Reply To: Poetry Expression on line zoom

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Tricia La Bella
Keymaster

23rd November – 3 days into lockdown and then told we can come out of it… a roller coaster of emotions…

Here it is… the topic ‘Feelings’
Feelings

I just want to express feelings just as they are

I actually felt relief with lockdown because it brought me a break

Initially…

It was time for a pause – that’s helped me –

I was anxious…

We had done so well with coronavirus and then the fear of what was ahead…

Panic buying…

Tension in the air…

The fear of is too quick to return to ‘normal’?

We had adjusted – then we had to switch –

We just did it though – we’re adjusting quicker

We’ve done it well in Adelaide

it’s nice to express

It’s good to express for our health

If we express it, we get the chance to see it for what it is –

We can then look at it for what it is…

Vietnam war memorial – thanks Nigel for your roving reporting

Remember the feeling about what the troops and what they felt

And then there’s Afghanistan

What was happening there? In Afghanistan…

Many acts that we now know weren’t good – that’s created many challenging feelings –

The cover up…

Non expression

What do people do with feelings that can’t be expressed

No-one likes a whistle blower

It takes courage to speak up when there are things that need to be expressed…

Can you say this is wrong because that’s what you feel and then be treated unjustly?

If we suppress our emotions it can cause grief…

It’s not always easy to express – culturally it may be challenging

On social media about expression for mental health

And that can help

Demystifying males and expression and toxic masculinity

Modelling can be the way…

Our politicians are not transparent – is it time for honesty…

Have you seen the Crown on Netflix?

The queen was told to be a bit more human and from the heart…

yes even the queen…

Make it personal

It’s time to really connect

That’s what really counts

That feels great… sincere…

It’s good to be honest

Kay’s OCD so dropping in could cause some difficult feelings…

We yearn for feelings…

watching Netflix together as a group can be fun

Please don’t tell us the end of the story – it might hurt our feelings…

Playing games…. Nice feelings…

I’ll only let you know what I want you to know

But not the deep feelings

I know the deep ones are there but I don’t go there…

Sharing our experiences in life can be helpful…

How did you feel Nigel with all those expiation notices…

Unloading… telling the truth can lighten the load

Don’t want to offend or hurt anyone… so often don’t say

We may even put ourselves at risk – and yet we harm ourselves…

Perhaps it’s better to get it out…..

If you express something – perhaps start with ‘ I don’t want you to fix it or solve it… I just want to express it…’