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Eerie
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Poetry Contest

Write a poem based on a random Wikipedia page

Visit Wikipedia and choose “Random” from the menu. Write a poem based on the contents of the random page (article) you get.

1. New poems only
2. No collaborations
3. Any style
4. Any length (but don’t get too wild )
5. Three weeks
6. Include a link to your article (it would be fun to read what you based your poem on)

anvinvil
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Oops sorry, I just entered the haiku contest. How do I get to the random site?

Eerie
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem! However, in order to be considered for this comp the piece must be a new write based on a random wiki article and a link to said article must accompany the piece!

Eerie
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anvinvil said:Oops sorry, I just entered the haiku contest. How do I get to the random site?

No worries! If you go to Wikipedia.com and click on the menu there is an option titled “Random”. If you click it, a random article will present. Hope that helps!!

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_(magazine)

Is this the type of thing no we would write about. It’s today’s article. 🤔

Eerie
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anvinvil said:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_(magazine)

Is this the type of thing no we would write about. It’s today’s article. 🤔


Sure. Or keep clicking random until something “speaks” to you. This comp is just meant to be fun, to stretch the writing imagination and to maybe learn something new.

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Fenobam

Here’s a random word slam you can post to your instagram
But it ain’t spam
It’s called Fenobam
An anxiety drug from some nineteen-seventy’s program
Labs came up with anxiolytic meds for heads feeling fear
Weird?
But in those years
Experimental drugs dug deep into the brain’s hemispheres

Check it out

It’s described as a negative allosteric modulator
Of the metabotropic glutamate receptor five
But my word translator doesn’t have an illustrator
It just what the article says after I’ve tried to contrive

But I’ve arrived at the conclusion I’m bad at Chemistry
Yet with poetry
Like a free spree
I’m glad to read this was never marketed commercially
This motherfucker had all kinds of fucked-up symptoms
But to keep it simple
Here are two examples
Psychotomimetic and amnesia would’ve gotten more victims

Yet more investigations have been made for applications
Into antidepressants, analgesic and anti-addictive effects
Wikipedia tends to scare me sometimes
With these random articles and obscure subjects

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenobam
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Eerie
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Phenomenal job! Thanks for being the first entry!

Honoria
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The Vaquero's Vow

Thirteen minutes!
 
That’s all that was necessary.  
Silently meet, fall madly in love and marry the brute.
 
His love was warmth on a cold winter’s eve.
And the cooling touch to a feverish,  
nubile love struck girl.
 
She could see nothing else before her  
but happiness, passion and love.
He could see only money,  
idleness and the bottom of a bottle.
 
Her Vaquero saw it all.
He warns the brute to care for her or else...
His love for her was unmatched, he wanted only her happiness.
He defended her honor, drew swords to save her from the brute.
 
I want for that passionate love.
I need that Vaquero for my lover.
He, who will risk his life for mine...
I want that Vaquero for my lover.
 
The touch that forces a sigh of  
complete submission.
The kiss that sends a tingling  
sensation down my spine  
bringing me to my knees.
 
All without ever saying a word!
 
I desire The Vaquero’s Vow.
 
 
 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vaquero%27s_Vow#/random
 
 
 
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Eerie
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Beautiful, Honoria. Thank you for your entry!
*could you please include the link to the wiki page at the bottom of your poem, here in the comp thread? Thanks!

MadameLavender
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Related submission no longer exists.

Honoria
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So sorry! I had it there then edited and forgot to put it back🙄.
Should be all set. Thank you. H🌷

Eerie
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Thank you for this wonderful submission, MadameLavender.

Jade-Pandora
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The New Tang

 


Of all the weird things going on today
With scientists & politician fame,
About fake news, conspiracies & death,
The way the media is dropping names.

Suggestions coming in for miracles
From bleach & PineSol, household iodine.
You’ll find something under a basin sink
To curing common colds with 409.

But long before COVID-19 arrived,
Were kids who never had enough to eat.
A mix of vitamin and minerals
Was made, enriching food like it was meat.

So comes an age of putting to the test
A powder upon saving lives will hang,
And catering to children’s preferences,
A tasty, new & improved form like Tang!




Multiple micronutrient powder (MNP)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_micronutrient_powder#/random
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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Eerie
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Thank you, Jade for this super fun piece!

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