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Anger Turned Into Awesome

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The Downward Slide

When things start to go bad

You can follow the path

Slowly you go from bad to worse

If you're not careful

You can lose control

The anger builds

You start saying things without thinking

Soon you will believe

A whole world of foolishness

There is a better way

Changing up your regular routine

Before it is too late

You might have a past

That has been a series of bad decisions after another

There is no need to do it again

Just because your day isn't going well

It doesn't mean the following

That your life is always going to be this way

So drop the idea

This always happens to me

Don't follow up with I hate my life

Because you are making a mountain out of a molehill

You are seeing red and can think of nothing better

Then I am going back to bed

I can't stand this anymore

Soon you have made a pattern

One that your mind is familiar with

Now is the time

We need to find something to distract our thoughts

Take a drive

Go for a walk

Visit a local store and browse

You don't need to buy

Find something you enjoy

Treat yourself to a little bite to eat

After an hour has passed

You will find your no longer

Quick to judge

Not as hot-tempered

Now you can see even though things aren't great

There are things that you can do

To make your day better

Then when you try to fix the problems that have come your way

A slow change is a step in the right direction

Feeling good about yourself

Makes good sense

Then we are less likely to go off the handle

When future problems arise

What happens to you

Could have happened to many people

It is up to you

To make the best of a tough situation

Then you can find a solution

That will work

When or if this problem happens again

This is not the end of the story

It is a little after four A.M.

I woke up

My legs are restless

I don't have to get up to six-thirty

Thinking about yesterday

My wife said I couldn't help you out in the yard

I told her

Why are we going to go there

If you go out in the yard

The bugs love you

You end up with bug bites that turn into welts

Even though we both spray ourselves with bug spray

Some strange way it doesn't help

I could put the solar lights in

I can cut the grass

Instead, we do things together

As husband and wife

You like a plant in the ground

I ask you where you want it

I dig the hole and plant it

You take off all the tags on the solar lights

You fix the batteries just so

I put them in the ground

Scattered around our yard

You pick the spots once again

I make suggestions

A little to the left

Would it look better in the middle?

We compromise

We bought some white buckets

To put some tomato plants in

We haven't decided where they are going to go

In the yard on top of an old picnic bench

We moved a glass table off the deck

We moved another table on the deck

We tried to get an old umbrella stand to loosen up

When we left the umbrella

In on a windy day

It broke ofcourse

We hung up a bird feeder

Then I tried to cut the grass

It was later than normal

I was still mowing at almost nine o'clock at night

You yelled at me

It is late

What will the neighbors think

I said I know but I want to get it done

I stopped the mower and tried to get under where the trampoline goes

I broke the mower

No spring in the handlebar

I don't know what I did

I have a backup mower

I couldn't get that started either

Enough is enough

I decided to call it a night

The night doesn't stop there

While I was writing this

We had an unexpected visitor

A black ant roaming around our kitchen

No matter how much bug spray I seem to use

They still come through our slider

So even though the day might be over

It started yesterday with my wife being so angry

She wears these wraps on her legs

To help with the swelling

The wraps wouldn't stick

She got so mad and frustrated

I get it

I understand it

I don't have an answer

She did

No wraps today

I had it

So this is when I turn to write

Looking for a better solution

In the morning light







Comments

DREAM ON (author) on June 26, 2020:

Peggy Woods There is always going to be something bad going on in the world. If we look at the world as a big picture and break it down as how much of it is bad we will find it is a very small percentage and most people are wonderful. Unfortunately, the bad people get publicity while the good people read all about it through the news and the all the sources of the media. We need to override the bad feelings with a larger dose of good. Pumping up the good to remind us they are the people that make everything right and beautiful in the world. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Friday is here again. With it a new start and new thoughts.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 18, 2020:

It is easy to understand why many people appear angry at this time. There are instances of illness and death because of the pandemic, rising unemployment and all that entails, and injustice towards certain groups of people readily viewable on the news broadcasts. We have those issues, and the daily frustrations that also crop up, like your broken mower. We must all learn to defuse anger, and concentrate on what is right and beautiful in our world.

DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee Problems seem to come in all different shapes and sizes. The way you handle them is the way we live life. Sometimes one day at a time. We can wish things were different but it is up to us to make the slow changes that make things better. All your energy and time in writing will keep paying off. There might be other skills that you are good at that you can do also while you are waiting for the checks to come in. Helping other people online with writing or maybe being a teachers assistant could be some other options. There are times we don't see our own talents and we are very gifted in many areas of our life. Doing what we love is always something I strongly believe in. Making it pay off and work for you can be difficult but not impossible. Thank you for reading my poem. It is always a pleasure to see how you are doing. Keep going to make things that we're one day impossible possible. I believe in faith. I am cheering for you every step of the way. It looks like rain here but that isn't going to stop me. Maybe slow me down a bit.

DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2020:

Devika Primic Anger is an emotion like so many others. I carefully choose not to use it. I don't want to bury it like a dog does a bone. Only to dig it up at a later date. I want to unravel the problem at its core. Like a ball of yarn that is so hard to roll up again. We don't go there. We decide to make better choices. It is way too much effort and our life is so more important to let the little things break us apart. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings that help us all understand and see life in a different light. Happy Thursday. Have a wonderful day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 09, 2020:

My frustrations stem from my own problems and right now I am once again seeking your writing jobs. The travel book for NY State went very well and the client loved it but it will be another month before it's published she publishes 10 books at a time. I have another client I just corrected some work for and I am waiting for an answer on that and life goes on.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 08, 2020:

DREAM ON Anger is such that one can get out of control and say the worst to another but if you are in control of your anger there is no need to have regrets in your last words. Sometimes a crisis can have a hold of anger on us and what people are going through is frustrating from any point of view.

DREAM ON (author) on June 07, 2020:

Lorna Lamon We can make our own fun. Even in the toughest of times, there is no limit to the happiness we can create. Even when things don't go as expected we have to work a little harder to see the joy trickle through.Thank you for all your comments and your lovely visits. Have a wonderful Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on June 07, 2020:

Ann Carr Each day we can see changes that make us feel good. The good weather alone makes me so happy. Thank you so much for reading and following. I look around and try to do a little better and if it is helping my wife doing something or have a little more fun in work. Have a great Sunday.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 06, 2020:

We tend not to watch the news as much as before. It's too depressing and the ridiculous events and behaviour just add more stress. You've said it, it all starts at home, doing our little bit and doing good, helping and innovating and making each other happy.

Have a great weekend!

Ann

Lorna Lamon on June 06, 2020:

Words of wisdom in these lines Dream On. Anger never solves anything as logic flies out the window when we are angry. Getting outside into nature is a great way to calm the mind and ease the spirit. Loved this poem, in particular the last three lines, which I can relate to. Keep smiling my friend.

DREAM ON (author) on June 06, 2020:

Ann Carr Tensions are high. People are angry. Not just at each other but at themselves. My father often said If you can fix your own life and make it pleasant and enjoyable then other things will follow. It starts at home. There is so much in the news that will make your head spin. If you try and do the right thing and other people did the same it would be a better world. Unfortunately, life is more difficult and complicated. So the mean people seem to make the news and voice their opinion on others. I wonder why don't the good people win every time. There are more of us than bad people. My father would also say that it is not the way the world works. Then he also said if we all want to make small changes the world would be different. People don't want to that is why the world is so crazy. I haven't been able to prove him wrong and he passed away in 1991. So I think he knew a little more than me. Back then he would talk about things like you have seen nothing yet. I said the world will just get better with technology and we are smarter than your generation. Once again I put my foot in my mouth. Thank you so much for being the first to share on my latest hub. I appreciate it so much. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and laugh all day if you can. See you soon. When the sun meets the moon.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 06, 2020:

It's so easy to let anger get out of control, isn't it, especially within a group. Finding a distraction, something pleasant and good, can be all you need. Great thoughts, especially in these times.

Ann