The Wit of Twain
I recollect, Pa always used to say
There is no pay if you don’t stop your play
Maybe figured I'd learned
Knowledge not given but earned
Life is a success if you don’t delay
Mark Twain Quote:*The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Contest Name: Write with the Wit of Twain
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
My penchant for writing was showing
The comments I received were ‘glowing’
But at the end of the day
I get another N/A
My success in contests is slowing!
WRITTEN BY JAN ALLISON ON 1st September 2016
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PUT YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN A COMMENT OR SOUP MAIL IT TO ME
Winners winners everywhere but not a one for me
Sadness is a heavy burden over my N/A poetry
I'll blame all my losses
on the judging albatrosses
I think I'll toss them all into the depths of the sea
WRITTEN BY LIN LANE
The contest was posted as judged
To open that link, my mouse trudged
My write was not there!
I knew, with despair,
To NA trash bin it was nudged!
WRITTEN BY SANDRA HAIGHT
Never say never again
for time will soon erase that pain
Dry your tears ,don't be sad,
who is to say what's good or bad
Someone else might love your refrain
WRITTEN BY BRIAN STRAND
I checked the list not once but twice
It wasn't there to my suffice
I sulk my head
Then cry in bed
That mean old judge she isn't nice
WRITTEN BY TIM SMITH
Wrote one that was such fun to read
To a contest I posted full speed
People thought it a hoot .
It was given the boot
Tell me what must I do to succeed!
WRITTEN BY SEREN ROBERTS
I entered a new contest today
I didn't make the list, got N/A
That has to be so wrong
My praise was a mile long
The judge was out of it on that day
WRITTEN BY ALEXIS Y
There are contests you'll never win
You'll lose before you even begin
So don't waste your time
With your best rhymes
You'll just be tossed in the N/A bin!
WRITTEN BY JOSEPH MAY
My words meant so much when first written
So glowing the praise they were get 'in
From the published results
I endured such insults
That my dream of a Pulitzer lay smitten
WRITTEN BY CHARLIE SMITH
I once wrote a poem that fit
All the contest descriptionsAnd it
Was praised with much grace
I was hopeful to place,
But completely forgot to submit!
WRITTEN BY AGNES KRAMPE
I put my N/As in a row
Was like a long queue to a show!
Some resigned shrugging,
Bit of sighing ‘n frowning,
But such fun, so here again I go!
WRITTEN BY SAN WOO
For new contests, these poems I write,
The others feel my writing is bright,
But when the results come out,
My name is Nowhere About,
For the judge has found it Not Alright.
WRITTEN BY JO DANIEL
My inspiration for words are on track
I pat myself on the back
What the hack, I cracked
Another N/A I’ve racked
No more entries for this maniac
WRITTEN BY EVE ROPER
As a poet wannabe, and new to this space
enthusiastic by a 1-3 place, and grace,
I feel bad for the true poets here,
My apologies but kiss my rear,
This is tongue and cheek, I’m here for the race!
Never knew what N/A did mean,
As I’m pretty new to the scene,
I'm back to support Jan,
Now folks that’s a TRUE fan
Better limericks I haven’t seen
WRITTEN BY MARK PAUL VAN DER MERWE
A funny poem I had written
Fit I thought for a competition
I'd celebrate with bacon -
The sponsor was mistaken!
A N/A has made me stay hidden
WRITTEN BY TEDDY KIMATHI
School work leads to thrilling careers
Say hooray hip hip--give three cheers!
A student's new skill
Brings success just until
The bill for the loan's in arrears!
every year a new base
every day a new race
works often done
life always runs
thinking past of.....
walking fast as...
life always run
without new base
minding up down
thinking lane down
race rather goes ,
for everyone here ,
no hurry in between
for been furious in between
do not be fast so means,
do not be much slow
it can hang you up
and can shut you down
race always goes
if you are together
there can be a success for you
for those ,
who winds up the race.....
There once was a dog,
who started a blog,
he reported the news,
with barking reviews,
then toasted success with egg nog.
Once there was a teacher by name Jenish Anthony "the Holy"
represented success by the simple equation “E=C2” coolly
“E” success in any endeavor of value
“C” uncompromising pursuit of a value
Bloody this hypothesis of Jenish"the great teacher" is no folly!
Think I'll get back to sketching famous people
When they autograph my drawings it's a really big deal
My success rate's way up there
Much more than my share
Twelve hundred last time, that was totally surreal
© Jack Ellison 2015
When at home the card is so handy,
You buy all including some candy.
But India’s bombastic,
Unfavorable to plastic,
You’ll find cash is just fine and dandy.
Not good am I at the bank machine,
As much as I try incompetent I seem.
To get us sufficient,
Would be real efficient,
But that would be too much to dream.
Now India’s money is known as the rupee,
Dominations in hundreds here do you see.
But last in Japan,
Too much we demand,
And the computer said “No Siree”.
The machines in Oman and around,
No better or even as sound.
To give us some dough,
To the store we could go,
And buy us the stuff that we found
Mumbai’s machines are more tolerant,
Of I who was totally ignorant.
Of how to give me,
More than enough for coffee,
And it wasn’t the least bit hesitant.
A hundred rupees just seemed like a lot,
Even though I knew not how much I had got.
Turns out it would cover,
Not enough for another,
Cup of coffee a refill or not
Again I go back for another try,
To get enough green for things to buy.
To keep us full,
Of food and swill,
And success was had on the fly
Funny things or crazy things of the world
Small or big, things do happen in the world
when our heart wants to go some where
but the way becomes tough to go any where
what we give nobody takes
what we ask nobody gives
colorful weather do exist
color of the wind never exist
when we are in a hurry
we often have to worry
scratching the head to think something
working hard to achieve something
All these may be our activities
We may get reward for our abilities
When utilized in a proper way
Then success will be not away
we should always keep in mind
we should never look behind
things of whatever kind
may happen one day
wait for the day