Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Anger does not pay


Anger is red danger
But a familiar stranger

So It came as no surprise
At the times I have paid the price
More than the usual thrice
Before becoming very wise

The judge said
I should have been put in a cage
If one considers all the damage
I brought on with my rage

I knew
My anger was unreasonable
My anger was invincible
My anger was uncontrollable
But still very reversible

You see
In anger I always surrender
To the pressure I am under

In anger, I ungraciously lose
To the one I righteously accuse

In anger, I immoderately protest
Instead of letting things rest
Then trying responsibly to digest
And deal with issues best

So I say, So I say
Anger does not pay
Anger does not stay
Delay it from display
In time it will only go away

Now I know that
Anger does not pay
Anger does not stay
Calmness you should play
Before you begin to fall astray

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

www.sylviachidi.com

Submitted: Monday, April 10, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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  • Leo Grimwick (6/23/2006 12:46:00 AM)

    This is totally brilliant, magnificient, but somehow not perfect... I find this quite boring at the end of the poem. It's too long... (Report) Reply

  • Cassie Campton (5/25/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    I am very impressed with this poem. I love the unique way it flows and I can definitly relate. (Report) Reply

  • Andy Hall (4/25/2006 4:21:00 PM)

    This is a very cool poem. I like the rhyming pattern but there is a depth of wisdom in the words that is quite satisfying. Objectivity costs, but there is something to be recouped from the satifisfaction that skillful articulation brings. (Report) Reply

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