Dam Feelings 

The story begins with a boy at the dyke,
holding back tears with all of his might.

For feelings for many are hard to express,
we are taught control is the way to be blessed.

So tears, joy and happiness are never displayed
be strong, don’t cry, perform is the way.

But living in neutral these long lonely years
has taught me the folly of the feelings I fear.

For life without feeling is like food without taste
you chew and you swallow but in the end it’s just waste.

It’s safe at the dyke with your finger in place
but contentment, creativity, real life get displaced.

So pull out your finger before its too late
for a life without feeling leads one to just hate;

and flee from the dyke while you still can,
trading feelings for security leaves you stuck in the dam.

Mason Swinney


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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2 Responses to Dam Feelings 

  1. Candy Konkler says:

    so true Mason.


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