Mamta Agarwal

Rookie - 0 Points (March 27,1951 / India)

Controlling Anger Before It Controls You - Poem by Mamta Agarwal

When toxic and volatile emotions
Are causing confusion and commotion,
Feelings are hijacked, hot thoughts race,
Mind gets enveloped in a rage.

As a consequence, visibility comes down,
It’s wise to shift gears and slow down.
Switch on the wipers
And clear the fog on the mind’s mirror.

Lest you forever live to regret
And wonder how I met with an accident.
Take few deep breaths, and count to ten,
As anger clouds the perception.

Your ability to discern goes haywire
So whatever you say backfires.
First deal with your inner pollution,
To stop firing deadly ammunition.

Remove yourself from the object of your ire
Lest you shoot arrows of fire
And give in to your primitive instinct,
Do something that your mood uplifts.

When the fog finally lifts
You’ll realise, perception does shift.
Then you’ll be glad
Things didn’t get out of hand.

Anger is our worst enemy
Causes havoc in our life and body chemistry.


Comments about Controlling Anger Before It Controls You by Mamta Agarwal

  • Sadiqullah Khan (9/3/2008 1:40:00 AM)

    Anger never changes the reality outside except remorse later on, , alas, if that demon was under control, , fine words in stanzas, ,10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/28/2008 7:38:00 AM)

    When the fog finally lifts
    You’ll realise, perception does shift.
    Then you’ll be glad
    Things didn’t get out of hand.

    Very true-often we do things in fit of anger and then regret. Thought provoking poem +10
    regards anjali
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  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (8/26/2008 12:37:00 PM)

    Anager is a pollution of inner self..........
    An emotion which destroys more than doing any good.Any good achieved this
    way can not permanent and will destroy the values by whcih virtues stood
    A very good write.............
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  • (8/24/2008 8:47:00 AM)

    I guess there is a positive anger which makes you fight against social or familal injustice, and a blind rage which is ego-driven and sees affront everywhere. That's the way it seems to me. A nice thought-provoking poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (8/24/2008 5:14:00 AM)

    ...very significant thoughts came out with fine words.......10+++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Vidi Writes (8/24/2008 2:13:00 AM)

    Whatever has begun in Anger
    Ends with shame.

    Knowingly...
    Every one ends with this shame.

    A slave of Temper and Irritations
    is what human amde of.

    However said... whatever thought
    It just peeps out time and again.

    Way out? ? ? ?
    Yes there is... Admit that its the EGO
    Its the feeling of ME... that ruins us..
    That drives us to a shameful end
    Admi this... try to come out of it..
    Its not ME.... its WE....
    Thats the power.

    Very thought provoking one..
    Enjoyed reading this...
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  • (8/24/2008 1:48:00 AM)

    a nice advise..anger control management...

    Ency Bearis
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (8/23/2008 10:56:00 PM)

    A very good medicine/prescription for anger. While detailing the dangers of anger u have also given wonderful suggestions to control it. I remember from Bhagavat Geeta
    'Krodadbhavathi sammohaha,
    sammohath smrithi vibhrama
    smrithi bhramshath buddhi nasha
    buddhi nasha pravishtathi'
    a grand 10++++
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  • (8/23/2008 7:06:00 AM)

    When Pak attacks Indian borders, India for sure not control anger and sits back. If Pak offers peace India takes peace not arms. Anger beyond is not good but required if needed but angry for ever is not a good package.10 for a good perception (Report)Reply

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  • Marilyn Lott (8/23/2008 6:45:00 AM)

    You send a very powerful message about anger. We all have it but many cannot control the rage and terrible things occur because of it. Great poem! A '10! '

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn
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