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The Funny Side of Suicide

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Below is the poem entitled The Funny Side of Suicide which was written by poet Terrell Martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Funny Side of Suicide

A friend of mine once inquired 
if I had suicide on my brain. 
"EVERY TIME I SEE YOU...
you chase away the rain." 

She looked a little puzzled 
but thanked me none the less, adding:
"Are you sure you're not contemplating 
the end of all your stress?"

"Why," said I, "should I decide
to end this life sublime
when all I want right here and now
is one more round of wine?"

"So cut the crap, go take a nap
or bring me red rose',
you're killing me with your questions
and all I want to do is play!"

Still she could not let it go
and asked me once again -
"Are you SURE you're not considering 
a permanent vacation, my friend?"

"Enough, enough of all this stuff
regarding grassy graves,
If you ask me one more time again
it's yours that will be made!"

And so she finally took the hint 
that I'm finer than a frogs hair cut - 
Never the less, I thanked her profusely
for caring so very much. 

* Inspired by a very special lady here in PSoup (who shall remain anonymous), recently  concerned about my state of mind.  I couldn't help but be impressed and touched by her genuine concern and felt compelled to reassure her that I'm "Finer than a frogs hair cut."  On a more serious note, REAL suicide is nothing to laugh about and if this poem offends anyone, I sincerely apologize and mean no disrespect to anyone touched by it's sad results.  All the best, Terry

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Ive been touched by suicide .

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:35:00 PM
    hey terry - did you make up that expression about a "frog's haircut?" i've never heard it and it's pretty funny. i like the poem and appreciate the explanation...

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When asked "How are you?" a friend of mine once replied in his long slow southern drawl: "Well I'm just FINER than frog's hair!" Naturally, I used some poetic license by adding the "Haircut" bit to fit the rhyming scheme of the poem. Thanks for asking Ilene.
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Another great one Terrell .....loved to death!!!! What a way to go.....Donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/2/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Terrell I see Ilene has never heard the term finer than a frogs hair...we must be from the same part of the..country...are you getting this toad strangler right now?
    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading and commenting Donna! Cheers, Terry
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:08:00 PM
    hahaha, Mr Wordsmythe. You had me in stitches with this one. As per usual with your writes, I took it in more than once and enjoyed it more and more. I hope this laugh-a-line poem will allay your "special lady's" fears about your well-being. I'm sure she meant well. You must be doing something "write" to have her rooting for you. Good one that's being whisked off to my fave file, Terry. Licia :)

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/1/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    O - she's definitely a special lady. I hope you get the opportunity to meet her some time. I'm sure you'd like her very much:) Terry
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:01:00 PM
    unusual Title, brilliant poetry, truly like this...

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/1/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment Harry and...nice to meet you/hope to see you again some time. Cheerios, Terry