Insults by Mark Tulin


I collect insults

Like rare stamps

And paste them

To my book

Of forgiveness.

When my book is full

I redeem the insults at the altar

Of love thy neighbor

For a turn the other cheek

And a basket of grace.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

13 comments on “Insults by Mark Tulin

  1. I don’t know anyone who enjoys being insulted or made fun of but I do appreciate when someone zings me with something clever and original

    • I’ve never met one either, but I think its called being a masochist. I would have loved to be insulted by Don Rickles.

      • Rickles is one of the greats. My top choice would be Christopher Hitchens, although I know I’d be completely for down days after zinger from the Hitch

      • I don’t know him. I’ll have to look him up.

  2. So good Mark!!!!! I love your work.

  3. stronglotusyogi

    Beautiful poem and beautiful way to handle.

  4. original and clever.keep collecting insults and squished them in ur book.this proves ur superiority

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