Rik Bertrand

Rookie - 0 Points (18 April 1959 / Portland, Oregon)

The Pain In My Rage - Poem by Rik Bertrand

I feel the rage inside and I must control my anguish,
My hearts on fire, beating hard and fast; it's ready to explode.
Holding on to myself, holding back, burning inside,
Trying so desperately to stay out of that harsh self destruct mode.

Life has thrown hail storm my way, and I am dodging the cruelty
I cry inside knowing that I can never dodge this shocking pain.
If I can just hide for awhile, get away from the devils glare,
Maybe I could change the hail to a more soothing calm rain.

Bitter and bold words cannot calm the winds of this storm,
The pain that it delivers shall bear hard upon my heart.
My soul has cracked and my life slowly leaks its essence,
I am withering away; I have become brittle as I fall apart.

I must be Steady, be steady and regain my calm, close my eyes.
God haS given me the strength to understand all I need to know.
Though I am hurt and crawling, I will not let this beat me down.
Though I am crying for my soul, I will rise back up; I love life so.

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REB (MAY 2012) Rage, control it, survive it.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, January 21, 2013


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