Thursday, April 21, 2016

Resumé

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. 

~Dorothy Parker 

I was an angst-filled teen when I first read this poem. Even then, I saw the truth and wisdom in this simple poem. It is never good to choose a permanent solution for a temporary situation. When overwhelmed by any situation in life, it is good to remind oneself, “This, too, shall pass.” Because it does; life is like that.

Please read my Challenge Reveal Post for insight on the poetry that I chose to share here.


29 comments:

  1. I think what YOU said is more important. Don't choose a permanent solution for a temporary problem. xo

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    1. That is what I took away from this classic poem. I hope others do, too.

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  2. Agreed! It's so hard to see it in the moment, however.

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    1. I think that is why it is important to acknowledge this issue and to perhaps, give options and hope.

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  3. Good advice by two wonderful writers.

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  4. One of my favorite sayings. I've experienced a number of rough spots in my life and sometimes that one saying kept me going. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post of encouragement. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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    1. Indeed, in the very darkest of moments, this one always comes back to me. It is always darkest before the dawn.

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  5. Amen to this. I think of all the times I wished the pain would end, and now rejoice that I never took action. Billy Joel had a song years back about waiting for your second wind that addressed this situation nicely. It's such a waste of what is usually a young life, that just needed time to mature and be able to deal with the pain life can bring.

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, I know what you mean. I am glad that things turned around for you.

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  6. Great thoughts to share in this one, Anni. This too shall pass.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I am glad you liked this one, too.

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  7. Wise words. I, too, suffered great angst and I'm grateful for middle age in that respect.

    I hope you are having a lovely day. I'm enjoying all the birds looking for mates this spring while seated on my back porch. Even the woodpeckers are hammering out a love song!
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
    Happy blogging, my dear.

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    1. It sounds like you have a good spot for Springtime. Wish I were there to see it!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this Gem, Annie. Truly inspiring...so are your lines, my friend!
    This speaks about endurance during hard times...! Thumbs up!

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  9. This poem stuck in my mind the first time I read it too. It's clever and catches your attention to make a good point. Even on the darkest days, there is always, always hope. Life brings changes we never would have dreamed of! Great poem for R, Annie! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Josie. We just need to hang on through the storm.

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  10. Annie....great choice for R....will miss the S and T post; offline til monday, or as da tabbies say

    we iz out til monday; sew heerz two an arrowtooth eel kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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    1. You, too. You are welcome whenever you visit! Hugs!

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  11. Such wise words. By Ms. Parker AND you, McGuffy Ann. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  12. Excellent choice, most situations are temporary.

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  13. We agree, a most simple and wise R choice!

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  14. interesting. Have to think about it for a while.

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  15. what will be, will be; no use sweating it. Better to get on with living.

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