We have a great set of submissions from a creative writing class at Roanoke College in Virginia.  Using the phrase ‘everything happens for a reason’, with some modifications, the students have generated ten great poegles, each with a unique take on the form.  Here’s the first- we’ll continue to post these throughout the week.


Simple As Can Be

Did I say “Simple as can be?”

I find this implausible.

Tom is quite Frank,

“There is somebody who’s doomed anyway.”

With no other conversation,

James recognizes the inconsistency,

but tries to cover it up.

“He gave up.”

“His heart wasn’t in it.”

“Look, I can’t do it.”

No one hears James say this.

He pretty much lost it.

“It doesn’t make sense to get rid of me.”

Tom says those words we’ve been dying to hear.

“Everything happens for a reason.”

It’s as simple as can be,

you gotta think that.


… by Jordan from Virginia


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