For today’s prompt, write a reason poem. If this prompt seems unreasonable, just remember all the reasons you write poetry or enjoy cooking, dancing, singing, etc. Or provide a reasoned argument for your lack of reason. Only you know your reasons.
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Here’s my attempt at a Reason Poem:
“My Reason for Everything”
I have a confession to make: I am not always
100% honest with you. And it's not that I
want to lie, but here's an example: You come home
and ask me how my day went, and I say it was great,
or I share an interesting anecdote while leaving out
the e-mail that cussed me out or the cashier
who made a comment about my looks, because
I would lie one million times to make you happy,
because your happiness is like a drug or processed
sugar, which is like a drug, and I don't know
if it's good for me (if you're good for me), but
I'm telling the truth when I tell you there's
no other addiction I would rather have than
the high I get from seeing you smile.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He has a reason for everything, whether it's reasonable or not. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.