‘Bury the Bitterness’ (2015 April PAD Challenge) #aprpad

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Last year’s prompt for Day 30: Take the phrase “Bury the (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

Bury the Bitterness

Your tongue won’t thank you
For that terrible taste, you know.
Stop chewing on what you can’t change,
You need to swallow all that spite now.
Your stomach may swell from the scorn
But your mouth will finally know mercy.

If you insist on feeding it still,
Its weeds winding tight inside,
The bitterness will become you.
So for your own sanity’s sake,
Cut yourself from this cruel circle
That threatens to consume you.

Your enemies will evaporate
In the flames of fortitude,
And peace will be restored
To your vexed and weary vessel,
Once you have banished bitterness,
And buried it in the before.

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