NEW POETRY CONTEST AT THE STORYTELLER’S SCROLL
In winter, The Storyteller’s Scroll ran the second annual
Fractured Fairy Tale Rhyming Contest”
It was a great success. But in both the last contest and the previous one, some participants used beloved Mother Goose characters instead of fairy tale characters. So in honor of their favorite Nursery Rhymes we’re running a rhyming contest, this time using “MOTHER GOOSE CHARACTERS”
Starting June 1, 2011, participants will be able to submit their fractured nursery rhymes for a chance to win a rhyming picture book critique from First Peek Critique Service, valued at $75.00. Winner will be announced on June 14, 2011.
Here is an example:
- Poems must be suitable for children to read.
- No more than 16 lines.
- ***Poems must be from the POV of a Mother Goose character, but not the traditional POV.
- Submit in the comment section below.
ie: Little Miss Muffet from the Spider’s POV
by Gayle C. Krause
Miss Muffet hates me and I don’t know why,
so I’d like to take this time to reply
to her accusation that I scared her away.
I was only spinning my web on that day.
You say she’s innocent. That’s sure a joke.
She’s a drama queen who whines to the nursery rhyme folk.
As for missing her lunch, she eats curds and whey
from sunrise to sunset, everyday.
I don’t know what you all think I did.
She was so busy eating she thought that I hid
under an eave and then dropped down beside her.
Give me break. I’m a web-spinning spider.
Me? Apologize? For what may I ask?
I was minding my business with my spidery task.
If she paid more attention before she sat down
she wouldn’t have tarnished my name around town.
Have fun! Let your imagination fly. See what you can come up with. Make Mother Goose proud! J