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Tragic Relief

I think I'll open a tragedy club
where people can come to weep
I'll tell the saddest stories around
admission will be cheap

I'll call the venue Tragic Relief
where heartache is the norm
and "open mike night" amateurs
can mournfully perform

To be a standup tragedian
has been a lifelong dream
No longer caring to cry alone
I might even form a team

We'll bill ourselves as "Wailing & Tears"
and tour throughout the land
We'll have them bawling in the aisles
til they can hardly stand

They'll cry a mighty river
at our films from year to year
We'll throw in fresh cut onions
just to wring out every tear

Appearing at my club some time
to do a special show
the hottest new tragedians
will tell their tales of woe

No matter if your background is
from denim or fine silk
we'll gather round and cry all over
puddles of spilled milk

So take a break and come on down
and turn your joy to grief
Just keep your eyes peeled for the sign
that says Tragic Relief


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Date: 1/21/2019 4:05:00 AM
Tragedian! O this is delightful! Enjoyed every line :)
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michael wise
Date: 1/21/2019 7:14:00 AM
I'm glad u did! I was afraid this might have gone over everyone's head and they'd miss the humor in it, but you didn't! Thanks :)
Date: 1/11/2019 3:40:00 PM
I think you will be most successful at funerals Lol at fresh cut onions Enjoyed :)
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michael wise
Date: 1/11/2019 3:44:00 PM
I'm glad u laughed. I had mixed feelings about posting this, because I was unsure how it would be perceived. Glad u saw the intended humor in it. Thank u! :)