my fury (III)


 

fu·ry
ˈfyo͝orē/
noun
  1. wild or violent anger.
    “tears of fury and frustration”
  2. GREEK MYTHOLOGY
    a spirit of punishment, often represented as one of three goddesses who executed the curses pronounced upon criminals, tortured the guilty with stings of conscience, and inflicted famines and pestilences. 

 

I.

my fury has a past, a purpose

my fury has a fuse, a timer

my fury has a charm, a siren

my fury has a mark, a warrant

my fury has a poem, a poison

II.

my fury has arrows, bloodied for underdogs and lost causes

my fury has mazes, traveled by fools and bad intentions

my fury has prayers, whispered in homage to tragic fates

my fury has curtains, opened to sunsets and misfortunes

my fury has fevers, followed by visions and eulogies

III.

my fury is a dive bar last call, an absinthe fueled banshee

my fury is a death bed phallus, an old grudge rising

my fury is a doll house doused, an arson fueled by malice

my fury is a dear john address, an overture of ennui

my fury is a dance on broken glass, an arabesque bleed

a. duncan, 2019

 

 

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10 thoughts on “my fury (III)

  1. You’ve nailed it. The many faces of fury, the power of fury and how we use it.

    These lines are my favorite yet, I think the poem as a whole is my favorite all in all.

    “my fury has a fuse, a timer

    my fury has a charm, a siren

    my fury has a mark, a warrant

    my fury has a poem, a poison.

    The words choices you’ve used are phenomenal and filled on fury and hope.

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    1. This is such a special response Charlie. I really feel that you experienced this deeply and that means a lot to me. Fury has infinite faces but I tried to narrow down the form it takes on for me. Your feedback always makes me day – thank you!!

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  2. You are far, far too kind, sir. I haven’t had a chance to respond properly to all of your feedback – but I intend to. I also plan to sit down and read through the novel on your site. It looks very intriguing. There is nothing so flattering as a new reader who takes the time to absorb, digest and respond to artistic endeavors of the heart. I thank you, so sincerely. And look forward to discovering who you are as a writer.

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    1. It’s lovely to meet new bloggers, especially such a talented poet 🙂 – I’m excited to see more of your work!
      P.S. feel free to scrub the more recent feedback I gave – wasn’t sure if it came through or not, but now I know I pretty much repeated myself 😛

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