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Tears of the Bitter Man


Just like your father
you sing that fearful song
spelling out your anger
peeling back the hate
of the bitter man
Just like your father
constant exclamations
in the lexicon of loathing
the angry poetry
of the bitter man
How saddening to hear
you singing your father's song
How sad it is to hear
you singing his bitter song
And yet, here I find myself
cold-eying old friends in new photographs
nerves twisting at a stranger's conversation
silently debasing the happiest gestures
nurturing the hateful hollow
Here I find myself
clinging onto glaring disapproval
ready to beat up on the helpless
misguided in my sense of sureness
becoming the bitter man
How saddening to have lost my grasp
find myself crying the hot tears
of a bitter man...
(Sept, 2012 - for TF).

◄ Great Warmth of a Curious Heart

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Thu 17th Jan 2013 10:19

An intense outpouring of personal truth. Thank you for sharing.

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Sun 9th Dec 2012 13:51

Agree with previous comments.

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Sat 8th Dec 2012 18:36

'nurturing the hateful hollow'

I like that expression.

Don't know how much of you is in this Thom but it is a moving piece.

If someone can recognise traits in themselves that they don't like, I think they aren't history repeating. The first step to rectifying is recognising - it just takes time and a gentle move in the right direction - and sometimes just a bit of luck.

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Sat 8th Dec 2012 17:51

Very moving.

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