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The Worst Poem Ever Written

January 2, 2012
By NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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I will not ruin the grace of a blank page
With my words of forlorn or happiness.
I will not create the poem at the edge of my pen,
And destroy the calming numbness of the unyielding white.
I will not burst into spontaneous emotion,

Or let my imagination run wild for all to see.
I will not put one spot of color on the canvas of words;
Not one drop of black, purple, blue, or green.
I will not write the poem burning in the back of my brain,
For it is sure to be the worst poem ever written.

The author's comments:
This is insanely ironic and odd... I have no idea why I wrote this... I was just bored... ENjoy it anyways!

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This article has 8 comments.

on Feb. 17 2016 at 5:23 pm
Writergirl009 BRONZE, Hudson, Ohio
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Really great job!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 9:19 pm
Cool idea, a poem about not writing a poem. I love the irony of it. Great job! Keep on writing Sammy! :)

on Jan. 12 2012 at 7:42 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Great idea, love the irony. A poem about not writing a poem - like one of mind, except mine was about trying to write a poem, but losing the inspiration before I could write it down (Absconding Inspiration). This is still a great poem - and the best part is that you didn't have to destroy the pure white of a sheet of paper for it! ;)

on Jan. 8 2012 at 10:56 am
IsabelleRamsay SILVER, Oakville, Other
7 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whats the point of living, when you are just going to die anyway?- me.

lavvveee it

on Jan. 8 2012 at 10:55 am
Fabala_G BRONZE, Broomfield, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Try to learn to breathe deeply,
really to taste food when you eat,
and when you sleep, really to sleep.
Try as much as possible to be
wholly alive, with all your might,
and when you laugh, laugh like hell,
and when you get angry, get good
and angry. Try to be alive. You will
be dead soon enough."
William Saroyan

I like how different this poem is from typical poetry. Great job!:)

on Jan. 8 2012 at 8:38 am
babyrex4 SILVER, Buffalo, New York
5 articles 6 photos 191 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.\"

Author Unknown

Wow, you write very beautifully! I love poems with a hint of irony in them, keep on writing!

Annoymous said...
on Jan. 6 2012 at 2:11 pm
Annoymous, Arlignton, Virginia
0 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Respect yourself
and others will respect you

this was a great poem :)

on Jan. 4 2012 at 3:16 pm
InvisibleHeart GOLD, Barony, Other
15 articles 4 photos 36 comments
I really like this poem. :) Its very cute! Keep writing Night!!