Daily Archives: August 15th, 2014

Poetry Slum Contest: Win a Green Day CD!

Shenanigans. This is what you covet.

Shenanigans. This is what you covet.

Diane, I’m holding in my hand a small box of chocolate bunnies used Green Day Shenanigans CD (circa 2002). This is Green Day before the era of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. Early post-modern Green Day. Cubism. This is Green Day in the raw.

And I’m giving it away. For free. It’s contest time in the Abyss once again, although this one is a bit more real than most.

Introducing our first ever Poetry Slam Slum Contest!

So there I was at the trendy #PDX music store and I saw a Green Day CD. Was it already in my collection? Dammit. I couldn’t remember! Thinking I had possibly scored gold, I bought the thing and brought it home.


My self-induced misfortune is your gain. You could win this thing!


Use the comment section below. Slum some of your original work into the space I’ve thoughtfully provided. It must be “poetry” of some sort. It can rhyme. It can be freeform. It can be a haiku. It can be a sonnet, a bonnet or a ballad. Hell, I’ll even accept limericks if that’s all you got. Wimp.

Anything poetic goes. If you have a poetic license this is the time to take it out for a spin. Shenanigans are on the line!

You must be 18 or older to play. No purchase necessary. I am the Poetry Slum commissioner and my decisions are final. Winner will be determined by any means necessary up to and including Ouija Board. Open to persons in the United States only. Winner must provide a valid shipping address or no CD. The prize is a real physical object that takes up space in the universe and I want it gone. I reserve the right to make up more rules as I see fit.

Entries must be timestamped on this blog before September 1, 2014.

Wax on!