Anger: Poetry On Odyssey

Anger: Poetry On Odyssey

Emotions are the air you need to continue the climb.
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Feelings are really hard to deal with sometimes. We get in positions where we don’t want to be, but we have no choice in. We just want to give up and maybe just lay in bed all day, not move, not feel. It would be so easy wouldn’t it?

I want to be angry.

I like being angry.


Anger is easier than happiness.

Happiness comes with talking to people.

It comes with forming relationships and making small talk.

Happiness means that I actually have to pay attention to people.

It means I have to be a contributing member of society.

I don’t know if I am ready for that kind of commitment.


Anger is easier than being sad.

Sadness usually is accompanied by tears.

Tears bring questions.

Questions asked by strangers.

Sometimes strangers are actually concerned for you.

Sometimes they ask why you are crying on the train.

I’m not sure I can handle talking to people.


Anger is easier than pretty much everything.

It allows you distance.

It allows you to drown.

It makes you alone.

It forces you to fall.

Anger is too easy.


It is easy. It is so easy to be angry. Angry at the Sun. Angry at the air you breathe. Angry at waking up. But, sometimes the easy path isn’t the one that is needed. The right path in life is going to be like climbing Everest and at times you may just want to let go and free fall because you’re exhausted and broken but I promise in the end, it is so worth it. Keep climbing. Wait for the peak. The journey is going to be hard, but the view will be breathtaking. Be sad and be happy. Your emotions are needed to survive and stay sane in life. Emotions are the air you need to continue the climb. Keep smiling because the air gets thinner towards the top.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.
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Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs. In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm..

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Depression Isn't Taken Seriously Until You Commit Suicide

According to society, until you commit suicide, your feelings aren't valid.

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"You're only seeking attention." Until you commit suicide.

"You just want everybody to feel sorry for you." Until you commit suicide.

"You're not actually stressed out." Until you commit suicide.

"You don't actually feel that way." Until you commit suicide.

"What do you even have in your life to be depressed about?" Until you commit suicide.

"You're just not trying hard enough to be happy." Until you commit suicide.

"You just like to complain about your problems." Until you commit suicide.

"Depression isn't real." Until you commit suicide.

"Your life can't be that hard." Until you commit suicide.

"You have too many good things in your life to feel that way." Until you commit suicide.

"You're just trying to be negative." Until you commit suicide.

"You're just psycho." Until you commit suicide.

"You don't know what struggling really feels like." Until you commit suicide.

"The world doesn't revolve around you." Until you commit suicide.

"It's not like it's the end of the world." Until you commit suicide.

"You're not actually sad." Until you commit suicide.


No one takes your depression seriously, until...you commit suicide.


If this article hits home, it's okay to speak up. Seek help if you need it, you are not alone.

National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255

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