Riding the waves of emotion during a pandemic
Updated: May 30, 2020
There are definite pros and cons of being a human being and experiencing these things we call Emotions. Pros: they can be very intense; they feel like they will last forever; they can change in an instant and they can color your reality. Cons: they can be very intense; they feel like they will last forever; they can change in an instant and they can color your reality. The key is to have something that can help you to navigate them. It's like a storm you have to ride out or walk through and, seemingly, all the elements are hitting you in the face, pounding your body and pushing against you. How do you get through that? Whatever it is for you, do it. We all want/need to feel better, even if we aren't. For me, it's writing. My emotions can go up and down in a day or even a moment so to get me through, I write. I like writing Haiku's because of the 5-7-5 syllable structure. They are succinct, to the point and elegant. I'm in a Haiku kinda mood so for the next few entries I'll share some of mine with you as a glimpse of how I'm feeling/navigating this COVID world we are living in. And to let you know that whatever you are feeling, you are not alone.
If I eat enough
Maybe I can stop feeling ---
The way I do
I drift like a ghost down halls
Haunting my own life
Slip into my shoes
Head against the door: deep breath
Turn knob....step outside
Where does the time go?
Like flash floods; carried away ---
I'm writing again
Poems Copyright O. Dawson 2018