POETRY: A Collection of Angsty Words

How about a blast from my not-so-graceful past?

These poems are from decades ago. They're angsty af. Angry. Hurt.

I still like them. They echo moments in my life where I took the time to think and decide to change course.

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You have (almost) always
Spoken kind words,
My king.
Forever gracious,
However true.

Your jester,
I dance for your amusement.
I smile as I bend to the whip,
Naked and vulnerable,
Though I wish to scream...

To take you by the crown,
Smashing the royal jewels
On the walls,
Like a priceless painting
Thrown into
A bonfire.



You weren't dressed.
Standing in the doorway,
Hiding her in the basement.
Did you say
I left.
Now I take my turn.
Wading through whispers,
To Master.
You tell me “Trust.
“Kiss me.”
Mortal Kombat ringing
In my head.
My sweater,
Warm, fuzzy, blue,
Flung to the cluttered floor.
Your laundry is stumbled
On the carpet.
Last weeks' underwear touches
My sleeve.
Prickly beard tears at
My flesh,
Lips trespassing
My fear.
Knocking tears you from
Your guilt.
She waits,
Standing in the doorway.
An animal, I obey,
Shivering in the basement darkness,
Clutching my warm,
Safe sweater.
My heel crushes last weeks' underwear.
I will cower in darkness no longer.

Original writing by Katrina Ariel.


So... There are a couple of my misadventures for your poetic pleasure. Mistakes of the past make us stronger, right? I'm going with that. ;)

Thanks for reading.

Whatever happens, keep singing your song!
Peace. @katrina-ariel
Katrina Ariel

Author bio: Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, musician, tree-hugging yogini, and mama bear to twins. Author of Yoga for Dragon Riders (non-fiction) and Wild Horse Heart (romance), she's another free-spirit swimming in the ocean of life. Check out her music here: https://choon.co/artists/katrina-ariel/

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Comments 9

Those are kinda dark hey, makes me wonder if you had one of those not so friendly fellas hanging around for a bit.

30.09.2019 04:33

Oh, I got myself into that trouble on my own. And yes, dark. Sometimes I like dark. Especially when I can look back and go, "Oh, yeah. You got out of that one. Good girl." ;)

30.09.2019 04:35

And there's the light within shining through <3

30.09.2019 04:47

Always the light shining through. Sometimes you have to squint to see it, but it's there. ;)

30.09.2019 04:52

A bit moody but it’s cool you kept them from those times
And as for mistakes we learn more from mistakes than we do from good choices I think 🤔

30.09.2019 09:17

Indeed. So many mistakes, but that's how we grow. I think I wrote these when I was 18 years old, so it's easy to look back now and laugh.

30.09.2019 16:08

Well its good that you can look back and laugh :)

30.09.2019 16:31

Your poetry is very intense, really like your narration style.

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01.10.2019 12:02

Thank you! I wrote these a very long time ago, but I still like to write powerful poetry. And it is always nice to have support and recognition. Much appreciated! :)

02.10.2019 23:48