Ugly Poetry

Ugly Poetry


Today words are ugly

and poems that use

pretty words

disgust me


Trying for some transcendent

place by being


and spewing the “ripples on the pond”



Why not a poem filled

with ugly words?

dust or cancer or

clutter or



Even these are too


and it’s not enough

to just be angry

or hurt or



Words don’t always

have to inspire

or lift up


Poems don’t always

have to lilt


I want this one

to fall


and get hurt



  1. #1 by Rose Marie Johnson on December 12, 2017 - 3:11 am

    Your poem renews my faith in originality! It’s a true testament to the breadth of your writing skills!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. #2 by Amy Haines on December 12, 2017 - 3:13 am

    Thank you!!!


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