New contest, The Devil made me do it!
Blog Posted:10/6/2010 7:42:00 PM
Okay I'm sponsoring my first contest on the Soup and am really excited to read the resulting poems
! Thank you in advance for supporting me with this endeavor!
And here are the details:
What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of The Devil made me do it!
Let's have fun finding out what trouble gets stirred up by our pitchfork wielding adversary!
Remember, the Devil is a powerful figure with unlimited stratagems. The possibilities are endless here. How does he appear? What does he sound like? How specifically are you enticed? He is a master at his game so use effective imagery to help me truly understand why resistance is futile! Make me use my senses!
And here is a short poem I wrote for another contest about auld Clootie himself:
Address to the Devil
Auld Clootie of corruption fame,
how smooth your fork-ed hiss,
deceiving hearts and tickling ears
with your sweet, seductive kiss.
Oh, master of enticement
how fragrant is your breath,
while whispering temptation,
condemning souls to death.
And in this wicked world we're
bound by your irreverent reign
'til heaven strikes a fatal blow
to your unhallowed name.
Keep it clean
Feel free to replace the Devil with any other religious, mythological, or legendary figure of equal malintent.
*Poems must be in the form of a sonnet, just for giggles!
*Poems do NOT need to include the phrase "The Devil made me do it".
Spelling counts and by all means be creative with your vocabulary!
I'm so excited!