Anger


Anger clutched my heart

Squeezing it tight

The beat of it thundered

My pulse raced

Brow knitted

Face turned ugly

I confronted the man

Who had cheated me


My hard earned money

You took from me

I shall not rest

Till revenge is mine

Go to hell

I cursed in my mind

Over and over

A million times


Everyone around

Scampered away

Not knowing my thoughts

But feeling my angst

Go to hell

I cursed in my mind

Over and over

A million times


A passing tantrik

Read my mind

I have a mantra

I will bring you back

All that you lost

Light the pyre

Bring incense sticks

Flowers and sweets

We will make a sacrifice


The day arrived

For my revenge

He would suffer

The hell bringer

I would throw him


After a month

I met him again

My enemy did die

But just in my heart

He died as an enemy

Into the great fire

For his suffering

Would balm my heart


Tell me the mantra

I am ready

I have been in hell

I burn day and night

Enough is enough

I want this to end

Pray tell me the mantra

That will bring me back

All that I lost


Said the tantrik

Repeat this after me

I have been wronged

I will take right action

But deep in my heart

I shall forgive

With no malice

I bless my enemy


Oh you tricked me

I screamed

What will I get

Definitely no revenge

And not all that I lost

The tantrik replied

He will suffer

In a month’s time

Till then

Chant what I taught


After a month

I met him again

My enemy did die

But just in my heart

He died as an enemy

But lives as a teacher

For my pulse has slowed

My heart is full of love

And I got my life back

Which is what I had lost


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