06 Apr

101_3157Who am I to give advice?
Photo credit Jim Bayless

Feel big feel small
Feel joy in it all.
Feel meek feel bold
Feel you’ll never grow old.

Feel what you feel
for better or worse.
Feel nothing at all–
a terrible curse.

Today’s post does double duty as the sixth day’s offering in the April A to Z Challenge (letter F) as well as responding to Trifextra‘s request for 33 words of advice.


Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Challenges, Poetry


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22 responses to “Feel

  1. Suzanne

    April 6, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Lovely piece! The last 2 lines are fantastic and hold so much truth. Great take on the prompt!

  2. ann bennett

    April 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    wonderful. wonderful rhythm and sentiment.

  3. Janet domino

    April 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Love it! So true!

  4. Marie

    April 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    The last 2 lines are by far my favorites. To be without feelings or emotions – not a life at all!

  5. Paula J

    April 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    This is exquisite. And the picture? Love it.

    • dreaminofobx

      April 7, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      I’m nearly six-foot, and I’m not sure of another time when I’ve felt so small as when I was hugging that tree!

  6. sandylikeabeach

    April 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Nicely done! A terrific response to the challenge.

    • dreaminofobx

      April 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Thank you, I am loving these challenges.

  7. RogRites (aka BetaRules)

    April 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Lovely words well written.

    • dreaminofobx

      April 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Thanks for stopping by to have a read!

  8. becsym

    April 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Hello I wanted to just say I am enjoying your A to z … and I have nominated you for an award Becs x

    • dreaminofobx

      April 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and for caring enough to nominate me for a Liebster! Funnily enough, it’s my second nomination of the week. 🙂 By week’s end, I’ll spread the love to eleven new deserving blogs. Thanks again!

  9. Draug419

    April 7, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    I like how this covers all the bases and warns against the bad at the end (:

    • dreaminofobx

      April 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      It’s a lot to try to cover in 33 words… I tend to be wordy when I write, so these challenges are very good for me.

  10. trifectawriting

    April 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Ah, great job! Feeling nothing would be the absolute worst.

    • dreaminofobx

      April 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      I agree. As painful as the bad feelings can be, they’re vital for appreciating the good. If you had neither, life would be pointless!

  11. unevenstevencu

    April 7, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    good sentiment

  12. KymmInBarcelona

    April 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Terrific poem full of great advice!

  13. KymmInBarcelona

    April 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Great rhyme, great advice!

  14. ramblingsfromamum

    April 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Loved the feel of this no pun intended, for what would we be, if we never felt anything. Enjoyed.

  15. Rachel

    April 17, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    I haven’t been able to comment at all since I was on my phone, not my own laptop, so I could read but not comment. But I saved this email because I absolutely LOVE this. Its just… this is perfection.


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