“E” is for Emotions
When daddy gives you a big kiss
as he lifts you up high above
and then squeezes you oh so tight,
well, my dear, that feeling is love.
Remember when the lights went out
and you couldn't hold back a tear,
those scary thoughts that filled your head
are the best description of fear.
When you were told the dog was lost
you found it difficult to cope,
yet you still believed he'd be found,
that feeling is what we call hope.
Remember when your friend's bike broke
and you had none he could borrow,
you became very sad inside,
that emotion is called sorrow.
When you get up on Christmas day
to discover a brand new toy,
and you feel so happy, well that
wonderful feeling is called joy.
Emile Pinet was born in a small city, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada, the third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. He is the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a physically abusive and controlling father, versus a loving, nurturing mother. Many of his poems reflect the uniqueness of nature, which he loves, and his poetic observations of life in general. Emile is 66 years old and has been writing poems since he was about 35. The ideas started to come to him rapidly one day at work-- he decided to write them down and express himself through his poetry.