Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
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.
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.
my favorite poem...
I love this poem... it introduces a whole new twist on suicide!
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.
A great poem
Resume is a beautiful poem with nice theme. I appreciated it as a modern poem of the day.
Brilliant poem with a sarcastic tune.The best poem on suicide.
Congratulations to the family of the late poetess this poem being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day
Brilliant brevity and a pleasurable read.5 Stars Full Score. The tone in this short poem is amazing
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