Anger, fear, joy and love
are in every person’s DNA,
they teach us on our journey
and are with us every day.
They are some of the emotions
that are programmed in us all,
the glasses we experience life through
on man’s journey since the fall.
Some emotions like anger
have gotten bad press over the years,
though it’s more like an alarm clock
that awakens us to problems that are near.
It’s important how anger’s channeled
and not just the feelings it provokes,
it can triumph over evil
or simply simmer and explode.
Is it our mood or the “reason” for our anger
that determines how we respond,
because at times we’re mad at nothing
other times like a rock we refuse to bend.
Like the power of the atom
anger can be used for evil or for good.
It can change the course of history
and turn a hungry desert into food.
Anger’s not easily harnessed
cause it’s slippery and often hot
so the key is simply stopping
long enough to pray and plot.
Anger is purely neutral
it’s power comes in how it’s used,
we can use it to glorify our Father
or aim it at people to be abused.
The key to handling it wisely,
as the Lord God did Himself
when clearing out the moneychangers,
is to not focus on ourselves.
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