Most poetry often has little relevance to everyday life -- seriously, who sets up a lemonade stand around the corner from a fudge shop?? That's a terrible combination! For poems that you can relate to, get the book of Broetry.
Penned by a dude with an actual MFA in the stuff, Broetry's a compendium of "less confounding and serious" original poems done in myriad styles that tackle important topics such as "beer, sex, sports, and Bruce Willis". Who has appeared in/Lucky Number Slevin which/Makes this a haiku. A few excerpts:
On girls: "Morning Sex"
Not a good idea if you've never before had sex
with the person you're sleeping next to, as it may
result in unexpected flatulence, disturbingly strong
morning breath, or legal action.
On infidelity: "Yes I Cheated On You"
No, I didn't cheat on you, dipsh*t
but I will if you keep it up. Stop
looking for the signs that aren't
On Bruce Willis: "My Second Dream About Bruce Willis"
And some hot chick who is decidedly NOT
his wife Holly is half-naked in the back seat.
And he's yelling at me through the window,
things like, Get in the car, kid, before I shoot
you in the ass!
Should you want to jump to a specific topic, be it Steve Guttenberg or Hall & Oates, he's even supplied a handy index, which, unlike a hand's index, can't be stuck up a hole in order to get a Tootsie Roll.