Treasure Island

Alison Cassidy

(6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Sad is Stupid


I'm sorry you're sad

'I'm not sad.
Don't use that word.
Sad is stupid.'

... cos when you're sad
you're always angry
and push me away

'Of course I'm angry.
I'm pissed off
I'm allowed to be angry.'

so I guess I'd better
leave you alone
- and not show I mind -
till you're happy again

'Happy?
I'm never happy.
Happy is dumb and stupid! '

Submitted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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  • Not a member No 4 (6/3/2007 3:45:00 PM)

    You may have caught the essence of the man in this one Allie! Great economy of language, and you got the point over with great timing and clarity. Very worth committing to print! ! Very fine work as always. xxx jim (Report) Reply

  • Stug Jordan (4/9/2007 5:59:00 PM)

    Relationships are your strong point when you write (I should say strongest!) And I love the quick flow of exchanges. S x (Report) Reply

  • David Dennis (11/18/2006 1:40:00 AM)

    You know I didn't read that as a man you were talking to. I took it as a child. Then I read Esther's comment and blink - illumination. We are like that. You know it and accept it - cool. (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (10/26/2006 8:53:00 AM)

    A funny yet insightful write, my friend! I love men. I mean, I really love men. But you have GOT to be able to laugh, eh? ? ! Don't forget to give him that hug from me, and more than one to YOU, Allie, for such forebearance and compassion! Commiserations and smiles, Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (10/16/2006 12:25:00 AM)

    Then stupidity is inevitable and blessed are the dumb. A good twist of the pen here, AAA. It would be comical if it weren't a true reflection of a usually-male attitude of dismissing the emotions. Fine write; it kicks, and lingers on the tongue. t x (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (10/14/2006 7:19:00 PM)

    There's only one response to this and it's -

    I love life, and life loves me.
    I'm as happy as one could be.
    A happier man nowhere exsists.
    I think it's time to slash my wrists. (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (10/13/2006 1:20:00 AM)

    Well, , , , , , if sad is stupid, and happy is stupid, then I guess we're all stupid at one time or another! Leaves very little room to be anything else! Great write, Allie - you just let that lion roar once in awhile - good for the spirit! Take that from a fellow feline...lol!
    Hugs,
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (10/6/2006 4:59:00 PM)

    Sometimes, when we try to express our-selves, the mood name doesn't quite fit
    I feel that you have expressed this very well
    Thankyou
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/5/2006 9:19:00 PM)

    Well, Allie, now this is a 180degree demeanor turnabout for you, young lassie!
    Do i need to get rough with Jerry, again...geeeeesh! I'll have you know i too Boxed.
    I was a member of the world famous W.S.B.A.(World Shadow Boxing Asso.)
    a big lol on this.....[A strong, angry write, armed with a stormfront of conviction.... l Iike the fire, Allie]''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report) Reply

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