As pointed out in a recent New York Times article, today is both World Poetry Day and the 5th birthday of Twitter. How can we not celebrate? We invite you to celebrate these auspicious occasions by letting loose your inner poet on Twitter. Because we are a blawg, the one and only rule to our contest is that your Twitter poem involve the practice of law.
Somewhere in my math past I remember if A = B and B = C, then A = C. (I don’t remember it as the transitive property of equality but a Google search tells me so.) Based on this property, here is some solid reasoning:
- lawyers and judges can be poets (See this for lawyer poetry and this for poetry in judicial opinions)
- poets use Twitter (See PoetryTweets. Or this application for information on writing Haiku on Twitter. Twitter Limericks? There’s an app for that, too.
- thus lawyers can write poetry using twitter
If my rehashed, mangled math hasn’t convinced you, then take it from essayist Og Mandino:
“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”
There you go. Accept this challenge and stop frittering away all your precious hours practicing law. No more hiding from success. You might be the first Twitter Poet Laureate. Add a Twitter poem below in the comments or try our automated way of adding it directly to Twitter with the following form (it’s not added to Twitter or anywhere else until you actually post it to your Twitter account).