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The day (Terrible Poetry Contest)

April 24, 2022

It’s the biweekly Terrible Poetry Contest hosted by Chel Owens. Frank won the last round and has the honor of picking this week’s prompt. This week we’ll write as follows: “I would recommend the type of poem being at least one stanza of four lines of common meter. That would be something like “Mary Had A Little Lamb” but there are many variations of the rhyme and meter that would be recognized as common meter. The theme would be to parody some nursery rhyme or start from scratch and write an entirely new one.


The day is bright as cooked brown rice,
the winds as calm as tea.
The birds alight on edelweiss
because I haven’t eaten in some time
well, wouldn’t you know,
I’m as hungry as could be.

I ate my rice with ketchup.
I ate my rice with beans.
I ate my rice while looking at a map of Manila,
the capital of the Philippines.

I’ve never been to the Philippines,
I’ve never been to Indonesia.
But wait! I could have been, and I don’t know,
because I could have, ‘ya know, amnesia.

My kitty lies over my other kitty,
He does it for all of us to see
My kitty just got off my other kitty.
I hope they don’t have a baby.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2022 7:42 am

    hahah! Oh, this is so funny and so wonderful! You should win this week.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 24, 2022 8:36 am


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  3. April 24, 2022 4:21 pm

    I like your line… what was it..? something ’bout ‘amnesia..?’
    And I gotta comment on your last line.’Kitty litter.’

    Liked by 1 person

  4. May 1, 2022 3:41 pm

    I had such a difficult time deciding between yours and Geoff’s! You are always so funny!



  1. WINNER of the Terrible Poetry Contest 4/28/2022

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