Poems About Anger

Let these poems about anger remind you that while you may be feeling angry it is always better to calm down before saying anything or taking action. Anger never solves any issues, if anything being mad and flying into a rage makes things worse!

Also, be encouraged by our quotes about being angry and anger.


The Deeds Of Anger

Poet: Edgar A. Guest

I used to lose my temper an' git mad an' tear around
An' raise my voice so wimmin folks would tremble at the sound;
I'd do things I was ashamed of when the fit of rage had passed,
An' wish I hadn't done 'em, an' regret 'em to the last;
But I've learned from sad experience how useless is regret,
For the mean things done in anger are the things you can't forget.

Now I think I've learned my lesson an' I'm treadin' gentler ways,
An' I try to build my mornings into happy yesterdays;
I don't let my temper spoil 'em in the way I used to do
An' let some splash of anger smear the record when it's through;
I want my memories pleasant, free from shame or vain regret,
Without any deeds of anger which I never can forget.


I'm So Mad I Could Scream
Poet: William Cole

I'm so mad I could scream,
I'm so mad I could spit,
Turn over a table,
Run off in a snit!

I'm so mad I could yell,
I could tear out my hair,
Throw a rock through a window,
Or wrestle a bear!

On thinking it over
I will not leave home
But I'll put all my anger
Right here in this poem.

I'm feeling much better -
Like peaches and cream -
For a poem is the best way
Of letting off steam!


poems about anger


When Things Won't Work
Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011


I have to say,
It makes me angry,
When things don't go,
The way they should be.

I expect so much,
From things and people.
And when things go poorly,
I feel so ungleeful.

My temper gets hot,
And I don't know what to do.
I just wish some day,
These things would pull through.

But I have to stay calm,
And roll up my sleeves.
Maybe some direction,
Is all that I need.

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Quotes About Being Angry and Anger

quotes about being angry
Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.

Roy T. Bennett
Angry Quotes



Our family and cultural background forms our perception of how to express anger.

Malcom Rockwood, Dealing with Difficult People
Short Family Quotes



It is wise to direct your anger towards problems, not people;
to focus your energies on answers, not excuses.

William Arthur Ward
Poems of Encouragement



Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.

Cherie Carter-Scott
Positive Poems



Gratitude takes less energy than anger.

Kristin Cashore, Fire
Gratitude Poems



It’s not difficult to see that jealousy can be one of the greatest destroyers of compassionate relations; in the place of love, jealousy instills anger.

Robert L Leahy, The Jealousy Cure
Short Love Poems



Much of the anger we see and feel in this world is a result of unacknowledged loss and unresolved grief.

Bill DeFoore, Anger: Deal With It, Heal With It, Stop It From Killing You
Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles



Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Bodie Thoene
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Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself.

Tom Giaquinto
Life Is Too Short Quotes



Anger is a valid emotion. It's only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do.

Ellen Hopkins, Fallout
Positive Messages


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