Write A Poem, Win Tix To Madonna Show

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Editor’s Note: Entries are no longer being accepted. The submissions phase ended April 24 at noon (EST). Check back soon to read the winning poems.

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Anyone can go to see a superstar in a huge venue — that’s easy. But it’s a rarity to catch the queen of pop in a much cozier joint. If you’re a Madonna fan and a decent poet, you’ve got a shot at making this dream come true. Our “4 Lines To See Madonna” contest is all about celebrating the arrival of the singer’s new Hard Candy on April 29. We’ll select two winners, and they’ll each get a pair of tickets for an exclusive performance at New York’s intimate Roseland Ballroom on April 30.

Here’s the deal: you submit a four-line poem about Madonna in the comments section below. It can rhyme, not rhyme, be about her fashion sense, be about a song, or be about a particular era of her storied career. Hey, it can be about any aspect of Madonna’s life that moves you. We’ll check entries through noon of April 24, and decide on two winners. Transportation to NYC is not provided. But once you’re here, there will be two tickets waiting for you.

Feel free to submit more than one entry. We’ll contact the winning poets on April 25 via the email that you include on the “Mail” field of the comments section. (This email will not be made public.) Download the official rules here. You’ll be judged on outrageousness, musical knowledge, and crazy-ass rhymes. Need an example to get you started? You got it.

You’ve sung about sex and spiritual stuff
You’ve proven for years that you take no guff
Now that you’re in the Rock Hall of Fame
Everyone knows, that girl you’ve got game.

Check another example after the jump.


Timberlake‘s bud, Warren Beatty‘s too
Used to play punk rock, but those days are through
Madge you’ve moved on to much more acclaim
Thanks to your stuff, we’ll never be the same.

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