A powder keg about to blow
Your fuse is short …. you can’t let go
Can’t get your way …. you make a scene
You pitch a fit …. you shout and scream.

Feathers ruffled …. voices loud
Don’t know what this is all about.
Out of control …. can’t get you back
Always on guard … to pounce …. attack.

There’s no pill …. to bring you down
Before you’re done …. you’ll hit the ground.
No way to know …. what will ignite
Fuel your rage and start a fight.

Not so much fun to be around
Afraid to speak or make a sound
Everything I say or do
Sets you off and annoys you.

What can I do to make you see
You’re hurting you …. you’re hurting me?
Everyone is trying hard
To keep you calm …. right from the start.

But, stress and tension seem to find
You in distress …. most of the time
I’ll step away … away from you
There’s nothing more that I can do.


Photo: bing.com/images

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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