Stress Relief through Poetry: Get Your Anger Out the Creative Way
Feeling stressed? Want to scream until you lose your voice? Chill out and try this simple suggestion- write an angry poem! That's right, shout it out on the page. You'll be happy you did. Here's my pet peeve list...what's on yours?
51 Things That Piss Me Off (in no particular order)
Parents who bring their children along with no intention of watching them.
People who say that books are for nerds (and that nerds have no life).
Brussel sprouts. Bird sh*t on the windshield. Empty staplers. Vinyl pants.
Toddlers that swear. Trucks without 4-wheel drive. Spumoni ice cream.
Stray cats in heat. Crackheads. Mail-in rebates. Untoasted marshmallows.
Batteries not included. Fine-point pens. Cold coffee. George W. Bush.
Drivers who think that cars are phone booths. Rainy Mondays. Pollution.
People who let their dogs defecate in the neighbor’s yard. Late fees.
Crumpled dollar bills. People who are too lazy to walk to the rubbish can.
Pay phones that ring (and people who hang up when you answer them).
Burnt toast. People who don’t flush. Pregnant women who smoke cigarettes.
People who pretend to like you when they really wish you were dead.
Rainchecks. Pedophiles. People who give out raisins on Halloween.
When the CD skips. Gum on the sidewalk. When football season is over.
People who think that it’s okay to desecrate the earth because, one day,
We’re all going to live on the Moon. Sugar-free candy (really, what’s the point?)
Oranges that trick you into thinking they’re sweet. Animal cruelty. Rapists.
Headaches that are still there when you wake up. Flying roaches. Traffic.
Bill collectors who don’t appreciate the fact that they wouldn’t have a job
Without people in debt. Spending 20 minutes just trying to find parking.
Men who say they’ve never jerked off. Bars that don’t give pupus.
People who don’t, at least, smile when you say “thank you”. Infomercials.
Losing 3 consecutive games of tic-tac-toe to a 10-year-old. And, finally,
Store clerks who don’t have the courtesy to paper-bag menstrual products.
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