Clamored virulence,
throaty and ragged with
words torn from a manic passing.
An ember, cultivated, then…
tamped with velvet cinders.
Bitter waters, crackling with gurgly, sour hisses.
Frenzied, steamy rage yields furtive, buried humor.
A becoming together, silently, darkly.
Tenebrous bygones foment
eternal occlusions.


5 thoughts on “Reconcile

  1. mentalbreakinprogress

    The part about “words torn from a manic passing” really speaks to me….this poem reminds me of the times I used to have “mixed episodes” from untreated Bipolar Disorder….the rage that comes out….that’s been there for so long….it’s like all of that just boils over and you have no control of how it comes out…it’s like you described a mixed episode in words I could never find….thank you for sharing this! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments and I’m humbled that this connected with you–I mean, not the catalyst for that connection, of course. I’m never sure if the words I throw out here ever have anyone on the receiving end, so I’m appreciative that you took the time to say this.

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      1. mentalbreakinprogress

        You’re most welcome! 🙂 Sometimes I shy away from commenting on poetry because I am worried the way I connect to it will be so far off base from what the author intended but I have decided to be brave and just say what I’m thinking because I see so many great poems being written and I find it interesting to create discussion from them 🙂 Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  2. I took from this the need to reconcile both sides of ourselves: The side that wants to express without reserve and the side that wants to conform; the side that wants to rebel and side that wants to conform. In the end, to maintain balance, we have to look at both sides of the balance sheet so that we add up to a feeling of wholeness and therefore, wellness. x

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    1. External conflict, mainly fueled by interpersonal relationships and fundamental communication boundaries, was kind of what led me down this path. I like your take and it helps me to look at it in a whole new light which is a pretty amazing thing so thank you 🙂 It can be hard to divorce the creator from the created until someone knocks your head around a bit and helps you see another angle. The schizophrenic soul, or chameleon soul, whatever you want to call it, which is what your comment reminds me of, is an awareness I’ve attempted to foster since I was but a wee lad studying philosophy in musty collegiate libraries. A soul is certainly an admixture of darkness and light. To suppress or celebrate one “side,” so to speak, too strongly generally leads to suppression of personal growth. At least that’s my opinion…and you know what they say about people with opinions 🙂 Thank you again for taking some time to leave your thoughts!

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