General Poetry posted October 17, 2019

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Epic eating enjoyment...

A Hymn of Hot Tamales

by Y. M. Roger

Your mouth’s tasty treat:
blast of sugar, blaze of heat ~
flavor festival
Those red bantam bombs:
fuchsia fingers, tongue of bronze ~
Just one will ne’er do:
best bet’s the four- or five-chew ~
eating epochal
Hot Tamale truth:
sticky spice preserves your youth ~
darn delectable


5-7-5 Sweet Stack writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
The challenge for this contest is not just one or two or even three 5-7-5's... it's FOUR! That's right, folks, you are to choose your FAVORITE candy - and it doesn't have to be specifically Halloween candy...ANY candy - and write a stack of four 5-7-5's about it. It can even be a candy that is no longer available, but it MUST be a commercially produced candy that we can/could go to the store and buy (or have the store special order for us!).

No deviations from the 5-7-5 formatting...this is STRICTLY 5-7-5 according to:

first line - 5 syllables
second line - 7 syllables
third line - 5 syllables

So, start choosing a favorite sweet treat and getting those poetic licenses and pens at the ready because your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write us a Sweet Stack that is clever or witty or sad or exciting or scary, ... or just whatever it takes to make us want to vote for your Stack (and perhaps go out and buy some candy - lol)!

P.S. Yes, do please keep it clean, although innuendo is always welcome!!


If you don't believe the last stanza there, go have some... You'll feel like a kid all over again!

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