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My Truth About Anger

Updated on March 3, 2011

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.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

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

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      Primpo 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      excellent poem loved it..

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      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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      Fluffy77 7 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 7 years ago

      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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      saddlerider1 7 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 7 years ago

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

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      Desadi 7 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 7 years ago

      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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      Plarson 7 years ago from Alabama

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

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

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

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      Nadine M AuCoin 7 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      So very true!! Nicely said,


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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Fiddleman, thanks...

      karengibsonroc, thanks so much for your visit and comment!

      cdarayoung, thank you, kindly!

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      cdarayoung 7 years ago

      flows nicely!...

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      Karen Gibson Roc 7 years ago from Los Angeles


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      Fiddleman 7 years ago

      So much truth in your words.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Elizabeth, thank you!

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      Elizabeth99 7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Very well written and very true! :)

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

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

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 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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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

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

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      Jamie Brock 7 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 7 years ago

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

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Duffsmom! You so right on!

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      arb 7 years ago from oregon

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

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 7 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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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Sembj, thank you, for the read and comment...sometimes wisdom is pricey, 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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      bbnix 7 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 I have peace...and a wise friend!


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      Sembj 7 years ago

      Again, sage thoughts expressed wonderfully, thanks.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

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

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      Christina M. Castro 7 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 7 years ago

      janbee, as always, thank you!

      michael, thank you...

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

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


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      janbee 7 years ago

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

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

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

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      epigramman 7 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 7 years ago

      Thank you, Fay! I so appreciate it!

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      Fay Paxton 7 years ago

      An excellent and wise truth.

      Up and Awesome!


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