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  Sublime Wrath on the Road to Hell
by Lloyd Lofthouse
Thursday, June 26, 2008
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Blowing fuses or one's top fueled by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Feed the beast;
Keep the flames alive.

The recipe to deal with rage
Among other things
Includes alcohol;
And jealousy.

That’s a lie.

“What are you looking at,
Dude! Grrrr.”

I had no idea.

Pressure cookers need fuel
So, chug a beer
Followed with a quick shot
Of Johnny Walker Red.
No whisky,
Not a problem.
Try rubbing alcohol
With Coke.

It will knock you blind.

The President lied.
Trusting politicians
After Vietnam
Added speed to the list
At one-hundred-and-twenty
In the rain
Outrunning the CHP.
On weekend liberties
To the Santa Monica
Oar House,
Not a whore house,
Where getting drunk
Was legendary.
Peanuts fell from paradise;
Jar Heads with
Razor sharp teeth
Tore tops off beer cans;
Sexy chicks
Danced on the bar.

Use a straw and
Get drunk
At a quicker pace.
Watch your IQ drop.

Mine did.

In the Okinawa barracks next door
Another Marine
Played Russian roulette
With a loaded
forty-five caliber automatic.
He lost.
Stupidity does not count
Even drunk.

Married in 68, she said,
‘We must turn that-a-way.’
Always right
But wrong as usual.
Punching holes in
California drywall
Behind bedroom doors
Never works.

Driving high
In the San Gabriel Mountains
With four hundred horses under the hood
At sixty where the max was twenty
On a narrow mountain road
With room for one
Canyon on the left
Cliff to the right
Tires spinning
Through air
Also doesn’t work.

What do you mean,
“You need another five dollars?”
It was Friday,
Pocket change day.
“It’s my money,” I said.
“I worked for it.”
But I wasn’t the one
Controlling the checkbook.

Never again.

Fury helped
Divorce find
A fast lane
To the Moon
Ending that
Connubial contract.

Sears sells replacement gaskets
Through mail order
At twenty a pop.


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Reviewed by david stansfield
Yet another superb poem Lloyd. It doesn't bark but bites.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
the fury of anger breeds many types of destruction especially self destructive kinds, but also anger births itself for valid reasons of injustice of many types as I agree with this write of rage in many ways & also understand seeing myself in some of your words
very interesting write Lloyd.
My Lovely Friend Gene Sent Me Here & I Am Glad He Did
I Am Pleased To Read You
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by blue soplain
furiously paced as are the snapshots of imagetic time in your piece; i felt the racing rhythm and the staccato verses reverberating.
indeed, a shot of clarity and truth.serum; seeing red.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Lloyd, when you decide to write a "rage" poem you don't mess around.
What an absolutely incredible piece of writing. You're damn good,
Lloyd. This is one powerful, honest, go-for-the-gold poem. --
Especially that stanza on the mountain road. -gene.
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