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We watch how often love turns ugly,
how many faces are sculpted
by history, by rage. We learn.

All the Imago therapy in the world doesn't change this:

Those you've taught, who've learned from watching,
know how to use all you've used.
Those you've taught by example, well.

They know how to kill.

You have only yourself to blame,
and though you aren't worthy of warnings,
let me remind you, now that I've grown up
watered by your reign, fed by your hand:

It's in me to kill.

You would be best served
if you never forgot this.

F. Stuart
July 2006

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The following comments are for "It's In Me To Kill"
by feithline

Its In Me To Kill
I have to agree with tinalouise. Well written
thanks for posting

( Posted by: wanda [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

It's In Me To Kill
I felt the anger in this. A rational, reflective anger, that kind of lethal calm. It's absolutely identifiable, crystal clear and about as subtle as a brick (which in this case is a good thing).

The first Stanza is my favourite, I've seen a lot of faces sculpted ugly by history and rage. You capture it well, and say it well too, I can picture those snarling gargoyle faces even now.

It's a horrifying sense of self-discovery when you realise the ugliness that's inside of you, empowering briefly, but ultimately destructive. This communicated so much. I felt the full force of it absolutely, it made my stomach churn (again, this is a good thing). The last two lines sent a chill down my spine. Thank you for this.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

It's in me to kill
This is sharp, clear, and chillingly impassive. I see a trend with your poems so far - they're incredibly good. I can't wait to see more of your work!!!

( Posted by: chinadoll [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

It is also in you to break the generational curse...and not pass it on to the next...this poem is very intense...Kacee

( Posted by: Nitz Kitty [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

What a coincidence
Me too!

This is cold, hard, bitter. Liked it quite a lot.

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

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