Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rage

 Image:1 Crimson with anger

Image:2 Undercurrents within in tranquility
(Photo Credit : Google images)

Bloodshot eyes glaring
Fists clenched, growling, eyes staring
Had one too many

Step aside give way
No one bothered no one cared
Been blind to the threat

Asking for trouble
In no mood to be friendly
Crimson with anger

Just cross not his path
Unwittingly the faint hearted
May not have realized

The matured few view
Undercurrents of anger
With disdain and awe


Submitted for Haiku Heights with prompt 'Crimson' and d'Verse's Poetics 'undercurrents'

36 comments:

  1. Better not to cross him...Nice haiku set ~

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  2. Very evocative. Love the imagery.

    Thanks for your lovely comments over at mine.

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  3. Will not cross such a path
    Don't want to suffer any unwanted wrath
    The pic is grand too and jumps off the page
    Really adds to the rage

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    1. Had seen some,read of some
      Agreed wholly with your take
      Don't mess around with them
      Even our lives are at stake

      Hank

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  4. Anxieties in an indifferent universe.

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  5. Hi Hank ~~ I like your haiku set. Your bloodshot eyed monster man reminds me of the road rage prone drivers here in Houston.

    Some would shot you rather than wave obscene gestures. I.e, drive carefully lest you offend your neighbor. :)
    ..

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    1. Very true Jim, we have them here too. They even went a step further.They turned violent.One lady was shot dead not many years ago over a minor accident. Drive carefully is the answer. My friends call it 'defensive driving' and we'll be very safe.

      Hank

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  6. Grace,Madeleine,Yvonne,Mary and Karen, Thank you all!

    Hank

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  7. Bloodshot eyes staring..certainly an undercurrent of anger.

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    1. oceangirl,
      Sometimes it frightens me to use descriptive words so liberally. It helps that blogging allows us the liberty to venture out.

      Hank

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  8. I definitely will steer clear. You captured the undercurrent of anger VERY well.

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    1. Thank you Mary! It's far easier to write on 'negatives' I guess!

      Hank

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  9. Know that rage myself and have seen its consequences from family members. It is indeed an undercurrent.

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    1. Rage within the family is easier forgiven, Charles! That is a consolation, really!

      Hank

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  10. Yes, I think you hit it, Hank--in some it's an undercurrent, controlled, rechanneled productively, in others its a destructive force.

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    1. Joy,
      We hope undercurrents wouldn't linger on simmering in the shadows to erupt in an explosion!

      Hank

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  11. Hi, this is ManicDdaily, http://Manicddaily.wordpress.com. For some reason I am having a terrible time commenting from my wordpress blog.

    I thought the clipped lines here were terrific, giving a palpable feel to the underlying rage. K.

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    1. It is sometimes true the other way round. I faced hiccups at times too accessing wordpress. Bless you that you got through. This is your 1st visit to Rainbow and I appreciate that! Thanks

      Hank

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  12. had one too many started this one rough for me...mix that with anger and it can def get explosive...yeah i caught your undercurrent...

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    1. Thanks Brian! It gets explosive,yes! Sometimes it gives vent to some persisting undercurrents in us. Blogging helps get it off the system, I think!

      Hank

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  13. Oh one does definitely turn crimson with anger, so often, and in that rage, it is definitely unpredictable!

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    1. That is being human I guess. Not been to Haiku Heights lately. You're holding the fort well!

      Hank

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  14. From the sour taste of belimbing through the delicious Japanese cuisine to red hot rage is quite a wide rage of topics, Hank. I wonder what is coming next from this versatile writer.

    Akhirnya berjaya masuk comment box ini dengan laptop kedua. Hairan apa pula dah jadi dengan yang selalu diguna.

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    1. Dear Pak Cik,
      Great that you got through! Was lucky the prompts were ok lately. Saya buat posting mengenai Acheh sebelum itu, did you see? Kami akan pergi lagi Feb 05 ini.

      Hank

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  15. had one too many...def. felt this...my dad used to drink and things got easily out of control then... tough...fine write hank

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    1. Seen cases, real tough sometimes!

      Hank

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  16. All of these were excellent, and great pic at the top.

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  17. Scary! The picture and the description both. Nicely written. :)

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  18. great job as anger is definitely an undercurrent in so many people these days.

    Sheila

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  19. powerful .....i could feel the heated rage in it.......never shall the crimson rage rule us......loved it....

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