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Delightfully bonkers

Wafflenose
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Ellie
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Poetry Contest

Assorted madness
Do you do a good line in illogical, eccentric, crazy, mad or chaotic?  If so, this competition is for you!

I would like new writes and am not interested in reading about anyone's sexual fantasies.  Other than that, I have no idea what the rules are.  Have fun!

robert43041
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Fore plays

She was in the mood
She dressed the part
She chose the right sort of music
Perfect ambiance
But he failed to make the connection
He was in the mood for theatre
And suggested four plays
Written by robert43041 (Viking)
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Wafflenose
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Ellie
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Ho ho, thank you for kicking off this competition in great style!

robert43041
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Confusion

As she stood in front of the wrought iron gates
Of the Selmont Cemetary
She wondered why the Temporary Agency sent her there
So she took the paper out of her bag
The note clearly said The Fermont Cement Factory.
She felt like dying on the spot.
Written by robert43041 (Viking)
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da_poetic-edifier
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Damon
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If I Only Knew

If I knew for sure that it's better after here
I'd probably slit my throat from ear to ear
To hear trumpets blare up there in paradise
But instead I'm still here relying on this vice

Thought more than twice how nice it'd be
To escape miniseries of reality T.V.
This here's no woe is me; just how I feel
Tired of being stomped by Achilles' heels

Deal or no deal; I spill ink like it's blood
Instead of spewing steel pills like Elmer Fudd
Low crawling in mud with my head held high
Soldiering on rather than choosing to die
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mel44
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Light

Madness is never silent
crucially defiant
never to rest
born to struggle
I grasp onto night
holding a place
for my own darkness
so I can appreciate the light
Written by mel44
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wallyroo92
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Bon Voyage

 
Sometimes I like to write
  to keep appetites whet with wet whit wit
And then I like to slip in
     extra quick quips drips trips dreamt
Perhaps then laugh ‘til my sides
     split and the quirks work and jerk spurt hurt
A movement meant to move
     or until my stunt stint stent is spent…

What goes in my mind
Is not that hard to find
It just takes a little curiosity and guts
I may be stuck in a grind
But I like to take the time
To share and show I’m a little nuts

There are several of us in here
Despite what you read or hear
Some personalities are hard to control
They take turns expressing
Even leaving me guessing
But some want to take over the whole role

It’s like a prison escape
Some characters can’t wait
When then some unrestrained verse is penned
And when I wake up in shock
Who the fuck let this guy talk?
Some dispositions have no filters and like to offend

Back to the drawing board
Some are yawning and bored
They want to run amuck and speak their minds
But decorum here forbids it
It’s a matter of who spits it
Because some of these fools need to be confined

I’ve been known to be a little walled
But come summer I like to go bald
It’s too damn hot so I gotta let my hair loose lose
So many of me are batty and nutty
But only one of them is an understudy
Because I need a vacation or a least take a crew’s cruise

Bon Voyage
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Kinkpoet
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Fun Fun Fun

wouldn’t that be fun
risk everything for desire

adrenaline rush
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Phantom2426
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Francisco J Vera
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Deer's Blood

One night dying of
Broken Heart
So I did something crazy
I drank deer's blood
It gave me superpowers
Like strength, speed,
Mind manipulation,
ability to enter dreams
Which I use to
make women happy
and making sure
that they are
ready to fight
the systemto
create a better
society that's
Equal and Fair
To Everyone
Written by Phantom2426 (Francisco J Vera)
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nightbirdblue
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Scribbling Nonsense

 
Addicted to adverbs
Conjunctions and hyperbole
Can you believe I’ve just
Created this monstrosity
 
An inspired creative frenzy
Or just a crazed lunacy
Laughing maniacally
Authenticity compels me
 
Obsessing over misspellings
My pen is running dry in this
Grammatical maelstrom
And I’m losing the fight
 
Slashing run-on sentences
Wielding the editor’s knife
I fix a paraphrasing and the verse
Dissolves right before my eyes
 
Verbs blur into maladies
Prepositions interject and then
I’m chasing lazy subjects
Right fkn off the page’s edge
 
Crumpling synonyms are
Antagonizing the author
Pushing me to try harder to
Captivate a yawning audience
 
But I’m losing my breath
Keeping up with myself
As my mind purges so many
Paragraphs without purpose
 
Lacking the anecdotes now
I’m just writing nonsense
While delirium compounds
Every fkn last little word
 
Oh,
It’s just
The writer’s life for me
 
Or,
Maybe
I could use a little sleep


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nightbirdblue
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enbyblue
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Animal Collective’s “Kinda Bonkers” would be a great theme song for this comp! 🤪😆

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=8VLb3gu4-QI&feature=share

nightbirdblue
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Slaughtering Song Lyrics / Unusual Remixes

 
Part 1:  

Aladdin’s “A Whole New World”  
+ “Reading Rainbow” mashup.
 

