EMOTIONAL ILLUSION by poet Kaliko Rodrigues
I am entirely devoted to maintaining my sanity,
My body and soul is suffering from sever exhaustion.
Teenage hormones amplifies conflict severity to what its not,
I am told my life isn’t bad, others are worse, so what?
Are all my feelings just an illusion, just a misconception?
Do all my experiences amount merely to a web of lies,
One in which I am the helpless fly caught on a thread,
Continuously struggling and pulling, only to further constrict
While in actuality all I had to do was wake up from my dream.
EMOTIONAL RECIPROCITY by poet millard lowe
Anger is an acceptable and normal emotion,
but I must not be;
such an emotion is only for the free.
No matter the commotion,
I must take care not to act abnormally.
No matter what’s happening to me,
I must restrain myself and not get angry!
Hate is an acceptable and normal emotion too;
strange as that may be…
Yet, is normal for the psyche of you;
but abnormal for the mind-set given me.
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