Today, August 18, is Bad Poetry Day according to Wellcat.com, creator of all sorts of strange and unnecessary holidays.(For example, Bifocals At the Monitor Liberation Day (??) is December 1). To celebrate, send a loved one a bad poetry card. Or spend a little time on the Very Bad Poetry website. Or share your bad poem here. For your enjoyment, a few from our office:

Ode to My High School Boyfriend
by Beth

Love like a cigarette.
Burning, burning.
Night at the prom,
turning turning.
With another girl,
yearning, yearning.
Stamp it out, ashes.
Urning, urning.

Sadness
by Kristina

My cousin married
an alcoholic.
Damnit.

Ten Minutes With You
by Elizabyth

The first minute, I stare into your
eyes so sweet like gelatin from the jelly dough-nut center.
Two and we are there like two of us
just like only room on the bus
for two. Minutes go by and three
and four and five and you and me!!!!!
Then -- also -- the dog is named CAT
becauxse of it all you make me laugh.