Bad Poetry: ‘Fear’

“Fear isn’t always from the things lurking beneath or behind us. Unseen atrocities waiting to pounce or abduct, murder or mutilate. Sometimes, it’s all in our head.”

Bad Poetry Monday: Oldie, but a goodie.

I wrote this poem in 2013. I stumbled upon it today, and thought I would share it on the blog. Share an old poem you have written with me in the comments, or link me to your writing so I can check it out. Weep not for this willow for her limbs, they will notContinue reading “Bad Poetry Monday: Oldie, but a goodie.”

Bad Poetry Sunday: “Sons of Carman at Midnight”

Hello my dear poets! Tonight’s installment was written in the wee hours of the morning. I woke up and had a hard time falling back to sleep, so naturally I went to TikTok and scrolled for a while. I ended up down a path of spooky videos that had me on edge and jumpy andContinue reading “Bad Poetry Sunday: “Sons of Carman at Midnight””

Bad Poetry Saturday: “Encounter with an Angel at the End of July”

TRIGGER WARNING RE: Miscarriage, Hospital Trauma Storytelling is important to me. Part of my issue in thinking all of my poetry is “Bad” with a capital B, is that often it doesn’t carry the flow of a story. It’s feelings, flow, rhythm…but not always a cohesive tale. I wanted to try my hand at turningContinue reading “Bad Poetry Saturday: “Encounter with an Angel at the End of July””

Bad Poetry…eh, Thursday?

I know I started this series with an intention of writing a poem each Sunday. Then I gave myself a pass to write a poem one Sunday a month. However, I have been writing a LOT of poetry lately, but the whole “Sunday” concept doesn’t always work for me. So, we will be changing ourContinue reading “Bad Poetry…eh, Thursday?”

Bad Poetry Sunday: To do with Haiku

“I propose that the ‘Western Haiku’ simply say a lot in three short lines in any Western language. Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella.” – Jack Kerouac I wanted to tryContinue reading “Bad Poetry Sunday: To do with Haiku”