Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blog Chain: My Sad Attempt at Poetry

I'm a day late, but I'm here. Michelle McLean started this round. And hers is less a question and more like a really hard homework assignment... :)

In 100 words or less, write a story using the words ride, post, soulless, local, dehydrator, girdle. Your story may take on any form you wish. The only two rules are 1. you can't simply list the 6 words; you must actually craft them into something creative, and 2. you must use ALL six of them. 

I'm so bad at these kinds of things, so don't expect much. And somehow, this came out as a poem, which I am not a poet. I know the rhythm is off at some points and it may not make any sense, but, yeah, I don't care. ;) And I cheated a bit with the title, but if you really think about it, it would make a great name for a roller coaster, right? So it fits. Or it could be referring to Post. You never know. Anyway, enough delaying. Here it is, in all it's awfulness. Enjoy!

The Dehydrator

There once was a girdle named Post.
She held up my booty the most.
And with her I lost a whole size!

But when the local fair started,
My good sense departed
And, sadly, Post met her demise.

When we got on a ride,
Post split down the side.
Oh, you should’ve heard all the cries.

As her soulless remains
Got caught on the chains
And freed my burgeoning thighs.

(72 words)

Be sure to check out Shaun's awesome post from Sunday, and Cole's post tomorr... er, today. :)


  1. Good job. Flash fiction and I don't mix. :(

  2. Some of these words can be a bit tough to put together. A good poem :)

  3. Not sad at all! Rather amusing actually! Excellent job.

  4. I am laughing my butt off, that was awesome! LOL excellent job :D

  5. This is not awful at all. It's hilarious, well crafted, and quite enjoyable. Don't be so hard on yourself; I think you did a wonderful job!

  6. I think this is excellent! Way better than I could've done. Poetry, even limericks, is really hard for me to write.

    Give me a nice haiku any day! ;)


    Great job!

  8. Ah - I love it! Rhyming and humor and poetry - awesome job!

  9. You amaze me! Would have never thought to do a poem, and yours is terrific!!

  10. Awesome - love that you named the girdle!