2018 Bad Love Poetry Winners
First Place Winner
You’re as sweet as candy,
I want to eat you up,
My momma doesn’t let me eat candy.
I was thinking about you last night,
It was a great dream,
My momma woke me up before anything happened.
I bought you roses,
I know they’re your favourite,
But mommas allergic,
I threw them out.
I love walking up to you at the end of the school day,
I’m always so anxious to talk to you,
But then I need to go before saying anything,
Momma pulled up in her minivan.
I always look forward to our 11 o’clock FaceTime,
Too bad I don’t have any Apple products.
Our date last night was all I could ask for,
Candle light dinner,
Second Place Winner
Sunshine & Corduroy
By Sam Rivet
Dreaming of my most awful, terrible day
filled with kid pix, velcro and modeling clay
The first day of elementary school I spotted a boy
He wore a baseball cap, soccer jersey and from the waist down, corduroy
His blond locks could only be described as sunshine
And his smile rocketed me to cloud nine
He said his favorite candy was a peppermint patty
And his full name was Mathew but he went by Matty
However I only called him the light of my life
So at recess I picked him some purple loosestrife
he threw the bouquet on the wood chips
the crunchy petals quickly left his finger tips
Hundreds of bees stung my eyes
As he ran away so did the butterflies
Not much has changed since that disaster
Except now I manage to get rid of guys faster
Third Place Winner
soft rounded skin shines in the light,
you’re a beluga whale.
Smacks me out of the water,
with your beluga tail.
I don’t hit you back,
you’re beluga frail,
You’re the perfect size,
check the beluga scale,
is that a valentine’s card for me?
it came in the beluga mail.
this shirt? oh it’s nothing,
i got it on beluga sale.
I made us dinner,
It’s beluga kale.
that wind was chilly,
it must have been a beluga gale
i’m not 18
so you’re going to beluga jail
You’re not getting any