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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Amber

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 You
oozed anger
out of every pore
Seething
Burning
Hot
Trapped everyone 
in your path
of caustic destruction
But time
tempers
even the whitest flame
Anger hardens
fossilizes amberlike
You 
polish your distortions
hoard your resentments
like precious stones
string them
on a necklace of self-righteousness
so heavy
You
can't even
breathe.

13 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! This is telling it like it is in an uncompromising way. Very powerful words, and amazing imagery.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Like my pal Johnny Masuda sez: Being angry is like drinking poison and waiting for the other guy to die.

Beautifully written, thanks
Mosk

Brian Miller said...

oh dang...really well done...and we do that for sure...when we cling to anger...the polishing them up and wearing them about all the time choking us...yeah really well done...

nene said...

Who is 'you'?

That necklace will eventually choke
any verve from life.

Heaven said...

Nice use of metaphor of the necklace of self righteousness ~ I can feel your anger coming out of every pore ~

Helen said...

Wearing anger around your neck in the form of fossilized amber ~~ WOW!

Mystic_Mom said...

Wonderfully crafted, strong emotions and great visuals!

Laurie Kolp said...

I wouldn't want to be her/him, although I've known many like that...

Mynx said...

you are in my head again Miss Mouse. Love this

darev2005 said...

Some people wear their anger like a suit of plate armor. Some carry it like a sign.

I try to carry mine like a glove. I can fold it up and put it away until I need it.

Peggy said...

Good tangible capture of anger and resentment!! I am so enjoying the unique takes on this prompt! Thanks for continuing to post!

Margaret said...

ZING! "So heavy you can't even breath". I really liked that. Wonderful use of metaphor.

The Bug said...

Wow - very powerful!