what are some examples of bad poems?

do they exist?

7 Answers

  • libby
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Bad poetry does indeed exist. The main mistake of bad poetry is the conceit used in the imagery. The poet tries too hard with metaphors and imagery. They mix metaphors. mood, point of view and atmosphere leaving the reader shell shocked.

    Here is one which was posted here recently. The poet is genuine and full of emotion but has tried too hard and ended up with a first person narrative poem told by a dead fish now being digested by a fisherman!


    I was your Remora.

    Under your wings, we fought every current.

    Played in the corrals, explored every reef

    But now I'm alone in this half-empty glass.

    Attached to each other, we fed off each other,

    Living off the joy and memories we shared

    Brought me places places I never knew

    But all I know now is this half-empty glass.

    Then one day I bit you and the bite was too harsh

    My tooth was aching and I'd pierced your heart

    In your dismay, you made me depart.

    Is this why I'm stuck in this half-empty glass?

    So out of despair, I swam much in fret,

    Leaped out of the ocean, to see if you'd care.

    But into a net, and out of a tank

    is where i found myself trapped, in this half-empty glass.

    Then next to a stove, my body last layed.

    then next to a plate, where I took my last breath.

    "I won't forget you, Manta Ray" I said


    ...And the ship that'd been sinking, had submerged.

    The kind of ship they say wouldn't sink, was sunken...

  • kopsho
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Bad Love Poems

  • 10 years ago

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, a poem that is bad to one person may be absolutely splendid to the next person that reads it. So, unless you like everything ever, bad poems do exist. However, an example I cannot give you because that would infer that my opinion is fact; which it is not.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Love is the breath of spring

    Love is a diamond ring

    Love is the songs of Sting

    Love is my mind wandering

    Love is just the thing

    Love is two doves taking wing

    Love is a sick starveling

    Makes you want to take a swing.

    That is bad but not so bad as 90% of the stuff in Yahoo Answers Poetry. Just look around, you're soaking in it.

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  • Anne
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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    I think it's difficult to know what to classify as "bad" poetry; it's like art: it's subjective! That said, any poetry that aims to rhyme by stringing any sentences together, etc: I sat there and scratched my knee. There came along a flea. Then came a bee. Then they sat on me. usually, to me, is BAD BAD BAD xD

  • 10 years ago

    when I’m dead

    you'll be a live

    but don' wait up

    cause I’ll soon be back

    when I’m dead

    you'll be alive

    but when I’m back

    you'll soon be dead

    and I’ll be stopping on your grave

    all day

    all day

    all day long

    Source(s): some girl in my class wrote it
  • 10 years ago

    roses are red

    violets are blue

    you look like a monkey

    and smell like one too

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