REALLY AWFUL PROMPT FROM NAPOWRIMO


 

“And now, the prompt. (As always, the prompt is optional). Today I challenge you to write a poem that uses at least five of the following words: 

 owl
generator
abscond
upwind
squander
clove
miraculous
dunderhead
cyclops
willowy
mercurial
seaweed
gutter
non-pareil
artillery
salt
curl
ego
rodomontade
elusive
twice
ghost
cheese
cowbird
truffle
svelte
quahog
bilious” 

OK, how about all 28?  And who says it has to make much sense?  I had to add 44 words to them to do it, though. 

Oh, how miraculous the prompt this gutter dunderhead -

This non-pareil elusive ghost – has offered us instead;

Our generator of ideas wants us to squander time

In bilious ego-building rodomontade all in rhyme!

Must owl abscond upwind with a svelte cowbird, willowy?

Or cyclops curl a truffle, which becomes artillery?

The whole thing’s twice absurd, for qwahog served with salt and cheese,

And some mercurial seaweed, with a clove, would never please! 

© Colonialist April 2013 (WordPress)

 

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels, with notes writing classical music, and with riding cycles, horses and dinghies.
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21 Responses to REALLY AWFUL PROMPT FROM NAPOWRIMO

  1. Marco says:

    Bwohahaha! *falls off chair and gets mauled by the fat ginger cat*

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  2. Nice take on this prompt. I love the third line. And I’m still going with, we’re both really brave!
    God Bless,
    Donna

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  3. adinparadise says:

    Well done, Col. You’re always upwind of the challenge, and cyclops it on the dunderhead. :)

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  4. The Asian says:

    Writing an awful rhyme is bad enough and to use all of those words would require a literary genius, even if it doesn’t really make sense ;)

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  5. nrhatch says:

    So says the jabberwocky in the grimble groves
    With all manner of slives and toves.

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  6. 68ghia says:

    Good heavens!!!
    Fairly boggles the mind!!

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  7. Interesting poem :)
    Don’t know if you do awards Col…
    I have nominated you for an award :)

    http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/feel-the-love/

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