Like many people I have greatly enjoyed the tremendously bad poetry about the referendum as people have put together words on a page with no sense of the shape of the words on the page, how to use space, or any conception of subtlety, word choice or rhythm. The self important political poetry has been of such quality that I for one am grateful that the internet exists in order to allow its full dissemination.
however, how easy is it to write bad referendum Poetry lacking all of the qualities that one would expect from poetry? I thought I would try for a good five minutes or so using the challenge most seemed to have set themselves: lines with no or nursery rhythm; littered with clichés and adverbs; and a Simple rhyming scheme.
I therefore unveil
September 18, 2014
I am sure that I will for rest of my life certainly remember
That initially foggy day in the middle of September.
I attended the polling station nearby just before eight
My heart full of hope, and devoid of hate
Apart from for those who would do Scotland down
Who I Stared at as they walked in, while giving a frown.
On the ballot with pencil I marked a big X
But waiting for the result I and my wife were turned into nervous wrecks
And as I watched the twitter timelines and saw the tweets from tannadicelad
I realised for yes the results they could be bad.
[and so on for weeks]