the ABC’s of anger

This poem was originally published in 2006 here and is written by me. I was playing with my thesaurus at the time,  finding words for anger. I was listening to Rilo Kiley and myspacing hard. I spent countless nights teaching myself HTML, formatting websites,  writing content.  I love being able to go back in time and see what I was up to and what I was writing. I realize things about myself that I forgot. ________________________________

ABC’s of Anger

You could say I am annoyed, antagonized & aggravated.
You remind me of that bitter taste of coffee in my mouth,
With you I am displeased.
Almost enraged I am, exacerbated & exasperated,
I find myself furious, fierce, & ferociously fuming.
Hardly hateful just heated with a hot head
I am ill tempered. You make me impassionate, insensitive,
I feel inflamed, increasingly infuriated, & irate. Intensely irritated.
I am maddened. Your words make me offended & outraged.
You provoke me into a raging, resentful sad Satan.
Watch for spitefulness coming your way.
I am airline turbulence, making passengers uptight.
Vicious & vexed like a bad villain.
I am wired & worked up with wrath.
I have no zest or zeal.
This is a zero-sum game.
%$%$#FU*C*&%#$K off.


  1. May 11, 2010 / 8:17 pm

    I remember the first time I heard this song – on a Grey's Anatomy soundtrack my friend was playing in her car. I proceeded to listen to it near-nonstop for weeks. Thanks for reminding me of it!

    PS “Aggravated” is one of my favorite adjectives.

  2. Jamie
    May 13, 2010 / 2:48 pm

    Rilo Kiley are so good. I heart Jenny Lewis.

  3. alexjames
    May 13, 2010 / 7:40 pm

    Jeez. I went back and read some of my own poetry from that long ago, and it took a full bottle of scotch to wash the taste of shame from my mouth.

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