WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 10/16/2020

For years, Chelsea Owens hosted a weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. It was hysterical to say the least. This year, the Terrible Poetry Contest retired and Chelsea replaced it with the highbrow A Mused Poetry Contest. My silly limerick won top honors this week. Take a peek for a quick laugh, and think about joining in the weekly fun.

Chel Owens

Ah, the classic comeuppance due to the deserving braggart; the fall after the pride; the karma to one’s hubris -this was the theme for this week’s amusing writers.

Only one rose above the rest to claim the dubious honor of funniest, and that was:

Untitled, by D. Wallace Peach
When the fireworks failed to ignite
The smoker asked for a light
With a big inhale
The swaggering male
Set off to light up the night

He applied his cig without care
Smug when the fuse caught and flared
An arrogant rube
He peered down the tube
And the night lit up with his hair

Congratulations, D. Wallace! You are the funniest poet for the week! I would be outright lying if I didn’t say that several of these poems made me laugh out loud. The illustrious Madame Peach’s poem won for her hilarious imagery, excellent vocabulary, and humorous…

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115 thoughts on “WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 10/16/2020

  1. Sarah says:

    Hehe! Very funny poem, Diana!😉 And well deserved winner of the funny poet of the week contest!

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  2. Chel Owens says:

    A more-than-worthy winner!!

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  3. inese says:

    Oh I just picture the scene! Nothing like a good limerick! Congratulations, Diana! I remember your winning Terrible Poem too 😊

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  4. Jennie says:

    Hooray! Love the limerick.

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  5. Limericks are funny and your poem is the funniest, Diana. I have trouble using the lighter to light the gas fireplace. When I was at my daughter’s house and tried to do it, I used the key to turn on the gas but slow in pressing the buttons of the lighter. By the time I got it to work, a big ball of fire was puffing at me and scared me to death (perhaps it was just the gas, not the fire). No accident, I was lucky! Have a lovely weekend!! ❤ 🙂

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    • That’s scary, Miriam. My husband is afraid of gas for just that reason. He hates lighting our old stove. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem though. I think many of us know over-confident people like this. 🙂 🙂 Have a great weekend, my friend.

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      • It’s getting cold in Oregon. Your husband may have to light the old stove soon. My husband found some fallen logs along the trail where he rans. It took him several trip to chop and hall the wood home. He now has about a quart and enough for the winter. The firewood is getting very expensive. He may hook up the gas fire next year. I told him it was like burning money when he has to pay for the wood, several hundred dollars a quart! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. ❤ 🙂

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        • We’ve been enjoying the wood stove for a couple of weeks now, Miriam. We have our first freeze a couple of days ago. I love this weather, but its going to be a long winter this year. Good for your husband for doing the hard work of stocking up on wood!

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  6. Lol, I’ll have to share this with my smoker hubby. Every now and then, he lights up and gets s big surprise when he finds he’s lit the filter end, lol

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  7. This is my new favorite poem!

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    • Lol. Well you have fun taste, Marietta. I enjoy limericks, and they’re about the only thing I do that coughs up a little humor. I’m glad you enjoyed this. Have a great day and keep smiling. 😀

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  8. Ha! That’s fabulous, Diana. Congrats! You’re so good at that kind of thing. I can’t “brain” poetry, let alone write it. Hugs on the wing.

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    • Once I came up with the “story,” Teagan, the rest wasn’t too hard. Limericks are just word puzzles and they’re born funny. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I think we all know people like this. Lol. Happy Writing!

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  9. BriN says:

    Whoa congratulations!💕 Loved the ending of the poem😂😁

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  10. Resa says:

    Hahaha! Heading over for the rest of it!

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  11. How do you come up with this stuff, Diana! That is so clever.

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    • Thanks, Jacqui! Well the real answer to your question is that my family has a history of blowing ourselves up. Lol. My mom and uncle are both missing fingertips and my brother and I burned off our eyebrows more than once. I’m glad you enjoyed this. I love limericks. Happy Writing!

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  12. Willow Croft says:

    Congrats, that’s awesome! *fist bump*

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  13. Oh, fun! I can think of more than a few fat cats that could light up the night with their hair. 😉

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  14. acflory says:

    I am soooo not a poetry person but limericks? I like limericks, and I /love/ this one. Bravo, Diana. 😀 😀

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    • Thanks, Andrea. I only win these contests when I write limericks. That says something about my poetry! Lol. I had fun with this one and I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 I mentioned in a few comments that my brothers and I were constantly burning our eyebrows. Aaah, the memories.

