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Stress Relief through Poetry: Get Your Anger Out the Creative Way

Updated on September 20, 2011
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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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    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR

      TattooKitty 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for stopping by, April! I'm sure you'll enjoy writing a poetic rant!!

    • April Reynolds profile image

      April Reynolds 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      What a good idea, I have an anger journal, but a poem would probably be more fun.

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR

      TattooKitty 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Wow, thanks alezafree! People on stilts is a great one! I, too, have the urge to just knock 'um flat on their butts- lol! Thank YOU for reading ;)

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      Aleza Freeman 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      OK, this was GREAT. I can relate to just about all of these. I would also like to add for your consideration: People on stilts. Maybe it's because I'm only 5 feet tall ... I don't know exactly ... but there's just something disconcerting and disingenuous about a person on stilts. Loved this post! Thank you!!

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR

      TattooKitty 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Howdy Denise Handlon! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment! Hope you had some laughs!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Again-funny and AWESOME I could add a few to your list, LOL

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR

      TattooKitty 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Hi Glenn! Thanks for the comment ;)

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      Glenn Stok 

      7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      You've got an interesting idea. Putting things in writing is sometimes a good way to relieve stress. Writing it as a poem may be useful as an extra step towards turning the frustration into something creative.

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      Nefarious_Misery 

      7 years ago from on the move

      Funny,

      Voted up.

      And P.S. Anger managment doesn't help. It helped me to understand why I was angry, but I was still angry.

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR

      TattooKitty 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Hi tsmog ;) Welcome aboard the pet peeve train...lol! Glad my moments of irritation have inspired you to catalog yours! Ahhhhh...venting feels so good!!

      Innersmiff- Thank you for your recommendation. I take my sugar seriously and should probably seek help (as you so kindly suggested). But, if the therapist doesn't have a campfire in his/her office, NO DEAL!

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      James Smith 

      7 years ago from UK

      May I recommend anger management? If an un-toasted marshmallow is pissing you off that much, you could always toast it.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      7 years ago from Escondido, CA

      (Laughing Out Loud - Rolling On Floor Laughing) I had to spell them out because of this article. Fantastic. I identified with many and learned much too. OK, I confess I have jerked off - LOL, ROFL.

      I thought I was the only one who answered ringing pay phones. I use to think it was a conspiracy against me. What irks me about sugar free candy is it is full of aspartame or Splenda - go figure. And, someone else getting my mail and they give it to me opened - come on.

      Well, I think I will go off and write my list. Thanks! What a wonderful idea!

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