Frustration Poem by Dorothy Parker


Rating: 3.7

If I had a shiny gun,
I could have a world of fun
Speeding bullets through the brains
Of the folk who give me pains;

Or had I some poison gas,
I could make the moments pass
Bumping off a number of
People whom I do not love.

But I have no lethal weapon-
Thus does Fate our pleasure step on!
So they still are quick and well
Who should be, by rights, in hell.

Hailey Agnew 20 August 2009

haha love it, its so true, too. if only it was legal to kill... 007, license to kil: P

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Kim Barney 22 August 2016

Morbid but funny. I've always loved Dorothy Parker's wit.

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Soul Watcher 22 August 2016

I like her writings thanks for sharing

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Tom Billsborough 22 August 2016

Ah, the lovely Dorothy Parker. Great critic and not a bad poet too.Have her complete works. A box of sparkling jewels. Love this poem

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Barry Middleton 22 August 2016

Love it! I have always said the best thing about writing fiction is that you can kill people without going to jail. I guess that's true with poetry too - why not. LOL

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Partha Pratim Goswami 22 August 2016

Very precise demonstration of 'frustration' The analogy of war weapons is also accurate

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Bartholomew Dele 22 August 2016

a very beaviful piece. I like the poetic quality.

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Sister Frances 22 August 2016

Thanks for sharing, I'd like to take a turn with that shiny gun.

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Mountain Man 22 August 2016

A very good poem Dorthy.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 22 August 2016

Anger exposed quiet freely by rhythmic gallop.

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

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