Did you ever write an angsty poem as a teenager, and then read back on it in years to come and cringe? If so, you’ll feel sorry for these celebs, who had their bad poetry published for the world to see.
Luckily for us though, it gives us something to laugh at on Bad Poetry Day (which is today, by the way!). Check out these awful, awful poems by some of our favourite celebs!
We LOVE Jennifer Aniston. She’s just so cool – but not too cool to write an embarrassing poem when she was feeling the love for her then boyfriend John Mayer:
“Lucky in love, lucky in love
Didn’t forget me when I asked you to leave me
Didn’t forget me
Now you’re alongside me
You’ve brought luck to love
I’ve been hit by a truck in love.”
John actually turned the poem into a song as a present to the star, which is nice, especially considering he’s such a womaniser. We’d love to see what poems she’s written for Justin!
Before this actor spent all his money on prostitutes and booze, he was a poet. An angry, angry poet by the looks of it:
Hey, she’s more than just a pretty face ya know? She’s also a really bad poet. Check out this poem which was next to her eight-page nude pictorial in Playboy, entitled: Musings From the Bed of Pamela.
“The youth… The wild that rose up from the ashes. The adults… Living and dead that fought for our rights… Artists… Sweet artists… Hold on… Crazy, the world goes on… And goes…”
When Britney was in the midst of her break up from Kevin Federline in 2007, she wrote a poem called ‘Remembrance Of Who I Am’. It’s not great, but it does rhyme. Actually kind of sounds like it could be one of her songs, no?
“The guilt you fed me
Made me weak.
The voodoo you did
I couldn’t speak.
The phone is ringing.
Resurrection of my soul
The fear I’m bringing.
What will you say
And what will you do?
She’s not the same person that you’re used to.
You trick me once, twice, now it’s three.
Look who’s smiling now
Damn, it’s good to be me!”
When Barack Obama was being inaugurated for the second time, Yahoo commissioned a few Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, and James Franco, to write about the occasion. James went one step further and recorded this video of him doing a reading of his poem, and he’s looking suspiciously relaxed. We’re not sure Obama would have been too impressed with this one!