Give Me a Tragedy


If you want art

give me a mess,

give me a tangle of lives


I can’t make sparks

with perfection and puzzle pieces.


If you want a mountain

give me a valley,

give me hopelessness and black


I can’t wish

good into better.


If you want change

give me a time bomb,

a collision beyond time and space


I need rebels to

make a ripple or a splash.


If you want a story

give me a tragedy,

hand me something I can work with


I can’t build a castle

out of beautiful words.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 7/6/16

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RoC's picture

I could build you a castle

Out of beautiful words, but it would only be a castle of glass.
How boring is "perfect" anyway ;)

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Morningglory's picture


Oh, I could give you a tragedy. but my fingers won't let me. For as tragic as things are, the blessings still rule my eyes. Enjoyed the write, tall squirrel. Keep em comin. Love to read your words...

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