I have heard of it before
This claim of feeling numb
No emotions surface
Not even slightly glum

I can’¬ít imagine going blank
Not feeling a single thing
What would life be like
With no emotional swing

I know some would like to escape
days of sorrow and pain
but going completely numb
would make my life so plain

Some take drugs so as not to feel
Others stuff emotions away
But perhaps joy and sorrow give us cause
to blossom into a beautiful bouquet

Though hard emotions fill me with despair
and I plead for them to leave
the ups and downs palpitate with life
and a vibrant tapestry they weave

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Lori DiNardi.


Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2014?


24 thoughts on “Numb

  1. Ah, the ups and downs of todays world truly expressed with feeling and understanding. Fantastic poem. Says it all.

  2. Yes, I think it could be! I like the way it captures the feeling and consequences of not having the.

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