Today is Bad Poetry Day.
“Bad Poetry Day encourages you to give it a go anyway by putting pen to paper and writing some terrible verse. If you’re feeling particularly cruel, you could read your bad poetry to friends, family and colleagues; hopefully they’ll enjoy good poetry more in the future!”
Naturally, this makes me think of dating and how there are rumors that sometimes there is poetry in a romance. In fairy tale-like stories, men will get tender-hearted and write a little love poem for their sweetheart. Awwww.
I’ve never had a poem written for me. Actually, I’ve never really been a fan of poetry. But, for everyone’s entertainment, I have penned a little something-something for the wonderful How to with Courtney.
Haiku for How to With Courtney
Spastic and charming;
Ying to my yang, writing partner;
She blogs like the wind.
Getting back to Bad Poetry Day though, I’d like to pose a question. Would you rather have a bad poem written for you, or no literary romantic notion at all? Even the crudest, worst poem ever (see above) can show that someone is thinking about you and making an effort to show they care. Personally, I’d prefer someone to pour me another glass of wine, but if a dude were to make the effort to write me a poem I would appreciate it.
Feel free to share your bad poems (either received or your original work) with us in the comments.
P.S. I chose a haiku for my poem because I feel it’s the worst form of poetry ever. Go ahead and comment on that as well!