Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Does madness control you, dear reader? That is our prompt today. As an added challenge, we were are to use 'rain', 'rein' and 'reign' in the poem. This challenge came about from a spelling mistake. Challenge accepted. 

Today's piece is still dark. It seems to be where my best work comes from. This is far from my best, but it is what I wrote. Please enjoy.

Rod E. Kok
October 17, 2018

Rage inside
is born
from a madness
which reigns
far beneath
what anyone sees.

I try to rein in the urge
to lash out,
but I fail.
Acerbic words
rain down on anyone
within hearing.

Only after
the beast is caged
does remorse set in.
With a vow to never
give in again,
I wait for the next


  1. I like the image of the remorse setting in when the beast is caged!