The Contest


There was to be a contest
For all in the little town
To see who had the very best
Riddle from all around

Many came and entered
And submitted their clever jokes
Most were proud and self-centered
Conceited little blokes

But there was one little boy
Who while waiting in line
Was filled with such greatness of joy
That he jumped up and down
And spun all around
And around
And around
And around

A crowd gathered to see him spin
But one man who was tall and thin
Finally decided to ask of him
“Have you taken your riddle in?”

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jess Fuentes
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 11:53:14

    Great style! I loved this poem.
    I saw your site through Promising Poets’ Poetry Cafe.
    More poems to come, please! 🙂

    Reply

  2. charlesmashburn
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 20:13:28

    What if the guy who asked him had been short and round? Ha! Cute one, David!

    Reply

  3. Gigi Ann
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 15:37:40

    Now that was a cute poem. I love the Hershey’s shirt. I’ll take one of those.

    Reply

  4. terri0729
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 17:50:16

    How innocently cute! I loved this poem. Kids always make great subjects don’t they? Peace 🙂

    Reply

  5. The Cello Strings
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 19:16:30

    it seems real and cool,

    lovely humor poetry.
    Cheers.

    Reply

  6. dc
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 19:38:14

    Nice stuff, could do with a comma here and there – but I’m a picky sod – thanks for sharing

    Reply

  7. Jack Edwards
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 20:18:59

    Love the use of repetition. Great funny poem.

    Here is my entry:
    http://jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/09/brothers.html

    Reply

  8. Jo Bryant
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 15:59:58

    A great humerous poem. 🙂

    Reply

  9. edpilolla
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 18:29:16

    there’s a little magic to this i liked a lot:)
    i like the alternative ending as a fun bonus.

    Reply

  10. Sarah Johnston
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 17:45:39

    I love this poem and your shirt of Hershey’s can I have one too? Thank you for sharing this
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/08/22/my-poo-poo-is-sleeping/

    Reply

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