Friday, October 12, 2018

WHEN I GET ANGRY: An Original Poem

 
Some time ago, I got an idea for a collection of poems titled The Animal in Me. In the poems, children would imagine themselves to be like certain animals at times depending on how they felt. For example, an angry child might feel like he/she was a grizzly bear--or a child being sent to his/her room as punishment might feel like a big cat trapped in a cage. The collection never went too far. Here is one of the poems from it.
 
WHEN I GET ANGRY
 
When I get angry, I’m a bear…
A grizzly bear
With coarse brown hair
And teeth that tear.
You best beware!
 
When I get angry,
I clench my paws
And snap my jaws.
I prowl and growl
Around my room
And fuss and fume
And stomp the floor
And slam my door…
 
Till
I’m not angry anymore.




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5 comments:

jama said...

I'm a sucker for a bear poem, Elaine. Enjoyed this one. The emotions reminded me of Where the Wild Things Are.

Mitchell Linda said...

Oh, that's perfect....and not just for kids ;0)

laurasalas said...

Oh, I like this, Elaine:>) Feels very true!

Mary Lee said...

I believe in the power of a good rant!

Michelle Kogan said...

Fun poem, and I love your ending!