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Angry Words

A sky of angry screeching,
like a raptor in the wind.
Doesn't have the impact
that simple warbling brings.

With fear of cruel words spoken,
love retracts,
like claws on birds of prey;
and all I loved about you
has now flown far away.

Predatory words can rip,
into beings
lovelorn at their peak.
Not accomplishing anything but
the sharpening of the beak.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2009 5:29:00 PM
    your point well taken, my lady. When the shield of Love is ruptered, chaos is forthcoming.Smile, I noticed that you are not new on the block, but have been here longer than myself, according to the dates of your posts. Sincere, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 3:40:00 PM
    tragic and commical and smart. now i can understand your drawing coment. ps sometimes loud voices come with the same love as before as hard as it may seem. are you a blonde?

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 11:04:00 AM
    Great write Madeleine, lovely poetry to read>>James

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 7:40:00 AM
    Congrats Madeleine on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 12:59:00 PM
    Hello my friend, congratulations on you rpoem being featured this week. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 11:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your awesome piece being featured this week. You are such a wonderful poet. Keep up the great write. Adeleke

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 10:14:00 AM
    Madeline. This poem is full ofWOW Congratulations on having your poem, "Angry Words " featured this week. Keep writing. Always, Dane"

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 12:33:00 PM
    Madeleine. I was just browsing and read this poem. What a wonderful poem it is and how true the words. We can never take back the pain we inflict with angry words to our loved ones. Great poem and congrats on being in the finals. I am also, but I think your poem, and many others are much better than mine. Patricia Moran

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 6:38:00 PM
    Madeleine, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 6:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 3:27:00 PM
    yep,how very true,words can lift you up or destroy you,who speaks cruel words in the end will end up alone,i love this poem-cheers

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 5:12:00 AM
    You are gifted, accomplished, and make me want to reach beyond a feel to touch the vision of your eyes. Love this!

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 10:30:00 AM
    So truthful are your words! Congratulations on your wonderful featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 6:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. May you have many more featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 8:31:00 AM
    Words caan and often do destroy lives, especially young lives. They are weapons of mass destruction. Congratulations Madeleine on "Angry Words" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 2/22/2009 11:05:00 PM
    This is for me the best imagery I've seen given to this emotion. The poem flows like an eagle swooping down for the kill. Absolutely astounding. -Yoni

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 1:08:00 PM
    Love the imagery here and the mood you create. Nice work, Madeleine! Donna G.

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 1:08:00 PM
    Hi Madeleine, I love the emotion you expressed here. You captured the feelings so well of that state of anger, those words that are spoken and cannot be retracted. I agree with Sharon, these last two lines really say it well. Thanks so much :) for the kind comments you left on my poetry. Much appreciation and blessings, Amy :)

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 4:42:00 AM
    I love the use the use of metaphor here. It creates such a sense of chaos. Well done! Also thank you for commenting on "We Are". Nathaniel

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 12:22:00 PM
    The metaphors given in this poetry is exotic and descriptive. Lovely yet deep with raw emotions of loss. Incredible, a personal favourite.