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# 526 States of Emotion

Sometimes I wish I was more cerebral
Instead of going on my emotions,
Often being quite fortuitous
Without the thought up potions.
\Doldrums come more frequently
When I'm feeling put down
Wishing for a state of jollity
It's best to chase away a frown.
I'm covetous of others' stalwartness
When things are not quite as they should.
I sure wish that I could promenade
Through life's measure being understood
And patience sometimes I seem to lack
Arrogating past the stumbling blocks
Sometimes with much ballyhoo
Oh! if only I could push the time on clocks!

(c) 1999 by Jean E. Gorney
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Jean Gorney More than 1 year ago
We all have different emotions at different times.  Sometimes it is interesting to think about them and realize them in yourself. This poem was published in my gift book called "Think in New Words" which I wrote to encourage myself not to get stuck in a rut of same words. Rhyming poetry is more challenging that way.
# 526 States of Emotion, by Jean Gorney 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Deakin McGinn More than 1 year ago
cool ride
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Tenzin Ignyen More than 1 year ago
very nice
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
ARUN MAZUMDER More than 1 year ago
well done
Mic Cinani More than 1 year ago
Nice
Jan Small More than 1 year ago
Very striking
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Shobha Raman More than 1 year ago
Good
Anna Aitken More than 1 year ago
This piece could have  been  written about me just now. It's a very visual peice I can relate to.

P.s I hope you don't think I'm been cheeky hi jacking your work to introduce myself as I am just new to this and  would real vaule some advice. You seem to know wha tyou are talking about. Any and al help would be most welcomed. Thank you Anna.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Jean Gorney 15 days ago
I write from my heart and my life experiences. I'm 76 so have many experiences. I don't like to just do what is popular. You are an inspiration to me. Keep writing!! I can't tell you how much I have improved over the years.
Jawahar Gupta More than 1 year ago
I LOVE
Your
poetic
expression
Jean
Where have you Gone for such a long time?
Hope to read your more poems,
~~~~~~Jawahar Gupta ~~~
Jawahar Gupta More than 1 year ago
XC
Jean Gorney 15 days ago
Thank you so much Jawahar. I have not been able to write any poetry since my son was murdered in April 2015. Im trying to get back into it now. Your inspiring remarks are helping me cope. Thanks.
kenny g More than 1 year ago
Wow I really like that line "Arrogating past the stumbling blocks" - what inspires you to write? do you read any contemporary poets that you like and can recommend? always looking for more inspriration!

please consider reviewing my poem Afghanistan is Great: http://poetry.com/poems/1706142-192-Afghanistan-Is-Great
Jean Gorney 15 days ago
Thank you for your comments. They really inspire me. I have been away from writing since my son was murdered in April 2015 and am just trying to get started again.  This poem I wrote for a book I called "Think in Some New Words." I had asked God for some new ideas and he sent me to the "Word of the Day" on my computer. It also gave me the meaning of the words. Each word I clicked on I used until I had 16 poems for my book. I wish you inspiration and I will ready some of your poems too. You have been an inspiration to me. I write from my heart. I prefer the rhyming kind as more challenging and fun to read. A lot of my inspiration is from my life experiences. I am 76 so have quite a few.

Murwyn More than 1 year ago
you make me smile for the truth and irony in your lovely peom....keep writing and upbeating....
Martha Michels More than 1 year ago
Love your poem
Jorge Bravo More than 1 year ago
:)
Anita Winston More than 1 year ago
Very beautiful and heart felt keep up the good work 
Nicholas Goffredo More than 1 year ago
I too am often envious of those who are seemingly stoic. I guess that's what makes us writers though. Your diction is impeccable and takes this work to another level. Thoroughly enjoyed your candor.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Rubein Geterminah 10 months ago
How we feel about situations in life matter.
And our responses are what we later regret or appreciation.
But I can better handle my through writing; which most do
S. Subhashini More than 1 year ago
Loved the poetic expression...
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Melissa Bates More than 1 year ago
Very nice and a poignant look at the human condition.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Ariadne Sousa More than 1 year ago
This was wonderful. It seems that we could all use some emotion instead of apathy in our lives.
CLINT DAVIS More than 1 year ago
Makes you think about decisions you make and how they affect you! 
Luckson Mupakamiso More than 1 year ago
good write 
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I wish I was more cerebral 
Instead of  just going on my emotions, 
Often being found just quite fortuitous 
Without the thought up of much potions. 
Doldrums come in more and frequently 
When  I at times feel I am just put down 
Wishing always  for a better state of jollity 
With It's best to chase away all ill  frowns. 
I'm covetous of others' and their stalwarts  
When things are not quite as they should. 
I just wish I could more like a promenade 
Through life's measure being understood 
Sometimes I seem to lack patience much
Arrogating past and  the stumbling blocks 
Sometimes felt  with too much ballyhoo 
Oh! if only I could push the time on clocks! 
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Yolanda Jones More than 1 year ago
great
Earth Lover More than 1 year ago
...and patience sometimes I seem to lack arrogating past the stumbling blocks...aww, I feel for you! :)
KISHOR KUMAR MISHRA More than 1 year ago
A very good poem.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Diana Zulaica More than 1 year ago
Awesome work
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
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