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How many emotions exist,
did I inherit them all?
how do I know which ones I got,
how do I know if they work or not,
and how do I find the one I missed,
the one I never felt at all?

For now this emptiness
persists;
like a flower that will not
bloom or wilt;

Why did it spring
after love and tears;
how did it come
after lonesome fear?
perhaps in place
of that one I missed,
the one I never got at all.

12/4/15: Linked to Poets United

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  1. I do feel the emptiness here. I wonder sometimes what happens to other emotions on the spectrum. I wonder if they were all equally distributed….or not.

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  2. This is a brilliant description of emptiness:
    “like a flower that will not
    bloom or wilt”–perhaps one of the best, most creative, and most unique that I have ever read. Excellent!

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  3. you have described it so well :‘like a flower that will not bloom or wilt’
    sometimes we are so drained that the emotions are kept in check.
    lovely poem, and interesting questions too. 🙂

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