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Twin Cinquains - Anger/ Fear

ANGER
An acid
If bottled tight
Is sure to explode
Pernicious

FEAR
Hiding serpents
In unlit corners
Kissing with hungry lips
Poison

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013


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  • Bri Edwards (12/18/2013 5:35:00 PM)

    per·ni·cious
    p?r'niSH?s/
    adjective
    adjective: pernicious

    1.
    having a harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way.
    the pernicious influences of the mass media
    synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious, dangerous, adverse, inimical, unhealthy, unfavorable, bad, evil, baleful, wicked, malign, malevolent, malignant, noxious, poisonous, corrupting; More
    literarymaleficent
    a pernicious influence on society
    antonyms: beneficial

    Origin
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    late Middle English: from Latin perniciosus ‘destructive, ’ from pernicies ‘ruin, ’ based on nex, nec- ‘death.’
    Translate pernicious to
    Use over time for: pernicious
    VALSA, HERE IS MY LATEST MISCHIEF! i would complain about your use of pernicious (privately complain of course) BUT i guess i really am not entitled to complain since the definition says esp./especially, NOT always, in a gradual or subtle way. so i'll be lenient....this time! but watch your step! ! ! ! :) bri

    YIKES! i had better carry a flashlight/torch and watch those unlit corners! ! ! ! i'll send this to MyPoemList, partly because i doubt i have any......what are they called? ......cinquains there. no choo choo trains either.

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  • Patricia Grantham (11/18/2013 6:27:00 PM)

    Anger plus fear equals self destruction. Try to eradicate both and
    you will survive its elements. A good explanation of both in your
    Twin Cinquains.

  • Kavya . (11/6/2013 5:05:00 AM)

    v nicely related...acid and poison

  • Danny Draper (11/5/2013 2:27:00 AM)

    Exquisite brevity to eruditely elucidate these powerful concepts.

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/4/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    Anger and fear anger creates fear on other or sometimes an inhalation fear causes self destruction or fear creates anger // so the word chosen Pernicious and poison Pernicious is hidden poison is unveiled thank valsa

  • Noreen Carden (11/4/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    Wow Valsa you have a wonderful way with words well done great poem

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (11/4/2013 3:20:00 AM)

    a great surrealist design woven for these primal elements!
    much loved it.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (11/3/2013 11:14:00 PM)

    Keep the cap lose and don't reach invisible corners. Avoid danger by all means. Nice warnings. Thank you.

  • Kee Thampi (11/3/2013 6:59:00 PM)

    a chemistry of fear to anger...lovable stytle
    ANGER
    An acid
    If bottled tight
    Is sure to explode
    Pernicious

  • Dinesh Nair (11/3/2013 8:40:00 AM)

    I am angry that my fears are there to stay...

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