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Anger ~ Up In Smoke

Updated on May 3, 2011
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Up In Smoke

Onto parchment
with pen and ink,
spill the venom,
Let anger shrink.


Words diffuse
the pent up wrath
to redirect
its aftermath...


Spew it out
onto the page.
Spare no hatred,
spite or rage.


Write it out,
then let it go.
No one has
to see or know.


Then strike a match
and let it flame...
Up in smoke,
the beast will tame.


The raging wrath
that yearns to kill
will yield unto
the burning quill.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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      tnderhrt23 5 years ago

      Thanks, Max. This little trick has worked for me more than once and more than twice!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wow! Marsha, what a rhyme, what a rhythm - powerful, passionate, captivating!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Again, thank you, Jami! Your support is inspiring!

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      Voted up and awesome , the flow in this piece is to die for! thanks for sharing!:)

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Paul, I just love and admire her fire and passion! Thank you, my friend!

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      Plarson 6 years ago from Alabama

      Tndr- Soon as I saw you were writing about an "explosion of pen and paper", there was no doubt you were honoring Bella. Her writing has such a raw, humanly personal touch. That can only come from the soul of someone living the words for sure. Ironic that such beauty from one person, is the result of the (mis guided) ugliness of another. I, (along with you and even bella i am sure), hope he one day finds something to ease his soul. -Paul

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thanks, Fluffy, I have used this little technique often to diffuse the heat of anger...it has worked well for me!

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      Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Moving and believable. Loved it!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      I am tickled, HighGuy, thank you!

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      HighGuy420 6 years ago

      beuatiful poem love it cant wait to read more

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thank you, Huey! I appreciate your read and comment alot!

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      Amy 6 years ago from Chicago

      I liked the expression here a lot. You made excellent use of short lines short stanzas which allowed for a staccato-ish feel which displayed anger or aggravation. Thanks for this it was awesome!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Ruby, I am so grateful for you! You are so very welcome and I am blessed to know that the words I am given to share make a difference in someone's life...it keeps me writing, for sure! Hugs and blessings to you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Marsha your poetry made me think...What is the most horrible memory you possess?...Then i knew i had to write it down to release it from my psyche..This i have done only i didn't burn it..I published it and the release is healing. I want you to know that what you put on paper touches someone, and this time that someone was me. Thank you and God Bless You.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      ahorseback, I thank you for that, and appreciate you!

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Tnderhrt , You have a wonderful and direct way of making you're words and thoughts count , I admire that in you. Voted across the board.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      "Work in progress" indeed! If you just keep on keeping on, trying to do the "right thing", things will change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not...smile...but they will definitely get different! That is the one guarantee!!!

      YOu have some great "powertools" in your tool chest, and you know how to use em, too! I shall stay tuned for your future adventures! I am grateful for you, as well!!!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Never angry at what people say or think of me or my writing I embrace it knowing that people are entitled to their own opinion. Yes lol FB I wrote that!! I appreciate all that you have said and done for me honestly you are a blessing sent from above. Between you Nikki, Lady tenaz, and Mr. Huff himself have gotten me through some rough patches! But we are all work in progress....

      hugs and smooches :)

      bella

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      bella, I thought perhaps you were pissed off about this post...and was just contemplating an email to you, for this piece was written with much love, I promise you!

      I have been where you are...I identify with your emotions, more than I would like to, if truth be told...this piece came to me after I read a post on FB that you did about anger for lunch....I felt the intensity of your words, deeply, and remembered that I was taught to pour it all out on paper and burn it...that worked pretty well, at least it gave me some temporary relief from homicidal tendencies, anyways! lol...You are a strong woman, bella, and I admire you for your courage and strength! You are an "eagle"...don't let the turkeys get you down! Love ya girl!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      I had no clue you wrote this for me M.... I found out by a comment that was left by a fellow hubber but yes I have learned that anger can destroy and I have destroyed myself within. I have also learned to write what I feel and let it go. I know many will be touched because of the relative emotion that we all tend to visit once here or there but I am greatly thankful to have you in my life although we may be miles apart and we haven't spoken verbally over a few weeks now!! My heart opens up to you thank you dear friend!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      CP, next to my faith, humor is THE most important survival tool in my trusty tool chest! I so appreciate your visit to my hub here and your most awesome comment that I thoroughly enjoyed!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Awwww, star, you are a sweetheart! This little technique has worked well for me countless times! Hugs and lots of love!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick, I had to chuckle at your comment. I am a non-violent individual, and never owned a gun, but I have been pushed into a homicidal state of mind a time or two in my day. And nothing diffuses my rage like a good written rant full of feelings expressed freely and then turned to ash! It has saved a life or two for sure! Thanks!

