Some folks resort to
Violence to quell anger –
Some to drugs or drink –
I resort to poetry –
But not on all occasions
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
My recent spike in poetic output was initially spurred on by something someone did that left me angry. Momentum once I got going then changed motivation to challenge their actions to outright flaunting to them for trying to subdue the indomitable spirit. 🙂
Poetry writing is an outlet I LOVE having in my life, but I’m also human where I resort to other means to quell my anger. I just and won’t ever do drugs or drink for it, though, not currently or ever having done either aside from a few sips of wine or beer some special moments where drinking Coke or juice didn’t really feel right. 🙂
The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.