Quelling Anger

Quelling Anger
Quelling Anger…a decision to make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why then do I care,
when harsh offence beckons response,
yet I let them go for lack of want,
and keep the peace for harmony’s ease?

I care because within me is this storm,
this primordial valve and rage in wait,
that seals the want to fight for fate,
and revenge my foes with severe assault.

The rage can hold me taut,
my every muscle a spring to fight,
yet what use is might,
when tolerance and peace offers release.

This struggle ensues, endlessly,
me trying not to contend with stupidity,
and finding my own limits to escape and still
this anguish that haunts me, and disturbs my inner balance.

Yet if I contend and in rage display,
those base responses of yesterday,
what does that say of my ascension,
my higher thought and spiritual connection?

So I keep my self in check,
try to accept of people’s frailty and not vent
my anger in response, to their ineptitude,
rather understand and still this heart and pulse,
to a calm and kind benevolence.

In this way I hope to live in quiet repose,
no contention within this world I propose,
and wish that all that I know, do the same,
for how else will we defeat the rage,
that has so enveloped the world.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

5 thoughts on “Quelling Anger

  • July 16, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    Great poem Tony! I know people with such anger and it is something in the world today that must change! I am sure it is not easy but it is possible with a change of heart and as you say, understanding.

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    • July 16, 2016 at 8:31 PM
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      Yes I agree Jackie, I believe changing the world starts with changing us as individuals. And this primordial propensity lives within all of us. As to how much surfaces depends on us alone. Take care.

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  • July 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    “A calm and kind benevolence” is something all need to reach for to make life much easier. Great verse with a strong message for inner peace. Well done, Tony.

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  • July 16, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis; it would be a good start if everyone in the world just tried to quell that inner storm. Cheers!

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  • July 28, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    The inner storm raged within me for almost 17 years, I was angry so much that I had to take an anger management course, which totally help direct my angry ways in a positive direction. My divorce almost sunk my ship, a war of roses that left me explosive, empty, revengeful and vindictive. In all my life to that point I never felt that angry. I’ve stayed single since and plan to go to my grave that way. My luck with the opposite sex was truly awful. So my poetic friend, I can see where anger can lead, when we are able to rein it in as I sense you have as well, then we will find peace within. Peace has finally found me and my anger has disappeared, I’m a gentle quiet retiring man. Keep to my self,but the lion can still roar within, just not outside of self. Peace to you sir.

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