Javed Latoo – Of emotions

authorDr Javed Latoo is a UK based senior clinician, honorary lecturer, health advocate and an Editor of a UK medical journal. In his spare time, Dr Latoo writes poetry. His poems have been published in literary and medical journals. His first collection of poems is Gushing Fountain: A Collection of Poems (2015).

Of emotions

You are a ceaseless news feed
about the state of our inner and outer world,
about electrical and chemical
signals of our bodies.

Triggered by our senses of sight,
touch, hearing, smell and taste;
You are moulded by our Amygdala;
Filling days and nights with motley colours.

You are an armour of our survival
during the battles and dangers of life;
Dyeing our memories to remember people and events;
Enriching or Impoverishing every interaction.

You are the ecstasy of our happiness,
The despair of our blues,
Fire of our jealousy and anger,
Gnawing pain of shame, guilt,

Worthlessness and loneliness,
Balminess of sympathy and forgiveness.
You are the honey of our daily strife
And vapour of bitterness filling our life.


Copyright@ Javed Latoo 2016



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