Albert Semple

Collections of Bad Poetry

Albert Semple is a poet born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1980. This page collates his poems into collections by theme, such as Burns-inspired poetry, Canterbury Tales-inspired, humourous verse and portraiture. Some poems appear in multiple collections. His complete works can also be accessed via the A-to-Z index.

Light Verse
(328 lines over 25 poems)

Collection of humorous poems, often written in character where the narrator may be the butt of the joke.

Christmas Poetry
(28 lines over 4 poems)

Small collection of humorous poetry about Christmas time.

Dark Humour
(97 lines over 9 poems)

A counterpoint to the collection of light verse, these are humourous poems with a dark twist or regarding a dark subject matter.

Burns' Night
(396 lines over 11 poems)

Collection of poems inspired by the works of Robert Burns (25 January 1759 — 21 July 1796).

Tales of the Jury Room
(973 lines over 4 poems)

Collection of narrative poems in homage to the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 — 25 Oct 1400) within a present-day frame narrative.

Dark Verse
(78 lines over 4 poems)

Serious poetry — thankfully quite a small collection!

For Children
(111 lines over 6 poems)

Collection of poems for children. Short, humourous verse, mostly written for my own son. Clear of adult language and topics.

(75 lines over 8 poems)

Collection of humorous poems about poetry and writing.

Observations on UK Politics
(258 lines over 18 poems)

Collection of poems poking fun at UK political figures and events.

Songs with Substituted Lyrics
(39 lines over 6 poems)

Collection of well known songs with their lyrics substituted for my own.