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Read Poems by John Turkson

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Defeated

Have you ever 
experienced a back 
lashing?
By a thick, pliable whip?
It's nothing compared to 
her tongue lashing,
An egregiously scalding 
dip.

Have you ever carried 
a 
thorny crown?
With such comfort on 
your 
brow?
It's nothing compared to 
her piercing frown,
So intense it fills one's 
soul with awe.

Her fury, only Hades 
can 
compare
Yet he dares drizzle 
blood 
on her boisterous flame.
Her fate struck, she 
prowls in gloom and 
more, 
in shame.
The lamb did snatch 
victory in the tigress's 
lair!

Copyright © John Turkson | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 2/16/2016 1:37:00 PM

    John, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 12/1/2015 1:52:00 PM

    JOHN, Enjoyed reading your poem today. ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 4/22/2012 1:59:00 PM

    it was nice stopping by to read your poem today...hope you enjoy it here at poetry soup..keep the good work up....
  1. Date: 4/16/2012 6:21:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you John. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 4/15/2012 5:33:00 PM

    Great write..
  1. Date: 4/15/2012 4:35:00 PM

    Great write with a nice ending!! Really loved reading! ...Love Diana

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