The Power of Anger

Anger

Response to pain
Moral compass
Inertia overcome
Call to action
Growing agency
Expression of power

Volcanic eruption

Feeling alive
The lure of domination
Victim becomes abuser
Addictive cycle
Spiral into destruction
Vortex of despair

Group identification

Response to pain
Moral compass
Inertia overcome
Call to action
Growing agency
Expression of power

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Feeling alive
The lure of domination
Victim becomes abuser
Addictive cycle
Spiral into destruction
Vortex of despair

Protests

Response to pain
Moral compass
Inertia overcome
Call to action
Growing agency
Expression of power

Burning tyres buses buildings

Feeling alive
The lure of domination
Victim becomes abuser
Addictive cycle
Spiral into destruction
Vortex of despair

Mob justice

Response to pain
Moral compass
Inertia overcome
Call to action
Growing agency
Expression of power

Dead red ants 1

Feeling alive
The lure of domination
Victim becomes abuser
Addictive cycle
Spiral into destruction
Vortex of despair

Violence

Response to pain
Moral compass
Inertia overcome
Call to action
Growing agency
Expression of power

Revolution

I wrote this poem after the evictions in Hammanskraal and University of Fort Hare protests in 2016 – I believe anger can be a powerful force for good and bad. Where does anger take you? What control do you have over the direction?

Red Ants is the name of the security company tasked with evicting people in Hammanskraal.

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