Confessions of An Angry Teen

They told me to breathe

To let the anger go

To shake things off

And not to let my feelings show.

So when I took a deep breath

I stuffed the fury inside

Until one day

I could no longer hide.

I exploded everywhere.

No one was safe from my frown.

Not even the forecasted storm

Felt safe to come around.

As I stomped about

Glaring and in rage

I found myself

In the spotlight on a stage.

People saw a side of me

I really hate to share

Because it never fails

To cause them to stare.

They saw me raw

From the inside out

Especially when I had the nerve

To begin to cry and shout.

Yes, I made a fool of myself

In the middle of a crowd.

My display of anger

Was extremely big and loud.

Maybe they should have told me

To breathe and confess

When something bothers me

To get it off my chest.

But I might have missed

The lesson that I learned.

Suppressing feelings

Only leaves you burned.

Now I know that when angry

Breathe, pause, and reflect

Consider the consequences

Of not keeping my rage in check.

Talk about my feelings

Let someone know.

I need someone to listen

To help me let it go.

I had to find another way

To let it all out

Without

A shout

A pout

And stomping about.

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2 thoughts on “Confessions of An Angry Teen

  1. Thanks for sharing your heart. I remember my mom advising me to “hold my breath and count to ten” whenever I got mad. That happened a lot, especially in my teenage years. Now, all of those “centuries” later I can’t even remember what I was SO mad about. A friend once told me that I can start my day over anytime I choose. That seems to help quite a bit these days. Prayers and blessings.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I teach junior high students and so many of them are learning how to “start over”. I wish more parents would take time to teach their children how to appropriately express their emotions. Pray for the children and their parents. Blessings.

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