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A Poem: Succumb to Anger

Updated on June 25, 2011

This face I see in front of me

It’s not the one I know

It’s something new entirely

Invited by your show

There’s nothing here for it but you

Your anger and your words

It’s not something that I let through

It pushed itself through hurt

The voice that comes out of my mouth

Is one I thought was gone

It scares me as I hear it now

I wish my ears were wrong

It stops me in my tracks and

Suffocates me where I stand

Assuringly it smiles at me

And waves its ugly hand

It knows, with it’s wicked smile

That it has won the fight

Its pushed its way through years of pain

To crush me with its might

Hope is bleak for struggling up

Against this thing brought out

It always wins once it awakes

Of this, there is no doubt

It knows my shadows, nooks and spots

It knows just where to sleep

So when it feels the time is right

It takes me with one sweep

It rears its ugly head and

Sits to watch the show go down

It makes it happier

The more people that are around

It loves to watch me scream and cry

It feeds off anger and pain

I feel it’s talons deep inside

Controlling me again

Its just a matter of time now

Before the darkness comes

It knows it overpowers me

And knows that it has won


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      gepeTooRs 2 years ago

      Excellent activity, cheers

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      There is a lot of Pain and Anger that we feel and we hate when it rears it's Ugly Head. So well written and expressed in this piece of Poetry, Ladyface.

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      L a d y f a c e 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you NJ :) my pleasure.

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      NJ's Ponderings 7 years ago from Hickville, NY

      Wow, excellent poem! Voted up, useful, and awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      L a d y f a c e 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Greg :) Agreed.

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      greg g zaino 7 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Hey Lady! I feel your words...

      You're into the meat of it here. The topic is relevant for so many yet the majority hardly even know they are caught up.

      Anger is a stone to roll uphill, and some will do it eternally without knowledge or without remedy.

      Great topic - nicely done - voted UP.

      peace Lady - greg

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      Doug Turner Jr. 7 years ago

      Great picture and name; catchy stuff. And good poem, too. Dark, mysterious and very well written.

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      L a d y f a c e 7 years ago from Canada

      Kimberly thank you kindly. How do I say that I'm glad to relate to you, but at the same time not be glad that you've been here? So glad to have you following me.

      Saddle, those wounds do indeed open up from time to time, sometimes with no provocation. It's all a blur until it's over and you're trying to sort it out. Thank you for your kind compliment. My pen is indeed my outlet.

      Epigram - One week of super white, non slushy snow and then I'm in on your spring plan. Got my sandals right here.

      Cagsil, thank you very much :) And a vote up! Double thank you :)

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      Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Lady, very nicely written poem. A voted up for sure. Thank you very much for sharing. :) :D

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      .....Saddlerider, another Canadian here at the Hub, says you're a gifted writer, true, but that also makes me a gifted reader for having this pleasure .........please fellow Canadian make November go away and bring back April so we can do the spring and summer thing all over again ...... lol lol

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Anger from being abused will surface now and then. It's up to us to quench it's thirst by turning our hearts against it and burying it where it rests. I have struggled with anger all my life from scars left from wounds that scabbed over yet open periodically. So my dear friend rest your heart and spirit by taking up your pen and casting the demons of abuse from your very soul. Find peace and joy, you are a gifted writer I see it clearly. Hugs to you. Others feel your pain as Kim relates.

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      Lady, I feel like you spoke my words. I absolutely loved the truth and volnerable creativity of this. Off to rate you up, share and follow you! So glad I came by. Thank You


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      L a d y f a c e 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you very much :) Just read your profile and really love what you have to say. Congrats on day 3!

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      colonial82 7 years ago from Ohio

      Congrats on the 30 for 30 challenge. I am doing it too and I am on my 3rd day :)

      I enjoyed the poem and I voted it up for you :)

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      L a d y f a c e 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you kindly

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      sylicon 7 years ago from United State

      Vote up 4 u Dear