Welcome to the biweekly Terrible Poetry Contest!
Most poetry is terrible. We’re just out to make fun of it. Need to know how? Click here.
Here are the specifics for this contest:
- Colleen Chesebro has decreed the Theme to be aging (or, ageing). The form is a burlesque poem. Burlesque isn’t difficult; after reading the definition, I realize we write in that form frequently. The idea is to mimic styles or subjects of others in a funny way.
- Therefore, Length is up to you.
- Rhyming is up to you.
- Making it terrible is up to you! I suggest you choose to, since you’re not likely to win otherwise. Parody the satire out of a pastiched poet. Please.
- Rating: PG-13 or cleaner. Aging can bring out the worst in us.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST on Thursday, March 31 to submit a poem.
Use the form below if you want to be anonymous for a week. It hasn’t gone through unless you see a message saying it has.
For a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments. Please alert me if your pingback or poem does not show up within a day.
The winner gains bragging rights, a badge, and the option to choose the next iteration’s topic and type of poem.
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