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Top Ten Reasons to Take up Writing Poetry
(submitted by micah rideout)
Being homeless wasn't working out for you, so you took a step down in the tax bracket.
Had trouble finding a real personality after high school.
"You too can be poor and obscure!"
There's a restraining order that prevents you from playing your accordion.
An evil fairy cursed you to speak in rhymes
Because you're bad at math.
It gets you a little closer to your all-time dream job as a rap musician.
You want to prove to your parents that taking a master degree in English wasn't a waste after all.
Speaking in Haiku, annoying people with it, brings me so much joy.
(What the DILLY-O?!)
Your father said "Take up poetry or I'm gonna kick your lazy ass out of the house."
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