Anger Not Danger by Poet Lorraine Brooks

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Anger Not Danger by Poet Lorraine Brooks

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Mr. Divabetic focuses on ‘ANGER & DIABETES’ on August’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2016. 6-7:30 PM.

Diabetes is the perfect breeding ground for anger. Anger can start at diagnosis with the question, “Why me?” You may dwell on how unfair diabetes is: “I’m so angry at this disease! I don’t want to treat it. I don’t want to control it. I hate it!”

Poet Lorraine Brooks shares her feelings about ‘anger’ in her poem, ‘Anger Not Danger’ written specifically for our free monthly Diabetes Late Nite podcast.

‘Anger Not Danger’ by Lorraine Brooks

anger forms circles and
drowns us in fears
and makes something worse than
it really appears.

anger is words that are
hard to take back
and that cause us to put
others under attack.

it causes confusion and
goes against grains.
it makes us do things that
causes us pains.

but anger can also be
something that drives
and gives us the push to
make better our lives.

anger has made me
take care of my needs
and given me strength to
accomplish hard deeds.

when I am angry I
speak with more care
just to make sure that
my content is clear.

it isnt a bad thing
the anger we’ve known;
it calls our attention to
how much we’ve grown.

it shouldn’t be something
we run away from
but just a reminder that
things must be done.

so use all your anger
to push you along.
to do difficult things that
will help you be strong.

be angry at things
that SHOULD make you feel fettered.
then use that same anger
to work for the better.

be kind to your anger.
be kind to your soul.
your anger can spur you
to better control.


TUNE IN: August’s Diabetes Late Nite show on ‘ANGER & DIABETES’ on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6- 7:30 PM, EST. Hosted by Mr. Divabetic. His guests include Author of “Overcoming Destructive Anger” Dr. Bernard Golden PhD, Dr. Lori Shemek PhD, Susan Weiner MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Laura Laria, Jill Knapp- Woolsey, Poet Lorraine Brooks, Mama Rose Marie, and the Charlie’s Angels Outreach. Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected songs from Essential Evelyn “Champagne” King courtesy of SONY Music.

Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

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