I’m Angry

Angry Talk (Comic Style)

Image via Wikipedia

I’m feeling angry and

my heartbeat is racing.

My blood is heated

and my ego is squirming.

I’m frustrated and mad

and feeling so sad

that I’ve fallen into

this behavior again.

I can’t seem to break

this habit of mine

that keeps me locked

tight and feeling unkind.

The words that heatedly cut,

come spewing forth.  And the

look on the face staring

back at me shows a

soul that’s in pain from

the discord he heard.

But even as I write that

I know it’s not true–our

souls are untainted and free;

it’s our egos that create

the sorrow we accrue

and bring us this karmic state.

It doesn’t mean that I’m

off the hook, as our egos

play tit-for-tat, but I want

to learn to be calm and steady

no matter the trying condition.

Open Link Night at dVerse Poets:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/02/28/open-link-night-week-33/

Previous Post
Leave a comment


  1. …And there will be days like this….

    Great emotive write which taps into the dark places we all try to keep well hidden.


  2. Gayle, hoping the very Best for you. I do not know what is testing your time but am sure that this will pass too.. It’s easier said than done.. Wishing you all the very best My Dear..

    Loads of Love and warm Hugs


  3. When I witness karma I feel the balancing when it’s someone else’s experience. When it’s my own experience I feel a thumb was on the scale.


    • I’m experiencing what is known as “instant karma”. The words said in anger hurt me as well as the person in my line of fire. It is as it should be–but ouch that hurt!


  4. love this Gayle, thanks


  5. I have to confess…anger is my least favorite emotion. So of course I chose it as the subject of my thesis. But I sure havent “mastered” it. :0) Writing it out helps a lot and taking that energy and converting it into a creative force? Wow!


    • It’s mine too. Scary. You were brave to delve right in and use it as the subject of your thesis. I started writing this just as I was feeling it and it did help to diffuse the emotion–and I got a poem out of it. Thanks for sharing with me.


    • is anger anyone’s favorite emotion…ok…don’t answer, don’t want to meet that person



      • I can’t imagine that anyone would favor anger…but it sure seems like it sometimes. Some people really seem to get off on being angry…not me. Don’t want to meet that person either.


  6. Passionate lady indeed! I liked it very much!


  7. gracefulglider

     /  December 31, 2010

    reality check right there.
    May whatever inspired this piece keep positive energy flowing.

    Love and Light Gayle!!!
    you’ll be missed in 2010 🙂


    • I just let it out in this poem last night–it did help. Thanks for commenting on this topic that’s not always easy for people to face.

      May peace and love be yours in the coming year. And you’ll be missed too but I’ll see you in 2011! xoxo


  8. i could see myself in your poem Gayle. Very beautifully expressed.


    • Oh, I’m glad you could see yourself, Trisha. I needed some company. Thanks so much.


      • i think every thing has its reason, if we earnestly try to conquer a weakness sooner or later it gives in. but we have to keep trying sincerely. i hope i too will be able to tame this some day,


      • Yes, things don’t change overnight. I’m plugging along hoping to get my temper under control when I’m pushed to the limit.

        Maybe we both will do better in the coming New Year! 🙂


  9. wish you a marvelous 2011 my sweet precious friend. Wonderful years may follow it to fill up your life with perfect happiness and beauty.


  10. Writing can be so therapeutic!
    The quote by Pierro Ferrucci on my home page seems quite fitting.

    I wish you Love, Health and Happiness for the New Year!



  11. I agree–it sure can! Thanks for coming by and commenting–now let me go see what that quote is…

    I’m grateful for your lovely new year’s greeting as well. May all good be yours in the coming year!

    Gayle xoxo


  12. Gayle, you speak for all of us. It’s tough living up to our ideals sometimes. Other times, I think we surprise ourselves.

    Thanks for being human and for bothering to struggle. Thanks for letting us all know we’re not in it alone.


    • Thanks, Jamie. Yes, it’s tough at times but I sure don’t want to be in denial and pretend that I don’t have these emotions when I do. I like those times too when I get surprised and I “rise up” to the occasion so to speak.

      No, we’re sure not alone. Thanks for your support.


