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Spam Poetry Challenge – Want to Participate?


Poem challenge

I hereby challenge you in a writing duel :D Photo Source: By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious), CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I was clearing out my Spam folder for comments here at WordPress and had an idea – imagine that?! I want to challenge you bloggers to a Spam Poetry Challenge.

Here are my rules to participate (it’s easy!):

  • Take any four lines from comments in your Spam filter for your blog
  • Write a poem that includes at least part of each of the four lines in your poem (It doesn’t have to be the entire line)
  • Post your poem plus the four lines of Spam to your blog and link it back to this post.
  • Leave a comment at my post here to let us know the link to your poem so that we can read it!!


Here, I’ll start the challenge with my entry. This poem is titled “Hello Poet.”

Name the Poet

Hello Poet. Photo Source: By Eviatar Bach (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Four Spam comments -

“Wow, I finally found a site that actually knows what they’re talking about.”

“Hi there, I discovered your website via Google while looking for a related matter…”

“I think that what you posted was very logical.”

“Wonderful items from you, man. I’ve taken into account your stuff prior…”

Hello Poet

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A Guest Blog with Christy

Christy Birmingham:

I am pleased to guest post over at “Artistry With Words” today! Come join us :) My post on Bill’s site provides tips for how to write an awesome gratitude list.

Smiles to you all!


Originally posted on Artistry With Words:

Welcome back and Happy Friday!

This is a great day for me because for the second blog in a row, I don’t have to do anything. I can just sit back and read the words of a dear friend who is kind enough to do my work for me.  How great is that?

Christy Birmingham has graciously agreed to write today, so I’ll turn it over to my favorite poet from Victoria, British Columbia.

How to Write a Gratitude List: 5 Tips to Creating a Great One

cwGuest post by Christy Birmingham

A gratitude list provides a great way to offer your thanks to people or things around you, which hopefully helps you live life in a full and meaningful way. To write your own – and make it a great one – here are 5 tips:

1. Set Aside Regular Time

Make time on a regular basis, whether it’s…

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Short Story: Harold is So Demanding

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At the office desk. Short story time! Image via OpenClipArt.org

Hi everyone! Happy new week and wishing you a great day. I haven’t written a short story here for a while so I thought today is a good day for it. Enjoy Harold’s demanding ways… or, well, you’ll see…

So Demanding

Harold hadn’t always been annoying, or at least not since the job interview two weeks ago. Then when I came through the office door today he was already complaining about my skirt being too short.

I mean, it’s not like I was wearing bikini bottoms! It wasn’t that short, and a zebra stripe pattern was quite appealing, if I do say so myself. He was likely just feeling all put out because his wife wasn’t putting out anymore. I mean it’s not my fault that she’s double my age! Heck, he’s even older than that so it’s no wonder he doesn’t reek of mothballs.

I was so tired of Harold, as tired as he was old, and here he was standing over me at my desk and talking to me about how I didn’t get that Press Release written on time. I mean, didn’t he know that I couldn’t concentrate when my nails hadn’t been filed yet? Was it really that difficult to understand? I didn’t even bother trying to explain it for the second time.

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