Here fans of the poetry tournament can post what they would have written for the competition, and competitors can post rejected poems
Here's my 'reject' from round one:
I never learned to roar and I couldn’t spawn the pups
I was so embarrassed that I wouldn’t even strut.
But then my keeper’s son stayed late at the zoo
He taught me something funny that I could actually do!
And now my show’s gone to the top,
No, I don’t jump, or spin, or hop,
Yet all the two leggers exclaim “he rocks!”
Because that cool kid taught me to beatbox.