The Anatomy of Emotion

When I am moved
Without sight
When I love
With feeling
When I accept risk
With faith
When I cry
Without experience
When I smile
With empathy
When I fail
With humility
When I believe
Without proof
When I am intentional
With passion
When I think
With meaning
When I ask
With inquisitiveness
When I succeed
With pride
When I see
With a beating heart
I know
That I am alive
And that what I cannot see
And what I feel
Is the answer

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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

How beautiful this is! I feel what you feel as you created this Anatomy of Emotion. Fabulous use of words. The ending is uplifting and feels so right. Voted up, beautiful, awesome and sharing.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Oh, Mark - this is "IT".

And a wonderful poem, telling it simply and accurately!

Gets my votes.

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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you both vocalcoach and Nellieanna. It is very gratifying to me personally to receive praise such as you give so freely. I was thinking about the title for a while and this was what came from it.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Brilliant and one to vote up,across and share.

Have a great day.


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Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Very beautiful and with raw emotion and sentiment. Nicely done.

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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

Wonderful poem. You garnered the emotions expertly. Well done.

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Valorie Esquilona 3 years ago from Philippines

Nice poem! Nice style! full of emotions and passion.

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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Wow fabulous, totally beautiful ... I loved your words.

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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Eiddwen, Joanne, Cyndi, Valorie and acaetnna.... everything you say is something I could read every day. It's a source of comfort. Thank you.

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