Life Poems

A Tide of Emotions

by Ellen Bailey

We surf within the emotions of our lives
Riding them like waves on an incoming tide
Our feelings run high as we look to the shore
Cresting some emotion above the ocean's floor

Constantly churning while ebbing and flowing
We do our best to keep them from showing
Appearing outwardly to be calm and serene
But inside our self there is a turbulent scene

We seek the calmness and stillness of a pond
And find that our emotions will not respond
We seek to quell the raging waves inside
Hoping and praying they will quickly subside