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The Blue Mountain Slam

I was stumbling around the Poetry world when I ran into this Gem
The Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest. 
I thought, what an opportunity 
But then I read the rules
I do not know who wrote them
But, COME ON, Really !

Poetry Contest Guidelines:
1: Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.

Non-rhyming poems Read Better---Ha---what a crock ! Tell that to the 18th and 19th Poets

This it soooooooooo idiotic, It's like saying, We are having our Special Olympics and disabled and enabled can enter alike, although we find that Enabled entries usually win.    ( This metaphor is not intended to diminish the abilities of those of us that have disabilities, It is intended to show how ludicrous rules can be ) 
Blue Mountain, WHY NOT say----"Rhymer's Need Not Apply"

I went down to Blue Mountain
I thought I'll have a-go
And may win 300 bucks
You laugh, but never know

Once there, I read the page
Where I was to apply
That's where the darnedest thing
Reach-out and caught my eye

Rhymers just weren't welcome
That's what the first rule spelled
No point in even trying
'Cause "Rhyming Don't Read Well"

Instead of feeling Blue
I counted all my blessings
Then,I bought a pair glasses
And started reading lessons

Thanks Blue Mountain
I read much better now !
See you next contest

                       by JTCurtis (A rhymer w/readability)



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  1. Date: 8/12/2014 8:06:00 PM

    Way to go, Jerry; you tell them. Why don't you enter this poem just for the fun of it or do they charge a big entry fee. lol
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 10:21:00 AM

    So rhyme or no rhyme? No rule. That's the way it should be. Though yeah Jerry, they may be right! No rhyme works better lol
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 8:16:00 AM

    Wonderful Jerry....That's why they have mountain in their name...they think their way is best and are better than the rest....they also have blue in their you know what they can do to ME.....sorry for the rant...cheers