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When you find yourself in a rage a side of you comes out that no one, even you, recognizes. This poem was written after an episode where my feelings got the better of me and I hurt a very dear friend.

Poison

Words that need to be spoken should not accumulate inside.
The hurt, pain or jealousy a person feels can not hide.

Sorrow and anger can be and will be suppressed.
But this only leads to a person feeling depressed.

Anger is a deadly toxin in which the body it flows.
When it takes over limb by limb, everyone knows.

The body - The mind controls and manipulates.
As the poison enters the veins and circulates.

When the poison reaches the heart it's too late.
Disastrous emotions take over such as revenge and hate.

The antidote to cure these emotions, is not so hard to find.
We must search to learn to control our spirited bodies and minds.
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17 Visitor Comments

moly
very true! good presentation of thoughts :)
tina
Hey girl this was a good poem. I think every teenage girl goes throught it so keep on going . You made me feel better and what hurts the most is i have cancer and have no real friends
Shawna
MELISSA- YOU COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER! I DEDICATE THIS POEM TO THE WHOLE WORLD, I WISH I COULD WRITE IT IN EVERY LANGUAGE AND SEND A COPY TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL ALIVE. !
mary
ur poem was great it really touched me
shalini
the poision that you have mentioned in this peom that everyones has in their hearts for others as this is a competitive world, no one can see the ohter coming up in life. To be frank i have experienced this very poision in my life for the first time from my very best friend, though i have forgiven her i can never forget the poision she has in her heart for me. this greives me alot.
Lissa
It is a really nice poem, good job! Keep on writing, luv, melissa roberts
Cindy
this is so true i totally understand what this poem is like. I mean day by day you see teens today fighting with each other about nothing, and they dont exactly care on who is, or how much the words they say can totally, effect one another. Then they regret on how they had done it, but its too late.they already lost a part of their friendship.
Laura
This is a great poem, coming from a place of fear, pain and abuse. It really hits home. It makes you think twice about life, and where you let it take you. Thanks
laura
coming from a place that was full of anger,hurt and pain.this poem really hits home. I will be passing it on.THANKS
libby
great!
leopard324
Thanks 4 writting this poem, because you have found such a great synoum 4 anger and rage I thank you for the passion in which you write so deeply inside yourself.Anger is just like a posin it can destroy everything just like a posin does to your body and like when you said it's 2 late when it gets to the heart anger will destroy you.
Christina
i think it was a wonderful poem.everyone should read it!
michelle
Anger is poison and it doen destroy and sometimes, sadly, it is when its too late to control. I have a short temper and to hear this poem helps me relize how truly damaging anger can be unless controlled.
Wanda
I had been searching for the word's to explain to people how anger can kill you,and you seem to have found the key that unlock's the door.It say's it all,thank's
melissa
great poem like to read more
krisi
this poem is awesome...written very well with much information
Vidal
Hi,just simple and honest down to earth,i wish i could send some of mine but i do not think mine is good enough keep writing,i enjoy your wit.

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