My Anger

by TT, age 16

My anger in me is like a raging cheetah
Stalking its prey, ready to attack

All my anger never goes away
I keep thinking about it

My problems never go away
My problems are a disease that you can't cure

My anger feels like a house burning down to the ground
Nothing can make the fire go out

Even though my anger is toward you
or anybody, or anything --
You can't make that go away

I'm fire
You are water

You put me out
I always come back

Maybe someday my problems will evaporate into thin air
When I close my eyes and make a wish

Maybe someday that burning house of anger will stop burning

And the sun will shine and make everyone happy