Resumé Poem by Dorothy Parker


Rating: 3.9

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.

Amanda Del Sontro 04 January 2008

This poem is... Well, sadly hilarious. Suicide is an escape, but this questions if it is worth the time and effort. It's a nice little poke at the real thought it takes to force death.

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Kevin Straw 13 October 2012

Parker is one of those rare poets to whom one comes expecting perfection - and this poem is perfection. It is the quintessence of laconic New Yorkese which might be far more effective in dissuading suicides than the priest.

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Kyle Shield Laster 26 June 2008

my favorite poem... ever.

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Kayla Mason 28 October 2008

I love this poem... it introduces a whole new twist on suicide!

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 26 June 2009

I read this poem when I was fourteen and I have memorized it by heart. The rhyme, the rhythm, the content all are good example of poetic genius. There is less prolixity and verbal maze, and her poems are simple, easy to read, and enjoyable.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 05 December 2023

A powerful and meaningful poem. So brilliantly expressed and crafted.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 20 December 2022

A great poem

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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 December 2022

Resume is a beautiful poem with nice theme. I appreciated it as a modern poem of the day.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 December 2022

Brilliant poem with a sarcastic tune.The best poem on suicide.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 December 2022

Congratulations to the family of the late poetess this poem being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
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