. Your poem can be serious, silly, or something in-between. List the “random words” you chose as your poem’s title and feel free to use whatever poetic form you’d like. Then post the poem in the comments section below. . “Rhyming, Rhythmic, Rapturous . . . and Random” A Poetry Challenge by James A. Tweedie “Occultic” and “bulimic” almost rhyme, But also make a most intriguing pair; Perhaps suggesting vomiting the slime Of witches’ brew or other spell-cursed fare. Indeed, if one should chance to juxtapose Two random words that rhyme or nearly-so Like “tragedian prose” and “pantyhose” Imaginative thoughts would start to flow Of Shakespeare’s Juliet in modern dress Soliloquizing in Act Two, Scene One, How Romeo’s embrace had made a mess By causing her silk hosiery to run. The challenge? Write a poem based on un- Related words and post it just for fun. . Sample “Crane” “Brain” The pachyderm had a large brain. Extraction produced so much strain That when the beast died The coroner sighed And lifted it out with a crane. . .