Wednesday 7 September 2011

Bad Poetry

At ‘imaginary corner with real toads’ , critique corner suggests that participants write a really bad poem - a chance at last for all to shine;-)

In September the days are short
And sometimes you get caught
When it’s raining cats and dogs
And wetting all the dry logs
You’ve chopped to put on the fire
Now you must wait until they’re much drier.

Sometimes September sun shines, too,
Sometimes September sky is true blue,
Sometimes I run like the wind to meet you
And our love will always for ever be true.

For ever and a day,
Together we will stay,
When the sun shines we will make hay
And always together we will play.

Music is the food of love,
And we thank heaven above
That we fit together like hand in glove
Just like peace and the white dove. 


  1. You covered just about every cliche possible. Well done, quite badly!

  2. This is a really fun reply to the prompt! Quite chirpy given the turn of autumn.

  3. This one shines like a diamond! What a wonderful tongue-in-cheek piece.

    Thanks for sharing your work on Real Toads.

  4. Brava! Truly horrible! :-)


  5. That's wonderful, Janice. I love it. I'm sure we all know people who "write" like that and think it's great poetry. But this is great, a "bad poetry" assignment. I'm tempted to try something like it myself, but what if my bad poetry isn't as good as your bad poetry? LOL
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. I've seen so many of this ilk in Blogland, I'm beginning to wonder whether the world needs a new poetic genre of 'Poetry From The Pits', perhaps!
    Cringemakingly awesome! LOL

  7. Full of the best of the bad! Let's make hay together! LOL

  8. On a scale of 10 for badness-in-poetry, this deserves at least 12! Like many of the other responses, it's so bad it's wonderful

  9. Positively McGonagallesque in its rhyme and scanning. Simply dreadful

  10. You got it! This poem is truly awful.


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