Bad Poetry Day


Who will admit it… that their poetry is bad?  Is there not a writer out there who thinks they have created the greatest gift to the world?

(put your hand down, Annette)

I have to say, that when I first began writing, my poetry was soooo bad that I couldn’t get myself interested in sharing it. Much like the quote in the above picture, all of what I wrote sprung from genuine feeling. Adolescent, romantic feelings none the less.  I know that this is why I kept writing.  Because I wanted to create something I could eventually share.

How in the world will we be able to find examples of bad poetry to share?  I’m not sure. Perhaps it is enough that we take a moment to say a silent “thank-you” to and for the bad poetry of the world, for it truly inspires better poetry.

18 responses to “Bad Poetry Day

  1. There’s no such thing as “bad” poetry. It’s just unfinished 🙂

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  2. I’ve been to poetry sites I couldn’t stand, and they had 50 likes! I’m talking about the type of poetry from the “Peggy Sue Got Married” scene where the hottest guy in her school recited “shards of rat puke” in his poetry.

    It seems that my idea of bad poetry is viewed as an amazing work of poetic art by others. So I would hazard a guess that poetry, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

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    • I know, right… there’s no accounting for taste, eh?

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      • Taste is so unique to each person.

        Trying to read poetry I hate reminds me of a dinner party I once attended.

        My mother loved cantaloupe. To me, it always tasted like vomit and I can’t stand to be in the same room with one that’s been cut open. She made me eat cantaloupe once, when we were at a dinner party. It was called “dessert,” cantaloupe with vanilla icecream. I swallowed chunks like they were vitamin pills, followed by lots of ice cream I will never forget that horrendous experience.

        The second creative writing class I took in college was not what I had expected. The instructor loved poetry and forced us to read a book of it that I couldn’t stand. He asked the class, “What did you think of the book?” I raised my hand and said, “I can’t believe a tree died for this.” 🙂

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  3. There is a lot of bad poetry out there, but someone always seems to like it, so perhaps it’s a matter of taste??? Trying to be nice here. Ha ha. I have a drawer full of bad poetry from my teenage years. Yeesh!

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  4. Poetry is such a lovely thing to be a part of. I can’t help but not love it. For me it tells a story speech can’t express. Regardless if it is bad or not, it all aims to tell the audience something. Emotions, no one dares to speak. Would it be possible if you could check out my blog? It would mean a million. It revolves a lot around poetry. Anyways, enjoy your day.

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  5. Well, it says that it is a protected site and I require an invitation from the owner….


  6. I plead guilty to delusional good poetry gone bad with the sunrise. But I was younger then and much more ambitious; nowadays I would rather err on the side of prose.

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