To say the right thing, and be perceived wrong
To be someone, and is mistaken for someone else
To do what seems right, and is told it was wrong
To want to dream, but end up having no sleep
To hold people close, only to see them drift away
To seek help, and be ignored
To tell something and be falsely quoted
To show courage and is asked to fear the norms
Independent, and called selfish
Confident, and deemed arrogant
Proud, and told boisterous
Ambitious, and judged greed
I started this PoemX series long back to write about feelings/emotions. I have not been consistent at it.
And, the other day I saw Robert Plutchik’s theory that says there are some eight basic emotions. Then I read Aristotle’s “Rhetoric” and Darwin’s view on emotions.
But none of them has anything to say about being misunderstood. I feel that it is the most common emotion that is not often acknowledged and hence, honoring it with few words.