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Revenge: A dangerous emotion.

Updated on September 26, 2016

By Salini

An acrostic poem about REVENGE by Salini

Reason of my existence,

Entrapping you in my charms.

Visualizing your torturous end, where you squirm for life.

Needing a garb for your frail,icy carcass, begging for a drop of water.

Gullible mask ripped away, pleading for mercy, that I would spit it on any day.

Equanimity is what will run through me, when you meet your horrific end that I would happily throw your way...

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A very strong emotion that drives oneself to do things, that, otherwise they would refrain from doing. The power that resonates from the word, crashes into the barrier of mind, evoking another strong emotion called fear.

It is the response to one's deduction of their present circumstances to a falsified action, justifiable or not is another issue altogether, by another. When the emotion starts its course you can feel all the adrenalin rushing, making you to forget the present (the most relevant part) and reminds you the past (the part that can't be changed).

Is it better to proceed to a destructive action for something that has happened in the past? Or to let the course of time and one's faith on the super power, to give a suited ending to the subject in question?

It is easy to analyse a situation when one is not trapped into the whirlpool of the emotions. Everyone to whom you ask would say, one should not resort to violence,there is role of family and friends, you should take shield of your family and friends etc.

What if it is the family and friends that have been harmed? Whom can one turn to?

One would feel lost, deceived, hurt, pain, guilty, scared but the strongest emotion would be anger. Together these emotions causes a powerful, yet dangerous concoction called 'Revenge'.

From the process of this emotional turmoil the ideal way out is, believe it or not, only the self.

Yes! only one by themselves can surface from the depth of this quicksand.


By allowing oneself, to set free from the guilt.Guilt? Yes guilt. One may feel guilty and will hold oneself responsible for the unfortunate turn of events that might have befallen on near and dear ones. What the person fails to see is that you couldn't change what has to happen or you could have but failed, but, can being guilty, blaming oneself for the cause, building up anger, acting on the impulses, justifiable to your soul and for your sane mind?

Never... You need to cross the bridge and save your soul from perishing, stop willing your soul and body to act on the emotion of revenge and move on in your life.

Tough but possible.


  • There are may self help groups that will help you out, where you can make friends, learn from the survivors and actually start to see life afresh.
  • You can choose to work upon your hobbies.
  • STOP dwelling on you past and all the 'what if '.
  • There are many self help books to choose.
  • Meditation and/or Yoga: It really soothes the soul, mind and body. Helps one to connect with their inner self. Helps to channelize the energy and rejuvenates, also, helps one to have better control over their emotions.

How about a quick poll?

Have you ever acted on your feeling of, 'Revenge' ?

See results


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    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from India

      Thanks Raitu... for dropping in and appreciating my work...

      Have a great day...:-)

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      Raitu Disong 

      5 years ago

      Yes revenge is A dangerous emotion!

      Great poem:)

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      6 years ago

      Life Is Beautiful , this writing is hitting the spot in me from a particularly rough summer ! I lost a brother to a tragic accident this year and the general lack of accountability is frustratingly painful. our large family is experiencing many emotions and revenge is one of them . But your words are well taken here in this man . We" turn our other cheeks " in llife don't we ? And in doing so we earn our way through life i think ! And perhaps into the next one . Thank you for this .........:-}

    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot for your words of appreciation Vincent. What you said regarding your opinion of revenge is true for most of the people. We act on our vengeance when our beloveds are affected. Thank you again for stopping by.

      Have a great day.

    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Joseph for your appreciation of my work, it means a lot.

      Have a beautiful day ahead.

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      A very interesting subject REVENGE and worded so well in you acrostic. I voted YES as I have been a victim of a few revengeful moments in my life that needed to be handled. As I've aged my grudges have become less, however should somebody do me or my family physical harm, I act. I suppose it's part of my growing up in one of the toughest areas of my city, fighting in the streets for survival and protecting ones own.

      I am a peaceful person, but the otherside of me does not want to be disturbed. So to me revenge has to be handled very carefully before performing the act. Well written my poet, enjoyed this scribe very much.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Been tested myself on an avenging mood. Not a pretty feeling that can consume our physical strength and spirituality. Grea acrostic Salini!

    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      Hey beautiful.... thanks for your lovely comment. We cannot always control the fate or destiny but we can always choose our reactions to the action.

      Have a great day ahead.

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      6 years ago

      Salini, What a wild poem to read first thing! It is a great platform to share your feelings. It is also pretty powerful!

      Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving. However, we cannot act on the emotions we have when feeling it!

      Thank you for writing this!

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      6 years ago

      Wow what a strong poem...good job here! Emotion of revenge is really strong and it comes to me as well but not as strong as harming anyone! it is just an anger that luckily goes away quickly as i focus on other important things in life...

    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      Dear Lady Fiddler, Thanks for your thoughtful comment. It means a lot that you dropped by.

      Have a beautiful day.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      6 years ago from On Planet Earth


      shiningirisheyes love your first phrase lol. Anyway yes Revenge is surely something bad but humans most times have to be pushed to the limit to even start thinking of getting back. Or doing something very nasty to the other individual.

      We feel justified some how when we take revenge.

      Interesting hub Life Iz Beautiful :)

    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      @shiningirisheyes Thank you for dropping by and posting a comment. Your mother is so right to teach you all those kind things. She indeed sounds like a great and strong persona. Have a pleasant day ahead.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Revenge is truly a dish best served cold. I am thankful for being someone that never believe in revenge. My parents taught me that is was not my place to avenge. That must be left to a more powerful and loving being. although many times I've been tested, I am happy to have just walked away while shaking my head.

      Great hub

    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      @Kerry43 Thank you so much for your valuable comment. I am glad that you chose to move on in your life, rather than taking revenge. It truly shows your strength of character. We all go through bad, traumatizing phases in our lives, it is the decision that we take, make us what we are.

      Have a beautiful day ahead.

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      6 years ago

      Wow, the poll results are interesting, I was expecting to see many more 'no' responses than the number shown. Anonymity helps entice people to give open responses. I struggled with wanting to get revenge for the longest time. Someone hurt me very badly, and it got to the point where I was consumed with negative thoughts, day and night.

      It is never easy to let go, but it is necessary for one's own sanity, and to be able to move on past terrible times into a content state of mind.

      Thank you for sharing:)


    • Life Iz Beautiful profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      @Eiddwen Thank you so much for dropping by and appreciating my work. Will sure pen more poems.

      Have a beautiful day ahead.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and I loved your Acrostic poem;I like composing these myself and look forward to reading many more of yours, Enjoy your day.



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