Pity Party Poetry

Would you say a pity party

Is exactly what you need?

Pity parties are always on,

Always around, you know.

Pity parties can be a damn good time

If you know when to flow

But also when to go.

Pity parties can be flashy,

Full of drama and tears and moans.

But pity parties can be quiet, too,

Self-contained, strangled, alone.

Pity parties are partly parties

Perhaps because they’re pretty?

But no, that’s wrong, they’re pity parties,

Not some dance-a-roo.

Although, who knows?

Some may be. Maybe some people dance.

Maybe they dance and pity around,

Like doing the Hokey-Pokey.

They put their common sense in,

They take the sadness out,

They keep the sadness with them then,

And that’s what it’s all about.



18 thoughts on “Pity Party Poetry

  1. Erin M says:

    Ok, that is a crazily complex rhyme scheme. I’m impressed. And I love the content of the poem!

    Ahh, “Self-contained, strangled, alone.” Darn pity parties. O_o

  2. Lua says:

    “Pity parties can be a damn good time If you know when to flow But also when to go.”
    I love the melody of this poem, it was sad but also sarcastic and powerful, well done!

    • I love that you used the word “melody” – I can now imagine some music with it, actually, and I have to say that many poems have what I’d consider melody too, more than rhythm or rhyme or whatever. Melody is such a perfect word to describe the way some poems sound…

      Thanks – I’m really glad you liked it!

  3. ray says:

    my pity parties tend to be a bit angry. More like self delusional parties with a pinch of loathing and go portion of doubt.

    Nice poem.

  4. suzicate says:

    Love this, I always feel better after a pity party. I’ll remember next time to throw in the hokey pokey!

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