Thursday, April 4, 2019

It's a Dorothy Parker kind of Day

Grey and dreary.  My high school teacher said that I reminded her of Dorothy Parker's writings when she was choosing poets for my very first ten page research paper. Ironically for all of her musings about joining the afterlife prematurely, she lived to age 67 (or 73 depending on the biography) and died of natural causes.

Résumé”
.
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

A very short Song”
.
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad –
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.
.
Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.

 And to go along with that, a special Don McClean song...  It's on the American Pie album.