A Poem About How Bad This Poem Is

If I didn’t write this poem
Then probably no-one would
And that would be a shame
Because it might have been quite good

If someone else had written it
It couldn’t be any worse
They might have even said something
Before the second verse

Or stanza as it should be known
If we’re going to be pedantic
Though I prefer my readers
To be a little more sycophantic

But this poem was not written
By another person
It was written by yours truly
And it’s only going to worsen

If I keep on writing
Even one more single word
And to add an extra verse
Would be really quite absurd

And yet I did just that
In the hope it would get better
Sadly it did not but
It’s undeniably meta

  18 comments for “A Poem About How Bad This Poem Is

  1. September 2, 2021 at 5:26 am

    But poems written poorly
    Is what we sycophants expect
    and we will flatter sorely
    And your poetry accept

    Liked by 3 people

    • September 2, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      You’re not wrong Herb, but I think
      Your contribution enhances
      Where instead should make it stink,
      And elicit sideways glances

      Liked by 4 people

  2. September 2, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Definitely recognise the MO… I think my drafts folder might have been hacked.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 2, 2021 at 3:45 pm

      I suppose then I have just one more thing
      To say to Mr. Proclaims and you
      This offering had stanzas someone might sing
      So at least it was not an attempted Haiku

      Liked by 2 people

      • September 2, 2021 at 3:46 pm

        Oops. Sorry, this response was meant for Pendantry.

        Liked by 2 people

    • October 31, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      To be fair, we’re both often hacks


  3. September 2, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Your poem lacks brio, however, there are lots of other cheesy lines. Gouda effort.

    Liked by 3 people

    • October 31, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      Emmental my dear fellow


  4. September 2, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    You should have kept it in the fridge to prevent it deteriorating!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. September 3, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Nary a lie in the whole darn poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    • October 31, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      I specialise in a particularly authentic brand of crap.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. September 3, 2021 at 3:52 am

    The philosopher screams, ‘Who knows what’s Bad?”
    “And conversely What is Good?”
    So let the world judge your poetry
    And keep writing Like you should!!
    Laugh, A computer can’t do that for you

    Liked by 3 people

  7. September 4, 2021 at 8:46 am

    I could not help but read it, to the very end, I wish that I had wrote it and caused My mind to bend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2021 at 8:51 pm

      I hope it’s not too late, to undoe that fate, although it isn’t always great to keep your mind too straight.


  8. September 4, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Pedantic with sycophantic. Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. September 10, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    I seem to have developed a taste for bad poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2021 at 8:51 pm

      And I a taste for writing it.

      Liked by 1 person

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