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In the spirit of doing something creative to pass the time (and stress) from now until whenever I hear from my last two schools...I thought perhaps starting an express-yourself-in-haiku thread was in order.

Here's mine:

waiting on who knows

mind unable to do much

time baits breath for now

hopefully somebody can come up with something funny instead of depressing. :D

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AWWW thanks! Your's was good too! I used to love haikus in creative writing in high school. It's about the only poetry besides limericks that I can make sound halfway decent. :)

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(though this isn't a haiku)

Dear Rejection-Letter Writer,

In many ways I hate thee,

From head to tiny toes,

I would like to kick thee

And punch thy humongous nose.

I wish thee were a cockroach,

I would smash thee with a broom

Search every nook and corner

And spray the entire room.

I wonder how it would be

If thee were blade of grass

I'd pull thee out by thy root

And feed the cows that pass.

In many ways I hate thee

From head to shiny heel.

Some day I will pinch thee

And my wrath thy then will feel.

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(though this isn't a haiku)

Dear Rejection-Letter Writer,

Haw! Who says CS folks ain't literary? :D Nice work.

Ok, here's my attempts:

My brain on display

Adcoms poke and prod solely

For own amusement

My study patients

want you to fund me fully.

Don't let them down please.

Our new god: website

that says "Pending decision."

Wtf? Come on!

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Haw! Who says CS folks ain't literary? :D Nice work.

Ok, here's my attempts:

My brain on display

Adcoms poke and prod solely

For own amusement

My study patients

want you to fund me fully.

Don't let them down please.

Our new god: website

that says "Pending decision."

Wtf? Come on!

Your last one was absolutely fabulous!!! :)

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bahaha. I agree!

Aww, y'all are sweet. :D

But BIG props to whateverneveram3n for making this thread. I think it's the best thread on thegradcafe.

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Aww, y'all are sweet. :D

But BIG props to whateverneveram3n for making this thread. I think it's the best thread on thegradcafe.

hey thanks, dude! :D I am certainly enjoying the responses myself.

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Yale Harvard Princeton

Notre Dame Fordham Cornell

Lined-up broken dreams

Those accepted to

UConn but not attending

Better tell them NOW!

Medieval Studies

Wants students who aren't TOO

Specialized, damnit.

There is a distinct

Shortage of border collie

Puppies and shortbread.

Friends and family

Just don't get it; "You'll get in!"

Is not all we need.

Bonus Shady Irish haiku:

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I might have to quit

Philosophy was a dream;

bear children instead

Flashing before me,

possible alternatives:

maybe start a band?

Failing to get in,

My body might as well be

rotting in a ditch

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Running relieves stress.

Grad school apps are stressful. I

Have lost a pants size.

Hey, props for that! Someone else posted somewhere on here that they QUIT smoking due to app stress.

A new day dawning

The sun kisses the skyline

Time to check Gmail

Cruising into work

Swipe in, drop bag, hang up coat

Time to check Gmail

Thirty minutes in

I don't HAVE to work yet, right?

Time to check Gmail

Glorious lunchtime

Microwaving leftovers

Time to check Gmail

It's after lunch now

Blood flows from brain to stomach

Time to check Gmail...

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even as i sleep

grad admissions fill my dreams

not a restful night

bless my advisor

"I am sure that you'll get in"

false hopes being crushed

my top choice grad school

advisor is a prof. there

still no interview

waitlisted AGAIN

how can they do this to me

STILL not good enough

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all finalists for

graduate admission must

have interview ... f*ck

you'd think the ten years

I had spent in transition

would have prepared me

my portfolio

did me in, or my statement

which is it, tell me!

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ANOTHER waitlist:

Flattering, but not enough.

Kill my hope now, please.

Haikus help console

My soul which mourns my future

In academics.

Back-up plan: teaching

English overseas. Is it

Just me escaping?

All my PhD

Rejections simply mean "Not

Never, just not now." (Or so I myself to help me get through the nights.)

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