Silent Anger

Life feels geometric,
circles once there
are answering to no one,
the O shape silent
running round decreasing
to a full stop.

Triangular, angular
sharp edges
cut slivers of emotion into
razor thin wafers
where anger smoulders,
catching and burning.

are all boxed in,
hiding in corners
seems feasible
so put a lid on it.

Poetry by shells
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Written on 2016-05-03 at 00:25

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It's a labour of love, this poem. Sometimes anger gets stored somewhere in the chest of drawers. Your poem helps to take it out, see it for it is and release it.

I (FT) am prone to fury, occasionally entering a world where words aren't enough to express the rage I feel. So this geometric piece is very appealing. I love the contrasts you draw between the circles and sharp triangles, while the boxes are intriguing – I would like to bring them out of their corners and tip them upside down, to find more shapes inside! A wonderful poem, heartily applauded.

Kathy Lockhart
Geometry is at its best used here. Each stanza perfectly describes how anger can present itself, what we do with it, and what it does to us. A very ingenious idea and perfect poetic rendering. Love it.

This silence is very well expressed. The use of shapes to describe feelings works like magic in this poem.

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The last line is definitive, i like it, and the geometric metaphor works well. Life is like that sometimes, all boxes and angles, but the circle is different, it is Zen-like, rich with potential—but then there is the full stop.

The title is, ironically, is anything but silent. It speaks volumes.