Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Anger (for deverse open link 11/12/13)



 Anger

 I wonder
 what drives you?

 Rage, an unforgiving heart
 which trembles even
 at the thought of “weakness”.

So much easier to wage
a war on the world
as if strangers even know
what tragedy you’ve tasted
and was it really anymore bitter
than theirs’?


I cringe at the sound
of hate, between each
word you roar in your
isolation.

Still,
I wonder what your story is,
if it bleeds more than others?

Isn’t anger an anemic suture
for your wounds?

Aren't you cold
lonely, tired
wearing this crimson cloak?

10 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this. Especially how the last line tied it all together. Thank you, great read!

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  2. It is so hard to deal with people who are continually angry. That 'crimson coat' gets tiring after a while.

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  3. anger i think drives much of what we do at times....our response to all we have let build up...and not taken care of until it blows up....

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  4. Anger can sure get in the way, crankpots can cause dismay

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  5. Anger is a strong emotion that needs to calm down...

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  6. 'anger' so calmly and beautifully expressed........

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  7. My god those last lines, this is just brilliant!

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  8. I have seen the destructiveness of anger like this...caused by hurt...causing more hurt. You nailed it. Wow. Brilliant.

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  9. This is an excellent piece, Lisa. You described anger perfectly and poetically. You're right that angry people are often wounded and lash out in a destructive way. Crimson cloak ... sharp imagery, really powerful.

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