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Dealing with my Feelings

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0 posted 05-29-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Dealing with my feelings
Has been hard on me,
Tho' its a part of my make-up
And my lot in humanity.
I sometimes get to thinking
If a machine I could be,
Then from the flood of bad feelings
I would be set free!

With feelings there are struggles
And strong emotional tugs,
When caught out in the crossfire
'Tween all the Kisses and Slugs.
With others around both pressing
For you to take a stand,
Can't there be Love for all--
Room where we all can?

Some do play with your feelings
And like to with hearts play games,
Side with them--that's one point
Or they'll dish out the blame!
Why then, with my affection
Must others be keeping score,
As if it's "All or Nothing"
Or slam goes the Back door!

You see thus, why I'm thinking
That machines have it made,
Untouched by such draining emotions
Which help make me what I hate.
With just a flip of a switch
They are at once, turned on,
And the older & slower I get
I'm thinking that just might be fun.

But No, I'm not that crazy
I'm blest with what I've got,
I'd never be so willing
To swap my given lot.
For all the Good emotions
Mechanical things don't know,
And even with the hassles--
How blest Love's tender flow!

So dealing with my feelings
I'll have to re-assess,
Those to avoid or ignore
And those which serve me best.
I must not wear them on my shirtsleeves
But with heart and head to guard,
Then dealing with my feelings
For me, won't be so hard.

 "GOD GIVES- but man must open his hand." (German Proverb)

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1 posted 05-29-2000 03:27 AM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Oh how true this is!
I too would choose to deal with my feelings
than be a machine.
Very well expressed.  

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2 posted 05-29-2000 03:35 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

I also agree, so true.
Show your feelings, deal with them no matter how hard and it can be hard at times.
This was very good indeed.

 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

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3 posted 05-29-2000 04:53 AM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

  Your poem so full of the common nature or makeup of man.Weather we're dealing with humans or machines, just push the correct button or make good decisions and it will always be a win-win situation. If the door slams shut then it usually is a door needing closed anyway.
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4 posted 05-29-2000 06:02 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I really enjoyed this Deleeme ... although we may revel in the highs of "positive emotions", I've often wondered ... could we possibly appreciate those highs, without having first experienced the lows? Wonderfully written and thought-provoking!

Best wishes,
ellie LeJeune
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5 posted 05-29-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dear David: Wonderful poem as always. Sensitive people, of which I'm one, always struggle with this. I think God gave us feelings so we weould know we're alive. Good communication usually clears the air for me.
There is alot to think about here. Ellie


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6 posted 05-29-2000 09:42 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I like this..thank you for the wisdom. Seems my feelings get 'hidden' a lot for various reasons.... Nice to see you here, David!  
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7 posted 05-29-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Feelings.. Sometimes I swear my machine here has 'em.... Somehow I think you deal with yours quite well, David.. Nice work here.. I really enjoyed reading this one... I'm reassessing now..
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