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The Adventures of Me (Terrible Poetry Contest)

January 28, 2020

Are you ready for the 56th edition of the Terrible Poetry Contest? I bet you are, and if I’m correct, and I bet I am, then simply head over HERE and check it out.

This week Chelsea says: “The Topic is an epic poem about a great adventure. Laudable deeds and grand gestures will be your comrades-in-arms, even if your adventure proves to go no further than locating a missing sock. These sorts can run rather long, so let’s cap the poem at a Length of 200 words.”

The Adventures of Me
(Or an Epic Poem of (not-so) Laudable Deeds and (somewhat-less-than) Grand Gestures)

I climbed the ladder.
Climbed it well.
Hoping to remove the gutter smell.

I grabbed the gutter.
Grabbed it hard.
Tossed the gunk down on the yard.

Then I felt wobbly.
Knees got weak.
Bent my head and took a peak.

Ground below.
¡fear of heights!
Someone give me my last rites.

Please God end this wild adventure.
This great misguided risky venture.

(Suddenly I started thinking of rhymes archaic
but wanted to try and stay prosaic so we continue . . . )

I don’t do adventures.
No laudible deeds.
I sit and worry as thoughts stampede.

Why climb a ladder?
I don’t know.
My brain is filled with diced tomato.

My attempts at adventure.
They don’t go well.
And last about as long as a snowball in (you-know-where).

I shouldn’t share this.
I’ve got some gall.
But I do it because it’s
Terrible Poetry after all

and I am
proud to be a

Terrible Poet.

You know it.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2020 10:14 am

    This brings me immeasurable joy!
    (Was that your nefarious, underhanded ploy?)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. February 1, 2020 1:22 am

    You are way too good at this. You and two others were very close seconds!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      February 2, 2020 3:43 pm

      As a lifelong underachiever, I’m very cool with second place!

      Liked by 1 person


  1. WINNER of the Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest | Chelsea Ann Owens

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