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What a blessing this thing called emotion
It saves us from acting robotic
It separates us from the monkeys they say
To make sense of this world so chaotic

It's how they define us as humans I guess
The ability to have inner thoughts
But for some it's much easier than others I'm sure
Their emotions are close to the top

So unless you're robotic by nature it seems
You must be aware of the strain
That emotions can be so rich and uplifting
But can also inflict so much pain

I don't know the answer why some of us hurt
While others go on with their day
The ones with emotions that are close to the top
Are the friends to whom I can relate

So unless you're someone who's cold and unfeeling
You're my chum till my very last hour
Just say something sweet and you'll bring on a smile
It will seem like you just sent me flowers

©Jack Ellison 2012

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 9/7/2017 11:04:00 PM
I have commented on many of your poems in the past, and I notice I haven't even made a dent of progress going through you work. I promised you once that I will read all your poems! I haven't forgotten you, just have been such a busy bee! Anyway, I want to say how amazed I am with the amount of poems you have written.. so many gems here, and this is one of them. Emotion is truly a gift of life. Who but my favorite poet on the soup to elucidate this fact? I respect you with love. Always, Laura
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Date: 9/8/2017 6:04:00 AM
WOWSERRRRS!!! That's quite a promise... there's probably close to 3,000!!! Whatta sweetie you are Miss Laura... love, Jack xxx
Date: 8/27/2012 8:10:00 AM
Sweet ..... Lollipop .... Adorable kittens .... Strawberries with cream and sugar .... Chocolate ..... And my friend Jack Ellison with a Santa Claus beard. oxox big warm hug to you / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/27/2012 8:23:00 AM
You just named all my favourite stuff in life, my dear Anne-Lise! You and I are the same wave length for sure!!! Love ya! Big huggeroonies, Jack xxxxxx