Tag Archives: poetry

What Love Poems Shouldn’t Be About

Too many love poems are about revenge.

Look at me
Being happy
Without you…
Blah blah blah
Whoop dee doo…
Etc. etc.

If you’re writing a poem to someone you used to be in love with, trying to convince them how happy you are now that they’re not in your life, you are obviously still hooked on that person.

If you were really over them, you wouldn’t care if they know or not.
You don’t try to inspire any sort of reaction from that person because you will have developed a serene sensation of indifference- like a callous after you’ve burnt.

So, sorry.
You can rhyme your bitter heart away but I ain’t buying it.
In the words of Yogi Berra,

It ain’t over til it’s over.

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The Girl Who Had Nothing to Do

This is a poem,
A poem about
The girl who had nothing to do.

She was a bit bored
Chewing on a cord
So she tied it back on her shoe.

She rolled off her bed
Looking for Ed-
An Ed she never once knew.

So she looked instead
Deep inside her head.
That bored her an awful lot too.

She went out to plow,
Made friends with a cow.
They took turns saying, “Moo, moo.”

They fell on the grass.
As she scratched her ass,
She asked why the sky is blue.

When the phone would ring
She just had to sing,
“Hello, is this Dr. Who?”

But it was quiet.
Hoax of a riot.
Reality can be untrue.

She ate the candy.
Belonged to some Andy.
Some not so easy to chew.

And once that was done,
Put her hair in a bun,
Watched the clock for an hour or two.

What’s that, you say?
A heck of a day?
She lives life without a clue?

Well guess what, Amigo…
Quiere estar contigo,
And she also writes poems about you.

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