Today is the twenty-sixth day of GloPoWriMo and we’re in the final week of the challenge but the poetry continues at the start of May as Key Words: Poetry from Lockdown, which features some of my poetry, will be launched on 3 May. I’d love it if you could come along and support this lovely anthology which is raising money for Dudes and Dogs, and Wish.
Today’s prompt was to write a parody. Writing parodies can be a great way to hone your poetic skills – particularly your sense of rhyme and sound, as you try to mimic the form of an existing poem while changing the content. Just find an annoying poem or song and write an altered, silly version of it.
I’ve found this really difficult today, and, apart from coming up with even more annoying versions of Dancing in the Moonlight, which I didn’t even think was possible, I couldn’t really get along with this one. So after giving up, I’ve half arsed it a bit and written a haiku with two stanzas.
Thinking all day long
has only led to one thing
that’s definite truth
and that one thing is
Dancing in the Moonlight is
the worst song ever.
You can read all of my 2021 GloPoWriMo poems here.
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