Uncle Alan, Why are you so serious?
Every time, over the phone,
You always talk like something’s wrong,
Just your voice alone
It fills my head with anxiety, fear
Why so stressed?
Sure, life’s stressful
But it’s much more than just that
You’ll just be drowning in it
If you don’t stop seeing it that way
Cousin Amy, why so sad?
All the time, your eyes look dead
Careworn, Tired, Frustrated even,
One look and I feel
Like despair is filling my lungs
Sure, some things are depressing
But only if you think of it that way
It’d be like a wet sponge
Taking the life out of you
Deluding you from what everything
Is really like
Johnson, Hank, why so restless?
You talk like you’re carefree
Doing what you want
It a thought of the consequences
Can’t you see what’s really happening?
How you’re breaking yourself
Shattering all your conscience
Is this really what you think
All life is?
Sister Madison, why so euphoric?
It’s like you’re intoxicated
But that’s not a good thing
Not any more than despair or anger is
You just live in an imaginary world
Like some Barbie
A zombie more like,
Everyone thinks you’re perfect
You do to
But then realization hit you
Like a truckload of broken bars
Is it really?
All your emotions
Shading your life
Uncle, Cousin, Brother, Sis!
You should never flow with the emotions
They’re too much, of you allow them,
They’d lead you off on a
Just to crash on the demon rocks below
You must get a grip and balance
Your thoughts and emotions
Reasoning and logical thinking
Mind and Heart
Heart and Mind
Keep them steady
You can safely lead off
To the warmth of the sea
And meet the angelfishes
And the beautiful corals
And learn to beware the shark
And the jellyfish
Not too much
Not too little
Life’s about balance
Having just enough on both sides
To remain upright
Even with a few close calls,
Balancing Emotions in life