When less is greater than

When less is greater than

A Poem by Cory Barrett


When less is greater than


A simple 4 letter suffix,

            an addendum if you will.

 

Nouns of beauty suffer

            (child, life, hope, love)

 

And, the awful flourish

            (pain, cancer, fear, shame).

 

Beginnings are often realized,

            at the end of a story.
















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© 2017 Cory Barrett



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It appears sad but fruitful! Lessons learned at the end of a long story.

Posted 6 Months Ago


life happens in between the exasperations of pain/and or loneliness: Guilt, shame, getting fat, going bald, being left at the alter, wanting to die.
So the end of all things is nothing but the beginning of another's everything. Beautiful reasoning my dearest Cory.../dana

Posted 6 Months Ago


I agree with Brittany, less is definitely more here. You got me thinking how that little suffix can change everything. Great writing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Hmm...you have a point that I can't argue with. I always enjoy shorter writings because so much is stuffed into so few words. Nicely done.

~Luna

Posted 6 Months Ago


Good write, that intrigues and then seems to form a circle !

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cory Barrett

7 Months Ago

Thank you leslie
indeed they are, well done good read.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cory Barrett

7 Months Ago

Thank you thomas
The ending lines have a resonating intensity and sad truth. Astounding journey i had with this one, dear author.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cory Barrett

7 Months Ago

Ana, Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a note.
Ana B.

7 Months Ago

Anytime :)
so powerful, Cory.

love this in a "less is more"kind of way...

excellent piece.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cory Barrett

7 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob
We often undervalue the most important things in life. In this age of so many technological advances, we have lost sight of those things which make us most human. As our moral compass falters, we fall further and further away. Great write!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cory Barrett

7 Months Ago

Linda, Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a note.
When we realize there are no beginnings or endings that is when we will be happy where we are.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cory Barrett

7 Months Ago

Corset, Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a note.

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Cory Barrett
Cory Barrett

Kalamazoo, MI



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