Anger

The Daily Post prompt is: angry

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Anger is for injustice and cruelty,

for crying children with hungry bellies,

and ragged people with dead eyes,

huddled on the street,

for beaten dogs and needless slaughter,

for grotesque wealth

and rubbish heaps crawling with human scavengers.

Anger is the raised fist to say, no more,

and the shout in the throat

when he won’t leave her alone,

and the scars on the earth that will never heal.

For you there is only pain

and a vague regret

that I didn’t see it coming

and take back my love

before you tossed it in the wind.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

9 thoughts on “Anger”

  1. All of those things are anger worthy, in my opinion. The hungry children, the homelessness in the middle of all this obscene wealth, with people looking the other way. Injustice infuriates me…

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