Humor Poetry posted October 7, 2020


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Cattywampus

by Mark Valentine

Obscure Word 7-9-7 Contest Winner 
When we feel prim and pompous
That’s when life’s messes start to swamp us
And things get cattywampus

 


Writing Prompt
Ladies and Gentlemen (and all other members to whom these monikers may not apply!): it's time once again for the Obscure Word 7-9-7! Find a word that truly exists but that, for some reason or another, has been out of the mainstream -- and bring it back for us! ;) Or it can be a new one that has wormed its way into the younger vocabulary enough to be put into the Urban Dictionary!! ;) Your choice!

Your poem should be of the format:

First Line -- 7 syllables
Second Line -- 9 syllables
Third Line -- 7 syllables

It should highlight/explain/define an obscure word** for us and really make us want to use it the next time we compose an offering whether it be prose or poetry! :) Remember, keep it mostly clean (know that's difficult for some of you out there, but it IS only 23 syllables so I'm sure you can manage it!) and impress us! :-) :-)

BE SURE to include a COMPLETE definition of your obscure word** in your author notes. Make it fun, make it intriguing, but, most of all, make us want to vote for yours!! LET THE OBSCURITY BEGIN!! :)

**Due to their over-appearance in previous contests, the following words are hereby OFF-LIMITS:
Crapulence
Huckmuck
Gwenders
Panglossian
Kerfuffle

Obscure Word 7-9-7
Contest Winner


Cattywampus รข?? adj. Misaligned, oblique, diagonal.
-when something appears off center.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.


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