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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Caging angst...

Every now and then I have one of those days
Where nothing seems to go the way I'd planned 

In the past, these days would lead me to frustration 
I'd act out, hoping a hand would come 
And guide me through the storm 

But it seems these days are different 
Rather than getting all riled up and angry
I simply find myself sighing
Resigned to the fact that some things
Are just out of my control 

I don't act act in response
But instead find my emotions burning
And my frustrations inwardly mounting
Thus it seems that I've matured 
And learned to deal with adversity

But have I?
Simply because I keep much of my angst within?

Because it seems to me
Judging, at least, by the temperature 
From the boil within
That I'm just as affected as ever
That despite a newly discovered ability 
To keep my emotions caged
I'm still the same kid 
Looking for a hand to guide me 

Maybe this is maturity 
Learning to shut the hell up
While taking the bad in stride

1 comment:

  1. Learning to shut the hell up while taking the bad in stride = Picking and choosing your battles. Definitely a sign of maturation.