more clever and interesting than they were humorous.

But, the winner is:

Untitled, by Teleportingweena
shiny rich
dig find shout
pan stream nugget money
hop skip jump
heavy metal

Congratulations, Weena! You are the funniest poet for the week! I found this poem so entertaining because you answered the prompt literally. Very funny idea.

You’d do yourself a disservice to not read all the fabulous entries. Here they are:

Untitled, by Richmond Road
Soft Sweet
Waking Shaking Beginning
Birds Bees Flowers Trees
Breathtaking Remaking Forgiving
Victorious Glorious

Untitled, by Ruth Blogs Here
Needy, greedy
Desires, conspires, covets
Meal-ticket gold-digger
Pretends, discards, repeats
Serially, imperiously

The greedy gold-digger, by Hobbo
calculating, opportunistic
searches, researches, discovers
partner, mansion, yacht, diamonds
tricked, duped, imprisoned
handsome, undercover

Untitled, by D. Wallace Peach
Luxurious addictive
Fawning fooling pleasing
Days week years boredom
Reconsidered discarded replaced
Younger other

Untitled, by D. Wallace Peach
Brilliant dangling
Tantalize beguile enthrall
Avarice dreams luxury ease
entrapped hooked convinced
blinding, devious

Untitled, by D. Wallace Peach
Bearded snoring
Picking shoveling boring
White laundry stitch seams
Cooks cleans dreams
Sweet deadly

Untitled, by Willowdot
Lythe, handsome
Pleasing, flattering, dancing
Money, diamonds, bedroom, cars.
Coaxing, grabbing, ageing
Arthritic, Madame.

Untitled, by Deb Whittam
Dazzling, Ambitious
Cunning, Conniving, Calculating
Locks open, Doors close
Seizing, Capturing, Arresting
Helpless, Defeated

Untitled, by The Bag Lady
Sneaky smooth
Dancing, prancing, prowling
Man, prince, knight, nobleman
Entice, envelop, engage
Active, alluring

Untitled, by Teleportingweena
Flashy Schemer
Flirt Swish Smooch
Shoes Jewels Clothes Money
Twirl Smile Wink
Coquettish Digger

Everyone Owes Them?, by Larry Trasciatti
Entitled Deceptive
Blaming Expecting Resenting
Sheep Sheepdog Wolf Poison
Crying Brainwashing Rewriting Terrorizing
Insatiable Obsessed

Untitled, by LSS Attitude of Gratitude
Sultry, Fake
Lying, Cheating, Scheming
Seductress, Jezebel, , Partner, Confidant
Caring, Loving, Holding
Honest, Charming


Photo by emre keshavarz on

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

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

©2020 The poets, and their respective works

11 thoughts on “WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 10/23/2020

    • Chel Owens October 24, 2020 / 1:07 am

      🙂 Thanks, Willow!


  1. Hobbo October 24, 2020 / 3:29 am

    These are all seriously good.

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  2. Gloria October 24, 2020 / 5:15 am

    This is so clever! What an interesting writing exercise. I’m trying to do more of this type of thing to get my brain away from my novel. My blogs have been neglected too. It’s hard to find the balance sometimes! 🙂

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    • Chel Owens October 24, 2020 / 1:51 pm

      Sometimes, you just need to eat a crappy candy bar in order to enjoy a truffle.

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    • Chel Owens October 24, 2020 / 1:51 pm

      (Not that anyone here is a crappy candy bar 😉 )

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  3. trentpmcd October 24, 2020 / 6:44 am

    Ah, I missed this week. I like them all: each little poem is a gem 😉

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  4. D. Wallace Peach October 24, 2020 / 10:27 am

    That one was hard. But what a great variety of responses. 🙂 Well done and congrats to Barbara!

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    • Chel Owens October 24, 2020 / 2:02 pm

      You’re telling me! I need to try them out before assigning next time!

      Liked by 1 person

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