My Truth About Anger

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anger does not teach a child
the things he needs to know...
anger breeds unto itself...
in contagion that will grow...
anger spawns within a soul
the seeds of burning rage...
seeds that sprout within a trap
that imprisons, thus, with age.
listen all, with ears to hear,
the words I say are true...
it is the voice of experience
that shares her truth with you.

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Fay Paxton 6 years ago

An excellent and wise truth.

Up and Awesome!


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thank you, Fay! I so appreciate it!


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epigramman 6 years ago

..well that is why you have 305 admiring and lucky followers - they all know you write this awesome poetry - and you have such a philosophical and probing mind which always give us poetic food for thought, body and soul!!!!! Gotta go to work now and don't worry Miss M - I will always be here in your life!!!


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thank you, epigramman! Take care and hugs to you!


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janbee 6 years ago

This, my friend,is so true!Excellent advice!Up/useful and beautiful.... smiles :)


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

Hi tnderhrt23, A really enjoyable read. Voted as awesome.

Michael


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

janbee, as always, thank you!

michael, thank you...


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CMCastro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

This poem is very timely. Right now I am dealing with the observance of a neighbor- someone who is expressing her anger and I feel concerned for her child who hears it. It is a blessing to hear someone state the truth about it. Thank you.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thanks, CM...Anger constantly directed at a child is most damaging...


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Sembj 6 years ago

Again, sage thoughts expressed wonderfully, thanks.


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bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

My dear Tender. You and I have learned our lessons well.

It took me a lifetime to shed my battle with the world...now I have peace...and a wise friend!

Beautiful!!


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Sembj, thank you, for the read and comment...sometimes wisdom is pricey, but...it is a worthy price! Again, thank you!

BBnix, You are a precious Hub-Pal! Those lessons most painful are the ones that are least forgotten...Hugs!


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duffsmom 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Nicely, done. I agree. Directing anger or even continued impatience at a child will produce a child that feels they were never good enough for mom and dad.


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arb 6 years ago from oregon

tnderhrt23! Brevity and simplicity, what an elegant dress you chose for your poem.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thank you, Duffsmom! You so right on!


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

arb, I love your comment! Sometimes less IS more! Thank you!


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Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

Thank you for this... right at the time I needed to hear it. Funny how that happens :0)


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

That, Jamie, is what I call a "God Thing"!


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

A child who sees anger and ridicule, usually, will follow in the same pattern. Thank God, this is not always true. I'm thinking about a child who is born homosexual, the ridicule is unbearable for some, while others are able to survive and be happy. This is a beautiful and heartfelt poem. Thank you.


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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

Howdy tnderhrt23 - Well now - it is most unusual to read a beautiful poem about a not-so-beautiful emotion. Nice work !

Gus :-)))


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

ahhh, Gus! I have missed you! Thank you, indeed! I hope this finds you well!


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Elizabeth99 6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Very well written and very true! :)


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Elizabeth, thank you!


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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

So much truth in your words.


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karengibsonroc 6 years ago from Los Angeles

nice!!!


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cdarayoung 6 years ago

flows nicely!...


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Fiddleman, thanks...

karengibsonroc, thanks so much for your visit and comment!

cdarayoung, thank you, kindly!


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

So very true!! Nicely said,

MM


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, MM, I so appreciate it...I would much prefer a feather bed! smile!


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- Very true and real words of caution spoken here. -Paul


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Plarson, thank you...we are often not aware of the effects that anger has on children...that is my take, anyways...Good to see you!


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Desadi 5 years ago from Marietta, Ga

I agree this is an awesome poem and the topic is so important for people to know. Its truth is spoken clearly and with great impact!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Desadi...my goal it to make us all think...Blessings!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

What a very poignant poem. It rings of truth for me, I grew up with abuse and thus Anger followed me into my adult life, I've had to deal with it and keep it from careful watch. It's been very difficult I must confess, however I manage it now, it no longer manages me. Beautiful scribe. Thank you.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

saddlerider, The same is true for me, and by the true Grace of God, I have been set free from the anger that so drove me. Thank you, My friend, I am happy that anger no longer manages either of us!Blessings and hugs!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

This is so true, and I too understand it. Perhaps some of the best advise one can give or take. I think we all need to manage our anger better at times, that's for sure. Great hubpage, voted you up here.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fluffy, hind sight is crystal clear and this poem is the product of that. I appreciate your visit and awesome comment!


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primpo 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

excellent poem loved it..


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, primpo, I so appreciate your visit and comment!

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