Top Ten Reasons to Write Poetry

Okay,
here I am doing my best David Letterman impression . . . with the top ten best reasons to write poetry.
 
 10.   To get laid.

   9.   To make buckets of money.

   8.   For the undying devotion of groupies.

   7.   So you can brag at your high school reunion.

   6.   To get invited to all the best parties.

   5.   To make your mother proud.

   4.   Because you already wear a black beret.

   3.   To get revenge on your English teachers.

   2.   To make your kids think you’re cool.

         And the #1 reason to write poetry:

   1.   What, you need a reason?