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August 26, 2005

This is how poor I am...

I was browsing on line for something and came accross a poetry competition. I've never written poetry in my life, so I didn't take it seriously. I wrote a poem about my scary plane ride in about 10 minutes. It was beyond lame! Seriously!

I just got a letter back (and I'm quoting):

Dear Humor,

After carefully reading and discussing your poem, our Selection Committee has certified your poem as a semi-finalist in our International Open Poetry Contest. Your poem will automatically be entered into the final competition held in September 2005. As a semi-finalist, you now have an excellent chance of winning one of 104(are you ready for this) cash or gift prizes--including the $1,000.00 Grand Prize...blahblahblahblahblahblah.....

On top of making it to the next "round" (whatever crud that may be) they are "publishing" my poem in some book. lol. This poem is so trite, you guys, and should not be in a BOOK as is! If I could rewrite it, that would be one thing...but to publish what I have!? It looks like a jr higher wrote it! I wonder if this is all a load? They didn't ask for money...so who knows.

15 comments:

Destiny Anne said...

that's hilarious. u should post the poem so we can tell u id we like it. (even though i'm sure we will)

Humor Girl said...

No, seriously DA, I'm pretty much too embarassed to post it as my own! lol

Andromeda said...

Hi there, thought I would look at your blog since you posted on mine. You deffinatly seem pretty fun to hang around. I love how you did you site. I am not doing well with mine. Trying to figure out how to resize the pictures with out redoing the whole dang thing. How did you learn to do all the stuff with your site?

Bek said...

they hope youll buy the book and thats how they make the money...ive fallen in that trap before!!!

Humor Girl said...

lol...i figured it was something like that!

puremood said...

I submitted a poem once online and it was actually published in a coffee table edition book... tho I was never chose for any cash.... I wasn't that lucky LOL

Jessie said...

Hey, I actually did the same thing a few years ago!! Mine was suppose to be a in book also...I wonder what ever happoned to it!! I never won any money..I will be crossing my fingers for you!!

TheMartins said...

Good Job and Good Luck! I have faith in you.... :o) That is awesome for real.

Wethyb said...

Way to go girl! Go get 'em!!!

Leesa said...

Just be careful girl, I did something like this once with one of my photographs..they wanted me to buy the book that my photo was going to be in, I found out the the book was full of the photo's of the people that paid. So basically, I paid for my photo to be in the book. If I hadn't of paid, my "winning" photo wouldn't have been in it.
So, just watch people like this!

Chelsea said...

Hey, one person's trash is another person's treasure.

If you're anything like me you look at something you write and don't like it. So, who knows, maybe it's not bad, or even good, there may even be those out there who think it's a classic.

Lucy Stern said...

Have they asked you for any money yet? They will put together a book of all the poems submitted and then ask you to buy the book. Same thing happened to my daughter and it was a rip off. I hope that is not the case, but be on the allert. Good luck

Jaime said...

You have to post the poem now!! :) That is so cool... I hope you win the $1000 bucks!! Wooohoooo~!!

Marel Lecone said...

So, where is the poem?!? And, congratulations! :)

Tess Harrison said...

A publishing credit is awesome! Congratulations on finaling!!