Six Word Fridays: unexpected


Anger can come up so unexpectedly

As can love, jealousy and sadness

What you thought was, just isn’t

How unexpected the force of feeling

Reality is shifted – a knee-jerk reaction?

Or was the emotion wading (waiting?)

Biding its time beneath the surface

Surprising only you – but then again

Perhaps you’re just good at ignoring

What you aren’t ready to face

We’ve all been caught off guard by our emotional reactions to circumstances and people. It’s good every once in a while to wonder why…Check out more Six Word Friday-ness on Melissa’s blog.

19 Responses to “Six Word Fridays: unexpected”

  1. kate

    “Perhaps you’re just good at ignoring

    What you aren’t ready to face”

    wow, this just hit me hard.
    guilty. i am guilty of this.
    it’s so easy to claim surprise…

  2. iseeyoulookingatme

    It’s interesting how much we can learn about ourselves just by writing it down. Anger is a hard one to control!

  3. ayala

    wow, this is intense. Nice write!

  4. Tamara

    Erk. Nail. You hit it on its head. And it’s always comforting to know I’m not alone.

  5. Kate

    Beautiful! Your images and words are powerful. And I know to well the ignoring what I’m not ready to face. Too well.

  6. Adrienne

    This is outstanding. I wrote about tears bubbling up at an unexpected time and place (the post office!) It’s funny, I know I’ve got a lot of emotions right under the surface…so that part’s not surprising to me…it’s the things that trigger them, or when they choose to ‘bubble over’ that tends to surprise me! Great post!

    • melgallant


      Planning a wedding can do that! I totally see why mailing the invites would bring forth some tears (of joy, nostalgia, etc.).

  7. Brook @2bdancing

    That’s deep.


  8. Melissa

    Outbursts of unexpected feeling sometimes mean I need to spend some time swimming in those uncharted waters. Figuring out what’s what. Making a map of my own heart. (This happens, you know, SOMEWHAT OFTEN.) πŸ˜‰

  9. millermix

    I avoid it. I know it’s there, so there’s no shock — but I pretend I don’t know so I can feign surprise. I don’t recommend it.

  10. MommyRachelle

    so true that I ignore what I’m not ready to face… it’s much easier that way, sometimes…

  11. Sara

    I LOVE this. Love it, especially these 2 lines ~ “Reality is shifted – a knee-jerk reaction? Or was the emotion wading (waiting?)” It’s sometimes so hard to know where those strong emotions come from.


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