Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad,
Moved in down the street

Cautious watched them, from her window,
Wondering, which one should I meet?

Confused came in with overwhelmed and said,
"The Panics have come to town"

Then Hopeful called the carefulls,
And said that Happy was a clown.

Anxious came in with the news,
Confident had called a town meeting

To take a vote for Mayor,
And to Welcome the new neighbors to Feeling.

Feeling was a busy town,
Always on the go

Happy was voted as Feeling's Mayor,
While Confident decided to go.

Happy took the Mayors Job and took it seriously.

Thinking the town,
Would be so much better off,

If everyone were Happy.

Now Happy asked for their suggestions,
Saying yes to everyone.

Soon, Happy was out and Chaos was in,
Chaos was on the run.

Gathering the folks from Feeling,
Chaos ran from house to house,

While Bored and Lonely ran into town,
And were quiet as a mouse.

While Chaos was running with Crazy,
Happy called Confident and Calm,

They knew that Lazy was out of the question,
For it was nearly dawn.

When the two groups came together,
They wondered "Who will it ever be?"

Who would watch over the town of Feeling,
and keep it rodent free?

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad,
Were chosen on the spot

Then balanced and joyful came to town,
They were the best house on the lot.

The people that lived in Feeling,
Well, they came and then they went

The time they had with neighbors and friends,
Was definitely time well spent.

When you find yourself in Feeling,
Remember to take it slow,

Making friends in this wonderful place,
Is the only way to go.

Mary Pat uses the recovery process to get to know her feelings in a personal way. You can too. http://www.reflectingrace.com

In The News:


The Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


Patch.com

Sarah Lawrence College Launches John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series
Patch.com
Sarah Lawrence College is launching the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series, a new offering celebrating the “ever-changing art of contemporary poetry.” Award-winning poet Joshua Mehigan, a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College's MFA ...


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
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Casper Star-Tribune Online

Devils Tower hosts cowboy poetry celebration
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Celebrate the rich legacy of cowboy poetry Sunday at a special event hosted by Devils Tower National Monument. The Cowboy Poetry Festival will feature three cowboys who will share their Western culture and experiences. Robert Dennis is one of the ...


NDTV

Javed Akhtar to Publish Grandfather's Poetry
NDTV
Noted lyricist and author Javed Akhtar is planning to publish a book on his grandfather Muztar Khairabadi's poetry. He said that while he was compiling the works of his grandfather he came to know that a popular nazm was actually written by Mr Khairabadi.

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Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Wilkes Univsersity hosts launch for 2015 Poetry in Transit program at Barnes ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Drawing inspiration from London's Poems on the Underground and New York City's Poetry in Motion, the program showcases the work of local poets on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) busses and runs for an entire year with poems rotating ...


The Independent

Charles Tomlinson: Poet and translator whose writing was influenced and ...
The Independent
As well as his many collections of poems, Charles Tomlinson, that most internationally inclined of English versifiers, published literary criticism and translations from the works of other poets and edited the Oxford Book of Verse in English ...
Open mic nights are a Toledo hallmarkToledo Blade
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The Queensland Times

Judges look over 1000 entries for Poetry Feast
The Queensland Times
JUDGES are wading through 1000 entries from Nepal to Poland received for the Ipswich Poetry Feast competition this year. Poetry Feast Committee chairman David Pahlke said they were pleased with the number of entries received from poetry enthusiasts ...

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Women's Voices for Change

Poetry Sunday: “Unicorn in Captivity,” by Marion Dornell
Women's Voices for Change
I met Marion Dornell when she attended a class I gave a talk for, at the invitation of poet Robin Becker (see Poetry Sunday feature), a professor at Penn State. It was 2010, the year my first book came out. I did a number of readings in my home state ...


University of Arkansas Newswire

McCombs Wins Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
University of Arkansas Newswire
Davis McCombs, director of the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation, has been awarded the 2015 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize by the University of Utah Press for his collection lore. Selected for the award by acclaimed poet ...
UA notebook Professor receives Porter literary prizeArkansas Online

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