The Bottom Burp #poetry #terrible

Every Friday Chelsea Owens runs a terrible poetry prompt. I’ve yet to win which may or may not be a compliment. In fact the quality is very high so there’s room for others who can really plumb the depths. Here’s the link to last week’s winners and this is my entry.

At heart
The fart
Was really very small

And well
It’s smell
Was nothing at all.

But parps
That start
On the tiny side

May grow
You know
And be difficult to hide

Don’t think
The stink
Will give you away

It’s the sound
That’s bound
To make you pay.

Try, my boys
To keep the noise
Under some control

Or you’ll find
Won’t be very impressed and may well think you’re some kind of uncivilised idiot.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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26 Responses to The Bottom Burp #poetry #terrible

  1. Ritu says:

    Another very funny take!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary Smith says:

    Ha ha. I once read that T S Elliot reputedly said that reading one’s poetry aloud was very much like smellng one’s own farts.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Jolly good entry, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Well, it’s terrible on two counts so maybe you just need a third sort of terrible to win…… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Just saw an ad for gas relief that featured a man lifting the bed covers to let out the smell. Hope it went into his nose!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ah, the ever so unpopular stinky toots lol Great, I mean, terrible write!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. JT Twissel says:

    And you didn’t win? I’m shocked. T’is very cute.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Your poem cracked me up, Geoff. (Our thoughts went to the same place on this prompt). A wonderfully terrible effort. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Keep trying! -Maybe try not so hard, too. Who knows -just be terrible!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ow – what a bladder burst!

    Liked by 1 person

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