My Crappy Poetry: Entry #1


After the Rain

Tiny, yellow snails

Slowly invading my yard

Crunch under my feet

-M.S. Fowle

Copyright © 2012

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  1. Ha! I love it, sometimes the most nonsensical, and random poems are the best, because they’re so real 🙂 Look forward to more of your poems, which I would call many other things but not crappy!

    ~ JLT

    • Thank you 🙂 I don’t like to take writing poetry too seriously because I want to enjoy writing it. I had some rather brusque poetry teachers in school, so calling it “crappy” helps me break away from my own insecurities about it.
      I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. could be worse could be running out to the bin barefoot and feel a squish between your toes instead of a crunch…slugs errrghhhh

    • I don’t know what it is – we’ve lived here for almost 9 years and all of a sudden all these snails and slugs show up whenever it rains now. My son and I were trying to “save” some of the snails the other day, but they were everywhere! They are kinda cute though. 😉

      • imagine an inch long snail without a shell that destroys all your plants and thats a slug

      • NVM haha. I thought you disliked them.
        But if you try to save them..we’re on different ends. Hahaha.
        Snail power to you…. I guess 😛

  3. ohmigod!
    This is sooo how I feel! I love this poem!
    I dislike snails with a huge passion. I hate when it rains because it brings them out. And they dominate the world! But I’m too scared to kill em by foot. I steer away from them.

    • Thank you 🙂
      And it was more of a life lesson in showing my son how to “save” them. I find them rather annoying. Still cute though 😛

  4. The Invasion of the Snail Creatures….. filmed in Slime-O-Vision.

  5. I rather liked it; it’s very descriptive and cute. The simplest or minimal seems to have the biggest impact. Keep writing!

    • Thank you! I like that about haiku as well – it’s a challenge to fit everything I can into this tiny little box.

  6. Pam

     /  June 10, 2012

    Loved it! Share your feelings about snail and slugs. Keep writing, You are very good.

  7. fivereflections

     /  June 13, 2012

    fun! glad they are snails and not lobsters 😉

    i tried to ignore teachers describing poetry when i was a youngster…

  8. That does happen! Ok of course it does but you just reminded me of the times we’ve had snails in our yard 🙂

  9. Nothing crappy about your poetry. I love Haiku and you do it well. Congratulations 🙂

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