Tuesday 02/20/2024 by swittersdc


What is Wordsmith?

By popular demand, Wordsmith is back! Once again, Tom wrote a verse of what might be a song someday, and he’s stuck with a bad case of writer’s block. Please help Tom by contributing the next verse.

Rules—Pretty simple! Create a 4-line verse that makes sense after Tom’s first verse. Follow the same pattern Tom has established:

  1. Use the same meter (word-rhythm: accents and syllables)
  2. Use the same rhyme-scheme — that is, AABB…meaning line 1 rhymes with line 2, and line 3 rhymes with line 4.
  3. Take care of your shoes!

The Song (so far):

Do you ever notice when the world starts to upend
Sounds become a wash of noise and colors seem to blend
People walking by you move like wraiths upon the wind
The roadway seems to open and you think you’re falling in

Enter the contest here!

The winner will receive a set of handwritten lyrics from Tom!

The contest will be open from February 20, 2024 until March 1, 2024 at 8pm ET. The winner will be announced at the REPRISE show on March 1 at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT.

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