2012 Poetry Theme Challenges
#15 The Non-Olympic Games
Whether you love or hate sport, are pro or anti the Olympics, they are here – again! I thought we could have a little fun
with it anyway. What silly sports would you like to see as an Olympic event, as daft as it can possibly be – sorry guys
synchronized swimming is an official event so we can’t have that. Maybe darts, juggling or tiddly winks, even Olympic charades,
if London 2012 isn’t a charade in itself. The challenge is to write a poem as to why your silly sport should be an Olympic
The Non-Olympic Games
The new event gurners demand,
A tradition of grace,
So Brits may just win a medal,
At pulling a strange face.
It takes such skill if you’ve the guts,
To take on ugly looks,
It’s all fun filled entertainment
And one for record books.
A game for all those bored by sport
Of running round the track,
Yet gurning is all about fun
So let’s give it a crack.
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If only the four yearly Olympics had sonnets
You know – the fourteen line little song
Waiting four years to read, might be a tad too long
Perhaps a championship yearly might help with budgets
Or even area finals monthly to encourage each poet
With yearly grand finals where you show your worth
And these could be held everywhere, all over the Earth
It would also be good training to learn how to say it.
We could have Dressage, Eventing, or a Straight out race
How it looks, how long it will last, or how fast you can read
I like how it looks and will last but reading fast’s a silly deed.
If you read too fast then take a quick look at your face
I would love the Olympics one day to have sonnets included
The reader taking part like beach volleyball appropriately nuded.
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