Vitriol

English: Angry cat

English: Angry cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You go through me
Like a dose of salts
Your opinions
And decisions
Bleed me dry

You’re like the cure
To your own disease
Mere proximity to you
Inspires a purge

If your impact
Could be calibrated
And bottled
To achieve weight loss
I’d market you
And make a fortune
From your effectiveness
To expel
And repel

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Vitriol

  1. Chatty Owl says:

    Wow! The hidden disgust in the appearance of pitiful anger. Very well written!

  2. purple says:

    The cat’s scowl MAKES the poem even better!! LOL I’ve only attended one poetry workshop in my life, and the facilitator preached one rule over and over … assume all poetry is fiction unless the poet says otherwise. Sometimes though, I find myself wondering what is truth and what is fiction. Consistent tone throughout this poem really makes it communicate what I think you were going for. It was fun to read too!

    • LOL, thank you…yes, I agree the cat just lifts it to a whole other level that I certainly can’t claim any real credit for, so thanks to the cat, wherever he/she may be!! And to the photographer of said cat! Priceless! πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa Alber says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! Ilove the look of yours, and this poem? Very powerful. Really gets me wondering who “you” is!

    • Thank you so much! There probably actually isn’t a ‘you’ who I really feel that vitriloic about at all, but I just got on a theme and stuck with it. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. I like it, banner that poem!

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