So Far From Your Feelings

How can you stand to live

so far

from your feelings?


All alone out there in the world.


You never visit.

You never call.

You never write.

When we call

you never answer.


I know you’re busy

but some things you have to make time for.


We miss you.

At this rate we’re going to become strangers!

Would you even recognize Joy if you were in the same room?

I hate to tell you

because I don’t want you to worry


you really ought to know.

Joy is very sick,

withering away almost to nothing.


But remember the twins, Loneliness and Resentment?

They’ve grown up so big since the last time you saw them!

You’d have to see them to believe it!


I understand that you had to move away for a while,

get some distance,

find yourself,

but it’s time to come home and give your feelings another chance.

You moved away so young,

you really only knew us through a child’s eyes.

But you’ve matured now and

you’ll see us in a whole new way.


Won’t you come home,

even just for a holiday,

and get reacquainted?


Don’t you want to hear everyone’s stories

and learn about where you came from?


It’s never too late to come back

but each day that passess without us

is time you’ll never get back.


And each day you’ll feel

the truth

that you do miss us painfully.



Your Feelings