Hello and let me apologize in advance for a long and rambling review, based on your request for feedback. Just want to show my support of a fellow writer.
I appreciate the approach to this poem with use of a rhyme scheme that pushes on until end. I think the structure could use a little work. Sometimes, tight clean lines work best for the read so there are natural pauses. If this were free verse poetry with no lines, you can stagger out those lines anyway you please, provided the flow of line breaks doesn't trip up a reader.
Looking at how your lines could read smoother, while still appreciating that first inner rhyme in the open:
There is progression
in my aggression
but i am trying not to stress.
Life is teaching others lessons,
while it is making mine a mess!
I cannot let it affect me.
I have to do what is best.
I want to live my life without
the constant burning in my chest!
The time has finally come
to lay this rage to rest!
This might be the most successful way to lay out your poem. I made a few alterations, connecting 'can' and 'not' for 'cannot' and removing a comma at end of 'the time has finally come' before 'to'.
The structure might still look flawed and the language, while direct and to the point is perfect, could be structured to make this a two line open, followed by two four line verses and end on the two line close. You are very near to a sonnet structure, if you wanted to play with the form. That would require much more attention, as to meter, etc. It's a great form to learn to develop a rhythm with that rhyme.
The message of your poem:
It is personal to the poet. It's obvious that opening was what drove the initial feeling to create this. I find putting one's heart and soul into the logic of beliefs can really make a poem sing, if you can find the right words. For the type of audiences you find at Writing.Com, this will hit home with readers.
I have and do live through feelings like what you express. It sort of intones what could be an anthem. You could create poems based on impulses to events with interactions and described struggles about how life isn't working out, as well as others like feeling left behind, frustrated. It has the 'haven't found my way' or 'my calling' theme to it.
There is much to explore either in this poem further, or in other things you write.
I saw your post in newsfeed. I quick jumped in and looked at titles of poems you offer and assigned descriptions and picked this 'untitled' piece first. I like short poetry that can say a lot in a few words (unlike this review .
I also find, when I'm in a particular mood like this, I quaff whatever stirs my muses and just open up a window and keep writing through all the ugliness and weirdness until my brain starts composing words that start intoning, hitting home with how I feel. If you get a great hook, keep writing. It's hard to push through sometimes, but the more words you reach for (I google words constantly), you stretch vocabulary and mind to places you didn't know it could go.
You might think it a bore, or tedious. You'll hit a euphoric high when you're in that mood, because your mind will be astir with all those thoughts until they coalesce on a higher plain. You essentially level up in this process. You might have a mess of a poem, right? That's when you can learn to cut out those crappy parts and keep the best.
Just like sculpting from a piece of clay to see what beauty lies beneath, editing lets you smooth and shape until you find it pleasing. Feedback is great. Stay true to what you believe. Only accept responses that help shape your vision, as you continue to scheme.
Look at me. Sounding kinda preachy. But, not really. I've spent a long time at this. As someone still hanging out at the starting gate, because they won't let me run the field with the other horses, I've learned a lot from watching others while writing my dreams.
I also have another name for short poetry. "Antithetical📝Jottings by UnRenownPoet" , where I house my stuff, though it's not all short -- based on the premise that all singular ideas can be like Twitter posts waxing poetic to epic visions of words assembled that can ramble on; again, like this review.
Good luck and write, write, write to your heart's content. Your answers are in there, seriously.
And listen, I don't expect a review. Let's just keep the lines of communication open, if there is a need to share thoughts on writing. You can just talk about your reactions to my writing or anything else.