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The Viper

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The Viper

As a coiled viper strikes
without reason,
unleashing its intense venom
to its unsuspecting prey—
Shock becomes entwined 
with pain in waves of desperation.
The viper, 
apathetic because of its very nature,
seeks only to serve its own needs
as victims lay waste in the wake of its trails.
You, my darling, are a viper!

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  1. Date: 4/26/2014 12:15:00 PM
    was drawn to your poem by the title. I grew up in Georgia where there is a proliferation of rattlesnakes, water moccasins, copperheads, etc. -- pit vipers they are called. We learned young in life to recognize and avoid them. As I was reading your wonderful poem I was nodding my head in agreement. And then what a curve you threw me in the last line! In an instant I saw your poem in a whole new light. Beautiful metaphor! If this is your personal relationship, I hope you are free of it! Sam

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 4/26/2014 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 4/9/2014 10:31:00 PM
    thanks for visiting my poems, Connie. I am down here sneaking a peek and running right back up to catch my recordings of Survivor and Idol. Which singer are you rooting for? I have two or three favorites. Sorry I don't see a new poem of yours to visit!!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 4/10/2014 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like Malaya best. When she gets her braces off and gets contacts which I am sure she will in a year or so, she will be a raving beauty to go along with her voice. She is very young but her potential is limitless. Thanks
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 1:48:00 AM
    Isn't Nikko funny with that cute little cartoon avatar down below my comment.

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 1:47:00 AM
    HI, there, Connie, thanks for visiting my poem on Ollyver. yes, and he would jump into my arms when I entered the door after work each night. How I looked forward to that.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 1:12:00 PM
    That last line of yours, made me smile in a weird way-- but yup, what you say here is so true, Connie! When one becomes a victim of such vipers, one is one left to do? Oh shucks, I feel bad, I had totally missed submitting that to PFT, I'm sorry! I will make sure I do, thank you so much again for leaving such inspiring comments to my poems!

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 11:45:00 PM
    You have really created an audio visual effect in your strongly worded and welded Poem. Undoubtedly a masterpiece Connie and thanks for your kind words on my Mulberry Poem. Love and best wishes always.....Ravindra K Kapoor

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 11:31:00 PM
    Hey, connie thanks for the visit today and the fave. I hope you are enjoying the week and it's really great seeing you over here today. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 9:34:00 PM
    But I ssssswear that I am a wolf! Ha! Connie, with succinct strength you have me ponder the viper .... your words bring me there. Well done. Yes, your words are filled with truth. The 'vipers' are apathetic, without conscience; it is simply part of their nature. They don't know better. BTW, it was nice to see you drop by my page for a visit.

  1. Date: 3/17/2014 3:43:00 AM
    Strong feeling is expressed in this very wonderful & delightful poem of yours my dear friend Connie. Thank you so much for sharing! Biggest hugs to you. Hope you're doing well always. Have a great day/wkend! love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 10:22:00 AM
    yesssssss, did you hear my hisssss. Love this one.

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 9:06:00 PM
    Ms. Connie Talk about a punch line! You create and dance with originality! my best, chuck

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 6:20:00 PM
    Oh Wow, you really do tell it like it is Connie, What an incredible write. I loved it....Peter

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 5:21:00 PM
    Wow! These words are quite powerful. I love how you expressed your emotions here. I admire those writers who are not afraid to tell it like it is. Great work, Connie!...Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! :)

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 4:31:00 AM
    Strongly worded...easily put in the picture. good poem. // paul

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Are you talking about someone you were close with? This is a powerful short piece of literature. Thank you for your kind words on my poems.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 3/19/2014 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will answer this in soup mail.
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 8:31:00 PM
    Whoever he/she may be....... this is one poem to put them in their place.......under a rock where they belong perhaps! ? Well done, Connie!