Monday, 18 August 2014

Huzzah, It's Here!


Yes, August 18th, National Bad Poetry Day, is upon us once more! "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" And to celebrate, I've collected a few choice gems for your perusal and consideration . . . .

Bad Poets, like all poets, yearn to write the Great Eternal Truths of Love.




But Bad Poets also write movingly and eloquently about Life's Many Trials and Tribulations.




Nor are Bad Poets limited to our own human species. All kindred beings can pour out their innermost hearts using the Sweet Language of The Divine Emollient.


Thank you for celebrating National Bad Poetry Day with She Who Seeks blog!


43 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love the haiku about finals!

Pickleope Von Pickleope said...

Hee heee heee. Too funny. I wish I knew poetry day was coming, I would have taken part.

mxtodis123 said...

Now this is something I can participate in. These are so funny.
Mary

Elsie Amata said...

This was awesome, Debra. Every day is bad poetry day for me, I try but I suck. Too bad I missed this day!

I've said that Lego one a few times myself.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOL love the Stephen Colbert one!!

A fresh start said...

Curious, my ex-husband used to recite the cat one every morning. Btw, it's me, the Silver Bunny; I have changed my URL to thefreshstartblog.blogspot.fr See you there ! xx

Vanessa Morgan said...

Loving the fridge poem.

Snap said...

Great way to start my morning! LOL!

Laurie M said...

I have heard the fourth one, often,,,,,lol!

DEZMOND said...

Shakespeare is turning in his grave....

Jeanne said...

Ooohhhh....{{huge groan}}....Now I know why I didn't pursue poetry....

I woulda been the subject of Bad Poetry Day! :0)

Joy Christi said...

These are awesome! BAD poetry is the only kind of poetry I can get behind. Love the Colbert tweet!

Insomniac’s Attic said...

Finally ... some poetry I can actually understand!:)

Ms Misantropia said...

I think that fridge poem was pretty cute, actually :)

mistress maddie said...

Normally id be good at writing these, especially on a Monday!!!!!! But this week in off so no lovely poems for today at least. These are a hoot!

A Beer For The Shower said...

This was hilarious, but I felt like this could use more teen angst. No one writes worse poetry than a lovelorn 13 year old.

LL Cool Joe said...

All poetry sucks really, good and bad. The only way I can cope with it, is in the form of rap. And my favourite line ever is from NAS. "Life's a bitch, and then you die."

lgsquirrel said...

Thank you. Thank you for sharing. One day I hope to write poetry as good as these. :)

Anne O'Leary said...

The morning dew
raced down my face
and puddled into
a big fat lake.

And in that lake
you dipped your toe
unaware of the croc below.

Then into his jaws
he took your leg
and now you've
got a wooden peg leg.

My job here is done!

Professor Chaos said...

I wonder if they celebrate this day in Nantucket?

Leeanna said...

Bravo! Bravo! Bellissima!!
That was for Anne O'Leary.

Deb, I liked your Lego Haiku. It was very expressive of pain and then hate. And the Magnet Poem was wonderful. My husband wrote me something very similar.

You are my Goddess
My love and my life
And that Ass
Hot!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Bahahaha! I love the last image. WTF, indeed. LOL... And of course, my favourite bad poem is from the cat!

Francie M said...

I don't know who Anne O'Leary is but she writes the best bad poetry in the world!!! Thanks for drawing my attention to this wonderful day, Debra!!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

These are the BEST!

JACKIESUE said...

might be stealing some of these.

bobbybegood1 said...

debra, this was a fabulous read. well, you know i really enjoyed the hiaku about finals and fridge and the by hungry cat. too mucking fuch. hysterical post. happy bad poetry day. cheers!!

Adam said...

Fun fact: Ayn Rand collected social(ist) security and used what she would call socialized medicine (medicare) after her lung cancer treatment caused too much weight for her individualism (and pocketbook) to carry.

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! You're fantastic! Thank you for the laugh ;o)

Kestril Trueseeker said...

The fridge poem was my favorite. I had to check to see if my hubby wrote it. I shall inspire you with a bit of bad haiku of my own:

Stay at home mother
Eating chocolate bon-bons
Right! I don't think so!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm freaking mad because I missed the opportunity of writing some amazingly, awesome bad poetry. Life is so freaking unfair. But I'm adding it to my calendar for next year.

The LEGO poem and the nose licking poem made me roar... "and dat butt"!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Another priceless combination. If the refrigerator magnet poet is now single, send him my way.
His magnet organization
Hot

Sarah said...

Lol. This gave me a giggle and put a grin on my face. Love the fridge magnets and the Lego haiku...priceless. I must put this on my calendar for next year. I used to have books of poetry I wrote as a youngling. I think one was even about how I was going to marry Christian Slater. Lol. Great stuff

Indefinable said...

"da but" yeah, that's the kind of poetry I would get. Men are obsessed with my ample ass. Romantic huh.

Dawna said...

So thats what I can do with my fridge magnets!..

Mary said...

Those are all awesome! I'll be laughing all day whenever I think of them. :)

heartinhand said...

I love a good bad poem!!

Riot Kitty said...

HAHA! OMG, these are great. Love the Stephen Colbert post.

Robin Larkspur said...

LOL, Debra, I have missed your blog something fierce. Bad Poetry Day!!! Love it. But someone stole my poem; I wrote that Lego poem myself!

Anne Johnson said...

You are the best.

Jim said...

Thanks for these, Debra!

laughingwolf said...

wiley, in b.c. comics, does some bad shit! ;)

Guillaume said...

I forgot about bad poetry day. Heck I didn't know until you told me about it.

The Spooky Whisk said...

The fridge one gets my top pick.