Kissing Away the Bark from Your Lips

Why does your voice bark anger at the world
while sitting in golden morning sunlight?
What atrocities have your eyes witnessed,
haunting your soul,
causing your every utterance to cloud the sun,
foment the peace lingering in the air, and
rape fledgling flowers of their innocence?

If I could take it all away, I would,
leaving just the hushing waves washing over you,
carrying your hurt and anger far out to sea.
If I could, I’d kiss away the bark from your lips,
leaving only a sweet trusting smile lasting a lifetime.

This entry was posted in Empathy Poetry, Free Verse Poetry, Poems about Hurt and Anger by Don Iannone. Bookmark the permalink.

About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

11 thoughts on “Kissing Away the Bark from Your Lips

  1. wow! reminds me of s0meone. . you write very well!!
    cheers! πŸ™‚

    i added you in my blogroll, if that be ok?

  2. Its amazing…great lines…. If this is possible how sweet our world will be

    Thank you for sharing this with us

  3. I know, I know
    one should bite one’s tongue
    For in protest, one is feeding the fire
    best not give in to that deep desire

  4. Thanks everyone. Your comments are very much appreciated. I must add, and I am certain no one assumed this was a personal poem. Just an idea stolen away from a conversation with a work colleague. πŸ™‚

    Maria: welcome and thank you.

  5. that speaks my i really wish i could kiss away the anger, the pain for my beloved one so that she can live that i can be happier too..
    well you see, this is a direct correlation.

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