  13. jgavinallan

     /  May 8, 2011

    This is “your” poem. It seems to be the forerunner—or maybe the culmination of the others.
    You feel the anger and also your desire to control yourself. I sense guilt and self-doubt about the situation. You really paint an emotional picture. I see your soul ripping apart over what is happening. You even show an understanding of his pain—even if he is the cause.
    We have all been through it. My words does not make it easier. But at least—you are not alone

    love from a friend
    xoxo+an extra pair xo


    • You are very astute, Jaye! Yes, I let the anger fly sometimes but then can (sometimes) chastise myself for losing control. Oh well–that’s the way it goes! I am learning to accept what IS about myself and others. HARD to do! And I sure don’t want to wallow in guilt and self-doubt either.

      I wrote this minutes after I had a blowup with my boyfriend and it just came out of me like the anger did. I like it–it helped me. 🙂

      Yes, we’ve all been through it–thanks for your words–I really appreciate them. You are a wonderful friend.

      Your fan,
      Gayle xoxo


      • jgavinallan

         /  May 8, 2011

        thanks—talking to my friend–she is on cloud 9—she has an agent

        “your fan” very sweet thing to say.
        But! I was your fan first–lol

        love Jaye


  14. well i am glad the date is old on this…but i hear you…and it is our ego you know…and still i think we can find our way through it…i traveled this road a bit after losing my job a few years back….



Please share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


Words and Pictures from The Isle of Wight

writing in north norfolk

Writer of children's literature, short stories and poetry

Lady Nyo's Weblog

A woman writer's blog with invitations to other writers

Poetry Breakfast

Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry related creative non-fiction such as letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, and anything else that might feed a poet and poetry lover’s soul.

Mithai Mumblezz

Thinks and again mumbles!!


Thinking, writing, thinking about writing...


"We're all out there, somewhere, waiting to happen."


Nature needs Nurture

Whimsygizmo's Blog

poetic ponderings...parenting...procrastination...

Tao of Scrumble

A freeform way of life, love and everything

Tournesol dans un Jardin - Waka

Haiku * Troiku * Micropoetry

Sharp Little Pencil

Amy Barlow Liberatore... stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz


A Silent poet shouting to be heard


Romance of Five Clouds and Magical Poetry

kanzen sakura

South meets East: Poetry and Musings - words of the seasons

Poems, stories, paintings and more by Sharmishtha Basu

(Agnijaat, Agnishatdal, Agnijashatadalama, Indie Adda)

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

jaywalking the moon

poetry by claudia schoenfeld

She's Writing

Poetry and Prose

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

everyday amazing

spreading good cheer, fun & love for life

Michael's Lair

Just Write WordPress.com site

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.


Be inspired...Be creative...Be peace...Be

bardessdmdenton - author- artist

Historical and Literary Fiction / Essays / Poetry / Reviews /Book Cover and Interior Illustrations / Pet Portraits and Other Commissioned Artwork ... "Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death - fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant." ~ Edna Ferber, 1885-1968, American novelist, short story writer and playwright

Soul Dipper

Spirit Builder by Design

Contemplative Moorings

The official blog of unofficial author Michael Marsters.

Ramblings From A Mum

This is my journey, my thoughts, my views, plain and simple and from my heart. Please travel with me and share, hopefully it will be an interesting trip.


copyright 2013 - no reuse without permission ( see bwfiction.wordpress.com for fiction and fantasy )

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

All Is One With Our Creator


Take Control of Your Health

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging


poetic inspiration from life's simplicity


Mumblings of a Middle Aged Madwoman


if I go around more than once then ...

I Rhyme Without Reason

I live in words

Soul Speak

'You may say I'm a Dreamer, but I'm not the only one' ~ John Lennon

~ Dragon's Dreams ~

Carpe Noctem Quod Tempus Fugit!

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

A Sanctuary for Enlightenment and Peace through Poetry and Inspirational Thoughts as we go through Life


laughing at the malfunction of the universe is better than crying about it

Lorna's Voice

Finding ways to make words sparkle

Olivia's In- Mind Whirls..

"It's all in my mind"


Poets Pub

Leslie White

View artwork by Leslie White


The best time to love...is when it is impossible///Stories of the heart-broken/shattered and sometimes mended

%d bloggers like this: