I have entered so many contests,
And I'm starting to wonder why,
Just sitting here thinking about it,
Makes me want to cry.
I always try to do my best,
To make my words compelling,
I make sure not to use text speak,
And I even check my spelling.
But it seems that whatever I do,
My words just get neglected,
And though I start with high hopes,
I always end up feeling rejected.
I wish I knew the judge's address,
Or at least of their PayPal account,
Then I could at least send them a bribe,
Just tell me the correct amount.
Just once I'd like a great big trophy,
That I could stand up on the floor,
Or even just a paper certificate,
That I could put on the refrigerator door.
Just once I'd like to hold my head,
High above the crowd,
Be able to phone my mom,
And make her really proud.
But, now I enter another contest,
And I'll probably crash and burn,
I should probably take up another hobby,
But, I guess I'll never learn.