Saturday, June 23, 2018

A "Doesn't Matter" 'down poem' for Sunday

My Epitaph

Know who
Hasn't thought
Of killing self
When things get rough even the tough need help

Then things got tough help and I called my bluff
Didn't matter
Had enough
My end

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 - Photo and Poem Copyright,  2018 Jimmiehov,  All Rights Reserved 
 - I'm linked with Kerry O'Connor in the Imaginary Garden at 
 - Kerry wants it to be a Micro Poem with no more than 12 lines.  The theme may be "Doesn't Matter." 
 - Mine has ten lines, it is a two verse Tetractys Form Poem with a total of 80 syllables. To read more about the Tetractys Form go here to Kerry's explaination.  Follow your nose to another article and some more examples from other writers if this all interestest you.

This verse didn't make the cut, I needed an end:
  Then neither friend nor prayer might be enough
  Help does much 
  Make that

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At Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:20:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

It has got to happen sometime hasn't it. Life wasn't meant to be perfect just an exercise in keeping going.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:47:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I feel one should never resort to even considering such a thing. No matter how hard life gets.. there is always hope.. a light at the end of the tunnel.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:51:00 AM, Blogger Jinksy said...

Morbid fun can happen?! ♥

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:53:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

This is quite the epitaph, Jim. And a most topical theme, this one of self-harm.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:11:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

I think this seems too often the only escape... but there is often a better way out.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

No matter the insistent thought....there must be a better path.I'm glad I saw the last part. Love the form.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I especially like the third stanza, down below. That is the necessary call. Sadly, many do not make it. Well said, Jim.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:26:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Life is a roller coaster for sure.

At Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:35:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Great Tetractys Poem Dr Jim! An epitaph with humor will help eliminate sadness


At Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:52:00 PM, Blogger said...

I love this poem, Jim. It is brave, honest, and a bit tongue-in-cheek.

At Monday, June 25, 2018 7:32:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Yikes. A very human poem. This called bluff doesn’t always work out. Thanks! K.


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