Six Word Fridays: unexpected

19 08 2011

Anger can come up so unexpectedly

As can love, jealousy and sadness

What you thought was, just isn’t

How unexpected the force of feeling

Reality is shifted – a knee-jerk reaction?

Or was the emotion wading (waiting?)

Biding its time beneath the surface

Surprising only you – but then again

Perhaps you’re just good at ignoring

What you aren’t ready to face

We’ve all been caught off guard by our emotional reactions to circumstances and people. It’s good every once in a while to wonder why…Check out more Six Word Friday-ness on Melissa’s blog.




19 responses

19 08 2011

“Perhaps youโ€™re just good at ignoring

What you arenโ€™t ready to face”

wow, this just hit me hard.
guilty. i am guilty of this.
it’s so easy to claim surprise…

19 08 2011

Me too, Kate. Me too.

19 08 2011

It’s interesting how much we can learn about ourselves just by writing it down. Anger is a hard one to control!

19 08 2011

It sure is a hard one to control…so is love, right?

19 08 2011

wow, this is intense. Nice write!

19 08 2011

Thanks Ayala. ๐Ÿ™‚

19 08 2011

Erk. Nail. You hit it on its head. And it’s always comforting to know I’m not alone.

22 08 2011

Thanks Tamara!

19 08 2011

Beautiful! Your images and words are powerful. And I know to well the ignoring what I’m not ready to face. Too well.

22 08 2011

Me too, Kate, me too.

19 08 2011

This is outstanding. I wrote about tears bubbling up at an unexpected time and place (the post office!) It’s funny, I know I’ve got a lot of emotions right under the surface…so that part’s not surprising to me…it’s the things that trigger them, or when they choose to ‘bubble over’ that tends to surprise me! Great post!

22 08 2011


Planning a wedding can do that! I totally see why mailing the invites would bring forth some tears (of joy, nostalgia, etc.).

19 08 2011
Brook @2bdancing

That’s deep.


22 08 2011

Thanks Brook. ๐Ÿ™‚

21 08 2011

Outbursts of unexpected feeling sometimes mean I need to spend some time swimming in those uncharted waters. Figuring out what’s what. Making a map of my own heart. (This happens, you know, SOMEWHAT OFTEN.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

22 08 2011

Hi Melissa,

I need to swim those unchartered waters more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

22 08 2011

I avoid it. I know it’s there, so there’s no shock — but I pretend I don’t know so I can feign surprise. I don’t recommend it.

22 08 2011

so true that I ignore what I’m not ready to face… it’s much easier that way, sometimes…

22 08 2011

I LOVE this. Love it, especially these 2 lines ~ “Reality is shifted โ€“ a knee-jerk reaction? Or was the emotion wading (waiting?)” It’s sometimes so hard to know where those strong emotions come from.

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