Tired of Anger

“They” say…you know which they…
You probably have them, too.
But I keep reading that negative emotions
I feel are a choice I make…that I can choose
to respond to negative with negative,
the old “he made me mad!”
But the option is to love him,
to pour it out on him, on his words,
on the flame. The love becomes
a blanket smothering the fire,
leaving a carpet of love,
the anger doused.