Many people who seek help for mental health issues have a hard time with knowing how they are feeling. I tried to communicate that in this poem.
Want to know what I'm now feeling?
What's wrong with you have you been drinking?
Sometimes emotions tough to pin down
Sometimes emotions never to be found
My face is flushed, am I so mad
Is that fear, am I really sad?
Embarrassed am I to talk to you
If you were me, what would you do?
Stomach queesy my nerves are shot
Am I afraid or am I not
Is there in me a bit of rage
Why this is something I cannot guage
My fists so clenched I'm ready to run
It doesn't stop its never done
There is no sense that this is making
Why do you stare you think I'm faking?
Is it anxiety, fear or worry
Sadness happiness raging fury
Must get in touch with my head inside
So my emotions no longer hide
Crying tears of love or shame
I'm confused I cannot name
Emotions flooding inside of me
Please my friend help me to see
© 2013 Rick Zablocki
For Donald Williams Emotion Contest