16 May

“He who angers you conquers you.” ~Elizabeth Kenny


There was a man who was angered
Because he did not get
Exactly what he had in mind
So he got quite upset

He whined, complained and let off steam
And then a few days later
Forgot about what angered him
And stopped being a hater

A Warrior walked up to him
And asked “You still upset?
A couple days ago you were
Filled with venom and fret”

“No,” the man replied, “that was
A couple days ago
It’s sorted itself out and now
I no longer feel woe”

“Then here is something that will bring
You back to that passed day”
The Warrior said and proceeded
To these harsh words say:

“You are a fool, you are disgusting
Weak, pathetic, lame
Selfish, how you spout your wrath
And constantly lay blame

You give no thought of how your words
Cause turmoil in others
All you care about is you
No thought for sisters, brothers

You don’t get what you want and so
You act like a big baby
Instead of taking days to cool
Do it instantly, maybe?”

The man who was upset was once
Again filled with much rage
The Warrior had poked the bear
And rattled his small cage

“How dare you say these words to me?”
He shouted angrily
The Warrior said, “‘Cause I won’t
Just sit here silently”

“You have a problem and I see
A chance to help you train
And so I make you this promise:
I will cause you much pain

I will ruffle your feathers and
I will step on your toes
I’ll stomp your eggshells and I will
Cause your ego great woes

You’ll get upset, then feel better
A couple days from now
And when you do, I promise you
I make you this stern vow:

That I will do it all again
‘Till pattern’s clear to you”
With that the Warrior turned and
Walked off into the blue

Leaving the upset man to
Huff and puff and be mad
Until a couple days later
When something made him glad

                            ~Miro 🙂


8 Responses to “Upset”

  1. slklesko May 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Love love love this.

    • Miro May 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

      Gratitude. 🙂

  2. susielindau May 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    This is such a great fable!

    • Miro May 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

      Thank you kindly. 🙂

  3. Soma Mukherjee May 17, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Oh loved it 🙂

    • Miro May 17, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      Thank you Soma. 🙂

  4. Sue Dreamwalker May 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Miro a great lesson on life.. one that often just keeps repeating until at last it is learned. Blessings ~Sue

  5. granbee May 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Wow–how much that warrior cared to go to so much trouble to “train” that man out of his knee-jerk upset reactions!

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