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      Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

      tnderhrt-

      I am so glad you took my tongue-in-cheek comment as it was intended. Some herbal remedies can be quite effective. But I feel humor is always beneficial.

      Again, I didn't want to detract from your wonderful poem. It was well done, with an important message.

      Peace. :{)

      CP

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you so much for sharing this one hunnie. I am going to copy and paste it to my e:mail account. It is beautiful and I can gaze upon it every day to remind me just how talented and special you are.x

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      l shall definatley try writing , next time l´m looking for a gun. Much safer Thank you.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thank you, kindly, Mr. Brown. It is my pleasure! Have a wonderful Easter!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      An excellent verse with a very wise message. Thanks for sharing it! WB

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      CP, Thank you for the belly laugh and brilliant verse here!

      I heard your Muse loud and clear! The "weed" I was referring to was weed as in tumblintumblweed, whom I call "weed"...however, I totally appreciate your verse as clever, witty, and for some, perhaps sound advice. I do not partake, myself, for I tend to get "stuck in stupid", which is no fun...however...have no objection to those who do...and love a few who subscribe to Mother Nature's provisions...thank you for your contribution to my work and entertainment! Have a great Easter!!!

      ps. a brilliant write, your little verse, here, that would stand alone on its very own! Bravo!

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      Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

      tnderhrt-

      Taking a cue from your previous comment:

      "Thank you, weed! As always!"

      I just had to compose this for you:

      Fill your pen

      With ink of soy

      Then this sequence

      Please employ

      Write on papers

      Made for rolling

      For benefits

      That we're extolling

      Wrap it 'round

      An herbal blend

      Lick the seam

      And twist the end

      Light it up

      Inhale it deep

      And your tension

      Will not keep

      Exhale smoke

      Disperse your rage

      Was that herb pot

      Or was it sage

      "Thank you, weed! As always!"

      BTW, I really do like your poem. But sometimes my Muse insists on being heard.

      CP

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thank you, cwarden, it has freed me on many occasions! Have a wonderful Easter!

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      cwarden 6 years ago from USA

      Excellent message! I have found that following the advice you give here has worked wonders for me.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Ruby, thank you kindly. It is one of the tools that I picked up in my many years of therapy, one I use often!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      IAmMaster, thank you kindly! I appreciate your visit and great comment!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Sharyn, yes it is very cathartic. I actually had a bon fire one time!!! Whatever works I say! Thanks!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Pent up anger is so destructive..What a brilliant idea..Write it down, then burn it.. I wish Bella the best.

      Cheers

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      IamMaster 6 years ago from USA

      Well done! Nice pace, it was an easy rhythm to get into and flowed nicely with the message. Bravo!

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Very nice tnderhrt23! I actually did think of Bella as I read :) This reminds me of when my very first long term relationship ended. The person I was with was in the service so I had MANY cards and letters. When I was ready to let go ~ which took a long time I might add ~ I sat in front of the fire place reading each piece and then tossing it in the fire. It was extremely freeing!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      flying fish, this was a definite nod to bella...I hope she takes it that way. Her writing is so emotive and rich, a wonderful way to purge the system of pent up anxiety. I have been where she is, more than once...she has tools I did not have until much later in life. Again, thanks!

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      flying_fish 6 years ago from GTA

      I got the sense right away that you were nodding to dear Bella with this one, (having just come over from her latest outpourings...) I like the way you put this together!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thank you, weed! As always!

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      tumblintumblweed 6 years ago

      Very powerful,Ms.tnderhrt....thank you for that most inspiring hub! Awesome,and voted that way!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Spirit Whisperer, thank you kindly! You bring a smile early to start my day!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      John Andrew, you are so welcome! The pleasure is mine! Thank you for visiting!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Wanna B Writer, I believe you are right! Thank you for your read and awesome comment!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      attemptedhumour, I see myself in young bella, intense and passionate in all things. This little trick was taught to me early on and diverted alot of my tendencies to act out on my emotions, not just anger. Thank you, as always for your wonderful support, you mean alot!

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      A great tribute to a great poet from a tender heart.

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      John Andrew 6 years ago from Albany, NY

      I LOVE this! Thank you for giving me a dose of inspiration so early this morning! :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      If everyone would do this,the world would be a much more peaceful and pleasant place.

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      A powerful well thought message. bellawriter will be chuffed.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Many thank yous, G-Ma! I appreciate your visit and your awesome comment! God bless and Hugs to you too!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Woweeee...very well said in so few words...I Liked this...God Bless...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      This hub was inspired by and is dedicated to Hubpages very own bellawritter23, with love.