Day 25 – “I Use My Words”

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“I Use My Words” by Jaymie Gerard

 

Goodness, I am ANGRY

It makes me want to SHOUT

And STOMP and WEAR A MEAN FACE

To let the ANGER out

Instead I USE MY WORDS to say

WHAT I AM MAD ABOUT

 

Goodness, I am sad today

It makes me want to cry

And pout and whine and whimper

And sniffle, sob and sigh

Instead I use my words

To tell everybody why

 

Goodness, I am happy!

It makes me want to run

And go wild and act all crazy

Until the day is done

Instead I use my words ‘cause that way

We can ALL have fun!

 

When my FEELINGS get too STRONG

I know it’s time to say,

“I’ll USE MY WORDS to show how I feel

In a SAFE and HEALTHY way”

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4 responses »

  1. Hi there!
    Love this poem. Just wanted to ask if I can use this poem for my Children who have Witnessed Domestic Violence program? The poem lends itself really well to my feelings based program.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  2. I would love to use this poem in an exercise for children with behavioral and mental health diagnosis. Please let me know if this would be ok. I will of course make sure you get credit for writing it. 🙂 Thanks

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