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Author Name: FreeHcivolmra 4 Comments
Date Added: February 14, 2012 19:02:48 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Color of Crimson
Struggling to mainatin control
of thoughts the color of crimson,
walking dangerously close
to the darkness's edge.
Forgotten pain flares
across the wind-scarred plains
like wild fire consuming the
browning grass of control.
Equalibrium has been lost
among the rolling waves,
six to eight foot waves
batter the forty-one foot boat.
Running north in the open Gulf,
trying to escape the pursuing storm,
gentle waves transform
into roaring swells.
Jesting words are thrown in abundence,
each one a needle of pain,
adding to the unbalanced mind,
memories of anger that rise from their graves.
Memories burried and forgotten,
of endless pain and calming death,
resurface through the crumbling
mausoleum walls that held them for so long.
An instant of crimson clouds the mind,
words spring into being,
the will and intent to carry out
the threat of death to another
dye my thoughts
The Color of Crimson.
Author's Notes:
This is a true story, happening to me just a few days ago. I was on a 41' boat and we were running from a storm. unfortunately the storm caught us and I got sea sick. to any of you who have ever been sea sick before, you know what I mean when I say there is no worse feeling, even puking doesn't help. It just makes you feel worse. Anyway, jokes were flying around and one of them directed at me stabbed deep. I know it was a joke, but at that precise moment, I lost control and threatened the life of another. I regret that those words ever left my mouth but the damage is done. And nothing I say can take back those words.
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 14, 2012 09:20:56 PM Report
You just ahve this way with words they speak out in a story form.... another wonderful poem....
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on February 14, 2012 08:50:51 PM Report

You must do what you feel is germaine to your issue, in this case, your reaction to the boob who said what he said. Perhaps threatening his life was not kosher, but neither was his uncalled for vituperation. The best thing you cann do, in cases like this, is what I always say...."Let 'em know you're there!"



Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on February 14, 2012 08:12:13 PM Report
Neither the mean-spirited 'jokes' nor your replies can be taken back.  That is true.  They exist.  But still, they are only words -- not weapons -- and sometimes people reach their limit and just have to say something back.  Who can blame you?  Seems like you can blame you, what?  Regardless, excellent poetry, John. --David
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on February 14, 2012 08:03:53 PM Report
A vivid and well-transcribed story to verse -- another fine piece of writing John



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