Rage as Catalyst

This rage –
this storm,
waves crashing
against walls

I am ice,

against a beast
played by you

We freeze.

I’ve come undone;
you are battered.
It is irreparable

until one of us
shifts, and fear
surges, unleashing

and transformation.


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

10 thoughts on “Rage as Catalyst”

  1. Applause for your title … sometimes rage is necessary for release of pent-up inner interference with acceptance of individual differences, with understanding not only the other but oneself. Sometimes rage serves as catalyst for growth in relationship. (But not when staged deliberately!!)

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      1. Thank her for me – reading this reinforces my courage to accept my own inability to stifle rage … when in the midst, hard to see ANY value! Yet often it does indeed fuel transformation. Very wise poem you’ve shared.

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  2. Your words take us on our own personal journey from anger to release to peace. All in real time. Often as quickly as your words move. Totally transformed. Beautifully captured in your post.

    Always grateful for your writing. 🙏💙

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