Saturday, August 2, 2008


This poem by Dorothy Parker has gotten me through the Black Dog many times.

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.


Larry said...

A particular favorite of mine since I, of course, share the New York society wit's surname ...

susan said...

You do!
ever been to the Round Table and seen Matilda, the resident cat?

butterflies said...

Putting it like that..
It does seem preferable to live!

Just read back a few of your last posts.And I think youre strong,I know ppl say that to me all the time too and my response is the same as yours..I just did/do what has to be done..
But it makes us strong:)

susan said...

Thank you Butterflies. Much appreciated!

Marissa Miller said...

Dorothy Parker has always amused me.

jessi said...

This poem was one my English teacher in High School liked to use for us to learn English. By now I wonder why...
Apparently she was not worried about 'inspiring' us. In fact I know I was so innocent I hardly understood what it was about.
It took us a looooong time to get the thing.
For someone who doesn't know English it sounds very strange 'nooses give'. (Give what?).

I never forgot it though.


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