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Veiled Contempt

it was all it took,
he merely tossed a disdainful look,
thwarted attempt,
the beast smiled with thinly veiled contempt,
he was bold,
his heart cold,
as the words were told,
and the beast stood in silence
just for a moment,
his hatred palpable,
he shouted,
as pain 
screamed through him,
exploding the veins,
and his emotions drained,
he howled in agony,
he shouted in fury,
he cries,
darkness was his eyes,
death was on his breath.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2011 9:22:00 AM
    great write Frank....thanks for sharing...smiles..chiquita

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 8:46:00 AM
    I like the title and how it relates to the poem. I'm always in love with a good title.

  1. Date: 7/31/2010 10:27:00 AM
    miss ya Frank...jimbo

  1. Date: 12/23/2009 12:10:00 PM
    Anger is the results of another emotion. The anger is just a sympton. You have voiced it well in this write. Keep the creative work going. Sara

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 12:17:00 PM
    The beast within reigns again, when anger controls, Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 7:56:00 AM
    Welcome back Frank,missed your very good writes,few weeks ago we had a game about Haunted Poems,you've missed it,its your topic...--this poem is you again and you came back so good-words spoken made the beast in him full of anger pain and death--outstanding comeback--charma

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 6:28:00 PM
    Where the hell have you been my dramatic let me bury someone verse writing friend..I saw you name in the set and had to come and say let me go read your poem.

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 3:52:00 PM
    It's nice to see you posting, Frank. Powerful words in a terrific piece. "his hatred palpable,/ he shouted,/as pain /screamed through him,/ exploding the veins,/ and his emotions drained,"...You know how to do it. ruben.

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 3:47:00 PM
    Far too many people allow anger to control their lives; in the process, the anger itself may kill them. The need for vengeance is a concept I have never truly understood, but it is so prevalent in today's world. Finding friends who can control their anger has been a lifelong quest for me. Indeed, when the angry beast smiles, he reveals "thinly veiled contempt" coming from a cold heart. Excellent write, Frank! Love, Carolyn