 
Books can show you the world  
Shining, shimmering, splendid  
Tell me, honest, now when did  
You last dream of books to buy?  
 
Books can open your eyes  
Take you wonder by wonder  
Over, sideways and under  
On a magic carpet ride  
 
A whole new world  
A new fantastic book to read  
No one to tell us “No!”
Or question us
“You sure you need another?”
 
A whole new book  
A dazzling place we never knew  
We can go anywhere  
Or be anything  
Now that I'm in a whole new world with you  
(I'm reading on a rainbow with you)  
 
Butterfly in the sky  
We can fly twice as high  
Just take a look, it’s in a book  
From our reading nook we spy  
 
A whole rainbow  
(Don't you dare close your eyes)  
A hundred thousand things to read  
(Friends to know, ways to grow)  
We’re literary stars, we’ve read so much  
But we can’t go back to our old library  
 
A whole new book  
With brand new plot lines to pursue  
We’ll chase them anywhere  
No time to spare  
All our library books are overdue  
 
A whole new world (a whole new world)  
A new fantastic book to read  
No one to tell us “No!”
Or question us
“You sure you need another?”
 
A whole new book (every twist, a surprise)  
With brand new plot lines to pursue  
(every page, every chapter)  
We'll chase them anywhere  
No time to spare  
All our library books are overdue  
 
A whole new world (a whole rainbow)  
That's where we'll be (that's where we'll read)  
A thrilling chase (a wondrous place)  
For you and me  
 
 
——  
 
 
Part 2:  
 
Pat Benetar’s “Heartbreaker” lyrics  
as my foggy memory once recalled them.
 
 
 
(Attempt 1)…  
 
 
She’s a  
Heart-breaker  
Speed-racer
 
 
Nah nah nah nah  
Nah nah nah nah  
Nah nah nahhhh  
 
 
…(Let’s try that again)…  
 
 
She’s a  
Speed-racer  
Free nuh nuhhh
 
 
NAH NAH NAH NAH  
Don’t you come  
Round here no more!  
 
 
…(Maybe that’s closer?)…  
 
 
She’s a  
Speed-racer  
Heart-chaser
 
 
Nah nah nah nah  
Nuh nuh nuh nuh  
Nuh nuh  
 
Nuh  
 
No?  
 
 
…(Hell I don’t know)…  
 
…(Girlfriend dies laughing at me)…
 
 
 
——  
 
 
Part 3:  
 
All to the tune of “Little Drummer Boy”  
except the very last* line.
 
 
 
The wheels on the bus  
Go round and round  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
The baby on the bus  
Cries wah wah wah  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
Lil babe  
I’ma poor boy too  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
The Mum on the bus  
Says shh shh shh  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
Rum-bah-bum-bum  
Rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
I ask shall I  
Play a lullaby  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
On my drum  
 
Mum nodded and  
Rocked him in time  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
Others on the  
Bus quieted  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
I played my drum  
On the bus for him  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
I played my very  
Best for him  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
Rum-bah-bum-bum  
Rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
Then he smiled at me  
Bahhh-rum-bah-bum-bum  
 
Me and my drum  
 
 …All through the town - HONK HONK! *  
 
 
——  
 
 
Part 4:  
 
A normal Thursday like any other  
texting with my girlfriend.
 
 
 
GF: You wanna yeet the chicken  
out of the freezer for later?  
Me: Yesshhh  
GF: Cool  
(7 minutes later…)  
Me: I just sang a rap about it…
 
 
 
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
 
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
Chicken out the freezer  
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
Chicken in the friiiiiidge  
 
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
Chicken out the freezer  
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
Chicken in the friiiiiidge  
 
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
(Mouth farts)  
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
(Mouth farts)  
 
Chick-ih chick-ih chick-ih  
Chicken in the friiiiiidge  
 
 
Me: And this is what you’re marrying 😘  
GF: Lmfao I love you so much  
Me: I’m so effin glad lol you my boooo
 


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Wafflenose
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Ellie
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Thanks for all of these!  I loved the craziness, and will leave you all some nice feedback when I'm less tired and hot (37C/ 99F here today).  Nightbirdblue, you are indeed completely bonkers.  The prize is for your first submission, but I love the second one too!

nightbirdblue
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Haha that I am! It’s the spice of life 😜 Thank you so much, this was a fun comp!

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