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Anger's Pot

Updated on April 17, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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Anger seethes.

it roils

boiling over,

mixing with flame

fighting its way to be seen

to be made present.



it shuns the mask of civility

and lives in that clean raw place

we so like to hide.

it lives beneath

the smile pasted on,

the polite word uttered,

the eyes which gaze on and over.



mistake it not.

its job is fulfilled only when we allow it's face

to shine a bit more brightly

as it tells us of the dark heart

betrayed.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014




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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      So apt depiction of blast that is anger ! Great writing, voted up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, you certainly nailed that one!

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      jai abhishek bose 3 years ago

      liked that....:)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Oh Audrey, your second stanza is spectacular, what amazing poetry. Jamie

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      What a wonderful piece of work, brim full of feeling and emotion!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      That clean, raw place we so like to hide ... very well put.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Whew, Audrey, this is brilliant work.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey keep it up love this April roll of poetry you've displayed so far

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Anger depicted as a boiling pot. Brilliant!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Great poetry. Much love.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Anger does bubble up, but sometimes it's necessary if we can channel it in the right direction and then good may be able to come from it. Love your poem.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow! A great portrayal of anger Audrey.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      Another great poem. I wish I had your momentum. V+

      KIm

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Very expressive. Captured just right.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A brilliant expression of anger. "it shuns the mask of civility

      and lives in that clean raw place

      we so like to hide." So very true. Sharing.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      I really like your word play - such a good writer.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great stuff, came back to read again Audrey. Well done.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Audrey.....Only a wonderfully gifted Poet can describe "anger" so perfectly......Real, raw and unavoidable.....Stunning....Up++++

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Watch out anger you've been nailed! Not an easy subject to describe, you've done so perfectly and in poetry no less!

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you James!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Flourish! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Harishprasad!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Kim!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you jai abhishek bose!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Faith Reaper! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thanks Frank!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hey Audrey --Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Deal! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one fpherj48! Happy Tuesday!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Tillsontitan!

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      Keisha Hunter 23 months ago from Paradise and then some

      A timely piece as I lie here on my bed wondering about this anger.

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you Keisha!

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