Anger is fire

Anger boils furiously at the throat
After surging upwards through the chest
Hard, upwards, fast, force
Hot, Fire.

For a brief moment there is a choice
To swallow the anger, or let it out
To keep patient, stay focused
Or lose it, fight, scream and shout

But anger is fire, it only burns
Yourself and anyone you touch
Like a flame compared to the resulting inferno
The reaction is often way too much

Burning relationships, burning friendships
Burning homes, burning hearts
Leaving embers, smoke and ashes
And people hurt, living alone, apart

Anger boils furiously at the throat
After surging upwards through the chest
Hard, upwards, fast, force
Hot, Fire...controlling it is best

Saqib Hussain

Author of "Sweet Bird" and other works, available for free download from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/566363