Treasure Island

Wanda Swim Strunk


I Lack a Feeling


I lack a feeling
I empty out words
Curt to everyone I see these days
Careless as no one much matters

I need a sentiment
Instead of trying to be a clever I lack
Like a Beatles Rum Raisin hullabaloo
On malcontent Marmalade skies

I desire a sensation
Not some two-fingered revolutions
On a lonesome afternoon
A worn out pacifier

I require an emotion
Of some sort, sometime, somewhere
I can take a boot to the shins
Without being aware of it

What is with me?
More than that what isn’t with me?

Something further than a bell jar
That can be shattered
A disappointing enchantment
I have become

The invitations are dead letters
Deader than the sea scrolls
My own genius is in genuine
Like an un-amusing muse

Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2005
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I Lack a Feeling by Wanda Swim Strunk )

Enter the verification code :

  • ***** ********* (12/13/2005 3:05:00 AM)

    Hi WSS, your title describes perfectly what your poem is about. Feeling! it is something we all start with, but as time goes on and we are hurt, sometimes in a shocking devastating way, as in losing someone, our emotions deaden, we don; t feel pain but, we don't feel anything else either. I am involved in young people and extreme sports, and I notice the ones that often succeed, do so due to bad childhood, trauma etc! They don't care about themselves, so they are able to take more risk, in order to reach the top. My son lost his dad and he became involved in these sports, he was only 8 at the time, and it pained me to see him hurting himself, in this acceptable way. Now he is a little sk8ing star and has started to recover his feelings, thank the lord. A great thought provoking poem. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Without Purpose Or Reason Affixed, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. The Baobab Tree, I Am Krakatoa
  3. Game of chance, Aftab Alam
  4. 'Tween Love and Hatred,, Aftab Alam
  5. Life alright, hasmukh amathalal
  6. A Child Is Like A Flowering Rose, Joseph T. Renaldi
  7. Only one...1, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Caring For A Lonely Heart, Joseph T. Renaldi
  9. Play Any Tune, Neela Nath
  10. It Was the Best Day, Sandra Feldman

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]