February 28

Haiku: Beware Of Anger…

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“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” Mahatma Gandhi

Haiku: Beware Of Anger... The monster within.                                             Painting is: L'Ange_du_Foyeur by Max Ernst
Haiku: Beware Of Anger… The monster within.  –  Painting is: L’Ange_du_Foyeur by Max Ernst

L’Ange du Foyer, by Max Ernst (1937)

In the twilight zone
The savage beast rages on
In YOU and In Us…

The monster within
Travels like a thief at night
Haunted by old slights…

Strangers throwing darts
Spewing toxins in our part
Blinded by half truths

Beware of Anger
Unspoken resentments kill
Like stagnant water

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Haiku: Beware Of Anger… Let the raging storm pass
Haiku: Beware Of Anger… Let the raging storm pass

Spreading destruction
Like fast ripples in a lake
Invades the senses

Stuck in old school cliques
A vicious bird soon drops dead
From rage in its head

Thoughts, words, acts and deeds
spitting venom every day
Do You know my name?

Beware of Anger
Fan the coals of compassion
Rid the heart of rage

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“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Mark Twain

Haiku: Beware Of Anger… consumes all in its path
Haiku: Beware Of Anger… consumes all in its path

Ferocious hatreds
Angry thoughts bleed through forked tongues

Does it call your name?
Like comments couched in meanness
Festering in pits

Beware of Anger
Forgive the horrors of war
Pray for peace within

How do you deal with anger? What enrages you? Let it go…

This post was inspired by Daily Prompt: Twilight Zone
Ever have an experience that felt surreal, as though you’d been suddenly transported into the twilight zone, where time seemed to warp, perhaps slowing down or speeding up? Tell us all about it. If you haven’t had an experience in real life that you can draw from, write a fictional account of a surreal experience. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SURREAL.

Positive Motivation Tip:  When anger rises in your chest, caution it to be calm for a while. Time helps reason sort things out and gives us a better perspective.  Be vigilant

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos L’Ange du Foyeur by Max Ernst,Day of Wrath, Rage, via Wikipedia or my collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


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  • Some people have a hard time letting go and the anger just takes over everything. It’s not fun to watch, or even be on the receiving end of. You wrote that well

  • What a great and timely post for me.

    I truly need to work in my anger and resentment especially about past things. I know all the theory but sometimes it is so difficult.

    Thank you for your post

  • Stupidity enrages me.. I can get it when people do not understand, but when someone just acts dumb for no reason that gets me crazy.

  • It is important to not allow yourself to be consumed with anger because it has a negative impact on your health.

  • I’ve been having a slight problem with the anger/irritation aspect in life lately. It doesn’t help being pregnant. I notice things irritate me a lot easier. But I do my best to take a deep breath and let it roll off my shoulder

  • I try to not let anger overcome me. My husband deals with a log of anger. When we get angry with each other, our rule is to not go to bed angry. There have been times where we haven’t gone to bed until 3-4 am. LOL

  • Thought-provoking haikus, Elizabeth. I don’t often get very angry anymore. I used to, and it took me a while to realise that it was only doing me damage.

  • There is a lot to think about here. I especially love the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  • I try not to get angry but if course it happens sometimes. When I’m angry I need space, I have to walk away from the situation for a while and either go somewhere peaceful like the beach, lake or park. But I always try to resolve the issue or at least express my feelings the same day because I don’t want to let it continue the next day.

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