Trimeric Treat

Poetry Contest
The form for this contest is a trimeric. The due date is August 16, 2019. A trimeric is 13 lines long. There is no rhyme pattern required, but you may use rhyme if you want. The first four lines set up the poem. Then when you arrive at line 5, line 2 is going to be repeated. When you arrive at line 8, line 3 is going to be repeated. When you arrive at line 11, line 4 is going to be repeated. This means that it is really a 10-line poem, with 3 lines repeated. The first four lines make up one stanza. The next three lines make up a second stanza. The next three lines make up the third stanza. And the last three lines make up the fourth stanza.

The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b ? -, c ? -, d ? -.

There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirement or limit.
Below is an example (which happens to rhyme, but again, a rhyme scheme is not required):

Whisky Works

He zig-zagged up the steep hill

much too drunk to walk a line.

Winter weather laid down a chill

with ice on that steep incline.

Much too drunk to walk a line

he headed home, had time still.

Unless he fell he'd be fine.

Winter weather laid down a chill

as he staggered up the hill.

He'd make it; he had the will.

With ice on that steep incline?

(he had lots of time to kill)

his anti-freeze worked just fine.

© Lawrencealot April 29, 2012. P.S. One source says Charles A. Stone invented this format, but other sources do not specify.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 44.00 member dollars. There are 7 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 72.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Friday, August 16, 2019.

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This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Trimeric poem format should be followed on entries. 13 lines total.

If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

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