Poetry cliches

Poetry cliches

A Lesson by E. A. Fielder

The top no no's of poetry/ lyrics.


This is a list of some things you never want in your poems or songs.

1. The love poem cliche- "I love you/ her/ him."

I love you
My darling man
You are true
By you I will stand

2. The teen angst poem- "I hate my life and no one understands me."

I hate my life
They don't see me
A world full of strife
Even with the cuts
They don't believe me

3. The break up poem- "you broke my heart."

You broke my heart
You lied to me
You tore it apart
Can't you see
You belong to me

4. Nature poems- "birds and trees and other things."

Birds and trees and other things
In the wind they all fly by
Oh look! I see
A happy butterfly

5. The depression poem- "I am sad."

I am sad
Today was bad
nothing went the way I planed


Though many of these poems seem as if they are far beyond help, many cliches can be turned in to works of art and originality.

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Posted 7 Years Ago

Haha! Well played.

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Posted 7 Years Ago

You hinted at this at the end, but cliches are good places to start for a first draft. Just make sure to take them out.

Looking forward to your next lesson.
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E. A. Fielder
E. A. Fielder

Louisville, KY

"If you’re trying to be an artist and your only goal is money, then you’re never going to come up with a good piece of art." "Kiss my a*s in D minor." -Amy Lynn Lee Hartzler