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You hurt me no longer.

Righteous anger
Fully justified
Flames the heart deep inside.

Frustration burns
Eclipsing hours
Raining scolding showers.

Blisters restless strife
Jilting the joy of life.

Sleepless despair
Seething aggression
Tossing cruel depression.

Assailing sweet dreams
Flaring internal screams.

Assaulting me
With explosive force
Scorching without remorse.

I forgive you
And let you walk free
Not for you but for me.

My heart cools down
Beating quiet calm
Washed over with loves balm.

I’ve put you out
You’re just a faint hiss
Smothered with forgiveness.

You no longer hurt me.

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Structured: Western
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I hope you and Vanni are well. 2011 already!!

Thanks for reading and commenting Shirl. There have been a couple of times in my life when I have felt serverly angry over an injustice - one of my lifes lessons was that in the end the anger damaged me and stopped me from moving on. So this is my take on how to deal with injustice, ( though it's not easy ). That doesn't mean to say we didn't seek justice, in one case it took two years in court to resolve the problem.

Thanks again Shirl

Love Mand xxxxxxxxxxx

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you have come out with a very capivating forceful a painter picks colors you choose words and create a very lively more signature poem of read is not enough to absorb its essence..

much love...

raj (sublime_ocean)

Kind of you to come by to read and comment - I appreciate it. I guess all of us meet up with some form of injustice in our lives - How we deal with it makes a difference to our lives. Sometimes we just have to let go and keep our own peace.

Thanks once again Raj.

Love Mand xxxxxxx

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you are right Mand about dealing with unjust experiences in life and taking them in our stride and moving ahead..a nice message..

much love..

raj (sublime_ocean)

sometimes the memory of a hurt far outweighs the hurt itself. You put this very well. Just as a thought, you could try forgiveness' instead of quiet in last line and see if you like it.............stan

Good to hear from you my friend. Your comment is wise and true. I was having trouble with the last line so I'm glad you have made a suggestion. I will be rethinking the last stanza over the next few days and will take your suggestion into serious consideration.

Thanks Stan, kind of you to read and comment.

Love Mand xxxxxxxxx

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This one is so good also I love these lines

The flame dies down
Smothered with loves balm
Snuffed out with quiet calm

Great job excelling for sure here

Bravo to you my friend
Love Mona

Thanks for your input Mona - wasn't sure whether to keep that last stanza - still not sure - but your comment is of great value because now I'm thinking perhaps I'll keep it - I'll see what others say ( if I have anyother comments that is )Lol.

Thank you for your kind words and valuable input.

Love and hugs

Mand xxxxxx

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Good to see you my friend. I hope you have a happy new year now and always.

I defiantley have rant inside me - it rarely comes out, it gets bottled up, but I hate the aftermarth of a rant
( makes me feel bad - even if it is justified ). Besides when I do a rant I talk ten to the dozen and no one understands me. Lol

Yeh! thanks for reading and commenting Seren.

Your a great gal

Love Mand xxxxxxxxxxl

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Good of you to read and comment - most appreciated. Injustice causes a roller coaster ride of emotions - so true, and it feels as if it will last forever. It's hard to put it in perspective and not let it overwhelm our lives.

Ahh thank you for your lovely comments

Loads of love

Mand xxxxxxx

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Nice to meet you, kind of you to read and comment.

This is a work in progress - though I think I've finished it now.

Thanks for the correction - I didn't even notice. Good job your around.

Loads of love Mand xxxxxxxxxxx

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Great write


Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

Glad you liked it! Thanks for reading and commenting.


Mand xxxxxxx

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