In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about tears: they create holes.

This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge  Trifextra weekend prompt:

Robert Frost one said, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”  We want you to do the same.  Sum up anything you want, but do it in three words.  Your response should mirror Frost’s quote by beginning, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about–.” 

This was really tough. Not coming up with a response, but coming up with one that wasn’t trite, banal, or hackneyed. I settled for three words that could be taken two ways…

11 responses to “Truism

  1. Your four short words create a striking imagery in my mind of tears making holes on the surface they hit. Beautiful, figuratively *and* literally!


  2. Yes, I thought of crying at first as well – Nice post.


  3. Yes, I’m picturing tears which sear holes where they fall. Vivid imagery!


  4. RogRites (aka BetaRules)



  5. Wow, that is really profound. And the imagery… really jolted me with its starkness.


  6. Love this. I was faced with the same challenge as you…wanted to do something nobody else did, with a play on words/twist.
    This is excellent.


  7. Well done, Fog!
    Very different from the other entries I’ve read.


  8. Holes…tears…not always.


  9. I like how this can be read multiple ways. Good job!


  10. I also enjoyed the dual nature of the word tears. Clever and lovely. Thanks for linking up!


  11. I like the double meaning; so hard to come up with something meaningful in four words!


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