Terrible Poem

Amanda M

TERRIBLE POEM!
I’M TERRIBLY IN LOVE WITH A FRENCH WOMAN!
TERRIBLY IN LOVE WITH A TOTAL STRANGER!
PERHAPS I’M TERRIBLY IN LOVE WITH A TERRIBLE PERSON!
I’M TERRIBLE WITH FIRST IMPRESSIONS!
PEOPLE ALWAYS SEEM TO THINK I AM TOO TALL AND TERRIBLE TO BE FUN!
THEY SAY: “YOU ARE TERRIFIC BUT INITIALLY I THOUGHT YOU WERE, IN FACT, TERRIBLE!”
I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I’M TERRIBLY INTO MY SWEET POTATO DINNER!
SOMETIMES I’M TERRIBLY SAD, THOUGH!
BUT NOT BECAUSE OF TERRIBLE PEOPLE!
I’M JUST TERRIBLY IN LOVE WITH BEING TERRIBLY SAD SOMETIMES!
MAYBE I’M TERRIBLE AT ARTICULATING EMOTIONS!
MAYBE YOU ARE TERRIBLE AT ARTICULATING EMOTIONS!
I RARELY SAY TERRIBLE THINGS OUT LOUD!
WHEN I SAY TERRIBLE THINGS I SAY THEM TO MY MOTHER!
I AM TERRIBLY SORRY FOR THIS!
I FEEL TERRIBLY SORRY FOR TREATING MY MOTHER LIKE SOME TALL AND TERRIBLE PERSON WHEN SHE IS, IN FACT, TERRIFIC!
I AM ABSOLUTELY TERRORISED BY THE IDEA OF BEING A TERRIBLE DAUGHTER!
AND SO I SAY TERRIBLE THINGS!
I SAY: ”I THINK YOUR LIFE IS TERRIBLE.”!
WHAT I TRULY MEAN IS: “I THINK THAT YOU COULD CONQUER THE WORLD AND MAKE IT A LESS TERRIBLE PLACE.”!
I NEVER WON A TROPHY BUT THIS MUCH I KNOW, SOME PEOPLE ARE TERRIBLE AND SOME AREN’T BUT WHAT AM I EXCEPT WISTFUL?!
I WISH I WAS ETHEREAL AND GRACEFUL, LIKE TIME ITSELF BUT LESS TERRIFYING AS A CONCEPT!
BECAUSE I AM TIRED OF MY SWEET POTATO DINNER AND BEING TERRIBLE AT EMOTIONS!
LOVE IS ALWAYS TREMENDOUS IS WHAT MY MOTHER SAYS!
I WOULD LIKE TO COOK SWEET POTATO DINNER FOR MY MOTHER AND THE FRENCH WOMAN, BUT MAYBE THAT’S A TERRIBLE IDEA!
“WHAT A TERRIBLE TRIO”, PEOPLE WOULD SAY!
I THINK THAT WE ARE IN FACT, TERRIFIC!

Terrible Poem