anger lurks on every corner
self pity parties are a mourner

nobody will attend
cos it has no ultimate end

and in this time of turmoil
angst and fear embroil

health and wealth in question
try harder to avoid depression

usually when grief and pain arrive
everyone evaporates in overdrive

when laughter and joy roll up
everyone holds out their cup

yet our lives contain both sides
stark storms and human joy

deep emotions can provoke
reactions that are bespoke

all keen to share the highs
avoid the unease of lows

let’s give others the benefit
and all try to better it!

inspired by Punam’s emotional metaphors