When Hurt Lingers Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

When Hurt Lingers

Rating: 5.0

He was thrown
Like a tin can
Kicked akin to a piece of slipper
Crushed beyond recognition
Left alone in a crap hole
No one showed mercy.

The sound of a fall
The groan of the wounded
The lingering agony
The smell of death
No one showed mercy.

He conquered death
Rose like an animal
Licked his own wound
From the sole of the foot
To every strand of the hair

The hurt catapulted him
Into a warrior
Wounded everyone
No one could stand against
For he showed no mercy

Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan- Austin, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: revenge
Dr Dillip K Swain 10 February 2018

He was thrown like a tin can/Kicked akin to a piece of slipper/Crushed beyond recognition....excellent use of simile! I adore the altitude of poetic imagination reflected throughout the poem! Lines like 'He conquered death', 'Licked his own wound' are absolutely immaculate! An amazing piece of poetry!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 11 February 2018

Thank you for your great comment, Dr. Dillip. Such a gem to my pen.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 November 2017

Hurt lingers and provokes thought through revenge is amazing.10

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 November 2017

I am glad you liked the poem. Your comment is much appreciated, Kumarmani.

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Robert Austin 04 April 2018

A very moving powerful poem. Well constructed...10+++++

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Anjandev Roy 22 May 2020

This is brilliant piece........thanks. anjandev roy.

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Kesav Easwaran 25 February 2020

A hurt or an insult would bring the best efforts from some persons. Revenge doesn't recognize mercy. Good poem on true life 10+

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Anjandev Roy 07 August 2019

Licked his own wound.......brilliant.Thank u.anjandev roy.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 August 2018

The hurt catapulted him Into a warrior Wounded everyone No one could stand against For he showed no mercy........impressive lines with fine theme. Beautiful poem on revenge nicely executed. Thanks for sharing.

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The poem When Hurt Lingers is a creative and compelling composition that eloquently expresses the revenge motive.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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