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THE RULES FOR 8X8

Compose eight lines consult your muse
Subject matter is what you choose
Just eight syllables on each line
Follow these rules and you'll be fine
Pretty pictures you do not need 
Your words only so please take heed
Only plain text no fancy fonts
And that you'll find is what she want's.




Written on 10th November 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/22/2018 8:43:00 AM
Nice rhymes, great job
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/22/2018 9:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Jay. Tom
Date: 11/19/2018 11:12:00 AM
Congratulations my great friend on your poem being honored as Poem Of The Week... Both very creative and clever...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/19/2018 11:27:00 AM
Thank you very much Robert, I hope that you are we'll. Regards. Tom
Date: 11/19/2018 8:05:00 AM
Your wonderful poem is humorous and delightful, Tom. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTW honors. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/19/2018 11:10:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan , it certainly was an unexpected surprise. Tom
Date: 11/18/2018 1:55:00 PM
Excellent choice for potw... Congrats my friend..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/18/2018 3:33:00 PM
Thanks very much S.O, I was pleasantly surprised this morning. Tom.
Date: 11/18/2018 12:14:00 PM
I am back to congratulate you on having this wonderful poem honored for POTW Tom. I am very happy for you! : ) xxoo
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/18/2018 12:31:00 PM
Thank you very much Connie, it was a lovely surprise this morning. Tom.
Date: 11/18/2018 9:01:00 AM
Hi Tom, dropping by with my congratulations on your Poem Of the Week honour. Much deserved my friend. Have a wonderful Sunday. your friend always....Mike.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/18/2018 9:21:00 AM
Thank you Mike,happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 11/18/2018 7:35:00 AM
Many congrats on potw tom, seeing your comment below i wish there was some way offinding outwhere mick is,hes not replied to my mails since august:-( hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/18/2018 8:02:00 AM
Thank you Jan, it us a shame he used to be so active on here. He used to run blogs online I'll have a look and see if he's blogged recently. Tom.
Date: 11/18/2018 7:32:00 AM
Congratulations Tom on POTW! Have a blessed Sunday my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
Thanks very much Wren, and you too. Tom.
Date: 11/18/2018 6:54:00 AM
Very cleverly done, Tom, congrats on POTW. John
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/18/2018 7:01:00 AM
Thank you John for that lovely surprise this morning, I wasn't expecting it. Tom.
Date: 11/14/2018 1:49:00 PM
I love your delightful take on this contest, Tom...a serious-humorous presentation! Regards // paul
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/14/2018 8:15:00 PM
Thanks very much Paul, I'm happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 11/13/2018 5:06:00 PM
What a witty way to approach the contest and to have this used as a future example is better than contest win! Hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/13/2018 5:16:00 PM
Thanks Jan, I was thinking of our good friend Mick when I thought of that one, he was a stickler for the rules. Sad that he has disappeared from soup. Tom.
Date: 11/13/2018 1:29:00 PM
Tom, thank you for writing this poem and entering the contest. This was very clever. Should I ever do that contest again, I hope you won't mind if I use it as an example! (I am fav-ing it)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/13/2018 4:30:00 PM
Thank you P.S., there were some brilliant entries for the contest and it must be a real headache for the sponsor running it. I'd be honoured if you used it as an example, thanks for the fav. Tom.
Date: 11/13/2018 1:12:00 PM
How clever this is Tom....great example for her contest too! : )
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/13/2018 4:16:00 PM
Thank you Connie, the idea came to me after reading the rules. Tom.
Date: 11/13/2018 1:34:00 AM
- Always follow the rule :))) - Well done, Tom - Good luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/13/2018 3:10:00 AM
Thank you Sunshine, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 11/12/2018 9:16:00 PM
Such a clever approach to the prompt, Tom! WELL DONE! Janice
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/13/2018 3:10:00 AM
Thank you very much Janice. Tom.
Date: 11/12/2018 2:56:00 PM
Hi Tom, love the content of this one. Your words spot on. If the contest isn't over yet I wish you good luck. reads like a winner to me my friend. A fave. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Your friend....Mike.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2018 4:59:00 PM
Thank you Mike, read the contest rules and thought why not one about the rules, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 11/12/2018 1:03:00 AM
Excellent my friend. Very well done. You deserve it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thank you very much Ravi, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/11/2018 2:06:00 PM
The apotheosis of 8x8 . A fav dear, Tom! You deserve it!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 2:48:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, I'm happy you think so. Thanks for faving it too. Tom.
Date: 11/11/2018 11:31:00 AM
Spot on, Tom!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 11:43:00 AM
Thanks very much Jim. Tom.
Date: 11/11/2018 7:10:00 AM
That is exactly what she is asking for well done Tom. Have a blessed day.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 11:43:00 AM
Thank you Pixie. Tom.
Date: 11/11/2018 6:28:00 AM
You have summed it well, Tom. In a most enjoyable way...Best of luck in the contest. Charlie
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 6:58:00 AM
Thanks Charlie, if everyone follows that they should be ok. Lol. Tom
Date: 11/10/2018 8:22:00 PM
Ah, great idea Tom! That fancy fonts rule makes me laugh. If you can even use fancy fonts here, I don’t know how. And which fonts are defined as “fancy”? (I’m a big fan of Futura but I don’t like to talk about it lol!) Nicely done, made me laugh.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 1:13:00 AM
Thanks Nina, glad you enjoyed. Funny now you mention it I think you can only use bold , the fonts on here are limited, Would love to submit one in windings lol.
Date: 11/10/2018 7:55:00 PM
Nicely done, Tom... I remember how impressed I was by your tips were in Line Gauthier's contest on tips for budding poets … You are great at this stuff. Good luck in the contest! Best wishes, Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 1:07:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, it was when I saw an entry that hadn't followed one of the requirements that I got the idea. So if folk see this it might help also they should go back before contest finishes in case something changes. Tom.
Date: 11/10/2018 6:23:00 PM
It's so cool when poets use a form to describe that same form. I have done it with triolet and etheree, sonnet and others. I really enjoyed this approach and I bet the sponsor will too, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 1:03:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, so many poems get n/a in contests I thought a little reminder won't go amiss. Tom.
Date: 11/10/2018 5:12:00 PM
Great write, I read the rules as "ate x ate", so I had a lot of pizza today!!! LOL
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2018 1:01:00 AM
Haha love it Arthur.
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