|Bat Papi, by Mr. Brainwash, image copyrighted, though art belongs to us all!|
Greetings Garden Dwellers!
Welcome to the second edition of Out of Standard. On the first Wednesday of each month I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme. You will be called upon to find new places in the everyday, but there is a twist: in order to complete each challenge, you will also be asked to share something about yourself with the IGWRT community.
Today’s challenge falls of July 4th, a holiday to some, Wednesday to others. No matter which continent or country you pledge allegiance to, I think we can all agree it’s time for a wee bit of holiday.
This month’s challenge will be: the parody, a holiday from yourself.
An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
The challenge: write a poem which parodies your own style, structure, or tone. Go ahead and have some fun, take the opportunity to not take yourself seriously, at all. Take a moment to point that internal editor towards the page. You may pick a particular piece of yours to parody, or go wide and go for an all encompassing work that touches on several points of your efforts. Also, like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one previously written which conveniently fits the theme.
Go now, my toads, and bring me back something startling, cynical, lighthearted, and new.