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I Am Angry

Updated on October 30, 2012

"I am angry."

I don't like this emotion called anger.

It burns me from the inside.

I feel it down deep

Like a sore that refuses to heal,

Anger returning over and over.

Taking its toll on a fragile soul.

"I am angry."

I don't understand this thing called anger.

It takes control

Like an unwanted attacker grabbing you by the throat

Refusing to release its victim.

"I am angry."

I don't understand my reaction.

I should want to fight;

I should want to stand up and shout,

"Listen to me. I deserve better!"

But, I don't stand up and shout.

I cower down low.

The burning in my stomach refuses to subside,

And I want to run.

I want to run away as fast as I can

To a special place where I feel love.

To a place where I can finally say

"I am not angry."


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      Sherri Tuck 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you. With me the tears come first and then the anger. I dedicate this poem to anyone and everyone that has been angry.

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      Eword Media Unit 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Sherrituck, can I borrow this poem and stick it on my forehead whenever I get angry? That way, people will understand just how I feel and let me cool off. You capture the emotion of anger so well, nice work.

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      Sherri Tuck 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you. I do use my writing as therapy. Once the problems are on paper, I don't see problems; I only see solutions.

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      loveofnight 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      You did a great job expressing the emotions at hand and I do hope that your ability to write allows you to find that place of comfort that your heart yearns. Just remember that when we hold things in they can attack our bodies in a toxic way like strokes, depression......continue to write until that burning in your stomach subsides.Be well and happy hubbing.