Tragedy And Comedy Poem by Eugene Levich

Tragedy And Comedy

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Tragedy and Comedy
So intertwined!
We are born to die:
That is the tragedy!

But the playwright
Is a comic writer:
The Guy in the Sky-
And the Joke's on us!

But the funniest part
Is that most of Humanity
Doesn't get the joke—
That we're all actors
In a freaky comedy
Written on high.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sandra Feldman 31 January 2015

The two masks of life., tragedy and comedy. The Ancient Greeks knew this so they gave us the Theater and the Masks This is my favorite subject. Thank you for wrting such a true and complete poem about this Universal subject, handled with a maestro's touch and great elegance and eloquence.

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Sandra Feldman 31 January 2015

Life's comedy and tragedy in 3 stanzas. Super Colossal!

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Bri Edwards 15 March 2015

i believe those who indulge in reincarnation die to be born (again, and again, and again!) i just got done reading something in Tom Jones (by Fielding...18th century) about playwrights and tragedy coming on stage before comedy, in order to make the second appearance more agreeable to the audience. [some of the book is satire, whatever THAT means! ] a cosmic comedy writer at that! nice one, Eugene (Gino) . are you and i fooled! ? Forsooth? ? bri :) .

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Michael Walker 11 July 2019

Death is indeed the tragedy of every human life. I feel it now. God writes the script, if I read you right.

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Bri Edwards 16 March 2017

Bino, i mean Vino, .............errrr, Gino, how could i have overlooked YOU while gathering poems for March 2017 showcase? ! i see that i used this in 2015, but it is short enough, will save me time looking (or waiting for you to send one of your choosing) , and should give some people reason to laugh or cry. that may be good for them! Thanks. bri :) i hope you are well. we are holding our own, but i'm sworn not to say WHAT we are holding!

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Walterrean Salley 08 November 2016

But the playwright Is a comic writer: The Guy in the Sky- And the Joke's on us! But the funniest part Is that most of Humanity Doesn't get the joke— That we're all actors In a freaky comedy Written on high. Now THIS is a masterpiece. “…most of Humanity Doesn't get the joke—That we're all actors in a freaky comedy written on high.” And the saddest part is that we shall awake to the tragedy, and not the comedy. Yes. The joke IS on us. Wow, I could not have stated it better. Thank You.

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Bri Edwards 13 November 2015

this shall soon appear in my/our November a showcase for PH poets, Section A, on my PH site. even though i'd already read and commented on this earlier this year, i didn't really remember it well, and i enjoyed it again. thanks. bri :)

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Diane Hine 18 April 2015

Some people think we could be adlibbing it, but I'm inclined to agree with you.

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