Unpredictable Sea

Updated on April 25, 2019

Why is it I have so much emotion?

It seems it runs as deep as oceans.

It sweeps me over like the morning tide,

I feel it like waves crashing inside.

Sometimes it's high,

Sometimes it's low.

It takes me wherever it wants me to go.

It tosses me around like a storm out at sea,

Whether it’s high or its low,

It won't let me be.

I feel the emotion,

I fight it inside,

Yet it pulls me under like a raging rip tide.

I search for the shore,

The calm and the rest,

It seems deep emotion is my life vest.

I float right along in the current of life,

As emotions cut deep like the blade of a knife.

And so my emotion,

Just like the sea,

Are unpredictable and free.

© 2019 CP Gaines


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      Heather Ann 

      14 months ago

      Oh ok, thanks! I just wanted to make sure. I'm still trying to navigate. I just managed to publish because all last night because it wouldn't verify my number lol!

      But you're welcome! It really is such a great piece!

    • CP Gaines profile imageAUTHOR

      CP Gaines 

      14 months ago from Out West

      Thank you!

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    • CP Gaines profile imageAUTHOR

      CP Gaines 

      14 months ago from Out West

      Thank you, Heather!

      I believe on here all you can do is follow an article and/or the author.

      Welcome to the Hubpages Community!

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      Heather Ann 

      14 months ago

      I'm new to hubpages so I don't know if there's a way to 'like' your post, but I wanted to tell you that this is a great piece!

    • CP Gaines profile imageAUTHOR

      CP Gaines 

      14 months ago from Out West

      You're very welcome, Lorna!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      14 months ago

      This is an excellent descriptive poem describing what can be a very debilitating condition. Many clients I see who have Bi-Polar often describe the roller-coaster of emotions which they go through; and I think your poem outlines this very accurately. Thank you for sharing.

    • CP Gaines profile imageAUTHOR

      CP Gaines 

      14 months ago from Out West

      Thank you, John!

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      John Hansen 

      14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This was a well-written poem that flowed delightfully, even though it is about a difficult condition. You described being bi-polar perfectly in verse.


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