From my 13 year old daughter, Alannah, whose writing skills I wish I had:
Did you know that anger has a smell?
A feel, a taste, a sound?
The stench of stress and pain
The salty taste of held-back tears
The strained sound of a rubber band
Stretched to its breaking point.
Oh, yes, anger is tangible
Tangible and terrible and painful
But here's the thing about anger:
Anger is the absence of emotion.
Or, better, the suppression of it.
And maybe there's a cure
And maybe that cure--
Sadness is the opposite of anger
A conglomeration of twisted, complicated feelings
And so the release of sadness is the absence of anger.
So that whole "don't cry" thing--
That's a load of crap.
Cry. Just don't cry alone.