Carl Roussell


Hurt And Healing. - Poem by Carl Roussell

So you have tried them all,
ways to avoid the call
from where you don't want to be.
So you have used the knife
to cut the wounds of life;
the hurts you don't want to see.
Annoyed - you betray them.
Open them, realize them;
emotions you have set free.

(C) 2018

Topic(s) of this poem: healing, courage

Form: Balassi Stanza


Poet's Notes about The Poem

First attempt at Balassi stanza.
BBACCADDA rhyme,667667667 syllable structure

Comments about Hurt And Healing. by Carl Roussell

  • Kostas Lagos (11/11/2019 12:01:00 AM)

    Congratulations on making it to the Poem of the Day! It is a high quality poem indeed! (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(11/11/2019 5:52:00 PM)

    Thanks for the comment, I am glad the poem was able to reach you!

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/10/2019 10:34:00 PM)

    and superb syllabic structure /// great penning (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/10/2019 10:34:00 PM)

    feel the hurt
    the inside;
    realize, flash the insight light
    find the wound and heal
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/10/2019 8:41:00 PM)

    Hearty Congratulations for the poem of the day, Carl.
    A beautiful style of writing - Balassi Stanza - Truly, ' the emotions are set free'.
    A full score of 10 for this innovative poem.
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  • Lyn Paul (11/10/2019 7:27:00 PM)

    You make is sound like someone is listening, someone cares.
    This is needed by so many.
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  • James Mclain (11/10/2019 3:18:00 PM)

    Hey, congratulations on this your poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • The Muse (11/10/2019 8:33:00 AM)

    Hurray on your selection today (Report)Reply

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  • Aqua Flower (11/10/2019 7:27:00 AM)

    This is great poem of the day.. I've already commented o this most enlightening write! Congratulations! (Report)Reply

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  • Harley White (11/10/2019 6:53:00 AM)

    Well done poem about the importance of catharsis... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2019 5:51:00 AM)

    It was POD last year. And so worthy! This time, it makes of even greater honourary worthiness. So happy for you, Carl! A Heart-Felt CONGRATS! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2019 5:16:00 AM)

    Congrats for being chosen POD. First time for me to hear about the Balassi Stanxa, it has a smooth flow on the tongue. A 3 line Haiku with 5-7-5 syllabication is hard enough, and Balassi has 667-667-667! (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(11/11/2019 5:56:00 PM)

    Thanks for the read and comment. This poetic form is so much fun to write - one of my favourites!

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/10/2019 2:03:00 AM)

    A nice poem written with a sweet style. Like to read again and again. Congrats. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(11/11/2019 5:47:00 PM)

    Thank you Anil for the comment, and the Balassi Stanza form is a treat to write!

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  • Valentin Savin (1/28/2019 4:00:00 AM)

    A very interesting poem and unusual form of writing. It is for the first time I hear about Balassi stanza. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(1/28/2019 6:51:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading and commenting on the poem. As far as the poetic form, there are so many that it is a world to explore and experiment in.

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  • (12/16/2018 5:26:00 AM)

    Sorry for missing this when it was Poem Of The Day. A Heart-felt Congratulations! It's a brilliant write about courage and healing. Truly worthy of the honour! Bravo, Carl! ! ! (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(12/16/2018 6:43:00 PM)

    As one of those that have you as a favourite poet, your comment does mean so much. Thank you!

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  • Practicing Poetess (11/10/2018 3:14:00 PM)

    A great poem that speaks and spells the essence of courage!
    Well-done, Carl!
    It's plain to see why this was chosen as Poem of the Day, and deservedly so! : -)
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    Carl Roussell(11/12/2018 8:03:00 PM)

    thank you for the comment and I am glad you liked it

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  • Muzahidul Reza (11/10/2018 12:29:00 PM)

    emotions you have set free. excellently penned,
    Congrats abd thanks for sharing the poem with us
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  • Sarah Persson (11/10/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    An emotional poem, your expression is so moving. Congratulations on poem of the day, very well deserved. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (11/10/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    A poem which says much about the sufferings of life and how one can counter their impact.
    Thanks & Congrats.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/10/2018 8:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful work! Many congratulations for this wonderful poem being chosen as Poem of the Day! (10) (Report)Reply

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  • Aqua Flower (11/10/2018 6:10:00 AM)

    Congrats my friend. I've read this poem when you first posted and am glad it was chosen for all to read this well-penned and emotional write! Your poems touch life and the words and form in this poem flow beautifully. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2019


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