Get Your Premium Membership


An Epitaph to Make Us Laugh 2 Poetry Contest

Enter Contest

Epitaph poetry form only.
Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, May 11, 2019
31 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jesse Rowe | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Note from Sponsor:

No updates yet...

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, NEW, RHYMING epitaph poem.
An epitaph poem is a poem you would find on a gravestone. Typically they would be serious, but I want you to write a humorous one.


  • Poem MUST be only 2 OR 4 lines (longer than that is just too costly to engrave) and every line must rhyme
    • AA
  • Poem must have the name of the departed in the poem (not your own name).
  • Unlike the first time around, I am requiring it to be a proper name(i.e. NOT generic like "the Miller's son).
  • Date the poem on the bottom
  • As with all contests, names are not permitted and will result in DQ.


Here lies good ole Cousin Fred
A great big rock fell on his head

-Haunted Mansion in Disney World

Rankings will be based on

  1. How well the poem reads
    • Meter / Flow
    • Spelling and Grammar
  2. Rhyming
  3. Creativity (surprise me with your topic or approach)
  4. My subjective opinion (this is implied with all contests, I make rules to be as objective as possible)


Many glorious placements

Preparing Your Entry

English Language

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.