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Monday, July 11, 2011

My Poetry Schmoetry Blogfest Entry

So I’ve entered the Poetry Blog Fest. I don’t “do” poetry, (how snobby does that sound? LOL) but Shelly is such a cool chick, I had to join this. So here’s my attempt at a poem:

There once was a man from Nantucket,

Nyah, I’m just kidding… the real attempt:

When writer’s block occurs,
And you find yourself in a fog,
Don’t worry about your word count,
Get your inspiration from a blog.

It’s not a waste of time
To go to Shelly’s site,
She’s the grooviest gal around here,
And alas, she’s always right!

You won’t feel alone staring at a blank white screen
When visiting Diego’s page
You might find your writer’s block demolished
By a zombie-eating mage!

Lily Childs' Feardom

Is the place to be,
If you like macabre horror,
She’ll set your imagination free.

This concludes my poem entry,
I hope I didn’t waste your time,
It may not be blissfully poetic,
But hey, at least it kinda rhymed!

Nina Pelletier-Powers


  1. Holy heck you can rhyme!!! I love it!!! You've got a fabulous gift. I'm not near as fabulous as you are when it comes to this!!!

    So nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my neck of the woods! I love finding new peeps and this was such a great way to do so!

  2. Fantastic and Funny and Informative. That was the perfect poem :)

  3. I like that you have links in your poem. And the rhyme is fun. It's informative and humorous!

  4. This was very amusing and very thoughtful adding bloggers. thank you for sharing. Mine will be posted tomorrow.

  5. fun and forward paying, how sweet!
    good job!

  6. I like it. I think that you'll do just fine, no matter what medium of expression that you use.

  7. :D My blog is a part of poetry, awesome! Isn't playing around with new mediums fun?

  8. Hi,

    Neat piece of subtle advertising! Lovely rhythm!


  9. @Jen - rhyming has never been an issue, but making sense of the rhymes, that's a whole other issue...lol! Love your blog, I'll be back often.

    @ Angie, Kayeleen, Summer, Tara and Francine - I'm so glad you enjoyed it, it was a fun and zany exercise!

    @Drachma - it was a spoof of fun, I'm glad it's being enjoyed.

    @Diego - Playing around with new mediums IS fun, and you shall forever immortalized in my epic poem! (Errr... or something like that;) )

  10. What a unique way to feature favorite blogs!!! Love it!

    The Write Soil

  11. Very cute and useful, too! Thanks!
    Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

  12. Nice!!
    Keep it up!
    I'm always here to support you.

  13. A new, fun way to suck up to someone - poetry, lol! In all seriousness - I love you humorous, rhyming tone :)

  14. Sweet, I like how you incorporated the links!

  15. You are like the rhyme master.

  16. Hear that, Shelly? You're always right. Wish someone would say that about me.

  17. Fantastic!!! Fun way to recognize bloggers,slam us with some rhyme, and "do" poetry even when you "don't".

  18. Nice work. Thanks for the shout out! I even made a couple of new friends by following your links.
    I AM always right, it's true.

  19. Haha! Very clever. Endorse your blogger friends while being poetic at the same time! :D

  20. You had me at "There once was a man from Nantucket." I loved your poem; it was funny and real. Like "real funny." Thanks!

  21. haha! Very cute! I liked it a lot! Reading blogs does do a lot to inspire..and I will check out Diego and Lily's now that you've mentioned them...you're right, Shelly is always right! lol! Nice job!