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The Worst Poem Ever

Updated on November 19, 2011

That's Right...This Pic Has Nothing To Do With The Poem!

Trying Not To Write A Poem That Rhymes


Today I took some time to rest.

I thought that this would be best.

Oh shoot, I rhymed when I said I would not.

This may be hard. I guess I forgot.

There I go again—whatever—back to the point. (Look, this one does not rhyme!)

I took the day off and didn't schedule my time.

I decided not to plan but just to do what comes to mind.

The only problem is that I feel antsy and want to write.

But I told myself I'd take a break and just have an "off" night.

I wanted to play a game with my husband but he was tired and took a nap.

Now I'm sitting here, on the couch, trying not to rhyme, and feel like a sap.

Can I only write about things that are deep and profound and complex?

Can I rest without writing? Write without rest? Escape the magnetism of all this text?

If I'm not writing what I'm thinking then I'm thinking about what I'd like to be writing.

Is all of this effort to rest and do nothing worth the effort, discomfort, and the fighting?

I'd rather be writing.

And By The Way...

I recommend writing something just as poor as this to all you perfectionists out there! It helps you get it out of your system. :-)

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      Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Up, funny, and awesome. You brought a smile to my face. :)

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      haha...thanks faceless...my husband woke up...maybe I can stop fighting this writing urge now...oh no...he just opened his laptop...I may be destined to be with my computer tonight.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Some days all I want to do is rhyme. Most of my stuff is pretty bad, too! I need to stay in the kitchen and leave poems to the pros in Hubland.

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      This is funny and true, especially for me. The things I think about I should write about but it gets lost in translation and I end up with a really random gesture of literature. I found your poem quite witty.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      :-) Thanks jenbouka! A great invention would be a device we can hook up to our brain and it just captures in print every thought. Then again--wait--that would be even more of a random mess. Never mind.

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      VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      This made me chuckle. LOL. I could resonate with a few of the things you wrote, such as "Can I only write about things that are deep and profound and complex?" Now if only I could rhyme!

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      LOL Violet Sun...here's an idea for a new genre...ok, an old genre...deep, complex, narratives that rhyme! Let's get pieces like The Odyssey going again but this time it will be non-fiction. :-)

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      When Writing is in our Blood, "Seek-n-Find" we just have to do it...it's like breathing. We Write and Write both day and night...even if it's only to please one's self. I liked your Poem, light and airy...and now look forward to following your Hubs, and Thanks for the Follow as well.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks b. Malin! I like your comment--well said. :-)

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      JinnyMarte 5 years ago

      Well, well! It is the first I read from you and already looking forward to continue on the next one...It is refreshing to read something so not complicated and just go with the flow...

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks Jinny! Although I must warn you--this is the "lightest" Hub I've written so far. I tend to go deep--but try to keep it simple at the same time. :)

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      JinnyMarte 5 years ago

      Hahaha no doubt that talking to you is like talking to myself... This is so awesome. To find a blessed writer like you and that I can relate to you so easily. It's joyful... :-)

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      Clara Kish 5 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Seek-n-find ,I came on here to thank you for following me and read your profile . Of course ,when I saw the worst poem I just had to read that. I am pretty sure I could dig some of mine out and they might even beat you on that. Enjoyed yours. clara

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Funny, awesome, voted up. That was delightful to read! So fun. I read your profile and the depth of your experiences and your heart. I bet this funny little poem was a nice release! You've gained a follower! I look forward to reading more....

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @ Clara kish: Haha! Thanks for the comment. Maybe the next contest for Hub pages could be "The Worst Poem Ever" contest and then we'd have a good chance at winning with entries like this one. :-)

      @Victoria Lynn: Thanks for the vote up! My profile doesn't show the silly part of me as much, does it? I'm pretty much a creature of extremes--I can go from super deep to super silly in a moment. It keeps life interesting. Thanks for the follow!

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      If this is your worst poem ever I can't wait to read more of your poems. Awesome, made me laugh. I can't help but rhyme in poetry or being deep and complex. Its just the way I flow. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @ pennyofheaven: Thanks! Laughter is good medicine so I'm glad it made you laugh! :-)

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Hey, not too bad to get this crowd coming for that catchy Title. We as writers have our ups and downs...and here we are. You did good dear. I suggest to change the pic. Just a suggestion(jk)!

      LORD

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @lord de cross: Thanks! It was so silly, I posted it just for fun but I guess some people have gotten a laugh out of it which is good! The pic--bad--I know. That was the point. :-)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Seek-n-find this the best worst poem I've ever read! I appreciate your witty sense of humor!:)

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @ Sunshine625: Haha! Thanks. I tend to be so serious, deep, and profound, that silliness is a necessity to keep me balanced and sane. :-) Thanks for the comment!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I totally understand! Bring on the sillies!:)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You totally made me smile!!!And I think you are quite talented as well!! Enjoy your day!

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thank you AudreyHowitt! Smiles are great--I love assisting others in smiling. :-)

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      CJ Sledgehammer 5 years ago

      Well, Jenna, that wasn't so bad. :0)

      I have written a lot of field reports, essays and research papers in my day, but I have been experimenting with poems as of late.

      In fact, my first two Hubs are poems. I find that writing poems take longer than general writing, but it is more challenging and fun.

      Sometimes it is nice to talk about a serious subject in a poetic prose, if for no other reason than just to be different and try something new.

      Be well, my friend, and thanks for being here.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @ CJ: Thank you! What a kind comment. You just brought some sunshine to my day. :-) I'll have to check out your poems soon!

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      A great poem that made me laugh.

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      Jenna Ditsch 3 years ago from Illinois

      @ Wetnosedogs: Oh good! Laughter is so good for the soul. I'm glad it made you laugh. Thanks for the comment!

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