RDP Monday: TEMPER
When I was growing up
my Mom used to tell me I had my Dad’s temper,
my Dad used to tell me I had my Mom’s temper
you could say
they were both right because it seems like
they lost their tempers whenever they saw ‘that look on my face’
or I opened my mouth and my voice hit their ears
and I guess I picked up their tempers
that they lost around me
and I kept them for my own, where they made a home
in the coldest places of my heart.
6 thoughts on “Found It”
Ha. fun spin on losing their tempers..and you finding them! Well done.
That’s the thing about losing your temper- someone else is bound to pick it up.
A great quote.
Wow. I felt this in my core.
It’s far to easy to pass on anger. I wonder why that is?
A coping mechanism. Big emotions tend to always appear as anger first. Confusion, sadness, any and all of them generally result in anger. If you grew up with angry parents, you never learned how to see it handled better. Processing emotions wasn’t a thing in your childhood home, no one modeled any differently. You get stuck there too.