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!
“Hush, Little Baby”
Hush, little Baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a Mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird don’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat,
And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and a bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Mama’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Mama’s gonna buy you a horse and a cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
1. Start your poem with the same first line as the prompt poem.
2. Maintain the Rhyme Scheme of the prompt poem. (aa, bb, cc, dd, etc)
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 Awardicon
A 10K Awardicon & Community MB
* A minimum of three entries are required for 1st Prize to be awarded
* A minimum of five 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.
February 15, 2021
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