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Poem: I Hate Poetry

A fifth-grader named Panajotis wrote a poem for a slam poetry project during an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip. He obviously hates poetry, which is surprising, because it’s a rather good poem.

I hate poetry!
Poetry looks like a demon rising.
I don’t want to do this.
Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry smells like skunk spray times

I still will not don’t want to do this.
Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.
I will never do this again.
Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.
Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?

Hey, Panajotis, poems are like everything else. There’s some very good poetry, and then there’s a lot of very bad poetry. I think he is well on his way to telling the difference. -via The Daily Dot


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