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    Happy haikus for end of term

    I just spent the better part of 20 minutes composing haikus. As the semester brings itself to a close, I find that I have little motivation to do anything. I don’t want to read, I don’t want to exercise-I don’t want to do anything. I just want to play solitaire on my computer for hours on end and compose short poems about the fragility and fleetingness of life.
    I have encountered many people who are just as under-motivated as I am. I think that something needs to happen here. Everyone’s walking around all sluggish and stressed out. People have furrowed brows and calculators in tow. This is uncool. Not because calculators are uncool, because stress is bad.
    Furthermore, everything in the world is stressful right now. Wars, bombs and spring fashion are all super-perplexing at the moment, and we need a break.
    I’m not saying that we need to avoid issues or stop keeping up with current events, but we do need to liven up our discussions, have friendly gatherings that don’t involve political debates and generally try to become motivated in this most un-motivating last month of school.
    I don’t really have any suggestions about how to make all of your enjoy your lives. I can’t invite you all to a big party, and I can’t guarantee anyone that I will be in the mood to have a cheerful discussion with you, should I see you on campus.
    So, what I’m saying is that I am not the sole author of good-feeling on this campus. Yes folks, it’s true, I am not the center of the universe. But my haikus-I can share those. I can invite you all in to enjoy my exciting world of poetry. I bet you’re shivering in your shoes right this minute, aren’t you? I just knew it. Well, then, buckle up and get ready for a literary journey (if you can handle it).
    The first few haikus are about school. I hope you enjoy them.

    Graduation looms

    heavily in the distance;

    I want summer now.


    Papers and papers

    why do my teachers hate me?

    Why must I work hard?


    I forgot to buy

    all the books I need in class

    for this semester.


    It rains too much here.

    I get cranky when it’s gray;

    hurry up, red sun!!!


    My good friend and I

    went to get yummy ice cream

    instead of working out.


    What lovely flowers

    adorn the face of morning

    like small miracles.

    I’m hoping that one will win me the Nobel Peace prize. Finally, the last Haiku is dedicated to (sort of) Motley Crue.

    Boys, boys, boys, oh man,

    Motley Crue, I just must say

    I really like boys.

    Happy Friday!

    Joy Murphy is a senior English major.

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