Poetry Challenge / Contest

  • Milly Hayward
    2 years ago

    Here is a challenge

    Take the lyrics from an existing song from You tube and using the first four verses rewrite the lyrics in the form of a poem of your own on a completely different theme.

    So if for example you took something like
    Morning has broken

    Existing Lyrics are:

    Morning has broken
    Like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken
    Like the first bird

    Praise for the singing
    Praise for the morning
    Praise for them springing
    Fresh from the world

    Sweet, the rain's new fall
    Sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dew fall
    On the first grass

    Praise for the sweetness
    Of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness
    Where His feet pass

    Work out how many rows, syllables and where
    the end words rhyme (if they do) this will form the template of your challenge

    With our example of Morning has broken
    every 1st and 3rd row last word rhyme
    and the first 3 lines have 5 syllables and the
    4th line only 4

  • Milly Hayward
    2 years ago

    Marital Discord
    (sung to the tune of Morning has broken)

    Molly is shouting
    husband has done wrong
    rage she is flouting
    at every word

    Husbands betrayed her
    with Molly Fisher
    blamed it on liquor
    its all a lie

    She saw them kissing
    embroiled in a hug
    now she is hissing
    for a divorce

    Tempers get too frayed
    she reveals bread knife
    husbands been outplayed
    now ends his life

  • Em
    2 years ago

    I will try this.