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A Poem called "Abundance of Emotion"

Art credit: Kode Subject

Art credit: Kode Subject

Abundance of Emotion ~

What is love, I wonder yearningly.
Gentle touch of one's hand in mine,
A heart's embrace with the promise of eternity
That forces our souls to blissfully shine?

What is hate, with it let's now acquaint.
Fury twisted and turned into a burning spear,
Tossed into a blazing inferno to scorch and annihilate
All beings and things we once held dear.

What is pain, how to describe that tortured whiz?
A loss too grand to survive or bear the ache,
One that reminds us of how fragile life is
And forces our existence to inevitably break.

What happiness is, to understand we strive.
True blast of pure divinity and exhilaration,
A reminder of how lucky we are to be alive
In defiance of the unjust suffering of living nation.

What is fear, that feeling of oppressiveness?
Paralizing tyrant, a thief of our breath,
A cold dagger in the dark alley of wretchedness,
Compulsing us to tremble of both, life and death.

What is bravery? The way of ascendancy.
Always moving on, defying the terror,
Beating the gravity of every expectancy.
Forged weapon in your blood to fortify the bearer.

What is, in the end, exactly a human race?
Ones in amidst of clashing feelings who stand with pride,
Embodiment of balancing out at a singular, steady pace.
In eternal circle, we are swimming against the tide.

- A Poet in Attempt

~ About the poem

All of us find ourselves in a situation in which we're writing random observations on a piece of paper. It's fun and liberating, and it makes us feel better.

This poem is a presentation and description of the notes about several feelings or states, more than one part put together to make one whole. It's what I felt to be true in the exact moment of scribbling.

Nothing more, and no less than that.

And maybe tomorrow, I'll feel something completely different about the same terms. Or maybe I'll feel and think exactly the same. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, right?

© 2020 Ivana Divac


Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 12, 2020:

Thank you so much!

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 12, 2020:

Thanks, everyone. You're too kind!

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on October 11, 2020:

Amazingly penned Ivana.

I loved it.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 11, 2020:

You gave justice to every odds of emotions ! This is an awesome poem !!! Ms Ivana.

I hope you have a fantastic day;-)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 11, 2020:

This is an interesting and thought-provoking poem. I enjoyed reading it.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 11, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Abby!

Abby Slutsky from America on October 11, 2020:

You did a nice job of defining lots of emotions in this.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 11, 2020:

Thank you so much! You're very kind.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 11, 2020:

Really good. This was a pleasure.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 11, 2020:

Thanks, everyone! You're very kind.

Ankita B on October 11, 2020:

Beautiful poem, Ivana. I loved the title as well.

Lorna Lamon on October 11, 2020:

Given the state of the world at the moment I feel that I transcend through each of these feelings and emotions daily. A wonderful poem and amazing image.

Lora Hollings on October 10, 2020:

A beautifully expressed meditation or poem on life and our emotions which are constantly in flux every day! Great job, Ivana.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on October 10, 2020:

Ivana, love, pain, hate and the other relatd and opposite emotions are too terrible. We all felt them but in a different way. And these have diverse effects. Thanks for sharing.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 10, 2020:

Well presented the feelings through the poetic medium. Nice reading.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 10, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Liz and Peggy! It means a lot to me. Have a nice weekend!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 10, 2020:

You covered a lot of emotions in this well-crafted poem. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 10, 2020:

This poem covers a lot of ground. I admire your bravery in tackling such a broad spectrum verse by verse.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 10, 2020:

Thank you so much, Pamela! It means a lot.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 10, 2020:

Ivana, I think this poem is beautiful as it describes some of the many emotions we all feel in life. I really enjoyed reading his poem.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on October 10, 2020:

Thank you so much, this means a lot! Have a nice weekend too.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on October 10, 2020:

This is a beautiful poem. It brings a lot of ponderence to the mind. Have a wonderful weekend.

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