Look. Life is difficult, and often expensive. There's never enough time to accomplish anything. Our political leaders have taken up Saturday morning cartoon-style villainy. Love is impossible and job security is rare and my back creaks all the time now. Why does my back creak all the time in my mid-twenties? I feel like I shouldn't be able to hear my spine this much? What happened to my youth? In short, we're all struggling to some degree. We all deserve a massage and a month off for sleeping and general skincare. But since none of us can afford that right now, here are some poems to tide us over in the meantime.
Poetry may have a reputation for being morose and maudlin, but there are actually quite a few poets out there who use their medium for laughs. A funny poem can be the perfect defense against a no good, rotten mood. Poems take about three seconds to read, after all, but they stay with you for far longer. Plus, you get to feel like a very literary individual, because you are reading poetry. So here are a few sweet, sarcastic, and all around humorous poems to pick you up, no matter what you're feeling down about: