I’m Allowed to be Angry

I’m allowed to be angry
About the poverty in the world
The homeless on the streets
Violence against women

I’m allowed to be angry
About the damage of power
The unheard voices
Choices taken away

I’m allowed to be angry
About the way I’m put down
Made to feel less than I am
Treated with disrespect

What do I do with this anger?

Can I turn it into love?

I'm able to take action
To give my time and energy
Feed those who are hungry
Stand up to hate

I’m able to take action
To bring about true equality
Make all voices heard
Create space for choice

I’m able to take action
To demand honest respect
Stand in my own power
Be exactly who I am

I’m allowed to be angry
I’m able to take action
I am compassionate

There are things I can change

I can transform my anger into love

I can act