A Choir Concert to Remember, Pantoum for the Terrible Poetry Contest

All I wanted was to sing
I didn’t know I’d be puking
For, songs are usu’lly not sick’ning
Unless you’re nervous and lock your legs

I didn’t know I’d be puking
From the back row, on an upswing
Unless you’re nervous and lock your legs
My peers were angry and dripping

From the back row, on an upswing
For, songs are usu’lly not sick’ning
My peers were angry and dripping
All I wanted was to sing

©2022 Chel Owens

Yes, this happened. Fifth grade. I still don’t know if I was sick or simply locked my knees. At least I didn’t hit the audience.

This was the least sickening gif I found…

Pantoum is a fun form to try. Go on; write one up and submit it for this week’s Terrible Poetry Contest.

28 thoughts on “A Choir Concert to Remember, Pantoum for the Terrible Poetry Contest

    • Chel Owens February 6, 2022 / 1:45 am

      Honestly, the people around me had it much worse.

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  1. TanGental February 6, 2022 / 2:16 am

    Horrible incident but great poem. You won’t win. Too good..

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    • Chel Owens February 6, 2022 / 12:22 pm

      Ha ha. I think I’d have an unfair advantage. Unless you’re offering to judge?

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  2. Nope, Not Pam February 6, 2022 / 3:02 am

    Love it, to be young and embarrassed yet again

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    • Chel Owens February 6, 2022 / 12:19 pm

      😀 Part of that is avoiding potentially embarrassing situations.

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  3. willowdot21 February 6, 2022 / 12:28 pm

    Oh! My ….how did your peers react did you suffer revenge Great poem 💜

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    • Chel Owens February 6, 2022 / 1:52 pm

      Worse. They never spoke about it. I didn’t have any friends before and I think I lost any chance of friendship after.

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      • willowdot21 February 6, 2022 / 2:00 pm

        School is so harsh isn’t it. I was bullied throughout my school days. I was glad to see the back of them .

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  4. Herb February 6, 2022 / 4:30 pm

    If you locked your knees in formation when I was in the Army you could pass out but I’m no doctor and don’t even play one on TV.

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    • Chel Owens February 6, 2022 / 5:41 pm

      We never could figure out if it was nerves or knee-locking.

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      • Herb February 6, 2022 / 8:59 pm

        That’s still a sad story no matter what.

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