Big Lift Ferry Poem F207

Out of anger for vengeance –
I screamed in reams of
Quiet poetry

07.10.16

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

The recent severe increase in my poetry volume output has mostly been a reaction to an event in my life I was not happy with, but where the best “vengeance” was to write tons and flaunt it in the faces of the people who upset me. Just in the past handful of months, I’ve more than doubled the number of poems written in over 20 years prior to that, for the record. However, none of it is really bitter, angry or loud stuff.

Like so many other times in my life, I took a negative that happened to me and turned it into a strength I could proudly show to the world, and which I would not, possibly could not, have done without the self-motivation to best react to the negative events.

And for that, I’m not only fist pumping to the world, I am also taunting those who upset me. 😉

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.

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