Feel Something! Poem by William Jackson

Feel Something!

Rating: 4.9


What do you mean
you do not feel?

I feel everything!

Love and hate,
Peace and violence,
Happiness and despair,
Tears and laughter.

The problem is
I feel deeply.

I cannot relate to people
who don’t seem to feel
anything and then
complain about it.

Try never knowing
the depths of your emotions;
this is good when you’re up!
But, try it when you’re down.

Then complain to me
about how you have
nothing to live for
and no hope.

Feel something!

Don’t give me that crap
that all we live for is to die.

I want to live forever
even when I’m suicidal.

I would rather feel anything
than be emotionless.

Feel something!

To feel
is to be alive!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Ah, absolutely agreed. Spendidly penned. I struggled with this issue and decided that feeling pain is infinitely preferable to feeling nothing. Perhaps you have read my 'Engaging Again'? t x

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Patricia Gale 27 April 2007

How I agree, well penned

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Melvina Germain 29 April 2007

Absolutely, 'to feel is to be alive' couldn't have said it better myself. I'm in total agreement with this profound statement. I like your poem very much, Thanyou---Melvina-

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~ Jon London ~ 23 May 2008

Hi William, great poem my friend...you have created the most important message to place inside a fine write. Really well composed and thought out piece. Fantastic work *10* best wishes Jon

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Duncan Wyllie 24 November 2007

Don’t give me that crap that all we live for is to die. I want to live forever even when I’m suicidal. I would rather feel anything than be emotionless. STUNNING, NOUGH SAID * Love duncan X

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Melvina Germain 06 July 2007

Well said William, to feel is to live, we are full of emotions, it would be absolutely impossible not to feel anything. Excellent poem--Melvina--

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Margaret Alice 06 July 2007

We feel so much - from the heights of joy to the blackest depression - and in between, nothingness. When illness or chemical balance makes movement impossible and even feelings desert us so we are left in grey nothingness; we actually feel what non-existence is like. Yet people are bewildered when confronted with another's feelings - I wonder when mankind will finally evolve to a point of telepathic communication and sharing feelings more directly; it is one of my dreams for a better future. Kind regards, Margaret.

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Sandra Fowler 29 April 2007

I agree wholeheartedly. Emotion is the genesis of all the arts. Without it, no poet could create a poem worthy of the name. Excellent write. Warm regards, Sandra

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