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Feelings

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Feelings

What is it about feelings
They are so easily hurt
It can happen with a look
Or perhaps a word that's curt

When happy feelings vanish
We can feel we are alone
We wish we could disappear 
Or just hide beneath a stone

We wish to be understood
That can't always be the case
Feelings can get in the way
Our own the hardest to face

Although feelings are blessing
They often get in the way
Sometimes they can be angry
They come out in what we say

There are times I feel confused
Unsure if I'm up or down
One minute I am smiling
Then sad feelings make me frown

If there's one thing I have learned
I can't keep them all inside
Especially all the sad ones
They're the ones I must confide

Sometimes I feel romantic
Other times I sing the blues
I like to feel excited
When I get really good news

Occasionally anxious
Other times I am quite brave
Whenever fear takes over
I become a lowly slave

Mastering my emotions
Has become my greatest skill
It's more about acceptance
Than exercising free will

Each emotion has purpose
They add color to our days
Without them what would matter
There would be little to say

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 4:46:00 AM
    Yes....beautiful...Reading some again...though not commenting on all. Just remembering....Great work, Richard....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/1/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I am Honored!
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 11:34:00 AM
    I knew this would have an awesome ending and yet another masterpiece.Only one thing,you misspelled exercising.Great job.take care and have a good day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I will change it.
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:17:00 AM
    Like this one Richards and it rings so true xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 3:07:00 AM
    Well, it is quite a problem. You have worded this dilemma so well. I'm very much ruled by my feelings, and it has gotten me into heaps of trouble. We can't always let our feelings show. We might face rejection, judgment, or misunderstandings. On the rare occasions, we get exactly what we want! :) Great write, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Eileen, when I was growing up I kept a lot inside and that carried through into adulthood. Once I let myself start to feel, my life improved dramatically. Writing has added a new dimension to that expression.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Getting hurt and doing the hurting without really meaning to both...great poem Richard...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We have all been on both ends of the spectrum.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:02:00 PM
    So true..........most of us do wear our feelings on our sleeves......where they are vunerable to being crushed too easily! Nicely done!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    All done Collen
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    But oh so worth the risk.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 1:04:00 PM
    posted one for memories beyond the door contest.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    All done Coleen
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Well I like where you are headed so far! Feelings are a lot of things, but whether or not they make you feel happy or sad I believe there is no doubt you'd feel quite dead without them. Curious to see how it turns out when it's finished :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is true, that's why I hate when I get that numb feeling.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:33:00 AM
    feelings can be dangerous sometimes.cant wait to read the rest.have a great day and dont work to hard.glad I was the first to comment on this one.take care.