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Balm & Benevolence

by Venky

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it goes the popular refrain

A proven technique to ameliorate wanton grief and pain

But matters of the heart don’t correspond to this universal norm

There exists neither balm nor benevolence to tinker with or lend some calm

 

A tablet for sleeping; to bring one to the here and now

Alas! No medicine has yet been invented – and never will – to deal with the woes of love.

(Word Count: 75)

Courtesy of Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt#119

 

 

 

 

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9 comments

crimsonprose August 17, 2019 - 10:53 pm

Nice. We do find this is true. Best not be a tinkerer with love 🙂

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venkyninja1976 August 17, 2019 - 11:00 pm

Indeed!

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crimsonprose August 17, 2019 - 11:01 pm

🙂

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the real cie August 18, 2019 - 1:55 am

To quote J. Geils: “Love Stinks.”
To quote Johnny Van Zant: “Been there, done that, never going back there again.”

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venkyninja1976 August 18, 2019 - 10:02 am

Ha ha ha! How I wish I can say that as well!

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H.R.R. Gorman August 18, 2019 - 10:59 pm

All is fair in love and war – no balms for that turmoil!

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Fleur McMorrow August 19, 2019 - 12:19 pm

True–nicely written!

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venkyninja1976 August 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm

Thanks a million!

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Fleur McMorrow August 19, 2019 - 5:26 pm

Welcome, a billion! 🙂

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