Kissing Away the Bark from Your Lips

Why does your voice bark anger at the world
while sitting in golden morning sunlight?
What atrocities have your eyes witnessed,
haunting your soul,
causing your every utterance to cloud the sun,
foment the peace lingering in the air, and
rape fledgling flowers of their innocence?

If I could take it all away, I would,
leaving just the hushing waves washing over you,
carrying your hurt and anger far out to sea.
If I could, I’d kiss away the bark from your lips,
leaving only a sweet trusting smile lasting a lifetime.

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Contact Don Iannone by email:

11 thoughts on “Kissing Away the Bark from Your Lips”

  1. that speaks my i really wish i could kiss away the anger, the pain for my beloved one so that she can live that i can be happier too..
    well you see, this is a direct correlation.

  2. Thanks everyone. Your comments are very much appreciated. I must add, and I am certain no one assumed this was a personal poem. Just an idea stolen away from a conversation with a work colleague. 🙂

    Maria: welcome and thank you.

  3. I know, I know
    one should bite one’s tongue
    For in protest, one is feeding the fire
    best not give in to that deep desire

  4. Its amazing…great lines…. If this is possible how sweet our world will be

    Thank you for sharing this with us

  5. wow! reminds me of s0meone. . you write very well!!
    cheers! 🙂

    i added you in my blogroll, if that be ok?

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