Commissioned by *Sushi-Troll
============poetry/song contest over at
, which is about Halloween in the Realms. Full info journal is here:
Halloween in the Realms - A Poetry ContestNINE DAYS UNTIL THE COMPETITION CLOSES!
In the world of the Forgotten Realms, Marpenoth is the month that corresponds to the real-world month of October. However, there is no holiday that matches our Halloween (or Hallowe'en/All Hallows Eve). What would happen if such a holiday came to the Realms?
Your challenge is to write poetry that brings Halloween to the Forgotten Realms; from Maztica to Kara-tur, how would the people celebrate All Hallows Eve?
Your submissions can be anything from serious to silly - from friendly warnings or prayers for protection against evil, to children's songs or rhymes. You can follow any format: haiku, sonnet, heroic verse, free verse, etc.
Pieces must have "ToC Halloween Contest" in the title, and must be submitted to the "Poetry and Songs" folder.
You can submit up to 3 poems/songs to increase your chances of winnin
Also, for a taste of a Realmsy Halloween:
ToC Halloween Contest entry: Marpenoth MonsterFull title:
Missus Mable's Marpenoth Monster
'Twas on a Marpenoth night, much like this -
Selūne was waning and heavily veiled;
Out back was a rumour; the cat gave a hiss,
and armed with a pitchfork I entered my field.
I soon heard a rustle, my back was turned;
Chauntea save me! I cried in my fright -
Out there was a monster, which I swiftly learned
was my crop come alive on this Marpenoth night!
You dare call on our Lady, fumed the wretch,
you eat all her children, breed them in beds
You're a vegetable-slaver! A tyrant, a letch!
You abduct lettuce, my cousins, and feast on their heads!
You shed nary a tear for the onions, or my brother the leek!
Your granary's a morgue, for the wheat that you grabbed -
You're an abomination, a fellon, a freak!
...Lathander's hour came, but on the beast blabbed.
So running him through with the pitchfork I said:
It's been fun, but see I've got eleven to feed -
Lie still – that is better – while I lop off your head,
by Xeras & Leolamin
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