Humor Poetry

Poem: At the Local Cliché Store by Mark Tulin

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At the Local Cliché Store, by Mark Tulin

I’d like to hear less from certain people —
I cringe when they express their opinions,
personal stories, and plans to write
a novel about their life experiences

They aren’t talking nonsense or in tongues,
it’s that I’ve heard their thoughts before —
bought at the local cliché store

With each moment in their presence,
I want to hit my head against the wall,
or cut my ears off like Vincent Van Gogh

I wish there was a better way,
to keep their words at a minimum
I wish there was a polite way to say —
Will you fuck off — you’re boring me.

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.

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