by Lilli ☕
Nursery Rhymes have taken a dark turn...
There are plenty of Nursery Rhymes that appear innocuous on the surface but have dark origins.
For example, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (1744) ▼
The goal of this contest is to take the innocent Nursery Rhyme provided and turn it dark, twisted, and scary!
“The North Wind Doth Blow
The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.
1. Keep "poor thing" in the second line of your poem.
2. Maintain the Syllable count: 10, 10, 10, 10.
2a. You may write up to three stanzas, a total of 12 lines.
3. Put your own dark twist on the poem.
Your version can be mysterious, dark, or horror.
4. This contest forum is rated 18+
Your entries can go as high as GC,
but please no sexual assault, pedophilia, scat, or racism.
5. Entry must be submitted in 'bitem' or 'entry' format.
6. You may edit your poem after it's been submitted, but not after the deadline.
A 25K Coffee Awardicon
A 10K Awardicon & Community MB
* A minimum of five entries are required for 1st Prize to be awarded
* A minimum of seven entries are needed for both prizes to be awarded.
Honorable mentions will receive 5,000 gift points and will be given at the judge's discretion.
August 31, 2021
"That Really Blows" by Robert Waltz
"Cold Dragon" by Graywriter at the Cabin
"Poor Thing" by Dave
"Poor Tom" by Words Whirling 'Round
"Of Predators and Prey" by Just LeJenD'
"Past Due" by 🌑 Darleen
"The Volcano Doth Blow" by hullabaloo22
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