A True Tragedy

A True Tragedy

A Poem by GTVile

A short thought-inducer


There once was a man who dawdled,

His entire life away,

Who never opened up himself,

To say what he would say.


He knew no pain or misery,

Or a lost love's face did see,

But who could say he lived his life,

Any way but tragically?

© 2010 GTVile

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Brilliant Poem. It's power is in what resonates inside after you read it. So powerful.

Posted 9 Years Ago

impressive-- short, but deep.
it reminds me of a quote I read that basically says "so maybe he avoided sorrow and suffering but he never grew, changed, and lived"

I know of no greater tragedy than this kind.

Posted 9 Years Ago

ahhh . . . the true death. Life without living.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very nice. No matter what...we have to press on in this life... sometimes making mistakes (even really big ones) and sometimes getting it right. Otherwise, what's the use? Short and sweet. I like it G.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I believe that most people, when they reach that time when time is about done for them, they reflect on their existence here.
I suppose it is inevitable.
I would hate to be this poor sap on that day.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Perfect. I love the rhyme and I liked the rhythm, of course, "limerickey" is way cool.
It also said a full complete thought which was in fact, true.

Posted 10 Years Ago

food for thought in this mediatative piece with its cleverly layered parable~

Posted 10 Years Ago

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nice poem it seemed like a nersery rymne but a tragic one good write very enjoyable

Posted 10 Years Ago

Nice flow. Makes a hell of a good point. I enjoyed.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I love the way this is written. Great concept too. We should all make an effort to really live and enjoy life, open up, take risks, let the ones we love know that we love them etc
very nice work here

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on November 2, 2010
Last Updated on November 2, 2010



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