Hello to the new year, and to a new Terrible Poetry Contest!
Terrible poetry isn’t that difficult; hand an iambic pentameter to an eight-year-old and it’s done! Or… read here for a little more assistance.
- Theme and Form
The theme is climate change.
The form is a syllabic poem in praise of Prime Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11,13, etc. This means your first line with have one syllable; the second will have two; the third, three; the fourth, five; etc.
I’m not sure how long you can keep priming your numbers, so that sounds like the length is up to your tenacity.
Up to you!
Scientists predict an unusual rise in terribleness, followed by scattered storms of painful prose.
Is the perfect storm that risqué? I’m sure Geoff’s good with wherever the wind takes you on this one.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST on Thursday, January 26 to submit a poem.
Use the form below if you want to be anonymous until I post the results. The form hasn’t saved what you submitted unless you see a message saying it has.
Or, 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 pick of next contest’s theme and form.
©2023 Chel Owens