Stand by yours beds people. It’s kind of back. Chelsea Owen’s weekly poetry challenge. Ok it’s not officially Terrible Poetry anymore, but this is me, I can only do it one way. That’s Terrible. Do this challenge once a week and I can myself a bard. A bad bard….

This week Chelsea is back with

Where once I told everyone to write terrible poetry, I now tell you to write terrible poetry with the intent to make us all laugh:

  1. The Topic is eccentrics. Collector, streaker, hermit, or superhero? I read about the British variety in Henry Hemming’s In Search of the English Eccentric and now I’m hooked!

  2. The Length will be a limerick. How else would you poem about eccentrics?? A limerick is five lines: AABBA, in anapestic meter.

  3. Rhyme? Naturally -unless that would run against your hero’s …idiom.

  4. Don’t worry too much about the details! Wake up at 2 a.m. from the strangest dream you’ve ever had, roll over to your notepad to write it down, then turn it in as poetry the next morning.

  5. Keep the Rating at PG or cleaner.You’re too clever to stoop to crass jibes for humor. I know it.

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next Friday (September 11) to submit a poem to Chelsea.

Brace yourself, here goes….

I am English and I am most certainly very eccentric

I drive a car the shape of a teapot but don’t worry, it’s electric

I have a fine collection of pink britches with matching bowler hats

Let’s not forget I live underground with my cross dressing pampered cats

And pray tell what’s wrong shopping in a musical codpiece when it’s authentic

87 thoughts on “Oh no it’s a poem

      1. 😁 It’s SO hot here today! 85F I need a better tree and a gazebo. My neigbor won’t go anywhere. I need my outdoor life! I’m going to have to do stuff inside…. 😬

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      2. Nope. No park or church close enough. I made due indoors until I couldn’t think straight and decided to do something relaxing, like unloading my photos to my laptop so I can use them in blog posts. That was going well until I realized I’m still having trouble connecting to the Internet via my laptop. Can’t do anything with my photos until I figure out why I can’t connect and don’t have a clue why. Troubleshooting didn’t detect a problem. Needless to say not enough sleep combined with computer problems combined with not being able to relax today to begin with has driven me quite batty. Quite quite batty. My only hope now is reading your blog post and going for a walk and sitting under my not so private tree! 😀

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  1. Lol I really want to know which parts of this are true and which are from the 2a.m. dream. Funny how different words elicit different images. If you had said pink pants or pink trousers I would have imagined something very different then when you say pink britches. The image was these form fitting flamingo like legs, lol.

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      1. So you like black?

        I wear a lot of black currently!! ALOT!

        But normally I love color! ❤️ I am extremely colorful!!! … all the black gets to me sometimes – especially in spring and summer!

        I have the cutest clothes all full of color and all happy… I can’t really wear them. So they sit in my closet.

        Sometimes I push it… but I’m not supposed to be too colorful lol… which makes me want it more lol

        When I am at home… I wear tons of color!!

        I have cute black clothes too… lots of lace and stuff… but I miss the added color for myself – I am extremely colorful!!!

        I am somewhat conservative ish lol … at work I have to be. But not so much at home lol ✌️

        I have some pink. Not a lot … I like pink – it just clashes with my hair and skin lol … but I do have some … royal blue is my color… makes both my hair and eyes pop ❤️

        Isn’t that funny – makes me think of your boy/girl post… you like pink – I like blue 😄

        Purple is my absolutely favorite color though 💜

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      2. I have a mix of both of those… sometimes they look blue, sometimes green… in summer they get really light and in winter darker. Lol

        I never know what to say when someone asks what color my eyes are … so I always answer “what do you want them to be?” Lol depends on the day and what I wear lol

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