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Below is the poem entitled Catharsis which was written by poet Jessica VH. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The mushroom cloud stunk up the smog,
And milled the metal into the ground.
We were left with all our hairs blown off,
Soot black, standing without a sound.

All of the earth was madly aflame,
Like the wick of a thick, drooping candle.
People were pulling their skin off of the pavement,
As you grinned with the pride of a vandal.

We stood alone, like Adam and Eve,
Like Noah after the Flood.
When they all died out, you kissed my forehead, 
And parted the sea of blood.

Then you took my mangled hand in yours,
And we walked beyond the gloom.
You had held the gaze of my vulnerable eyes,
And all you said was, “Boom.”

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  1. Date: 10/14/2014 10:41:00 PM
    There is a lot more in this one than meets the eyes. Me thinkets you have to read between the lines to understand this one.

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 2:49:00 PM
    Good job and well written Jessica!! - Like it. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 10:29:00 AM
    Jessica ha fantastic...David

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Doomsday... weird and wonderful... Terry