Welcome to the 18th Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest!
Wondering what we’re about? You’re not alone; read my terrible poetry how-to. We seek to tear apart all that is good and rhyming about contests and poetry, and to decide whether those two roads actually went anywhere in a yellow wood.
Here are the specific rules for this week:
- Let’s go with the Topic of Verbosity. Are you familiar in acquaintance with persons who cannot but broaden their sentences, their lexicon, the lift of their nose, and the limited attentions of your interest? If you are, you’re ready for this week.
- What about Length? This is a poem about wordiness, you know…
- Rhyme if you want to, but it’s not a requirement.
- Your creation must be Terrible. Professor Theodore Persimmon Wordsworth III will surely raise his person to a full, standing height; discharge an obstruction from the general vicinity of his windpipe; expound in the manner of a filibuster for the duration of several hours; return himself to a sitting position; and examine the comatose audience in bewilderment and consternation.
- Keep your poem a PG-rating or lower, if you please.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (March 22) to submit a poem.
If you are shy, use the form. Leave me a comment saying that you did as well, then I will be able to tell you whether I received it.
If not, and for a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.
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