(Poetry) Emotion Within

Along with reams of short stories, and longer attempts at fiction, I’ve written countless poems over the decades. The bulk were written in my teens and twenties and I literally have folders full of handwritten and typewritten compositions.

I’d been threatening to put a selection into print since the mid-90’s. I remember discussing it with an old girlfriend in ’95 but a number of things always seemed to stop me. Part of that was not really being sure if I wanted to share them with the world, part was never having the time to go through what was amounting to thousands of bits of paper – ranging from typed and formatted finished compositions to hand written stanzas on the back of paper bags, or anything I had at hand when inspiration hit.

A few years ago I finally got round to sorting out a collection and published them under the title “Wild Card Symphonies”. Consisting of three smaller volumes of my work, “Wild Card Symphonies”, “Cry To Me”, and “This Graveyard Heart”, the book totaled just over 120 poems. You can buy a copy (plug plug) through Lulu on one of the links at the bottom of the page if you like what you read and want to have more.

Emotion Within

I don’t need to feel

Every little emotion

Running through my veins

I don’t need to feel you

And I never really did

I don’t need to feel your emotion

I’ve got enough of my own

That I’m struggling to control.

I don’t want your hair in my face

Or your arms wrapped around me

To give me comfort and lend me hope

When we both know it’ll finish someday

When we both know we’ll go our separate ways

And I don’t need to feel that again

I don’t need to feel

Every little emotion

Running through my veins

I don’t want to feel you

I’m scared to feel your emotion

Because I’ve got enough of my own

That I’m finding hard to control

Fate might be making this happen

And it’s true that I’m forgetting

The pain that’s living on inside of me

Temporarily numb because of your injection

Your emotion

Running through my veins

And I’ll confess that I really need you

And I’ll swear that I really want you

But don’t give up your feelings

Because I’m scared of losing you

You are my anchor

You are my one control

And I want your arms around me

And I want to forget my past

I want you near me

And I want to believe it’ll never end

I want your emotion inside of me

I want to have your love.

(EMOTION WITHIN; By A R J ABRANSON; 04-08-95/18:20)

My poetry anthology, Wild Card Symphonies, is available to buy now on Lulu in both Softcover and Dust Jacket Hardcover.


Wild Card Symphonies, Cry To Me & This Graveyard Heart are Copyright ©2015, Angus Abranson. All rights reserved.
Cover design by George C. Cotronis (Ravenkult Studios, www.ravenkult.com) Copyright © 2015 Angus Abranson
The moral right of the author has been asserted.
No reproduction in part or in whole without prior written permission from the author of the copyright owner.

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