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The Anatomy of Emotion

Updated on March 3, 2013

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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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @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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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

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

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      Valorie Esquilona 4 years ago from Philippines

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

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

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

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant and one to vote up,across and share.

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      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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      Nellieanna Hay 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 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.