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# 526 States of Emotion



Sometimes I wish I was more cerebral
Instead of going on my emotions,
Often being quite fortuitous
Without the thought up potions.

Doldrums come more frequently
When I'm feeling put down
Wishing for a state of jollity
It's best to chase away a frown.
I'm covetous of others' stalwartness
When things are not quite as they should.
I sure wish that I could promenade
Through life's measure being understood
And patience sometimes I seem to lack
Arrogating past the stumbling blocks
Sometimes with much ballyhoo
Oh! if only I could push the time on clocks!

(c) 1999 by Jean E. Gorney
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Submitted on March 02, 2017

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Scheme XAXA BCDCADDDXEXE B
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 564
Words 101
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 12, 1

Jean Gorney

I wrote a poem for my daughter and new son-in-law and read it at their wedding reception in 1997. People have been encouraging me ever since. I try to write up-beat and happy poetry. My poetry has been in many anthologies, newspapers, church bulletins,etc. I won a small contest once. I self-published some small(4x5)books with about 16 poems in each that can be used as greeting cards. I include an envelope for mailing. Check them out on my FB page under Jean Magill Gorney. more…

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