This week I'm dog-sitting for my brother's three dogs while they are sunning themselves in Portugal (my brother and family, not the dogs)
Not a fair deal?? Wait, it gets much worse.
The youngest of the three ate a plastic toy, and suffered a severe case of doggy diarrhoea requiring a trip to the vets. Thankfully she's on the mend, which is more than can be said for me and my delicate stomach.
Please write me a poem showing me that really I'm lucky, that things could have been much worse. Real or complete fabrication, I don't care. Make me laugh, but most of all, make me feel lucky.
Please enter Pet-sit Panics as your title, that way I won't accidentally read any before judging the contest. You can include your own title in the body of the poem.
Any form, but it must include some rhyme and must have at least 5 lines. Spelling errors may cause entries to be marked down.
What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Pet-sit Panics
Any form is acceptable.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.