Thursday April 22nd, 2010

The exercise:

Your prompt today: monster meeting.

Work was slightly better today. Plus it's beautiful out. And I get to go to ultimate practice tonight. So, yeah, better day in general.


It was meant to be a gathering
That would be remembered for all time.
More than simple evil blathering -
The greatest evolution of crime!

But the ogres got lost on the way,
For their map was often upside down.
The werewolves were distracted by prey
(They just can’t resist the taste of clowns).

The vampire clans said they’d make it,
But they were busy doing their hair.
The mummies were set to show their wit,
But no airline would accept their fare!

The only ones that made the meeting
Was the local graveyard’s zombie troupe.
But their presence was only fleeting,
Once they caught scent of a Mensa group.


Greg said...

Sounds like the week is picking up a little towards the end after all then! You'll have to let us know how ultimate practice goes -- and if you end up with grass stains!

I've decided I'm not entering the Poetry tournament this time round, mostly as it'll be starting while I'm in Canada I think, and because this is the busiest time of year for going places to provide training. Still, I'll offer the occasional poem here for your delectation.

That's a great narrative poem! You've got the scansion spot on this time, and there's a gentle humour that persists through the verses that's really pleasant. If there's any weakness, it's possibly that the clowns that distract the werewolves are too obviously there for the rhyme rather than another reason, but that doesn't detract from the poem.

Monster meeting

If you go down to the woods today,
You'd better go in disguise,
But it better be good!
You should pretend to be wood,
Because monsters don't just have eyes...
They've many senses for prey.

The monsters are meeting!
The monsters are meeting!
They know where you dwell!
They'll be there as well!

Marc said...

Practice was pretty good but I'm definitely a ways off being in game shape. But I still have two weeks before the season starts :P

Yeah, I don't think I'll be signing up either. Life is getting too hectic and I take the judging far too personally for my own good. Though it would be a nice change to be eliminated by someone else for once...

I'm not sure why, but I really like those final two lines :)