At the Mercy of Feelings: A Poem
What is that deciding how we feel
without asking for conscious approval
and how is that supposed to be a fair deal
with this clear evidence of our free will removal.
Being spontaneous we are stuck at a receiving end
at mercy of imposing and unwelcome sensations
with those happy moments being a godsend
spared for some really special occasions.
And if not spontaneous, do we opt for phony
by refusing to surrender to that internal flow
so is it merely a bunch of New Age baloney
to guide our emotions as best as we know?
We are whatever we let our emotions to make us
but it doesn't happen if we choose their course
with no chance that they could ever break us
if we merely override their imposing force.
Life is all about feelings when we boil it down
for them we crave and for them we breathe
so why not stop playing a helpless clown
for slaving to emotions is just a myth.