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.”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…”
Hi there, you logical poet you,
You fellow maker of words that haunt, tease and
Echo the truths (and lies) that surround us.
Hi there, you creative entity you, who
Finally found a site that comes easily to my eyes
With lines between words and
Shapes between shadows.
You wear a label that changes and challenges my
Arms as they wrap around your words and
Take into account your wonderful spirit.
Intertwined with the alphabet,
Your words sing more than their meaning
And my heart’s melody calls for more of the related manner.
©2014 Christy Birmingham
Have fun with this poetry challenge dedicated to making something positive out of Spam comments!