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I Can't Cliché

I'm Failing at Life!

By Dana CrandellPublished 3 days ago Updated 3 days ago 1 min read

I try wearing the shoe, but I botch it.

The pot boils, though I carefully watch it.

The fish in the sea

Are too few for me

And I'm up early, but haven't caught shit!


I couldn't help myself. I hope the references aren't too subtle. Thanks for reading another one!

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About the Creator

Dana Crandell

Dad, Stedpad, Grandpa, Husband, lover of Nature and dogs.

Writer, editor, photographer and Tech/Internet nerd. Internationally published in multiple languages. I spend my days writing for others and my "spare" time creating for myself.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 days ago

    Oh no, the references weren't too subtle. They were perfectly executed. I loved it!

  • Dana Stewart2 days ago

    Clever and witty!

  • Very good, have to agree about the fish in the sea

  • Paul Stewart2 days ago

    haha! very clever! you have a new subscriber!

  • Cathy holmes2 days ago

    Very clever. I likey the limmy.

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