The Origin of Emotion – A Poem

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The Origin of Emotion – A Poem

To feel is to know.
To know is to feel.
It’s when the green hills of summer become covered with snow
That winter bares its teeth and becomes real.
Do I feel love before I recognize its voice
Or does my mind cognitively realize before my heart?
Does the mind first tell the eyes to become moist
Or do the raging rivers of tear drops flow
When the levees of my heart have been torn apart?
Does emotion start out as a thought or a feeling?
Nestled within the chambers of rational or dream?
Do the bells of chaos exist in my head and ring
Or is it my breast that shrieks and screams?
To know is to feel.
To feel is to know.
I’m fairly certain reality becomes real
Whenever we plant the scattered seeds of life
And where we decide to let them grow.

-Poem Written by Justin Farley

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The Game of Life – A Poem About Success

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The Game of Life – A Poem About Success

Destiny lies outside the realms of limitations,
Frolics through fields free from fear,
Never is bound by expectations,
Nor by the face reflected in the mirror.

Duty wakes up before the rising sun
Set on making strides while the rest of the world sleeps.
Is never ever finished nor done
Until the goal at hand is finally reached.

Dreaming is never mere fascination,
But a chance to lasso and rope the stars.
Carefully mapping out plans of execution
And never letting action remain locked behind bars.

Diligence pushes forward
When all others decide to turn back.
Never is dismayed by the scoreboard
Or allows failures to stop it in its tracks.

Devotion to success is not without cost
Else all would see its fame,
But never counts failure as a loss,
As long as you never walk away from the game.

-Poem Written By Justin Farley

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