Brief Notes on a Suicide Foretold

When you wave goodbye to the World,

for the last time,

don’t tell them that you’ll never be back;

It only makes the world sad

to hear such things,makes it feel

sadder than it already is;

So when you do wave goodbye,

goodbye, goodbye, forever and anon,

don’t tell them anything except

that you’re looking forward to some

time away and having a great time,

and that you’ll write.

4 thoughts on “Brief Notes on a Suicide Foretold

  1. VijayNair

    The poem deftly captures the essence of magic realism: life after life,where characters disappear and re-appear,and the past and the present coalesce.The deliberate choice of the title ,echoing Marquez’s masterpiece.lends a fine touch to the poem.

  2. Parneet Jaggi

    An element of mysticism lurks and lends a charm to the seemingly ordinary situation in the poem. It is a multilayered feast.


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