Easter is a great time to have a little fun being a kid again. Everyone loves the Easter egg hunts and the hollow chocolate bunnies to chomp on. Just never write a poem about a bunny. Ever. It doesn't work. I found out the hard way.
In 2009, Associated Content (now YCN) put up an assignment available to write an Easter-themed poem. I took this as an easy task thinking there's no way I could screw this up—all you really had to do was vaguely mention Easter. Well, here's proof that I could and did. Read Bunnies at Work and see what I mean.
I guess I was just in the wrong mindset at the time. Not only did I manage to write my hopping prose in about five minutes, I also managed to slip in the major frustrations I was having with freelancing at the time. If I remember this point in my career, I was having to take on so many jobs to meet my monthly financial commitments that I was working 60 hours a week and still only making about $1200 a month. Actually, remembering the story behind this poem makes me wonder why the bunny just didn't go on a killing spree with a fountain pen.
To add insult to my already shameful unremovable-from-the-internet poetic disaster, there's a comment at the bottom that just made my day when I read it nearly a year after the poem was first published. Someone named James wrote: “This is the [wors] poem I've ever written.” You wrote it? Well that explains it! I'm free from the humiliation. Thank you, James. Thank you.