The Complexity of Feeling


how can it be I feel this way

it makes no sense to me

a melancholy morning

then joy at half past three

a kaleidoscope of happiness

edged with a lace of tears

passion’s incongruity

does catch me unawares

a time of life condition

or something strange – more dire

dichotomy of tenderness

enveloped in a fire

it burns a path inside me

keeps me alive these days

but when the flame does dwindle

enter darkness and malaise


This has been my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Can People Feel Happy and Sad at the Same Time?

27 thoughts on “The Complexity of Feeling

      1. Thank you!
        Loved it…
        As I am learning to explore writing, this helps.
        And it was Beautiful..

        Thank you..x


  1. I think we can feel both too. I like when I’m crying (not that part) but then I start laughing when I think about what I look like crying… Ok … ya… I’m weird…


            1. Oh my, talking about emotion! Diana, thank you for making my blog your Friday Pick and making my day! I am so touched and honoured. And I assure you I am running the gamut of emotions now! You are a sweetheart, and I wish you were close enough to give you a hug. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xoxo


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