This is just poetry. It won't save you, but it may locate you so that a rescue party can be sent out. — Dean Blehert

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Comment on Friday's poem

On Friday I posted the following:

Suicide is murder.
When you killed yourself,
you were not

For title I put "Self's Laughter". A couple readers have since asked me how that title fits the poem. Answer: It doesn't, really, just a silly bit of wordplay, the sort of temptation to which I readily give way, which has led some to tell me my puns "trivialize" my "serious work". But perhaps I think suicide it taken a bit too seriously these days. After all, we only many million times?

Anyhoooo..."Self's Laughter" spells out "Self Slaughter" (suicide), and isn't suicide often an attempt to have the last laugh? (Is a daughter dafter?) (Who is she ofter aughter?)

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