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Be not me, but the other me.

Updated on March 14, 2016

Be happy, Not hurtful


Why am I so cruel

to those who love me?

Why am I so angry?

Who am I?

Anger is a terrible thing.

Sometimes I am angry,

impatient and annoyed.

Words come out of me,

like darts on a dart board.

Hurt to those I love.

I have lost site of good,

and only see the bad.

I have resentment,

I appreciate very little.

Who am I? What am I?

I often wonder who I am?

I have been told

I am cold and lack emotions.

I ask myself why?

The answer is not forthcoming.

Is it life that got the best of me?

Is it stress that's absorbed me?

Am I where I want to be?

Is there more to life?

I need to be a better person


How often in a week; Do you find your self in a bad mood?

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      Lisa VanVorst 23 months ago from New Jersey

      Thanks Frank. I am about to write a new hub, of course it is sad and depressing, but that is my best right? Stay tuned.

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      Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton

      revisiting this.. still packs a punch.. love misery in your words :)

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks Lawrence. I guess we all have bad days. The important thing to remember as you said is try not to let it get to us. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment.

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


      I said 'never' to the anger, but the fact is maybe once every few weeks, usually when I didn't get enough sleep, but it's a choice we make and I basically TELL MYSELF I'm GOING to have a good day! And yes it takes work.

      Great poem


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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you aviannovice, good advice and thank you for reading.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Irritability tends to happen from time to time, but we must do our best to keep it in check. Great reminder.

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Shyron. Yes I do believe misery loves company, however we live in a society with many angry people or people or are just always in a bad mood. This could be someone at work, home, even the supermarket. I agree we need to avoid this downers, but sometimes it is not that easy. Especially if those people are around you daily. Appreciate your comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Lisa, I find sometimes I get angry depending on the situation around me, so I try to stay away for those who tend to make me angry.

      Very well written hub.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Frank, DDE, Chitrangada, tsmog and Sparlea for all reading this hub and commenting. I believe how we handle our moods has a big impact on our moods.

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      Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Lisa, written from your heart for sure, excellent, as it portrays our being human...I think most of us have been there. I voted 'never' to the question how often do I find myself in a bad mood because I am not moody. I DO get very upset at times which puts me in a negative state of mind for a time...but it passes.

      I have learned a great lesson over the years...the Bible verse BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD helps me to keep my mouth shut. I would rather be on the other end of the hurt rather than be nasty and hurt another individual. I have to remember that words destroy.

      Thanks for this profound, insightful hub. Sparklea :)

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      Tim Mitchell 2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Awesome poem because it reflects my mood today. A warped sense of being, even though I see now the sun is poking his silly head out. hmmm . . .

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It happens---When we are under stress, we become someone else----.

      Nicely expressed poem! Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Lisa good poem. I find myself in a bad mood once in a week it depends on who is making me feel that way.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Lisa a very well written poem.. kept my reading labored.. awesome