Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the rhupunt. And yes, I also selected a Top 10 list.

Read all of them here.

Here is the winning rhupunt:

Non-Domestic Goddess, by Tracy Davidson

I want to make
our wedding cake
but I can't bake
to save my life.

My kitchen skills
are full of spills,
plus broken grills
and burns are rife.

My food from hell
makes stomachs swell,
emits a smell
from here to Fife.

To stop more squeals
it's ready meals
and fast food deals
for this house-wife.

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Congratulations, Tracy! The rhythm of the rhymes are excellent, and it's a ton of fun.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

  1. Non-Domestic Goddess, by Tracy Davidson
  2. Distraction, by Jane Shlensky
  3. sleeping ugly, by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
  4. And I chose you, by Margo Suzanne LeBlanc
  5. Mouse Murder, by Taylor Graham
  6. Love's Passage, by Lisa L Stead
  7. The End of Childhood Days, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
  8. The Old Tycoon Remembers, by Will Preston
  9. The Phonophobic's Fourth, by Bruce Niedt
  10. Almost Dinner, by Heather Paquette

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote a rhupunt!

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.

He loves learning new (to him) poetic forms and trying out new poetic challenges. He is also the author of Solving the World’s Problems.

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