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Simply Red

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Simply Red

Anger invaded his tortured heart
Starting small it continued to grow 
Eventually it tore him apart 

Starting small it continued to grow
First a simple thing that made him see red
Words spoken to him felt like a blow

First a simple thing that made him see red
He felt the need that he must strike back
The words he spoke could not be unsaid

He felt the need that he must strike back
His one goal was to cause his friend pain
He couldn't stop his awful attack

His one goal was to cause his friend pain
Later he'd regret the hurt he caused
His friend left and didn't return again

Later he'd regret the hurt he caused
Taken that extra moment and paused
Anger invaded his tortured heart
Eventually it tore him apart

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  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:01:00 AM
    Wonderful message here. Words create much deeper wounds than people realize.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/10/2014 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is true.
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 11:16:00 PM
    Wow a powerful poem. Every time I read your work I'm reminded you introduced me to the Terzanelle. I have wanted to revisit the form, but am waiting for the holidays to pass. I am spreading the cheer right now lol. I hope your Christmas went great. Great work here, I really am ready to try another one myself. I of course love the Villanelle, and this gives you even more flexibility by being able to change the rhyme, but that can opens up too many doors for me, but you did wonderfully.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/27/2013 11:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Wayland, cheer passed and accepted. We had a very nice Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 5:46:00 AM
    beautiful flow Rick the anger floods out causing pain and devastation. love it Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/27/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow, how was your Christmas?
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:40:00 PM
    A remarkable poem on d regret of wrathful actions. A poem with a moral is what i love to read for i believe life is for learning n not merely enjoyment. Kudos. And merrry xmas richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2013 11:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Merry Christmas to you as well. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Sometimes we cant take it back when things are pushed too far, great write Richard with a good message. Merry Christmas,Carl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2013 11:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carl, I hope you had a good Christmas Carl.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 7:38:00 AM
    yes, i think the mouth is a thing much in need of discipline! even my own. Very nice form for this one, Richard. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Richard! Love and hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catie, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well. Hugs Back.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 3:34:00 AM
    I was shocked when I saw your title as I was about to post something about the color red, but...it has a totally different theme. This is a very powerful write..It reminds me of the poem, The Poison Tree. Anger eventually destroys the person who carries it. Hope all is well, Richard, and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Hope you wake up a wonderful Christmas Day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes all is well, waiting for our son to wake so that Christmas can begin. I hope you are enjoying your time with your Dad, it's great that he is with you.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 1:44:00 AM
    this happens to some people who do not know how to contain their emotions. A very good portrayal of it, Richard. It's nearly 1 a.m. past Christmas Eve now if you start the day at midnight!! Merry merry Christmas to you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2013 1:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's just coming up to midnight in a few more minutes, currently 11:48. Merry Christmas to you as well. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 12:47:00 AM
    Nice poem, Richard. ---- I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ----- I am sending my kind regards to all! ---- Giorgio

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2013 1:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Giorgio, I wish you a Merry Christmas as well.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Merry Christmas, Richard! Have a great Christmas and the new year filled with love and peace...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu, a Merry Christmas to you as well. It has been so nice getting to know you. You are a very sweet woman.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Regret and remorse can be a powerful source to teach us. A deep emotional poem this is. I hope the red in your holiday is cheery and bright. Merry Christmas, Richard, and thank you for your many kind words throughout this past year! Merry Christmas!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, yes it is shaping up to be a very nice Christma. I appreciate your kind visits as well Carrie . Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:44:00 PM
    MERRY CHRISTMAS RICHARD XXX

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 2:26:00 PM
    deep beautifully penned piece to you and your family have a beautiful love filled christmas and a joyful new year

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 2:16:00 PM
    Richard a beautiful Terzanelle; again you brought meaning to format. Lovely Richard

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/24/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) okay I have to ask "Tot?" Is it short for something Richard?
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Tot. Merry Christmas.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 11:38:00 AM
    anger can lead us to a painful defeat...very awe written..nice one for a holiday,rick!! great job!.. ^_^ yours,AiyaH =)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks AiyaH. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for your visit.