Poem: I Read The News Today

I read the news today, oh boy
about a cheated man who left the game
and though the news was rather sad
and gruesome to say the least
I just had to laugh

They had found his note on the bed
it was soaked in his blood
“I did this for you, Love” it read
He had poured his heart out for her
this fella, must’ve been a romantic
the knife had hit his aorta
and he had died instantly

What made me laugh
Though ashamedly, I confess
was the Love’s comment
“He had a heart of stone”
This kind lady had told the press.

I sipped my morning cuppa
and moved on
to the next headline:
“Not just Kamla Harris, Joe Biden too
has Indian link”

© mjaydixit 2020

Posted over at dVerse — Poetics 428 — Poetry as witness

31 thoughts on “Poem: I Read The News Today

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  1. The conversational style, over a cuppa, the easy rhythm, the inimitable descriptiveness and humor, all area subtle comment on how we pass over tragedy as if it were gossip, just to get to the next bit of gossip. I am an admirer of your storytelling, Jay 🙂

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  2. Love this story telling from your part of the world. The first one was a bit sad, but the second one was good news. I read that Kamala’s win was very much welcomed in your part of the world.

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