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Bad Poetry Day...Today's Poem dedicated to you, the reader:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bad Poetry Day

When : Always August 18th

Bad Poetry Day is a day to create some really bad verse. But, why you ask? Perhaps, the answer is simply "because you can". Maybe, it exists to allow us to better appreciate good poetry. Or, perhaps it is to be written to irritate someone......

According to, the creators of this day, the intention is to gather a group of old high school friends, and write some really bad poetry. Then, send the poetry to your old high school teacher. Wow!, That sounds like a lot of fun......

Today's Poem dedicated to you, the reader:

So, you're a poet
But you don't know it.
Try writing some verse
But, don't be terse.
After it's writ,
It will read like..........

Walt Whitman is probably turning in his grave.
Happy Bad Poetry Day

Origin of Bad Poetry Day:
This special day was actually created by the good folks at They have created a number of special days and have actually copyrighted them so they can profit by it. Dontcha just love America!?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHICCHANTAL 8/19/2012 2:30AM

    Wonder if you are familiar, with William McGonagall, the original bad poet? See

His stuff is so bad it's still in print 200 years after he wrote it! That's BAD!

Comment edited on: 8/19/2012 2:31:12 AM

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KAREN608 8/18/2012 7:31PM

    In the old enchanted attic.
was an old sleeping cat
full of much static,
and it crumpled an old hat.

ok, bad enough?

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THINAGIN2 8/18/2012 6:29PM

    I'm not even going to try! I have heard some really bad rhymes in my lifetime so know it can be done!

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EDELWEISS33 8/18/2012 11:19AM

    food, food, food
are you in the mood
some people love it
some people loathe it
im glad that i still can choose

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MRE1956 8/18/2012 9:27AM

    Ah, yes - only in America can people come up with ideas like this!



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SONYALATRECE 8/18/2012 9:04AM

    As an English teacher, I can not participate...I can not goes...

There once was a girl named Sally,
Who lived in a low-lying valley.
Her hair was a mess.
She hated her dress,
But she she still liked to travel to Cali.

I tried. Can't make it bad even if I tried. Sorry. This day just isn't designed for me.

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