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Temper Trap...a poem

Updated on January 19, 2013
Christina Pereira Bad-Tempered from vasvas Source: flickr.com
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Temper Trap

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Crisp steps, pronounced, determined,

lead me away to my contentious will,

to relent on an obvious truth,

and storm my way to denial.


Abrupt, defiant, air-piercing jabs,

hung like Christmas decorations,

shiny red anger covering life beneath,

temper frayed, blood flashing.


How wrong can denial plead right,

struggling with the lie, the ignorance

of knowing without action,

cloaking the skin, thick and impenetrable.


When does the lie turn real and the truth withdraw,

when does the delusion outgrow its clothes,

and indignation become some twisted truth,

reasons bunched up like sheep at a gate.


Heart simmering, breath subsiding,

mind filled with swirling notions of opposition,

gently returning to an earthy grave,

the fog lifting ever so slowly on stone cold servility.


How driven we can be to our insolent self,

unrealistic, ignorant and defiant,

shallow when truth is deep, deep when reality floats,

answers beside us as we tantrum.


Temper is the husk of denial,

a refusal of acceptance.



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    • CrazedNovelist profile image

      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Good Work Tony. It's always a pleasure reading your work! :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Michele, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That is a amazing poem. Very different from most poems I have read.

      Voted up!

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