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  15. mistermuse says:

    Your limerick was the best of the bunch —
    For that, someone should take you to lunch.
    Too bad, I’ll be too busy
    Fixing my old tin lizzy,…
    Or maybe I’ll come up with another hunch.
    😉

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  16. Hearty congratulations dear Diana and your poem was hilarious. All the very best and thank you so much for sharing the marvelous post.

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  17. Jan Sikes says:

    How clever! This poem makes me think of Shel Silverstein. Thank you for sharing, Diana!

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  18. Teri Polen says:

    Good one, Diana – well-deserved, lol!

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  19. Meg says:

    Excellent rhymes, particularly rube and tube – a well-deserved win!

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  20. Invisibly Me says:

    Hahahah what a fantastic piece! I can picture the hair on fire & smell the burning from here 😂 Very well-deserved award – congratulations! xx

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  21. dgkaye says:

    Not hard to see why you won. The poem was hilarious! Congrats my funny friend. ❤

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  22. Hilarious!! My parents each had an expression for the type of behavior of your swaggering male:

    Mom: He’ll get his comeuppance!
    Dad: There will be tears . . .

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  23. petespringerauthor says:

    Haha! Witty and funny. I’ve seen a few of these “pyrotechnic experts.”

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  24. J.D. Riso says:

    Hilarious, Diana. Congratulations.😁

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  25. memadtwo says:

    Congratulations! It’s truly a gift to make us smile in theses trying times. (K)

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  26. Ocean Bream says:

    This limerick is fantastic! Congratulations Diana, I am glad you’re the funniest poet for the week 😀 I am a sucker for a good limerick, can’t write one to save my life, but thoroughly enjoy the work of those who dare to employ their wit in such a clever way. Had a good chuckle to myself, thank you!

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  27. Steven Baird says:

    I knew there was a poet waiting to burst out and surprise everyone.This is great, Diana. I needed a hearty Monday laugh. Congratulations! 🙂

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  28. LOL!!! Thanks I needed a good laugh today. Congrats, and well deserved. 🙂

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  29. Mae Clair says:

    HaHa! That is perfection, Diana. I loved it!

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  30. so fun Diana and congratulations! 🤣❤️🤣 Cindy

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  31. It’s good to be shorts in words but definitely not in talent! Well done, Diana – well would you believe it someone is setting of fireworks across the road from me – it’s dark now in England at 7 in the evening.

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    • It’s still morning here, Eric. I hope the folks across the street don’t catch anything on fire, including themselves. 🙂 Thanks for reading my little poem. I do love limericks for some reason. Happy Writing, my friend.

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      • They only let off a few – weird timing as I was writing my comment to you – gives me an excuse for my typo – short not shorts – too many bangs and flashes! As for writing I’m scratching my head – I’ve been reading Louise Gluck – she’s on another planet – well America – so almost!

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  32. Tessa says:

    Congratulations! Definitely deserved ❤️

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  33. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Congrats Diana on the win! Your limerick had me laughing.

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  34. Congratulations, Diana! A well-deserved win. Cheers to all of the participants.

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    • Thanks for reading, Mary. A nice short post for a change! I think limericks are great forms for humor and I love these little challenges. I was honored by the win. Lol. Hope you’re doing well, my friend. Have a lovely day. ❤

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  35. Bravo Diana for your punchy poem! Thanks for the laughs to start my day. I kind of resemble/resent this poem’s theme). 🙂

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  36. balroop2013 says:

    Congratulations Diana! Nice fireworks! I didn’t find it silly, as evoking humor is the most difficult aspect of writing.

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  37. Congratulations Diana 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  38. Congratulations, Diana! Another hidden talent of yours…this is hilarious! ❤

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  39. Marcia says:

    Absolutely hilarious, Diana! LOVE it. 😀 And congratulations on winning the A Mused poetry contest. I’m impressed! Poetry was my first love decades and decades ago, and I still enjoy it. This reminded me why. (Nothing says poetry can’t make you laugh as well as making you sigh in rapture.)

    You go, Girl! 🙂 ❤

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    • Ha! Chelsea’s contests are so much fun, Marcia. The entries are always short and many are so funny and creative. I don’t play often, but hey, when a limerick pops into my head…
      Have a great day, my friend. ❤

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      • Marcia says:

        Well I’m glad you decided to play this time! Forgot to say, I love the limerick format, too.

        You know, I don’t have them listed on my blog, but I have poems in several Silver Birch anthologies printed five or six years ago. I really should share a few now and then. But NOTHING so funny as this one! 😀

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  40. Congratulations, Diana. That is a very good and funny poem.

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  41. Congratulations 😃🥳🥳🥳

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