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 Post subject: Resentment
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:24 am 

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:29 am
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Location: Lincoln Park, Michigan
Looking for a way, away from this cloud
I make the room spin
And breathe fire out

Injustice displays, this play's gone foul
But the cheater wins
So hollow, my crown

Time's just a weight, a wait to hold me down
Dwelling on your sins
I let the clock run down

But whether I'm the dragon, or the king to bring it down
Or the man slowly burning his time so proud
Mark my words; rid yourself of doubt
One way or another I'll put the flames out


This is probably the best poem I've ever written. It's about harboring a grudge against someone, and the various methods I've deployed in order to rid myself of the resentment.

The dragon (the first stanza) is a personification of my worst vices, drinking and smoking. And in that case I the fire (the resentment) is just kind of spewing everywhere in the form of immature banter when intoxicated.

The false king (the second stanza) represents my desire to take advantage of someone else (or manipulate) in the form of a rebound. This method is sure to "slay the dragon" and help me indulge less in my addiction, but at someone else's expense.

The waiting man (the third stanza) represents probably the most destructive of the three coping mechanisms, and that's repression. I internalize it, and let it burn me from the inside out.

The end is just a reflection on the options I have, and the acknowledgement that no matter what choice I make, the fire (the resentment) will eventually die regardless.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:09 pm 

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