Anger not nice

Anger not nice

Chunks of coal.

Tracy is a student of Venerable Chodron. This poem was written by Tracy’s dad (who is not a Buddhist), age 88, while reading Working with Anger.

Anger vice not nice
Poison lingering price
Lost self-control
Trapping foot in hole
Productive time stole
Emotions playing role
Gift made from black coal
Nerves taking their toll
Anger has no special room
Heats up nothing but doom
Disaster meets its groom
Playing nothing but gloom

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Guest Author: Tracy's Dad

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