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James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger

James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger
July 8, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

James Franco

I’ve already talked about this before, but in high school I regularly aced anything and everything to do with poetry because it turns out it’s pretty open-ended. You can literally write anything, and as long as it sounds flowery and artistic you’ll get a pass on it. It’s that easy. Which makes it the perfect venue for James Franco to get all artistic about the late Heath Ledger‘s life in the spotlight, and by that I mean “rattle off a few movies Heath was in and also he was Australian? Crazy!” Via Gawker

There had been a time
When we were up for the same roles,
10 Things I Hate about You
(Based on The Taming of the Shrew),
And The Patriot –
Funny, you were Australian and so was Mel –
You were the knight in A Knight’s Tale …

See what I mean? James didn’t say anything. He just listed off a few movies Heath was in, hit the return key a few times to shoehorn in some line breaks and called it a day. And that’s poetry. He could submit that in a poetry class and get a minimum of a B, just for hitting the enter key at random intervals. And just think, if he didn’t add unnecessary flourish it would just come across as myopic narcissism! POETRY!

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.