The poetry contest quickly devolved into a giant limerick throwdown of epic proportions. Well over 3/4 of the entries were limericks.
I picked two of the better ones for an “Honorable Mention” Award:
1st Honorable Mention, Sarah the Ninja Bunny (for composing the best limerick about LAST DRAGONS I have ever seen in my life. Good job!)
The dragon is three shades of blue
With eyes of an orangish hue
It may be the last
But damn it runs fast
And I think it might want to eat YOU!
2nd Honorable Mention, Curtis Putnam (for using the words “Hoomin” and “wiggeldy” in a poem. I am easily amused by funny words.):
A dragon asleep on his gold pile
Started and jumped up a good mile
“Its a hoomin!” he said,
as he lay back to bed,
a wiggledy finger stuck in his smile.
What do you win for an honorable mention?
Well, for starters you can add this line to all of your query letters to potential editors: “I won honorable mention in the LAST DRAGON poetry contest sponsored by J M McDermott.”
I’ll post the actual winner of the contest as soon as I get in touch with the poet. They should get to hear the good news, first, you know!