Alto Lee Thomas, Jr.

Rookie - 16 Points (Jacksonville, Florida)

Emotions - Poem by Alto Lee Thomas, Jr.

Weighing sums of new emotions,
The stuff that binds us to our tears,
Ensnares by comfort's numbing notions
Cloistered thoughts from mounting years.

Some such joys flaunt vivid colors
Steeped, at source, carotid red.
By contrast, scores reek dowdy pallor,
On faces of the doubtful dead.

Fall's breezes strip the lion's mane
A heady brew that seeds in kind
So, neither drink wine from sour times,
Nor deign to sup on spoiled remains….


Comments about Emotions by Alto Lee Thomas, Jr.

  • (6/23/2011 10:42:00 PM)


    There is a beautiful blend of right words emerging out as meaning and implications of Emotions in life is built in a soothing manner. Great poem. Marks 10 (Report) Reply

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  • (4/12/2008 10:38:00 PM)


    your poem has a message too..not to linger on the sorrowful emotions which bind you from being happy...a nice composition (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 14, 2013


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