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Stupid Twenty Line Poetry Contest Rule

May 19, 2012
By AdrienneMPayne SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
AdrienneMPayne SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I write because it silences the voices in my head.

1. I tried to find
2. A poem of mine
3. That had just twenty lines,
4. And I could not.
5. Because of your fool,
6. Unnecessary rule,
7. I even tried to write one too,
8. But became quite overwrought.
9. I cannot tell my story
10. Quite so shortly.
11. My words must flow free,
12. And you have taken that away.
13. You have put me in a box.
14. You have deprived me length of thought,
15. And made poetry something it is not.
16. What else can I say?
17. And so here I must sit,
18. Knowing something is amiss.
19. How can I write like this?
20. See what you have done?
21. Ha! You almost thought you won.

The author's comments:
This written after attempting to enter a poetry contest that required the poem to be no more than twenty lines.

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on Jun. 20 2012 at 3:17 pm
icebergstromboli GOLD, Benton, Pennsylvania
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hahaha, I love this! awesome job!