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My Tragedy

by Gauri Sarang
(Bonn, Germany)

My tragedy is not worth your time.
It lacks the finese and polish of a 'real' tragedy.
No Grecian grandeur of betrayed passions.
It is a commonplace crib of day-to-day living.
My tragedy is my name
A name that a million others share with me.
A name that easily lends itself to mispronounciation on foreign tongues.
A name that sends shivers down my spine when you say it.
Lustily, greedily almost, I perk up
A cactus flower after the desert rain.
Bright, defined, loud and gaudy!
My name, the way you say it, makes me real
Makes my tragedy real
My tragedy of never hearing my name dance on your delicious tongue.


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May 23, 2014
by: Deepika

Hi ,

I really liked your poetry.. and fromn the words I can Imagine the situation on which it is written.
I must say you did a wonderful job by putting this poetry... may you get all the positive coming your way in your life,,
God bless you!!!!

Oct 19, 2013
Thank you
by: Gauri

Dear Tanuja
Thank you for your compliments. I dont think I am entirely deserving but I am hugely touched by your gush of emotion, and of course the note of positivity. Will bear that in mind.
Thanks much

Aug 27, 2013
Lovely name...Gauri!
by: Tanuja Chatterjee

You write well. Life is full of surprises so to expect the unexpected is cool today. Stay strong and be isn't all that bad after all. BTW...I find your name beautiful. lol.

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