Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 17,058 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Silence Complete [rev] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Even my thermostatically endowed colleagues
complain about the heat, asking me how I cope
less thermostat controlled bodily temperature; I
feel anger rising in my throat - & wearing a red
top the words flow as if from a sore’s opening:

I feel like killing them all - everybody involved in
useless air-con systems, blood flows, red blood
everywhere - these well-bred, kindly colleague
sophisticates softly laugh, enquiring in dulcimer
tones what would happen to our building

I’ll blow it up I acidly reply, being sorely riled by
their gentle demeanour - while a Conan’s blood
flows in my veins I’ll blow it up, fires will destroy
everything; being the sister of Attila the Hun and
daughter of Queen of Hearts always shouting

‘Off with his head’ with the crazy wildness of an
Indiana Jones, I add - I’ll blow the whole country
to smithereens - ring in Armageddon, being the
sixth horseman in my red shirt with whip to lash
out at the Valkyries if they rush in; silence reigns

Making me regret my words, but I feel all the better
for describing the destructive effect of heat - 35°
Celsius and more - - the silence is complete…

Topic(s) of this poem: anger, humor


Comments about Silence Complete [rev] by Margaret Alice Second

  • (9/29/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    OMG Woman! If this poem had been marked as by Anne Sexton I would not question that authenticity! You are a poetic goddess dear Margaret Alice.... Please find your way free of the cocoon swallowing you... (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/29/2015 2:11:00 AM)

    Making me regret my words shared here with wonderful imagery form wise humor definitely. Interesting poem shared....10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 8, 2015


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