Justin Lamb – “Hermit”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I want you to be happy. I also want me to be happy. And you falling in love with a hermit feels like a fair compromise.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Justin Lamb, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next submission period!

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Justin Lamb – “For the People Who Ask Me If I’m Tired” (500K Views!)

“The only way your query would be useful would be if it were the preface to a longer, more solution-oriented statement, like ‘Hey! Are you tired? Because I just set up a hammock in your office!'”

Congratulations to Justin on topping 500,000 views on this marvelous poem. Check out more from Justin here and here.
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