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Quiet Evil

Color crimson
my eyes are
brain boiling at high temperatures
my heart scarred.

Feelings of hatred
feed my aggression
I may react in haste
to later cry in confession.

Unaware of what I am doing
everything gone black
adrenaline has my fuse lit,
as I hear bones crack.

from my momentary blackout I awaken
to see what I had done.
His consciousness I had taken
smiling, standing over him, 
the audience stunned.

Four years of being bullied
because I was smaller,
my kindness taken for weakness
this knock out helped relieve my stress.

My friends surround me 
laughing, pointing,
carrying on.
My anger grew silent,
my lips turned from a frown to smile
I said nothing,
not a sound!!!

Jared Pickett

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  1. Date: 10/18/2010 9:59:00 AM
    Hey you I seem to remember being torturered any number of times by YOUR contests! do I have a DIALECT verse from you? for Sista's Bloody Sista's? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 3:33:00 PM
    If laughter didn't work for him he goes the I'm insane route you best stay far away from me I'm a maniac ship he scared off a couple muggers that way!

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 3:32:00 PM
    My son had a different reaction, he was always skinny & he had all sorts of friends not the click type of kid, one day a "jock" grabbed him by the shirt front and hoisted him off the floor slamming him into the lockers. My son immediately broke out in laughter when the jock looked confused and wondered why he was laughing, Jamie said do you realize how stupid we both look right now? The jock started laughing too! (PS my son was 3rd degree blackbelt & coulda kicked his arse, jock didn't know)

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 11:41:00 AM
    getting picked on is like will cause a melt down eventually...I had a brother who likes to pick and I could not take it that long before I blew up.

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 12:55:00 PM
    enjoyed, I have been missing your new writes some how...I will have to catch up.

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 12:55:00 PM
    What a man u have grown into from this experience Jared and u have intently penned it for all to share a part of your life which u have conquered... see Scarlett agrees too... its all about learning and not falling into the traps of life again and again.. wonderful write my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. AlohA...

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 9:00:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem and I hope a learning experience for anyone who wants to bully someone else or who is being bullied. I'm glad you knew what to do and did what needed to be done. You are still the best poet there is. Love Scarlett.

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 5:37:00 PM
    lol it's the silent one we need to look out for lol...P.D.