Some emotions
Almost like thoughts
Enter the room

Some are in a rush
Some in no hurry, sit down
Put their feet up, relax

I look them up and down
Weigh them up, make judgements
Sometimes we converse

We exchange opinions
See if we agree or disagree
Sometimes we fight

I may throw them out
Or invite them to stay longer
They all leave in the end

After all just guests
Not like those other emotions
The insidious ones

Not here in full view
But disguised in the wallpaper
And forming the bricks

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on September 22, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Always enjoy your writings…this one in particular is quite striking…just love the way you’ve presented emotions…very unique.

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    • A perspective that grew from my poor attempts at mindfulness, observing the momentary flow of conscious awareness. What is happening? Where am I?

      (“Who am I? What is this place? (And) who are all these others?”)

      I seek to both entertain and challenge the reader to consider revision. I sense a certain kinship when following your own work.


  2. Like feelings that come and good. Like this.

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  3. The lingerers grab hold like parasitic creatures hiding in the folds of the mind, awakening when least wanted or expected. You fight them or give in until they decide to go dormant once again. Then the emotions that are delightful & fill you with hope. All just visitors into our worlds. I always hope the positive ones will visit longer than they usually do. But one can always hope for more. It usually is answered with more hope. Great poem. Inspirational. Thank you for bringing me to your door. I am a shy one but you are inside both our worlds with an open invitation. 🙂

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