Tragedy

Written for:  Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge – Day 10
For today’s prompt, write a tragic poem. Two courses of action here: Write a poem that is heavy, or write a poem that is light. Or write a poem that could be heavy or light. For instance, a tragedy could be Shakespeare’s Hamlet or a bad hair day. 

Time, time, give it time,
Repeat sympathizers, well meaning but stilted.
All you can do is nod, while a ragged
Gut tells you that time cannot
Ease your torment over
Death taking life so early.
Yesterday is not erased by today.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Tragedy

  1. Kathleen says:

    Yesterday is not erased by today. So perfectly said.

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  2. MYRNA ZACH says:

    or tomorrow

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