The Worst Poem Ever Written Poem by Denys E. W. Jones

The Worst Poem Ever Written

Rating: 3.7

The worst poem ever written.
Well, what did you expect?
Strikes no chords, hits no buttons,
Just leaves you all perplexed.

Speaks not of Life, Death, Hope or Hate,
Or hearts by Love’s darts smitten.
You surely will not like its shape,
Its form, its structure, rhythm.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Get only a brief mention.
Where is the focus, centre?
What captures our attention?

No similes, no imagery,
No metaphors, no meat.
No juicy, tasty turns of phrase
In which to sink one’s teeth.

A dud, a flop, complete dead loss,
With nothing to commend it.
Go on, tell me you share this view,
I shall not be offended.

A worser poem was never written,
So I’ll not whinge or whine.
I won’t feel hurt, burnt, stung or bitten,
I’ll hit the mark next time.

And yet, while I’ve been sitting
Here, a thought did cross my mind:
Might there not be some treasure hidden
Among these rough-hewn lines?


James B. Earley 30 August 2008

This my friend is its very best! Excellent composition.

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Ashok Kumar 15 June 2008

Good one. Keep posting more of your worser poems.

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Anna Russell 23 August 2006

A touch of Spike Milligan wit here. Fantastic poem, I smiled the whole way through. Hugs Anna xxx

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Brian Dorn 23 August 2006

Denys, it's not difficult to find your unlocked chest of self deprecating treasure. If this is your worst, I can't wait to see your best! ! Brian

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 June 2022

Fantastic poem, thoughtfully written, I have enjoyed tremendously 5 Stars full score. Keep writing, dear poet or are you on another poemsite?

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Denys E. W. Jones 13 June 2022

Thanks for your appreciation. The only other site I am on is, where I post poems (soccer) .

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Chinedu Dike 23 February 2020

A thought provoking rendition, intense, clear, focused and factual. Well conceived and insightfully brought forth. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Roseann Shawiak 02 February 2016

Definitely a treasure tucked between the lines! I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, love how you incorporated every word connected to rules of writing poetry and made them into the worst poem ever written. That's what you call poetic justice! ! Always hated English and it's rules, break them as much as possible. You definitely captured my attention from the title onward! 10 -10's! Love when rules get used against themselves, call me a quiet rebel, ha ha! Thank you for sharing this great poem! RoseAnn

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With one word marvelous! !

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Lola 09 December 2012

This is what I call poetry! ! ! :)

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