Monday, January 7, 2013

Two-Line Poetry Competition

 
 


THESE ARE ENTRIES TO A WASHINGTON POST
 COMPETITION ASKING FOR A TWO-LINE RHYME WITH
THE MOST ROMANTIC FIRST LINE AND THE LEAST
 ROMANTIC SECOND LINE:


1. My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:
Marrying you has screwed up my life.
2. I see your face when I am dreaming.
That's why I always wake up screaming.
3. Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;
This describes everything you are not.
4. Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss,
But I only slept with you because I was pissed.
5. I thought that I could love no other ...
that is, until I met your brother.
6. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet,
and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead,
the sugar bowl's empty, and  
so is your head.
7. I want to feel your sweet embrace,
But don't take that paper bag off your face.
8. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes.
Damn it, I'm good at telling such lies!
9. My love, you take my breath away.
What have you stepped in to smell this way?
10. My feelings for you no words can tell,
Except for maybe 'Go to hell'.
11. What inspired this amorous rhyme?
Two parts vodka, one part lime.


WHO SAID POETRY IS BORING?
 

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