Pathetic Poet's Lament

Those poets of the past,with odes already written.
They've used up all the romantic stuff,with poems to lovers smitten.
They've left bugger all to wax about,yet alone get lyrical.
So noble were those sonnets then.. and they were empirical!

Lonely days, lonely nights,roses red as red.
Bawdy ballads of lusty lovers leaping from bed to bed.
Meadows,skies,starry nights. They all been done to death.
God!..I've read a poem 'bout a lover with bad breath!

I've racked my brains,thought hard and long,for a subject new.
Methinks I would have better luck quenching thirst with midday dew.
I hate those ancient poets, Burns and Keats and Shelley!
Every time I hear of them... It turns my feets to jelly!

What is left to poem about,that's mystic and profound?
Sweet F.A. are the only words that in my head go round.
Bastards, bastards bastards. They left the mundane shite.
Left me to wallow in the mire, 'cos they penned to dizzying height.

Even last years poets took subjects from my list.
Stupid poems 'bout stupid virgins pining to be kissed.
I hate all you prior poets who've written odes and prose.
Pick another subject. Not one that I'd have chose!

I've got one poem on the go, about the big bang theory.
It's only got three lines so far.It's almost finished..nearly.
Those three lines encompass the future,present and past.
At least no other poet has tackled a subject so vast.

Very soon I'll finish it. There's one more line to come,
and to all you future poets I'll say "Stick it up your bum!"
One more subject bites the dust.A little bit harder for you.
I'm now a poet of your past, so "Nah nah nanny noo!"
Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Submitted on March 20, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:33 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,582
Words 301
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Discuss the poem Pathetic Poet's Lament with the community...



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Pathetic Poet's Lament" STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024. <'s-lament>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    May 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!



    Are you a poetry master?

    Who is credited with creating the first poetry slam event?
    A Kerry James
    B Marc Smith
    C Victor Hugo
    D Grand corps Malade