The A Mused Poetry Contest 12/12/2020 – 1/8/2021

A new year’s creeping up on us, and I think it’s time for some limericks.

  1. This month’s Theme is Resolutions.
  2. The Length is however long you need for a standard limerick: five lines of AABBA, in anapestic meter.
  3. You’re going to have to Rhyme; that’s what AABBA means…
  4. The Rating’s PGish. Yes, I’m aware of how these poems usually go. Be creative.
  5. And, above all, make us laugh. I want your life coach to drop his Downward Dog in convulsions of hysteria on his organic bamboo exercise mat.

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next MONTH (January 8) to submit a poem.

Use the form, below, to remain anonymous until results are posted.

Otherwise, include your poem or a link to it in the comments. Leave a comment if your link-back doesn’t show up by midnight of the day you create it.


Happy New Year!

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42 thoughts on “The A Mused Poetry Contest 12/12/2020 – 1/8/2021

  1. Richmond Road December 14, 2020 / 2:17 am

    Is it time for this year’s resolution?
    To atone for last year’s contribution?
    My performance next year?
    No better, I fear
    I am lazy. Don’t expect a solution

    Liked by 6 people

    • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 12:20 am

      😀 Thanks for not duping anyone.


  2. Richmond Road December 14, 2020 / 2:54 am

    Or maybe something more politically topical …

    Here is this year’s resolution
    We’re dismantling the constitution
    You can’t run. You can’t hide
    We have reached the low tide
    Step aside. This is a revolution

    Liked by 5 people

    • Myrna Migala December 15, 2020 / 10:16 am

      More truth than fiction I fear!


    • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 12:21 am

      Hey, maybe it will be all right… ♫ ♬


  3. mattsnyder1970 December 14, 2020 / 4:56 am

    There once was a fat guy named Matt

    Who resolved to lose weight and that’s that

    Shoved his cat aside, and to his wife he lied

    that his cat food diet is what he takes in stride 😻

    Liked by 3 people

    • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 12:22 am

      *This close* to winning, Matt. 😀 Your poor wife… your poor cat…

      Liked by 1 person

      • mattsnyder1970 January 9, 2021 / 6:16 am

        not based in truth lol…Although when I was 13, I did taste dry cat food. 🤢

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 11:59 am

          😀 I did, too. I don’t know how old I though.

          Liked by 1 person

  4. Doug Jacquier December 14, 2020 / 2:19 pm

    At first glance I thought you wanted five lines of ABBA and thought ‘well, that’s not very creative, Chel’. Thankfully insanity has returned and I’ll turn in my homework as soon as the dog hasn’t eaten it.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Doug Jacquier December 14, 2020 / 6:45 pm

    Title: You say you want a resolution, we-e-ll

    There is an old man from Australia
    Whose wisdom will not falter or fail ya
    New years is his forte
    So list to his thought, ay?
    ‘Resolving is useless, inter alia’.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 12:22 am

      Just give up while you’re behind!


    • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 12:23 am

      I posted all of yours. Not very amusing, as you admitted, but definitely relatable -at least for me!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens December 16, 2020 / 9:12 am

      Great! I always look forward to yours!


      • willowdot21 December 16, 2020 / 9:50 am

        Really, thank you for saying so 💜 you have cheered me up no end 💜

        Liked by 1 person

  6. tnkerr December 19, 2020 / 9:44 am

    With a wee nod to the bawdy nature of the form:

    There once was a girl with a toothpick
    Who resolved to write nary a limerick
    She gave a small laugh
    And slipped into her bath
    A nude poet who’s anacoluthic

    Liked by 4 people

    • Chel Owens December 23, 2020 / 9:54 pm

      Ergh. I always go hunting through the WP reader when you tell me and you’re not the only one! Stupid WordPress!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. obbverse December 26, 2020 / 1:58 pm


    It’s time to repeat the same damned vow I swore
    Like last year, and all too many years years before,
    It’s my traditional annual end-of-year vow-
    ‘Next year I’ll be a better man than I am now,’
    So many broken promises, still plenty more in store.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Bruce December 29, 2020 / 4:07 pm

    My New Year’s resolution’s a vow,
    Though some smell a rat or a cow.
    It’s the one day a year
    When I shed all my gear
    And reluctantly get in the shower.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens January 9, 2021 / 12:24 am

      😀 😀 Oh, Doug. A close second, for sure! I hope you’re showering soon!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens January 3, 2021 / 10:06 pm

      Just ignore the rules and GO FOR IT!


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