Have a wry, funny, amusing twist on the Catholic life? And a hankering for poetry?
Get creative and submit your poem(s) to me at ironiccatholic at yahoo dot com .
I will post finalists here on June 22nd. We will put them to a blog vote.
A few oddball rules:
1. No making fun of the heart of the faith. Obviously.
2. No liturgical music comments. It's been done. Besides, I like "Shepherd Me, O God."
3. No Vatican II jokes. It's a council, people.
4. No Council of Trent jokes (in the interests of fair play).
5. Absolutely no ad hominem attacks.
Gee, I'm a riot of good cheer, hmm? I'm just trying to keep your virtue intact. Let's laugh at ourselves a bit and have some fun. Haiku, limericks, sonnets, free verse--everything is possible. Have fun, tell others, and good luck!
p.s. Since I've been asked, you do not have to be Catholic to play...although in your case I think the poetry would be about Christian life and culture in general. A Protestant poking at Catholic culture seems a bit off, don't you think?
(Winners and finalists will get a lousy looking button and link, besides the fame and glory.)