Despair Jul23 by Mark M. Redfearn in the tired hotel reflecting on her failures— slash of the razor Related Post navigation ← Riversong Enthusiasm → 11 comments on “Despair” WabiSabi says: July 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm It is so hard to see beyond failures when despair overwhelms. One hopes that she is able to reflect on another solution perhaps with help from someone who cares about her. The razor is so terribly permanent and despair is temporary in spite of how it feels. You have captured this profound sadness in your poem. Reply Jessica Slavin says: July 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm Oh, that was a shock. You did capture the moment, and the “tired hotel” somehow should have foreshadowed the razor, but it did not, so it was a shocking last line. Well done. Reply magicalmysticalteacher says: July 24, 2013 at 7:05 am Despair indeed! A Place to Reflect Reply tigerbrite says: July 24, 2013 at 8:06 am I too was contemplating the tired hotel… then the last line shocked. Graphic. Reply Marya says: July 24, 2013 at 10:32 am Ouch! Wow, this is so painful… Beautifully crafted. Reply Maggie Grace says: July 24, 2013 at 10:58 am That about captures the moment. I always associate “tired” with that thought so my mind went that way too. Hope you aren’t feeling this way. Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: July 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm No, I’m fine. Just trying to put myself into someone else’s shoes… Reply Maggie Grace says: July 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm You did a good job of standing in those shoes. It’s an awful place. Reply Cathy Tenzo says: July 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm Wow. Very powerful. Reply Amrit Sinha says: July 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm Like an action packed scene … this can be so dangerous and frightening. Reply 4joyjoanne says: July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm dark and deep…. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.