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Nine Lives

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Nine Lives

He stares at his liquor bottle, and remembers the time
he sacrificed his life to the ocean depths;
a dolphin steadily rushed him to the shallows,
then allowed the evening currents to carry him to the shores.
That night he erased the X he had put on his calendar;
the day he was to die.
A few weeks back, he had tied a noose round his neck;
he let go the chair, only for the rope to cut.
"Am I cursed?!" he shouted.
He wondered whether Fate kept him alive,
to let him chew on the memories of his Ex,
which hurt like hell.
One fortnight, he even ate a lot of peanuts,
forgetting that it’s only in his dreams he was seriously
allergic to them.
He’s really eager to die,
but death is always shying away from him;
existence is a riddle he isn’t in the mood to respond to….



Date of Entry: 25/08/2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 9/12/2017 2:25:00 PM
A dark, gallows humor write, Teddy. Using personal barbs of self-deprecating witticism, you penned a "classic" in my humble estimation. Excellent poem. May love light your path always.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 9/20/2017 8:39:00 AM
Hehehe. Thank you so much for enjoying my piece, Freddie! I really appreciate it! :)
Date: 9/4/2017 11:23:00 PM
A masterpiece, Teddy. Congrats on your win.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 9/5/2017 4:04:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind applause, Afzal!! *^_^*
Date: 9/4/2017 9:12:00 PM
Beautifully dark and beautifully written Teddy. Awesome poetic presentation of content. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 9/5/2017 4:04:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan. I really appreciate it!! *^_^*
Date: 8/28/2017 6:04:00 PM
I really enjoyed this dark one, Teddy. But I am waiting for the other "almost" deaths of the nine!! Which contest is this one for? the Edge of Reason?
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 9/5/2017 2:26:00 PM
You're right, Andrea. It's for the contest the Edge of Reason. Hehehe. It was a metaphor like nine lives of a cat. Thank you so much for reading and enjoying my piece!! *^_^*