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Chatterton’s Redress

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Chatterton’s Redress

Born today, 20 November in 1752, Thomas Chatterton did not live into his 20s, taking his life on 24 August 1770.
His solution to life's dilemma was to drink poison. Having been disappointed and quite strongly disagreeing with his method of addressing his despair together with revisiting a similar plight when I was 15, realise how having failed where he succeeded has meant all the difference exponentially as every year that has accrued. This poem was previously published elsewhere online.


◄ Welcome to my limbo

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 24th Nov 2023 20:55

I recall Chatterton's too early demise - a waste of a young life
that might have seen much produced with more time. Self-destruction is so sad, not least when it prevents nature offering
better days to come and their gifts to others along life's highway.

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