Better Bad Poetry Than Good

One might say it’s better to write bad poetry than no poetry.

But this is, in the modern world, a specialized view. The encoded language of poetics has, as Mario Puzo noted, slim chance at impact when you can get the same force from a movie without even half the same pain.

Maybe not even a third.

This is the time for the kind of poetry that burns into your soul, the kind of poetry which would never, ever use a phrase as awkward as “the kind of poetry that burns into your soul”.

But all that poetry’s already been written.

My recommendation?

There’s a lot of terrible poetry out there. Always has been. Some of it has a good beat.

You could read that, but reading’s hard.

My suggestion?

Wait for someone to make it into a song.

Hear it in the background of a commercial for deep-fried junk food.

Enjoy it.

Eat the junk food.

Junk food is delicious.

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.