Anger Management 101 - Poem by Mark Walters
Cruel words in my ears explode,
Turning off my brain's nice mode.
Payback, now my first response;
Revenge will be served hot for once!
Bitter words like cement sink in,
Hardened in my heart again.
As arrows seek their own venue,
Fresh wounding cuts a swath anew.
Its barbs stuck fast inside my soul,
Allowed the tempter to control.
Enraged, my deadly bolts take flight,
Gods love eclipsed by selfish night.
But I know the cursing on my breath,
Is the reason of my Savior's death.
For in those mournful, sunken eyes,
His love embraced my bitter cries.
The angry words that shattered me,
Break on the cross I love so dear.
No more will I be slain by fear;
This curse stops right now, right here.
Freed from hatred and the shame,
God's grace snuffed out sin's evil flame.
He gave His life to set me free,
Forgiveness is alive in me!
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