Monday, June 23, 2014

should I tell you what wrath you’re capable of?

Is it the weather? Or the freaking past week?

photo by dsnake1

should I tell you what wrath you’re capable of?

but then you may not listen.
you may already know
the shadows lengthen
our bleeding hearts beat
black as a crow's feather
or perhaps
you like the clash
of metal on cold metal
to go on
in any case this is
an acid that has bitten
too deep
too long
i love you i love you all
but this is
going to drag
us all down
pulling us all
to hell together.\\


Should I tell you what wrath you’re capable of?


from “maybe they’re not holy, maybe they’re just your hands" by Danez Smith.

The title is a line from the above poem. This is a prompt from the Bibliomancy Oracle. If you are hitting a blank wall, give it a visit. The prompt can work in strange ways...

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2014

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Blogger Brian Miller said...

ah i hear you....there comes a time when all the fighting is enough and someone must stand up and put an end to it before it takes us all down...

23 June, 2014 00:28  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! This is fantastic! I love the hearts bleeding black as a crow's feather.......then the description of what I assume might be the urge to war going on in so many areas? I feel the pain we older ones feel, knowing so much, watching the same old same old repeating and repeating. Sigh. Well written, my friend.

23 June, 2014 01:06  
Blogger Mary said...

Whew, really a strong poem. It grabbed me from the first line. It pictures what CAN happen within a relationship sometime. Hopefully the tide will turn & 'hell' will be avoided. I am always happy when I see you in the Pantry. Thanks for the visit.

23 June, 2014 01:19  
Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

There are those relationships when we are dragged below .. when we feel the damage we do to each other.. just devastatingly sad.

23 June, 2014 03:14  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Whoa! I'll be back... and check on that link.

23 June, 2014 03:14  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

"For something to be great, it has to be inevitable, and therefore obvious. The fallacy is thinking that the obvious must be great. So goes the history of art."
was my answer. cool! Thanks for the interesting link. My earlier post (comment) seems to have disappeared??
I felt the wrath :-) oops I should be :-(

23 June, 2014 07:21  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

nice continuation from what was that poem of Smith :)

23 June, 2014 12:28  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


that's why i love the comments from you guys. :)
when i wrote this , it was with relationships in mind. but your comment gives it another perspective. for those who have shed blood in recent wars, it must have been in vain. :(


you and Brian seem to be on the same wavelength on this poem. :)
that's the magic of poetry.


thanks for the kind thoughts. yes, the tide is turning.
it's always my pleasure to visit the Pantry. :)


it's sad, when sometimes all that is needed is to listen.


whoa! where are you going?
oh, you're back with a cool quote! always great to have you around, friend. :D


thank you, you're welcome. :)

23 June, 2014 23:26  
Blogger Truedessa said...

So much said here..when will our bleeding hearts stop bleeding..the clash of metal against metal..we need to stop fighting with one another..

25 June, 2014 09:17  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


oh yes! thank you, Truedessa.

25 June, 2014 22:12  
Blogger Nataša Dolenc said...

so much concept in it.. you put it perfectly, can feel it!

I nominated your blog for Liebster award. More info:

Cheers :)

28 June, 2014 03:39  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

feel the wrath! :D

thanks for nominating my blog for the award, Natasa.

28 June, 2014 23:25  
Anonymous tinman said...

You're angry.

09 August, 2014 13:46  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey! :)
no, maybe sad, and feeling a bit helpless.

09 August, 2014 22:34  

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