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Handling My Emotions

Welcome to my Mind, Stranger

By Mattie :)Published 7 months ago 1 min read
Handling My Emotions
Photo by Hennie Stander on Unsplash

My emotions are my greatest strength

Yet they're also one of my greatest weakness's

When my emotions are triggered I'm like a tornado, sweeping across the wide, open plains

We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto

btw who the heck calls their dog, Toto

I'm just saying no offense, Dorothy

Be careful to not trigger these emotions

They only lead to pain and suffering

For both you and me

I take deep breathes when I feel threatened internally

Yet it doesn't take much to set my inner monster loose

To reek havoc on those around me

Including loved ones I cherish

I'm like a lion surrounded by sheep

Eventually I grow hungry and need to eat

I've found compelling ways to keep my emotions in tack

Listening to calm, peaceful music

Prayer or meditation

Reading a good, adventurous book

Watching a clever film or trendy TV series


Going for a walk down the street or in a local shop

Or remembering good, wholesome moments from the past

Obviously this doesn't always work

Yet still I try

I try my best

I think that's all we can truly do

Anxiety is my beast

I must keep her locked away

Far far away

Before it's too late

I probably sound crazy

But crazy is who I am

Like Mr. Norman Bates once said

We all tend to go a little crazy sometimes

So true

I admire the people who gladly step into my shadow

And light things up

That's all we truly need

Just a little light to shine through the darkness


I left the gate open again

Now my inner monster is free

Free to do as she pleases

Hey maybe that's not such a bad idea

Maybe things will be better this way

Yes, I think so

I truly do

No more fear

Nor shame

I'll let you know how everything goes :)

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About the Creator

Mattie :)

I'm a 29 year old curious and creative soul. Spread love like a wildfire.#NonBinary #Christian #WellsFiction

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  • Denise E Lindquist7 months ago

    Nice!! 😊💕

  • ThatWriterWoman7 months ago

    I found this beautiful! The acceptance of emotions is the first step in controlling them. Nicely Done!

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