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Of Anger of anger

There is a place where confusion and anger collide

The horns of devils and the wings of angels lock in a fit of war

Will peace override the torrents of fear seeping through your veins?

Will the angels flap their wings of light and elevate your pain

God has warned us against rashness, warned us to reconsider

When the clock ticks in the background as you shudder to remember

The warnings, the climax of emotion that overspill as tears

Of anger, Remember

It is better this way.




Hi, my name's Aisha and I am 24 years of age. I'm passionate about writing poetry. Sometimes, I don't know how to convey my thoughts in normal conversation but I can spin off a poem about what I am feeling in 5 minutes. Or less. Writing is my thing. Like it is a lot of people's 'thing' and sometimes the only 'thing' that is a sufficient outlet to stop us all from going crazy. There's a lot of pain and anxiety in my poems, but often relief, which I find hard to convey but manage to slip it in at the end with a reference from the Quran or a hadith. If you feel you recognise this same emotional attachment to words, then feel free to read my blog and do not hesitate to contact me, comment and subscribe! Peace, Aisha -a.K.a-

3 thoughts on “Of Anger of anger

  1. “The horns of devils and the wings of angels lock in a fit of war” – I really feel this line….. It’s heavy!

    I have a guess as to what your poem is about, and then a question…

    1. Your poem is about the inner struggle against ones own soul

    2. My question is about your last 5 words. What is “better this way?”

    1. hey! first of all thanks for the feedback very much appreciated,

      Secondly, this piece had two meanings: One as you noted the struggle against the negative in oneself or as they would say in arabic your “nafs”, so your soul or your ego. The other meaning is the more literal one of making decisions on the spot, in that moment where you can choose anger or you can choose to digest things rationally and take your time with your own emotions.

      The answer to your second question is that sometimes when people are angry they release it through tears as opposed to verbal abuse, violence etc and then once they have cried they have released those negative feelings and can go on to find peace. This is what I meant by the final part of the poem.

      1. You are very welcome, of course 🙂

        So ok the first was about the greater jihad against the Nafs, as you confirmed….

        And so “it is better this way” basically means it is better to shed tears than to resort to verbal abuse and violence, leading to finding peace! ok i understand now…….thats beautiful!

        Thankyou for taking the time to explain to me your wonderful poem 🙂 Salam!

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