The Terrible Poetry Contest.

It’s time for Chel Owen’s Terrible Poetry Competition. Details and rules here

Last week it was won by Geoff Le Pard. He get to pick the theme and type of poem. So he has decided on the Topic of embarrassment, written as a pantoum.

The pantoum is a poem of any length, composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is often the same as the first.”

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels.

Here is my long remembered embarrassing moment.


There I was petrified
By the radiator refusing to budge
Poor little me only five
I had wet my knickers

By the radiator refusing to budge
The Nuns cajoled my peers nudged
I had wet my kickers
My dress was marked my face was red.

The Nuns cajoled my peers nudged
I stood firm I would not budge
My dress was marked my face was red.
I was ashamed, wished I was dead

I stood firm I would not budge
Until sister Josephine pulled me away.
I was ashamed, wished I was dead .
The embarrassment lives on still in my head!

Until Sister Josephine pulled me away
I thought that I could cope
The embarrassment lives on inside my head .
There I was petrified.

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sadje
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 16:03:19

    Aww, so sad that you still remember it , you were so young.


  2. Ritu
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 17:03:19

    Aw, bless you, Sis! What a situation! ❤


  3. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 17:28:31

    Such a sad memory. A well written poem of embarrassment.


  4. KL Caley
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 17:57:36

    Very clever poetry form. KL ❤️


  5. mattsnyder1970
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 18:02:22

    😔Geez far worse than mine Willow, 🤗🤍


  6. rugby843
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 21:25:24

    Maybe another time. I don’t like this form of poetry. Too repetitive ti enjoy for me.

    Sent from my iPhone



  7. TanGental
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 07:55:50

    V good exactly on point.


  8. Ruth
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 08:23:02

    Well done! 🙂


  9. obbverse
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 21:38:44

    Some things you can’t forget though you wish you could. I’d say wash it easily away from your memory but… I found this pantoum form more a trial than a fun write, and I like a bit of structure!


  10. obbverse
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 22:58:52

    Well, Blimey! That was unintentional, truly.


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