Irritability: Irritability is an excessive response to stimuli. The term is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli; It is usually used to refer to anger or frustration.

Easily irritated,
Wound up, cross.
Can’t help this feeling,
Happiness lost.

Simple things,
Drive me insane.
Frustration bubbling,
Nothing’s the same.

Long days,
Longer nights.
Tiredness kicks in,
Reaching new heights.

Feelings fragile,
Tempers frayed.
Impatience begins,
Rationality swayed.

Fists clench,
Teeth grind.
Deep breathing helps,
To clear troubled mind.

Close the door,
Sink under bubbles.
A nice warm bath,
Soothes all my troubles.

Apologies needed,
Accepted, forgiven.
Positivity needed,
Optimism driven.

All forgotten,
Move on once more.
Irritations gone,
Anger no more.

Prose for Thought

9 Comments on Irritability

  1. muminahurry
    August 1, 2013 at 9:14 am (11 years ago)

    Lovely poem! That’s pretty much how I’ve been feeling this week!

  2. jojoka1963
    August 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Yes, I get like this sometimes too. Usually around my period and definitely when the weather is too hot! Combined? Watch out folks! 😉

  3. blueberetmum
    August 1, 2013 at 1:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Feeling pretty irritable at the moment so can relate very well! x

  4. Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)
    August 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm (11 years ago)

    I feel very much like this right now and sums up an awful lot of my feelings – and like you, a bath always seems to help :). I hope all is OK with you lovely. Thanks for linking to Prose for Thought x

  5. Jaime Oliver
    August 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm (11 years ago)

    i think there is something in the air as i relate to this too this week!! xx

  6. judithkingston
    August 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm (11 years ago)

    And me! Oh dear, it seems to be an epidemic! Could this ailment be called “children”?

  7. ellieallatsea
    August 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm (11 years ago)

    I love ‘sink under bubbles’ – those 3 words are calming in themselves. Hope the storm clouds pass by soon xx

  8. Helen
    August 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Love this! I’m a naturally irritable person and I hate that part of myself. I really recognise the clenched hands and grinding teeth!

    • InstinctiveMum
      August 7, 2013 at 11:13 am (11 years ago)

      Yes! I get irritated by the fact that I’m so irritated lol!


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