Anger The Beautiful

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.

Mason Swinney

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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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5 Responses to Anger The Beautiful

  1. Susan Jones says:

    Really good Mason! Very insightful.

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  2. Amy says:

    Love this post so much! I always tell my clients that Anger itself is not bad it’s what we do w/ it as sinful humans that sometimes turns it ugly!

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  4. Will says:

    Psalmist says “In your anger do not sin, ponder in your own hearts, on your own beds and be silent, offer right sacrifices and put your trust in the Lord”

    Loved the poem, Mason.

    Anger can me used for good, to motivate, inspire, start change, etc. I think that’s what i liked most about this piece.

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