Submit Your 10th Poem For 2019

Submit Your 10th Poem For 2019

If you’re taking part in our 12 Poems Challenge, it’s time to submit your 10th poem for 2019.

Ready to rhyme? I hope so. I love reading your comments about the prompts. The rhyme instruction was met with joy and tears. This challenge is created to move you out of you comfort zone and I’m so proud of you for sticking to it.

I will accept and approve posts for USE RHYME from 16 October 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 17 October 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00 on

Please ask Google to figure out what time that will be in your part of the world.


  1. Log in.
  2. Submit – the tab is on the left.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Select the correct category: Poetry Prompt 10: Use Rhyme
  5. Do not select any other category.
  6. Submit for approval.
  7. Read and comment on four other poems. Please spread the love. Look for poems that haven’t been read, instead of everyone reading and commenting on the same poems.

Those of us trying it for the first time this post may find this post helpful. How To Write & Talk About Poetry


  1. This is an exercise in discipline. The comments are a bonus. There is no prize because I want you to focus on writing for yourself and to try and take more risks.
  2. Be kind when you comment. Start with a positive comment, suggest an improvement, and end with something positive. We are here to learn.
  3. Our next prompt is at the end of this post.

A few more points:

  1. I will try to read as many posts as possible, but I do have a day job that I would like to keep.
  2. NO hate speech. None. If you see something nasty that I should be made aware of, please send me a message.
  3. Be careful of profanity.
  4. I need to approve every post. Please be patient with me. I am teaching during the day and I will approve them as quickly as I can. They will all go up.

Can I still join?

You can join the 12 Short Story or Poetry Challenge in any month. So, if you start in October 2019, that will be month one for you and then September 2020 will be month 12. Sign up on

Here is my poem for ‘Use Rhyme’: 

Rat-tat-tat by Mia Botha

Rat-tat-tat let’s buy a gun
Rat-tat-tat it’s two for one
Over-the-counter sale is done
Rat-tat-tat let’s shoot someone

Rat-tat-tat goes the gun
Rat-tat-tat just for fun
Run, little children, run, run, run
Rat-tat-tat goes the gun

And here is Prompt 11 for 2019:

P.S. If you are taking part in the 12 Poems Challenge, join the group on Facebook: 12 Poems in 12 Months

 by Mia Botha

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The Poems Challenge: Click here to read all the poems.