when the joke is no longer funny

There’s nothing funny about hanging yourself because the voices told you to end it all. all the world is not a stage. we are not playing, this is not a game. the lights won’t suddenly come up after act one or one of your morose performances.

The curtain will not rise tomorrow in one part of Make Believe. No one will come out on stage. The back lights have faded and even they cannot guide the players to the lip. No, no one will be playing in the theater of the absurd tonight.

We will not laugh at the uncontrollable giddiness that tore your character into fragments, that wiped away a soul, leaving the voices, the demonic echoes within. Tonight, the coffin is silent and black, all is still and somber. And tomorrow, the show will not go on…

About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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1 Response to when the joke is no longer funny

  1. reocochran says:

    It was definitely a tragedy. A sadness will linger, but here closer to home, I lost a distant friend who had become an acquaintance, an architect, husband of a teacher friend, a church going man, with two daughters and wife left behind on that Wednesday after the Tuesday death. It is so sad….

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